I have owned every BF game and expansion, and always gotten bored with it quickly. I think this is due to several reasons:
- I love the idea of the Battlefield games. I love FPS games. I love multiplayer, and playing with friends. Here is the rub: words cannot accurately portray how utterly terrible I am at these games. Hundreds of hours in and I feel no more skilled than the day I started.
- My patience for repeated failure is very, very short. If I am pursuing objectives with teammates and I die even as little as 3-4 consecutive times without making any discernible progress, I tend to get pretty angry. To this day I'm not sure how to combat this. It's almost like even though I know I'm playing against other players, it feels like I'm really not, and I should win or at the very least be successful at the role I'm attempting to play.
- The small amount of skill I do have is mostly with the classes I truly cannot stand playing. I love the idea of a team-minded scout/sniper and being extremely accurate, etc...but that's the hardest role for me. I can go entire conquest games and end up with 3 kills, anywhere between 10 and 25 deaths, and less than 500 points.
- Because of the fact that I admittedly suck, it takes a ridiculous amount of time to get unlocks.
I haven't played BF3 in around 3 weeks and likely will not play again any time soon, yet I still love the game. Weird? Yes. Why? No idea.
If I were at all able to hold my own consistently and even maintain a 1.0 K/D while feeling as if I had the ability to actually contribute to my team without just basically giving away tickets then I'd probably still be playing this game a LOT more.