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The tables have turned. A day after we gladly reported that console gamers would be getting this great PC feature called “server browser”, we can now report that PC gamers won’t have an in-game server browser. DICE’s Alan Kertz has confirmed that in order to switch servers, you have to exit Battlefield 3, and use Battlelog to find another server and join.
Granted, Kertz points out that BF3 “starts up really fast”, but we can’t imagine it being more effective than having an in-game server browser, which has been the norm in PC games for decades — in fact, there’s no other game that requires you to exit in order to switch servers.
Considering that server switching is frequent among gamers, either because of rage quitting or trying to find a better game, or something third, this could cause some annoyance. We’ll have to wait and see how it plays out (no pun intended) when Battlefield 3 is released. So far, it’s kinda disappointing news, but we’ll see how it turns out in the end.
Console gamers now have in-game server browser, while PC gamers don’t. Oh the irony.

Ugh why? Why can't all of these games have the awesome server list window like the Counter Strike games? You could change settings and look at the server list at the same time while playing.
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Well that stinks Was afraid that might happen after playing the alpha. I was hoping they'd use the browser but also have one built in.
Edited by sivarthcaz - 8/18/11 at 3:05pm
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Meh this was confirmed a while ago. People were complaining about it in the alpha, myself included, but there's nothing actually wrong with battlelog. The server browser works just the same as if it were inside the game, and the game starts up quickly so you don't lose time there. People complaining about this just don't like change IMO.
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I don't recall BC2 having an ingame server browser, so I see no issue. This isn't CS to begin with.

EDIT: To clarify, I see "In-game" as on a server and actually playing. Not sitting idle at the main-menu.

Obviously there are different interpretations of "In-Game"
Edited by That Guy - 8/18/11 at 4:00pm
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I don't really care seeing as I will only be in the OCN BF3 server... which we will have right????
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This is actually the most insane thing I have read in a long time. Who ever came up with this idea? This would actually put me off purchasing the game because I am a man with zero patience and having to quit my game to change server and then load up the game again would drive me insane. I change server a lot especially if I join a new server and find it's full of baserapers and generally crap.
If this turns out to be the case, then DICE have really let themselves down this time, and I generally have nothing by praise for them.
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Not a big fan of this. If they integrated it with Origin it'd be better but having to start the game, go to some website using a separate browser, then pick a server seems a bit much


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I do wonder why i am buying this game sometimes, pretty obvious red orchestra has won
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I don't recall BC2 having an ingame server browser, so I see no issue. This isn't CS to begin with.
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well that really does kinda suck, but honestly, i think i can live with it, though it will be annoying its not anything worth getting worked up over.
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