When discussing the Xbox version of Return To Castle Wolfenstein, I suggested that there were people out there running servers who had no business hosting them on their anemic connections. A human being wrote in to say that people shouldn’t have to run their own Xbox Live servers. That is a separate issue, but in my opinion, it is quite a valid point.
When we attended the “Xbox Live Boot Camp,” that was one of my main questions, in fact - would there be high-quality, centrally hosted servers for people to join? I can’t imagine that there are a huge percentage of people buying an extra console just to use it as a game server on Xbox Live, but people do all kinds of shit I can’t imagine, so who knows. Let’s be clear, though - now we’d be talking about two Xbox Live accounts as well, which further cuts it down. The response I got, which I was very satisfied with at the time, goes like this: We constantly monitor the games that are being played and will add servers when they are needed.
I don’t see evidence of this policy.
I don’t jump on there and see plenty of official servers. You can go back through my posts if you are a crazy person and want to see all the times I’ve proclaimed my undying devotion to Live. I even saw them at The Gorge. But I also don’t like it when people lie to me.