First and foremost I want a Game Server Provider who can provide me with reliability. If there is an issue, I want someone I can contact who can resolve it. I've dealt with some of the bigger GSPs who have spread their presence around a bit into a few countries. Their support becomes anonymous. I choose a provider who may have less coverage, but with whom I can develop a proper relationship.
Secondly, I want a GSP who can provide my services at a reasonable cost. If I have to move GSP it is going to cost more. Having developed a good relationship with my current GSP, I have a bundle of BF3 and CoD4 servers, Teamspeak, procon layer hosting, website hosting, that I can't see being matched by anyone else.
Unless there is a reason to remove an existing GSP because they haven't performed properly, assuming they can otherwise satisfy reasonable requirements, shouldn't they be able to continue as a GSP for BF4?
If GamingDeluxe.co.uk are currently hosting almost 50% of the 350 UK based BF3 servers, surely they are doing something right that EA/DICE would wish to encourage. After all poor servers give the game a bad name, but good ones will enhance gamer satisfaction thus maintaining the Battlefield brand.
This is also in regards to other GSPs who have provided great customer service for bf3 clients and who are now off the bf4 list.
Customers from the following GSP's also confirmed that they are taken off the list.;
- Iberbit - Branzone - Gaming Deluxe - Rackage - Lowping - Hosters.at -