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Thank you for reinforcing my view.

Maybe I should explain my position, I originally came to this site for guidance on working with plexi and building custom loops, then tracked of to different things with the great knowledge available here, maybe what I expect from this site differs from your expectations, do I care? No, everyone can have an opinion, that's what a forum is for, we have just gone of the beaten track a bit on OCN. Didnt know we were protecting developers wagers ect.

Your View? Which is what exactly? That things have changed? From what? Seems to be that you just want to shut up anyone who has an opinion other than yours and call their comments "stupid". You want to oppose my point of view? do so with some logic. Otherwise you are a walking contradiction. I for one support an environment where everyone can have differing opinions and discuss them.

So if the beaten track is conforming to a single view, then I will gladly walk off that path. You truly want to understand my point of view rather than using your own logic to immediately dismiss the opinion, then read on past the last quote in this post.
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loading screen ads are annoying to some people but not surprising from EA. this is from ps4 I think, they don't do this on pc.

Ultracarpet, it's fine that you like BF4, but just realize there are people who have higher expectations for an fps game's mechanics and networking. I am one who is like your brother, once I learned what really causes all the random from nowhere deaths and completely whiskey tango foxtrot moments I was done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gt_VX49dxk&list=UUP7QY6L5pvmm0-stL-pNFrw

bf4 was advertised as a competitive product however there are many core fundamentals that aren't good enough.

Okay. Yes. For the sake of setting the stage I must pose the same question back to you: It's fine that you DON'T like BF4, but just realize there are people (the majority that play the game) that are casual gamers and don't need the game to be the most technically sound game put on the face of the earth.

If you are like my brother, you will realize that things change, the game is maturing, it's turning into a casual game. You can't do anything about this. No amount of kicking and screaming will change this. Just set it down and move on. Enthusiasts (generally) have not done this though. They have turned to the internet and social media to voice themselves. While I am a supporter of being able to voice your opinion and frustrations... We are people that actually hold a lot of water in the industry even when we aren't the target market... (argument continued on after next quote)
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Just because he only joined 3 years ago doesn't mean he wasn't a site visitor for much longer...

Please present your evidence because I don't feel a need to protect a stranger's career.

I only said that because it's like a 12 year old telling a 20 year old how things 'used to be'.

NOW.

Enthusiasts found solace online and it gave them a place to voice their opinions, discuss topics, and also voice frustrations. If any of you are like myself, then you have a pretty sizeable network of people in your lives that do not share the same passion for technology and thus are very religious to your own words on them. This presents a problem, as the enthusiasts can now create such a ripple amongst the internet and IRL, that EVERYONE grabs hold of ideas and opinions without fully understanding them and in turn act on them. Enthusiasts are now the big brothers of everyone when it comes to technology. We didn't ask for this power... but guess what Spiderman(s), with great power comes great responsibility.

Pick your battles.

Please don't take my opinion as that I want everyone to shut up. Fundamental problems within the gaming industry exist. Stepping further one could even say the entertainment industry as a whole. Stepping further than that one could argue that it's capitalism that holds the problems. Hoping I can say this without ensuing another debate, but: problems arise when production and consumption of art is handled by capitalism.

We can sit here and point fingers and argue that the issues with games these days are finite, small, and fixable with enough human willpower. They aren't. The way that enthusiasts are expressing their frustrations with video games is dangerous because of the weight we throw around in the industry. We are so blindly fixated with anger on the execs with Ferraris and seven figure incomes that we forget the hundreds and even sometimes thousands of people beneath them that are ultimately the ones who will get hurt. You tear down DICE and EA, great, those Execs will go find another business to run and/or start. All of the employees who have been working their asses off while being emotionally torn down and repeatedly told their work sucks by everyone (in and out of the workplace), are kicked to the curb while trying to live on their own or support families. This is where I will reiterate my point. It's a video game for us. We play it for a few hours. It's a JOB for them. They work on it to pay bills. This sucks. I know. But if you are in fact so passionate about the issues that exist within the industry, then there is things that can be done for the people that matter. The gaming industry is just ASKING for better legislation. Division of wealth is awful as well as time constraints. I don't want to go further than that on this topic though as it's an entirely new debate.

