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Battlefield 3 All-In-One Thread
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3720 posts
Well, now with the official release of Battlefield 3 under way, I figured it would be best to de-clutter the forums or prevent what is to happen, with a heap of "my Origin name" or "Join me join me now!" Now this thread will serve as a purpose to collect all the necessary information for new and old users to the Battlefield series, and just to give an all round helping hand. (If Trog or Dan don't want this, please delete)

AusGamers Platoon: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon/2832655391303802737/

Best advice is to bookmark Battlelog, http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/

Forums are located in the actual Battlelog, with sections for each platform and technical/help issues

RockitMan has a server up, address is: 203.46.105.24:20650.

Ok, on with the guides/advice;

I firstly suggest, get to know your surroundings. Look up maps, look up YouTube videos of maps etc. Best way to know the enemy is to know the field of battle. While in-game, press N to increase/decrease mini map size, and pressing M will bring up a larger map. Take notice of icons that will help: Letters mean M-Com Stations/Conquest Flags, Ammo/Health are retrospective of their use.

When low on health/ammo, pressing Q while looking at someone with a ammo/health symbol will notify them that you require their assistance. I can not stress enough, if your Assault/Support, give out your kits to help team mates. This isn't COD, you can't go ninja solo and try and kill the whole opposing team. You will die.

Spot as much as you can. Press Q, and if your looking at someone/something, it will pop up for everyone else on your team. There is Line of Sight now, and if someone runs behind a rock, it won't show them anywhere on the screen, so try to take notice. Sadly VOIP isn't yet in the game, but hopefully soon it will be added and calling out will be much easier.

Lastly, play how you want to play. Just remember though, if your sitting back at base being a wookie, there will be consequences to the team, but that is your choice.

ORIGIN NAME LIST:
Forum Name | Origin Name

  • d^ : lifelessordinary


  • FraktuRe : frakturedreality


  • Khel : Khelz0r (with a zero not an O)


  • Pirroh : Pirroh


  • infi : infi_XD


  • Enska : Enskah


  • DeadlyDav0 : DeadlyDav0 (with a zero not an O)


  • E.T. : ET_ROM_au


  • Hogfather : HogfatherAU


  • Olx : Olx8


  • Dm : Serimorph


  • Strik3r : Strik3r_aus


  • Sc00bs : sc00bs123 (with zeros not O's)


  • paveway : paveway-3


  • Eorl : froodlemaster


  • natslovR: natslovR


  • ravn0s : ravn0ss (with a zero not an O)


  • Tollaz0r! : Tollazor


  • TiT : Bushy_Squirrel


  • casa : casacains


  • 59fifty : fiftynine50


  • Timmeh : Xcilon


  • Deviouz : dvstec


  • Mordecai : FallenMordecai


  • Crakaveli : Wahspz


  • evis : spetee


  • kryzil : kryzig


  • kr0wb4r : kr0wb4r (with a zero not a O


  • kappa : anthonykappa86


  • Reality : realitor


  • Superform : Superform


  • sharkuul : sharkuul


  • Phooks : phooks_au


  • Nitro : tayf85


  • Zoidberg : DrZ0ID (with a zero not an O)


  • Imperial : Peyoti


  • Python : acchacha


  • bepatient : BePatient_1986


  • carson : baroncarson


  • cJay : nix386


  • Lynx : MyNickWasUsed


  • Reverend Evilďż˝ : reverendevil74


  • TicMan : TicclesAU


  • bradw : bradw1995


  • Mosfx : Mosfx


  • Gesthemene : Gesthemene


  • unclebobsticle : unclebobsticle


  • bargain: jimwyze


  • tiny: LT_Leb


  • sleeperandthejest: d3vilart


  • Twisted : Random_Pest


  • Ivonin : Ivonin


  • Jabroney : jabroney141


  • Raider : madcappge


  • dangles : dangles1


  • hef : blbk


  • cJay : nix386


  • Groganus : CharlesGrogan


  • Boba : bobaj0r


  • Phase : Phasenev


  • XatlD : AdamSargent


  • Sleepy : Sneaky-Giraffe


  • Furgle : Harmless_Mostly


  • Deface : AzashAU


  • DK : dkonn


  • Spook : spook1973



Official Launch Trailer

12:46am 27/10/11 Permalink
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BladeRunner
Queensland
214 posts
I am trying to order it from Origin store but I keep getting "Payment Authorisation Failed" its pissing me off. Talking to EA help centre now.

EA refuses to accept my paypal so Ill have to buy it when I go into Toowoomba today :(
05:09am 27/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3722 posts
I am trying to order it from Origin store but I keep getting "Payment Authorisation Failed" its pissing me off. Talking to EA help centre now.

EA refuses to accept my paypal so Ill have to buy it when I go into Toowoomba today :(

That's weird. Are you using a credit or debit card?
07:37am 27/10/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
215 posts
I have tried my debit card and paypal but nothing works. I am going to buy it locally. Maybe my account has been flaged for trying to do dodgy VPN stuff with origin lol.
09:51am 27/10/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1273 posts
Apparently people are going into a server with a friend 1v1 and simply arming and disarming MCOM stations and racking up 40k points per game...haha
10:54am 27/10/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
14915 posts
I like that idea!
11:20am 27/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3725 posts
Apparently people are going into a server with a friend 1v1 and simply arming and disarming MCOM stations and racking up 40k points per game...haha

I just found a server that only required 2 people, but was conquest :( Though I did get 5000 or so points by capping flags then switching. Got boring though, so found a Bazaar server and racked up 10,000 points :D

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4750/ohhhyeaaa.png
11:29am 27/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3637 posts
Still debating if I should buy this or not today.
11:34am 27/10/11 Permalink
Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3669 posts
l always wondered how people ranked up so fast, i didn't play a lot of bf2 but i was still only like lvl 36 or something
11:39am 27/10/11 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
6261 posts
I rented a server on GameArena - if there's any particular settings you guys want I'd be happy to set them up, just post!

Address is: 203.46.105.24:20650
11:43am 27/10/11 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4487 posts
Will play on ya server RockitMan once i get my copy from fixah
12:11pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
19306 posts
Anyone having issues getting the physical warfare pack going? I go to battlefield.com/redeem and then it tells me to enter username and password. I figure it's my origin one but that doesn't work. It even says on the page that origin is linked to the site. Any ideas?
12:22pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12363 posts
It even says on the page that origin is linked to the site. Any ideas?
It even says on that site to download and install Origin and that all code redemption is now done via Origin. =D
12:30pm 27/10/11 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
6262 posts
Will play on ya server RockitMan once i get my copy from fixah


Sweet, it's just on default settings so if something else is better just let me know. I'm still waiting on my copy from game.co.uk and also need a new PC before I can play!
12:40pm 27/10/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
3965 posts
Anyone having issues getting the physical warfare pack going? I go to battlefield.com/redeem and then it tells me to enter username and password. I figure it's my origin one but that doesn't work. It even says on the page that origin is linked to the site. Any ideas?


Yeah Rev, just ignore that link they tell you to go to. Just redeem the code in Origin bud and your away.

Edit: on a side note, I started playing through the single player last night (which is something I don’t normally do) an f*** me, its good :) The sequence where you start on the carrier and do a mission in a Hornet is very well done. Especially immersive with 3 screens going at once :)
12:44pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
7599 posts
I unlocked it a few days ago on a US VPN, so I finished the single player campaign last night. It was really awesome, I loved it. The estimates I've read of it being about 7-8 hours are about right, I'd say that's how long I spent on it.

Got stuck into the multiplayer last night. I had a few good rounds on Caspian Border, since I already knew the level, and got royally spanked while I tried to find out where the f*** I was in the new maps. :(
12:46pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
19307 posts
Ah, coolies.

Also, I'm stuck on the first lvl in the train. There's a shotgun wedged in the door and I can't move it. What key do I use? I've got one key bound to interact and another to enter vehicles and both don't work. WTF?

F***it. I give up. I've hit every single key on the keyboard and nothing will pick it up. Back to WoW. LOL
12:49pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17631 posts
Its reload, and you need to hold it down, thats how you pick up guns. It even tells you that on the screen it flashes up a big "Hold R to take shotgun" type prompt. Or at least it did for me.
02:19pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
11047 posts
Have they fixed squad management / party join?
02:22pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11487 posts

Origin Name: Random_Pest
02:30pm 27/10/11 Permalink
boba
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3670 posts
Have they fixed squad management / party join?
You can join and quit squads as you please
02:42pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17633 posts
How do you get the "Back to karkand" map pack? Is that just included in the game? Cos when I grabbed a copy on Origin I didn't get another code or another download or anything for that pack, just a code for the Physical Warfare addons.
02:47pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5892 posts
Yeah same Khel, i was just under the assumption it hasn't been released yet, seeing as there aren't any servers running it (i can see it in origin under filters.).
02:53pm 27/10/11 Permalink
3dee
Brisbane, Queensland
6738 posts
So is it totally awesome?
02:54pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12365 posts
How do you get the "Back to karkand" map pack? Is that just included in the game?
It's not out yet, if that's what you mean. The estimate was for about a month post-release.

I presume since it's supposedly included with the Limited Edition that anyone that owns the LE version will just automatically get it in a patch, whereas those that own the standard ver will have to purchase it separately from Origin.
03:03pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3727 posts
Have they fixed squad management / party join?

Yeah, it's heaps better now. Go to squad/team, and you'll be able to leave current squad, and join any other one. Need 2 people to officially make a squad though.
03:36pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Ivonin
Brisbane, Queensland
824 posts
Will play on ya server RockitMan once i get my copy from fixah


+1
04:18pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17635 posts
It's not out yet, if that's what you mean. The estimate was for about a month post-release.


Ah ok, I didn't realise that, I thought it was coming out the same time as the game.
04:32pm 27/10/11 Permalink
glynd
Melbourne, Victoria
412 posts
ozgameshop sent it this morning ... most likely won't get it til next week :(
04:36pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Ivonin
Brisbane, Queensland
827 posts
Origin name: Ivonin
05:14pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Jabroney
Queensland
1344 posts
origin name: jabroney141
06:01pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
19308 posts
Its reload, and you need to hold it down, thats how you pick up guns. It even tells you that on the screen it flashes up a big "Hold R to take shotgun" type prompt

Since I remapped all the keys it didn't bring up that prompt. Pretty silly way of picking up weapons but I got it all sorted. Got up to the night mission where the enemy tank rolls in and so far I'm pretty bored of the single player. It's too f*****g dark and most of the time I just end up following the blue markers because you can't see s***. Much preferred BC2 single player to this. Was heaps more fun and you could actually see what the f*** you're doing. Will give multiplayer a go now since I don't think I could be bothered with single player anymore.
06:04pm 27/10/11 Permalink
kr0wb4r
Brisbane, Queensland
1030 posts
I finished downloading, keen to play. I hit play and I get 'Problem loading page' instead of battlelog.

Anyone else getting this right now?
06:10pm 27/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3639 posts
Yeah me too. Glad it's not just me so I guess it's a problem on their end.
06:14pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Olx
Sydney, New South Wales
62 posts
hey, just to let you know my in-game tag for origin changed to LeatherB3lt!

cheers!
06:14pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3672 posts
raider. origin s*** is madcappge
06:15pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8050 posts
is anyone else getting crashes/black screens occasionally?
06:45pm 27/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3640 posts
Battlelog is running like a turd sliding down a hill. Can't work out how the f*** to join specific servers if I have the address and the pings stop working if I hit refresh more than once so i'm screwed when picking a server. Oceanic filter only gives me like 10 servers and when I AM able to play i'm getting horrible positional lag where I keep getting put back where I was 1 or 2 seconds ago.

And they f***ed up the mouse sensitivity as I play with low, but if I set it low in this game there is a large deadzone where no movement registers. F*** sake. Beta worked better than this so far.
06:48pm 27/10/11 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
1058 posts
So whats new with MP? Whats this suppression ive heard about?

I know that the classes have changed and more unlocks but im more interested in new gameplay elements.
07:08pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5893 posts
I just keep getting kicked after 30 seconds or so every time now :/ Did all the usual punkbuster s*** and still no good.
07:08pm 27/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3641 posts
Bloody edit. Playing the game and then suddenly I got rage style graphic problems with the walls being blue and trees being rainbow colour as well as my team being entirely in blue while the others where in black. Then After 5 minutes of that I get kicked with a "server is full" message. Regret buying this so soon after launch.
07:09pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1201 posts
I <3 this thread.
07:10pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5894 posts
Pretty silly way of picking up weapons but I got it all sorted.


They made it that way because of how retarded it was trying to disarm an mcom when there was a bunch of kits around it.
07:10pm 27/10/11 Permalink
existence
Brisbane, Queensland
7381 posts
i reckon this games awesome.
07:31pm 27/10/11 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
1059 posts
I just keep getting kicked after 30 seconds or so every time now :/ Did all the usual punkbuster s*** and still no good.

Lol. My pet rage about BFBC2 and 1 of the few reasons i didnt jump into BF3 upon launch.
07:36pm 27/10/11 Permalink
dangles
Queensland
3117 posts
origin name: dangles1
08:16pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
1609 posts
sigh I've been that busy at work and too tired once home to even think about this. I forgot to preload and everything ><
Ah well, I'll install now so I can maybe play the f***** thing on sunday.
08:28pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3729 posts
Okay, updated origin names. Now, if your having graphical issues, first thing is to check your drivers are up to date;

nVidia BF3 related drivers are here.

Second thing is to check that your card actually meets requirements, go here for that here.
08:42pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
1611 posts
speaking of which, how are peoples cards/cpu etc handling bf3?
I got pretty f*****g awesome performance out of a slightly clocked gtx260 with an i7 870 on the caspian border map, metro one not so much. don't ask me why, it boggled me too.
08:50pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3730 posts
Weird, that post doesn't want to show my other half of the post...

Third, try a re-install, there may have been some corrupt files.

For anyone having trouble with Battlelog, firstly ensure the plugin is installed correctly. Try different browsers, as I have heard Firefox is having a bit of trouble with Battlelog working how it should. I also found that some Anti-Viruses are preventing live pop-ups as well, if anyone is having that issue check this out here.

last edited by Dan at 20:59:11 27/Oct/11
08:50pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17638 posts
I'm running on Ultra with everything maxed and it hasn't missed a beat. Maybe I'm just really jaded, but I expected it to look better than it does, with everything maxed out. I mean, it looks good, really good even, but I dunno, doesn't quite live up to my expectations. Doesn't seem to be much use of DX11 fancyness, and some of the textures (particularly inside buildings) at times range from bland to outright horrible. Its probably just me having unrealistic expectations, but with it cranked all the way up to Ultra and maxing out every setting, I was anticipating my jaw being on the flaw and being knocked out by the beautiful graphics, and it hasn't really had that impact.
09:32pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1274 posts
09:32pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1275 posts
I'm running on Ultra with everything maxed and it hasn't missed a beat. Maybe I'm just really jaded, but I expected it to look better than it does, with everything maxed out. I mean, it looks good, really good even, but I dunno, doesn't quite live up to my expectations. Doesn't seem to be much use of DX11 fancyness, and some of the textures (particularly inside buildings) at times range from bland to outright horrible. Its probably just me having unrealistic expectations, but with it cranked all the way up to Ultra and maxing out every setting, I was anticipating my jaw being on the flaw and being knocked out by the beautiful graphics, and it hasn't really had that impact.


Is that in single player or multi?

Apparently single players looks a lot better.

If I compare Rage to this...rage looks a few years old :E
09:34pm 27/10/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
216 posts
Ok Im ready for Multiplayer, My Origin name is SHADDROCK

Too bad I can not see what ping the servers have :(
09:58pm 27/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3642 posts
Ahahahah that guy's videos are epic
10:04pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3731 posts
Just ran into a hacker. 2 games he scored over 70 kills and 11 deaths.
10:05pm 27/10/11 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
2238 posts
Forum name - Groganus - Origin Name - CharlesGrogan

SOOOO Much fine, game feels really decent given how poor bfbc2 was on release.
10:10pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Olx
Sydney, New South Wales
63 posts
i haven't had many issues in game. Got everything on ultra and smooth as silk.

only thing that bugs me is how I have to unlock everything again.. i always seem to suck when I cant attach a red dot to guns!
10:10pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8051 posts
keep dropping from battlelog, hoping this is just because its getting hammered atm
10:20pm 27/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3643 posts
If your ingame name is also Midda, you killed me with a grenade you bastard. Twas in that bazaar map.
10:29pm 27/10/11 Permalink
andrewus
Brisbane, Queensland
2565 posts
I am thinking I am going to need to upgrade from my trusty old HD4800 series.. any ideas for those running the game?
rest of pc is I5, 8gb ram etc etc so I think just my gfx card requires upgrading - and if so what should I get?
10:30pm 27/10/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2051 posts
^ same question in essence.

3.40 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X4 965
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series [Display adapter]

Slot 'A0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A2' is Empty
Slot 'A3' is Empty

will that run it at all and if so will it run it ok?

ps sound is still f***ed
pps whats hyperthreaded mean kidlettes.?
10:58pm 27/10/11 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
2239 posts
Yeah sound goes dull for me sometimes. is weird.
11:04pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3732 posts
I have to turn my speakers up to halfway in order to hear s***, very weird. Sleepy, your CPU will be fine, what is your graphics card? As in, a 5400, or a 5700 or something?
11:14pm 27/10/11 Permalink
jay
Brisbane, Queensland
68 posts
Do you guys play with V Sync on or off?
I guess this question applies to any games in general...
11:22pm 27/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8052 posts
vsync off for me

im enjoying it alot so far, apart from the drop outs every 2 rounds :/
11:53pm 27/10/11 Permalink
cJay
Brisbane, Queensland
1233 posts
I am loving this game, even running on low detail..

add me to the list nix386 = cJay

Doh I'm already there.

last edited by cJay at 00:06:34 28/Oct/11
12:03am 28/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3644 posts
I love that they tweaked all the unlocks so it's like playing the game new. After a few days I suspect the lag issues with most servers will be dealt with as right now there is a bit of people jumping place to place.

Oh and I was in a game in that highway level where I was playing recon. Everyone on my squad was screaming and freaking out that I wasn't helping them but I had the highest score out of everyone and was helping secure points. Weirdos.
12:06am 28/10/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
217 posts
I was in a tank on a conquest map and I was stationary....but the tank was sliding around a bit lol. I am doing poorly in the game so far, one game I had 0 kills and 8 deaths. As for video cards, Get a nvidia card, GTX560 Ti minimum.
12:20am 28/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3734 posts
Holy crap, Caspian Border Rush is not good. Waaaaay to open.
12:58am 28/10/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3749 posts
Conversely, Damavund Conguest is terrible, too small.
01:02am 28/10/11 Permalink
Olx
Sydney, New South Wales
64 posts
I hope they fix the server lag...

jumping from place to place every couple of seconds is very frustrating!
01:09am 28/10/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11489 posts

You can join and quit squads as you please
Took me ages to work out how. The join button didn't stand out :) That's the one thing that is bugging me with the interface, stuff doesn't stand out and I find it complicated to look at (like modifying weapon mods compared to BFBC2).
speaking of which, how are peoples cards/cpu etc handling bf3?
I turned the graphics down to medium, was buzzing along OK at high. But preferred the 100% stability of medium when there was explosions and stuff going on. Similar system specs.

