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On the BF3 alpha: Origin, click game, browser opens, get redirected to web interface, install web friends service to 32bit browser (useless as I use waterfox), once you install another browser so you can use it, add a friend, as you struggle to get this to work, you click on them, start a group, find a server WITH them, then join as a group. If join fails, join fails, you have to start all over again.

Hoping they make that system better when the game releases, screw that for a lark.
I would hope that this won't be the way you join servers in the full game. I believe there was a in-game server browser that was inactive in some of the videos - but yeah, a mixture of Origin/Firefox and 3 plug-ins is going to be nasty pill to take if that sticks.
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Considering that this is the first time I have seen this said, at least as many times as it has been...

Can I get a link to where that was confirmed by EA?
There is no link. You will have to try it yourself with a game from origin.

For me, I can launch a game without Origin starting or I can launch Origin, launch game, close Origin, play game.
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Origin isn't required to play....

how many times must this be said...

Even for you fish...
People just don't get it. You don't need Origin to get the game. You don't need it to play the game. You never have to download Origin at any time at all in order to enjoy every aspect of the game, including multiplayer. Even if you do buy through origin you NEVER HAVE TO RUN IT AFTER INSTALLING THE GAME.

I would have thought Fish was smarter than that and would have at least done the research, but I guess I was wrong after all these years. I play BC2, Spore, and Portal2 all bought from EADM/Origin and I never have had to run the program after installing.
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