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Submitted by ManaByte 289d ago | news

DICE’s Battlefield 4 Producer Hasn’t Played the Game Since November…

You know, this is a very common practice in the gaming industry. Once a game goes gold and ships, the producers and higher ups take their fat paychecks and go on lengthy paid vacations. But when a game is being run as a service, such as a MMO or mostly-online FPS, maybe companies should force the producers to wait and see how launch goes before ditching the game for a long vacation? (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

malokevi  +   289d ago
My playtime has started to take a dive recently. BF4 was the game I was most looking forward to, but in it's current state it doesn't really hold my attention for long. Once they get rented servers up and running, I'll be back in full force. For now, short games, low ticket counts, and not being able to play the maps that I want to play for more than 20 minutes at a time is making it hard to keep playing.

Fix the problems so that you can launch rented servers on console, EA...
sAVAge_bEaST  +   289d ago
WTF did I just read?

Rented servers are a disgrace.. I hated them in BF3. Joining a lobby with 500% ticket increase. or getting kicked from a server -just for beasting, because the admin is a little b*tch.

My friends and I have rented servers out in the past, and trust me when I tell you this, that's the last thing I'm looking fowrard to.
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TopDudeMan  +   289d ago
Well, the ticket count increase wouldn't be a problem for me. Way it is now if you like playing rush you spend more time looking at the loading screen than playing the game.
malokevi  +   289d ago
I don't get why people are so against rented servers. There is always the option to filter them out in the server browser. Also, you join a server, you get kicked.... big whoop! It happens. Just join a different server. If you get kicked from that one, too, then in all likelihood you are the problem.

It's a game, anyways. I have read of instances where people quit playing BF3 altogether, after getting booted from a single server, because they were in a jet. lol. Cry me a river! How much could you possibly like the game if you let one or two bad experiences sour you to the whole thing. Time to grow up.

I like having options. I like huge ticket counts. I like playing the same map over and over again sometimes. Can't do that as it stands. Looking forward to EA getting rented servers up and running on console.

Game is fun, but I want to play Caspian and Metro on roll.
DesertFox79  +   289d ago
wtf is your problem ? you don't have to play on rented servers !! go play on EA servers crybaby :D
i can admit that admins can be bad on rented servers, but not all the time !
Kleptic  +   289d ago
wait, what platform are you guys talking about? Are rented servers not out on consoles or something?

PC is almost nothing but high ticket locker over and over...so i'm assuming we're all on different platforms...

I don't care either way...just wish the game would stabilize...a server can go from butter smooth to unplayable in 3 frames flat...rubberbanding like i'm on dial up...graphical features getting stripped out silently without saying a word, etc...

its my favorite current game...when it works...but its one of the worst launches i've been through so far...and thats being in nearly every BF at launch...this easily takes the cake...
Utalkin2me  +   289d ago
@malokevi

Getting kicked a time or two, you say? I have gotten kicked alot out of rented servers. People do not like when you are better then them, normally they would just leave out of a EA server. Well if it is their server then they just boot you.

And you wouldn't believe how many times i have been kicked for just playing the game. Shoot down a jet, Kicked. Then get a message "You're not suppose to shoot down jets!". Well the game allows me to shoot down jets, if you can't change it server side that's not my fault. I play within the rules of the game, you can't tell me what i can and can't do in a game. If you want rules then you need to apply them to the server and set it to your liking.
TheFreak  +   289d ago
Why wouldn't you want rented servers? YOU CAN STILL PLAY ON OFFICIAL SERVERS IF YOU DON'T LIKE RENTED SERVERS! Nooblets trying to hold console mp back in the stoneage ffs.
BALLARD32  +   289d ago
I agree. It's funny that people are using the "you don't like it, you don't have to play it" excuse. You had no choice in BF3 unless you wanted to take 5 mins to search in the server browser. You probably won't in BF4 either since half the stuff doesn't work properly. The people that want to play close quarters maps with suoer high tickets are the worst and have no business playing Battlefield. Lemme get them disagrees.
Gozer  +   289d ago
I agree. **** rented servers. I had to rent a server in BF3 just to play default settings, that's a crying shame. And no you couldn't play on a EA server in BF3 by choice on the 360. You just had to get lucky using quick match to play on an official EA server.
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frostypants  +   289d ago
You know you could always stay on the official servers, right? Yes, if someone has their own server and is running a match with their buddies and you show up and start dominating them, the admin might kick you. He's paying for that right.

@Gozer: WTH are you talking about? You could find default/official servers in the browser. Sure, it could have been made easier, but it was hardly impossible.
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The_KELRaTH  +   289d ago
Plan B. Rent your own a set it up the way you want to play.
tommygunzII  +   289d ago
I quit playing BF3 when they started renting servers. It was almost impossible to find a hardcore EA/DICE server after that.

Just like the others have said, the first time I had ever been voted out of a game was in a private server, and that was for completing objectives. One of my last memories of Battlefield.
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awi5951  +   288d ago
@Utalkin2me

I dont like the fact that EA doesnt police the ranked severs. I've been only plenty of ranked severs on BF 3 with admins have locked weapons, scopes, and mods they didnt like and thats clearly against the rules. I had one admin that was so cheap he blocked mortar use for our team but left it on for his.
JeromeNtheHouse  +   288d ago
@sAVAge_bEaST

Yea, I definitely feel u. One of the things I hate the most about rented servers are the stupid ass match rules. I saw a game where you would kicked for Sprinting, crouching/prone, and even aiming. I was like: "what the hell are u supposed to do then?"