Intel i7-870
ATI Radeon 5850
4GB memory

I could maybe upgrade the memory up to 8GB or something for a bit of boost maybe. My load times are bloody awful though. Joining a game takes ages and in between maps sucks too. Haven't updated my ATI drivers though.
01:42am 28/10/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
219 posts
On large open maps I found the load took ages. Ill have to check my memory usage to see if it uses my 8gb.
05:15am 28/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3735 posts
To modify weapons, all you do is go customise in each kit. Mmm, put IR Smoke, Autoloader and Coaxial HMG on a tank, and by god can you not die. What's that, just used a tank shell, switch to heavy machine gun and hit them where it hurts!
07:25am 28/10/11 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
9548 posts
Punkbuster (PBSetup) is finally updated to include BF3

*link*



10:29am 28/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3738 posts
10:57am 28/10/11 Permalink
StopShootingMe
Brisbane, Queensland
3477 posts
Love knifing snipers :)
10:59am 28/10/11 Permalink
boba
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3671 posts
feel free to add me to your friends list and bathe in my glory

bobaj0r
11:02am 28/10/11 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
319 posts
Just ran into a hacker. 2 games he scored over 70 kills and 11 deaths.


what? that's hardly a cheater score.
11:30am 28/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3646 posts
I was in that firestorm level and was playing the role of anti air in that awesome vehical. Got over 10 disables, 10 flat out destroys and a few kills randomly, one of which I wish I could of seen. I'd launched my 2 anti air rockets and was waiting for them to hit the plane. He must of gone close to the ground because somehow 1 of the missle managed to land on top of someone randomly on the ground, and the other one then blew up his plane. I was making at least 2 people on the other team rage because that's all I was doing, shutting down their air attack options.
12:47pm 28/10/11 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4489 posts
can anyone confirm if i install it using the disc do i need to download anything afterwards?
12:58pm 28/10/11 Permalink
boba
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3672 posts
can anyone confirm if i install it using the disc do i need to download anything afterwards?

probably the day 1 patch
01:09pm 28/10/11 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4490 posts
oh is there day 1 patch how big is it?
02:36pm 28/10/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12371 posts
A little over 400MB from memory.
02:44pm 28/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3739 posts
So far Caspian Border, Operation Firestorm and that level with one side on a boat are the best maps. But I have to admit, they have done damn well with the graphics. I had to play on low at uni and it still looked beautiful.
02:52pm 28/10/11 Permalink
funky
Brisbane, Queensland
1385 posts
kinda wishing i had a PC to play this on. the 360 beta was fun, but nothing like FPS on a PC! anyone feel like donating? :D
02:55pm 28/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3647 posts
The rubberbanding in servers is getting worse and f*** me it's annoying. Just trying to move out of a staircase because someone is coming down is a real feat with all the snapping back you do.
03:09pm 28/10/11 Permalink
redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
707 posts
Why is it $59 US, $79 AU for download?

WTF.
03:51pm 28/10/11 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
7603 posts
I'm finding the spawning in Multiplayer to be a bit broken. I've spawned heaps of times directly in front of enemy soldiers, dying in less than a second. Just before, I spawned at one of our bases with an enemy tank 10 metres in front of me. I was killed from behind after about half a second by an enemy support soldier. It f*****g spawned me between a tank and a guy with a machine gun.

I've also had enemies spawn directly in front of me a few times as well. It's like it doesn't actually check to see if you're spawning somewhere safe. It's pretty annoying.
04:50pm 28/10/11 Permalink
hef
Queensland
1986 posts
redhat just get it from an online cdkey store,

http://www.cdkeysdirect.com/products/Battlefield-3-Limited-Edition-ORIGIN-CDKEY-with-Back-To-Karkand-Pack.html

i got it from there for $47.

Regional pricing is nothing new though... there are ways to get around it in a lot of cases (eg; VPN's/cdkey stores)
04:57pm 28/10/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12374 posts
Midda: In Rush and Conquest you can see what the action is like at the chosen spawn before you deploy, so I presume you're talking about Team DM.

In TeamDM, the spawns are reasonably random, but there seems to be some logic that gives a best effort to try and spawn you on the general side of your map that is most heavily weighted to your team. I've been spawn-killed a few times, but I've also gotten the jump on enemies a bunch of times fresh off the spawn, so it kind of evens out imo.
05:01pm 28/10/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9691 posts
Bf3 arrives in the uk today (fkn finally) and amazon will deliver my copy. Question - can we add the product code to origin and download it instead of installing? I dont have a cd/dvd drive lulz totally forgot when i ordered.
07:18pm 28/10/11 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
1993 posts
Back end down so I can't join servers, so I try single player........... wont launch either, FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
07:21pm 28/10/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3752 posts
put origin in offline mode, then you can launch bf3 sp.
07:22pm 28/10/11 Permalink
benneth
Brisbane, Queensland
1315 posts
Is origin down for anybody else, I can't even log in....
07:46pm 28/10/11 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
7604 posts
Midda: In Rush and Conquest you can see what the action is like at the chosen spawn before you deploy, so I presume you're talking about Team DM.

No, I'm talking about Rush and Conquest. Yeah, you can see what the action's like at a spawn point, but the actual size of the area you can spawn in is pretty large. You don't just spawn at the flag when you chose a base that you've captured, it's a random spot in the general area. My complaint is that it just picks a spot without any regard to how close you'll be to an enemy. It shouldn't be that difficult to just pick a spot where you're further away or not in line of sight.
07:57pm 28/10/11 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
2240 posts
Twisted i have the same specs as you, i OC'd the video card, maxed the fan speed (to prevent over heating) and i can run the game in high with no drama's at all.
07:58pm 28/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8054 posts
f*** im absolutely loving team DM, havent even really touched the other mods yet
08:08pm 28/10/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9692 posts
Pleasantly surprised how well my comp runs on pretty high settings. i5/gtx470/8gig. Swear the demo was laggy on medium.
06:16am 29/10/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9693 posts
anyone getting ridiculously bad jolty lag? packetloss styles.
07:47am 29/10/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
221 posts
On a few servers I was getting rubber-banding, DId not seem to affect shooting though.
10:31am 29/10/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9694 posts
Just did a speed test and my virgin media upload speed has gone to s***. Didnt notice till now cause never play games. Grrrrrrrrr. Ruining epic bf time
05:28pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3745 posts
God damn there are a lot of idiots who refuse to spot. There is even a bonus for spotting and the person dying.
06:38pm 29/10/11 Permalink
XaltD
Queensland
907 posts
Origin name: AdamSargent

^ terrible huh.. my EA account had my other name and my usual XaltD was taken. SIGH
06:44pm 29/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3652 posts
Best map for getting points i've found is Grand Bazaar since tons of people nearly always flock to the center. I crack out my explosive round loaded shotty and go to town getting bonuses let and right.
06:45pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
320 posts
the game has negative mouse acceleration...
06:45pm 29/10/11 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3379 posts
what are the attack heli's like in BF3 compared to BF2?? I'm talking physics and controls btw.
07:02pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1212 posts
HURRY THE F*** UP TUESDAY!
07:06pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
321 posts
what are the attack heli's like in BF3 compared to BF2?? I'm talking physics and controls btw.


I don't know how to describe it... it's almost as if the choppers are much more sensitive to movement. they also roll left and right much faster than you can pitch up and down. very difficult to make tiny changes, but maybe it's a sensitivity issue (??). I don't like it one bit, so i'll let the team fly them in BF3. more RPG kills for me :)
08:03pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1276 posts
Fix for negative accel

1. go here: C:\Users\YOU\Documents\Battlefield 3\settings
2. Open PROF_SAVE_profile with notepad++ (can download for free)
3. Change the following variables:

GstInput.MouseSensitivity 0.050000 ;1st one is the normal mouse sens. USE whatever you like, or keep it the way it is.

These three however I edited and it solved many problems for me.

GstInput.Scheme0Sensitivity 0.000000 GstInput.Scheme1Sensitivity 0.000000 GstInput.Scheme2Sensitivity 0.000000

Always make a Back up or remember the original values folks!
08:03pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Phase
Gold Coast, Queensland
848 posts
Origin name Phasenev
08:16pm 29/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3653 posts
Wish there was a Hold to Crouch key. Just edited the "hold to zoom" thing which is pissing me off.
08:34pm 29/10/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3753 posts
There is DM, There's binds for both hold to crouch and push to crouch.
08:41pm 29/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3654 posts
/facepalm. Shows how often I check keybinds. Also something that is really f*****g s***ting me is not being able to walk through team mates like in TF2. When you are doing Rush mode it can turn into a giant clusterf*** in doorways and end up killing half your team.
08:50pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8055 posts
anyone been getting this at all?
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2382/unledvll.jpg

ive been getting it a bit too constant to think its just a bug?
09:00pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17649 posts
Thats the sort of message I used to get when my old video card was overheating and on the way to crapping out
10:01pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8056 posts
560ti 2months old, doubt its that. Reading on google that fair few ppl having this problem, hopeing for a patch soon.

I did a clean install of the new nvidia drivers and it seems to stop not responding so much
10:08pm 29/10/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
13623 posts
did you get the drivers they released specifically for bf3?
10:14pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
322 posts
Fix for negative accel


it kind of works. thanks though, it should do me over until the patch :D
10:24pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11490 posts

anyone been getting this at all?
My ATI 5850 driver has been crashing. I just updated to the latest version today so hopefully it stops.
10:25pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8057 posts
yeah got the bf3 285.62 from nvidia site
10:44pm 29/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3655 posts
I'm really getting s***** with how it always seems I get killed too easy. I'm staying with my squad/in a group, i'm stacked on multiple healing kits and I still get killed in 1 or 2 hits but I have to shoot people up to 7 times before they go down. This one f*** I was shooting him clear in the head as he was prone and he took 6 shots to kill, some guy comes flying around the corner and picks me off in 1 pistol shot from full health. Ugh why do I play online FPS games I suck and always seem to die to random bulls***.
10:55pm 29/10/11 Permalink
59fifty
Brisbane, Queensland
909 posts
DM - check which server types your playing on - Hardcore mode usually means 1/2 hits and your down.
Remember to use burst fire too - spray and pray (if you are doing this) is not going to help you at all!


I'm loving it so far - though the first 2 / 3 games I play in every session are horrible as I get my bearings. To used to going rambo in BC2 which does not work in Bf3...

Also - the new ati preview 3 drivers on the guru3d site are supposed to assist any ATI owners having issues. I upgraded and have not had any probs so far with Bf3 - though I do get an odd green flicker sometimes.
11:50pm 29/10/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
872 posts
Loooove the jets! Nearly Jet Proficiency Star 2.

163 Jet kills and going up slowly, everything unlocked and I can say that 90% of the unlocks are useless. Even Air Radar in Hardcore sucks, the range is nothing like what the radar appears to be.

Stealth/Flares/AGM for all flyboy maps except Dashahr (or whatever) Canals.
In which case it's

Beam Scanning/Flares/AGM.

You need the beam scanning because its such short range and low flying the faster locking is really necessary.

Only nooby pilots need need heatseekers for air-to-air combat. Usually all it does is give away the fact that someone is looking at tracking you down.

Guns is far more efficient and by the time they realize then it's too late. With AGM you're actually useful to the rest of the battlefield (even if they are a bit underpowered).

Saved natslovr with an AGM when his jeep took on a tank once :)
12:14am 30/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3656 posts
I've tried flying a few times but I suck at it. Can't get the hang of the controls and my f*****g GOD do you get screamed at if you take a jet but aren't an ace pilot. People lose their minds, like how DARE you try and learn to be a better flyer you selfish c***.
12:21am 30/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3747 posts
I've found the choppers to be much better in handling and rolling then BC2. I can also dive then pull back up nice and easy, and swing round using A/D a lot quicker and smoother. But that's just me. I also switch views constantly and abuse my on the fly DPI switching on my mouse.

Added new names to Origin Name List, remember to join Ausgamers platoon! It will make Dan feel like he is loved.
12:57am 30/10/11 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3380 posts
I've found the choppers to be much better in handling and rolling then BC2. I can also dive then pull back up nice and easy, and swing round using A/D a lot quicker and smoother.


yeah they're worse than the BF2 choppers though...
02:11am 30/10/11 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
4706 posts
Weird, that post doesn't want to show my other half of the post...
Other half of the post is there, you just didn't close a tag propperly. Actually, you didn't add the second " <~ quotation mark at the end of http://etc.com/etc and so the rest of your stuff is gone.

Third, try a re-install, there may have been some corrupt files.
For anyone having trouble with Battlelog, firstly ensure the plugin is installed correctly. Try different browsers, as I have heard Firefox is having a bit of trouble with Battlelog working how it should. I also found that some Anti-Viruses are preventing live pop-ups as well, if anyone is having that issue check this out
02:22am 30/10/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
280 posts
Game has run fine my end with one crash but i always get a message from Origin saying an Error has occoured but it doesn't specify what error. I just click accept and it starts as usual.

Bought myself a new GTX 580 and wouldn't you believe it, the f*****g thing is faulty. Fans don't run... so it'll run BF3 for 2 minutes on ultra and looks the bomb before it overheats and shuts down... FAIL

Ah well back to the old HD4870 and 38 fps on medium...

Oh and getting shocking lag and rubber banding in MP at the moment but have only been playing on 64 player servers so that could be the drama
08:33am 30/10/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
873 posts
yeah they're worse than the BF2 choppers though...
Why is that though? Because I think in BF3 they handle more like they have some 'weight' behind their their movements.

Which is a good thing that they're not some hovering jet.

The jets on the other hand are able to slow down and turn in far too quickly and are almost the opposite of the helicopters, they lack that sense of momentum.
08:34am 30/10/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7487 posts
I've been thoroughly enjoying playing BF3 except for last night when I rage quit because I couldn't catch a break. My squad was all doing their own thing so it was pointless.

The only thing I would like would be a way to squad invite from within BF3 client. It's all still too difficult. Also the voice thing works ok, but it's not as easy as teamspeak, and too hard to get someone who's already playing in to a party and then in to a squad. I should just be able to join a server with someone who's playing jump in an empty squad, invite them too it since their squad is full and VOIP should then work.

Because so few people would drop ammo in the beta, I've gone support and am racking in the points. Usually get 4 or so Resupply ribbons a match, even when i'm getting arseraped it helps keep your score up.

I love C4ing tanks, but for some reason Jeeps take 2x C4 to kill.

I've got engineer up so that he has the anti-air and on an air map when the helis are annoying i'll switch to him for a life to take out some fly-ers, then run out of ammo BECAUSE NO ONE DROPS AMMO, and then spawn back as support.
09:35am 30/10/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
14917 posts
I've been thoroughly enjoying playing BF3 except for last night when I rage quit because I couldn't catch a break. My squad was all doing their own thing so it was pointless.
the only way I can enjoy BF3 is if you're playing with friends with voice comms.
Because so few people would drop ammo in the beta, I've gone support and am racking in the points. Usually get 4 or so Resupply ribbons a match, even when i'm getting arseraped it helps keep your score up.
I know it's not much but another easy points grab is to mark the s*** out of everyone. No one seems to do it yet, and you get a few points for just spotting people when they're killed.
10:05am 30/10/11 Permalink
boba
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3674 posts
then run out of ammo BECAUSE NO ONE DROPS AMMO
I make sure to choose the Explosive Specialization just for this reason when playing Engineer.
10:07am 30/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3748 posts
I make sure to choose the Explosive Specialization just for this reason when playing Engineer.

Same here man, 8 rockets on start up is amazing. Though I play with 3 other friends, and we go on Skype, destroy people because we actually use teamwork.
10:50am 30/10/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1277 posts
hrmm damn it

why can't i rebind the flight controls? I want my flight view (up/down look) the same as on foot. If I select invert in the options...it inverts everything lol including roll. I tried rebinding it in the menu but it just seems to stay the same :(

Anyone tried that? I don't want to go from moving mouse up to view up on foot then have it reversed in plane/heli.
11:54am 30/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8058 posts
Im getting so over people not dropping ammo :/

server half filled with support and no ammo on the ground
12:30pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
874 posts
I might just make a few tips for flying with some situations to help people out.


1) Bind "F" to 'pitch up', no need for a joystick and enjoy the same maneuverability.

2) Maintain airspeed around 270 when turning unless 'drifting' (how to later), this is your maximum 'turning speed : ground coverage relativity' ratio.

3) Remember, you can turn sharper over a lesser ground coverage distance (relative) if you go a little slower, but you will conversely turn more slowly.

[This is useful to stay within another pilots turning circle briefly for example, then release brake/tap afterburner back to around 270 airspeed and repeat in quick successions - you will notice the speed turning difference so just practice]

4) Use High and Low Yo-Yo's (wikipedia real plane maneuvers if unsure) to adjust your speed more rapidly, BF3 jet combat is more about who can manage their airspeed:turn capability more efficiently than who performs the most appropriate counter/turn for the situation/time).

5) If you're being locked on and you have a bit of height, aim for the nearest mountain, pitch down to the ground as much as able in the distance and afterburn. Maximum velocity is about 430-440 airspeed for any plane that's not vertically downwards. Use that to your advantage to slowly get distance on someone using heatseekers. Once you are locked and the rapid tone of a missile is incoming, wait a few seconds while continuing to AB away before dropping flares, then duck behind a mountain to break the lock and draw enemy plane on more even terms.

6) If you have no height, go low! Duck behind any smallest hill you can, if you don't lose the lock you know it's an enemy plane and refer to 5), if no mountains in range, brake hard pull up and head straight for them to close the gap and force a 'turning circle dogfight' so they can't missile you a second time between flare cool down.

7) 'drifting' - Brake hard + pitch up. At the same time use rudder in the direction of the wing pointed to the sky. For example, if banking hard to the right with right wing down. Rudder left towards the sky. Plane will drop airspeed rapidly and drift in the sky (nose of plane will be pointed on a much sharper angle of attack than actual direction of flight). Release Brake and Use afterburner to quickly pick up speed until turning faster again (you'll notice the difference), repeat until you are in line with another pilots turning circle and their tail.

8) Don't stay over the battlefield, hang around the sides and move in to attack then move out. Too many people pointing AA into the sky. It also gives you the *huge* advantage to initiate air:air combat on your terms, and usually start on their tail and end it quickly: Use guns, they'll be dead or at least disabled before they know its another plane.

9) In a 2v1 situation, aim to disable one plane and then engage the other. Very few pilots out there are capable of still being effective once disabled, and most panic and bail.

Hope that helps a bit :)

12:39pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17652 posts
Its depressing reading all that, cos I know that I'll never ever be able to do even half of that :( Scary to think about coming up against other pilots that are already that good.
12:51pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
875 posts
I also forgot to mention:

10) Getting on someones tail takes some time and perseverance. If you're not sure if you're still fighting it out and you've lost sight of the enemy plane. *only* perform a disengaging maneuver. This is where you roll the plane upside down, hit the brakes and half-loop outwards to finish at a 180 degrees to your original direction of travel.
Bank hard in the opposite direction you were then originally turning to be sure or just in case you were successfully followed.

E.G. Originally banking right, Roll upside down and half loop out, followed by turning as sharp as possible left.
If someone has been following your tail, chances are you should crossover head:head paths, at least if on outside view (non-hardcore mode) you should see (or at least HEAR) their jet.
12:55pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8059 posts
yeah sounds like a really steep learning curve :/
12:58pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
876 posts
If only thing to take away from it, is never afterburn and turn if you're dogfighting.
And pick your timings when to engage and where/when it's safe to be over what parts of the battlefield.
01:06pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1278 posts
it'd be good if my roll just didn't invert :(
01:39pm 30/10/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
3968 posts
Anyone purchased cheaper using a VPN with sucsess? (as a direct download)
02:52pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11792 posts
Tom's Hardware Has done a benchmark of Battlefield 3 performance over 30 Video cards for those interested.

Haven't looked through it yet.
03:08pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11491 posts

What's the go with the 1 minute between map loads? Far out that's s***...
04:00pm 30/10/11 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3382 posts
What's the go with the 1 minute between map loads? Far out that's s***...


I was b****ing about this with my clan mates last night, they should start loading a new map instantly after the previous one finished whilst your oogling at the ribbons and medals you got ffs. I believe in BC2 the next map loads in the background whilst looking at medals/scores etc.
04:16pm 30/10/11 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3383 posts
that benchmark basically shows that s*** cards perform s***, good cards perform good and excellent cards perform excellent. you get what you pay for, just go for what your budget allows you to.
04:28pm 30/10/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3756 posts
lol, I just had a game where I finished 16-0 in the mobile AA and was on top of the scoreboard (woo MVP!), brought down about a dozen planes and helis and helps heaps of others, I was pissing the other team off so much they constantly tried to kill me from the air and ground... was so win.


