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i don't mind fan servers, but i do hate the fact 98% of the time you lose a match is because there 3 people more in the other team!
Yes, this is why you lose.
Helicopters and jets are overpowered. That's my main reason for not playing BF3 anymore.
@jelly Are you kidding me? Choppers got massively nerfed in recent patches with one hit stinger disables. DICE really jacked up the vehicles with patches. The way they worked from tank to chopper to jet whatever was all good and now its lame
@Jelly-You must be crazy. Helicopters get blazed with a stinger missile. If the they drop flares it doesnt matter once you have 2 people shoot at the same time. One gets the flare, the other gets the copter. It's easy now. Tanks still take 4 RPG's to destroy. What you people dont understand because you're whiners is the fact that...THEY PAY FOR THESE SERVERS, SO THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THE F-CK THEY WANNA DO
The problem with them is the wide variety of rulesets for different playstyles that makes them ends up being statpadding servers. For instance there are flag capture only servers where killing is absolutely forbidden. Which are of course, used by people to boost their SPM.
I got banned from a server for killing a guy shooting stingers at the attack chopper I was in. I found it humorous.
That is another f*d up thing. I got banned from a server in Bad Company 2 because I ran. And no I am absolutely not kidding. Just because I did run for like two second in a map like Heavy Metal, they banned me and that message appears after you getting kicked/banned said that I got banned because of running. I swear some people are flat out retarded...
i got banned from a server for destroying tanks/planes/helis. Me and 2 others find a good spot and were usually engineer, sniper, support. sniper is laser targeting/sniping, engineer is with the javelin destroying anything, and the support can refill and maybe mortar. It was conquest and it helps alot when they cant respond with any vehicles. Our team captured everything and we really didn't have much to do.
Why do you guys worry about that. Being banned away from ignorance is a blessing.
People with power dude. They can do what they want for any reason no matter how retarded their reasons are. I got banned on Halo CE once for flying a Longsword when I was suppossed to be playing some sort of role playing game with this team...
I got banned for defending the objective in RUSH. I was playing sniper and i was constantly moving from spot to spot picking off the other team and killing any enemy that armed objective, and i would disarm the objective. I was banned simply for do the right thing.....punk ass admin
I got ban for killing the admin twice..
You can still get $20 from BB, if you trade it in before July 7th.
I traded mine in a while ago, ill probably buy it used again in afew months when the bigger dlc is here (which should of been ages ago)
Good thing all the populated servers on the pc are legitimately ran and maintained by 3rd party clans and what. Never had this problem. But I have seen it on my room mates 360. Defiantly needs to be fixed there. Believe that's who this article is catered towards anyways, console at least. Good luck guys! I have some fps problems on the pc for months till it finally got fixed. I learned to hate dice's maintenance during this process. Not to mention ina 2k+ thread on the issue on the battlelog site, not one official response from dice over 3 months...
I do agree. PC has the best community servers. There are still some out there that do the same though. Its like this in every game somewhere. Consoles are a pit of this type of activity. There is the occasional server like this on PC platform. Majority of the time its run by someone that is 13 or so when this happens.
I have my own server and I got it because i like to play dice rules only. It's usually 24/7 rush but i need to play gun master at times to get people to join. That said... I do boot people from time to time. - If you are not helping the team you are on mine OR the opposing team you WILL get booted and banned. That goes for pussy snipers who hide ten miles away and do NOTHING for their team. - AND for the guy on here complaining he got booted for running. YUP, that too. If i see some pussy sniper running away from the fight because he was shot or under duress, you will be booted. Be a man and die for the objective! - Use any gun, attachment, ammo you want BUT... I have no time for pussies scared to die a digital death. This game is not about K/D. It's about "W's" and if you don't like that that then go play COD! The Mud Pit - Western US. all welcome (except pussies) Dice rules only!
