Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
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.
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