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post #92 of 407 Old 10-27-2011, 07:04 AM
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I grabbed BF3 through Amazon so I didn't get to do the beta (at least I couldn't figure out a way to do it) and was on the road early AM on Tuesday and my PCs were all ripped apart due to getting new desks that day. Hmmm. Anyway, I get home that evening around 6, get the PCs back together and prepare to DL around 9. I figured that Origin's DL would be crawling along. Much to my surprise - fully maxxed out my connection! My router showed 32.32Mbps and I have a 32Mbps connection. We're talking like 3.6MB/s here - WOW, cool! Fire it up and cringe at the web browser based lobby system - meh, pick a server - bang - connect right in, zero issue, everything fine. I was stunned. This IS EA we're talking about here. I saw no errors from the game browser (other than it not updating properly), no connection issues, no problems at all.
Now I've been a hater of EA since the days of Trip Hawkins but I have to give them some credit here - at least for me, things went quite well for such a large launch.
I've played a little online and it's been fine so far. I've been focusing on the single player campaign and it's OK. VERY COD'ish. Graphics are quite good and the story line has been acceptable. I have no real complaints with it. In a BF game, the SP is just icing on the cake. Don't buy it if you just want SP, you will be disappointed!

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Anyone know if it's possible to use the keyboard/mouse when on foot and just pick up the 360 controller for vehicles? I find it almost impossible to fly a chopper with the keyboard and mouse. I usually keep a 360 controller on my desk, but last night when I plugged it in mid game, it didn't seem to be recognized so I gave up on it.

I think you just have to have all three plugged in before the game loads. I know I keep the mouse plugged in and the wired controller and I can use both.

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OK, tried adding some of you as friends to hopefully get in some AVS matches (in BF2, I had better games when playing with AVSers). I also through AVS in my clan tag as it makes it easier to identify someone as an AVS poster when a request is sent.

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Hey guys, I'm almost through playing the campaign, so add me on Origin: MeBiNiCi

I actually enjoy the SP story because I am playing on Hard with aim assist off, so it provides a bit of a challenge and realism.

Also, is it strange that I have to play in Windowed Mode to avoid fullscreen crashes? I basically kept all the default settings and running 1080p resolution, but in fullscreen the game crashes time-to-time....

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Is the SP that bad?? I read comments about how emotional it was and the character being great....

Well take this has you will since I am about 4-5 hours into the SP... IMHO, it's boring and does not make me want to keep playing (although I have played more hoping it would get better, it has not). For a AAA title the SP gameplay is fairly weak, I know this is not the primary focus of this game (MP is) but this is still a AAA title and honestly BFBC2 was more fun.

Emotional and the character being great? For me the gameplay needs to be there regardless of how well the story is written and bottom line is it has to be fun to play (I'll probably get flamed for this one but I had more fun with parts of Rage than BF3, so far).

I'll probably keep playing but it is not one of those games that I am excited to play and compelled to keep playing. I know the vast majority do not buy this for the SP but for those that do... consider a rental.

Obviously this is just my opinion and for those that are having fun with it please do not let my criticism of the SP campaign get under your skin, it's just a game and we all have a right to our own opinion.

* Oh and they need to fix the QTE issue with the 360 controller.

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OK, tried adding some of you as friends to hopefully get in some AVS matches (in BF2, I had better games when playing with AVSers). I also through AVS in my clan tag as it makes it easier to identify someone as an AVS poster when a request is sent.

I sent invites to...
T1313
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RemoWilliams84
stuup1dmofo
TheHarpua77
The_Teachinator
Soraxx
TW1SM

but I couldn't find...
DieHardCubFN
JeepR kReapR
SwerviNpervin
Nitewolfgtr

Anyone can feel free to add me to their list - Evangelo2

I'll have to check my spelling at home. Could of sworn it was SwerviNpervin. Maybe it's just swervinpervin

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GamePimp is right, guys. This single player campaign is just terrible. I started it up tonight on my 360 and had this to say about it:

"Sweet Raptor Jesus this single player campaign is boring! They started out with a unique fantastic campaign in Bad Company, and everything since has just been regression in an effort to more closely mimic Modern Warfare. It's horrible. Really, quite horrible."

Bad Company had it's share of flaws, but it was very unique in how it handled mission structure and player punishment for failure. Plus it was very humorous. This BF3 crap is just bland mimicry of an already bland franchise. And it doesn't even have the lovable characters inside of a bland campaign from BC2! Gah!
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OK, tried adding some of you as friends to hopefully get in some AVS matches (in BF2, I had better games when playing with AVSers). I also through AVS in my clan tag as it makes it easier to identify someone as an AVS poster when a request is sent.