...and then at the end just before we won, some douche on MY team says 'please use the mobile AA better next time'. I lol'd so much.
05:10pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
108 posts
I love the AA, I feel the pilots get the most cut about being shot down then anyone else ;p
06:40pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3751 posts
I want to be in a plane with you mephz.
07:16pm 30/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3658 posts
I just unlocked that shotgun thing in the assault tree and god damn does that thing pack a punch. Still feel as if everyone else is hacking but me though. I only play in non hardcore servers and If I can get over 2000 points that's amazing for me.
08:40pm 30/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8061 posts
hc servers is where its at =)
12:52am 31/10/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3757 posts
I'm staying out of hc servers till they fix the rubber banding, it's pretty f*****g annoying :(
12:54am 31/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8062 posts
i wish they would fix the graphics crashes some ppl are having ><

there is nothing more frustrating that being on a 10 kill streak running behind a group about to unleash the fury and it glitches out :@

01:15am 31/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3659 posts
Is it just me or does the US team consist of 99% black people?

Last night I unlocked the... M23 I think, the shotgun attachment for your rifle. Holy crap is that thing good. It can take nearly anything out 1 shot at close range unless you get a cheating bastard who can take up to 3 or 4. After a few kills with it I unlocked the Dart ammo version which I guess shoots out small darts or nails but that unlock lets you kill people from really far away for a shotgun. If your target is under 80% hp even at short-medium range there is a chance you will kill them.
01:54pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1282 posts
What's the best way to practice with helicopters and jets?

I know in co-op there is a helicopter mission and you start straight away in the helicopter but that's random between who gets to fly the heli or not (unless someone knows a way to make it one person only??).

I hate having to wait around for ages just to get a helicopter or jet and even then people just spawn straight into them!

One of the most annoying things :(

Why can't they just allow empty servers to have some sort of practice mode!?!?! FUUU
02:09pm 31/10/11 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
6270 posts
Why can't they just allow empty servers to have some sort of practice mode!?


I can setup my server so it will let you play with only 1 person in it. Just tell me what mode/map you want it left on - i dont actually have bf3 yet so I don't know which maps have planes etc.
02:18pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1283 posts
I can setup my server so it will let you play with only 1 person in it. Just tell me what mode/map you want it left on - i dont actually have bf3 yet so I don't know which maps have planes etc.


Oh!! That'd be awesome, I can only think of Caspian Borders though (at work at the moment!). I don't know the map names off the top of my head hah
03:00pm 31/10/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
3975 posts
Some of the physics are hillarious. I was in a tank yesterday and a door from a blown up vehicle hit my tank throwing it up into the air. WTF :) I hope they tweak this sort of thing.
03:07pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3762 posts
Caspian Border, Operation Firestorm, Damavan Peak (on conquest only I think), Kharg Island, and Noshahr Canals have helicopters. Just put them on Conquest to get the choppers more efficiently.
03:28pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11493 posts

Hey I see a key for binding the firing mode. How do you use it? I push V and it doesn't seem to do anything.
04:40pm 31/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3660 posts
Guns usually have at least 2 firing modes. Some don't. Full auto, 3 round burst (despite icon showing only 2 circles) and semi auto. Bottom right hand corner shows what mode your in
04:46pm 31/10/11 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
6271 posts
I can also put the aircraft on instant spawn. Will get this sorted later, it's a gamearena server too.
04:50pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
11085 posts
Yeh I'm keen on this too if there's room at all on the server.

So much pressure to know how to fly before you get in the c***pit, which a little bit retard imo but competitive game is competitive!
05:00pm 31/10/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2052 posts
I bought the game today from JB.
Price matched the WOW price (i hate WOW) $68.

CDF waiting for ozgameshop.
the $20 is a small price difference to pay i reckon.

Installing now.

Origin ID:

Sneaky-Giraffe

peace out YO.
05:22pm 31/10/11 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3385 posts
Why is that though? Because I think in BF3 they handle more like they have some 'weight' behind their their movements.


I dunno, I guess I am too used to the BF2 heli.. but damn was I a boss at it.. I'm not able to pull off the sort of manouveres with BF3 chopper that I could with BF2.

Also flying the chopper solo all round and randomly jumping in the gunners seat tv missiling the s*** out of everything.. ahh those were the days.

last edited by maRtz at 17:41:15 31/Oct/11
05:33pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3763 posts
Guns usually have at least 2 firing modes. Some don't. Full auto, 3 round burst (despite icon showing only 2 circles) and semi auto. Bottom right hand corner shows what mode your in

The 2 circle notion is just to show burst fire. Basically presented as 3 levels of variation.
05:52pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8063 posts
arg i wish there was a queue for servers that are full function ><
05:55pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3766 posts
arg i wish there was a queue for servers that are full function ><

Will update post with a solution I saw on Reddit.

Wish DICE had a massive slogan on Battlelog saying "Spotters are winners, are you one?" Amount of times while roaming around in a tank and it would make my life so much easier if people spotted enemies/tanks. Also, an AA tank sitting on the hills near the RU base on Caspian Border seems to be a common trend now.

Also got my Silver Star for Engineer :D

Alrighty, go here to get a auto-join mod for Battlelog, helps a s*** load. http://www.coderah.com/?p=493
06:07pm 31/10/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
222 posts
Caspian Border seems to be my favourite map, It's just a good overall map. I have been in the plane a time but have not shot anything down, I never seem to hit other planes and its hard to shoot anything on the ground. What makes it worse is that you don't have flares to start off with and you die 15 seconds off the ground.
07:41pm 31/10/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2055 posts
i am an absolute gumby.
never played any battlefield.
have no idea whats going on.
actually worked out you can choose your spawn point after about 10 respawns and having to run for 5 mins to find the action.
08:10pm 31/10/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3662 posts
Just got booted and "no contact with EA backend" error when joining servers. Yay.
08:10pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Zylox
Brisbane, Queensland
1512 posts
I hate how you cant click on the spawn you want on the map(you have to select from the list).
08:12pm 31/10/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3758 posts
Caspian Border seems to be my favourite map, It's just a good overall map. I have been in the plane a time but have not shot anything down, I never seem to hit other planes and its hard to shoot anything on the ground. What makes it worse is that you don't have flares to start off with and you die 15 seconds off the ground.


Yeah this, it's so hard to get started on the jets. That said, I'm a f*****g pro at the mobile AA now, so satisfying to see the enemy team rage when your team rules the skies.

I was the chopper gunner with some guy as pilot yesterday, holy f*** could he fly that thing, seriously mad skills

Caspian is probs my fav map, though I haven't played the maps in anything except conquest.
08:21pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
877 posts
Anti Mobile AA: Stay at a distance, come over mountains into range, drop AGM's and retreat back out of range/mountain, rinse and repeat. AA will be able to get a shot off and *nearly* get a second shot off, but not if you're quick with mountain dodging.
Mobile AA missile range is absolute bulls*** and needs a nerf.
Have yet to be hit by one, but it means you are pretty much constantly being locked on until you locate it.
And even then you *CANNOT* take it down with AGM's IF it's an engineer (AGMs do too little damage and take a good 15+ seconds to reload per shot, plenty of time to fully repair the damage dealt).

To get started on jets is very very easy:

Step 1) Take off and fly AWAY from the battlefield.
Step 2) Fly straight on an outer edge parallel to the battlefield, keeping looking inward until you spot an enemy plane.
Step 3) Head for them and get on their tail and shoot them down.

Step 4) Repeat Step 2-3.

You'll probably shoot one down and get shot down by the 50000 people pointing unnecessarily into the sky, but it only takes a kill or two and maybe a few disables before you unlock flares.

Most of the unlocks are worthless (as someone who has them all and tried them all).

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last edited by Mephz at 21:05:29 31/Oct/11
09:03pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1284 posts
How do you add servers like RockitMan's into Battlelog?

I can only see searching servers by server name, not by ip address.

last edited by Python at 21:20:30 31/Oct/11
09:14pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1233 posts
no contact with EA backend"


Isnt that a good thing?
09:20pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8065 posts
whats everyones favourites map/mode?

im loving grand bazar / Team Death Match
09:34pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3770 posts
Conquest with any tanks, rock the socks out of em. Loving my engineer.
09:37pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8066 posts
im not even level 1 with any vehicles, think ive driven a heli, plane and tank maybe twice
09:43pm 31/10/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8067 posts
had a go of the jets, f*** they are fun :) not 2 hard to get the hang of, half shot a heli and another jet down :P

looks like it will be very fun once i play a bit more and get the hang of it and can take out air and ground enemies =)
12:16am 01/11/11 Permalink
Vash
3247 posts
i cant hit s*** with the jet, except other jets.
Try to nose dive a tank and doesnt do s***. if only they had rockets or something
12:17am 01/11/11 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
329 posts
How do you add servers like RockitMan's into Battlelog?

I can only see searching servers by server name, not by ip address.last edited by Python at 21:20:30 31/Oct/11


what he said!
12:36am 01/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3663 posts
Found out that the SV98 sniper rifle with a silencer on it is great for siena bridge map where people hide in buildings and on top of higher terrain. Lets you somewhat get over things you normally couldn't because the bullet doesn't drop fast enough.

What is it with the semi auto sniper rifles you unlock though? they are horrible. Takes 2 or 3 shots when an SV does it in 1. Yeah I know you should be aiming for the head anyway but no one can be that good of a shot, much less me. I'm lucky If I break 2000 with any class per game. Been playing FPS games with mouse and keyboard since the quake 1 days and I swear i've gotten worse when it comes to aiming. Tried my ass off to get good but guess i'm destined to be a s***** sniper.

last edited by DM at 00:49:43 01/Nov/11
12:47am 01/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8069 posts
think my highest has been just shy of 10k in a round =)
12:55am 01/11/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
282 posts
I nailed a 4800 round last game. Got MVP to... lol'd when i saw the ribbons, Instead of having all of them shown it just groups them together under the heading of (10 Ribbons)...

Loving the maps on this hey... really good mix of open and tight areas that suit everyone's style.
07:42am 01/11/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9698 posts
F*****g <3 this game. The sound, gfx, vehicles, gameplay all awesome love it.

Personally prefer Rush Mode. Dunno why probably because I can't be f***ed going all over the map. One objective adhd.
08:12am 01/11/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
14919 posts
Yeah I know you should be aiming for the head anyway but no one can be that good of a shot
what annoys me is the icon above a marked enemy isn't centered all the time. you could often use it as a guide to shoot.
08:17am 01/11/11 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
259 posts
what annoys me is the icon above a marked enemy isn't centered all the time. you could often use it as a guide to shoot.


This is the reason it's not centred... in bad company 2 on normal mode it was pretty much a game of shoot the red dot, not try and shoot the bad guys.

If you had the 50 cal which shot through almost anything, all you had to do was line up the red dot in your cross-hair and you had an 80% chance of getting a kill.
10:06am 01/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1285 posts
How do you add servers like RockitMan's into Battlelog? I can only see searching servers by server name, not by ip address.


Someone, hit me with an answer :O

Or RockitMan, provide the server name :O
10:25am 01/11/11 Permalink
pixem
Sydney, New South Wales
343 posts
Saw the PlayStation and EA TVC for BF3 last night and noticed Ausgamers got a quote in there. Nice work AG :)
10:34am 01/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3774 posts
In all BF games, you will never get a higher score then 2000 if you just go for a high k/d. You have to remember this game is all about teamwork and objectives. Spot, cap flags, destroy/disarm mcom stations and overall do stuff to stop the enemy winning. I had a 4-1 k/d once with nearly 8000 points or more. I was shooting tanks down, capping flags and repairing vehicles.
10:39am 01/11/11 Permalink
Vash
3251 posts
I only play on hardcore servers since the spotting is utter bulls***, as soon as you get marked you get absolutely bombarded from all directions.
10:44am 01/11/11 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
6272 posts
Or RockitMan, provide the server name :O


It's GameArena BF3 FitnessCentral.com.au Supplements

Currently it's on Squad DM 32 but I can change it to anything. I'm a bit of a noob at game create admin but yeah if some other mode is better or whatnot just tell me. In fact Python if you want to PM me I'll make you an admin or something.
10:56am 01/11/11 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
330 posts

Currently it's on Squad DM 32 but I can change it to anything. I'm a bit of a noob at game create admin but yeah if some other mode is better or whatnot just tell me. In fact Python if you want to PM me I'll make you an admin or something.


put it on a conquest large map, make the vehicles instant and put a password on it so we can practice flying and vehicles :D
11:12am 01/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11812 posts
Aye, that would be grand. P/W it though to make sure randoms don't join. Flying practice would be uber.
11:13am 01/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3776 posts
11:41am 01/11/11 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
6274 posts
put it on a conquest large map, make the vehicles instant and put a password on it so we can practice flying and vehicles :D


Ok I changed it to conquest 64 and put vehicle respawn time at 1% of normal. Also put min players required at 1. No password yet though.

203.46.105.24:20650
GameArena BF3 FitnessCentral.com.au Supplements
12:04pm 01/11/11 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
331 posts
can you put it on Kharg island?
01:06pm 01/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1286 posts
Depending on what you want to do with it, keeping it public or not (password protected) or just for a brief moment setting it up as a practice server for flying is the way I'd set it up.

I wouldn't set it up for 64 players, from what I've been playing there's heaps of rubber banding on just about every 64 player server I've played on (others who play with me on ventrillo say the same thing so its not just me).

We've actually moved to 48 or 32 player servers because of it and it's a much better experience. I'd say set it to 48 for the moment and see what people say about it until they fix the rubber banding somehow.

Perhaps establish a rule where you can't shoot heli's/jets/whatever? I was in a server last night that was meant to be for flying but instead people just camped outside enemy base with AA and shot down newbie pilots...

I'm happy to help admin and go through stuff with you, haven't admin'd a BF3 server but have for others (black ops blah blah). Up to you, I'm more of a go with what everyone else wants haha.
01:17pm 01/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3664 posts
Got a triple kill with the SV98 in the mining map. Hallways are great for that but besides that i've been sucking arse and it's making me want to break my monitor that i'm so s***.
01:59pm 01/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3787 posts
Oh DM you poor man haha. Try going engineer, you'll love it.
02:00pm 01/11/11 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1092 posts
Been hanging to play this......bought and installed it on Friday but hell busy weekend meant no playtime. Will jump in tomorrow night for a bash.
Origin ID: Gotkids
02:41pm 01/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3666 posts
I ditched my sniper rifle in some maps and run around with an UMP-45, MAV drone and beacon. Seems to work well for some maps such as metro conquest which turns into a massive spamfest now. Managed to rack up about 2200 points from standing in 1 spot, emptying clip after clip into a wall and having enemies run out in front of it.

I'm unlocking the 33000 point rifle and after that I think i'll change back to engineer as that will be the lowest ranked class I have, with next unlock only being 18000 while the others are all about 22000 or more.

Oh interesting thing about the MAV drone, if you land it manually and then switch out to a weapon it seems to turn off and just sit there. If you just press E though and let it float to the ground on it's own it will be "active" and ping the map around it like a motion detector. This is amazing for some areas where you can fly the drone to a unreachable area, land it, and let it target everyone while you are shooting.

last edited by DM at 15:50:13 01/Nov/11
03:48pm 01/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8070 posts
yeah i was destroying some c**** on squad dm with the drone =) parking it on roof etc and owning

the recon is REALLY nerfed i think, it really needs the c4 or something imo
04:23pm 01/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3667 posts
Maybe another type of drone with a really limited amount of ammo? Like 1 50 round clip or a missle and make it the final unlock or something.
04:37pm 01/11/11 Permalink
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sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2062 posts
Is there a way of bulk adding the QGL peeps?

I dont think ive got the energy to create a whole group and add each individually.
06:13pm 01/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8079 posts
yeah i know hey, i wish there was an import .txt file function in origin =(
06:19pm 01/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3792 posts
Might be, will check tonight after work
06:33pm 01/11/11 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7042 posts
bought the russian extended version last night 35 euro and the language change was easy

i kinda feel like its my way of saying f*** u EA
08:33pm 01/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1288 posts
What classes are people using?

I'm finding myself only ever using assault and engineer. I think the engineer is a little too powerful though.

Any favourite maps?

Still really enjoy Caspian Borders. Tehran Highway would be the other.

last edited by Python at 12:02:21 02/Nov/11
11:55am 02/11/11 Permalink
funky
Brisbane, Queensland
1392 posts
is anyone at all playing this on 360?
12:00pm 02/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
227 posts
Well I mostly used Engineer and Support and sniper, never used Assault till a few days ago but it does very well. I find myself spamming SMAW a lot on maps with choke points, Played a Metro CQ this morning and it was nades and SMAW/RPG7 spam at the escalators. Did enjoy it though, I unlocked the bi-pod for the SCAR-H which seems like an odd unlock unless they are going for a poor man's marksman weapon.
02:25pm 02/11/11 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
528 posts
is anyone at all playing this on 360?


02:41pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3826 posts
What classes are people using?

I'm finding myself only ever using assault and engineer. I think the engineer is a little too powerful though.

Any favourite maps?

Still really enjoy Caspian Borders. Tehran Highway would be the other.last edited by Python at 12:02:21 02/Nov/11

I only use Engineer. I don't really find them over powered, especially when I come up against infantry. Though if I dart between walls firing rockets at tanks, they'll be dead within 3. I love getting people out to repair, shooting them, repairing the tank then driving off. So satisfying :D
03:38pm 02/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3760 posts
Yeah, stealing vehicles is epic, especially just repair tooling it, then when they get out to get you, just hop in and drive off... don't even kill them for epic humiliations.
03:42pm 02/11/11 Permalink
funky
Brisbane, Queensland
1393 posts
eski :( i can't justify spending $1000 on a computer, even though i really want to, so i'm stuck with the 360!
03:46pm 02/11/11 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4513 posts
love to participate in this thread but dont have the game yet :(
03:48pm 02/11/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1652 posts
I played the beta on PC but bought the game on 360 to play with a friend. PC is better, but the 360 experience is still great fun.
04:06pm 02/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3672 posts
Ahahah razer1911 released an origin bypass for legit customers, which lets you play the game online without needing to have origin running or even installed. I like these guys more now.

I've been playing a fair bit of recon and gotten the 40,000 point unlock as my next reward. I'm playing engineer/assault now though as I suck as a sniper.

last edited by DM at 16:20:02 02/Nov/11
04:18pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12391 posts
Ahahah razer1911 released an origin bypass for legit customers, which lets you play the game online without needing to have origin running or even installed. I like these guys more now.
If you use that crack you're very silly and deserve the battlelog ban you're entirely likely to receive as a result of using a modified bf3.exe.

I saw the nfo released along with it and they are utter retards, claiming that it's fighting against Origin spyware, when the Origin EULA now explicitly legally prohibits EA from using the software in anything resembling that manner.
04:26pm 02/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3673 posts
Oh I don't plan on using it but you know there will be people who will. I like my BF3 too much to risk a banning.
04:28pm 02/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3674 posts
In other news, I found a 24/7 Operation Metro conquest server 64 players. That means all you need to do is go assault and either lob grenades into the choke points or do what I do and hang back going full medic. I'm throwing revives and health packs left and right and just got 6000 points, coming 3rd. 1st guy was 0/0 and had 8100 points from the same thing.
06:11pm 02/11/11 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
6391 posts
so I got this in the mail today and am trying to install but origin is being a f***** and trying to download the game instead of installing off the disc.

how the f*** do make it go from the disc and save myself 11gb quota?
06:30pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8087 posts
I really hope that seeing as razor has cracked bf3, there isnt an influx or hackers :/
06:37pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11819 posts
reload, when installing it with using autorun from the disk, it will run through the install procedure. When it actually comes time to install the game it will say it is downloading it.

I freaked out too then, but I saw the 4.0 mb/s download speed (way too high my connection) and watched the light on my CD-ROM go on and off, then I ejected the CD and it stopped, put the DVD back in and it resumed.

