The One with the Thoughts of Frans

Direct IP connect is important, it's not just illegal gamers who find it useful

Who doesn’t hate going to the slow online lobby thing to play an online game? If I know whom I want to play with and I don’t care about the score being kept on some global ranking I want Direct IP connect. The original C&C had it and even though the Westwood Online is now dead you can still play it without any trouble. Will you still be able to play Red Alert 2 or Battle for Middle Earth once EA decided to kill the lobby servers? I think not.

This also makes Quake 3 much more pleasant to play online than Joint Operations or Battlefield 2, although it should be said that the slow online lobby isn’t so slow in Quake 3 compared to them as well.

Just blowing off steam from some yesterday frustrations.

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