A few years back, you guys may remember, a little movement called KONY 2012. It was a documentary first and foremost... and everyone knows that documentaries are expert opinions that we should act on right?! Wrong. There were ulterior motives for the creation of it, and it wasn't long before it's creator was running around naked on the street going crazy. I had a few close friends who were dragged through the coals on facebook and twitter because instead of jumping on the bandwagon and buying those ridiculous kits they chose to question the validity of the whole thing. Now imagine if you had the power of a documentary, every time you opened your mouth to voice your frustrations and opinions online. We do. There are people running around as we speak preaching the gospel of how unimaginably terrible BF4 is. Often doing so without even understanding what it is that makes the game bad in enthusiasts eyes. I'm not saying any of you have ulterior motives for saying the game is bad. I'm saying that while these issues do present themselves to you, they don't to others, and the only thing you accomplish by making them known is one less game for people to sit back relax and enjoy playing. While KONY 2012 was ridiculous, it did put Africa back on the map in peoples minds, it's just the hype train that needed to be slowed in regards to incredibly specific and irrelevant issues to the public. So I say this, your complaints aren't ridiculous, and they have put the attention to quality in games back on the map, just slow the hype train down, realize that these specific issues aren't really that relevant to the majority of gamers that were or are going to buy the game and enjoy it.

Just to add a little side point (can be included or excluded from my points)... If we used this power a little more intelligently we might have a more competitive pc market... could you imagine if everyone (businesses included) that was just a simple user and really didn't need the best of the best was recommended AMD? Maybe they would have a little more money to R&D with. Before any of you jump on this comment, yes I do realize that a business should be responsible for it's own success... but it was also said by someone I was previously talking to that "It is the customer that will ultimately decide the path".

Enthusiasts do hold a lot of weight. We are almost union of sorts in between these games and the mass consumers of them. We must be careful wielding this sledgehammer in a glass store. The fat cats will always be the least hurt if attacked, and this hype train could get out of control. Thanks for reading.
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You have to start somewhere, if you continue to purchase said titles that practice these things then they simply...wait for it..continue to do so! lol

I literally have zero problem with in-game advertisements, especially ones that are unobtrusive and do not affect any game play in any way. i don't mind if it continues
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There are a great number of stupid things going on with BF4, and its sad that its taken them things long to attempt a solution. its really not that difficult to understand

1) EA stopped future projects to work on BF4 and released numerous significant patches to address concerns. I have had BF4 since launch and never experienced any of the *major* issues people have been complaining about on OCN. Additionally, the patches have it working quite well and my friends and I have 100+ hours into the game
2) you don't even own the game, the only thing i'm having difficulty understanding is why you're complaining about things you haven't even experienced first hand
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however if you enjoy and support EA and its practices then by all means continue to support them with your purchases.

thanks! i will smile.gif titanfall is wonderful
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Myself, I dont really have an issue with peer pressure and have no desire to play BF4, second hand or otherwise. There seems to be little to no additional entertainment value within it for me, so i'll just replay ME2 or one of the 166 other titles I have waiting for me to play tongue.gif

...peer pressure? is this elementary school?? Yet you've succumbed to the anti-BF4 peer pressure at OCN considering you think it seems to have no entertainment value for you tongue.gif

ME2 is an EA game, right? You boycott EA games like BF4 by going into the waiting arms of other EA titles?
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Because you don't have to pay anything to use OCN. You have to pay $60 to play BF4. I believe you can upgrade your account here on OCN to an "overclocked" account where you pay a membership fee for some benefits, and I think one of those is the removal of ads. Many online services offer a free version and paid version, with one of the main features being removal of annoying ads. Don't wanna see ads? Pay the company the money they'd lose if they didn't show those ads. Company makes the same amount of money either way. But when they require payment AND run ads, now they're making double money (although most companies would go under if they tried to pull this crap, EA thinks they can get away with it). BF4 is a decent game, but it's not worth more than the $60 I paid (especially with how long it took to make it the fully-functional piece of software we all expected when we pre-ordered).
Pay for a tube across the city, adverts on every reasonable sized surface that isn't a window. Pay to go see a film, pay for cable/satellite TV, a magazine, a newspaper, a DVD/Blu-Ray without at least some other "suggestions" for other DVD's/Blu-Rays you may want to spend your money on at the front before you get to what you actually paid for. How exactly is that so different from a "suggested" game you may like appearing before you start the one you paid for? The parallels seem to already exist, you can close the window as easily as you can skip any other advert.

Every year new records are broken to the point AAA cross platform games now rival a big cinema release. You won't be able to get a game without some ads anymore than you can go to a cinema and not see some.

I already have an overclocked account, they were handed out as a reward for helping the community. Is there really an option to remove ads with it?

The magazines are a good example and I said earlier I can't understand why any one would buy a magazine and news papers aren't much better...perhaps worse, but the rest all deal with things you don't own.

