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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post
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.
Industry standards are not always good, but I fail to see how exiting a game completely to switch which server you're playing on is in any way, shape or form "progress". Looking vertically was a natural evolution of the genre, and something fundamentally good. Exiting a game entirely to pick a different place to play does not strike me as forward progress that will make my gameplay experience superior.

Some people are so quick to correct others on how they should spend their time. Maybe instead of spending their own misguided energy away from correcting others to improving themselves they could inflict that selfsame change they so heavily advocate in the community, government, economy, education, religion, etc. the world really would be a better place.
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post #92 of 138
I'm not a picky person but this is bordering on ridiculous.

CS GO, bring it on - I'm no 1.6 nazi and I'm not imune to change as I've logged hundreds of CSS hours. Needing Origin to play, O.K. - I can deal with this. Nerfing destruction - alright, I can see the reasoning. Needing to keep a browser open and exit a game to find a new server... what is the reasoning for this? Whatever it is, I highly highly highly doubt it's detremental to the engine itself. EA or DICE (whoever made this decision) is really pushing thier luck. I'm starting to think that this industry needs another crash.
Edited by pengs - 8/18/11 at 5:37pm
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Originally Posted by dakpyro525 View Post
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.
Talk about a knee-jerk reaction. Who cares if it's firefox or a clunky in game browser, if it's as fast or faster?
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post #94 of 138
Pretty sure, you log onto battlenet, you click servers or whatever, they will have a flash plugin making it easy too navigate and filter servers, you select a server, then bam, your instantly thrown into the game. It will probably be quicker too load up than the main menu, seeing as its just a webpage, then click a server and it loads the game, thats it.

Then you exit the match if you want too change servers, by clicking exit, then bam, you have the servers up in front of you again.

It will be absolutely no different then having a main menu, it will probably be faster and more snappy. Also, EA will make money off advertising on their battlelog, which is all good because theyr running dedicated servers which cost them money.

So, they will get money from some advertising instead of overpricing their games or charging us a monthly subscription, cough cod cough, giving us an overall better experience for a cheaper price.
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I just discovered something insanely awesome. You can use the Origin browser in game to access Battlelog. AND unlike Steam's terrible in game browser, it's actually really fast.
If this means that I don't have to exit the game during the whole process then great!!!! However, what I find irritating is that the PC won't have an in-game browser, but the consoles will. Who's idea was that? I can't even think to explain how dumb that move is.
 
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Wait... so they made a server browser, but didn't implement into the only version it really matters? I mean it's not a humongous deal, because there's still dedi's, but its still annoying. Honestly how hard would it be to just put the server browser into the PC version as well?
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Eh? what's your point saying this isn't CS to begin with? It's still a game that needs servers to play.
CS has the "In-Game" server browser that I'm talking about. Press Esc "In-Game" while waiting to respawn and viola, server browser while "In-Game".

BC2 didn't have the "In-Game" Server Browser I'm talking about. It had a main-menu browser.
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Meh, another reason for me to not buy this game. EA is just making this easier and easier.

Keep shooting yourself in the foot guys, I don't mind! (talking about EA)
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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.
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If this means that I don't have to exit the game during the whole process then great!!!! However, what I find irritating is that the PC won't have an in-game browser, but the consoles will. Who's idea was that? I can't even think to explain how dumb that move is.
This browser idea is obviously superior too an ingame browser.

Consoles cannot go on webpages, well I dunno about PS3 but XBOX cant, and they definately cannot launch an application or game from a web browser on a console.

This will be better than the in game browser, unless you think DICE dont know how too make a game we will like.
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