A ‘Battlefield 3 Boycott Co-Ordination’ has started on Reddit, encouraging fans to boycott the title, ‘vote with your wallets’ and let EA know what we, the gamers, think of this money grabbing scheme and StickTwiddlers encourage you to take part.
You know..The same thing happend to Bad Company 1. And the great thing was, the boycot made them change their mind, so they no longer made them exclusive. Activision would never do that. Remember the Dedicated Servers boycott for MW2?
Yea, that went well. http://i.imgur.com/SW6pA.jp...
Hey, some of us stuck to our guns, you can see my steam tag on the side, playing dragon age. Never bought a COD game since, never will.
Bad Company 1 was one of the few boycott victories...But I don't think EA is gonna budge on this though if its organized and not just some stupid steam group. I'm talkin supported by the majority of the bf community and I know which sites to look for. I would partake.
I don't see what the big fuss is about, if you buy the pysical war pack youll get the weapons. But I would think DICE with its years of credibility and well balancing will have weapons that can match them. It its most likely after a few months they will release the weapons to everyone I would think, but They can't go back on the deal, cause everyone who has pre ordered it will feel cheated as well. Anyway there just a couple of weapons, enjoy the wait for the game instead of the boycoting, All game companys need to make a profit in a competitive market. Also was the world war 2 weapons techniaclly exclusive in bad company 2 or does my memory fail me? :)
You had to have Veteran status which meant owning one of the previous BF titles (or MOH) & being signed up to the BFBC2 site.
Yeah sure, "Let them make their profit". Maybe we can help as well. Let's pay $10 extra for content that other gamers are getting for free. That will surely help EA make profit. Activision has been ripping-off their fans for years. EA should be able to do the same thing to their own fans, right? /s
I remember they did the same thing with MOH and that god damn MP7 and m60 are amazing and i can't even unlock them :(
Remember the days of battlefield 2 , no exlusives there to my knowledge. Its a shame that exlcusives have become a neccessity with quite a few titles, however you do have to think at the end of the day how much effort and money has gone in to these game. Whether people boyott EA I won't let it put down my enjoyment. god wish it was sooner, LA noir was good this month , but I was dissapointed by brink :/
Think you got a mic in some places for preordering bf2? Can we even boycott the preorder guns, i think they have been charging for the preorders over here, that would make it more complex no?
Yer I pre ordered mine from game with the physical warfare pack,Got it for 30 pounds on pc :) But yer its hard to back out now :P
ITS all about profit
why would a business care about profit?
thank you captain obvious
They should boycott CoD for the exclusive map packs on xbox and for the hight price too.
please tell us how a timed-exclusive is the same as "if you don't pre-order then you will never get the DLC".
I'm curious to where people are perceiving the price to be much higher from. Have people compared GAME's price to competitors? The price difference between Amazon (Traditionally one of the cheapest retailers) and GAME is £0.09 on the PC, and a shocking £0.10 on Console. Granted these prices might change a bit before release, but I doubt the difference will go beyond a fiver.
boycott BF3 and buy COD expansion. Hypocrites @ work.
lmfao, i know right.
What a bunch of moles take it on the chin.
I'd agree with the boycott, but the actual amount of exclusive content is tiny. The Type 88 LMG was consistently awful throughout the patches in BC2, even after pratically nerfing all the others, due to its low rate of fire, and low damage. The day 1 access to DAO-12 is pretty insignifcant, and unless the 2 accessories prove to be overpowered, its an otherwise pretty small and worthless exclusive. I know the argument is at the fundementals of offering exclusive content, but its not nearly enough to make me want to boycott what looks to be the FPS of the year, just over some little trinkets.
that may be true but it's how things like this get started. They take baby steps and before you know it, you'll have to pre-order a game before they'll let you play full-on multiplayer.
They did the same thing with BC2...Day one access to the tracer gun, Thompson, Colt 1911, and Proximity sensor for vehicles. Everyone still got to use these items for free. This boycott is retarded.
Yea, but you can unlock those by playing normally. In the case of BF3, the exclusive items can't be obtained unless you preorder the specific pack. It's a different ball game.
You guys enjoying boycotting and good luck with that. Me, I just preordered the game yesterday, paid for it in full, so that I can enjoy it come October. And when I'm up on a rim sniping those with the fancy weapons pack.. well, it ain't gonna matter much what kinda gun they're carrying when I drop them.
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