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BF3 Beta and initial thoughts

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  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Well, Snark and I tried to play together. Impossible.
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I did, however, get a few good rounds in on a Dutch server afterwards.

    Seriously, trying to do party play via the web interface is some kind of hellish nightmare.
  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1 Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I haven't touched the game due to lack of internet since we moved nor have I read anything about it but I just have to say that I miss BF1942/DC and All-Seeing Eye.
  • ErrorNullTurnipErrorNullTurnip Illinois Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Snarkasm wrote:
    Seriously, trying to do [Insert non-gameplay aspect here] is some kind of hellish nightmare.

    FTFY
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Oh, also funny: I was alerted that EA apparently can't handle special characters in passwords right now, so before I could get in game (read: before I could access the website), I had to change my password.

    gg EA
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I went to play last night and consistently found no servers over the course of a half hour or so. Got me to go to bed, at least.
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Also, I was bored:

    http://i.imgur.com/ehTNQ.jpg
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011

    I lulzed at how the article implied that the sole reason "hundreds of people" were canceling preorders was the squad management. Nice pic though. Spot on!
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Battlelog continues its downward suck spiral.

    And Jimmeh, you're right. You're dead on. If they're going to push ads, that's exactly what and where.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Jimmeh, can I publish your pic as a front-page piece?
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Sure thing. :)

    Edit: If you want a better quality image I can get one for you tonight or possibly in a couple hours.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    The better, the better.

    :wtf:
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1578986/pictures/bf3_battlelog.png

    Now with less .jpg . Not a huge difference, but meh.
  • SonorousSonorous Shredmaster Virginia Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I like Battlelog. It has a few bugs right now but over all I think it works well. I would rather use chrome to launch a game and meet up with buddies than an in game web based browser. Name a game with a good one of those.
  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Well, it seems quick, but hackers are already a serious problem. People going 35-0 with all headshots only using a pistol? Bullshit. Not worth playing now.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I don't think Punkbuster is properly functioning in the beta yet, right?
  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1 Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    They don't usually activate it right off the bat. I don't remember if they retroactively ban hackers.
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I can't for anything think why making squad management in game impossible is at all a good idea. Explanation anyone?
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I may have to try this....

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    -Digi
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I hope they never fix that.
  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1 Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Just played 2 rounds and I gotta say I really like the game. Love the feel and the weapons so far.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Video removed by user :(
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    UPSLynx wrote:
    Video removed by user :(
    I can recap the video... tanks and trucks doing somersaults and rocketing into the air all while commentary summarized with the following three words "WHAT THE FU$K" over and over. ;D
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Yeah that guy could use a bigger vocabulary but the vehicles rotating in slow motion was great.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    QCH wrote:
    I can recap the video... tanks and trucks doing somersaults and rocketing into the air all while commentary summarized with the following three words "WHAT THE FU$K" over and over. ;D

    This. It also noted in the description that this guy (The youtube poster) had recorded it from a live stream. It was not him in the video so that is what probably lead to it being taken down. Watching a tank shoot off like a rocket and then 15 seconds later land straight on this guys head was ridiculously hilarious. I hope the original video surfaces.

    -Digi
  • StarmanStarman Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I remember playing BF2 and suddenly I'd be sailing slowly through the sky in our APC, just flying along on my last vector. It was kinda trippy. The video was down when I got here--was it anything like that?
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Exactly like that, yes.
  • SonorousSonorous Shredmaster Virginia Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I REALLY doubt they are going to make in game squad creation impossible. You have to remember that this is a beta and we are only testing certain things. There are a few of features that are not live in the beta now that I would almost guarantee will be in gold. Look back at all of the other BF games. They have a system that people like and Dice is not stupid enough to change it to a point where their fan base will hate it. Once the 25th hits I think we will all really enjoy the product dice has put out, like we always do. Minus BF2: Modern Combat. That shit was bad. Everyone gets one though... mirite?
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