HorrorScope wrote on Jul 12, 2015, 11:06:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 12, 2015, 06:05:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 12, 2015, 01:17:
Feature creep this back in... Player run servers. You won't because somewhere along the lines, plans on being a cash shop game creeped in without an announcement or plead from the community. With player run servers, that dream cannot be realized.
To be fair, the cash shop has always been part of the plan since day no. 1. They promised no subscriptions but instead PU and Squadron 42 expansions and the cash shop to keep the game running.
Fine but Player Run Servers were part of the beginning to. How can you have a cash shop on main servers and expect people to buy things if you could just go over to a player run server and get everything for free? Solution, get rid of the cool stuff and keep the crap. Typical.
Again, to be fair, they never claimed people would be able to run server farms at home and mirror the entire PU. The player run servers are going to be like Freelancer for you and a "hundred or so" friends according to Christ Roberts. Here's a pretty recent video
where he explains stuff.
Sure, you could just use the mod kit and player run servers and fly around in the best ships with the best upgrades all day long with a dozen of your best buddies but where's the fun in that?
I don't believe that private servers will really detract too much from the competitive PU environment where the "real game" happens.