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Other General Battlefield 3 discussion thread

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Otis1337, 8 Feb 2011.

  1. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    That sounds... impractical. :confused:

    The "HQ" has been a staple of Battlefield games, hit escape and you've got full access to the server browser, soldier stats, friends list, etc. all while remaining in game. It was bad enough in BC2 where you had to leave a server to access the server browser. What does one have to be smoking to think it's a good idea to make people leave the game window to access a basic feature of the game?
     
  2. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Well-Known Member

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    That sounds awful.
     
  3. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    Why do developers feel the need to change the formula ? It has worked for years, it'll work again ! Stop changing things !
     
  4. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Yet again.... the Beta will show how it works.

    I actually quite liked the browser launcher. I'll only be playing on one server, ZiiP, but perhaps the CPC/Bit-Tech one from time to time as well, so it affects me less.

    I can understand that this could be annoying to some people, but personally I've found that I'd usually play a round out at least before swapping servers when playing any Battlefield game, regardless of how poorly it's going. Unless of course it's a ping issue.
     
  5. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    double post
     
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  6. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    Some months ago I was hyped about this game, now I am just disappointed.

    As I posted elsewhere:
    Remember when this still was the game made and thought to PC first?
    Guess there was no way to live to the hype.
     
  7. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I still have a hard time believe this...
     
  8. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I agree, I think someones got their wires crossed.
     
  9. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    going by the alpha impression, there's nothing wrong with this. in fact, it works really well. so well, the game loads minimised, play a ready sound for you so you can join the battle by clicking on BF3 in the task bar.

    the game loads same speed as BFBC2 as far as i can make out, so very fast. with no EA/DICE logo to go through, this browser-launch method is actually faster to get into the game.
     
  10. Xonar

    Xonar New Member

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    After having a look online the general consensus among alpha players is the same as yourself, they feel it works well and if anything is an improvement over the old "in-game" method.

    I guess when the Beta rolls around next month we'll get to experience it hands on but it may turn out not be such bad news after all.
     
  11. Lassar

    Lassar Lean Mean Fighting Machine !

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    It's like anything new I suppose.... takes a bit of getting used too.

    At 1st with the Alpha I was like WTF is this battlelog shite ! After playing for around 20 hours it was just the norm.
     
  12. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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  13. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    i didn't use in-game VOIP.

    but i do know in-game text chat was messed up in alpha, appears in a window, but disappears and no way to get it back. the chat window appears over the killfeed on the right, instead of on the top-left corner like in BFBC2. should be fixed by beta or a patch later, it's only a minor problem.

    VOIP however, sounds like mumble is the only way forward. ah well.
     
  14. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    Yet another app running to play the game?
     
  15. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    So when does the beta start? (not that I'm getting involved, I just want to know hardware requirements)
     
  16. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    what's this problem of having programs running in the background? :confused:

    Jilted, you should have no problem running the game with i5 and 570. :thumb:
     
  17. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    Usually, no problem. Sometimes I even leave Panzer Corps minimized while playing another game.
    But Battlefield 3 seems to break some records just to play the game. Origin to check for updates, Battlelog for the BF3 social side, Mumble to speak, Steam to keep track of friends, ...

    Beta is coming when?
     
  18. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Might pick up a 480 or a 570 gtx for this. My 275 will struggle.
     
  19. gilljoy

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    gtx 570 is a very nice card :) although I'd hold out until benchmarks are out when its released and get the best performing card
     
  20. Dwarfer

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    It seems backwards to give Console Players the Server Browser but PC Gamers a crappy web based browser WTF!!
     

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