Ok, first off, some background info.
I play the PC version of BS2 and I currently live in Australia.
Now, the MP matchmaking system isn't perfect, however I was thinking it wasn't entirely part of the system itself, but to do with settings.
There's a part in the EULA
Now I prefer explanations a bit simpler, however I still understand part of this, what it entails however, I am still slightly unsure.LICENSE CONDITIONS. You agree not to:
(h) Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, prepare derivative works based on or otherwise modify the Software, in whole or in part;
I'm unsure if this part of the conditions means you aren't supposed to have a gander (just saying, let's say Notepad) at any of the files including any ".ini" files (Configuration settings) that the game installed onto your computer, if so, then my query ends here.
If the above part isn't what I'm thinking it is, that is, it allows us to freely look at the contents of some files and in turn, settings.
How far would the EULA restrict us from changing some Configuration files?
I know that some things have been patched up so that people can't unlock weapons when they haven't reached the certain unlock rank, which is good for the playerbase as a whole. From what I understood of that is that it involved editing some of the .ini files.
Would the people who abused that "weakness" have their privileges revoked?
This leads me onto my next part of the query, but with some more background information. As I mentioned earlier, how I thought the matchmaking was a bit bad (I couldn't seem to find many games, even at peak times and/or weekends,) I couldn't find hosts from (for example) the US or Europe when using the "Find a Match." Although I couldn't enter a room that way, I was free to join in games that some European and/or American "friends" were in, even though everyone else was essentially from that same region. I had seen some US and European players in Australian hosted rooms prior to this, so I had a feeling that finding rooms via friends had a chance of working.
Hypothetically, if there was a Configuration File which held information that restricted what could be found using the "Find a Match," would changing the restriction be against the EULA?
(If the above question leads to the answer that changing a setting is still within the conditions, then a semi-fix for finding rooms for MP may be easily available)
Offnote: I'm not sure if this post goes against forum rule #7, however I didn't think that talking about the conditions of a EULA, or the ways it would be broken would be illegal.