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Full title: Battlefield 3’s Executive Producer Talks Beta Reactions, Certification Delays, and Post-Release Support

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I had a chance to talk with Battlefield 3's executive producer, Patrick Bach. He was a pleasure to speak with, refreshingly frank about the game's development process, the challenges faced in making an ambitious multiplayer game like Battlefield 3, and even the technical difficulties they were having with the PC version that day.
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I was reading the article and I really like this quote:

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"This was a real beta, and I don't think people are used to it. They get the product, and they think, "you have to entertain me," because it's an entertainment product."
    
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Come to think of it though BF3 was the buggies thing i have ever used or played on a PC at the same time it was more fan then any game i have played in a long time. The game is just pure massive and 100s of options and 100s of ways to play.
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Yeah, I have encountered so many bugs while I was playing. Some which I thought would never happen as they were very minor.
    
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dang will have to get home to read this.
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to be honest, this beta was had no more bugs or no less than most other betas I've played. it's a beta, they all have bugs, that's the point of a beta, to fix those bugs, and the devs are doing just that.
for people to get the notion that this was supposed to be a fully playable "demo" , and then complain, instead of just addressing issues, is absurd.
while I do find having to use the battlelog to be slightly annoying having a browser open, I have confidence all the problems with it be sorted out by release, and to be honest, after a while, we'll all be used to doing it that way and won't matter
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Yeah, I have encountered so many bugs while I was playing. Some which I thought would never happen as they were very minor.
hence why they had the beta. at least you guys understand, unlike the tons of people who complained about said bugs, and weak graphics, etc etc. its not "heres a special gift, you get to play the final version a month before everyone else". oh well, its over, now just have to wait for the release
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Yeah the game did have alot of bugs but it was soo much fun, in a sense this is like every other battlefield game, I recall bf2 and 1942 having a bunch of bugs at launch but they were the most fun games ever. I tried playing bc2 again, It looks so bad after playing bf3

People dont seem to realize PC games have bugs, especially ones that are based on a new engine and have has much options as battlefield.
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battlelog = my problem.
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Yeah personally I don't like this whole battlelog thing. I like having a server list within the game so I don't have to close and then start up the game again when I want to switch servers or yet even alt+tab.
    
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How long is that?

Around a month and a half. Which means that when we're done with that beta, we say "Okay, this is it. Now let's go back and finish the game." When we got to the point [six weeks later] that we actually released the beta, the game was in completely different shape. We couldn't really tell people because then we'd have to go through the process again.
Ok, so you guys had a "real" beta, but all the feedback was basically useless cause the build was a month in a half old. Next time cut the cord with microsoft and sony, and just release the dam beta on PC to get some feedback.. KK thanks.
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