Developers take note, Battlefield 3 is doing it right. Props to DICE and EA for a rather smooth launch.
What? The launch has been about as smooth as a sonic youth album. Actually, I have to go pick up my copy soon.
Best analogy, ever.
Is this article a joke?
I just hope the servers work better than they did at the launch of BFBC 2.
So glad this game is out, finally, no more hype and mud-slinging
lol There's always gonna be "hype and mud-slinging". People can so damn immature about games it's not even remotely funny. I just picked up my copy of BF3 earlier today and I'm about 4 missions in and I'm loving it. The jet mission was wonderful and makes me want to join the Air Force.
or next year when it's Battlefield 4 or Medal of Honor 2 vs MW4
Lol, yea that was a damned good mission. And speaking of the airforce i will be leaving for Basic on January 3rd. Maybe ill have to tell you what its like xD
I might just join the Air Force too. lol I've been thinking about it for a long time!! Air Force Reserve though for me so I can still work my job and go to school.
Until the MoH2 trailer...
Check out the midnight launch party in San Francisco! EA was in attendance and signed our copies. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Awesome game! No lag and no weird launch day shenanigans! Thanks EA and DICE!
So far no major reports of servers crashing. DICE definitely prepared thanks to the beta.
yeah okay i have been trying to connect for the last hour and its telling me it cant connect to ea, and las night when i did get on my buddy and i couldnt join a game on the same team no matter what.... this launch sucks just like BC and BC2 and i suspect will only get worse before it gets better....
Yeah real smooth launch, 'cause it isn't even out yet in Europe. Most 'big games' these days can at least manage a worldwide same day release, especially games so heavily focused on multiplayer. Half the goddamn world will be 3 days of unlocks ahead of us.
You'd be surprised, only a few big games per year do global release dates (this year, only MW3, Skyrim and Skyward Sword, if my memory serves me correct and both Skyrim and Skyward Sword are coming out on Fridays, the traditional European release date, anyway). It's generally the industry norm to stick to traditional day-of-week release dates (ie. NA on Tuesday, Australia on Thursday, PAL on Friday), and it's something EA has never really not done.
Gears of war 3 did a worldwide releases on the 20th of last month. At least that is what I show on one of the commercials.
I can't even install the game, beta on the same machine installed and worked fine! EA tech support is non existent, noone got back to me yet. look at how many people are having problem installing or launching the game http://forum.ea.com/eaforum... this is ridiculous, I have 100's of games on Steam that I never had problems. Origin sucks.
The only problem with this launch is when you join a game with a squad it can be broken up and part of your squad is put on the other team.
That still happens? The whole point of the game is to squad up with buddies and work together.
Yeah it does, I think what they are trying to prevent is 3 fulls squads from joining up and wrecking servers, but it causes more problem than anything. It should only put you in a server that has the proper amount of slots for you and your squad of 4.
Yeah I have to say, so far so good! Haven't had any sort of connection problems. Some minor graphical bugs during the single player, but nothing game-breaking.
Speaking too soon? EA Xbox360 servers are down at the moment.
I don't consider servers going down for a short time a "rough" launch. This is to be expected. Game-breaking features are exactly as the author posted - missing dlc, driver issues, dev reelases... Even established online games have their servers go down from time to time.
What? if thousands of players are unable to play the bread and butter of BF3, the MP, is not a 'rough' launch, then what is? The word here is unplayable, if you are unable to play a game, then what is the point of having the game? Your illogical reasoning is way beyond belief.
Connection issues need to be fixed. Sometimes I cant join game or Ill be in the middle of a match and get kicked out for no reason
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