I joined that server "The Torture Cell" that had a 75/76 or so player limit (and was full to the brim with humans to boot). I had no issues at all loading in to the server. The server was probably in Europe somewhere, so my ping was a bit high. So I did a get a little lag every now and then. But aside from that, it was quite playable for me and had no issues with it.
Skip to like 90 to 100 or so. Why stop at 80?
I wish EA would include Desert Combat or DC Final as an official expansion pack via Origin. DC servers are showing up now, but they are now where near as populated as the vanilla ones.
DC was the mod that pretty much rocket launched BF1942 to popularity in the good ol' days. Wondering why they wouldn't include that in the Origin download so everyone would have it and be able to join servers running the mod.
Having close to 128 players on a server running a DC map would be awesome to see. but the mod just doesn't have the player base yet to see this happen.