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Submitted by DPAD Dave 810d ago | article

How EA is taking multiplayer gaming back to the 90s

Is introducing player-controlled server lists to console gaming a good idea? VideoGamer discusses how EA's technical behemoth is also a step backwards. (Battlefield 3, Dice, EA, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Drabent  +   810d ago
Rent-a-server has ruined the game plain and simple.
Hufandpuf  +   810d ago
It helps to favorite servers you like.
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ItsMeAgain  +   809d ago
They should be offered for free.
TheSaint  +   809d ago
Which then disappear after people stop paying for them.
Tonester925  +   810d ago
Have you played BF2 on the PC? Was it this way as well?
JsonHenry  +   810d ago
I disagree. Rent/own a server is awesome. Don't like custom game modes/mods/maps/modifiers? Just play on servers that are default map/game modes only with anti-cheat turned on.

Easy as that.
Drabent  +   809d ago
Clans that hack into walls that you can't even C4 kill, morons that kick you if you kill them 2-4 times in a row etc...etc...etc...etc....
yoyo12121  +   810d ago
If you don't like it just type in dice into the search bar and all the dice official servers show up
SIMPLE
Skate-AK  +   809d ago
Very hard to do seeing as how it seems like PS3 only has 5 hardcore servers and they are always full.
jdktech2010  +   810d ago
They've done this on BC2 as well (at least on PC) and it works fine. There are always plenty of servers that don't ban for no reason and are a lot of fun to play on.
Rifkens  +   810d ago
The guy who wrote this obviously hasn't played ANY PC games.

The whole point of customising the game is to get rid of crap like noobtubes, limiting sniper rifles per team or even removing specific maps out of the rotation.

Be happy with what DICE/EA gave the console version of BF3 because the PC players arent happy with their web browser based server browser.
310dodo  +   810d ago
Granted.
Rent a server has def ruined finding any "original" game rooms.
all these kids name their servers DICE and they put 500 tickets lol
and I have been booted from matches solely because I was owning.

but Id rather play BF3 anyday then the competition game.
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f789790  +   810d ago
That's the only problem I see with it. In BF3 most of the original maps on servers also have 1000 tickets and it completely destroys the game. I don't want to play on a single map for 40 minutes!

Hopefully when the dlc mania dies down, there will be some good permanent servers that I can favorite.
SKUD  +   810d ago
I disagree. Thousand ticket servers don't ruin the game. It can be a challenging marathon. Also gives you a chance to fight all over the map and control points. My best match experiences were on high ticket servers. Literally coming down to just a difference of 1 ticket. This is on the PC though.

I consider the lower ticket servers as speed round breaks. COD style time limit. Not much battle.
yoyo12121  +   810d ago
500 tickets I can deal with but 1000? Really?
That's a little insane I don't have time to sit there and play a single map for a hour
Tru_Blu  +   810d ago
rent a server sucks. At least give the option to play rented or official. I'm pretty good at jets and get banned from so many servers cause I'm 'hacking'
venom06  +   810d ago
rent a server is NOT a problem.... if you dont want to play in them THEN DONT!!! There plenty of other regular servers that are avaialble that can be played on. Just get in them and play them.. People all butthurt over something they don't even have to play in..
Tru_Blu  +   810d ago
There is like 5 official servers. Type in p24 in search and lucky if 1 is CQ.
yoyo12121  +   809d ago
There are 100 official servers just type in dice in the search browser and TA-DA!
Tru_Blu  +   809d ago
Those rotate game modes. If you want to play conquest only like 95% of people your stuck with rent a server or get lucky and find a p24 server.
ExCest  +   808d ago
I never had a problem with rent-a-server. In fact, I never even play them. I have like 20 DICE servers favorited and they're fun. (I'm on Ps3 and yes, there are DICE servers. Look harder. It isn't google. There are things besides the first page.)
Cosmit  +   810d ago
Rent a server isn't an issue for me. Its just the admin that pisses me off sometimes when I get kicked for ripping him and his team a new one
cr33ping_death  +   810d ago
had my first experience of that last night lol.
cr33ping_death  +   810d ago
lol, this is a stupid move, so my bro says theyre having doble xp till the 4th and i havent played the game in months so i jump on...playing caspian border in my first game, i must have killed the person who created the room with the stationary big gun(dont know what its called) in his helicopter and next thing i know.... i get " You have been banned from this server" i was like WTF? anyway i got my elusive stationary weapon ribbon soooo... happy ending to my story..but again this sucks. just my two cents
Firzenizer  +   809d ago
This guy who made the article are one of those guys I would like to meet personally and say "wtf man?" People like him are ruining whole FPS industry. Nobody wants "quick join"-buttons and stuff cuz they take you to random game with a massive ping and weird game mode...

People want to have all the customization you can have to take out the crap that people put into the games to satisfy 13 year old kiddos on Call of duty driving an RC car or firing noobtubes.

Being able to customize you game just prolongs the time you can enjoy of the game. And make unplayable games playable.

IMO the recent Call of duties are good examples how developers have ruined the game with random stuff and it could be fixed if there was good modification options, but no. Instead they just limit everything, take out modtools to make even more money with crappy DLCs.

Just sad...

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