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Define “majority”

March 31st, 2007 by Troy Goodfellow · 7 Comments · Electronic Arts, Multiplayer

Just to be clear: Not everyone is having problems playing on-line… the majority of people are able to get online, play games, and a have a great time.

That’s EA Executive Producer Mike Verdu on the continuing problems with Command and Conquer 3 multiplayer. It worked fine out of the box, but the patches have forced me to use Hamachi or similar virtual LAN setups.

Now maybe people are playing through the EA Online setup. I find it interesting that when I was in the casual lobby yesterday there were no games in the game list even though there were lots of people in the lobby including three or four EA customer relations people.

Nobody that I know can play through EA Online; I can’t even stay in the lobby long without getting a major crash because of an error in one of the .dat files.


7 Comments so far ↓

  • Bruce

    Why do you have to be such a hater?

  • Troy

    That’s it.

    You’re going on the list.

  • GyRo567

    It could be worse. Tiberian Sun only supports IPX, not TCP/IP, while my routers no longer support the older format. I can’t use Hamachi even if I want to. On the other hand, I can play online (I think)…?_?…

  • Dave Long

    How can a game made in 2007 not support TCP/IP over LAN?

  • Dave Long

    Oh, wait… you said Tiberian Sun… that’s not the new one.

  • GyRo567

    1999… Red Alert 2 came out in… 2001 I believe, and it supported both.

  • Tim

    When I was in there waiting for you, I did see some games going on, but far less than I’d expect from a high-profile new release. I can’t comment on whether it would’ve worked out-of-the-box for me, but the crash was certainly unexpected. I assumed it would’ve happened within the first few minutes, to be honest, but it took around ten, I think.

    We must game sometime, though, even if through the dread Hamachi.