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Last year, Swedish-based developers Digital Illusions CE set out to launch not just a game, but an experience—an ever-changing and evolving experiment, if you will—which would serve as a platform from which future Battlefield titles would stem.

More than a year after the release, after more than a year of patches, updates, rule-changes and several massive expansions, how has Battlefield 3 held up?

http://kotaku.com/5967112/the-good-and-bad-of-battlefield-3-one-year-or-so-later

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The only problem I see with BF3 is that it is too good, how are they really going to get people to buy BF4 when this provides pretty much everything an FPS could ever need? There is no way BF4 will not be a step backwards from BF3.

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OK BF3 isn't that bad in my opinion the only thing that annoys me about it is how much the DLC milked the hell out of it. And the blue tint thing. Apart from that I'll definitely still play it, but when I finally get a discrete GPU in January (sold my 6850s) I will probably get slammed by Planetside 2. And BFBC2 nostalgia. And Crysis 3 when it comes out.
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I'm still getting shot behind cover
Still getting no packet flow kicks
Still lags when switching weapon
Hackers everywhere
Most unstable game on my nvidia card


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I'd love to see the game improve. I really would. But I can't help but feel like the DLC isn't doing that for me. Seeing as... I'm not buying the DLC. So all the DLC is doing for me is dwindling the number of servers I can play in. When I get the cash to buy it I'll be so happy. But until then I'm kind of stuck. Hopefully everyone is still playing by the time that happens.

TLDR: I wish the DLC was free or at least inexpensive.
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I'm still getting shot behind cover
Still getting no packet flow kicks
Still lags when switching weapon
Hackers everywhere
Most unstable game on my nvidia card

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1: ?
2: ?
3: ?
4: God help us all with this one. I wish they'd just leave us alone.
5: Stopped buying nVidia because this type of thing happened to me a lot way back when.

Please go on about 1-3 because I never noticed those things.
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I'm still getting shot behind cover
Still getting no packet flow kicks
Still lags when switching weapon
Hackers everywhere
Most unstable game on my nvidia card

-______-

I haven't had any issues with my video card as of recently. If you still do i believe it to be driver issues.
I also haven't seen a hacker recently. However i could just not notice it or i'm just lucky.
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I think Premium was a very good idea. Its a nice one time payment thing. It would have been great if Premium was available since B2K came out.
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no VOIP in-game pretty much killed any teamwork in this game unfortunately.
     
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I have to say, I'm not noticing problems 1-3 either, my GTX 680 seems to be working fine and I'm really enjoying Aftermath.

For me at least, Premium was well worth it.
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no VOIP in-game pretty much killed any teamwork in this game unfortunately.

Who isn't using TeamSpeak, Mumble or some other service these days anyways?
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no VOIP in-game pretty much killed any teamwork in this game unfortunately.

This was the single thing that completely ruined the game. I sued to be able to join a game of BF and work with my team mates, but now if I am not with friends I have no way of coordinating with people and when I am with friends I can only talk to to just a few people and still not coordinate with other squads etc...

Completely ruined the battlefield experience IMO. It effectively made it into a CoD style game where everyone is out for themselves running around with they mouths sewed shut - complete and utter blunder. I would have played this game so much more if there was in game VOIP. mad.gif
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