Much like TopDudeMan tho, I personally wouldn't mind the ticket increase per match. The matches just don't last long enough for me at least.
76erz24  +   289d ago
Rented servers ruined battlefield 3 for me. It was a solid battlefield game until those came out and it screwed everything up. Getting in a good game was a nightmare.
awi5951  +   288d ago
Also EA had like no EA official severs.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   289d ago
HAHAHA Nelson Quote damn EA u just a lot of work to do
XGamer  +   289d ago
Yes he has. The author assumes he only has 1 online gamertag? Hahaha
kainslayer  +   288d ago
just install win 8.1 and u r set oh and a minimum of a 780 or 290 or you can go for a 7970. dont waste ur time on consoles next time a game like this ships be prepared
bf4 rules no issues at all for me
bf3 was worse though for me
MsmackyM  +   289d ago
I guess that's the best way to claim plausible deniabilty if the game don't work.
first1NFANTRY  +   289d ago
"Once a game goes gold and ships, the producers and higher ups take their fat paychecks and go on lengthy paid vacations. But when a game is being run as a service, such as a MMO or mostly-online FPS, maybe companies should force the producers to wait and see how launch goes before ditching the game for a long vacation?"

very well said. this is the sole reason why first party games will be my main focus this gen. too many times have i bought games like COD, Fifa, BF etc at launch only to find out their bug ridden games with faulty online.
Tzunoy  +   289d ago
well i bet he didn't played before release too. :)
Stsonic  +   289d ago
I buy the game and feel like I have about 5 different maps to play. Why do I have to pay more money to unlock maps that I should have already!
dcj0524  +   289d ago
There's 9........................
Stsonic  +   289d ago
On team deathmatch there is not 9. Maybe scattered through out all playlists.
Skate-AK  +   289d ago
If you bought BF4 just for TDM then that's the problem.
Mr_Butata  +   288d ago
What the hell are you talking about? O.o
sovietsoldier  +   289d ago
tried to play a game last night, doing awesome for about 10 min then crashed.....yeah i could see the producer not playing since November.
itisallaboutps  +   289d ago
yay rented servers, now we can finally play obliteration with 60 minutes max so we can make EA richer than they already are!!!
operation locker was a perfect excuse to put a timer on obliteration to get people to rent more servers. I wouldn't mind being in the spawned trapped team, all it really took was good communication with your squad and sneaking out and turning the tables, but no 3 people threw a fit and EA saw money sings. Wish people brought more attention to this subject to throw them under the bus even more.
xc7x  +   289d ago
bring back the Bad Company series,how it played,not a replication of BF3/BF4 either
Beastforlifenoob  +   289d ago
Bad co 1 was my favourite game ever better than BF3 multipleid by BF4.

So many good memories
yeahokchief  +   289d ago
BFBC2 is still the best game they ever made on consoles.

EA executives who pushed this hot mess are douchebags who should be lined up and beaten with sticks.
Plagasx  +   289d ago
I just wish they'd give us BC3...

Something just doesn't feel right with BF4.. BC2 MP was the best.
The_KELRaTH  +   289d ago
BC2 mp felt more like previous Battlefield games
T1125P  +   289d ago
"the game is a buggy and crashing mess that is still unplayable in single-player as of January 2014" Really? I actually played the single player campaign and had no such issues at all on my PC. Well, maybe it helped that I didn't buy the game :D And got it from a torrent site, but am just stating that I had no issues.
Beastforlifenoob  +   289d ago
You are a disgrace to all gamers. What about the developers who earn 60K a year and have to feed a family.

One day I want you to create something marvelous but get ripped of by a cheap scumbag whilst you are trying to feed a family.
yeahokchief  +   289d ago
scum
yeahokchief  +   289d ago
Not buying it until it works. Also waiting for it to go on sale and be bundled with the DLC.

And that's if they finish making the game before BF5 is out. I really could care less if I play it. If they don't want to do their job... so be it.
T1125P  +   289d ago
Thank you :)
T1125P  +   289d ago
Like no one on here downloaded any games before, or movies, music, etc. From a torrent site :D Ha..rightttttttt
Mr_Butata  +   288d ago
They were just trolling you... Plus, why on earth would someone want to pay full price for a broken game/average beta?!

Whyle they're still on "beta" have fun with the pirated version.
KillrateOmega  +   289d ago
I bought the game a few days ago and plugged it into my PS4. It's actually not that bad at all. I have yet to run into any significant bugs Granted, I've only played the single-player yet and I've only played on the official servers (I don't know if that matters or not).

I'm only speaking of my personal experience. I don't speak for anyone else.
Sadist3  +   288d ago
Rented servers are for idiots who need to make adjustments because they basically suck at the game. And then they kick you when you are better than them. That's the facts. And then some idiots wants to play the same 3 maps over and cover again. And for you people who keep saying "just play on EA servers" obviously you didn't play battlefield 3 after they introduced rented servers. The problem is that the EA servers were all deserted.

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