I sent invites to...
T1313
DaWiseGuy
RemoWilliams84
stuup1dmofo
TheHarpua77
The_Teachinator
Soraxx
TW1SM

but I couldn't find...
DieHardCubFN
JeepR kReapR
SwerviNpervin
Nitewolfgtr

Anyone can feel free to add me to their list - Evangelo2

Sorry, I just realized that mine is markc72. I'll send some invites out to you guys tonight.

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Sorry, I just realized that mine is markc72. I'll send some invites out to you guys tonight.

Mine is actually The_Wise_Guy for bf3 pc

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GamePimp is right, guys. This single player campaign is just terrible. I started it up tonight on my 360 and had this to say about it:

"Sweet Raptor Jesus this single player campaign is boring! They started out with a unique fantastic campaign in Bad Company, and everything since has just been regression in an effort to more closely mimic Modern Warfare. It's horrible. Really, quite horrible."

I finished it last night, it took about 4 hours and IT SUCKED ASS. Homefront and Medal of Honor wipe the floor with it. Holy crap it was bad. The destruction is non existent, the gameplay is lame, the missions are horrible. The only good thing are the graphics and the middle east mission. They shouldn't have even included the 2nd disk.
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my origin name is nebrunner, you can add me to the clan list but my connection seems like it's been pretty laggy.

Is there a way to see what your ping is for each of the servers? All I see under the ping box is a -

I have to say that i hate the server browser.

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I haven't been on since Tuesday, are the servers better now? Every game except for one was lagging. Ended up staying with that one host playing firestorm over and over

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It was definitely better for me yesterday. The server browser was actually returning ping values and I had no trouble joining. I stayed on one 32 player server the whole time, but didn't have any lag. If you haven't opened up your ports for the game yet, got to the battlelog news section and view the older posts until you find the one with the ports. That resolved a lot of connection issues I was having.

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Anyone know if there is a way to set up your classes from the battlelog menu?

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Anyone know if there is a way to set up your classes from the battlelog menu?

That would make too much sense wouldn't it? Or to set up classes and have it remember them the next time you log into the game?

I don't think either exists, or if it does, they hid it so well that they can't be found by someone clicking through looking for it.

Pretty fun game but for some of the "table stakes" items, it's like they didn't test it at all.

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Well take this has you will since I am about 4-5 hours into the SP... IMHO, it's boring and does not make me want to keep playing (although I have played more hoping it would get better, it has not). For a AAA title the SP gameplay is fairly weak, I know this is not the primary focus of this game (MP is) but this is still a AAA title and honestly BFBC2 was more fun.

Emotional and the character being great? For me the gameplay needs to be there regardless of how well the story is written and bottom line is it has to be fun to play (I'll probably get flamed for this one but I had more fun with parts of Rage than BF3, so far).

I'll probably keep playing but it is not one of those games that I am excited to play and compelled to keep playing. I know the vast majority do not buy this for the SP but for those that do... consider a rental.

Obviously this is just my opinion and for those that are having fun with it please do not let my criticism of the SP campaign get under your skin, it's just a game and we all have a right to our own opinion.

* Oh and they need to fix the QTE issue with the 360 controller.

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When you target an enemy and hit Q to "spot" them, it goes away pretty fast. If you are playing as the sniper class and hit Q to "spot" them, do snipers get a more robust spotting ability or it exactly the same as the other classes?

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When you target an enemy and hit Q to "spot" them, it goes away pretty fast. If you are playing as the sniper class and hit Q to "spot" them, do snipers get a more robust spotting ability or it exactly the same as the other classes?

Same..., I really miss those mortars from BC2 .


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"How does the sp compare the Bad Company 2 sp out of curiosity?"

Same overall structure, without any characters that you give a damn about. It's very linear, trite, bland, and unbelievably boring.

Example: They stick you in a cockpit for half an hour and have someone else fly you around. You get to hang back and listen to radio chatter. I feared that my wireless 360 controller would go to sleep during this section.
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They should have just made a sandbox mode instead of SP. Do or spawn whatever you want. Gary's Mod like for BF3. Think it would have been more well recieved then what people here think of SP now.

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They should have just made a sandbox mode instead of SP. Do or spawn whatever you want. Gary's Mod like for BF3. Think it would have been more well recieved then what people here think of SP now.

Maybe have it like BF:Modern Warfare on xbox. Have a large, dynamic battlefield and spawn... where ever. Guess that would be too much like the multiplayer though.

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