According to recent insights, one's Battlefield 3 name will be paired with one's EA Origin profile, and players will be allowed only one soldier per account, unlike Bad Company 2.
I don't understand why they had to remove a perfectly fine feature. It was available to create new soldiers in Bad Company 2, why not BF3?
It is odd. I hope they'll explain it. Side note, I'm so psyched for Battlefield 3.
I'm psyched but EA is really crapping all over the game Poor DICE.
ahhhh freaking EA the hell you ppl doing in there ?
There's no need for extra character slots anyway. Why would 1 person need multiple characters? That's what another PSN account (for example) would be for anyway. Who cares if MAG did it.. the real question would be who would pay for an unnecessary extra slot and then complain about someone charging for it?
I guess they do that so they will be able to sell "additional soldier socket" for the very low price of $15 each (only 12.5 if you pay the monthly fee of the amazing EACorePass) :-P
Ever played MAG? They actually had the hide to sell extra character slots, Sony should hang their heads in shame over that.
oh boo hoo. why would you want more than one player. EDIT: once prestiged and i mean all badges all medals all weapons everything.....then i can understand but one character can play as all classes so this shouldnt be a problem.
This game started pretty good, cool trailers with awesome graphics, but then came the alpha and didn't have the graphics i was waiting but then it was an alpha so no big deal, and then came mandatory Origin with no optional Steam and then this, i can't play it on consoles because its 30fps capped and can't play it on PC because i refuse to use origin.
There's 1 slight advantage. You catch a hacker/glitcher, etc, he won't be coming back with a different account unless he buys a new game :)
Looks just like STEAM if you ask me. Same lock in feature for its names. Still creating a profile I believe should be something simple, but its tied to Origin so tightly its likely it will only be changed through Origin Username.
I don't see it as a terribly bad thing. It's not a GOOD thing, obviously, but I think it's meant more to punish cheaters and griefers. They can't hide behind more than 1 name, so they're easily caught and banned. Besides, would you want to put in the months/years it would take to unlock/level up everything TWICE? That would be crazy.
This is just how it was in the Alpha - someone came to the conclusion it will be so in the finished product... why is this news?
Because in BC2, this was not the case. I'm gonna miss this feature..
bc2 was consolized garbage of battlefield so this is meaningless,granted the origin news is annoying but still whatever the product i'm certain will still be worth it even on a nvidia 8800 card still :) hey, if it can play crisis 1 on ultra high it sould be be able to handle anything this gen.
Battlelog indicated multiple profiles. (That, and there's a difference between the OriginID and Origin Persona similar to how SteamID is different from Steam UserName) I sure hope they allow multiple soldiers. It allows for much more creativity with names, and replaying as a lvl 1 can be fun too.
As someone mentioned above, they might even charge you. EA why all this?
i thought gaming was suppose to become more open as the years went on. it seems like they're adding more and more restrictions to games these days. man i miss the old days of gaming
I heard that! Sad when the almighty $ takes hold.
Can't argue with that. That's why I've been going back to GoG many a time recently.
disappointment i had sniper with gol 12x scope c4 assault with aks7u red dot and stopping power medic xm8 lmg stopping power red dot
...What does that have to do with this article? O.o They're talking about soldiers/profiles, not loadouts.
agree with admiral gaming should be a bit more open like it used to be. hope they change this up but ill still buy the game but they are putting more restriction on gamers.
I will file this under "not an issue".
I hear ya. What's the point? Can't you just choose another class? Is it their stats they're worried about?
Non issues for me, but I hate lack of features, but I understand why they are doing it.As a business it is one less thing to worry about. also if someone is a cheater, a server can ban that name, unless they are banning IPs (which can be changed). the user will just change their name and restart. This way cheaters original name is killed!
Who gives a sh*t. DICE are on top of things. Just bring out the beta and let the good times roll.
Remember MAG? $0.99 per month for extra character slots.
It's not really so much of an issue to me at least, so long as I can change classes on that same character, it shouldn't be a problem. Still, why remove this feature at all?
So it's all good for EA/Dice to throw what's inevitably going to be extra costs at people and nobody gives a crap? First this ridicules EA pass and now this. Also, closing in on release date, where's the Xbox 360 footage?
This only really affects you if you're playing on the PC... even then, the article is just making an assumption. There hasn't been any official statement on whether PC players can have multiple profiles on the same account.
Since EA/DICE know that 360 players are just gonna console themselves with their new mediocre edition of Call of Duty 4.3, they're just gonna announce later that there is NO 360 copy of Battlefield. Also, note that Battlefield will likely be giving away assloads of free maps after release, as opposed to Call of Duty, where you will be charged for already developed maps that are just being ported over from previous iterations. But I guess that's nothing to give a crap about.
The more I hear about this game, the less I want it.
I hope it's not true. I like to create multiple profile and play different way with each profile.