EddieTheHack wrote on Sep 8, 2011, 13:11: gaming used to have true communites. Then the console kiddies ruined it and the publishers egged it on. Dedicated server support is a great way to begin fostering a sense of community - but you can keep the shitty subscription based message board. I will gladly chip in on clan costs - but handing over more money to a pub to play a game I bought will never fly.
I agree with your sentiment, it seems like consoles and social networks have transformed the community aspects of gaming into more closed friends lists and other things. I really like the idea of gaming with an open community so any game without dedicated servers is a tough sell. That being said, this game looks like it will support both so *shrug*.