I have jumped back into the MSC Clan and gotten into Battlefield :: Bad Company II. It was pretty buggy and lame the first 30 days of its release but I waited for the first few patches before buying it off Steam. Its a pretty decent game and fun with the Clan guys but these FPS games keep resetting the bar. Its like there is no code-reuse from engine to engine…even basic filter features on the server browser don’t show up and the interface for the server list is barely functional.
There really needs to be an open source online server engine with hooks into the various chat programs such as Ventrilo and Team Speak. Its just sad to see all the wasted effort reinventing the wheel every time a new FPS comes out.