I mean why FFS?
OFP coulda been bigger than CS if it wasnt sooooo much bleedin hassle getting an online game going. You wait, wait, wait, wait some more, finally get going and some sod dumps cos he doesnt have the editor upgrade......so his squaddies HAVE to wait for him to download it and come back. Then some other sod dumps in the middle of the game so again.....back we all go.
OMG, no wonder player numbers online are dropping daily.
With the possibility of joining a game in progress sooo much more coulda been done by us, the players. We coulda had persistant worlds (well, islands anyway) online 24 hours a day with a constant battle going on.......but noooooooo.
Just gimme a good reason why not.
It would be too much trouble to re-write the netcode? Bollocks, thats not a good reason. A competant programmer wouldnt exactly have too hard a time doing this, it's been done before.....and we all know that OFPs programmers are among the best in the world.....after all, they came up with OFP. So get your fingers out and get a move on, start now and you'll be done in a month.