TLDR version: It 'downloads' from the DVD. Ignore it.
06:40pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8089 posts
haha
06:40pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11820 posts
Scoobs, that only works for legit copies thankfully. It is just a way to play with running origin in the background.
06:43pm 02/11/11 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
6392 posts
The first time, and this was straight after launching origin from install and updating itself, it was downloading away at ~500kb/s which is normal for me.

Had to cancel that install and take the disc out and back in. Clicked install again and this time it was going 10mb/s.

Quick google seems it's happened to a few people. Weird.

See you soon peeps!
06:47pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8090 posts
:/ oh yeah, and the point of that is?
06:48pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12393 posts
Looks like server queueing is up and running again which should make it easier to get into the full servers that your friends are already in.
07:48pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11494 posts

is anyone at all playing this on 360?
LOL....
08:01pm 02/11/11 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
6394 posts
played for about five minutes and then the game crashed. now all I get when trying to join servers is Could not join server since it couldn't be found and problem with EA backend.

looked pretty though :/
08:17pm 02/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3675 posts
I had a 6000+ point game going then it crashed on me. F*****g hell
08:20pm 02/11/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9702 posts
Only had a few crashes for various reasons. Way less than bc2 anyway. Got whitescreen of death in that game every time i played

Bf3 so much fun
08:32pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3827 posts
I had a 6000+ point game going then it crashed on me. F*****g hell

It saves your points bro. Not like BC2.

EA servers are down, doing maintenance. Queue forum outcry as they forget to look at the news section.
09:22pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11821 posts
Are they going to do maintenance during Australian Prime time regularly?
09:29pm 02/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3676 posts
Wiped favorites, Server queue is seemingly broken/disabled and getting kicked from games I can join seconds after fully loading. Win.
09:58pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11822 posts
Yer, I eventually got into 1. Had a great round, then I was smashing tanks with my C4 and got kicked because I was playing too good.
10:25pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1289 posts
Something to watch during the downtime

10:28pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3830 posts
Yeah they seem to be having connectivity issues since the maintenance. All to be expected really, tis a new game. Hopefully they can fix it quickly, need ma engineer fix. I'm contemplating running Assault with medic, I see you can get 100 points a revive, might help with the global unlocks. Also the G36C is utterly amazing. With a heavy barrel, ACOG 4x scope and grip, it works perfectly, dead accurate.
10:29pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11823 posts
O sweet, got into a jet, started flying out ..... 'you have been disconnected' O really? thanks.
10:51pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Offset
Brisbane, Queensland
365 posts
I landed a 346m sniper head shot. Whats your longest range snipe! Lets get a longest shot qgl challenge going!
11:15pm 02/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3833 posts
Serimorph, whoever that is, has a 770.86m range.
12:00am 03/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3677 posts
Thats me. Very proud of that f*****
12:06am 03/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3834 posts
12:13am 03/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17673 posts
Holy f***, look at the world number one, 1.9 kms
12:19am 03/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
879 posts
Probably set up khel :)
01:46am 03/11/11 Permalink
Offset
Brisbane, Queensland
366 posts
770 wow thats huge!

1.9 no way. You cant even see that far.
03:17am 03/11/11 Permalink
Furgle
985 posts
Just had my first game last night after finishing the campaign and got destroyed. Lots more practice needed for me.

Origin Name: Harmless_Mostly
08:52am 03/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
235 posts
I was trying to snipe yesterday on that oil refinery map, Nearly got one guy in a building from the mountain near US spawn. He was in the last large building I think. Missed him by 50cm or so.
09:02am 03/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11826 posts
Yer, I wish Recon had access to C4.

I use mostly support and recon with the occasional engy. Still have a 0 score for assault, lol.
09:10am 03/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
880 posts
I never noticed that leaderboard thingo.
The first thing I noticed was that the #1 for played time is 116h D:
Game has been out for approx 9 days?
That's 216 hours the game has been live for (approx).
Subtract a reasonable 8 hours per day for sleeping, thats 72 hours.
Subtract his play time, thats 28 hours...

They've played every waking hour except for 28 unaccountable hours, that's insanity! Unless they've sat idle on a server I guess that didn't have idle kick
09:30am 03/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3837 posts
I never noticed that leaderboard thingo.
The first thing I noticed was that the #1 for played time is 116h D:
Game has been out for approx 9 days?
That's 216 hours the game has been live for (approx).
Subtract a reasonable 8 hours per day for sleeping, thats 72 hours.
Subtract his play time, thats 28 hours...

They've played every waking hour except for 28 unaccountable hours, that's insanity! Unless they've sat idle on a server I guess that didn't have idle kick

Probably a WoW dude.
09:55am 03/11/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7490 posts
Python's James Bond video is AWESOME

Only had a few crashes for various reasons. Way less than bc2 anyway. Got whitescreen of death in that game every time i played
I had the same thing all the time on BC2. Turned out my GFX card was overheating.
10:18am 03/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3678 posts
Getting a ton of "you have been disconnected" messages. Tried updating punkbuster manually but no dice.

EDIT - Oh, turns out BF3's main focus switched half way through development from PC to consoles. Guess that's why there are some bad design choices.

last edited by DM at 10:36:54 03/Nov/11
10:31am 03/11/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
283 posts
I get the occasional white screen at map loading between rounds. CPU useage spikes to like 84% and it just sits there... only way to stop it is task manager end process... s**** me too, but if i exit and enter the same server again it seems to be fine after that...

Also one of the things i noticed (think it's been mentioned here already) is that your stats count regardless of if you quit out or not... thought i might have a round fking around doing stoopid s***, got to 0 - 6 and quit out thinking it wouldn't count, but there it was in my battlefeed and on my stats lol... good thing i don't really care that much but i know others who wouldn't be so happy about it...
11:05am 03/11/11 Permalink
Shambler22
Brisbane, Queensland
31 posts
That Kimko123 guy.. looks like BS. Looking at his actual profile, he's only got like 12800 kills all up. I imagine all his kills are with support. He's only played for a total of 5 hours. He's played 30 games.

I wonder exactly how he did it, because if you do the maths that's a lot of kills in a short time and in a short amount of games.

BS?
11:16am 03/11/11 Permalink
Shambler22
Brisbane, Queensland
32 posts
Also.. he's spend 34 seconds in an M1A1 Abrams tank and got 100 kills. That's two kills a second continuously for 30 seconds. Did this guy set up bots or something??
11:18am 03/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11496 posts

I think I found a resolution to my constant disconnect issues. Not sure. But I was seeing constant block requests for an inbound connection from the game servers to my machine on port 3659. Anyone know what this is all about? Since I've allowed that through I haven't been getting disconnected. It seems to connect to the Windows System process rather than the BF3 executable...At least according to Comodo.
11:18am 03/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3684 posts
that 1.9km shot is bulls*** I would say. That would mean from 1 side of the biggest map to the other. My shot was hard enough but f*** me over double that? Bullets don't even go that damn far I don't think. Would be with a humvee gun I think.
07:34pm 03/11/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9704 posts
Yeah nats i assumed that was the issue however only ever had problems on bc2 so just left it. Was worried it was going to carry onto bf3 however all good so far.
08:25pm 03/11/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1418 posts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sniper#Longest_recorded_sniper_kills

2.4k's in the record for a sniper, i guess bullets do og that far
08:27pm 03/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3845 posts
Twisted, it'd either be Battlelog or BF3.exe. Let it through, see if it works.
08:41pm 03/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
242 posts
I think last year another record was some guy in the US Marine Corps who used a 50.cal BMG on a tripod or mounted on something and hit 1 guy then the second shot hit his weapon (think it was a LMG). Think it was around the same distance or more mentioned in the wiki link.

Edit: My record in BF3 is now 409.5m by the way.
09:10pm 03/11/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1419 posts
bladerunner, if you scroll down, it lists all the interesting snipers an shots
09:14pm 03/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3846 posts


Best review ever. NSFW or small ears, has a lot of swearing.
09:19pm 03/11/11 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1620 posts
I have copied my friends battlefield 3 folder to my computer to avoid downloading.

My key is activated but I still cannot play the game. Anyone know if it's possible to do this so I can avoid going over my download quota?
09:34pm 03/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1290 posts
I lol'd

09:40pm 03/11/11 Permalink
dproc
Sydney, New South Wales
8 posts
I have a odd request... If anyone wants to sell their original DVDs / box etc could you please msg me. I dont need the KEY so its just the media. You could copy the content to save it if you want.
I only want it for a project, not to use to play it. (I bought it via origin).
Let me know if you want to re-coop some of your cost but still play it. :)
10:31pm 03/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11834 posts
Woot. I just did my 'Tour of Duty' with the jets and unlocked heat seekers. Yay!

Gunning jets down is pretty fun. I find it hard to spot tanks and s*** while flying, I'm on hardcore mode.
12:02am 04/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3847 posts
12:32am 04/11/11 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
460 posts
So has anyone crunched the numbers on the metagame?

What's the best guns in terms of dmg etc?
12:37am 04/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3848 posts
G36C for Engineer easily!
12:40am 04/11/11 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
7634 posts
I get the occasional white screen at map loading between rounds. CPU useage spikes to like 84% and it just sits there...


If you can be patient, it will release the CPU and the game should load.

FYI - I get 100% CPU usage sometimes on load up and my rig is an i7 960 3.2 @ 3.6
Go figure....

Also, AV applications can create excessive disk I/O as tries to scan each file from the .cas
I could hear my drives thrashing so I opened up Resource Monitor on my second monitor and saw Kaspersky running a bundle of scans on bf3 files during game.
12:49am 04/11/11 Permalink
Furgle
986 posts
Getting a ton of "you have been disconnected" messages. Tried updating punkbuster manually but no dice.


Same here. Would be nice to play for more than 20 mins at a time
09:49am 04/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3852 posts
Haha, got another 23,516 points just before. F*** I love this game. 38/12 KD as well, gotta love Operation Metro.
11:28am 04/11/11 Permalink
Suhaib
Brisbane, Queensland
375 posts
haven't read much from the previous posts... is there a ausgamers server/ qgl where everyone plays? i have the pc version.
12:13pm 04/11/11 Permalink
taggs
5706 posts
haha thanks a lot eorl

just wasted a good 20mins watching all their videos
12:22pm 04/11/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7498 posts
Suhaib

Join the Ausgamers platoon, add some friends, you'll see where they are playing in battlelog.

I try and stick to gamearena as i'm on bigpond cable.
02:19pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12402 posts
I try and stick to GameArena as they're the only servers that I actually know for sure aren't lagging because of overloaded hosts and that if there's any server-side lag it's because of the codebase. Not spruiking for the company or anything, I just know that they installed a bunch of new hardware specifically for BF3.
02:24pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3858 posts
haha thanks a lot eorl

just wasted a good 20mins watching all their videos

Haha, just don't go looking for 5second films, that will get you addicted and waste more time.
02:30pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Suhaib
Brisbane, Queensland
376 posts
i keep getting disconnected? wtf! dahhhh
04:30pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11835 posts
I too try and stick to Gamearena, they have been in the server game for ages and know what works. Why bother with anything less then great?

I'll put in a good word for 3FL servers too, they seem to be just as good. I've yet to run into problems with them.
06:01pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1292 posts
GameArena BF3 FitnessCentral.com.au Supplements

Search that name, it's RockitMan's server.

I've got admin access to it (not through the gamearena section) but haven't had the chance to do anything yet, will be this weekend though.
06:14pm 04/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7411 posts
Chiming in to say I changed my in game nick to TicclesAU
06:18pm 04/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3690 posts
BF3 going down sometime tonight for over 3 1/2 hours. I say over because there will be errors after their maint finishes.
07:51pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Vash
3257 posts
right in prime time for us too :(
07:52pm 04/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3691 posts
You're surprised? They always do this with every game that has maint.
07:57pm 04/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
248 posts
Thats no good, I was just about to log on. :(
07:58pm 04/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3692 posts
Nevermind. It was a rolling restart for servers for 3 1/2 hours not offline. My bad
08:23pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3862 posts
Yeah, big maintenance going on now.
08:50pm 04/11/11 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1621 posts
bummer. So anyone know how much longer to go? Hoping to get a game in tonight.
08:59pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11497 posts

Free dog tags for anyone who wants them: http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/56347. Dunno if they're any good.
09:03pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
882 posts
#345 worldwide for jets :)
Not bad considering I don't just play on instant vehicle spawn maps and full anti-air whore it up for quick kills :)

I've changed my mind on the usefulness on some of the air gadgets.

Air Radar + Flares + Rocket Pods

That's pretty much my consistent loadout now. Can punish tanks and infantry with a run of rockets + cannon.
Air radar makes dogfighting much easier too, can work out their turning arc vs. yours and directions of travel far easier when they are out of sight.

If you just want to whore for kills but be generally useless to the actual 'fight'. then undeniably the best combination is:

Beam Scanning/Flares/Heatseekers.

last edited by Mephz at 21:12:11 04/Nov/11
09:06pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1796 posts
jsut finished single player.. not bad has some very cool moments.
10:05pm 04/11/11 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1622 posts
jsut finished single player.. not bad has some very cool moments.


How I can't even sign in to the launcher
10:15pm 04/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7413 posts
I do not think I have ever raged so hard at a game before in my life.
10:24pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17680 posts
Raged because its not working, or raged while playing it?
10:35pm 04/11/11 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1623 posts
I do not think I have ever raged so hard at a game before in my life.


hmm that's not a good thing.
10:35pm 04/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7414 posts
Raged while playing, I can't seem to last more than a minute before getting killed by someone/thing.
10:44pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17682 posts
Yeah, thats how I felt in the beta at the start, but as I got to the know the maps, it got a lot better
11:18pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3863 posts
That was some damn good teamwork Nats. You can quite easily rack up the points if you actually doing teamwork. Loved the rounds, was heaps fun, must do it again! Oh yeah and sorry about the team kill haha, you ran in front of my LAV.
11:20pm 04/11/11 Permalink
Shaexen
Brisbane, Queensland
210 posts
Raged while playing, I can't seem to last more than a minute before getting killed by someone/thing.


The best thing to do is think "what i do irl" then you start to move and approach situations in a much more self preserving way.
12:20am 05/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17683 posts
Or just assume theres a camping sniping c*** around every corner.
02:26am 05/11/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7499 posts
That was some damn good teamwork Nats. You can quite easily rack up the points if you actually doing teamwork. Loved the rounds, was heaps fun, must do it again! Oh yeah and sorry about the team kill haha, you ran in front of my LAV.


That was my first try of hardcore, so I was doing stupid things like jumping out of moving vehicles, or running in to the path of them (in your case) to try and enter them :-)

I have no idea how we managed to repair that vehicle and keep going, but it worked. Great round.

I find the party system fairly frustrating since many people either aren't using voice or are off on their own TS servers.

With my slightly upgraded ram and ssd things run much better now.

The best thing to do is think "what i do irl" then you start to move and approach situations in a much more self preserving way.


That's good advice. You feel like you are getting spawn raped you die so quickly, but it really is that since you don't know the map at all you don't realise how open/exposed you are at most points in any map.
06:28am 05/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7416 posts
I normally play like that but maybe I just came across too many snipers and spawn campers. Calling down mortars on spawns is no fun :(

The other thing I'm struggling with is just seeing enemies. I found it a lot easier in BC2 for some reason but in BF3 they could walk in front of me and I can't identify that they are the other team.
09:25am 05/11/11 Permalink
XandraX
Brisbane, Queensland
1077 posts
The enemy indicators are smaller than they were in BC2. I have the same problem sometimes, especially if they're up close.
09:55am 05/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1293 posts
10:07am 05/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1294 posts
Some funny BF3 vids



10:33am 05/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3871 posts
Yeah they really need to get VOIP into the game itself, as you said Nat, I wasn't using the battlelog voice chat as I was in my own TS server with mates. I have used the battlelog voice chat before, was very clear and crisp, so it does work, just need to get people using it.
01:00pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8123 posts
and I can't identify that they are the other team.

the worst is when an enemy runs out and you think its a friendly as there are blue 'friendly arrows' in the distance
01:04pm 05/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7419 posts
Next on my list of rage inducing events is the random "You have been disconnected from the server" messages which are only occurring when I'm Charlie Sheen Winning (tm).
01:13pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8124 posts
yes, im REALLY hoping they fix the random disconnects/freezes i and lot of others are having.

Its very very frustrating when on a 5-10kill streak behind enemies and you get disconnected :@
01:15pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5901 posts
http://upshizzle.com/pfiles/12879/boom headshot.jpg

oh yeah, 500m headshot. Got it just before and was pretty happy seeing as i dont really snipe that much, i usually just use the sks with red dot and suppressor.
01:31pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11837 posts
Haha, That dude with C4 is a crack up. How bad are the people he is playing against though haha
01:35pm 05/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3769 posts
Hah, last night I scored 2 headshots with one bullet, win. Also scored a quad kill with a single rocket that wasn't aimed at anything, I didn't even know anyone was there, lol.
02:04pm 05/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3696 posts
I've gotten a 3 headshot kill before but doubt that will happen again. In the side walkway tunnels of that mining area map.
02:06pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8126 posts
man i cant even stay in a server longer than 5minutes today without getting "disconnected from ea server" :( f*** this is so annoying
02:40pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1283 posts
had some good games last night with spetee(?)
our attempts at leet jumps were very lol.
02:48pm 05/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3697 posts
I've gotten into getting out my MAV drone and slamming it into people and killing them. Frapsing some kills so I may put together a short video to flight of the bumblebee.
03:15pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17688 posts
Is it true that with all the destruction enabled now, you can knock over the comms tower in Caspian Borders, if you take out the wires holding it up? Or was that a bulls*** rumour.
03:47pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
112 posts
Nah the tower can't be brought down at all
03:57pm 05/11/11 Permalink
BoDGie
Brisbane, Queensland
529 posts
Is it true that with all the destruction enabled now, you can knock over the comms tower in Caspian Borders, if you take out the wires holding it up? Or was that a bulls*** rumour.


I've seen some youtube clips of that tower (the red and white one) in caspian border falling over

edit:



edit again: apparently happens in the campaign.

last edited by BoDGie at 16:09:19 05/Nov/11
04:05pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17689 posts
So is there actually more destruction now? Or were the "A lot of the destruction is turned off in the beta" claims just them trying to cover their collective arses.
05:19pm 05/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3770 posts
I think so khel, I've noticed a few buildings come down recently that I hadn't seen come down before.
05:22pm 05/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7420 posts
Mr C4 is awesome!
05:39pm 05/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
252 posts
Those Operation videos were good. Hope that guy does more. I need to have a go with the MAV and try and land on people for some kills lol
05:58pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Shaexen
Brisbane, Queensland
212 posts
Anyone else getting burnt out fairly quickly? Once you get past the awesome graphics things are seeming a little lackluster.
08:35pm 05/11/11 Permalink
StopShootingMe
Brisbane, Queensland
3491 posts
What's with server names having "Not GameArena" or the like in them? That just ensures they turn up in GameArena filtered searches. Are these guys dumb or hoping to get people searching for GA servers?
08:57pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Vash
3263 posts
Still having an awesome time here. Topping the scores most of the time, its just so satisfying mowing down people in the tank gunner, or with an M249 with thermal optics, this is the finest FPS gaming ive had since quake 1 days
09:51pm 05/11/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
14938 posts
Enjoying hardcore mode a lot more.
10:11pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3874 posts
I'm just enjoying the game overall. It's just to much fun. And especially when I get awesome tank shots that clip a helicopter and send it spiralling down. So Hollywood.
10:13pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1290 posts
anyone up for game now?!!!!!
should get a vent or ts going anyone?
10:22pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3876 posts
I've got a teamspeak server running at the moment, I'll set it up in the next day or so for people to jump in.
10:25pm 05/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3771 posts
Someone needs to make a qgl vent server.

edit: lol beaten.
10:25pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
1617 posts
btw my username is now Ensca
for some reason my other account kept crashing origin at load so I had to add the game to a new acc.
10:40pm 05/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
253 posts
Still enjoying it, Just unlocked the Motar, Now I can spam it on choke points. Next up is the SKS unlock.
10:47pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3879 posts
Anyone else getting burnt out fairly quickly? Once you get past the awesome graphics things are seeming a little lackluster.

