Many Battlefield players were abound with the news that Battlefield 3 would allow for players to rent server space for up to 64 players, but they may not be so ecstatic about the price tag.
That seems a bit much...
Yes but this is a server that can handle all 64 players at once with a uptime of almost 99.99%. Servers costs a lot of money if they need power.
Not to mention that price is for 1 full year.
That's not a half bad price for a year.
I'm going to rent ten 64 player servers /s
1000$ / by 64 = 15.62 per player per year thats a 1.30 per month for a lag free game i would pay that on consoles any day.
hope there are some people willing to do this but i can see the 64 player games feeling up fast.
it wont be that much. dont sweat.
a year????? ouch wait can you make money by renting a server?
There are clans who are willing to host a server for average gamers like us to play in. To keep the servers running, they pay from their own pockets or with the help of donations. That is where a community is created (and maintained, if the server sustains its popularity). However there are also some unscrupulous clans that take advantage of the donations and are not transparent of how much donations are coming in vs. disbursement for the servers, and that's how they make money. Not all clans are like that.
That is an excessive amount. I know dedicated servers would be great but £786 for a year is well unbelievably expensive
It isn't really that expensive. If you gather a group of 64 people it is about £12.3 per person, and you pay a lot more than that for lets say Xbox Live or PSN Plus for a year of online gaming. It is like £1 per month per person so it isn't that expensive :)
But psn plus and xbox live are not just for one game.
i wouldn't mind donating 15$ a year to a good clan
For a PC community that price is still a deal.
yeah its obviously to be split between a big clan, or a business (website, clan for profit, etc.)... There is ZERO reason for some random individual to rent a dedicated server for a year...just to play normally on...
Around $17/$18 per player. That's very expensive to rent a server. Lol, this'll start people charging to get into servers probably. I don't even know 64 people who are getting this game for the PC lol. I don't even know 1. That's a lot of money..
It is probably for different "clans" or groups like that! Good way to make sure you can prepare for real life tournaments and events like that I guess :)
Hell, I wouldn't join a clan that had a pay-to-join fee. Rented dedicated server or no server.
^^ doesn't know how pc gaming works
Was thinking the same thing, this guy is clueless
Obviously new to online FPS' on PC.
I think the price is fair. Less than $20 a year to play with a perfect connection at any point in the day/night with a large group of friends. Sign me up!
If it is a Grand for a year, its a steal! Hell I might do one and share the cost with friends!
thats too much. if it is like $100 per month people might pay it?
thats an extra $200 on the price then.....
It's a pretty fair price I would say, as long as it has the performance to it. If server hosting companies try to stick too many game servers on one hosting server to maximize profits. It will be a laggy nightmare, hardly worth the money.
like i stated in another topic this was one of the problems with bf2 but the price was much less but still outrageous.just wait when clans go to take over control of the servers they rented and find out ea has all control/final word on everything. it all coming back to me now!...
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