Running is a perfectly valid option. When your squad is wiped out and you're the last person left, you run. You don't stand and fight and risk getting killed by yourself. You get to cover and let your squad spawn on you so that you have backup. Kicking someone for playing the game and not accepting a "digital death" is bullshit admining and doesn't deserve traffic. And you can complain about snipers all you want, but the truth is they do a lot more for their team than you think. Every time that sniper kills you (because let's be honest, that's why you don't like it) he's removing a hostile from the map. If he hadn't shot you, you might have gotten the drop on one of his teammates, causing a capture point to go undefended and allowing you to take it. But because he killed you and made you mad, you instead kick him from your server for being a "pussy." Why not be a man and go after the sniper?
i disagree with the boot for running as well. engaging a fight isn't always the best option. sometimes you need to run to take better cover specially if you're outnumbered or for your squad to be able to spawn on you how is dying part of the objective? staying alive also helps keep your tickets up
Dice rules only? sounds like your dumbass rules to me
Can't you lock weapons? Seens to me you just don't like snipers, lock the recon class or sniper rifles and you got what you want without having to act like a jerk.
It bothered be too at first but now I have about 5 servers that are reliably good and if all those are full or empty and I can usually find a good one pretty quick. The only thing that bothers me now is getting into games with massive ticket counts.
Guys. Just look at this. This will show you the true power of the administrator. haha. Banned! Love these clips. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I just watched the whole season, these is awesome! Bubbs up for the link!
I just want to be able to go back to playing on DICE servers they're near impossible to find now.
... it's beyond ridiculous. It's a complete mess online, trying to just find a normal stable Conquest map-rotation cycle is almost a challenge in itself. Extremely annoying. DICE broke their own game by making their own servers so difficult to find. There should just be an option where you can search for and play on official servers ONLY! I don't want to wade through endless crappy servers before finding a good one.
have people ever use filter? easy to find a dice server.
I've been out of the BF3 loop for a long time now and upon returning to the game I tried renting a server for a day to see what all the jazz was about. It was a normal Conquest Map-Rotation server with default tickets, nothing special, and we all had a lot of fun. Once the server expired I figured I may as well try out the servers that were already there and was surprised that over half of them were op metro 24/7. The worst map being played all of the time... no thanks. The rest were oddly set up and not very attractive either. I'm starting to think that keeping your own server with a few buddies chipping in is the way to go. That way you know what you're getting into.
The reason why I quit playing. I normally just did quick match, and now you can't do it at all without being put in some crappy custom server. @above the 24/7 Metro maps also ruing stat tracking period....Sure you could technically play it 24/7 before, but they also made the games LONGER which means you will earn more ribbons per game and so on. It no longer has a "skill" factor with points....
It's harsh to say it is a complete mess. I'd say it can be a pain in the backside sometimes, but find the right server and it is bags of fun. I'm lazy so I'll just quick match: Damavand Peak Rush mode. I tend to get into decent servers however I would prefer Dice servers. If they could do some that are easy to find. E.G. when you search for a game, the top ones are automatically Dice servers the rest are... you know, the rest. Anyway, Battlefield 3 is still an amazing game. PS: These 'problems' if thats what to call it, we can Tweet the dice team @Battlefield they will 100% give you a reply. Every problem/questions I've tweeted them I've got a reply and at times had a small convo. You may think thats weird but atleast they engage with their fans/followers. Not alot of other devs do that.
complete mess in australia. zero chance of playing certain maps in rush. there seems to be no options for me 50% of the time i turn the game on. how much longer do i put up with it before i stop playing. 3 map rotation on every single rush server is a complete joke. i don't mind custom servers but we need DICE servers more. you would think they were smarter than this. the amount of complaints must be massive and yet they have ignored the problem. i want a refund for both the game and premium DICE or fix it now
Learn to use the server filter. Search for [DICE] and a list of servers will come up. Then click on a server and check who the server owner is. If it says DICE then join. Less herp, more derp.
