- Sep 3, 2008
You paid for a game that relied upon a service who's terms clearly state you're at the mercy of their whims. Nobody has been pantsed with this revelation - we all dropped 'em the minute we signed up for the service.fix-the-spade said:So, in summary:
Hey there loyal customer, you have paid our salaries and kept our beloved game and community alive for a whole six years now.
Come and play our game one last time before we arbitrarily cut the service you've been paying good money every year for. Wait? You mean you paid to play it? Fuck you, we decide what you're paying to play, now go and buy our latest release for £60 and don't forget your renewel comes up in three weeks and we want your £40 and that £10 for the DLC to play the latest release *****!
It's quite impressive really, I honestly didn't think there were that many people on the planet who would pay to drop their pants and bend over.
Ranting over, it's a crying shame that the publisher dictates the usage, rather than the players who are paying for it all to happen. No doubt many are trying to put a positive spin on it with platitudes about 'advancing the system' but the reality is a whole bunch of players are about to get hosed.
While I don't care even slighly about halo multiplayer, I know I would be more than a little upset if a game that I loved to play was yanked away in the middle of my enjoying it. That is the one benfit to PC games in general I suppose - so long as players are willing to shell out the cash for a server and bandwidth we can keep playing. Hell, one can still play Tribes 2 and there are even a few Quake 1 servers still around.