elmoking wrote:Yep. They can shut down server sand use saved money to pay map developers to develop more good maps for RD. Maybe they can even be in anime style if enough of playerbase prefer.
You are being rather annoying with this "shut down servers" by now.
Eugen themselves have decided to have their proprietary login, chat, session list ect system. Which means they should support their products that run on them. Sessions up to 4v4 are player hosted, anything more can be run on community based dedicated servers.
Considering things mentioned above and that you can invite people in ALB while playing RD, coupled with the fact that franchise doesn't have big community which means no requirement for enormous server power, we can come to conclusion that system for RD and system for ALB probably run on the same server if not even that they are one system altogether.
I would even take a wild guess and say that they actually run their mail server on the same hardware.
Anyhow... in total... cost is probably not significant enough to the point that shutting down ALB MP would save them enough money for improving RD significantly if even at all. I bet that their office coffee expense is same price if not even higher.
So stop with this foolishness.