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Greetings Battlefield players. Warbuff here with some exciting news.
Now that server renting is live for Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360 I'll be securing a server for the Game Informer Online Community. I have enough MSP to rent a sever for 30 days and I'll let everyone know when its live.
For a few days at least the server is going to be private and un-ranked. The purpose will be to allow us time to practice flying the jet and helicopters. If you're already proficient with these vehicles I'll encourage you join the server and give pointers to those that are learning.
Eventually the server will be switched over to Ranked meaning it will be viewable and joinable by the public. I want to ensure that GIO community members remain a priority. This means I'll be adding GIO members to the VIP list for the server. From what I understand VIPs have priority when joining the server at the same time as other people. I don't think it will work like Battlefield 2 where it will kick a non VIP player from the server to free up a spot for you. If you'd like a VIP spot let me know, I just have 1 condition.
In order to be on the VIP list your Gameinformer.com rank must be 7 or higher. If word of this gets around I'd like to avoid having a VIP list a mile long. As I said I want community members to be a priority and I want to avoid having people making a GIO account just so they can get on the VIP list. I'm not opposed to dropping this stipulation if a lot of you disagree with it.
That's all the info I have for now. Please give me your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below. Customizing a server is very easy so please don't hesitate to tell me what you'd like to have on OUR server.
TheSpaniard013 reporting for duty SIR!!
Also what about etiquette? There ought to be some rules I think as well.
Also I think we should change our clan tags to GIO just for the event. I know my platoon mates won't mind.
I'll worry about etiquette when the server actually goes live. I'll have the ability to ban users.
I won't worry about restricting gameplay; like if people are using a game exploit that is used in regular servers. But Abusive behavior can be reported to me. I'll do my best to investigate. I won't ban folks simply on word of mouth.
Sounds good. Looking forward to more info.
Little update, I tried renting a server this morning and none were available.
I suppose I shall turn to this forum. TheGovernator15 requesting a VIP and possible aircraft trainer's license :)
I've got service stars in every air vehicle, but my favorite are the scouts. If you have Canals in the rotation I can hop on and help :)