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[DT] Battlefield 3 Will Probably Have An Online Pass Says Developer.

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http://www.destructoid.com/battlefie...s-207733.phtml

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Battlefield 3 is looking likely to feature the online pass, everybody's favorite method of inconveniencing new players and punishing used ones. According to EA, server costs are the reason.
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Can someone elaborate?
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Seriously? Who is complaining about DRM's? (At least, I think they're called that) I've been dealing with them for nearly a decade now, I personally don't care.
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The server cost reason is pretty much BS.

A new account is just a few additional database entries. The cost is probably like a penny per year even when talking about enterprise servers and support. The insertion of a new entry is already automated and requires zero work.
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Layman terms?
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If you get one free when buying the game, then so be it. If you have to buy one in addition to the game then count me out.
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Layman terms?
People with used copies of the game won't be able to play online if the previous owner has used the pass.
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So now they are starting to milk the funds.....bummer.
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If you get one free when buying the game, then so be it. If you have to buy one in addition to the game then count me out.
Servers are expensive...Especially NGINX databases.

Considering what I've heard from the dev team VIA alpha, I'd imagine it's very expensive to run their servers...

If counting you out means you don't pay for a service...Then so be it.
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People with used copies of the game won't be able to play online if the previous owner has used the pass.
Makes sense I guess, thanks
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