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Old 10-03-11, 09:21 AM   #1513
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Origin will get better in time as did Steam. But don't get too down about it, i have a feeling that this isn't the last time we see a dev/publisher force something like this onto us.
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Old 10-03-11, 09:24 AM   #1514
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It would be nice if they would simply use some sort of activation like Microsoft does. At least that way you don't need extra software running all the time. One time activation and then that's it.

I'll probably end up loading the thing again when the final game comes out I just choose to not put up with it right now for a beta.
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Old 10-03-11, 09:24 AM   #1515
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Some of you guys just whine and forget about things are beta, Origin is beta, Steam has been out for years and I remember people saying how buggy it was. It's no good saying 'Steam can do this, Steam can do that' because it couldn't when it was beta.
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Old 10-03-11, 09:31 AM   #1516
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Old 10-03-11, 09:33 AM   #1517
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Steam certainly was a bug ridden mess when it came out. It never should've been released with all those problems. That said it did not have these limitations on it's original release and it was also the first of it's kind.

Skipping the beta. I could be getting old and impatient but I just don't wanna deal any more. Fix it, make it quality, and I'll reconsider. Tired of crap software.
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Old 10-03-11, 09:47 AM   #1518
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Old 10-03-11, 09:53 AM   #1519
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The only thing that really bugged me about the game is the web browser based launcher. Seems kinda shoddy. First time I tried to load the game it overloaded my incoming ports and forced me to powercycle my modem and router. Next, I couldn't get the screen to go full screen (since it starts in a window no matter what) until I realized only Left-Alt + Enter rather than Right-Alt + Enter would do it (Alt-Enter is the common toggle for fullscreen/windowed, but usually either Alt key works). Then, I could only change key bindings, mouse settings, video settings, etc. while beginning a multiplayer match which actually booted me off the server due to inactivity while configuring the game. The whole thing just felt slapped together and flimsy. I guess once you get everything set it's nice that you just jump straight into a map but an ingame server browser would have been a much more elegant solution.

The game itself is a fun shooter though. I love setting my machine gun on a bipod behind cover and just mowing guys down with no recoil. The conquest mode is fun and the map seems very well balanced. I've only played a few matches so I don't know if the balance is off or whatever but I could see myself getting into this.
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Old 10-03-11, 11:25 AM   #1520
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So, am I missing something?

I have played as engi with the M4A1 and now I just logged in to play and can't find it? It's a different gun for engi...???

EDIT: Guns change with teams.
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Old 10-03-11, 12:26 PM   #1522
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lmao, they really need a wood cracking sound for when the trees fall over
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Old 10-03-11, 01:11 PM   #1523
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Thank you for playing the Open Beta and making the final game better!

We are very excited to see so many gamers join our Battlefield 3 Open Beta. Here’s an update on the Open Beta from DICE General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson.

I want to give you an overview of how the Open Beta is helping us shape a fantastic final game, what we are implementing based on your feedback, and how the Open Beta will help us deliver a robust gaming environment from day one.

The Open Beta is a true Beta
The Battlefield 3 Open Beta is based on software that is more than one month old. We need to test the new back end dedicated server structure we’ve built. Not only have we built a new game engine, but an entirely new back end system so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of dedicated servers on all platforms.

Just like normal procedure when releasing a game, the Open Beta has had long lead times due to testing, certification, and setting up. This means that the code you are now playing is actually quite early and not representative of the final game.

We had to do this in order to have as many people testing as possible, in order to ensure a top quality experience when the game is released. However, we’re confident in the Battlefield formula and confident that our fans will support us in order to make Battlefield 3 better.

Dedicated servers require dedicated testing
The biggest reason for running the Open Beta is to stress test our servers and back end. Already, we are seeing 6 times the number of simultaneous players in the Battlefield 3 Open Beta compared to the Beta for Battlefield: Bad Company 2! The fact that Battlefield 3 is clearly our biggest game launch ever by a magnitude of 6 makes it doubly important to test everything.

We are constantly updating the News section on Battlelog with information on what we are fixing from Open Beta to final. We appreciate your time and your feedback. The data and feedback from the Open Beta will not only directly affect the final game of Battlefield 3, but its future development and support.

We’re heading out on the road this week to let journalists experience all aspects of Battlefield 3. Stay tuned for their previews, and stay tuned for the final game on October 25th. The final game will look, play and sound better than the Open Beta. You have helped making sure of that.

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Old 10-03-11, 01:16 PM   #1524
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And there you have it, the builds are old.
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