DICE released patch 1.02 for Battlefield 3. The first user opinions concerning balancing or performance are negative. Head for the jump!
this is pretty stupid.... SERIOUSLY... the vast majority of players (on forums, twitter, anywhere) will tell you that that are MORE than happy with the latest patch... myself included...
I believe it's because PC gamers are expecting DICE to patch the game with PC oriented features, but DICE is keeping the PC version the same as consoles. Which is still a great game, however if they were to include just a quarter of the features that BF2 had it'll be suck a classic game.
I have the 360 version and I am actually dreading a lot of the balance issues that I know are coming. It seems as though DICE thought that Engineers were too powerful so instead of slight tweaks they have taken massive swings. I would agree that infinite mines are an issue but making them visible on the mini-map (especially with a perk like thermal scope accessible to tank users) is not a good solution.
So far I am "mostly" liking the patch. I love the IRNV nerf, I get great performance now (before this patch, was only getting 20-30 peak FPS on low with a Nvidia 570), now it is a stable 50-60 FPS on high. Only problem I get now is the occasional process crash (once every fifth or sixth round). It is not an every round crash thing, so I am at least happy about that. DICE is at least on the right track for PC with this latest patch... JUST FIX MINES AND C4!!!!
At least your game isn't as fudged up as mine, I can't even play campaign or coop because it does that stupid 'bf3.exe has stopped working' error...ALL THE TIME!
I just updated today and it crashed 2 times. This has never happened before.
Welcome to the club
i love the patch, i love even more people are no longer able to cheaply kill with irnv and there scores show how bad they are without it. cant wait for the next round of improvements.
I love the changes, gunplay is much better. Many aren't happy because they have no plans to implement a real VOIP system in the game because DICE doesn't want to do it from a "Business perspective". IE EA/DICE took in millions and millions from fans and can't be bothered to spend a little change implementing a standard PC game feature.
It continues to amaze me just how out of touch DICE are with their fans.
The PC patch is absolute BS! Anyone telling you otherwise is a troll and dont represent the vast majority of the players. Here are the problems that i noticed : Jets are over buffed towards helicopters- Helicopters are paper air planes now, the way it was before it took maybe 2 passes to take down a helicopter with guns, now it hardly takes a half a pass. The guns are also over powered towards other jets as well. Stringers buffed and speed of stingers- Now we got the 1 rocket disable 2 to kill BS is back, and its even worse then before, it gives 35% damage on the first hit. Flare times have been reduced- They made it take even longer to deploy flares, This makes no sense since they buffed the speed and power of the rockets coming at you. IRNV is absolutely USELESS now- TO all those people who are saying its a cheater noob hack go blow yourself, then complain about thermal optics and dont act like you cant use the scope as well. People exaggerated and would claim"oh a whole game is people using it, and they are getting 44-6 k/d rations, its so unfair those noob crutch IRNV scope users" i agree it was a little too powerful on how FAR its heat signature range picked you up but god damn look at it now it has no value. The point of the scope was to flush out bitch dark building campers, the people who like to sit on second floor on that map over C and get you in a choke point cross fire, and to catch Bush wookie clowns hiding in bushes. Plus its obvious use in dark tunnel stage Operation Metro, and to everyone saying it shouldnt work during day, um, yes it should work during the day that scope is based of the ENVG!!!! Rocket pods on Helicopters Do less damage and they are not accurate to fire anymore so dont look at the cross hairs to get your target you play a total guessing game on where they are going to go. The Mines disappear after you die, now who ever thought this up is a moron. The Spec Ops Camo is useless now and it defeated the purpose of ranking up to get it to avoid heat signatures Beam Scanning Time has been reduced, Very idiotic to do that, its the very last perk in the jet, and if you put in the time to unlock the thing just to have it work no better than the regular one you just got screwed. im a jet flyer i feel screwed. Stealth has been nerfed, Even worse the stealth didnt work very good in the first place, why make it WORSE!!!! end of rant :)
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