The tube ride deals with some else's private property you just accidentally go by.
TV you only pay for the service...you don't pay for the show and if you do pay for the show as in like pay-per-view...there aren't usually commercials.
Films/rental movies...you don't own the licenses for them...you are riding some one else's license. If you buy the movie disk then the previews are optional.

So really BF4 is just copying the precedent of magazines and news papers...which are a dying breed unless they are getting themselves online, but then they become a web page and ads on a web page are a lot more easily swallowed by the masses.

Though I wouldn't mind a popup after you shut the game down...like Steam does. I've learned about many a great sale that way. Though I can disable that if I want to. Though I would prefer it to be Origin sales and nothing else if an EA game did it...but I'd live if it was movie ads or something. That would be much better than that popup Origin wants to do when you log onto your machine. That is just ridiculous.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/14/14 at 11:15am
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I literally have zero problem with in-game advertisements, especially ones that are unobtrusive and do not affect any game play in any way. i don't mind if it continues
1) EA stopped future projects to work on BF4 and released numerous significant patches to address concerns. I have had BF4 since launch and never experienced any of the *major* issues people have been complaining about on OCN. Additionally, the patches have it working quite well and my friends and I have 100+ hours into the game
2) you don't even own the game, the only thing i'm having difficulty understanding is why you're complaining about things you haven't even experienced first hand
thanks! i will smile.gif titanfall is wonderful
...peer pressure? is this elementary school?? Yet you've succumbed to the anti-BF4 peer pressure at OCN considering you think it seems to have no entertainment value for you tongue.gif

ME2 is an EA game, right? You boycott EA games like BF4 by going into the waiting arms of other EA titles?

That is your opinion, your entitled to it. Doesnt mean everyone else will follow along. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you having your own opinion.

Right, so how did Titan Fall get released if their "halting all future projects" ?

How many patches are we in? How long ago has the game been released and still releasing patches for?

If I were able to trial the game, I would. So until then I will follow along with the word of those I hold confidence within. Also, I have my own experiences with Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3. If I were to use them as a reference for what I could expect in this 4th installment then I still wouldnt purchase said product. Doing so means supporting the direction of EA in accordance with its products.

You think this sentiment is confined just to OCN? Peer pressure in the sense that everyone else will buy the game, dont want to feel left out? Guess you got to go and buy the buggy mess... This is what EA is relying upon for its customer base.

I dont mind holding a debate with you, however please keep it professional. Its all that I ask smile.gif

Mass Effect 2 was a quality title, why do you think there were so many people up and arms over ME3? I supported EA with ME2 because I believed it to be a good purchase. I wish I could say the same with ME3 and BF3. After that I will no longer support EA until they clean up their act.
    
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Okay lets begin with the original premise of this thread. The use of ingame ads to me is not a big deal, provided there is a benefit to the player. I mean true ingame ads such as those on billboards or TV screens in game actually can ad to the immersion if done well. A load screen ad does not bother me if does not slow down the game load to make me view it. I bought and SSD for fast loads and having a game force it to be slower to show an ad would annoy me. However I would also like to see a cost reduction in the game. If I paid for the game, I paid for a game, not a TV show and if you want to make more money off me than what I paid for the game then either charge me more or use the adds but reduce the up front cost.

In fact I think this is an awesome idea for F2P games. Generate income with cosmetic items and in game ads:thumb:

Now to the sub thread that comes up every time people get mad at a company, they cry about never buying from them again. Stop lying to yourselves because the rest of us know the truth. If even 20% of the people that have made this claim over the years did it, EA would be a financial mess. Oh I am sure your intentions are real but lets face it the next good EA game that comes out and you will rush back like nothing ever happened. If you want to boycott EA then do so, if not, then don't, but please quite wasting our time with your diatribe that you will never hold too.

As for BF 4 itself, there have been bugs no doubt but the failure of the BF series has been coming for a while now. They keep trying to recreate the same magic with the same formula. BF as a series is getting a bit long in the tooth and really just kind of feels like Madden football, more of the same for more money. They need to get out of their comfort zone and try something new, personally I find Titanfall a better and more compelling game. I wish it had the option for a decent solo play campaign but since from day one it has claimed to be what it is I can have little to complain about.
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Right, so how did Titan Fall get released if their "halting all future projects" ?

EA is the publisher, not the developer. Titanfall is made by respawn
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How many patches are we in? How long ago has the game been released and still releasing patches for?

