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Of course they would charge extra for PC servers, I heard it would be like $100 for a 64 player server. I'm sure they at least have some good reasons for it:

1. Helps keep the operating costs of Server providers, EA, and Dice down by limiting how many servers open at launch. Half the time when a new game comes out, there are WAY too many servers. alot of the excess then takes several months to thin out (when the ppl paying for the servers figure out no one likes their server....)

2. Consoles only have 32/server, so why shouldn't they cost less than the PC version at 64?

3. EA knows that this game will be BIG on PC, so they planned their pricing method accordingly.

I'm not saying i like their prices, but with a game this big, i can see their reasoning.
I wouldn't be surprised if the prices come down after a while....
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Okay, that's fine then, but if these servers cannot handle BF3, then a lot of people who just forked over a lot of cash are going to be pretty pissed off. With higher cost should come higher quality. End of story.
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In before the next BF3 fail.
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This is exactly the reason i am NOT buying the game.

You dont get a server list in game and it feels like a console game when you need to wait 1 minute to go to the next level.

On release there will be hundereds of 64 player servers, Give the game a year and threre will be like 4 of them.

Oh hai red orchestra 2, I see you calling me, Oh what is that? I can host my own server in my house? Oh goodiee
What does it matter if the server list is in game or not? Other than feeling cheap it works better than any bf server browser, I can go to randomly websurfing to quickly joining a game just by opening a tab in my firefox. Bf games have been going strong all these years so I dont know what your talking about. As for Red Orchestra 2, I got that game on release; what a buggy mess, worse than the bf3 beta. I tried to play it a few days ago, nobody is playing it, launch day 10000 players online, now 2000 and shrinking.
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Valve has a partnership with EA for physical distribution, consoles and PC.
That will also put DICE on Valve time, and after many delays, BF3 would be a DX9 console port.
Valve can careless about cutting edge visuals. The majority of their user base are DX9 PCs.

So no.

Finally someone here who is not brainwashed by the "good ole valve days"

The way valve games look they might as well be console ports with their dx9 gfx and 7 year old engine. Its not hard to create a game that has less bugs on launch when you have been using the same game engine for almost a decade and your games become more simplistic every release.
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Wasnt this the same thing with BF2.

I would happy just playing Metro. I really like the CQB in that one.
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Wasnt this the same thing with BF2.

I would happy just playing Metro. I really like the CQB in that one.
I don't believe dedicated servers had to pay extra for BF2. I could be wrong though. The per-slot rental prices are the same (or even cheaper I think) than what was charged for BF2. BF2 was $2 per slot for a very long time.
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I know it costs a 1.30 per slot with them, and I was looking to get a server. I could do it on my own but I would rather not try to run it all myself. If you have a need for another admin to help pay let me know. I am in Los angeles though if that matters.

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Hmmm... gameservers.com hasn't said anything to us about it, and we already paid the first month for our 64 man conquest...
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As for Red Orchestra 2, I got that game on release; what a buggy mess, worse than the bf3 beta. I tried to play it a few days ago, nobody is playing it, launch day 10000 players online, now 2000 and shrinking.
Because all the un-tactical Cod players, Rambo men and health regeneration lovers cant play the game for the life of them, There was a patch released a few days ago and it fixed most the problems, some bugs still exist yeah but they WILL get fixed as TWI have great support and this game will keep getting updated. We have all the vets from RO1 the real tactical players and some new ones, Its not about how many people play the game, its more about the community in this game, If you played a number of hours on the first you will know the regulars when you hop onto the second one.

The only reason RO2 got billions of sales (TWI said it sold a lot more than KF) is because theres no good shooters on the market that is for everyone so not many people knew what they were going to be playing, COD was for everyone as it was simple and fast even if it is a reskined game, People like it. Only reason console players are going to buy BF3 (and the majority of PC gamers) are because the graphics look good, But i could not give a flying pig about how good the graphics need to be these days, all i want is fun gameplay and even though RO2 is realism based its fun, And thats more important than a lot of stuff BF3/COD offers.
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