Just try and work as a team. Best thing to do is to just enjoy the classes, and enjoy the maps and their environments. Try different approaches etc.
10:51pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8131 posts
im just getting sick of
a: getting stuck on silly things on the ground
b: disconnects
c: noob c**** tking and team shining torches in my eyes

other than that its fun as :) just started using the tanks/jets/heli bit more now, slowly slowly gettin better at the helis
10:55pm 05/11/11 Permalink
XandraX
Brisbane, Queensland
1078 posts
Torches need to be nerfed, they shouldn't completely blind you unless they shine it directly in your eyes.
11:02pm 05/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3772 posts
Yeah, fallen trees are annoying as s***, you can't jump or vault over them, they just f*****g jam you into the ground.
11:02pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3881 posts
Yea I feel your pain on getting stuck, sometimes vaulting won't work,but other then that, I'm lucky to not be getting any disconnected or bugs. Starting to get annoyed though at tanks and LAV/APC's getting spun round if you hit a ditch.
11:07pm 05/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11498 posts

With BF3, I'm finding a lot of the team work has gone out of the game. Just playing on pub servers, but still....BFBC2 vs, this is almost free for all. The only map people really tend to throw down health packs or ammo is that s***** train tunnel one, and even then it's because it's the only way 1/2 the people will get points...
12:23am 06/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3699 posts
2 words come to mind. F*****g hell.

01:25am 06/11/11 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
333 posts
anyone up for game now?!!!!!
should get a vent or ts going anyone?

I've got a teamspeak server running at the moment, I'll set it up in the next day or so for people to jump in.

Someone needs to make a qgl vent server.
edit: lol beaten.


teamspeak is old :p

i'm vent admin for cybergamer so I made a channel for everyone here.


vent.cybergamer.com.au
port 22540


the channel is called AusGamers BF3 and it's at the bottom of the list. channel password is qgl

enjoy
01:27am 06/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3773 posts
That chopper pilot is good (with his expensive joystick) at showing off... but he's useless to his team :P
01:46am 06/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8132 posts
how can anyone, that hasn't played for hours apon hours, suppose to even have a chance again that pilot DM ?
07:09am 06/11/11 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
20122 posts
If he could fly a chopper like that in Arma2 I'd be impressed :P So many times there he went between trees in a way where the rotor would clip them.
07:34am 06/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11838 posts
Well I've managed to become adept at the jet now, can take down most opponents in jets, but cant seem to do s*** to anything on the ground, is there a trick? I play on hard-core so I cant rely on team spotting.

I haven't had much a chance to give choppers a spin, for some reason people tend to TK for them a lot.
08:41am 06/11/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1293 posts
that chopper pilot is sick!

I had a few good games last night in between building a second pc.
I managed to shoot down a jet from a M1 Abraham and a helicopter lol.
I also went to town a squad of infantry who were down the alleyway on the Gran Biazzr? they had nfi.

thanks reality
08:54am 06/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3884 posts
http://www.ausforums.com/images/icon7.gifWith BF3, I'm finding a lot of the team work has gone out of the game. Just playing on pub servers, but still....BFBC2 vs, this is almost free for all. The only map people really tend to throw down health packs or ammo is that s***** train tunnel one, and even then it's because it's the only way 1/2 the people will get points...

I've found it completely opposite. If you only go for kills, like most stupid people seem to be doing, you get max 3000 points, but if you actually use teamwork, revive/resupply and give health, cap points, destroy vehicles and actually use teamwork, you can easily swing the battle in your favour, and get a lovely 10k+ of points. My minimum now point wise is 10k, because I actually do objectives. And if I have friends playing, we can easily spin the battle if we work together, which I absolutely love, and reminds me of older battlefields, where squads define who wins.
09:02am 06/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11841 posts
I'm loving the mortar. Not a high scoring tool, great to clear out chokepoints, snipers and other campers ahead of the main assault.

Just found out that mortars come with smoke rounds, thought I had to unlock them. Next time I play there is going to be smoke ;D
10:28am 06/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7423 posts
I am really sucking about 90% of the time and when I do ell the game ends up crashing. A couple of rounds last night were horribly embarassing :(

I think the lack of team work is a bit more evident in this but I suspect it may be because a lot of new comers to the game that don't get teamwork. I had 1 awesome squad last night with lots of talk, taking objetives together, defending, etc and then I crashed .. Goddamit!
10:37am 06/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3886 posts
Easily TicMan, especially when every now and then I get a team that listens and works together, and the game rewards us for it. Just wait for MW3 to come out, take anyone who doesn't want to help with teamwork, and it will be like BC2 after Black Ops came out, where there was a crapload more teamwork, and essentially more fun.
10:45am 06/11/11 Permalink
deface
Melbourne, Victoria
22 posts
Origin Name: AzashAU

My personal favourite and highest scoring weapon so far is the grenade launcher you unlock for the assault class. Got to lose the med pack though.

Pop one of those off down the end of a tunnel on Damavand Peak or down the escalators on Operation Metro and you can rake in kills. Have had 5-6 kills in a single shot or more than one occasion.
10:54am 06/11/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1295 posts
im keen for a game in five ten minutes,
everyone jump on the cybergamer vent that reality posted
10:57am 06/11/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1662 posts
Just posting to say I'm f*****g loving this game! Cannot wait for the xpack.
11:44am 06/11/11 Permalink
Reality
Sydney, New South Wales
334 posts
everyone go to my vent :D
01:18pm 06/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1295 posts
Rockitman's server is now 48 players, instant spawn vehicles (1 second, default is 100 seconds), mainly for practicing flying.

Do a search for GameArena BF3 FitnessCentral.com.au Supplements.

What settings should we set it to? (we can turn instant spawn vehicles off)
04:01pm 06/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3774 posts
You should probs set it to have jet only maps, so remove metro/damavand etc from the map list.

edit: also, remove spawn time and set the tickets to high.

last edited by FraktuRe at 16:09:47 06/Nov/11
04:05pm 06/11/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15574 posts
i can't even get origin to run at all now lols
05:08pm 06/11/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
1477 posts
Origin, failing to cater to a world outside of the US since....well launch
05:10pm 06/11/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15575 posts
basically work out when it was trying to go online it was crashing

http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/30/6706183.page#18053926

i ended up giving 'tannerz' post ipconfig /flushdns in cmd and it worked

last edited by paveway at 17:35:22 06/Nov/11
05:32pm 06/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7424 posts
For those with the random disconnects try disabling UPNP on your router. I did that on mine and haven't had any crashes since.
05:55pm 06/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3700 posts
Got a "multi-kill" today so not sure how many people that is. I know triple-kill shows up since I got another as well. Metro 64p is win.
06:22pm 06/11/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5903 posts
Can you still put C4 on the MAV? the thing is pretty useless, was trying to road kill people before but it didnt do anything.. Just don't understand the point of it.
06:37pm 06/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1296 posts
the MAV is used for spotting enemies
07:10pm 06/11/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15580 posts
eh when i went to finally play a game it went back to doing what it was originally going, origin just won't connect properly and keeps closing

mad program EA, good on you for reinventing the wheel
08:54pm 06/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3894 posts
Another lovely round of 15k points. God damn I love teamwork.
09:26pm 06/11/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12409 posts
Rockitman's server crashed this arvo and never came back it seems. Was pretty handy for flying practice.
09:55pm 06/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7425 posts
I was mucking about with Frackture on it earlier trying to learn to fly, next thing I know there's another ~20 people joined and they are playing properly :S
10:02pm 06/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3776 posts
Yeah on that server I FINALLY got the flares, they make it so much easier to survive more than 30 seconds.
10:46pm 06/11/11 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
467 posts
Loving this game so far. Still figuring out OP weapons. All seem fairly equal if you use them right

origin name: dkonn
11:01pm 06/11/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1298 posts
I'm finding that the engineer class is op is f***.

Running around with my 74u or m16. then see a vehicle just boom!
I blew up a enemy jeep on Caspian which then blew up a tank got 6 kills from it lol.
11:08pm 06/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11842 posts
PRO TIP:

If you manage to swap out a motherboard with a new one and with a different CPU without reinstalling windows 7 and getting away with it, don't try it a second time that day with a different computer and very different Motherboard manufactures...

So yer, I have to reinstall Win 7 on my main computer because Windows was not at all impressed with the new mobo, BSOD impressed. Meanwhile my offhand computer points and laughs with its gigabyte to asus conversion with differnt CPU (not only that, it did it a few day ago too with another different motherboard...)

TLDR: Swapping in a new mobo without reformating windows may or may not work.


TTLDR: No BF3 for me tonight.


11:09pm 06/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1297 posts
What the hell does "OP" mean? :O

Also, yes..his server crashed. I got to changing some configuration stuff and then about an hour+ later it was almost full with people actually playing properly hah!
11:41pm 06/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17695 posts
OP = Overpowered
11:59pm 06/11/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
286 posts
I've managed to fix the white screen or eternal loading problem i was having. I went into Origin, right clicked BF3 and hit the repair installation option. It did it's verifying thing, then it redownloaded a patch for it and since then it's been awesome... worth a try if your getting the same error...
07:40am 07/11/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7500 posts
On Friday I upgraded my memory from 4-6gb and put bf3 on a ssd. The game loads much faster, on new levels I can see the jet spawn spots (briefly) and spawn at the front of the clusterf*** that is the rush to vehicles.

Got the next primary weapon for support, but since that tec doc was released showing shooting damage over distance I think I'll stick with the 240B or whatever it is called, no motivation to lose all accessories for a similar but less powerful gun.
08:38am 07/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7426 posts
I don't get the flimsyness of the jet. I ran into another jet and bounced off with no damage yet I probably nudged the top of the tree and went spiralling into the ground :(
09:44am 07/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3896 posts
I don't get the flimsyness of the jet. I ran into another jet and bounced off with no damage yet I probably nudged the top of the tree and went spiralling into the ground :(

They seem to be a bit sketchy with how they get damaged. Certain spots are weak compared to other spots. I'm just sticking to tanks/AA/APC, easiest way to rack up points. But going Support/Medic now, boy is it fun. And my team mates love me, actually my whole team comments on how they actually enjoy getting ammo/health.
09:54am 07/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7428 posts
F*** me people are retarded with the med & ammo pack. I was out of ammo and standing in front of the ammo giving out guy, saying in team chat to drop a pack, jumping up and down in front of him, following him around whenever he moved. I eventually jumped in front of him with a "BOO GIMME AMMO" and he TK'd me.
10:18am 07/11/11 Permalink
Ineptek
Brisbane, Queensland
88 posts
I agree on the Jets, can't really get a handle on them - much prefer trying to take them out with the attack helicopter, however miserably that goes.

I also can't really get into any class other than recon at the moment. I tried assault and engineer, but I seem to just end up back at recon running around with the SV98 and more recently the M98B with an 8x scope as if it was a normal rifle lol. Not a fan of sitting high up on a mountain for entire rounds.

On a seperate note, we also have a 64 player GA server with a similar configuration to Rockitmans (faster vehicle spawn, 1 player round start - great for flying practice) which we're always playing on and fills up easily, search for [HG].
10:19am 07/11/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12411 posts
I was out of ammo and standing in front of the ammo giving out guy, saying in team chat to drop a pack, jumping up and down in front of him, following him around whenever he moved.
I haven't unlocked much for support, but do they always have ammo drops available?

I know with assault class, you have to choose between the grenade launcher or medkits. So maybe he didn't have any ammo packs to hand out?
12:20pm 07/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7432 posts
Good point, I just presumed that if the ammo box was on the radar they could satisfy my need for juicy juicy RPGs.
12:29pm 07/11/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1666 posts
Good point, I just presumed that if the ammo box was on the radar they could satisfy my need for juicy juicy RPGs.

Just use the explosive perk thing, you get like 9 RPGs.
12:31pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11843 posts
I drop ammo all the time as support. I don't get why people wouldn't Easy 100 points just running up to a couple of team mates and plonking ammo box down then run off. Takes maybe 5 seconds round trip. I usually do it in between mortar set-ups.


01:04pm 07/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
259 posts
01:31pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3906 posts
Just use the explosive perk thing, you get like 9 RPGs.

10 rockets, and it's absolutely awesome. That and you get increased rocket damage as well, so tanks are disabled in 2, destroyed with 3.
01:39pm 07/11/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1667 posts
10 rockets, and it's absolutely awesome. That and you get increased rocket damage as well, so tanks are disabled in 2, destroyed with 3.

Yeah. I run with that and AT Mines on conquest. Good fun.
01:50pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1299 posts
What's everyone think of the rush game mode? I don't like the fact that when ur attacking . You destroy an objective and the next one is available you get bum raped by the campers that were defending the site you just destroyed. What I would like to see is if your I front of the site you just destroyed you get automatically resplendent at the next defense position without ticket loss.
02:01pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11844 posts
Nahh it just means your team is doing a s***** job cleaning up the area.
02:03pm 07/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7437 posts
That's how I get most of my kills, lurking about after the objective has been blown up.
02:12pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3907 posts
I stick to conquest as much as possible. I just don't enjoy rush, to campy and to cramped. Just had a conquest before, was on RU and had 3 tickets left each, grabbed E on Caspian Border and held 3 flags, won the game. Was so damn close.
02:18pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1301 posts
I stick to conquest as much as possible. I just don't enjoy rush, to campy and to cramped. Just had a conquest before, was on RU and had 3 tickets left each, grabbed E on Caspian Border and held 3 flags, won the game. Was so damn close.

Sa me I try and stick to conquest but I don't like playing by myself so I just click join game with who ever is online. Normally speete(Elvis) normally lol always on he is
02:28pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
115 posts
02:57pm 07/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3701 posts
Highest scoring game yet. 14,103 assault points. 64 kills 3 deaths. Total score after ribbons - 34,003.

Battlelog report
03:02pm 07/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7440 posts
Bulllllllls***.. how do you get such a high score? I'm lucky to crack a couple of thousand :(
03:10pm 07/11/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7501 posts
F*** me people are retarded with the med & ammo pack. I was out of ammo and standing in front of the ammo giving out guy, saying in team chat to drop a pack, jumping up and down in front of him, following him around whenever he moved. I eventually jumped in front of him with a "BOO GIMME AMMO" and he TK'd me.


I'm primarily support, and while my points/game from support is dropping as people get better at doing it I still make 3 or so resupply ribbons a round (200 point ribbon for 7 resupplies @ 10 points (for stranger) or 20 (for squad) per resupply). I calculated recently that more than 15% of my score was from dropping Ammo.

Support can always drop ammo. Takes about 4 seconds before they can drop again. There's no excuse for the map to not be covered in Ammo.

Yesterday I went Engineer for a bit, ran out of rockets. Saw a support. Q'd him to no avail. Chased him around for a bit. Finally when he went prone i stood in front of him blocking his view and shot my pistol in to the ground in front of him while jumping up and down. He then got the message and dropped ammo.

I don't understand how support can run around for over 90 seconds and not have dropped an ammo unprompted. It makes no sense.
03:32pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
116 posts
^^

Im 100% support and so much of my score is from dropping ammo, i'll go out of my way to drop a box on snipers/players where ever, easy points and I feel helpful, at chokepoints (like outside tunnels at the d/peak) you get so many ribbons
03:52pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12412 posts
Bulllllllls***.. how do you get such a high score? I'm lucky to crack a couple of thousand :(
It's not much to be proud of, click the link, it was just lame grenade launcher spamming ion 64 player conquest op metro.
03:53pm 07/11/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1668 posts
The most I've got so far is about 8 or 9K on xbox.
03:57pm 07/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3777 posts
Just had a weird bug where my entire hud disappeared, everything including menus, spots, ammo, map, friendly markers, flags, all of it was gone, just pure game. Now that's hardcore!
04:51pm 07/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3702 posts
I've had that as well. I also had no crosshairs and couldn't see my weapons or arms. I was a floating spectator camera who could attack people. Dying fixed it though.
05:17pm 07/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7443 posts
Yeah I had that too while playing on HC so it meant I had to sit and spam Q waiting for my guy to say whether or not it was an enemy. Ironically it ended up being one of my better rounds.
05:25pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Outlaw
Gold Coast, Queensland
800 posts
My preorder arrived today

thanks ozgameshop :(
05:30pm 07/11/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7502 posts
I know others that had the HUD issue /quit fixed it

I've had the no guns problem, and yeah, dieing fixes it
05:59pm 07/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
261 posts
08:25pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11502 posts

I'm basically at the point of being unable to play the game. It just crashes non-stop. Tried on a fresh Windows install. No good....since that last patch the game is just crashing all the time.
11:10pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1298 posts
:D

Just played on Rockit's for about a solid hour or so. Might have to take operation metro out of the rotation as that seems to lower the player numbers (we just had about 4 maps in a row of a full server). Perhaps take out Rush?

11:16pm 07/11/11 Permalink
hef
Queensland
1989 posts
paveway: My origin was working fine before Thursday. Never had an issue. I come back after my weekend away and it would continually crash.

NFI why.. I found this thread, which fixed it... THANK F***..

http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/7701191.page

Basically, open task manager, open origin and then set the affinity of origin to 1 cpu...

See if that works for you.
11:26pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11846 posts
Metro conquest style is absolute balls I swear they didn't think about it at all and just dropped in a couple capture points, worst map/game type combo. Metro as rush is pretty good though.
11:57pm 07/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11503 posts

Yeah metro conquest is just terrible. 1 giant fail choke point...
12:07am 08/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7447 posts
I played some TDM last night and it was some serious amount of fun, probably the most fun I've had since buying the game. Conquest is my favourite but TDM changed the game dynamics enough to give a few hours of pure enjoyment.
07:53am 08/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3930 posts
If you want a s*** load of points, cap flags, and destroy s***. Go engineer, and disable/destroy jets/tanks/vehicles, and you will easily come out with 10k points. Go support/medic, and drop your packs in groups of people, you will rack up 10 points each heal, 20 for team mates. Last night, I ran a medic while my mates on skype all went support. Points, points everywhere. And reviving gives you 100 each time to.
10:23am 08/11/11 Permalink
pARODY
Brisbane, Queensland
1031 posts
I should be able to play tonight now that I've installed and updated.

Origin - IamLordpARODY.
In game - pARODY
10:28am 08/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11848 posts
Yer you regularly see a medic on Metro Conquest do NOTHING BUT REVIVE AND HEAL at stupid chokepoint B and easily come out on top with 5000+ points usually with a score like 0 / 4.

I'm always trying to tell my team, if they have point B make it a fun game and let them cap our other point, it moves the game away from Spam Central.
10:33am 08/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
3932 posts
I tell my team to ignore B completely, and cap the surrounding areas, makes it more fun.
10:51am 08/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
883 posts
Woah. Just scored 47/7 using only the Frogfoot on Kharg Island and 11089 points :)
My highest yet for a single game.

Lots of infantry and tank kills :)

Went up against world #16 in a few dogfights earlier.

Yeah, far far better than me, don't think I'll ever get that good. Could only get close but no cigar with a few hits each time.
07:01pm 08/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3713 posts
Just broke my marksman record. 890 meters. I was using a low mouse sensitivity and was adjusting my aim by the lowest increments my mouse movement would allow. If I had adjusted my aim up 1 increment, the bullet would of vanished and I was using the strongest gun you can unlock (at least I think) which is that M305B 50.cal gun. I call bulls*** on the people getting 1900 meter headshots. Not possible outside of a tank or something.

EDIT - Just worked out how super long headshots are done. Not even with the f*****g recon class so that's horses***.

last edited by DM at 22:11:20 08/Nov/11
10:03pm 08/11/11 Permalink
Vash
3272 posts
Metro. 64 player. Conquest.
0 kills. 3 deaths.
Medic.

