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A dedicated Battlefield 3 server for Icrontic and Trinet's Division-G

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  • SnarkasmSnarkasm 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
  • Sp00nmanSp00nman Ferndale, MI
    edited Oct 2011
    We're very happy to promote the PC gaming experience. This is just the first of what I hope will be many team efforts to promote good gaming.

    I look forward to seeing everyone on the server tomorrow!

    EA ID: Sp00man72

    ~Neil
  • CycloniteCyclonite Tampa, Florida Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Woo! Can't wait!
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    If you don't have Battlefield 3, you can get it for $51 on Amazon.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    is this 32vs32 or 16vs16?
  • boasistboasist Troy
    edited Oct 2011
    32 max slots. So 16vs16.

    If the demand approaches, we can upgrade to full on 64 player mayhem! ROFLCOPTR
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    boasist said:
    32 max slots. So 16vs16.

    If the demand approaches, we can upgrade to full on 64 player mayhem! ROFLCOPTR
    was just curious. allows platoon sized warfare. thanks for info

    I would really love to see 64v64, with all the bells
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I had trouble getting connected first time. Try closing and opening the origin client once (not restarting computer). I had not closed it since purchasing and was having issues. After restarting client, login to server went perfectly.
  • AnnesAnnes Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I don't think I'll have it downloaded before the end of the night. :(
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I know we have the vent server from Division G for BF3, and I got into that one, but I can't seem to get into normal IC server. I have details from the minecraft sticky, but it doesn't seem to want to let me in. Anyone PM me something to make me feel dumb and get connected?
  • StarmanStarman Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Played with Tushon, Nights, Pigflipper and others. It was fun! Now I have to figure out how to play something other than MEEEDIC.
  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Oh, are folks on a different vent server than IC's?
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    pragtastic said:
    Oh, are folks on a different vent server than IC's?
    http://icrontic.com/forum/showpost.php?p=806537&postcount=11
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    So Jimmeh and I tried for at least 30 minutes tonight to play together on a public server. Origin is such a frigging mess that we've had no actual luck at playing in the same game at all so far. This is a total nightmare. Origin blows.

    So basically, it's like this: If you don't have any friends, BF3 online rules. If you have friends, go f*k yourself.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I hate Origin as much as the next guy, but ur doin' it rong. Import your Origin friends to the Battlelog, then create a party. Find a server with open slots or let BF3 do it for you with a quick match.
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Dewmander Misery Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Thrax said:
    I hate Origin as much as the next guy, but ur doin' it rong. Import your Origin friends to the Battlelog, then create a party. Find a server with open slots or let BF3 do it for you with a quick match.
    Did that and done that.

    Also:

    s/origin/battlelog/
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Thrax said:
    I hate Origin as much as the next guy, but ur doin' it rong. Import your Origin friends to the Battlelog, then create a party. Find a server with open slots or let BF3 do it for you with a quick match.
    Yeah, definitely not that simple. We partied up and it didn't make a difference - no matter which server we connected to, either Tiberius or I did not recieve the confirmation popup that the other sent out when trying to connect. It was a frigging mess.

    We ended up just connecting to whatever server we wanted,and using the join feature from the other person's status page.

    We spent an hour and a half tonight playing BF3, but we only played BF3 for 40 minutes. Battlelog blows.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    A couple shots from our first few games on the server:

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  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    "just like crabs"

    That line caused me to die a few seconds later cause I was laughing too hard to pay attention
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Man that looks freaking gorgeous.
  • boasistboasist Troy
    edited Oct 2011
    What better man to take pictures than the Dean of Computer Graphics, great stuff UPSLynx.

    It was a blast last night, I was mostly romping around getting familiar with the controls, maps, etc. But we all got along and once we were in the game it was awesome. Thanks again to all that showed up.

    I've implemented the following changes to the server

    Rotation is now - Conquest, Rush, then back again, I've also changed the map size to small, as that is setup for 32 players, last night we were on 64 player maps.
    Server will start a game with fewer people in it, allowing you to hop in when the server is slow and practice flying around.

