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Eugh, BF3 is crap compared to BF2.
    
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I think TB put this nicely into perspective

6:20 onwards.
 
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To me, the fun is getting those unlocks and using them, learning how they work best. Might as well ask me to pay money to skip to the last mission lol
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Did the Ultimate Shortcut works for you guys? Mine is just a fail rip off. I've contacted EA about it and they are aware of the bug... that everything is still locked.

 
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i enjoyed unlocking weapons till the expirience slows thats happens when more required xp needed,i agree with greezleboy,basicly im not bothered with people and being killed so instead to mocking
im not bothered with this,i can see sustainable range ratio of weapons those range high accuracy/low damage grip/straight bolt putt etcs
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

I think TB put this nicely into perspective6:20 onwards.

He states what is already known, buying the kit gives you the equipment, which gives an advantage. He literally says that everyone should have the unlocks to begin with. Buying them is still dumb because it encourages them to do this more often, instead of showing them that people want the unlocks gone.

As it stands people who bought the kit bought the advantage (or leveled the field) over people who didn't buy the kits or don't yet have them - that is wrong by allowing people to buy their way forward or above others. That's not fair and it's pretty disgusting.

But I disagree anyway, I liked how it was, but that's just me! tongue.gif
Edited by Rubers - 4/2/12 at 9:52am
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As I've been saying, it's a fact that it puts you at a disadvantage.

Im not saying I like this buy all the unlocks option, but you have to admit- you can unlock the med kit, the grenade launcher, and most other essential gadgets in the first couple hours of game play. You are slightly disadvantaged, but not for long. And again, you have your squad to lean on.
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I don't think it's DICE decision on this. I do believe is all EA bringing this idea up with Origin. DLC, Bonus, Pay to Unlock.



This. EA's dirty hands ruin everything they touch. Look what happened to Bioware, they were churning out classics like Baldur's Gate I & II, Jade Empire, and more and more they became EA's farm animal. Slave to the almighty dollar, pandering to the lowest denominator.

DICE isn't immune to it either. BF2, BC2 levels were very wide open- there was a lot of room to flank and use strategy. To think.

Now we have COD clone levels, like Operation Metro and maps like that which are just choke holds for people to mindlessly spam explosives.

Publishers are the bane of a developer's existence. Many games have flopped simply because of pressure from developers, and unreasonable deadlines, causing developers to release an incomplete and unfinished product- All Points Bulletin comes to mind.
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Im not saying I like this buy all the unlocks option, but you have to admit- you can unlock the med kit, the grenade launcher, and most other essentially gadgets in the first couple hours of game play. You are slightly disadvantaged, but not for long. And again, you have your squad to lean on.
This. EA's dirty hands ruin everything they touch. Look what happened to Bioware, they were churning out classics like Baldur's Gate I & II, Jade Empire, and more and more they became EA's farm animal. Slave to the almighty dollar, pandering to the lowest denominator.
DICE isn't immune to it either. BF2, BC2 levels were very wide open- there was a lot of room to flank and use strategy. To think.
Now we have COD clone levels, like Operation Metro and maps like that which are just choke holds for people to mindlessly spam explosives.
Publishers are the bane of a developer's existence. Many games have flopped simply because of pressure from developers, and unreasonable deadlines, causing developers to release an incomplete and unfinished product- All Points Bulletin comes to mind.

All except the vehicle unlocks.
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All except the vehicle unlocks.

Ouch. You do have a very valid point with this, and I do agree with you on that.

I was just thinking med pack, 'nade launcher, those kind of gadgets. I wasn't considering perks.

Yeah the second someone gets in the air who doesn't have jet unlocks, they're toast.
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I was surpised when I saw when you can buy unlocks at the EA store when I launched the Orgin. For me, the weapons unlocks options are a meh. I mean, I have unlocked and tried every gun minus the assualt class and enjoyed the process. It allowed me to expereinced every weapons' strengths and weakness to some degree. I mean, I never thought i would enjoy using the Saiga and some other weapons.

Sadly, the vehicles unlocks is something that i might consider since I hardly play any of the big maps. I mean, I enjoy playing CQB maps, prolly thanks to playing and enjoying CODMW a lot. I do welcome the CQB maps since there's a niche that some enjoy and vice versa for some enjoy playing larger maps all in one game. In one game, we get the best of both worlds to some degree and we have a choice to have fun with our limited time from day to day.

I concur to ShtKck's statement that the publishers can create issues with devs to an extent, but I feel that's the price you gotta to pay when they got the money funding the game. Especially in the case when EA is a publicly traded company with a strong duty to their shareholders. All I can say is that they better release another patch before the next expansion pack comes out in order to win our wallets.

Personally, I think this whole unlock option is just another product mix to milk BF3 to a certain degree for some gamers and as an option which isnt a big issue compared to the latest patch with the whole supression out of wack and other stuff. That I believe should be in the spot light in how DICE is handling the current game.
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