How many patches are we in on Starcraft/Broodwars? Diablo 2? Counterstrike? (edit: http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/StarCraft_version_history - patches were coming 10 years after release)
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If I were able to trial the game, I would. So until then I will follow along with the word of those I hold confidence within. Also, I have my own experiences with Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3. If I were to use them as a reference for what I could expect in this 4th installment then I still wouldnt purchase said product. Doing so means supporting the direction of EA in accordance with its products.

I didn't like BF3 either, i actually kinda hated it. I *love* bf4. go figure tongue.gif
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You think this sentiment is confined just to OCN? Peer pressure in the sense that everyone else will buy the game, dont want to feel left out? Guess you got to go and buy the buggy mess... This is what EA is relying upon for its customer base.

i don't buy games because i feel left out.
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I dont mind holding a debate with you, however please keep it professional. Its all that I ask smile.gif

likewise smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
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Mass Effect 2 was a quality title, why do you think there were so many people up and arms over ME3? I supported EA with ME2 because I believed it to be a good purchase. I wish I could say the same with ME3 and BF3. After that I will no longer support EA until they clean up their act.

i hated the first ME so much i wrote off the entire series
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While this isn't bad on itsself i think it does raise concerns for the future as we have experienced with the whole gaming industry they keep trying to push the line of what they can do and what people accept. So these loading screen ads aren't that bad but you can bet that they will push the line a little further with the next game and then in a few years time when its too late for us to complain people will start to say "Hey man you remember the old days where we didn't have all these crappy ads spamming us ingame"

Look at all the DLC crap we get these days and all the microtransaction stuff in games these days it started basically the same. Somebody trying to step his foot over the line and if no one complains after some time they put their other foot over that line and repeat.
    
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While this isn't bad on itsself i think it does raise concerns for the future as we have experienced with the whole gaming industry they keep trying to push the line of what they can do and what people accept. So these loading screen ads aren't that bad but you can bet that they will push the line a little further with the next game and then in a few years time when its too late for us to complain people will start to say "Hey man you remember the old days where we didn't have all these crappy ads spamming us ingame"

Look at all the DLC crap we get these days and all the microtransaction stuff in games these days it started basically the same. Somebody trying to step his foot over the line and if no one complains after some time they put their other foot over that line and repeat.

that's the whole point of indie and crowdfunding.
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Everyone hating on dice and frostbite they found a way to make more money off the game who gives a f .
i didnt even notice commercials on the game till i saw this post
maybe cause between breakes im too busy Roasting flowers
idk
but these days games prices are off tha hook if you went to buy a game seems like at least $50 is entry level purchase and $100 is premium
and its not just EA and bf4 its COD also they either get you up front or they get you for the extra levels later on

Unhappy with prices: Happy to continue buying the games

Genius.

As for them simply finding a new way to make more money off the game, this was introduced post-sale meaning that by necessity it is an introduction made purely for profit and in no way shape or form benefits users.

In terms of companies like EA game pricing is no longer in any way tied to production costs, them making extra money via ads won't reduce game prices any more than the money saved by digital distribution or by using their own platform (origin). This is controlled by one factor and one factor only: How much money they think an appreciable percentage of their target demographic are willing to spend.
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While this isn't bad on itsself i think it does raise concerns for the future as we have experienced with the whole gaming industry they keep trying to push the line of what they can do and what people accept. So these loading screen ads aren't that bad but you can bet that they will push the line a little further with the next game and then in a few years time when its too late for us to complain people will start to say "Hey man you remember the old days where we didn't have all these crappy ads spamming us ingame"

Look at all the DLC crap we get these days and all the microtransaction stuff in games these days it started basically the same. Somebody trying to step his foot over the line and if no one complains after some time they put their other foot over that line and repeat.

i think people just don't understand the way technology has changed the world and they overreact. I *like* DLC. i think it gives companies an opportunity to release optional content packs that enrich the original product at a low-cost. i think most of us can agree microtransactions are trash for the most part (i never participate in free2play games or games that require microtransactions for a level playing field) but they are not intrinsically evil - they just need to evolve and find their niche. There's nothing wrong with companies trying new avenues for revenue, maybe these small in game ads will keep prices relatively low because they provide additional funding without needing to raise the base cost of the game. Dont get me wrong, I think everything can be (and usually is...) exploited and consumers rights are important, but all this faux outrage over small things is like crying wolf - when the real wolf comes, no one will believe it. I don't think having ads on a load up stream necessarily has to go right to the slippery slope other people here suggest
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