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Getting BF3 on friday, what should I expect? And are there any tips and tricks? I'm completely new to the BF3 universe.
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install origin rolleyes.gif
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Ugh I hate origin...i'll do it when it tell me to.
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Expect to uninstall it soon after playing.

Tip: Use Revo Uninstaller.
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I see lots of Origin haters. rolleyes.gif Does BF3 need Origin to play?
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Origin's not that bad.

Don't take the tank and go rush in like an idiot. (If you're playing rush)
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I'm probably going to get held hostage and screamed at for this, but I honestly don't find BF3 too great. It is a very beautiful game, the visual side of the game is breathtaking, and I do tip my hat off to Dice for doing such a great job. However, the gameplay aspect of it is just like every other FPS out there currently. Nothing new that you haven't seen before. Same score pop-ups and same ways to kill people.

It's only fun for so long.
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I'm probably going to get held hostage and screamed at for this, but I honestly don't find BF3 too great. It is a very beautiful game, the visual side of the game is breathtaking, and I do tip my hat off to Dice for doing such a great job. However, the gameplay aspect of it is just like every other FPS out there currently. Nothing new that you haven't seen before. Same score pop-ups and same ways to kill people.
It's only fun for so long.

If you don't make it out of this thread alive, it's been great. God speed.



OT: Actually use the squad system.
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Yes, BF3 needs Origin to play.

The only thing I can really suggest is PTFO. That is Play The F- Objective. That's how you level. Capture flags. Attack MCOM's, Guard flags, Guard MCOMs. I also recommend working with your team and squad. Always join a squad, you get bonus points for giving them ammo, giving them health, reviving them, etc. Drop health and ammo near your team/squad constantly. Once you get some points in the Assault class, you unlock the defibrillator and then you can start reviving teammates. Reviving a teammate not only saves your team a respawn ticket, but gets you 100-110 points, the same amount as a kill. This is actually a great way to earn some points, level up a bit, help your team, and learn the maps in the process because you'll be staying back behind your guys a little bit and learning the map as you guys push up.

Also, make some friends and play with them, stick together, and play smart. Other than that, it's really just learning the maps. Once you learn your vantage points, the game gets a lot easier.

Oh, one last one... PRO TIP: This isn't Modern Warfare. Don't go rushing in all bull in a china shop style. Watch your angles, move up strategically, let the enemies walk into your crosshairs instead of vice versa.
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I'm pretty new too; but one problem im having: I played the beta and there were no connection issues I mean it ran fine so I eventually preordered the game thinking it would be similar and gameplay it is I mean it's really fun, but the lag I get on some servers is unbelievable.

So one thing you may want to keep in mind is your connection. Mine isn't great but it worked fine in the beta and my pings not too bad. But sometimes it's not even worth bothering when the tank your driving keeps going forward instead of turning around the cluster of boulders because of lag.

I've looked into it a bit and I'm not the only one that gets it, and on some servers I'm fine! But on a good 85% of the servers I play it can't even be described as lag, it's more like someone cut one of the cables along the line! So that can get annoying but so can all lag wink.gif

I've heard some people blame the servers and others blame the bf3 code but I think it may have something to do with the sheer size of everything; maps are huge, player count up to 64 players, variety of vehicles. I mainly think this because I've played cod and other games for a while and as long as I find a good server there's no lag at all the main difference is the size of the teams in cod the max is 16? But don't get me wrong I really am enjoying bf3 just hope they patch whatever the problem is soon!


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