MP1st - "We finally have word of another Battlefield 3 patch on the way. While there are no official details available yet, we do have word of DICE looking into a number of bugs and issues."
I hope they have another patch planned for this month at least to address the VOIP and input lag problems.
[He also added that “a lot of other issues are being worked on. Multiplayer is still being developed.”] Instead of releasing a half complete game and taking my christmas money, maybe they should have pushed this game back another 6 months. Total horsesh17.
"Instead of releasing a half complete game and taking my christmas money, maybe they should have pushed this game back another 6 months." Nah. There were trying to release this game before MW3. Its pretty obvious.
lol maybe both publishers should stop rushing their developers. I mean, BF3 had a few issues, but that's only because they were trying to get a game (running on a new engine) to be released before a half-ass completed game which gets released every year (cod)
maybe you should read what gamers are saying about a game before you buy it and take responsibility for the way you spend your money. also my fav mp game of this gen, MAG, was an imperfect work in progress from day one, but i still loved it and had tons of fun bf3 is a great game with issues that DICE is working on, I guess people just need something to moan about
@Comit - Its so obvious that what he said IMPLIED that already... It didn't need to be said. @Babytownfrolics - Games should be released when they are ready, MILLIONS of people buy a game on launch day expecting a game that actually WORKS, and they are not wrong in having said expectations. Just because devolopers got LAZY and reliant on post release patches does not make it OKAY. Reading reviews doesn't really help either when they are giving 9's to games before they release without even knowing if they function properly or not. Stop kissing the ass of the developers. It is the consumers RIGHT to voice their opinion, otherwise this BS will NEVER change. @2pacalype - There is nothing "complete" about call of duty. For a game that's remained relatively the same since 2007 it sure does have its problems as well. Party issues plague the first month or so, VOIP is still just as bad as BF3's, Balance doesn't exist, the maps/perks/killstreaks just promote camping and the Host lag is STILL there... In BF3 defense the game is running on new framework... Call of duty has no excuses... But in COD's defense i play COD wayyy more than i do BF3. Why? Because BF3 is supposed to be a TEAM BASED GAME. For a game that its developers and fans tout as "team based" "team this, team that" the most important thing would probably being able to ENTER AND PLAY THE GAME AS A DAMN TEAM. Guess what? they have not really made that possible for us so most of my friends sold their copies of BF3 and moved back to COD. Now we RUN that shit, because the spawn system is so flawed we can stay on one side of the map controlling the cliche 3 choke points on every map and make sure you are NEVER behind us. I WISH bf3 actually worked but sadly i play with large groups of friends and that's just not possible with BF3. /endrant
Both publishers should have hit the breaks (Activision and EA), BUT I'm sorry, BF3 even in this state is light years better than MW3. BF3 just has some glitch issues. MW3 has fundamental and irreparable design flaws. Those godawful maps aren't going anywhere...
2 things: 1. The BF games are always going to be in some sense incomplete because DICE is known for updating their games for years after release. BF2 was this way. 2. Instead of complaining that DICE should have waited another 6 months instead "taking" your christmas money, perhaps you should have waited 6 months before giving it to them. Be a smart consumer next time.
News Flash! DICE looking into moving Battlefield 3 from BETA to "Final Version" of game in the next patch.
ha no sh1t how many patch's so far 6/8? ive lost count.
uh..2 for consoles...3 for PC...one of which was ready before the game released...you lost count that fast?
Yeeah hte input lag is realy annoying, i almost bought MW3 because of that shit
Im waiting for a KillCam like Crysis 2. The Best Killcam to date.
Load of rubbish, Kcam was barely long enough to see how the guy killed you....
@Pekolie Exactly my point. Because a lot of people complain about how killcam will take away from skill, well if you still don't know where the bullet is coming from it won't expose anyone.
Yeah, I hate the VOIP issues, I know it's caused alot of people to not play the game anymore. I think it will be a struggle for me to come back myself. I love BF3, but without friends to play with, or in this case not able to play with it looses its luster.
yep, definitely taking its toll...pretty much the ONLY thing to get right with a team based game like BF3...is communication with other players... I regularly run with one other guy...so my VOIP system works perfectly (cell phone)...but i have a friends list full of dudes i'm dying to raise hell with...and its pointless if chat remains pants...
They really need to fix squads - If I take the time to start a squad with 3 of my friends, it's not because we're hoping we'll get split into 4 different squads and on opposite teams.
Yeah. Might have something to do with the auto-balancing overriding the ability to stay as a squad. Who knows, but I'd love to see this fixed/worked on.
