According to some disheartening news from developer DICE, PC gamers will only have one soldier per Origin account for Battlefield 3. Still, users will be able to add their Xbox 360 and PS3 soldiers to Battlelog and track stats.
Not a big deal for me. I'm a one soldier kind of guy.
did you just qoute metal gear?
you CAN change your screen name via Origin but you still keep the same stat thats if any of you guys wonder about it anyway this is old news
I'm a One Battlefield Char type of guy. But I really cant wait for BF3!!! Just another week and a half! I'm gonna Max out Assualt so quickly love that it got the defib now. Heal and rez my comrades all day man.
Yeah Im a fan of the defib with Assult now, too. In Bad Company I played most as a Medic cause you get a ton of points and its fun to heal team mates, but I was always best with the Assult guns. Now I get to do both!
pc players just got owned
what does anyone need more than one char for? With one char you can play any class you like.... Your comment makes no sense.
People like to act like they don't suck when they first start playing. They'll play for awhile on one account and once they're good they'll start a new account and act like they started off elite. That's the only reason I can think of.
Well no. Console players also just have only one character per gamertag. The slots showing available on battleLog are for multiple accounts from PC, PS3 and/or Xbox 360. Meaning basically you could have one character associated per each system.
They could force me to play with s*** smeared on my face and it would still be my preferred choice. Better than having the s*** on the screen :)
Dude, grow up.
consoles are the same tho in fact its the same since forever and forever well be that way
Hmmm....With one player you can paly any class... How about this Kennyboy: The console versions have only 24 player for multi-play and 30fps running sub HD with less visuals and smaller maps... See what i DID THERE?
its not a problem, 'Pc gamers' modify/hack their way thru everythin'
The only way I see this as being an issue is if the CD Key is linked to the Origin account. It would suck if multiple people in a household each need their own copy of the game to keep independant stats etc. Otherwise, who cares?
It is, ofcourse, linked to the Origin account and each individual in each household will need their own CD Key to keep independant stats.
Yeah. That sucks!
The game is said to provide at least 400 hours of unlocks and progress. If that's not enough for anybody, you can buy another copy after that year or so. It'll be cheap then. This doesn't concern me though, I'll play on PS3 and I still play BFBC2 with my soldier that I maxed out a year ago.
All this stinks, and is the logical progression of EA's business conduct. They (among others) decided that the concept of captivity would be a good move. I'll break it down and will let you guess where things are headed from here. Captive Product : A product is said captive when it is attached to another product. You can't have one without the other (either legally physically, or by programming), and the majority of customers would never use the attached product if given a choice. BF3 is a captive of Origin. Captive Audience : An audience is said captive when they have no way to avoid a certain place for a certain amount of time, maximizing exposure to advertisement. We are a captive audience in a mall, in traffic, in a movie theater. We are captive when we access Battlelog and Origin. Captive Customer : A customer is said captive when he has to deal with a certain entity to access a certain product. The key here is to use a captive product deemed "essential" or "highly desirable" to direct customers your way, reluctantly of course. When the pill is swallowed (because it always works when done correctly), you can move all your products to that same model, and even third party products. Once the infrastructure is in place, you have free rein to over charge customers and partners, charge your customers for utilities that are free elsewhere, and get paid for the ads your customers have no possibility to avoid. Reminds me of an American South story. A law passed that forced plantation owners to pay their slaves. That particular owner decided to pay in scrips, that would only be accepted in the plantation's store. Slaves depended on that store for food and clothing, which were obviously priced to drain them from every last scrip they had. Now you guess where EA is going with those little annoyances.
1)Buy two copies of the game 2)Install another windows in another partition 3)install BF3 in each windows 4)restart to other windows to switch soldier 5)???? 6)PROFIT!
I honestly dont think you could make any profit doing that, no matter what you do at number 5, unless its unrelated to Battlefield...
Does this mean that if multiple people want to play with the same copy, they need to play it with the same stats? If that's the case, I won't get the PC version.
Well, you know, it's the same for Xbox 360 and PS3.
When it takes hours and hours to unlock anything, why would you want to do that more than once? I'd rather have the ability to choose and modify my soldier's name.
Horrible. Just horrible, this thing sucks!
How is that even an issue? You can level up that one soldier in every class. Why would anyone need a second soldier?
I have been at war with EA support for 3 weeks, it took much anger and frustration before they decided to help by trying to change my EA ID... But they could not due to the ID name I wanted being already taken by another user. It really is bad considering 'steam' allows name change when ever you want as often as you want, and as stated in this article, never shows your login ID like EA/Origin does.
I just wanted to create a soldier for the namechange.
Metal Gear Online allowed you buy multiple characters. Are you telling me that Japanese developers are more talented than western ones in developing online multiplayer games? O_O
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