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Submitted by Kevin26385 203d ago | opinion piece

Battlefield Appreciation Month: Time & Money Restored?

Kevin of GoodGameBro writes, "Time and money. Two items people hate wasting.

It is no secret that Battlefield 4 had one of the worst launches on major consoles and PC in recent memory. The game was plagued by stability and connectivity issues for months causing many to hit the internet with complaints. As complaints kept pouring in, EA and DICE announced a full dedication to resolving issues on all platforms before working on any other projects. Once the issues were finally fixed, the team announced that February would be ‘Battlefield Appreciation Month‘. The promotion ends today and has me wondering if my time and money was restored." (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

WorldGamer  +   203d ago
I guess they were trying, so you have to give them credit for that.

Overall, I think that brand has been damaged to a large extent after the whole release fiasco. I will delay my purchase of their next game due to what has happened, as I'm sure many fans will and that is indeed a shame.

Hopefully they learned from what they did and provide a product that is more complete in the future.
csreynolds  +   202d ago
I agree with this comment. The thought was nice, but the damage has been done; the server/sound/campaign/netcode issues have still not been resolved properly, and we've still forked out lot of money for a game that, for months, hasn't worked as the developer promised it would.

I would've preferred it if they spent the last month kicking ass patch-wise to make the game more stable/playable, and adding the features the community - DICE's revenue stream - has asked for, but hey, I didn't sniff at the Battlepacks/double XP events.
Elwenil  +   203d ago
"Once the issues were finally fixed."

When the hell did that happen?
Kevin26385  +   203d ago
I haven't had any issues on the Xbox One for an entire month.
BALLARD32  +   203d ago
Wish I was that lucky on mine. Still pretty much lags to hell every game and loses connection.
IVanSpinal  +   203d ago
Same here
famoussasjohn  +   203d ago
BALLARD32 - I had that issue a lot at launch. I completely reset my modem and made my NAT open and that helped for me. Rarely get dropped from servers since I did that.
creeping judas  +   203d ago
Very little rubber banding for me. But the biggest issue I seem to be having is getting into a match, and not having access to all my unlocked guns and accessories. It seems to start me right from the beginning. I have to quit the match, and try and rejoin, then usually all my unlocked material will show up.
famoussasjohn  +   203d ago
I do run into the occasional issue here and there, but nothing compared to the issues I had at launch.

It was unplayable on PC for me, when I got the Xbox One it could be played, but there were a ton of issues that didn't make me want to play the game much.

I haven't played since the latest patch though, so who knows what that broke lol.

What issues are you still having?
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Crazyglues  +   203d ago
@ Elwenil

you took the words right out of my mouth, the game plays like shit on PS4... it's so far from fixed, that I'm pretty sure it will never be fixed.. hit detection is a mess... game actually played better on PS3

Can't believe I wasted money buying that dam premium. What a waste, I stop playing the game awhile ago because it was so bad..

Dice is stupid if they think I'll touch BF5, Dream On -I'm done with this franchise-

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meatnormous  +   203d ago
I can't believe someone else noticed that it runs better on ps3. When I started playing the ps4 version, I noticed some things that's just weren't right. I also stutter on large conquest maps and getting shot through walls happens sometimes. My stats and guns also did not transfer from ps3 to ps4 and I was very pissed about that, ea said there was nothing they could do about it.
BX81  +   203d ago
I can honestly say that all the BS that they let us down with has made it a chore for me to put the damn thing in my console. I feel extremely let down with this game.
Kevin26385  +   203d ago
@BALLARD32 What console are you on?

The only issues I have are getting bounced to the dashboard from time to time. However, that might be an Xbox One/MS issue as it happens in other games as well.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   203d ago
Once upon a time (1942, BF:BC2) I was all over forums, saying how far Superior BF was, compared to say -CoD.

Since BF3, i become more quite, until BF4, where I lost all hope in the series.

The sad truth is that play more Search&Destroy, currently on my alternate account, than I do BF on my main account.
BF just isn't what it used to be.
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Ra3030  +   203d ago
I got B4 just before Xmas and got it for the PS4 and I never had any issues that so many others have had. Though I'm happy they say the issues are fixed I hope those who play the game feel that way.
Mikethejew  +   203d ago
From all the battle pack drops, I ended up with 5 25% bonuse one 100% bonus and a whole load of 4x scopes. Yet not one item for a sniper rifle.
fractured74  +   203d ago
I must be lucky I have played every day since launch on Xbox one,no online issues but have lost sp game save,online great I feel for people who have had problems on any platform.
windblowsagain  +   202d ago
Should have been free map pack for everyone.

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