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BF3 just came out the other day it's called Armored Kill. I've been waiting a long time for a sequal to BF2.thumb.gif

Looking foward to those maps smile.gif Maybe downloading them when I get home this afternoon.
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Nah ... I still play vanilla and there are always a bunch of servers that I can get into that are either maxed out or close to being maxed (64, 48, & 32.)

tru.

i play about 1 hour a day and its all good. I like Metro, Oman, and Death Valley.
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The reason BF3 seems to have died off is because of the fragmentation of the community.

You have premium only servers, then servers where you need specific dlc, then normal/b2k (assuming almost everyone has b2k for free) servers.

So the community is split into three general groups, and you could say every time a new dlc is added there is another group.

The whole premium thing just fragments the community and that is why BF3 is just failing harder and harder. The reason BF2 was so great was that the community didn't get fragmented for the most part. Sure there were expansions with new maps but at least there weren't "premium" only servers. And that dlc was eventually added in the patches for free.
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Originally Posted by Raiden911 View Post

tru.
i play about 1 hour a day and its all good. I like Metro, Oman, and Death Valley.

If I have to play without vehicles I do have to say I like the metro map...but then I like conquest. The deathmatch games that the "QuickMatch" button puts me in are just that one map with all the quadcons laying around by a port...can't think of the name. It is nuts. It is just people running and trying to shoot as many people in the back as they can before they get shot. No tactics of any kind. This was fun back in the Unreal Tournament days, but it is a little stale now. I have been just tossing out the bi-pod on a machine gun and just camping a popular travel lane. I will easily get 5 kills for each death and the guy that comes to kill me is missing out on all sorts of other kills since they have to go out of their way...so it helps the team in that regard as well. Heh...I might die five times in a row as I spawn though.

I think I've only played on three maps so far though...
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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

The reason BF3 seems to have died off is because of the fragmentation of the community.
You have premium only servers, then servers where you need specific dlc, then normal/b2k (assuming almost everyone has b2k for free) servers.
So the community is split into three general groups, and you could say every time a new dlc is added there is another group.
The whole premium thing just fragments the community and that is why BF3 is just failing harder and harder. The reason BF2 was so great was that the community didn't get fragmented for the most part. Sure there were expansions with new maps but at least there weren't "premium" only servers. And that dlc was eventually added in the patches for free.

It's not like the number of premium servers is out of control, I get maybe 1 or 2 premium only servers every time I refresh my server list.

I agree with you for the most part though, there's a significant fragmentation in the community but mainly because of the different release schedules for premium and non premium, for example, I usually play with a couple of my friends every night, and 2 of us are premium and the other one is not, so every time we want to play together we have to look for a non Armored Kill server (he's getting AK tonight though lol).

Hopefully the number of servers carrying AK increases tonight.
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I'd have to say I agree with the OP here. I like to play hardcore conquest 64 player games only and there are only a handful of servers to play on.
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I'd have to say I agree with the OP here. I like to play hardcore conquest 64 player games only and there are only a handful of servers to play on.

...that is exactly what I have been trying to find. Gosh I hope you are wrong. Though what is the difference between hard core and assault and such?

I will never enjoy death match games...and I would prefer vehicles even though I think my Battlefield flying days are done unless I fire up BF2142 again. Tanks and LAVx are still fun though.
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...that is exactly what I have been trying to find. Gosh I hope you are wrong. Though what is the difference between hard core and assault and such?
I will never enjoy death match games...and I would prefer vehicles even though I think my Battlefield flying days are done unless I fire up BF2142 again. Tanks and LAVx are still fun though.

Hardcore is friendly fire enabled. Nothing pisses me off more then random idiots that steal my tank while I am repairing. I have to at least be able to blow the tank up. I don't enjoy any game mode other then conquest which is basically capture and hold the flags on a large map.
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The great thing about bf3 is there is so many choices, the bad thing is that there is sooooo many choices hahahaha.

Hardcore has always seemed a little less popular, and seems like most of the HC Conquest maps i've been in have been the smaller maps (bazaar, sein...) . Seems natural though, HC with lots of armor is just brutal.

Assault is like Conquest but one side starts with all the flags and no base.
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