8000 points.
10:31pm 08/11/11 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
118 posts
10:50pm 08/11/11 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
6401 posts

lol
08:06am 09/11/11 Permalink
59fifty
Brisbane, Queensland
910 posts
Absolutely loving the shotgun sniping!!

Just unlocked the Slug and have been flicking between these and frag rounds.

I think the frag rounds are probably abit overpowering... I have been using these in combo with the IR scope on city maps. Makes it easy to pick out ppl in buildings and spam the windows with the frag rounds for some easy kills.
Watching the bodies ragdoll is hilarious too... they will usually flip over in the air! With an auto-shotty it will be game over.

the 6x scope is fun but will probably flick between 4x / ir and holo long term... Sniping at any long range is not going to work to well due to the massive bullet drop (which is a good thing)

Cant wait to unlock the xm104!!
01:47pm 09/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11859 posts
I can't seem to get smoke rounds for the mortar, they should come stock and selectable with 2 but it doesnt seem to work
03:09pm 09/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
269 posts
Swedish Viking guy is awesome. I'm jelly of DM's sniper record.
05:53pm 09/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11860 posts
Does anyone know how to use smoke rounds with mortar on PC?
08:01pm 09/11/11 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3408 posts
I played like that viking guy in BC2, only difference being there was no uber scope. slugs with magnum ammo, f*** yeah.
08:10pm 09/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11861 posts
Success! You do push 2 to select smokes, there are NO visual UI indictors to say you have them selected...
09:09pm 09/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11507 posts

Yesterday I went Engineer for a bit, ran out of rockets. Saw a support. Q'd him to no avail. Chased him around for a bit. Finally when he went prone i stood in front of him blocking his view and shot my pistol in to the ground in front of him while jumping up and down. He then got the message and dropped ammo.
Your first mistake was not just killing him, taking his weapon and getting your own ammo.
10:40pm 09/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11863 posts
Unlocked rockets for my jet, now the armour can fear me denting it! Serisouly a barrage of rockets on an AA gun didn't kill it? Most hit. Then I ran into with my jet, the mobile AA gun Still lived. That tells me something is over armoured or something else doesnt do enough damage (pssst the jets need to do more damage to armour).

Most of the time your are dealing with other jets. However during that small window you can target ground vehicles, you should be able to smash them.
11:46pm 09/11/11 Permalink
Mosfxx
Gold Coast, Queensland
754 posts
Campaign sucks, I keep dying.
06:41am 10/11/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7505 posts
Origin update came out some time this morning between 4am and 11am

Do it before you try connecting to a server as it fluffed me around
01:16pm 10/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11872 posts
Well I've had my rocket pods for a little while now and taken out a couple of tanks, they must have been damaged first though..

My standard equipment set up is:

Stealth, Rocket Pods and I.R. flares.

I may swap out rocket pods for guided missile as the pods are FAR FAR too weak. A full salvo with gattling gun follow up does NOT kill a mobile AA gun, that is balls.

On the air-to-air side I manage to take out about 2/3's of the pilots I come across, some are realllllly easy to dispatch kind of what I was like when I first started. I like those that use heat-seeker missile on me, plenty of warning they are behind you. I find that if you have been sprung by a gattling gun without warning you have a pretty low chance of survival unless they are crappy pilots.

I think the damage you can take is about right, I would much rather they beef up anti-ground weapons then anything else.
11:59pm 10/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1302 posts
10:49am 11/11/11 Permalink
Outlaw
Gold Coast, Queensland
816 posts
that vid is classic
11:08am 11/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
884 posts
I'm on 855 Air Kills with the jet and #108 worldwide (was 99 before sleep last night.
Believe me when I say the jets are not underpowered.
You can take out any armour in one strafing run with rocket pods + guns.
And once you have a lot of practice, I have no issues going for individual infantry and taking them out either.

I tend to average anywhere from 8-13 kills in conquest per round with the fighters (their guns do significantly less damage to Armour/infantry) and anywhere from ~10-50 kills per round of rush. (A10 and frogfoot do more damage).

If you have Air Radar, take it. Stealth is unnecessary.
Most of my deaths come from me crashing into something just from a misjudgement. Also, if you get hit by a missile. Just land and repair :) (Though landing consistently will take you some practice while disabled)
11:35am 11/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11874 posts
Mephz, got tips then with the rocket pods. As I haven't killed a full health mobile AA gun yet with a full barrage of rocket pods plus guns. Perhaps I'm hitting the side too much and not the top?

Yer I had Air Radar for a bit and didn't find it as useful as the normal map, I'll give it another try.

Most of my deaths too are from a slight misjudgment from that really low flying (just clip the top of a low lying rock) or doing those half barrel half turns a tad too fast and not being able to pull up in time, usually over a mountain.
11:49am 11/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11512 posts

My biggest problem I've found in jets is everyone seems to be able to out manoeuvre me. Anyone have any tips on how to out manoeuvre someone when you're both going in a circle. Is there any way to look around easily as well? I'm using a joystick.
12:59pm 11/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11877 posts
Don't know about joystick. With the mouse you can hold right mouse button and look around the c***pit without moving the jet, very handy.

I found myself having trouble with air-2-air combat for 2 main reasons.

1. Being in a crappy position in the first place before the battle even started.
A. This was easily the biggest problem. You should only ever be directly above the battlefield when you are chasing down a jet or bombing the ground when the air is clear.
B. Flying high in the sky is a bad idea unless you have to or setting up for a bombing run (again after the skies area clear). It is very, very easy to spot a jet in the sky so expect to shortly be gunned down, also your IR flares will evade 1 missile, but the next one will get you as you have nowhere to hide. Flying low gives you plenty of ground cover to break locks, particularly stingers. Flying low is also much harder to be spotted, so you can sneak up on other jets who are flying in the middle of the battlefield.
Which leads to point C.

C. Stay on the outskirts of the battlefield while you look for a target, this makes a huge difference. Be the one surprising the other jet, not being surprised. Once you kill a jet/chopper or do a bombing run, get down low and back out to the edge and check for new jets.


2. When in the middle of air combat, don't use afterburners while turning and keep your speed to about 240 during the turn. Get comfortable with doing a half barrel roll, so your head is facing the ground and loop down towards the ground. This gives a nicely tight 180 turn, try and do it somewhere where there is a visual obstacle you can briefly hide behind while the guy follows you (unless he stuffs up the turn). Mountain areas and tall buildings can help. That moment of obfuscation can allow you to change your flightpath and give the other guy too little a time to follow. Then escape, flying as low as you can.
01:17pm 11/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
886 posts
Flying high isn't necessarily bad.
To destroy armour in conquest you need Full RP's + Decent hits of cannon (not every bullet hitting) + Another barrage of rockets.

You'll need to start at about 500+ ft and just go nice and slow. Hit the brakes hard and pitch up (with c***pit right way up), then pitch down hard. It'll cause your plane to slow to a crawl and drift upwards. For some reason, whenever you pitch downwards the plane will drift the opposite way. (fly upside down and pitch down which points the nose into the sky, and you'll see what I mean very shortly if you're close to the ground ;P)

This is where air radar is helpful + awareness.

Air Radar is useful not just to know that an enemy is there. It also tells you which way they are facing when you can't see them. Once you use it a lot, you also know what kind of turn/maneuvre they are doing just by looking at how their icon behaves on the radar. You can then turn accordingly.
You can also tell if you've successfully lost their tail or not as well.

Circlers (those who just go round and round): Circle with them in their direction but do it nearly vertically in either direction (downward and being higher than they are is usually easier). This gives you a far far greater turning circle air:relative to theirs (and ground:relative). By the time you get to their altitude tagging directly onto their tail is a piece of cake.

The only guys I've had any issue dogfighting so far are the top 20 guys.
I've versed 3minence (top 15) and after a few solid minutes he always seemed to win out.
Dogfighting is boring anyway, nothing greater than your squad mates on voice yelling out for a tank and a few seconds later it explodes as you rocket/cannon it.

Rushmode: Frogfoot/A10 the gun does significantly greater damage to armour than the fighters one does. Once you can consistently kill armour with those, apply same tactics for the jets but start higher up so you do two barrages of rockets. (second hint, they are pretty bloody accurate even from 600-700 foot of altitude)

P.S 240 airpseed is too slow ;)
Speed up a fraction, to about 260-270. And just keep tapping the brake for a few seconds and releasing. Each time you brake you'll snap into a tighter turn but maintain speed so they can't "cut in" on your turn.

last edited by Mephz at 18:53:25 11/Nov/11
06:50pm 11/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11882 posts
Ahh, sweet I tend to hover around the 260's anyway. Thought I was doing it slightly wrong hahah.
08:19pm 11/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
887 posts
I'm probably not 'super pro' at dogfights though Toll so yeah :)

I'll be on a little later tonight and we can try have a go on an empty-ish server if you like?
I can't remember my origin ID thingo. I'll see if I can find yours on that other thread and I'll add you (or pop it here).

A practice partner would be good! And I can teach you everything I have worked out so far young padawan :)

*Added you*

last edited by Mephz at 21:30:15 11/Nov/11
09:25pm 11/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11885 posts
Cheers, will add you when I play. Tonight it is Skyrim's turn. The tug of multiplayer is strong in me and I wont be able to resist it long, tomorrow for sure haha.


Anyway,

Advanced Bf3 Tweakguide from the Tweakguide dude for those that are wondering how to get fps from console and stuff.
10:54pm 11/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17744 posts
BF3 is so last month, its all about Skyrim now
04:46am 12/11/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
288 posts
New drivers are out too btw... might be old news but i haven't spotted it in this thread yet so here they are...

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/#!/bf3/news/view/2832654774827064109/
09:08am 12/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11887 posts
They are beta drivers though.
09:29am 12/11/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7506 posts
BF3 is so last month, its all about Skyrim now


I wondered what had happened. My score / round seemed to be down in the last 24 hours through lack of contact. You don't see people wondering around by themselves as much any more, almost always with their squads, and tanks are often accompanied by infantry making attaching C4 more problematic. Guess the noobs have moved on.
09:40am 12/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4007 posts
I wondered what had happened. My score / round seemed to be down in the last 24 hours through lack of contact. You don't see people wondering around by themselves as much any more, almost always with their squads, and tanks are often accompanied by infantry making attaching C4 more problematic. Guess the noobs have moved on.

Call of Duty.
09:46am 12/11/11 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
33458 posts
spook1973

add me for lulz
10:03am 12/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17747 posts
Yeah, I was just kidding, but it makes more sense that the noobs have migrated to COD now. Tbh I've barely even had a chance to play BF3 yet, so many awesome games all came out at once and I have so little time right now :(
04:52pm 12/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7470 posts
I'm so very addicted to one server that is 24/7 Caspian Borders on Conquest. I end up getting into a tank or AA and racking up a few thousand points. I still need to work on my chopper and jet skills, I can fly them easily enough but it's not long before someone has shot me down :(
05:21pm 12/11/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
17946 posts
I am addicted to tanking down planes and vehicles. I spend all day laying mines and using stingers, then hide behind a rock with a massive trollface.

infi_xD if you haven't added me yet
06:17pm 12/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1303 posts
Ticman, what's that server name?
10:23pm 12/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7471 posts
It's called "24/7 Caspian Border CQ HC 600 tickets [No Min Players]"
10:52pm 12/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17754 posts
So I think I'm getting what people were talking about when they say micro-stuttering. My frame rate is awesome, but when I turn, I get this shuddering, jerking sort of thing happening, and my UI does the same weird shuddering/flickering sort of thing.

What was the fix for that micro-stutters thing? Was it to turn hyperthreading off?
02:32am 13/11/11 Permalink
Olx
Sydney, New South Wales
66 posts
Ugh.. I can only do so much Caspian borders..

I like Seine Crossing / Damavand Peak on CQ64.


Also doing Rambo runs with M249 in metro is pretty fun!
03:21am 13/11/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4016 posts
So I think I'm getting what people were talking about when they say micro-stuttering. My frame rate is awesome, but when I turn, I get this shuddering, jerking sort of thing happening, and my UI does the same weird shuddering/flickering sort of thing.

What was the fix for that micro-stutters thing? Was it to turn hyperthreading off?

Mouse acceleration and Vsync are the problems, same with Skyrim. Search the interwebs to see if there is a fix.
07:49am 13/11/11 Permalink
Phooks
Brisbane, Queensland
2203 posts
How the hell do these people get 10k+ in one round? ridiculous.

Every time I try to play the objective (as support) i get killed by some sneaky engineer running up behind me, or f*****g tanks.

I only survive/get points in defensive situations with covering fire on choke points and constantly checking flanks/giving ammo, which even then doesn't get me much :/

last edited by Phooks at 13:32:37 13/Nov/11
01:29pm 13/11/11 Permalink
Phooks
Brisbane, Queensland
2204 posts
Although points aside, IMO there's nothing more gratifying than setting up a MG position just outside a point and waiting for the opportune moment to completely mow down an entire squad.
01:31pm 13/11/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15641 posts
it's making me very happy in my ballsack setting up somewhere like on top of an oil silo in firestorm as a sniper at the moment
04:18pm 13/11/11 Permalink
Nitro
Gold Coast, Queensland
2102 posts
It's making me very happy double tapping players you like two in the face and pissing on your tents :P
04:57pm 13/11/11 Permalink
Mosfxx
Gold Coast, Queensland
762 posts
I was playing a Rush map the other day, my god Mortars are f*****g annoying...
05:11pm 13/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11894 posts
I'm a motar noob, love em. Smash down a few motars and run before being countered. Can really turn a battle sometimes.
05:26pm 13/11/11 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
122 posts
05:34pm 13/11/11 Permalink
focal
Brisbane, Queensland
205 posts
How the hell do these people get 10k+ in one round? ridiculous.


capping flags racks up the points. 200 to neutralize then another 200 when capped + another 50-100 for squad orders followed. Do this twice in 30 seconds and you have about 1000 points.
07:04pm 13/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11516 posts

I was playing a Rush map the other day, my god Mortars are f*****g annoying...
Just counter with your own morts...they shop up on the map it is easy enough to smash them :)
08:34pm 13/11/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7508 posts
It's getting rare that you can fire more than 3 mortars from the same spot. I generally fire 2, move on.

Problem is by using the mortar you inspire your enemy to do the same.
10:52am 14/11/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1689 posts
Had a huge game last night. But team still lost :S

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/7636502/2/169763880/
11:02am 14/11/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15644 posts
It's making me very happy double tapping players you like two in the face and pissing on your tents :P


nah you have to find somewhere good to hide, usually too far away from people with normal guns to get me, unless they find where i am and knife me or something obviously

i'm liking in the rocks at the forest cap point in caspian too

but it's pretty easy to run around and cap points and snipe as well

we're not playing cs here, it's not run and gun
01:34pm 14/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
891 posts
I like snipers who perch on high places. Easier kills from the jet ;)
01:39pm 14/11/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15645 posts
i don't even bother with planes/helicopters i can't fly them at all

have been doing some mad tanking as engineer with the guys i was playing with on the weekend, getting out behind the tank and repairng when needed and moving on is fun and can pretty much turn the game if only one team has a pair doing it
01:50pm 14/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
893 posts
I fail at tank shooting at distances so I usually avoid tanks or just be the infantry gunner/repairer :)
02:00pm 14/11/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1349 posts
I love it
02:10pm 14/11/11 Permalink
Outlaw
Gold Coast, Queensland
832 posts
Question:
Are weapons you unlock in co-op also unlockable through MP? or coop only?
02:29pm 14/11/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1692 posts
Question:
Are weapons you unlock in co-op also unlockable through MP? or coop only?

Co-op only.
02:32pm 14/11/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
3998 posts


Thats fantastic . lol.


I love being in a tank and using it to take down snipes close to a km away. They hate it.
optics package FTMFW
03:17pm 14/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7476 posts
Had a f*****g horrible round last night, I ended up TK'ing 3 team members in a row. First one was hiding behind a cargo container as I trundled down in my tank on 3x zoom and he had an RPG ready to fire with no blue dot.

Second & third TKs were f*****g atrocious.. I was aiming at an enemy helicopter, fired a shell, and the guy on my team put his helicopter in the way - took out the chopper, pilot and gunner.
04:11pm 14/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1304 posts
So..i've figured out my problem with the jets. Binding anything other than the defaults won't work properly. LOL, no esdf for me :/
08:42pm 14/11/11 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
11439 posts
lol TicMan.

Played this for the first time tonight. Definitely an improvement on graphics but it's pretty frustrating being a low class nothing with no items so I'll have to dig in and get some items, then hopefully enjoy it more.

Struggled to get kills. Ended up being ammo/med-pack boy mostly just to shore up some points.
08:56pm 14/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17763 posts
So..i've figured out my problem with the jets. Binding anything other than the defaults won't work properly. LOL, no esdf for me :/


Theres separate keybinds for jets, did you change those? I don't really know though cos I just play with defaults, but one thing that did annoy the s*** out of me was the option to invert controls for flying vehicles. Cos I normally play inverted, so I figured yeah I want it inverted for helicopters and planes as well. But inverted seems to be the default for helicopters and planes so when you switch on "inverted" its the invert of inverted, so its just normal (up makes the plane/helo pitch up and down pitches down). F***ed me till I realised what had happened.
09:57pm 14/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1305 posts
Theres separate keybinds for jets, did you change those? I don't really know though cos I just play with defaults, but one thing that did annoy the s*** out of me was the option to invert controls for flying vehicles. Cos I normally play inverted, so I figured yeah I want it inverted for helicopters and planes as well. But inverted seems to be the default for helicopters and planes so when you switch on "inverted" its the invert of inverted, so its just normal (up makes the plane/helo pitch up and down pitches down). F***ed me till I realised what had happened.


Yup, I changed it for the jets...just another bug :/

WHY GAME HAVE SO MANY BUGS!!?!?
10:01pm 14/11/11 Permalink
Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
6718 posts
I may have an extra BF3 limited ed copy for PS3, if anyone wants it lemme know.
11:54pm 14/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
286 posts
Flying snipers
07:09pm 15/11/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2097 posts
I may have an extra BF3 limited ed copy for PS3, if anyone wants it lemme know.


My boy bought MW3 as most of his mates have.

I will ask him if he knows anyone.
Some of the boys I coach at cricket were talking about buying BF3 on PS3.

How much was it mate? plus
Postage to the Sunny Coast?
07:17pm 15/11/11 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3420 posts
We now have our own server with Hypernia, has been running flawlessly so far..

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18368965/IMG_3128.PNG
07:27pm 15/11/11 Permalink
Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
6729 posts
My boy bought MW3 as most of his mates have.

I will ask him if he knows anyone.
Some of the boys I coach at cricket were talking about buying BF3 on PS3.

How much was it mate? plus
Postage to the Sunny Coast?
Sleepy, PM'd.
08:32pm 15/11/11 Permalink
straw hat hippie
Brisbane, Queensland
309 posts
FFFFFFSSSSSSSS

I have an aging rig, just bought a GTX 570 to help the problem but on 64 player servers, regardless of whether the graphics are on max or low, in open f*****g areas its definitely not smooth :(:(::(, very noticable slowdown!

My specs are:
Mobo: Gigabyte S series ep45-ds3L
Processor: Intel core2duo E8400 @ 3ghz
RAM: 8gig DDR2 (my mobo cant do DDR3 :(:(:(:(:(:( )
Graphics card: Gigabyte gtx 570

Plenty of HD space.

Am i f***ed? Do I need a new mobo with DDR3 to go on 64 player with no slowdown of FPS anywhere or is that just the nature of 64 player servers? I really dont have the coin to shell out more......

I got the latest 500 series geforce drivers........sadface.

09:37pm 15/11/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12454 posts
one thing that did annoy the s*** out of me was the option to invert controls for flying vehicles. Cos I normally play inverted, so I figured yeah I want it inverted for helicopters and planes as well. But inverted seems to be the default for helicopters and planes so when you switch on "inverted" its the invert of inverted, so its just normal (up makes the plane/helo pitch up and down pitches down). F***ed me till I realised what had happened.
Yeah, that caught me out too. I have nfi why non-inverted would be default for ground shooting but inverted is default for jets.