It's just an inconvience to have to even look for them when their should just be a filter cause some people like to fake DICE accounts.
Are you guys idiots? Just type dice into the search filter and you'll see all of the hundreds of Dice servers owned by dice
I have favourited 8 EU DICE servers. I don't know what people are complaining about there's always a spot available in one of them. If your too lazy to favourite DICE servers then I don't know how you get anything done in this world. Simple as that!
... and thousands of people putting dice in their server name.
@infamous-butcher So your too lazy to just go and look at the lobby settings to see if the server is owned by DICE? WOW people... If your going to criticise something make sure your not the problem before hand...
they aint mate. goto search on server browser and type [DICE] then a whole shitload of dice servers will appear. alls ya gota do is find the ones with 5 numbers after it. theyre legit ones. theyre all i play cos i get kicked alot for doin well on other peoples.
This is a console problem, not a PC one.
Really? You had to go there. Elitist.....
lol it's true though.. pc gamers have been doing it for years! Consoles guy idk It's not working out as well. Fan servers made BF2 awsome!
Pc games have been this way for years, its not our fault you consoles guys can't be trusted! I love playing Caspian Border with 64 players and NO SNIPERS!
@bumnut NO SNIPERS? SORCERY!!
Have to agree with rank. User based servers are better on the PC. Lots of good clans tend to run a better server setup then official ones. Always a higher player count. Monitored better also. Based on my experience. Not totally immune to knuckle heads but thats every online game though. Maybe it could be due to the age gap (younger players) on the consoles. Inexperienced setting up and running a proper server.
Or it could just be the simple fact PC players are more used to it than console players.... I find all these "PC is better" comments amusing. I used to be a PC gamer, and it still has the problem, you just learn to filter it faster since it was around longer. Console players are more used to games like COD where there isn't a server list and little kids running servers all day. Sure Clan servers are run well, but how many are locked to only their clan? How many will kick you for not being in the clan? Clan people can get stupid too, they are not gods.....and pretending PC games are perfect is annoying as hell.
I disagree. PC servers are still filled with one map games. I find it hard, sometimes, to find a server with the vanilla map rotation, or just large maps. When I do find one, there's 6 people waiting to get in already.
User based servers on the PC are horrible. Before I quit, most servers were running a one map rotation, mostly 24/7 Metro. I hated Metro and all of the Vanilla maps, so I stuck to playing B2K maps. Most B2K servers died off because people were so obsessed with playing 24/7 Metro for stats. And the few B2K servers that were still populated, I was automatically banned from because my stats were considered "too high". And some of the ones that didn't ban me automatically, I got banned anyway for doing well. This did not happen all of the time, but it happened enough to limit the amount of servers I had to play on to virtually none.
PC games have always had user run servers and they have ALWAYS been the best choice.
Except for some reason console kiddies COD insecurities have now been merged with ticket count? "Normal ticket count? You must be a COD fan." I WISH I WAS JOKING.
So you pay $ to play a half a$$ custom game. Sounds like some EA crap to me. I wish there were more servers ran by DICE.
100 isn't enough?
I don't think it's ruining it but there are a few minor things that bug me with the fan run servers. The fact that on a lot of them you play the same map (Golf of Omaha looking at you) over and over and over again. I mean I love all the maps but it becomes boring after a while to play the same thing. Also, some stupid rules some people have like no shotguns or no *insert gun*, if you use those guns you get kicked. Also, some even have rules that sais "If space is needed you will be kicked"...how fucking unfair is that??? Imagine if you are playing on a map for almost two hours because they bump up the tix to 500% and you got like 20thousand points and they kick you because a buddy want's to join in??? That would be annoying. I thought about renting a server myself so I don't have to play by these stupid rules but I got a ton of work to do now so don't have enough time to play. But in all honesty, I don't think it actually ruins the game, it's just a little annoying.
