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So you log into Battlelog, pick a server and instantly join game?

When you want to switch servers, you alt-tab and refresh Battlelog and pick another server to join and it will automatically disconnect from current server and join the new one?
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post #72 of 138
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Originally Posted by un1b4ll View Post
Okay so I want to confirm: Using Battlelog means that you won't have to watch all the intro content like the EA and Dice videos when you go into the game? Perfect, I'm satisfied if this is the case.
That's how it worked in the alpha and is most likely how it will work in the full game.

After all, DICE aren't going to be so foolish as to make you watch intro movies each time you load up the game client to start a new session.

One of the devs Demize99 said on the EAUK forums that closing the game client and opening it again after joining a new server is as smooth as silk. As you will have read, myself and others who played the alpha will agree with that.

He also wouldn't have said that if you had to load up sponsor logos and intro vids each time you open the game client.

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Originally Posted by calavera View Post
So you log into Battlelog, pick a server and instantly join game?

When you want to switch servers, you alt-tab and refresh Battlelog and pick another server to join and it will automatically disconnect from current server and join the new one?
Yes and yes.

One of the devs suggested to us that we needn't use alt tab and just close the game we are in as the whole process of joining a new server/opening a new client window is so smooth.

However, if you're in a good server already and just scouting for a possible better one, alt-tabbing to check instead of potentially losing your place is also possible.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 8/18/11 at 4:30pm
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post #73 of 138
Hmm, by reading, browsers need to be opened while playing, no in game server list.

Oh boy.
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Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
How is expecting a feature we've had since the inception of online FPS gaming not getting "a miracle lavishly resting on a silver platter" exactly? Expecting a server browser that automatically filters out any servers that are teamstacked, have a hacker present, have trolls/griefers present, etc. would be expecting said miracle. Having something that's been an industry standard for over a decade removed from a game is obviously going to cause resentment.
They didn't remove a feature, they changed the way you utilize it. It's like going from BIOS to UEFI. A lot of the same features are there, but just a completely different way of going about it. Its called progress.

If you're so passionate about keeping everything the same without any sort of innovation, design it yourself. If you haven't noticed, web browsers are more or less becoming integrated into EVERYTHING. There are lots of things that are "industry standards" that should be revised and changed, but they don't because they're labeled "industry standards". The original FPS games you couldn't look vertically but I didn't see you in an uproar when they changed that.

Essentially, everyone is so quick to complain about something when they should just look past it and enjoy whats coming to them. There are much bigger issues to devote your attention and focus to then how they decided to design their server browsing process. If the livid internet people put some of their misguided energy towards positive change in their community, government, economy, education, religion, etc. this world would be a better place.
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post #75 of 138
If I'm understanding this correctly...you need to exit out of the actual program, open a separate program to choose a server, and re-start BF3?

If that is the case then well that sucks. What else can you do though right?
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Honestly... this is just stupid and ridiculous. Seriously DICE? SERIOUSLY?
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Pointless really.
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Dont see this as a big deal. Some people are blowing this out of proportion a bit.
Exactly.
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as long as it works im fine with it, in the alpha it always said the server was full that I was trying to join, I hope that gets fixed.
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I guess if they can't do a server browser properly the trash the idea altogether.

DEVELOPERS, Y U NO LOOK AT SOURCE ENGINE BROWSER? It's far from perfect - but at least it works!
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