Is that really the default config that people would use? Are there really people that would play with 1 direction for when they're on the ground and another for when they're in aircraft? Seems really daft if they do.
09:54pm 15/11/11 Permalink
HyperJ
Brisbane, Queensland
396 posts
Processor: Intel core2duo E8400 @ 3ghz


there's the problem, bf3 wont run smoothly on a dual core, you can try to find a Q**** series quad core which will fit in the same slot, but the prices seemed to go up around the time the game came out, long story short, you need a new mobo/cpu/mem combination

I couldn't justify splashing out $1k on a game, so no BF3 for me :(
10:58pm 15/11/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7509 posts
Shot two helicopters out of the air with well timed RPGs tonight . I'm chuffed.
11:05pm 15/11/11 Permalink
straw hat hippie
Brisbane, Queensland
310 posts
there's the problem, bf3 wont run smoothly on a dual core, you can try to find a Q**** series quad core which will fit in the same slot, but the prices seemed to go up around the time the game came out, long story short, you need a new mobo/cpu/mem combination


F***EN C****
11:11pm 15/11/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1697 posts
xbox ftw y0!
11:14pm 15/11/11 Permalink
straw hat hippie
Brisbane, Queensland
311 posts
Id prefer to pay ANOTHER couple of hundred bucks (like i am about to) to upgrade equipment than play on an xbox.

Fuming more than u can believe. F*** u duo core, f*** life. MSY gonna judge me when I walk back in there tomorrow. Can you fine gents recommend a high-mid range mobo and process0r????????????? If i dont get this game working I could do a Peter Roebuck so plz take this cereal.
11:18pm 15/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7477 posts
I have a similar setup, well the CPU anyway (have an HD5850, 4Gb RAM, E8400) and the only problems I have on 64 player maps is the rubber banding from my bandwidth, I just don't think I have enough tubes to support it.
11:23pm 15/11/11 Permalink
straw hat hippie
Brisbane, Queensland
312 posts
would you describe your experience as silky smooth? Mine is defs playable but f***ed if i want to die all the time cause the thing is slightly laggy in open busy areas when u need to be sharp. If urs is silky smooth then......f***

I just had comp formatted and windows 7 installed. Do you all have that bs origin window in your internet browser open while u play?
11:33pm 15/11/11 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
11450 posts
I have an E8500, 8GB RAM and a 9800GTX. Goes well enough. I just left the settings on auto and it seems ok. Could probably turn down a notch, maybe drop res a fraction for a bit smoother game.
11:45pm 15/11/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7478 posts
Yeah it's pretty smooth, def not laggy enough to get shot and killed (that's just being a s*** player). Origin & the BatteLog thing remains open while playing and it's generally the only thing I have running. Like Pinky I've got mine set to Auto as well so not sure if that drops the quality down on the bigger maps or not.

Oh yeah I also run at 1680x1050 so if you're at 1080p it might be the reason why things could be slowing down?
11:54pm 15/11/11 Permalink
straw hat hippie
Brisbane, Queensland
313 posts
Other internet threads seem to indicate coreduo is s*** for this. Will keep googling but if that is the common result then may have to bite bullet. Just ran it down on like 1280 x 1060 or wahtever res on all low settings and it still wasnt smooth (smooth being like, no change from 60 fps even if doin 360s with a mouse). Are there any updates for windows 7 or something that I need to download? I reckon there is something im missing but i doubt ill find it.
12:12am 16/11/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9720 posts
Id guess new cpu/mobo/ram time. Also i assume msy woulda checked but make sure ur psu is up to the task.
01:30am 16/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17776 posts
Did you get the latest beta drivers for your card? Cos I got the latest beta drivers for my gtx590 and bf3 runs worse now, and I also get all these annoying flickering textures everywhere :( Thinking I might have to downgrade back to the latest non-beta ones.
07:31am 16/11/11 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
33489 posts
im playing on an e6850 with a gtx260

i just turned every graphics option down to low or 1x and vsync on, still looks pretty good to me

havent tried multiplayer yet, but single player is smooth as (cept for the cutscenes)
08:41am 16/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
894 posts
Have a video of 3minence (world #19 BF3 Jets) vs. Myself (World #120). in an empty server dogfighting it out.
I get my ass handed to me about 10-2. But I learnt a heck of a lot and even corrected some misconceptions I had with the jets (particularly about airspeed, need to be a bit faster than I thought) was able to make it at least very difficult for 3minence to get a hold on me towards the end.

The once or twice I was starting to get on his tail I made mistakes getting too anxious and hit the deck :(

Anyone able to tell me how to stitch AVI files together? as 8 short parts the filesizes total to about 350mb compressed, but trying to stitch them with virtualdub it comes to 1.3gb, makes no sense.
09:18am 16/11/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1306 posts
When the f*** are they going to patch this game up.
09:20am 16/11/11 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
2981 posts
It runs pretty well for me. I run everything on high and I don't really notice any choppiness. I am running an i7 @ 3.3ghz , GTX 570 . (Gigabyte OC version).

I have noticed a couple of bugs but I'm not screaming from the mountain tops for a patch like some of you guys.
09:47am 16/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
896 posts
World #19 vs World #120.
Got my ass handed to me but it was a good learning experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmU8wHgMkTY
11:31am 16/11/11 Permalink
straw hat hippie
Brisbane, Queensland
314 posts
The latest drivers I got were 285.62-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql from the nvidia site......doesnt indicaet they were beta. http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-285.62-whql-driver.html doesnt indicate they were beta either =/
12:57pm 16/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17780 posts
Yeah if they're the whql ones they aren't the beta ones, the new beta ones just came out in the last couple of days. I would not recommend getting the beta ones, apart from the flicking textures it has also made the shadows in Skyrim flicker.
01:15pm 16/11/11 Permalink
Outlaw
Gold Coast, Queensland
836 posts
luls at the dog fighting crap in jets

pilot sounds like his jacking off whilst you get owned in the ass
01:49pm 16/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
288 posts
Yeah its cool to see Dice put in realistic sounds in the c***pit. They do make those sounds to keep blood from draining away from their heads to stop them from blacking out. They always do when they do High-Gs.
04:09pm 16/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11519 posts

World #19 vs World #120.
Got my ass handed to me but it was a good learning experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmU8wHgMkTY
What's this like retard mode or something, how do you see outside the plane?
04:56pm 16/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17785 posts
I can't fly for s*** in the outside view, I was mucking around in a server last night with some friends practising flying, and I was doing decently from inside the c***pit, but when I'd switch to the outside view I'd go all spastic, it just felt really weird.
06:23pm 16/11/11 Permalink
straw hat hippie
Brisbane, Queensland
315 posts
bit the bullet and got new mobo, cpu and ram........game runs f***en epic :D max n smooth
06:31pm 16/11/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12460 posts
What's this like retard mode or something, how do you see outside the plane?
Chase cam, default key is C in all vehicles. I'ts only disabled in Hardcore mode, or if the server operator specifically turns it off.
07:28pm 16/11/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
568 posts
So I ordered this from ozgameshop, anything I should know since the beta?
10:31pm 16/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11520 posts

Chase cam, default key is C in all vehicles. I'ts only disabled in Hardcore mode
Oh right. I've never played on a non-hardcore server. Oh well that would have been cool. Yeah on hardcore you have to actually swivel your view around inside the c***pit :)
10:33pm 16/11/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
17954 posts
they need to nerf the flashlight NOW
12:52am 17/11/11 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
11279 posts
Heh I killed a guy who was giving me a faceful of flashlight today with a lucky spray, felt REALLY f*****g good!
01:05am 17/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
898 posts
people would probably fly hardcore if if wasn't so noob friendly. You can't move the plane (except rudder) and look at the same time = retarded.

To be honest, it doesn't make much difference. If you're both stuck in c***pit then the fight stays the same anyway.
Hardcore is too hard to see enemy ground units vs. damage dealt by jets.
If the damage was upped significantly I'd play more HC when flying. But the damage is barely different. So, no point gimping yourself for no reason.
01:21am 17/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
290 posts
One thing annoys me is that high power scopes shine like flash lights and I think thats a stupid idea. Now having a chance of seeing the scope glint is a good idea. Depending on you position and it would only be for a second or so.

Shot a guy out of a chopper the other day and on Noshahr Canals I shot a dude while he was in the c***pit of the attack chopper sitting on the aircraft carrier deck.
02:37am 17/11/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
297 posts
Some times I feel retarded. See this score illustrates this.
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3458/retardedscore.jpg
07:05pm 18/11/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2109 posts

got bored of that s*** real quick.

buy a flight sim.




last edited by sleepy at 19:24:34 18/Nov/11
07:22pm 18/11/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11522 posts

people would probably fly hardcore if if wasn't so noob friendly. You can't move the plane (except rudder) and look at the same time = retarded.
They should split out the noob stats from the HC stats I reckon. But yeah, typical EA/DICE at failing to provide proper support for joysticks. Would be nice to use the look around button on my joystick while flying or even TrackIR :(
got bored of that s*** real quick.

buy a flight sim.
I prefer sub sims :P

last edited by Twisted at 19:24:44 18/Nov/11
07:23pm 18/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11921 posts
Hardcore is too hard to see enemy ground units vs. damage dealt by jets.


Mephz, this is why I am saying the air-to-ground needs increased damage or ground vehicles need a nerf vs damage from air. I pretty much just play hardcore I recenelty fot my guided missiles and that has helped a bit, spotting ground vehicles from up high is really hard.
08:19pm 18/11/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2111 posts
Just played a server 64 players.
metro conquest.

What a ridiculous option.

I know its for people to 'boost'

My head hurts after that.

Makes sense now seeing some of the ranks getting around.

What a waste of time. All for the EPeen I guess.
04:27pm 20/11/11 Permalink
meh
Brisbane, Queensland
24 posts
Gents, i have to upgrade to play this, would the below build run it super smooth on high settings in a 64 player server?

ITEMs to Order :
Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU
Asus P8Z68-V Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset
G Skill 4G(2x2G) DDR3 1333Mhz PC10666 CL8(CL8D-4GBRM)
Hitachi 1TB SATA 7200RPM 32M
Asus ATI EAH6970-2DI2S-2GD5 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI 2x DP DX11 Fan
Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA (SH-S223C-BL)
Fractal Design Define R3 Case Black USB3.0
SilverStone ST85F-P 850W Strider Plus Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64bit OEM(Microsoft OEM Terms&condition apply)

Other :


TOTAL : $$1466

05:18pm 20/11/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8204 posts
id b gettin 8gb of ram and that is a sweet set up for it
05:28pm 20/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11924 posts
Meh,

3 Things.

1. You are getting 64bit windows and Ram is cheap. Grab 8gig of ram, not only that there is little point getting faster then CL9 RAM unless you are going to try and overclock every inch of your PC as the speed increases are negligiable and hardly noticed unless you are just looking at benchmark numbers.

2. I personally would go Nvidia 560ti or in your case a 570

3. Consider getting a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD 32M.
05:31pm 20/11/11 Permalink
Zero Dollar Games
Melbourne, Victoria
1 posts
My PC hasnt been updated for a few years, been able to play BFBC2 with a decent frame rate should I be able play this?
12:20pm 21/11/11 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
11319 posts
Just played a server 64 players.
metro conquest.

What a ridiculous option.

Haha I love metro conquest ><
12:22pm 21/11/11 Permalink
Zero Dollar Games
Melbourne, Victoria
2 posts
My PC hasnt been updated for a few years, been able to play BFBC2 with a decent frame rate should I be able play this?


Sorry Guys just read up the post and just saw the specs. Looks like I am going shopping
12:30pm 21/11/11 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
510 posts
My PC hasnt been updated for a few years, been able to play BFBC2 with a decent frame rate should I be able play this?


Yes you could. Depends if you want > medium settings though
02:15pm 21/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11931 posts
Hay Mephz, do you get that issue with jets where it bounces around for no reason every second or so. Usually starts off slow but gets worse over time to the point where it is unplayable?
09:29pm 21/11/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
902 posts
Yea sometimes.
It's part of the rubber banding lag. Jet acts as though you've hit something.
Seems to happen when you hit the genuine turbulence (which is just a small bump/shudder) and it gets amplified a thousand times.
09:32pm 21/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11932 posts
It doesn't go away until I quit out of teh game. Even if I bail from the jet or land/repair or swap teams. It sucks balls.
09:46pm 21/11/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
572 posts
Game arrived in the mail today, keeps crashing every twenty minutes or so :(
03:11pm 28/11/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18004 posts
man that sucks! when exactly does it crash? while loading or mid game? how long can you play before it crashes? have you updated your video drivers? what are your system specs?
03:26pm 28/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3817 posts
Open Origin, right click bf3, repair install.
03:27pm 28/11/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
573 posts
man that sucks! when exactly does it crash? while loading or mid game? how long can you play before it crashes? have you updated your video drivers? what are your system specs?


Crashed once on the loading screen and three times mid game. Anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes.

EVGA GTX 550 ti
Q8200 @ 2.4ghz
4gb DDR2 RAM
Win7 32bit

Drivers are up to date.

The repair tool found nothing wrong with my install, unfortunately.
03:54pm 28/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17888 posts
Sure your cards not overheating?
04:02pm 28/11/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
574 posts
Sure your cards not overheating?


I was starting to think that too. I've dropped some of my settings down a notch and so far so good.
04:17pm 28/11/11 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4585 posts
yeh check video drivers, or your graphic card... finding my GTX 260 is starting to die :(
04:17pm 28/11/11 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4587 posts
Needs more explosions!!

05:11pm 28/11/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
575 posts
Yeah, so it was overheating hasn't crashed since turning the settings down. Cool video tit aside from the people yelling.
05:37pm 28/11/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2131 posts
Not sure if it has been mentioned yet.

Is anyone having dramas with launching the game since the latest patch?

I either get the:
You have been disconnected from EA
or it just sits idle loading map.

1/5 times I can get in to a game.

I checked out this threadand it just seems like a lot of winging and complaining or both.
08:29pm 28/11/11 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
127 posts
01:25am 29/11/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17890 posts
Wtf, was that a dude riding on a forklift with a rocket launcher
01:41am 29/11/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9739 posts
hahah sick forklift
06:59am 29/11/11 Permalink
Pharcyde
Kilos
Brisbane, Queensland
4990 posts
Dumb/trivial questions:

* As Support using a Mortar, after clicking fire there's about a 2 second delay before the round actually leaves the tube (due to the firing animation). Does the mortar actually get fired where your reticle is aiming as you click the mouse button, or as the round leaves the tube? I often find myself adjusting my aim while the animation is happening, and logically it'd make sense for it to be adjustable right up until the round fires, but there isn't really a way to test it out being that I can't actually see where the round lands.

* Why is my mouse sensitivity through the goddamn roof in vehicles? Makes them so hard to play. Is there some sort of config fix for this?

* Best way to rank up as Recon? Just MAVing 64 player conquest maps?
07:30am 29/11/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
291 posts
hahah sick forklift


Mutha F**** Bobcat yo....
08:02am 29/11/11 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4588 posts
yeh i am having problems getting into the game after patch.... just get black screen
09:42am 29/11/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15735 posts
was having a mad game last night with infi, fraktured, teq, sleepy and a few others

we had teq and i sniping on the antenna in caspian with fractured going support for ammo for us and mortaring off the antenna

and half the server trying to shoot us
09:53am 29/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3819 posts
haha, mortaring off the top of the tower was good fun till they all moved out of my range.

There was a tank hiding somewhere that just did nothing all game except shoot at us, but he never did any damage.

Getting strafed by the jets was lulz too.
02:29pm 29/11/11 Permalink
dazedandconfused
Sydney, New South Wales
420 posts
yeh i am having problems getting into the game after patch.... just get black screen

I can get in but I can forget about overclocking my video card at all. I get BSOD around 5-10 min in if I oc.
06:44pm 29/11/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15738 posts
yeh i am having problems getting into the game after patch.... just get black screen


obviously haven't played the game since it updated last week eh?

you need to update a couple of the files from the update due to you running the jew russion version
09:14am 30/11/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11971 posts
I'm pretty sure the mortar aims right up until firing from the tube. So you can click fire, then adjust.

I hate how it doesn't show if you have smoke/explosive round selected. You just got to remember how many times you have spammed 2.
10:22am 30/11/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18008 posts
it would most prob be your card, i get the same thing on hot days.
10:31am 30/11/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3846 posts
10:40am 30/11/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
576 posts


Now if only you could get a 'sunnies' perk to block it out.
09:41pm 30/11/11 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
524 posts
ever since this patch im getting constantly getting directx error and disconnected from server due to not being able to connect to server.

same error as this. http://www.enterbf3.com/topic/5844-game-disconnected-error-after-update/

pb update does nothing
10:03pm 30/11/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
577 posts
What exactly does "disabling" a vehicle do?
11:12pm 30/11/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18015 posts
stops it from moving...
11:14pm 30/11/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
578 posts
Noted.
11:24pm 30/11/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3823 posts
A disabled vehicle will slowly burn down until it dies if not repaired. Air vehicles that are disabled become really hard to fly (though still managable). Ground vehicles pretty much get stuck, though they can move a little. Also, the smoke tends to make it hard as f*** to see anything.
11:27pm 30/11/11 Permalink
Pharcyde
Kilos
Brisbane, Queensland
4992 posts
Anyone having dramas with disappearing crosshairs after the latest patch? Mine just disappears randomly constantly. There doesn't seem to be any particular 'thing' that I can do to force it to happen, but it happens constantly. If I pull out a pistol then quickly pull out my primary weapon, it comes back but in 10 seconds it's gone again.

Anyone seen/heard of this? F*****g infuriating.
08:36am 01/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15742 posts
most of the people i play with only pretty much play hardcore servers which has no crosshair by default

normal mode is crap
08:57am 01/12/11 Permalink
Pharcyde
Kilos
Brisbane, Queensland
4993 posts
most of the people i play with only pretty much play hardcore servers which has no crosshair by default

normal mode is crap


That's awesome man!
09:37am 01/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15744 posts
ie. htfu
09:40am 01/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
582 posts
Going to be a patch around the sixth.


"We will release an update to the PC version of BF3 on Dec 6th -- that is, Tuesday morning around 8AM GMT next week.

It will be both a client update -- approximately 2GB in size -- and a server update.

The client update is large because it contains most of the content for Back to Karkand. This is not ideal, so we aim to make potential DLC content in the future as optional downloads.



