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And if this wasn't posted, people would have never known and gone on thinking PC was the primary. And...nothing. But now...now they have something to whine about (and oh will they whine)
This. It's Crysis 2 All over again
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I'm sure that DICE had no say in the matter. EA gives them a time frame and DICE needs to do it in that time frame
QFT
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man, you guys comparing any and every FPS game that comes out to CoD, i'd love to belt ya. especially regarding BF vs CoD. what because the little digital man on the screen in game with your name on him runs around with the gun in his face in a typical First Person view its CoD?

*SMACK*

They definitely went for a more urban closed in feel with some maps (havnt tried them all yet) but let's be honest, all they are doing is taking leaves out of the modern day war story book.
You can compare them, because both EA & Activision are trying to compete with one another. I'm not saying DICE or the developers for any of the CoD series were directly competing for the best game, they probably just wanted to appease their normal community. But BF3 did try and dress itself up to catch the attention of other gamers, there's no question about it (and I'm not saying it's a bad thing.)
I enjoy Bazaar, it would be my top choice compared to the other smaller maps (Although it could do without the APCs, which some servers take out vehicles entirely.) Most people seem to disregard it for certain reasons, but it's one of the few maps I enjoy playing when infantry only.
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I think this is fine tbh. If they didnt switch to consoles halfway through, the console versions probably wouldnt have reached this level of polish for the game. And you might not agree with this, but a very high percentage of people play games on consoles, and DICE needs to make money, only with money, can they provide us with games like BF3.

Again, ask yourself, are you really that disappointed with the PC version? It's still the best version by a long, long margin. 64 player multiplayer, better textures, no FPS limits... So why cry over this? DICE is still a company. They love their customers, but they still need to earn some moonies for themselves and for future games.
    
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Has any1 seen any DX11 Tesselation at all the the game?
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I Liek Trains.
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Has any1 seen any DX11 Tesselation at all the the game?
Not that I've seen so far, but there has to be something going on. For DX10 only cards, the terrain detail only goes up to medium. You have to have a DX11 card if you want to set terrain detail on high or ultra.

What's the explanation for this?
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Not that I've seen so far, but there has to be something going on. For DX10 only cards, the terrain detail only goes up to medium. You have to have a DX11 card if you want to set terrain detail on high or ultra.

What's the explanation for this?
Built-in tessellation. You can activate it by changing just one setting, not two

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And if this wasn't posted, people would have never known and gone on thinking PC was the primary. And...nothing. But now...now they have something to whine about (and oh will they whine)
This. BF3 feels like a PC game. I didn't have any idea that console was the lead platform until now. Sure, it was affected by consoles. Of course it was. But I'm okay with that, because that gives us an AAA PC game. And to be honest, the things people complain about aren't as much console porting as it's the general target group of this game wanting something else than the hardcore gamers. There are in fact a lot of scrubs and pubbers on PC and they are of course a bigger group than the hardcore fanboys.

If they'd just fix the key bindings and let me clear a key, I might actually consider this a near-perfect launch and it's already A LOT better than the BC2 launch.
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In a few months, there will be some other game that everyone cries about while comparing it to how awesome BF3 is. People are fickle like that.
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