    Worst part for me was I realized my GTX285 doesn't cut the mustard. I was playing at 800x600, low res, in a window. That will have to change.
  • CycloniteCyclonite Tampa, Florida Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    That explains why you kept getting the tank stuck so much early on. :-p
  • boasistboasist Troy
    edited Oct 2011
    Cyclonite said:
    That explains why you kept getting the tank stuck so much early on. :-p

    Hahaha, yes, I was getting huge airtime in the tank going over those rubble piles, I was curious if it would kick you off when we went upside down. The answer is no and we can now be a full on multi-dimensional killing machine.
  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1 Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    boasist said:
    Worst part for me was I realized my GTX285 doesn't cut the mustard. I was playing at 800x600, low res, in a window. That will have to change.
    I'm using a GTX260 and the game ran pretty well for me considering I didn't get around to changing any of the video options.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    boasist said:

    Worst part for me was I realized my GTX285 doesn't cut the mustard. I was playing at 800x600, low res, in a window. That will have to change.
    It cuts the mustard, sort of, but the current GeForce drivers are fucking awful for BF3. Constant stuttering, hiccuping, etc. It's nasty.
  • boasistboasist Troy
    edited Oct 2011
    Thrax said:
    It cuts the mustard, sort of, but the current GeForce drivers are fucking awful for BF3. Constant stuttering, hiccuping, etc. It's nasty.

    OK good, so it's a driver thing. I did update to the latest public release before playing last night. Patience it seems I need yes.
  • CycloniteCyclonite Tampa, Florida Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    boasist said:
    Hahaha, yes, I was getting huge airtime in the tank going over those rubble piles, I was curious if it would kick you off when we went upside down. The answer is no and we can now be a full on multi-dimensional killing machine.
    Woo! I had a good time. Wish I could have stuck around longer.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Thrax said:
    It cuts the mustard, sort of, but the current GeForce drivers are fucking awful for BF3. Constant stuttering, hiccuping, etc. It's nasty.
    I was playing on latest release drivers and experience none of those things (on a GTX570 ... so if your comment was directed at 200 series cards, ignore this)
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    It's any DX 8/9/10 NVIDIA cards, and select 500 Series cards, primarily 560/580 and SLI configs.
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    For what it's worth, Lynx: Church, Pig, Blackhawk and I partied up mid-round and ended up spawning in the same squad for 3 games in a row on a 64 player server. We also had Cri1s89 and Church's gf in the server with us, too (they found us through Origin browser).

    Don't be so quick to write the system off, it's the first day - who knows, you might have been trying to do it at a wonky time. All kinds of things were going on last night that prevented something from happening properly.
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    fatcat said:
    was just curious. allows platoon sized warfare. thanks for info

    I would really love to see 64v64, with all the bells
    I'll try to get some footage for you - we gamed on a 64v64 last night and it was absolute madness. Most jawdropping part of the night was trying to avoid an Abrams: sprinted towards a highway pillar and dove behind it just as he fired a shell over my head. I'm crawling around and I can hear him moving to get into position when a Havok showed up over the top of a hill in front of me, out of nowhere, and disables the Abrams. I finished off the crew when they hopped out, he performed a sort of overwatch while I capped the flag, and flew off.

    One of at least 4 moments last night that gave me goosebumps.
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    primesuspect said:
    Man that looks freaking gorgeous.
    I know. I haven't played a Battlefield Game since 1942 but this looks phenomenal and if Icrontic gets a crew together I might have to pick up the game. Does anyone know of a way I can get the game for less than the standard $60 retail right now? And was the limited edition version a pre-order only thing, or can that still be had as well?
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    primesuspect said:
    Man that looks freaking gorgeous.
    Yeah, and those pictures were down-scaled on Photobucket to boot. The visuals are simply on a different level.
    Don't be so quick to write the system off, it's the first day - who knows, you might have been trying to do it at a wonky time. All kinds of things were going on last night that prevented something from happening properly.
    I was going to write about the importance of a first impression, especially with a service as big as Origin/Battlelog, but then I remembered that this is the second sour taste this service has left in my mouth. Things seem marginally improved over the beta with Battlelog (the game itself, though, vastly improved). I won't get over the fact that a browser-based log system is nothing but a needless layer of complexity that does nothing to improve the current means of matchmaking. It'll improve - it has to, but what a wretched means just to play a game.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    So while we're on the topic of intense moments in this game - I experienced a moment on the IC server last night that blew my mind.

