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Somehow Im not surprised EA is gonna milk this franchise to the ground. Who in their right mind would request PAID servers when there was a free alternative.
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Brb selling my PS3 and battlefield 3.
 
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Wait, so what exactly does this do?

It seems to me, if the original article were 100% accurate, EA is pulling the plug on servers that they ran, and giving them up for rent? I don't see how this affects anybody... even your average console BF3 player. It's not like you need to rent your own server to play... Can't you just play on other people's servers? Like how PC gamers who don't rent, have to play on other servers... rented by other people...? If I'm reading this correctly then it's a complete non-issue and the only thing that changes is there won't be official EA/DICE admins on these servers, and they'll have different names.

What practical difference does this make for your average player?
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Why would EA do this? headscratch.gif
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Another reason why consoles need to die.

But then again what if this is proper segregation between the masses of people who ruin games, unparented children, and idiots who will pay for anything. Maybe PC is an oasis of gaming paradise.
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I commend EA for doing this. They are showing the beautiful ways of Capitalism. If people are willing to give massive amounts of their money for nothing, then take their money and give those people nothing! The general masses are using their wallets to vote, and their votes are telling companies like EA to continue to create poor products and sell them for high prices. Corporations do not care about petitions, complaints, protests, and bad press. All corporations pay attention to is the Wallet Vote­­.

I agree but what happens when the consoletards are the majority and PC is the minority and there behavior affects us? I think its in our best interest to try and stop things like this unless it means death to consoles.
post #47 of 94
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WOW. Im on about the game itself sucking balls! From a person who paid for them to get where they are today with the BF games on PC im infuriated with how they have spent my money on ruining the Battlefield name. When you reach the age when you can see that the game market has been pillaged and plundered by shareholders then mabie....just mabie you will understand.

This is the problem with gaming and media in general today. They aren't creating good quality content and no one is spending on it, so they blame piracy.

EA has destroyed many companies to make money. My beloved Westwood and Rare were destroyed, games I loved. If you loved Command and Conquer and have played C&C4 or RA3 its almost enough to bring a grown man to tears. They've done this to many other companies as well and even DICE is seeing problems. I don't even play BF3, I don't enjoy it, I cant figure out why.
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Yet people will just keep on playing. They don't care.

Becuase its a video game. At anytime a person is free to press the power button on their PC.
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I'm not attempting to contribute more to the EA hate, but this was a pretty bad move on their part.

Hopefully it doesn't affect server availability too much, I like getting on [console for friends/contacts/etc that don't play on pc] and just blasting away in good company - which already is not very often, given things always going on, but I digress.
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Wow, I'm so glad I didn't invest any money into this game. I keep thinking about it every so often, but when I do, something like this pops up.
 
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