spkypwnsuall wrote: Instinx wrote:
You guys really need to re-look at the premium service. First off, you don't have to buy it, and it gives you no unfair advantage over anyone else; just camo and early access. Its basically all the DLC for half the price (On PC at least
), paid in advance, with some extra stuff thrown in.
I'll just pretend that the queue priority isn't unfair or anything to those who wait to enter servers, especially seeing as its $50 ON TOP OF the base game. As for the guns, well, I can't really say if they are better than any of the other guns (as i'm not a premium member), but I'm sure there are a few more weapons significantly better than the rest.
The queue priority feature is already available, and has been for ages. Clan's already have this feature for their own server's. Also, this feature is able to be turned off if the server owner wants to. There is no one forcing anyone to make premium members first.
Here is how it works, as from DICE:
The new Join Queue mechanism
Players are divided into three groups:
1. Players on the Reserved Slots list
2. Premium players
3. Normal players
The "Reserved Slots" list is a list with player names. The list is stored locally on each server, and managed by each server administrator.
When a player attempts to enter a full server, the player will go into the queue. Later on, when a player leaves the server, one player from the queue will be let onto the server. The server will first pick a player from the Reserved Slots group; if that group is empty, one from the Premium players group; lastly, one from the Normal players group.
If there are several people in a group, the player who has been waiting the longest in a group has precedence.
In addition to this there is the "aggressive join" setting. If Aggressive Join is enabled, then if a Reserved Slots player joins the queue, a user on currently on the server will be kicked to make room for the Reserved Slots player.
The Aggressive Join setting does not apply when Premium or Normal players enter the queue.
It is common for clans and communities to use the Reserved Slots + Aggressive Join together; those who pay the monthly bills or otherwise support a server are on the list, and are guaranteed to be able to come in and play on their server. Others can play on it too if there's room.
(This is pretty much how the BF:BC2 queue worked.)
Also, who the hell waits for ages in a queue anyway??