Personal LAN Servers
Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:09 AM
It was a great experience! It brought alot of players from all over together and we could select any options we desired or take a group vote and create a requested server. Annother benefit was our clans could design a server for practice and password lock it for privacy. Was a great way to strengthen our teamwork, communication, as well as stratagies for the different maps and missions.
I'm definately for having the ability to host a LAN availible.
I posed this question as STEAM has been mentioned more than once in the forums, which I express would not make me happy to have to use.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:24 AM
Almost certain PGI will handle both the match making and match hosting.
You can have your lan party but it's most likely not going to be you and your friends blasting each other or bots and having a good ole time but all of you connected to the internet over at someones house going up against live oponents and likely with a few puggs on your side (12v12 if i remember the info correctly)
Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:36 AM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:50 AM
I think most of the talk of steam has been about getting it on their F2P list and possible achievement stuff rather than them doing the hosting for the game.
Also fear not... having a company do the hosting pretty much cuts out the cheaters. Alot of it has to do with access to data states and such. When someone hosts on their personal machine there is no one to police them and they have free reign to do as the wish with the data on their machine hence free reign to cheat without worry of recourse.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:22 AM
you don't need Steam to do this, you need to DL CryEngine 3 and the devs need to release a shell/min version of the game for you to host on your own server, ideallly with some gen features (map gen, AI placement, etc).
No they're not doing it before Go-Live (no time) and honestly it probably steps on the toes of MW:LL which is an excellent mod, and that would be a bit shafty of them to do.
In the future for a paid DLC option would it be awesome? I've got 2 IBM 3650 X5's that are sitting in their boxes waiting (well waiting for me to get them up and running), that will be purposed for exactly this.
And it'll be awesome.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:43 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:26 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:34 PM
This follows my point exactly! I used to do this all the time with no exp gained for it being a lesure game setting.
As far as the risks of hosting a LAN and Hackers getting in, good luck. Only a fool would host one without understanding the risks.
Of course not all people are experts at hosting and programming safety proticol. So don't do it if you dont understand it. I take all the prcautions needed to host safely and without lagging everyone down. When I hosted It was for at least 3-4 years and never once had my computer get attacked or taken over. Private LAN's don't draw that kind of personal attack very often as they have bigger fish to go after. Look at SPN for example? Those guys have ben attacked how many times now? SPN = Sony Playstation Network, for those who dont know.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:02 AM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:18 AM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:07 AM
Fenn I think youre missing my point. To be able to have a private LAN would mean private practices without being in the training tab, and can have private battles without onlookers or newbs joining into the game like good ol Leroy.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:13 AM
Not really, there could easily be a "instant action"-ish part of the game, where 'mechs and such aren't limited at all. (similar to the previous mechwarrior games)
You could let people host their own LAN servers so they can have LAN parties and such.
I for one would definately make use of such a feature.
Edited by Octobit, 08 January 2012 - 02:14 AM.
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