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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
You can voice your opinion, just like I have every right to voice mine. I refuse to be pushed around by EA. You obviously could care less. That's fine.

But please, don't say that I'm "crying" about it, it just makes your post that much more childish.
Sorry dude.

Think about it though, this battlelog stuff aint gonna hold this game back at all. At least they are trying out something new, and trying too innovate. I wouldnt decide not to buy a game because they are doing a bunch of things differently, but thats solely my opinion.
Edited by jacobrjett - 8/18/11 at 5:59pm
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Meh just another reason why RO2 should get shooter of the year.
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Originally Posted by dakpyro525;14634074 
Im done. Preorder canceled. I need to be convinced before i buy this.

From the looks of it there is no main menu. The way you join a server is a web browser. Cant launch the bf3.exe. So you open origin then hit bf3 it launches firefox and you click multiplayer. Right next to multiplayer it said singleplayer and co op. If i have to do all this for singleplayer thats even worse.

Seems like they just want to generate ad revenue on their site.

That's really stupid. Why would you do that just because of the way the server browser is set up? Most of the time you'll be playing, not staring at the server browser.
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Well that sux but i don't give a damn about it since the game will start faster as they stated then it would be cool
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No steam, expensive dlc, no server browsers, not buying.
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Sorry dude.

Think about it though, this battlelog stuff aint gonna hold this game back at all. At least they are trying out something new, and trying too innovate. I wouldnt decide not to buy a game because they are doing a bunch of things differently, but thats solely my opinion.
Let me put it this way....me being a moderator, I'm just the same as you and everyone else in this thread. Only difference, is that I have a ban-hammer. But its only used for good anyway, something as trivial as a silly argument over a game....meh. Not my section anyway.

And I do agree that its great that they're trying new things. I honestly don't know anything about this server thing. But if you really do have to quit the game to launch the game again, that seems kind of ridiculous.

I'm already not buying it anyway for other reasons (I despise EA and Origin). So this isn't going to affect my mind in the slightest anyway. If I can somehow bypass Origin later on (or if they remove it), then I'll buy it. I do want the game, it looks amazing. But I'm not going to bend over for EA so I can have the game.
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Let me put it this way....me being a moderator, I'm just the same as you and everyone else in this thread. Only difference, is that I have a ban-hammer. But its only used for good anyway, something as trivial as a silly argument over a game....meh. Not my section anyway.

And I do agree that its great that they're trying new things. I honestly don't know anything about this server thing. But if you really do have to quit the game to launch the game again, that seems kind of ridiculous.

I'm already not buying it anyway for other reasons (I despise EA and Origin). So this isn't going to affect my mind in the slightest anyway. If I can somehow bypass Origin later on (or if they remove it), then I'll buy it. I do want the game, it looks amazing. But I'm not going to bend over for EA so I can have the game.
You dont. The reason it sounds so ridiculous, is because you're being fed wrong/half information.

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I've said it about ten bajillion times, but it seems it bears repeating.

1. Your game doesn't load up as the whole of BF3, it literally loads a game window for you to play on the server you joined.

No main menu, no sponsor logo screen, no intro movie.

It literally just loads up a game window and it takes literally seconds (if that) to open/close it.

2. YOU DO NOT NEED TO EXIT YOUR CURRENT MATCH TO SEARCH FOR NEW SERVERS!

And you dont need to close the "game" to search for a new server, because its not the "game" as such that you're loading up. Its just a game window containing the contents of the server you just joined.

Its like a mini client of the game, rather than the whole thing with single player and main menus etc etc that you'd be used to with BC2.

I have a feeling you will be able to launch just the multiplayer part of the game like you can with MW2, which is why the opening/closing of said mini client is not as laborious as it seems once you actually get some experience with it.
Also, you already bent over for EA when you supported Valves efforts in making their games require a download client, therefore helping popularise the idea.

EA will now be bending over millions of people due to the support you and millions of others gave to a company famous for bending people over.

Yes, steam gave you other stuff that you liked via deals and social bits, but if your underlying principle is that you frown upon being forced to bend over by companies forcing gaming clients on you, then you sold out to those principles when Valve did the same, but showed you a suitcase of items relevant to your interests at the same time in order to not put too much strain on your back.

EA would also like to have such a following of people who will bend over for them at the right price because of this example that was set.

You are an ingredient of Origins birth, not a victim.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 8/18/11 at 6:19pm
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I'm not buying it now.....

















Wait, yeah I am.
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The fact that the console version has an in-game server browser while the PC does NOT baffles me...
    
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This title is very misleading. You should write something more like "Battlefield 3 To Have Stand-Alone Server Browser." This really isn't a big deal. I personally would like a Windows Forms server browser.
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