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    No Dedicated Servers for Id's Rage

    John Carmack, co-founder and technical wizard of the developer, says the company doesn’t plan to support dedicated servers for the multiplayer component of “Rage,” id’s upcoming new action game.

    “It’s not cast in stone yet, but at this point no, we don’t think we will have dedicated servers,” he says.

    Infinity Ward made the same decision for “Modern Warfare 2” and has been facing a massive backlash among its fans. The inevitable online petition has gathered over 183,000 signatures and even the developer has acknowledged the backlash.

    “Modern Warfare 2” will use a matchmaking setup powered by IWNET for online play. It’s too early to say what Rage will use, but Carmack indicated he believed the servers are something of a remnant of the early days of PC gaming.

    That said, he realizes the affinity many PC gamers have for them – and is glad “Rage” won’t be leading the charge away from them.

    “The great thing is we won’t have to be a pioneer on that,” he says. “We’ll see how it works out for everyone else.”
    The Cut Scene - Video Game Blog by Variety on Variety.com

    I'm not posting this as news for a few reasons, one is that Rage is still a long way out, another is that we know next to nothing concerning what type of multi-player it will feature (all we know is that it will have it). It's also been previously stated that it's being developed with consoles in mind first and foremost, so in reality this probably shouldn't come as too much of a shock.

    However, all that being said, it's still incredibly stupid and short-sighted.

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    yep, just like the articles are saying, this may be the beginning of the end for easy gaming for PC users. Consoles have finally fucked us over.

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    This is news IMO, especially considering the whole MW2 debacle. I'd bet we see Id change their tune here if the server side of things can be worked out between consoles and PC's

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    well another game i dont need to buy my list keeps getting smaller, wow we are gettingfucked up every corner, i havent seen this many bs since i played css with the seeker, i BLAME CONSOLESFAGS FOR FUCKING US UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 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    I got played by henry, wtf!

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    it'll be okay

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    Wow Henry I think you need some Rage management.

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    so, i am gusesing this means that you can OWN your own server anymore? like its all halo 3 -esqu match making where you click a button and it auto joins a server?

    it really isnt a bad thing aslong as you have a massive amount of desired filters. l4d got annoying because people kept modding the shit out of their servers and making the game stupid, thus why i am also not buying l4d2.

    + this means there is less stuff you have to pay for, and somone to blame when stuff breaks. it also means easier patching on the servers, and probably less downtime. I do think there are some bright sides... that is if i understand the problem correctly.
    turkey sandwiches

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    henry should have just rage quited, his keyboard would have thanked him lol
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    Won't be buying this game either.

    Unfortunately the stupid people running these gaming companies will interpret the lower sales as lack of demand in the PC market, which of course isn't true.
    Last edited by Pale.Rider; 11-06-2009 at 04:05 PM.

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