Desert Combat uses new models and textures for the planes and weapons, how can it not be a client side mod? My understanding is that a server side mod is, among other things, something that doesn't require any changes on the client side. But since DC and other mods play offline, and my computer needs to be able to display things that don't come with the original game......again, how is this possible? If they're suggesting DC can become some rediculous game with WW2 planes moving at 10 times the speed, and still be great, then EA can EAt me. I'd sooner believe that they've just decided to take a position against modding their games. It wouldn't be a huge surprise for a company like EA to decide free mods chip away at their gains on expansion packs.