The best part is that if you join a friends game in progress you're more likely to be on the same team and squad then by joining a match as a squad already.
I dont understand why we cant spawn on the same side when we group. It's really annoying.
why all the disagrees?! ps3 voip is broken and i have huge amount of friends who doesnt play the game anymore because you cant communicate.. the game is amazing but if you cant communicate it gets boring... why does the ps3 have mic issues in so many games?
I play on PS3, and yes it does have issues, but its not game breaking. It works just not well. What are people missing? Trash talking like un educated children because they "raped" someone? Could care less if I hear that, and not hearing it makes me love Battlefield even more.
Speak for yourself. Apparently you don't play with a squad.
Actually I do, I am never not in a squad. But whatever floats your boats
its been confirmed hundreds of times...chat is only broken on ps3 if more than 2 people in a squad are using it...4 people can be in a squad, but only 2 people can use mics...more than that, and its 'he g the oth tank wi tha fuc'
PS3 doesnt have built in voice chat like xbox does. so the developers have to program it into the game.
yea I know that but the voice chat in BC2 was much better than the BF3 one so... in BF3 i can hear only like every other word my friend is saying and if the squad has 3 or more players it gets ridiculous.
no party chat has nothing to do with it...DICE still has to build VOIP networks for the 360 version too on their own dedicated servers, its just MS has tools for developers that are light years ahead of the PSN... XBL's party chat is the only thing VOIP wise that MS handles on their own...if you are not using party chat, its not MS running it unless its an MS published game...Its simply the 360's OS is much better at handling chat systems than that of the PS3 and PSN... if you check battlelog, there are lots of complaints about the 360's squad chat too...its just the easy fix is to use the XBL party chat feature instead, which seems to be what most players do anyway...as you can then keep conversations going even if a person leaves the game temporarily or whatever...
"Multiplayer is still being developed.” Then why was the game released?
I was thinking about this the other day. Thing is, I'm thinking that with game that has SO much in its MP, it's impossible for Devs these days to predict how the players (millions of them) will behave right out of the gate. This is mostly from a balance point of view, but certain bugs might only appear as the masses start playing the game as well. On one hand, it would be great if games could ship %100 complete, on the other, it's nice to know that things can be changed and tweaked down the road.
I don't want a game 100% complete because then that means they don't have to improve it or work on it some more. They got everything they wanted out on release date and I KNOW if they didn't deliver the game on time, many people would lose their minds. No game is 100% done, there is always room for improvement. There is hidden potential in BF3 and what FB2 can do, And i'm waitng to see what happens. The game is too good to let go. BF2 wasn't a cult classic on Day 1, people.
@Hufandpuf I think the same could be said for Bad Company 2. Seeing how that game turned out gives me high hopes for BF3.
They were problems in the beta. They knew......they just wanted everyone's Christmas money.
it needs a community to balance it. this is what any good game developer does... listen to feedback
Played for hours last night my friends connection wont stay in a party we all left and just used the in game voip was impressed with how smooth it was and the control is bang on.
360 i dont think ps3 has party chat so i didnt bother to mention the platform.
next time i will wait 6 months to buy a dice game.
You should wait 6 months to buy any game. The price drops justify that. Consumer culture is filled with people like this: "I want it NOW I WANT IT NOW I WANT IT NOW! I'LL WAIT IN LINE FOR 5 HOURS! I'LL PAY A LOT! I DON'T CARE!" And then they get it and complain about all the issues. Early adopters want to have their cake and eat it too. The more understanding ones don't complain about the issues because they recognize that they're basically beta testers. The stupid ones complain that they got bogarted out of their parents' hard-earned money.
Prob wont fix anything just like the first patch
I traded this sucker after 2 weeks. I could go on about the many issues....including the ones seemingly gamers gloss over. (like clipping...feet sticking through walls due to proning snipers) But, it really just comes down to an expectation of a game being close to finished before retail. I understand that games this gen are not generally bug free as the past gens. But a level of expectation is reasonable. Chat, squad continuity in a team based fps seems pretty fucking important no?!!
you need to learn some patience. anyway, it is your loss, the game is awesome
Seriously. VOIP still can't get fixed? Are they really working on it? Or is it something they can't fix and don't want to admit it? Same goes for input lag! Freaking DICE get your shit together!
INPUT LAG FIX IT NOW. Put up or shut up DICE. That should have been top priority.
