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I will give you an example of why the statement said in the article is bad.
Ok lets say you open a bake shop, you have been making new cake recipes trying to nail that one just right. Your premier cake is carrot cake, and people want to try it badly.

So now you are a month from opening and you want it test, what do you do?
Well of course you pull out a month old recipe for your vanilla cake, then when people you complain you say "well it isn't our fault, this recipe is a beta and it is a month old beta, and this cake doesn't represent the true feel of our shop, you are all ungrateful whiners."

Now this doesn't mean the complaints and ungratefulness weren't a bit obsessive, however, they did have their place. A beta may not represent a final product, but when you got a game this big, you better showcase why your game is unique and why people should buy it, beta or not it is their job to make it look good to the masses. Metro is clearly not a map to showcase their game with, it is not 64man like PC users begged for, it is vechileless, the squads lack customization, and voice chat doesn't work yet, that is four major elements it lacks. It felt like it lacked major functions of the game, making it feel more like alpha testing #2 rather than beta testing.

So yeah I see their point and it is valid, but I also see the point of the other side.
THANK YOU!

That's all I've really been saying too. I quite like the Beta and I already have the game pre-ordered and will be getting it day 1, but if they were going to showcase this game as the true successor to BF2, I think they should have used a Conquest map with vehicles and 64player for PC...

Metro could have been Alpha
Caspian Border should have been Beta
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Exactly I am so sick of this argument of "beta doesn't equal demo hurr durh all other statements invalid."

With that said I like vanilla cake, but when you tell me about the carrot cake being so much better, why feed me vanilla.
    
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THANK YOU!

That's all I've really been saying too. I quite like the Beta and I already have the game pre-ordered and will be getting it day 1, but if they were going to showcase this game as the true successor to BF2, I think they should have used a Conquest map with vehicles and 64player for PC...

Metro could have been Alpha
Caspian Border should have been Beta
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Exactly I am so sick of this argument of "beta doesn't equal demo hurr durh all other statements invalid."

With that said I like vanilla cake, but when you tell me about the carrot cake being so much better, why feed me vanilla.
Why can't people just believe that the idea of the beta is to test the servers etc., not to give you the best battlefield experience out there. It's not a marketing trick, it's there for testing purposes and if metro is the map that DICE thought would be easy to test with then that is the one they should go with.
 
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Meh, all DICE does is talk. They've been running their mouths for months, this doesn't change anything. Personally, I don't take the beta, nor their comments seriously. When the final product is out, that's when I'll make my decision.
    
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Meh, all DICE does is talk. They've been running their mouths for months, this doesn't change anything. Personally, I don't take the beta, nor their comments seriously. When the final product is out, that's when I'll make my decision.
I agree. I had a pre-order in for Battlefield 3, but decided to cancel it to see how the retail launch is, and if there are still any lingering issues - and if there are issues, how quickly/effectively they get fixed.

My past experience with pre-ordering Bad Company 2 for PC taught me to be a bit more cautious.
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I am so glad this is posted, I don't know how many idiots I tried explaining this too in the main BF3 forum (which i unsubscribed from because I couldn't stand being amongst idiots)

How's that all you teenage psychics? writing the game off based on OLD code? it's ok tho, life must be tough when you're 13 yrs old?

Can't wait for this game.
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Now we wait for better drivers. Anyone remember the slow loading bug with BC2? Drove me nuts until AMD released a new driver weeks later.
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I can't fault the game at the moment, having a blast playing over the weekend, however i can't play now as battlelog is not open. But, that actually is my only beef with this game.
I'd much prefer more server browsing in game, not in a browser.
    
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Shut up and take mah monies!

Haven't played beta, but I have faith in a well-polished final product.
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Now we wait for better drivers. Anyone remember the slow loading bug with BC2? Drove me nuts until AMD released a new driver weeks later.
The game currently loads and runs amazingly, it's easily one of the most optimized games I've seen.

I can't believe you would possibly say what you have just said.
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