There once was a time when Gamespy was something that very few people used, and the few games that allowed you to play online all had their own browser and their own master server.
While I can understand that it is not cheap to have to host a server (plus bandwith) for yourself, if Gamespy decides to be a bunch of fucking dicks (as all monopolies seem to do), why don't developers simply return to hosting their own servers?
Fuck, buy a domain site with unlimited bandwith somewhere, and run it off that. No need to have a server. How much bandwith does a server browser list need anyways? To send a user some ping data and some server name data? You can't tell me that that takes more than a modest T1? (and probably less than that?)
I realise that simply incorporating Gamespy support is easier, and you never have to worry about keeping your server up indefinitely, but I fail to see why the entire game world would be on the verge of collapse is we decide that Gamespy is not such a good idea anymore.
Creston, having never used Gamespy.