How about they fix the godawful spawning in tdm? People LITERALLY spawn directly behind you. I once got my dogtag taken AS SOON as I spawned. WTF DICE
Real BF players dont play tdm. So most of the community wouldnt shed a tear over the bad spawning in tdm. Conquest spawning however needs some fixing.
Thats a total bs excuse and you know it. If real players wouldn't play it then the servers would be empty. Just because you feel "BF elitist" over a gamemode the devs included then thats your problem, still doesn't take away from the fact that there are issues with it and every gamemode in the game for that matter. I don't even bother playing this game anymore, whats the point if I can't talk to my squad to help co-ordinate movement.
VOIP is really the only problem I'm having. Maybe other little things but overall pretty happy with the game. I will say that I'm not happy that DICE takes forever to release patches though.
Same here bud.skype fixes that issue. Flawless chat all nite xD
unlike many others crying i think the game is great. i have a blast playing it, i dont use mic, as its unnecessary when playing with random people.. which i usually do. one thing i am very annoyed, but not game breaking, is the squad issues. We squad up, join a game and suddenly were on different teams or in different squads. having said that, the number one priority should be fixing the audio which cuts off many times.
Don't join a team that's almost full especially when you have 3 or more people in a squad.
server browser? i just choose find game...
yeah dude just go server browser, click your right stick/r3 and you'll get option to change the server your looking for.
I really hope they fix the spawns in TDM.
lol I usually try to never touch that game mode.... Such awful spawns.
After everything that is important has been fixed I would also like a plugin for my g19 added Dice. :)
If they don't fix the blatant squad problems in squad deathmatch and squad rush, I will lose faith in humanity. I mean, the problem is so blatant; it breaks the whole mode.
No more indestructible posts DICE! I bet if there was a tutorial for the jets and choppers, and then more people would be flying I would bet 140% that people would also bitch about the indestructible posts. Its such a pain in the ass in operation firestorm, they blend in with the landscape.
i want fixed ammo crates on the maps. we only have 12 people on your team. what are the chances someone is dishing out ammo on big maps and you find it. we should get resupply when complete objectives. the stinger missiles needs tooling. i never "knew" a slow aS# helicopter could outrun a stinger missile. the stinger missile just donot work more times then not i have played in games and people play helicopter ditch... wtf they take you to a dead zone and wait for you to leave the helicopter. they fly off and you die! wtf. they also ditch out of the pilot seat and leave you to crash with the helicopter. the player should get xp tooken for crashing into building and ditching the helicopter with passager a board. this my last console version BF games period.
Input lag and VOIP issues on PS3 are just stupid after this much time. I truly believe we will never have a fix for input lag and VOIP will be fixed half ass. Total bullsh*t.
I almost regretted not getting this for PS3 since it came with a free game and they kind of made a pact with Sony about having content first. Like MW3 for xbox360, but after hearing so many problems with the ps3 version I'm happy i got it for 360. Even if I have to wait a week for dlc. No biggie lol.
private matches please, especially when there is supposed to be a conquest tournament coming up: http://virgingaming.com/tou... I fail to see how that can work without private servers or some sort of clan system lol
ok....I understand that people are annoyed by the issues, but can you at least appreciate the fact that they're trying to fix it? Unlike another game that released around the same time that more than likely will not get fixed, yet a "new" title will be released this year. thank you DICE for addressing the issues, and there are people out there that realize the games release date was to release before the latest COD.
How are so many people whining and crying about the "problems" and "balance" in this game? Are these all the same people who were singing it's praises when it came out? Did you all never play a DICE Battlefield game before? Do you not know their track record of strong post-release support? I can't remember a BF game that didn't release with bugs and glitches. They all get patched up and when they do, you have the best and most competitive MP shooter on the market. This was the Track record with BF:MC, both BFBC and BFBC2 and now BF3.. I don't own a PC, but i understand that it was also the same situation with BF2. At the very least, players should be happy that DICE, unlike most other developers don't get complacent with their sales numbers post release and then leave their game alone, glitchy or not. To those of you who are TRUE Battlefield players, and didn't just pick up BF3 because it was the game to have this fall, you all know what im talking about.
EA should fix their gay servers people had these kind of problem with bc2 awesome game ruined by greedy company
and no mention about the inputlag..... muthafukrs
Bunch of bullsh*t if you ask me. That crap should of been A1 top priority from day 1. They got my money and I feel that I got robbed because the beta was much smoother feeling. PS3 controls suck on the retail version.
Imagine that. Fixing the squads in a game that's team based. Only taking half a Year.