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So I just picked up BF3 finally...for $10 it could not be passed over. However, I am a little shocked at how many empty servers there are; even on a weekend afternoon. The quickmatch button will only put me into one of two servers...both DeathMatch that replays the same non-vehicle map over and over. If I browse for servers they are almost all empty except for two that will be full.

Am I not doing my query right? I mean these results are very suspicious to me. All these empty servers and two full ones. I've been playing with the various server search options and I haven't found anything.

So is the game dead already? I was expecting it to be fairly populated yet just off of the amount of "Will this rig play BF3?" threads and the fact that there hasn't been another major shooter release since the last COD as far as I know.

I guess I see why is might not be doing so well. The game is a bit of a disappointment to what I expected out of battlefield game...no squad choosing, no in game voice, maps much smaller than I expected and the DM modes are just a bunch of fools running around taking turns shooting each other in the back. Squad and Commander tactics are pretty much completely ripped out of the game. Even in the few partially populated Conquest matches I've been able to get into. I also think they took the realism a bit far with the vehicles. I spent a good two hours on an empty server playing around with the attack helicopter...the fist time I got in I was expecting something similar to the Gunship in BF2142. Heh, the thing is a turd with rotors on it. I had to keep looking down to see if I was actually moving since it seems so slow. After some practice I am sure I could not completely suck with it if I ever found a server that had vehicles and actually had players on it. I guess I sort of knew all this from reading and talking to to other players which is why I was waiting for it to be cheap before I bought it, but getting hit with the reality of it is a bit of a shock.

So what is the deal with BF3? Are there good servers out there? Are some servers not shown in the Server browser? Can I search for them or do I need to know the server names before hand?

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So I just picked up BF3 finally...for $10 it could not be passed over. However, I am a little shocked at how many empty servers there are; even on a weekend afternoon. The quickmatch button will only put me into one of two servers...both DeathMatch that replays the same non-vehicle map over and over. If I browse for servers they are almost all empty except for two that will be full.
Am I not doing my query right? I mean these results are very suspicious to me. All these empty servers and two full ones. I've been playing with the various server search options and I haven't found anything.
So is the game dead already? I was expecting it to be fairly populated yet just off of the amount of "Will this rig play BF3?" threads and the fact that there hasn't been another major shooter release since the last COD as far as I know.
I guess I see why is might not be doing so well. The game is a bit of a disappointment to what I expected out of battlefield game...no squad choosing, no in game voice, maps much smaller than I expected and the DM modes are just a bunch of fools running around taking turns shooting each other in the back. Squad and Commander tactics are pretty much completely ripped out of the game. Even in the few partially populated Conquest matches I've been able to get into. I also think they took the realism a bit far with the vehicles. I spent a good two hours on an empty server playing around with the attack helicopter...the fist time I got in I was expecting something similar to the Gunship in BF2142. Heh, the thing is a turd with rotors on it. I had to keep looking down to see if I was actually moving since it seems so slow. After some practice I am sure I could not completely suck with it if I ever found a server that had vehicles and actually had players on it. I guess I sort of knew all this from reading and talking to to other players which is why I was waiting for it to be cheap before I bought it, but getting hit with the reality of it is a bit of a shock.
So what is the deal with BF3? Are there good servers out there? Are some servers not shown in the Server browser? Can I search for them or do I need to know the server names before hand?
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Where did you get it for 10$?
 
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Something isn't right. Here's a server list for example:

 

http://www.gametracker.com/search/bf3/US/?sort=c_numplayers&order=DESC&searchipp=50#search

    
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Dood, search by like the 1-5 open slots. There's tons of servers that are almost full. I honestly think there's WAYYY too many servers out there, that's why you might be seeing alot of empty servers...

The community is actually pretty huge. Now you want to see a dying game, go get Crysis 2 and pull up the multiplayer, there's maybe 10 servers with people in it...It's a semi-new game with amazing graphics....
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maybe because you dont have premium or karkand?
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Wish I would have noticed it for sale, although I am not that big a fan of the game. There is always bf4 though.
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1. Dont use quick match.

2 .Make sure there is absolutely nothing in the 'filter by name' box. Not even a space.

3. Check your region settings. These get messed up every time a patch updates. Last time Uruguay is listed in North America rolleyes.gif
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Last week for one day all the Battlefield games were $10 on Origin to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Battlefield series.
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Something isn't right. Here's a server list for example:

http://www.gametracker.com/search/bf3/US/?sort=c_numplayers&order=DESC&searchipp=50#search

That is exactly what I was looking for. The game browser webpage is bringing up no results for me if I set a search option for a few open spots. Can I actually enter a game from that Game Tracker page or do all games have to start from the BF3 page?
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1. Dont use quick match.
2 .Make sure there is absolutely nothing in the 'filter by name' box. Not even a space.
3. Check your region settings. These get messed up every time a patch updates. Last time Uruguay is listed in North America rolleyes.gif

I will check that region field out...to be honest I don't think I have even looked at the region field. I've only been playing the game for about twelve hours or so total, but I figured finding a populated server should have required no thought what so ever. However, it seems people are chatting in English so I hope my region is set right. That would be so lame if I was looking for servers in a region where it was 5:00AM in the morning or something
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Are you not using the server browser on battlelog?
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Crap...I just went and did a search and I brought up tons of servers to play on, but I am at work. Why isn't my machine at home finding these servers? Is there port it needs open? I would be expecting this to just use port 80. A browser setting maybe? This is just so impossible...if there was a problem with something it should return nothing; not just empty servers or if I search by empty spots I will get no results at all.
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