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Throw it on steam and I'm sure they will get a million extra pre-orders
It's amazing how you think Steam has that much of an impact on the biggest PC FPS in years. It will be minimal.
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I want BF3 to do well, but I still have mixed feelings about all the CoD players jumping ship. We all know how well CoD players implement teamwork in BC2..
If BF3 truly is one of the "good ole Battlefield" games (aka not a Bad Company spin off), they will get owned.

They will get owned till they realize that teamwork and coordination/organisation is what wins Battlefield games. They will realise that winning comes from helping your team.

When they learn this, they will have been converted and at which time, will have come to realize how much more rewarding it can be to achieve as a team in all the different ways possible in a BF game.

As opposed to simply playing "shoot the guy with a red name above his head".

/dreaming
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Throw it on steam and I'm sure they will get a million extra pre-orders
or maybe people will just preorder with origin, hardcopy or some other way? I only see steam as something special because of the price drops and steam overlay (which you can have in any game you want by adding it to steam in the settings)
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Throw it on steam and I'm sure they will get a million extra pre-orders
If you think people are stupid enough to not purchase BF3 because its not on their preferred download manager......

Forget it.

Someone post the "MW2 boycott steam group" picture where all the member were shown playing MW2.

That's what's going to happen. Steam users are MUCH more attached to Battlefield games than they are to COD games.

They will buy the game regardless.

They have pretty much showed up nothing except for two single player scenarios and a multiplayer map with a single mode and look at the hype already.

When the jet footage, kharkand footage etc starts rolling in, look for the pre-order button on EAs website to break due to over use.
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I want BF3 to do well, but I still have mixed feelings about all the CoD players jumping ship. We all know how well CoD players implement teamwork in BC2..
lol this.


"hai guise where'z teh bballistic knifez?"
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lol this.


"hai guise where'z teh bballistic knifez?"
"you have to do the towel trick with your 360 first to unlock it".
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If BF3 truly is one of the "good ole Battlefield" games (aka not a Bad Company spin off), they will get owned.

They will get owned till they realize that teamwork and coordination/organisation is what wins Battlefield games. They will realise that winning comes from helping your team.

When they learn this, they will have been converted and at which time, will have come to realize how much more rewarding it can be to achieve as a team in all the different ways possible in a BF game.

As opposed to simply playing "shoot the guy with a red name above his head".

/dreaming
Not with TDM being introduced. Going to avoid that game mode like the plague.
    
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Not with TDM being introduced. Going to avoid that game mode like the plague.
Well TDM is TDM and not really a part of the "original" Battlefield experience.

That said, the team with the better teamwork will still win.

Actually, when think about it, TDM in BF3 will rape TDM in COD.

TDM in CoD has absolutely nothing to do with teamwork except for the fact that you share the same enemy. At the end of the day, you cant contribute to a COD TDM game without firing your weapon.

In BF3, you will be able to actually support your team in ways that dont have anything to do with killing.

A medic can focus on reviving and preserving team tickets.

An engineer can focus on repairing/maintaining any vehicles.

A support gunner can just fire at enemy cover to initiate the suppression mechanic so his team mates can make strategic maneuvres or just gain the upper hand in a fire fight.

Recon can spot enemies approaching team mates from a distance before any encounters happen, giving their team mates positional data of enemies and an edge in battle.


All of these actions can be the crucial element between winning or losing a round, yet none of it has to do with directly killing the enemy.

TDM in BF3 will be many times more dynamic than any TDM game I've ever played if things go well.

I personally cant wait to get on an LMG and suppress some bastages!
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In BF3, you will be able to actually support your team in ways that dont have anything to do with killing.

A medic can focus on reviving and preserving team tickets.

An engineer can focus on repairing/maintaining any vehicles.

A support gunner can just fire at enemy cover to initiate the suppression mechanic so his team mates can make strategic maneuvres or just gain the upper hand in a fire fight.

Recon can spot enemies approaching team mates from a distance before any encounters happen, giving their team mates positional data of enemies and an edge in battle.
1 in 10 servers will be like that, if we're lucky. It will be full of medics not dropping health kits, engineers never repairing your vehicule even though they're just beside it, and half the team will pick recon and hide in a bush, especially since they put prone back.

It's not because it's BF3 that the community will be any better than COD, you just have to see on BF2 when half your team is waiting for the jet to spawn and TK each other until one can get it. Those same guys respawn and wait for the jet to reappear and repeat the same cycle indefinitely.

I quote from another forum:

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wake island jet hos 101

ignore the flags and scrap around for a jet
tk if need to
forget air combat just use it as a taxi DIRECT for the chinese airfield bail out
pick up chinese helo and jet with your bezzie clan mates and tk anyone else that tries to get in with you or if they do get in blow the helo up and wait for a respawn
fly miiiiles high in the sky and dive bomb like you can actually hit anything
drop amazingly accurate payloads on AA nests rendering them EVEN more useless
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I hate it when people say TDM isn't battlefield or whatever. TDM was in the first BF game, 1942. Conquest may be the staple mode, but it's not like TDM is some new and awful thing that is only there because it is in CoD.
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