This STUPID author spends more time bitching and complaining then seeing that there are MANY EA owned servers on all platforms. Its just a matter of find it and get in it.. SIMPLE AS THAT.. they are there... people play in them every-damn-day... so no THEY AREN'T RUINING THE GAME.. if you don't want to get in one, then don't.. get in one that says; owner:EA i bet CoD players wish that had customer servers as an option.
I don't know why you are getting disagrees or why this is still a debatable issue. Use search function, search "DICE" and confirm EA ownership. Easy as pie. I do it every day. However I do like the custom servers. Some are run by pathetic little clans that ruin the balancing to make them feel powerful and kick everyone better than them (I'm looking at you, Dirty Dogs on PS3), others are real human beings that are great to play against.
This is the best comment here Why soo many dislikes? Are people too lazy to type in dice in the search bar?
maybe the world doesn't revolve around the US. amazing but true!
Yea on ps3 search "p24" or "p23" I forgot which one but that brings up a lot of the EA servers. Which have vanilla maps the only thing is you can't favorite them.
Yep getting kicked out of a match just because I'm doing well, is just not cool. Also, DICE fuct up the Aim Assist. It requires ZERO skill now to kill anyone. If I turn AA off, then I get slaughtered. Just can't f*cking win.
i have not been kicked out or been ban for being too good. My friends and i always go and kick ass but never been kicked or ban. only thing has happen is one of my friends disconnecting but he has cheap internet.
That has always been an issue. When I played the beta for bf3 I had AA turned off and mostly ran into people who didn't and was killed easily by what I call "trick shots" aka punk auto-aim shots. Bf3 wasn't worth buying for so many reasons so i didn't.
The problem is most people buy servers so can they can either 1. Feel like there are actually good at the game by having rules that are mostly not even fair. ( I know this is the point of your own server but most of them just blow it out of proportion). 2. Server owners or there admins get killed multiple times and kick you because you are better than them or kick if you're stealing their number one spot on the side your are playing on. Here are my thoughts on possible fixes for this 1. 15 or more Dice servers for each game modes as we’ll as hardcore games 2. 15 or more Dice servers for premium members only 3. How about if the game is halfway done lets say its 10 min long and 5 min is left or ticks is at their half way mark. The kick feature for admins and owners disappears until the next one starts. 4.The best feature to add of all. add a filter for DICE Servers only search. that way we don’t have to worry about all of the above. The bottom line something needs to be done so every time i get on BF3 i don’t end up in a rent a server and get kicked because I'm owning the owner or admin or getting more kills than them. There are very few servers i find that are straight up anymore. Thus making BF 3 really hard to have fun anymore and what happens to a game if you don’t have fun. it becomes gamestops again or stuck on the shelf collecting dust. T
They used to have an option to filter out custom servers when you were using the Server Browser, but it didn't work. :/
Use search function. Search "DICE", as stated several times in the past.
That goes through all the modes. It doesn't stay on conquest.
and by the time you find one it is full. it takes too long. you should not have to
This is why I no longer play BF3. Over high ticket counts, instant vehicle spawns or getting kicked if your doing to well etc etc. You can't find a Dice server, especially if your with mates, that's works. So way to go EA/Dice, you ruined it because of greed.
it ruins the flow of the game a little bit. Great for point hounding and team stacking but horrible for the average person. Dice servers suck just as much. mixed rotation game modes with a limited amount of maps. The EA servers are the place to be most have all the maps, and single game modes. Its hard for me to find a server that doesnt lag lately. gets old having to put a whole clip in some people and other people half a clip. i was told that has to do with people from out of the area with shit enet are playing on american servers instead of the Eu servers they belong on.
Just a thought. How many user servers were on BF2? Were there more of them than official servers from DICE?
Right now all of the servers are user rented. And most of them are Strike at Karkand 24/7. The popular servers are run by the WARLORD clan and I don't mind the 24/7 servers because the maps are pretty good anyway.