EA is the founder/owner of the game, while s-t/xwis is the current (past 4-5years) also most likely in the future supporter of the game, which means, any changes (like adding/fixing units, adding unofficial maps to qm, fixing bugs, ..) simply any changes that NEED a PATCH, firstly needs to be checked by EA and give s-t/xwis the permission.
but im not sure if removing several spots on a certain map is possible without a patch, also if certain maps could NOT be played after a certain rank/points reached, that means, when you're for example top 100 you wont get matched on ex. dc uprising.
and i think adding a filter to qm, which means people could choose beetwen ex. "200pts" "400pts" "unlimited" a patch would be needed.
well as said i dont think that that removing several maps after certain rank/pts reached a patch is needed, but im not sure. hope to get an answer from olaf.
Edited by Tomi, 05 May 2009 - 08:01 PM.