GameBlurb: "One of the many Battlefield 3 fans have canceled their pre-order and notified EA. The response…well it really didn’t make any sense."
Does this guy have dyslexia...how did he send an email like that lol.
The COD fanboys are out in force today, there all over this news like a tramp with chips, shame they werent like that when activision hiked up the price of DLC up in MW2.
I don't think anybody but you thinks this has anything to do with Call of Duty.
COD fanboys are too busy playing COD to worry about this crap. Stop trying to start a full out fanboy discussion between COD players and BF players on this article.
This email looks fake, and the author doesn't even provide proof that EA sent it to him, so it was most likely his friend who sent it to him to try and get hits to their new site. Also notice the title it says "Fan", if he were really a fan why would be be canceling his pre-order to a game? More like unsatisfied customer, than a fan. This site is full of BS and is just looking for visitors.
They need to announce some kind of pack for the US region too or I can see this getting really ugly. BF3 fans are no push overs they actually care about the game unlike some people... coughCOD xP
it was written by a MONKEA
@HSx9 "This site is full of BS and is just looking for visitors". bubbles up
Ok, so this is what I get from their response. Seems that the person responding got the misunderstanding that person was upset about the Beta code and didn't understand that it was about the DLC holding back part of the game. The email says that the Beta code will be shared with gamers via the developers and asks for the person who sent the email to be patient for their Beta code. This makes me think that EA Customer support get a lot of Beta code requests and just decided to send an automated response of some sort. Anyone else pick that up from the message or is it just me?
© 2011 BF3Blog.com "Battlefield" and "Battlefield 3" are registered trademarks of Electronic Arts and/or Digital Illusions CE AB" NICE! The e-mail is an auto reply not even from EA. who approved this nonsense?
This wasn't hard to understand. The person who wrote this does not have dyslexia, he/she is probably native in another language than English. Not all languages puts words in the same order as you do when saying the same thing in English.
I'm pretty sure hes talking about the player count difference between the consoles and PC versions. Or if I get this correctly, the jets won't be fighting any of the troops on the actual battlefield, just other jets in the sky. I don't know if this is actually the case in the game but its possible thats what he is talking about. Or, and this is probably the actual reason, hes mad that they are doing separate pre-order DLC for different retailers.
I'm sure EA outsources their customer service to companies in other countries for cheap labor, like most corporations do these days. English was clearly not this person's first language, and they probably didn't even know what the email they responded to even meant because of how vague it sounds. I highly doubt the company EA enlists for customer service briefs their representatives on pre-order DLC.
Good stuff by EA....first they plan to loot the gamer's hard earned money and when we require an explanation they send this in. Facepalm.
Tbh, if you're looking to get an official statement on stuff like this from customer support, you must be pretty stupid.
Hahaha nailed it, bubbles
amazing, it is like they used a random paragraph generator: The flaw poisons Battlefield 3 after the timed dead. Battlefield 3 tolls the inverse next to the amateur cyclist. How can a table wed a brass? Code remarks Battlefield 3. Code overloads Battlefield 3.
Yo...wtf? lmao. Sounds like an epic poem.
What is this about DLC can anyone tell, haven't been paying much attention recently
Maybe their customer support is located in India or something.
I am an Indian...and to be honest we are way smarter than the reply you just saw :D
smarter ? ..maybe but we still can't understand any of you XD!
"I just wish we didn't have to talk on the phone to you guys." lmao so true. They're generally really nice and helpful though. Much better than our government, anyone from the south or any DMV office.
@Kon making good use of that one bubble of yours i see
Looks like a canned response run through Google Translate.
At least we know that Infinity Ward doesn't have this HORRIBLE customer support. This is why BF3 will fail, SMH. MW3 >>> _____
BF3 will fail? You have no fucking idea what you're talking about. Battlefield fans are actually smart, they don't buy recycled bullshit. Many people still play BF2.
Lol awesome i plan to boycott the boycott,i bet they were havin a laugh ,more likely EA has another country to handle these things india maybe or could be indonesia for that matter.
Welcome to EA Customer Support - I had back and forth emails with these guys over my Crysis 2 Nano Edition back in March, and every single email was just as bad as this. It's obvious that their outsourced customer service reps are not native english speakers. That said, they've always been able to resolve my issues one way or another (they gave me 75% off a purchase at the EA store for all the trouble, netting me BF3 for $15.)
This is what happens when you outsource your customer support.
You know, I'm usually pretty good at deciphering gibberish. But this....like, what?
Maybe they outsource to India?
That's actually quite coherent. I thought it was gonna be backwards and in Russian, or something like that.
yeah but what call of duty is doing with its elite bs is ok? wow really?
Yea Activision is a nice little corporation. They don't charge for stat tracking and clan management and they give free DLC all the time + Infinity Ward and Treyarch resolve balance issues with lots of updates like valve does for TF2.They make games with dedicated servers and try to innovate each time they put out a new COD. Yep let's RAGE over EA and DICE for free DLC on preorder and let's RAGE that they are offering free Physical pack on selected Retailers all around the world. Let's RAGE for having a better competitive game than COD for once. (Q: Do I have to choose between Back to Karkand and the Physical Warfare Pack as my pre-order bonus? A: No. There is no way you can pre-order Battlefield 3: Limited Edition and not end up with the Back to Karkand expansion pack at no extra charge. On top of this, select retailers all over the world will carry the Physical Warfare Pack. Exact details for other countries and retailers will be announced at a later date.) source: http://blogs.battlefield.ea...
This is the only relevant response, nicely put.
"One of the many Battlefield 3 fans have canceled their pre-order and notified EA" Why?
"© 2011 BF3Blog.com -- BF3Blog.com is an independent estalbshment and is not associated with EA and DICE. "Battlefield" and "Battlefield 3" are registered trademarks of Electronic Arts and/or Digital Illusions CE AB" http://bf3blog.com/ That email wasn't from EA. How does crap like this get approved? As you can see by "estalbshment," it matches up quite nicely with the email.
it's not even remotely surprising that a non-story like this is at the top of the page on the front fucking page of the site. Seriously, this place takes the piss. A name change is in order. News for Gamers? I don't fucking think so.
If you're not interested, why bother clicking? There's no need to come in here and be a prick flaming a story that clearly has interest regardless if it falls into your definition of news for gamers. You know how this site works, so by commenting you're supporting it, just stay out next time and save us all the trouble of reading your whiny bullshit.
Actually, there is, because the story is bogus and the email is not from EA. Why would EA reference someone to a third party website that clearly states they have nothing to do with EA?
Translation: "I'm so important that if the news isn't relevant to me then it's not news!"
Seems like a mistranslated google translate to me...EA has enough yank to pay for a translator me thinks
The rep is probably that weird cyborg guy from Zero Wing. "All your valued feedback are belong to us! Make your nice day!"
At first I was expecting the response to be boilerplate crap, but it looks like someone did actually hand-type this e-mail. Poorly.
It looks like the author found this on reddit.com. I would hardly call reddit a "reliable" news outlet. With that said, how did this even get approved? Basically, N4G approved some random dudes comment on another blog site. That's pretty disappointing if you ask me!
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