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Rather have a balanced game with 64 players than utter chaos with 100+.
    
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Rather have a balanced game with 64 players than utter chaos with 100+.
yeah +1 to this
 
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yeah +1 to this
Definitely agree but with mod tools and a decent map maker we could have some insane 128 player firefights on huge maps.
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The last game I played that did this on PC was tribes 2, where some people had modded servers that allowed for 128 players instead of 64. It was kind of a huge mess, since there were so many people.

I think 64 people is enough, and unless they actually design the game for 128 or 256 players on a map, it'll just be too chaotic and spammy with that many players
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Increase the respawn time and see balance come.
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I have to agree, I think it would take a miracle of game design to make a 256 players actually fun, or maps the size of a small city... which most likely wouldn't be fun. That said BF3 is quickly becoming my most anticipated game EVAR!
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The last game I played that did this on PC was tribes 2, where some people had modded servers that allowed for 128 players instead of 64. It was kind of a huge mess, since there were so many people.

I think 64 people is enough, and unless they actually design the game for 128 or 256 players on a map, it'll just be too chaotic and spammy with that many players
I assume BF3 will have rank servers.

1. Make rank servers apply to 64 player map sizes and below.
2. Give dedicated servers ability to go to 128 without rank. Let players decide if it's fun or not. FPS games are a dime a dozen, do something different DICE.

I take it the people who care about balance are interested in rank servers only.
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I take it the people who care about balance are interested in rank servers only.
Or maybe people that want a cohesive experience?

Adding that many players outside the design specs will certainly break all kinds of game features. Not that it couldn't be fun, but it would not be BF3. I mean, they've extensively played with 128 players and determined that it is NOT fun.

This is the developer, the person with more potential to tweak the game than anyone.
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There should be an option to run LAN with 128 players.
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Finally! A real warfare game! Its going to be awesome having like 20x bigger than average maps and not always fighting for the same position or base!
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