    It took place immediately after that first screenshot that I posted. Boasist and I were putting pressure on a few enemies on the opposite side tucked into a building. We were trying to grab that point and GTFO, but there were too many enemies around.

    Shortly after I grabbed that pic, an high explosive round of some sort hit just to the left of us on the corner of the building. Boasist went down, and my hearing went with him. So I'm suddenly in a blurry daze, my buddy is dead, and the building to my side is raining concrete all around me as it crumbled from the shell. I took off running to the right, hoping I could duck around the wall.

    Not familiar with the map yet, I wasn't sure which areas were just walls, or which areas were full buildings, so I ran with the assumption that the wall to my right might be something I could hide behind. I was wrong, it was a full length building, competely open to line of fire from the other team. My adrenaline suddenly jumped up high as I realized that I was now in a full on sprint for my life. The enemies knew it, too. I could hear the pops of their rifles in the distance, followed by the twang of riccochet as the bullets missed me but found a home in the wall beside me. Intensity grew as I realized that whatever fired the explosive round that killed Boasist would probably be reloaded and ready to fire again any second now. I was nearly to the safety of the end of the wall when I heard the pronounced BAM from the canon firing. Suddenly, the dirt to my immediate left exploded high into the sky as the shell hit the earth, mud and crap covering my goggles obstructing my view. Again, my hearing went out from the sudden explosion, but I was alive. At the end of the wall, I dove off a small cliff and landed on a road below, where I quickly ducked into a building to finally take my first breath of air since the beginning of the ordeal.

    Frigging awesome.

    I'm leaving for ICHQ today, so I won't be back in action until Monday night.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Crazy Joe said:
    I know. I haven't played a Battlefield Game since 1942 but this looks phenomenal and if Icrontic gets a crew together I might have to pick up the game. Does anyone know of a way I can get the game for less than the standard $60 retail right now? And was the limited edition version a pre-order only thing, or can that still be had as well?
    Sorry Joe, everywhere I look, $59.95.

    Amazon and Origin
  • boasistboasist Troy
    edited Oct 2011
    primesuspect said:
    Sorry Joe, everywhere I look, $59.95.

    Amazon and Origin

    Should be able to grab the download version from Amazon, still listed at $50.99.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I looked at that one, and it had been pulled by Amazon yesterday.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Well, here it is again:

    Battlefield 3 on Amazon for $50.99. Your mileage may vary.
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja Mountains Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    UPSLynx said:
    So while we're on the topic of intense moments in this game - I experienced a moment on the IC server last night that blew my mind.

    ...
    The intensity of this game is something I've never experienced. It seems so damn real. I found myself not wanting to die, completely forgetting I was going to respawn regardless. Normally I play games like this like a reckless idiot, but this game scares me and makes my heart pump.

    It's actually a scary sign of things to come with how real this is.
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Go post in the heartstopping moment thread!
  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Server down?
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Nope, changed IP though. just search for icrontic again
  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I did, nothing showed up earlier when I posted that, but it has been added now.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Curious to see how "real" this game is. Any of you veterans?

    Yes I played the alpha, but that was one map. I want to know how full 32vs32 8 hour battles are ;D
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    fatcat said:
    Curious to see how "real" this game is. Any of you veterans?

    Yes I played the alpha, but that was one map. I want to know how full 32vs32 8 hour battles are ;D
    I got into a tank and blew a hole in a building. That's how war works, yeah?
  • xbox has no problems :D
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    lulz @ fps are meant for consoles ... then they test and console FPS players get destroyed when playing against PC. /trololol
  • CannonFodderCannonFodder Dubuque, Iowa Icrontian
    edited Nov 2011
    Is the server down?
  • boasistboasist Troy
    edited Nov 2011
    Investigating.......
  • boasistboasist Troy
    edited Nov 2011
    Back in business....game on.
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