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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...u-is-battlelog

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Gulp, here goes: Battlefield 3 stat-tracking feature Battlelog acts as the PC game's main menu, DICE has revealed.

You browse and choose your multiplayer servers there. If you want to switch servers, you must quit your current session and head back to the Battlelog menu.

"Battlelog is the PC main menu," stressed senior gameplay designer Alan Kertz on Twitter. "You go straight from Battlelog to playing. No splash screens, no menus. Just straight to the playing."

"You Alt-Tab or close the game and go to Battlelog.

"In fact," added Kertz, "you can get to the main menu of the game from anywhere you have the net.

"Check your stats at work. On the toilet. In your mom's basement. Whatever."

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Actually it’s interesting because I’ve been doing tonnes of interviews here now and everyone seems to love the game but I don’t think everyone really graps what the BattleLog really is. You seem to have caught on to it – it is actually a very groundbreaking feature – on PC, you don’t really have a main menu. You’re actually playing it from the web.
The main idea is this – we wanted to create a social connectivity between the players that we hadn’t had before. It’s not just about looking at stats, and looking at what you did in the last round – it’s about connectivity, finding friends, seeing what they’re playing… easy ways of finding new friends and connecting to other social networks etcetera, so it’s definitely been more of a social network kind of twist to the Battlefield community we’ve had before.
http://www.vg247.com/2011/08/19/inde...battlefield-3/




in other words, there is no main menu. My advise for gamers: only use Internet Explorer.
Edited by dioxholster - 8/20/11 at 3:29am
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It worked fine in Alpha. As long is there is an option to play single player without having to connect to their servers (not sure since they are saying this is the menu, I hope someone finds that out) I don't have an issue with this.

I used it for Alpha. For multiplayer, it's not much different than an in game server browser except you need to have an internet browser up.
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I have a feeling Battlelog will be just the multiplayer part of the game.

Like how setting call of duty to launch directly into multiplayer works.

Also, Battlelog was many many times faster than the current BC2 setup in terms of joining games, especially since you dont actually have to leave your current server to join a new one/check your friends list/check your stats etc.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 8/20/11 at 3:35am
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It has a browser interface like Battlefield Heroes.
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Hmm, I wasn't too keen on Battlelog as the main way of launching the game Ah well. Not a deal breaker.
    
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guys there is no main menu, you change your settings from external browser.
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guys there is no main menu, you change your settings from external browser.
You dont change settings from the browser.
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How do you change settings? Alpha didnt allow you change too many settings
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guys there is no main menu, you change your settings from external browser.
Settings may be changed from an external browser, but I would guess they save locally. At least I would hope that is how they do it. That way single player only requires online once to input settings (although if you wanted you could change the files yourself locally instead of through the menu like any game).

Speculation on my part, assuming they do allow off line single player.
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So, what if Battlelog goes down when the game is released due to load on the servers? I won't even be able to play Single Player?
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