News from Coldbird:
As you guys have noticed, Iím currently working on the Online Mode Feature, which we intend to add with PRO-C while VF deals with PRO-B4 at the moment.
Iím wondering which approach to the online mode you guys would prefer, do you wish to have a centralized server shape, with one single server to hold all users, or a decentralized shape, where every community, lets say, a Monster Hunter Community, could host their own server?
What the up and downs are for each approach are quite clearÖ centralized has one big PSP online community, a lot of users in one spot, making matchmaking easierÖ but of course this requires more expensive servers and thus more donations to pay for them, while the decentralized approach splits the community into many subgroups, making matchmaking more difficult, but of course cheaper, as the server costs would get covered by each communities manager.
This blogpost will lock comments in 2 weeks from now, I will then evaluate your decissions in the comments.