Dev wrote on Jan 2, 2021, 20:35:
sun55 wrote on Jan 2, 2021, 15:35:Say what now? What stealing?
Just what we need, the man who stole videogames and built a billion dollar empire off idiot moron gamers and he;[ed kill off dedicated servers for microtranscations.
Like sure, there's a lot of idiot moron gamers out there including many on steam, but it became popular because of convenience and pricing. And it's led to a resurgence in indie and PC gaming over the last decade or so.
Not sure wtf you are talking about the server thing. Like are you confusing EA with valve here? The last major valve multiplayer FPS game L4D2 had private moddable servers. I don't expect them to do it with their weird card game.
You don't get that the videogame industry has been killing off games because they've been stealing the multiplayer code for games by rebadging them mmo. That's why games can now be shut down, valve kept dedicated servers on life support because valve already was making money hand over first from steam, so didn't need to. But you don't get that the industry taking control of the games via drm is why we no longer get dedicated servers and why exploitive mtx exist in the first place, they wanted to back end games to take us to the current mtx infested world.
Guild wars 1 is a perfect example of stolen rpg's that would have had dedicated server support and e level editor if it wasn't for the idiot gaming masses who couldn't see they were being sold games infested with corporate malware to take control ownership of the games.
John carmack on quake 2 "No limit on the # of players".https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfeSMaztDVc&t=103s
So that goes to show that the whole mmo shebang was a scam, aka that everquest, wow, guild wars 1, 2, was the game industry actively undermining us getting complete games as local applications. This is why damn near every game now requires "an account" and why doom eternal had a besthesda account launcher and why quake champions is a stolen f2p game.
No one who gamed in the 90's and was a fan of Rocket arena and Q2 CTF wanted to live in this stupid gaming future of stolen videogame software. Diablo 3 with always online drm, aka stolen diablo 3, vs diablo 2 we owned enabled the the client-server stolen rpg mmo loving generation of gamers.
Not to mention games can now have their servers shut down because they have removed the multiplayer code.https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-02-27-ridge-racer-unbounded-servers-shut-down-in-europe
Transformers Fall of cybertron had its multiplayer servers shut off.
So yeah, stolen games buddy. Thank god quake 3 and UT2004 still function compared to modern games where they are coded in completely fucked up theiverous ways.