Bugfixes:
Fixed a problem with spawn timer now showing blue border on startup and lost spawn point
Fixed a problem where player who joined queuing on End of round got spawn screen stuck on screen, but unable to do anything with it untill next round loaded
Fixed a problem where camera would change to 3rd person on killcam when killcam was turned off in server settings
Fixed stat references on several dogtags
Fixed for surveillance ribbon not counting TUGS
Fixed a missing combat area lines on the minimap for Grand Bazaar conquest small
Moved a tank spawn in US base on Caspian Border so it would not be destroyed by a falling tree
Fixed a problem where placing C4 with the russians soldier was playing US faction VO
Fixed a problem where TV guided missiles could be shot into its own helicopter and destroy it
Fixed a problem when attempting to fire lock on weapons without a target
Tweaked the chat, it should now be a bit easier to read
Fixed several vehicles that did not properly shoot rockets and guns towards their predictive sights
Fixed the G17 Supressed Laser not working properly
Added alternate HUD colors to help colorblinds
Added a network interpolation setting. This allows users with good bandwidth reduce latency, but might increase some stuttering. The user can find what works best for his connection by tweaking the slider.
Increased the Spawn protection radius on TDM
Fixed a problem with smoke on land vehicles, Missiles should now miss more often
Fixed a problem where users could end up with IRNV scope in any vehicle
Fixed a problem where player dies if vaulting over a ledge and into water while sprinting
Fixed several crashes and increased general stability
Fixed a problem where the user was unable to revive two players that have the bodies one over the other
Fixed so you can assign an axis and use as a digital input. This makes it possible for the player (on pc) to assign one of the sticks on a gameped to be used for throttle/brake.
Fixed a problem with the Kill camera acting up when suiciding from parachute
Fixed air radar was showing to much. now lasertagged, heatsignature above threshold, enemy missiles and capture points are only visible on air radar
Fixed a problem where the game would enter a technical hang if the user pressed pause menu and tilde at the same time
Fixed a problem where you could get green flashes on screen
You can now reassign cycle weapons
Fixed so the weapon zooms automatically after bipod deploy is gone when using zoom toggle
Fixed a problem where the parachute would stay stuck in air if the owner was killed


Balance Tweaks:
Fixed several weapons so they are properly suppressed and hide the player on the minimap when fired.
Tweaked Tactical Light so it is not as blinding over longer ranges.
Tweaked the IRNV scope so it is limited to usage only at close range.
Reduced heat masking effectiveness of Spec Ops Camo.
Fixed a bug where Ammo spec would give additional 40mm grenades instead of Frag spec.
Increased the number of additional 40mm grenades from Frag spec.
Fixed so AT mines only live for 20 seconds after a player dies to prevent infinite mines. (We want to make a different fix in the future, it’s in JIRA).
Increased the Time to Live on sniper caliber rounds to allow extreme distance shots.
Fixed several weapon descriptions, calibers, and fire rates. The weapons themselves have not changed.
Fixed so the M9 and MP443 pistol can be equipped by the opposing faction when it is unlocked at 100 kills.
Fixed Laser Guided Missiles missing their targets if the target is moving too fast.
Reduced the effectiveness of Stealth on Air Vehicles.
Reduced the effectiveness of Beam Scanning for Jets.
Reduced the damage done to Armored Vehicles and Infantry from AA guns.
Increased the damage RPGs and Tank shells do to AA vehicles.
Slightly decreased the accuracy for all weapons on fully automatic, burst fire is now preferable at mid to long range.
Increased the effective accuracy of long bursts for LMGs when using a bipod.
Slightly increased the range of the 44magnum bullets.
Increased the close range damage of 4.6x30mm and 5.7x28mm bullets.
Increased the reload time of the Mortar from 3.5sec to 4.8sec and increased the time it takes before a shell hits the ground.
Reduced the aimed accuracy bonus given by a Suppressor for the MP7, P90, PP2000, PP-19, and UMP45.
Increased the range and FOV for designating targets with the SOFLAM and vehicle Laser Designators.
Decreased the effectiveness of 12g FRAG ammo when equipped on semi-automatic and automatic shotguns.
Slightly Increased the power of Fighter Jet Cannons against all vehicle targets, especially Helicopters.
Decreased the power of Miniguns against Jets and Helicopters.
Increased the power of Stingers against Jets.
Flares reload times for Jets and Helicopter Gunners have been increased.
Tweaked the AN94 so its burst fire better conveys the real world advantage offered by this weapon.
Added Single Shot to the AN94 as an available fire mode.
Slightly increased the recoil on the M416 and removed the Burst Fire mode (this weapon incorrectly had burst fire, which was not authentic).
Tweaked the spawns for TDM on Kharg Island, Grand Bazaar, Caspian Border, Seine Crossing, Operation Firestorm, Damavand Peak and Noshahar Canals
Moved a tank spawn in US base on Caspian Border so it would not be destroyed by a falling tree
Tweaked the Gas station Capture area on Conquest on Caspian Border
Tweaked the max vehicle height on Noshahar Canals"
03:23pm 03/12/11 Permalink
59fifty
Brisbane, Queensland
917 posts
NO THEY DECREASED FRAG ROUND DAMAGE!!

:(

the 870 with frag rounds was a beast.. great for taking out snipers in buildings with the area damage
04:47pm 03/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15767 posts
did i know someone from here last night on siene crossing?

someone responded as if they knew me
05:27pm 03/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
583 posts
Wasn't me.
06:06pm 03/12/11 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
3015 posts
I have an annoying problem whilst in game.

The screen constantly jerks, (its not lag but it feels like it). It makes it impossible to aim as i come down in the chopper to take out a tank my whole vehichle jerks for no reason, it also happens when running around, it makes it hard to aim. I cant see anything on google about this kind of issue.
06:19pm 03/12/11 Permalink
59fifty
Brisbane, Queensland
919 posts
i carved up on seine crossing lost night, 68kills -29deaths with the pp2000 (12k points)

That thing is a beast.. once you get the extended mag and a decent sight.
06:36pm 03/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11990 posts
Tiny,

I get that with jets on some servers. I'm pretty sure it is a Server issue. Low quality/low bandwidth servers.

Also:

Added a network interpolation setting. This allows users with good bandwidth reduce latency, but might increase some stuttering. The user can find what works best for his connection by tweaking the slider.


That may help
06:40pm 03/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3830 posts
Man, that game I was in with you pave this arvo, I was doing pretty good, but some c*** admin decided he didn't like me, kicked me twice, and once when I was in a tank he team swapped me so it'd die.
06:45pm 03/12/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18020 posts
good work on the flashlight and the infrared, but the at mine change is balls.
08:39pm 03/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3831 posts
Some maps just devolve into being MINES, MINES EVERYWHERE.

Which is fantastic for those of us with thermal optics, because no one else will go near the vehicles.
09:39pm 03/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
346 posts
I like my IFNV scope the way it is. Also I am going to try and snipe with the pump shot gun when I get the 6x-7x scope. I was trying it out with the ACOG yesterday with slug rounds.
09:59pm 03/12/11 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
2102 posts
Glad the bulls*** 12g Frag ammo got a nerf and only on semi/auto's, so my M26 MASS frag rounds should be ok (870 should be fine too).

Overall those fixes seem pretty good.
11:08pm 03/12/11 Permalink
Keato
Melbourne, Victoria
436 posts
Im level 5, its been a tough fight on some of these maps. Crawling around on my hands and knees picking through corpses looking for dropped packs :P

09:06am 05/12/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
912 posts
Level 5 is fine. Unlike other games or even previous Battlefields, the starting guns are actually very good.
Only thing that helps is better sights on some guns. (some I prefer the basic iron sights).
09:10am 05/12/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11537 posts

I just use the IRNV scope for everything.
10:31am 05/12/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17926 posts
Is it possible to unlock scopes globally, for all weapons, or do you have to play each weapon individually enough to unlock the scopes for each one?
02:19pm 05/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3833 posts
It's individually, although some (only a couple) weapons seem to share unlocks
03:02pm 05/12/11 Permalink
Gesthemene
Brisbane, Queensland
1132 posts
Paveway, I was playing Seine Crossing with you and Frakture at one point.
05:14pm 05/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15782 posts
this was a while ago now

yeah we were playing the other night
05:44pm 05/12/11 Permalink
Gesthemene
Brisbane, Queensland
1133 posts
I said it then and I'll say it now...

F*****g IRNV scopes :P
05:48pm 05/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15783 posts
adapt or die
07:09pm 05/12/11 Permalink
benneth
Brisbane, Queensland
1319 posts
Is it possible to unlock scopes globally, for all weapons, or do you have to play each weapon individually enough to unlock the scopes for each one?


this is retarded, it should be a global unlock
07:59pm 05/12/11 Permalink
Totenkopf
Melbourne, Victoria
431 posts
I use IRNV for mortar and granades.
08:04pm 05/12/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1318 posts
09:51pm 05/12/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1800 posts
where is the best place to buy this from atm?
04:05pm 06/12/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
3875 posts
04:27pm 06/12/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7528 posts
I'm constantly amazed by some people's poor mine placement. It's like they want you to see them and destroy them rather than being taken out by them.
04:28pm 06/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15794 posts
i've only just realise how awesome mines are, so satisying getting kills from them for some reason. especially when it happens ages after you drop them
04:31pm 06/12/11 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1731 posts
i've only just realise how awesome mines are, so satisying getting kills from them for some reason. especially when it happens ages after you drop them

They are about to get whole lot less awesome in the next patch.
• Fixed so AT mines only live for 20 seconds after a player dies to prevent infinite mines.
04:34pm 06/12/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2134 posts
yeh i am having problems getting into the game after patch.... just get black screen

As I posted as well I am/was having the same problem.

To speed entry into the game I run task manager. As soon as BF3 turns up in the apps I 'switch to' and it loads straight away.

I am still in the habbit so not sure if its fixed itself.

Just in case anyone still having trouble connecting.

was having a mad game last night with infi, fraktured, teq, sleepy and a few others

we had teq and i sniping on the antenna in caspian with fractured going support for ammo for us and mortaring off the antenna

and half the server trying to shoot us


I tried for ages getting a good screenshot of that.
No dice.

I got bored of sniping cause I dont have a decent rifle yet.
It was more enjoying the Tom Cruise stylez..
'requesting fly-by' and dumping and burning past your nostrils.

06:16pm 06/12/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18030 posts
Hopefully the AT mine fix is only temporary.
06:36pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Mosfxx
Gold Coast, Queensland
806 posts
My game wants to update 3.9GB, is the new maps included in this?
07:43pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
129 posts
Yeah new maps, but not active for another week or so
07:50pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Mosfxx
Gold Coast, Queensland
807 posts
All good I figured they wouldn't be available until they are unlocked, I just wasn't sure if BF3 was bugging out and download 3.9GB of nothing.
07:56pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1801 posts
where is the best place to buy this from atm?
08:01pm 06/12/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2135 posts
^ research on internet and find lowest price.
go to the nearest jb or wow and price match.

i think someone here had a copy for sale.

ticman maybe?
08:10pm 06/12/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2136 posts
update in progress.

whats the latest?
can i play tonight?

edit:
approx 10pm QLD time it appears to be.

Link for patch download or do I have to wait?


last edited by sleepy at 20:19:27 06/Dec/11
08:13pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
584 posts
Thought the update was meant to be smaller than this, but what can ya do.
08:18pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11998 posts
3.9gig WTF????
08:21pm 06/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15796 posts
sleepy it does it all in origin

you can either close and open origin again and it will do it or you can just click on the drop down menu up the top right and click refresh games and it will start updating
08:21pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
11999 posts
We have to get it through origin don't we? No alternate freezone downloads?
08:24pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
585 posts
Don't think so.
08:25pm 06/12/11 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
12094 posts
i bet its like last time where the servers were buggy/laggy as s*** for hours after the update, meaning we might as well just wait until tomorrow to try play multi
08:25pm 06/12/11 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4599 posts
anyone got change log??
08:36pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
586 posts
I posted it on the previous page.
08:40pm 06/12/11 Permalink
BOOST
Brisbane, Queensland
427 posts
Anyone elses battlelog farked?
08:45pm 06/12/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
14997 posts
Anyone elses battlelog farked?
It says it's getting updated, derp?
08:48pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
914 posts
It says it's getting updated, derp?
Guessing his is like mine is.
Porlbem loading page.
connection reset etc.

Update must not be finished yet :(
08:53pm 06/12/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2137 posts
sleepy it does it all in origin

you can either close and open origin again and it will do it or you can just click on the drop down menu up the top right and click refresh games and it will start updating


thanks.

i have now brought the whole house into go-slow interwebs :)
08:58pm 06/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15797 posts
yeh those origin servers do kick some serious ass
09:00pm 06/12/11 Permalink
BOOST
Brisbane, Queensland
428 posts
Yep Mephz

It says it's getting updated, derp?


Derp de derp derp derp?
09:01pm 06/12/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
14998 posts
09:10pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12000 posts
O FFS RAGE!

So I downloaded the patch while putting the kids to sleep, yer all 3.9 gigs of it.

So I come back to origin, click to load up BF3. Then it says 'patch available, download, plz k thx bi, bendover'

For some d***ward of a reason the 3.9 gigs I downloaded disappeared (quote was used tho...) and now I have to get it again. RAGE now I have to get it at offpeak....
09:40pm 06/12/11 Permalink
SquarkyD
Brisbane, Queensland
6159 posts
anybody know if copying the Update folder from one machine to another will work? 3 of us here want to play and not whore 12gb of our data limit....
10:10pm 06/12/11 Permalink
SquarkyD
Brisbane, Queensland
6159 posts
anybody know if copying the Update folder from one machine to another will work? 3 of us here want to play and not whore 12gb of our data limit....
10:10pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1319 posts
10:22pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4383 posts
Incoming wall of massive text.


Bugfixes

Fixed a problem with spawn timer now showing blue border on startup and lost spawn point
Fixed a problem where player who joined queuing on End of round got spawn screen stuck on screen, but unable to do anything with it untill next round loaded
Fixed a problem where camera would change to 3rd person on killcam when killcam was turned off in server settings
Fixed stat references on several dogtags
Fixed for surveillance ribbon not counting TUGS
Fixed a missing combat area lines on the minimap for Grand Bazaar conquest small
Moved a tank spawn in US base on Caspian Border so it would not be destroyed by a falling tree
Fixed a problem where placing C4 with the russians soldier was playing US faction VO
Fixed a problem where TV guided missiles could be shot into its own helicopter and destroy it
Fixed a problem when attempting to fire lock on weapons without a target
Tweaked the chat, it should now be a bit easier to read
Fixed several vehicles that did not properly shoot rockets and guns towards their predictive sights
Fixed the G17 Supressed Laser not working properly
Added alternate HUD colors to help colorblinds
Added a network interpolation setting. This allows users with good bandwidth reduce latency, but might increase some stuttering. The user can find what works best for his connection by tweaking the slider.
Increased the Spawn protection radius on TDM
Fixed a problem with smoke on land vehicles, Missiles should now miss more often
Fixed a problem where users could end up with IRNV scope in any vehicle
Fixed a problem where player dies if vaulting over a ledge and into water while sprinting
Fixed several crashes and increased general stability
Fixed a problem where the user was unable to revive two players that have the bodies one over the other
Fixed so you can assign an axis and use as a digital input. This makes it possible for the player (on pc) to assign one of the sticks on a gameped to be used for throttle/brake.
Fixed a problem with the Kill camera acting up when suiciding from parachute
Fixed air radar was showing to much. now lasertagged, heatsignature above threshold, enemy missiles and capture points are only visible on air radar
Fixed a problem where the game would enter a technical hang if the user pressed pause menu and tilde at the same time
Fixed a problem where you could get green flashes on screen
You can now reassign cycle weapons
Fixed so the weapon zooms automatically after bipod deploy is gone when using zoom toggle
Fixed a problem where the parachute would stay stuck in air if the owner was killed


Balance Tweaks

Fixed several weapons so they are properly suppressed and hide the player on the minimap when fired.
Tweaked Tactical Light so it is not as blinding over longer ranges.
Tweaked the IRNV scope so it is limited to usage only at close range.
Reduced heat masking effectiveness of Spec Ops Camo.
Fixed a bug where Ammo spec would give additional 40mm grenades instead of Frag spec.
Increased the number of additional 40mm grenades from Frag spec.
Fixed so AT mines only live for 20 seconds after a player dies to prevent infinite mines.
Increased the Time to Live on sniper caliber rounds to allow extreme distance shots.
Fixed several weapon descriptions, calibers, and fire rates. The weapons themselves have not changed.
Fixed so the M9 and MP443 pistol can be equipped by the opposing faction when it is unlocked at 100 kills.
Fixed Laser Guided Missiles missing their targets if the target is moving too fast.
Reduced the effectiveness of Stealth on Air Vehicles.
Reduced the effectiveness of Beam Scanning for Jets.
Reduced the damage done to Armored Vehicles and Infantry from AA guns.
Increased the damage RPGs and Tank shells do to AA vehicles.
Slightly decreased the accuracy for all weapons on fully automatic, burst fire is now preferable at mid to long range.
Increased the effective accuracy of long bursts for LMGs when using a bipod.
Slightly increased the range of the 44magnum bullets.
Increased the close range damage of 4.6x30mm and 5.7x28mm bullets.
Increased the reload time of the Mortar from 3.5sec to 4.8sec and increased the time it takes before a shell hits the ground.
Reduced the aimed accuracy bonus given by a Suppressor for the MP7, P90, PP2000, PP-19, and UMP45.
Increased the range and FOV for designating targets with the SOFLAM and vehicle Laser Designators.
Decreased the effectiveness of 12g FRAG ammo when equipped on semi-automatic and automatic shotguns.
Slightly Increased the power of Fighter Jet Cannons against all vehicle targets, especially Helicopters.
Decreased the power of Miniguns against Jets and Helicopters.
Increased the power of Stingers against Jets.
Flares reload times for Jets and Helicopter Gunners have been increased.
Tweaked the AN94 so its burst fire better conveys the real world advantage offered by this weapon.
Added Single Shot to the AN94 as an available fire mode.
Slightly increased the recoil on the M416 and removed the Burst Fire mode (this weapon incorrectly had burst fire, which was not authentic).
Tweaked the spawns for TDM on Kharg Island, Grand Bazaar, Caspian Border, Seine Crossing, Operation Firestorm, Damavand Peak and Noshahar Canals
Moved a tank spawn in US base on Caspian Border so it would not be destroyed by a falling tree
Tweaked the Gas station Capture area on Conquest on Caspian Border
Tweaked the max vehicle height on Noshahar Canals


Min player requirements

Also, it will once again be possible to reduce the number of players required to start a round to 1 both in ranked and unranked mode. We changed it back after getting a lot of negative feedback from both individuals and the RSP companies.

Our plan for the future is to introduce a warm-up mode, where players can move about and play the game, but with scoring disabled; then, when the number of players goes above the threshold -- that's when the real round starts.


I like the notion that they are putting in a warm up round, really annoying starting on a low server and not being able to practice. Will definitely help people getting use to vehicles.
10:23pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
130 posts
Just playing caspian border, and the antena fell down at 10 tickets left, pretty awesome, the whole server was all like: :()
10:47pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Mosfxx
Gold Coast, Queensland
808 posts
Great I closed my Origin at 85%, re opened it only for it to download the whole update again...
11:10pm 06/12/11 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1641 posts
those who bought the standard russian version, have you purchased back to karkland which it now says is available in battlelog.
11:17pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
587 posts
$23 for Back to Karkand, what a joke.

The improved text box is a god send btw.
11:23pm 06/12/11 Permalink
benneth
Brisbane, Queensland
1322 posts
anybody know if copying the Update folder from one machine to another will work? 3 of us here want to play and not whore 12gb of our data limit....


I can't see why not, give it a go. Its the same as when I formatted the other weekend and had to re-install origin, it had to verify the BF3 install folder but didn't download anything.
11:34pm 06/12/11 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
539 posts
Ok so do us russian version kiddies have to do anything special with this update to get it working?
11:35pm 06/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
349 posts
+1 to downloading and installing the update only to be told to download it again. Not happy at all.
11:36pm 06/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4385 posts
Anyone that has had to re-download the update, are you using a Russian version? Could be it updating english files or something to do with Russian version, as my copy did not re-download the update.

Edit - Apparently Russian copies need English files again, https://cdkeys.com.au/pages/Battlefield-3-How-to-Change-Language.html
12:04am 07/12/11 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
131 posts
12:24am 07/12/11 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11539 posts

I don't get why they retarded up the IRNV scope so bad. I reckon fixing it for outdoors was a good idea. It's just cheat mode really. But why'd they break it indoors in the dark too...
12:26am 07/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
588 posts
Only three flags on Wake Island..... Way to destroy the maps DICE.
12:38am 07/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3839 posts
^That's the ps3 version, so it can't be as big.
12:45am 07/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
589 posts
I suppose.
12:47am 07/12/11 Permalink
Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3789 posts
i remember when people used to glow in cs, it was a f*****g cheat.. the IR was just a "legit" cheat scope, i wish they ditched it all together from the guns, only place it should be available is on tanks / choppers
12:51am 07/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4389 posts
The IR scope before the patch was a very easy noob tool. You could hit someone from miles away because the heat signature given off was to accurate. Go put some night vision goggles on and ta da, it doesn't act like the game at all before the patch. Everyone that is complaining about it now is just upset they can't use it to their advantage.
12:57am 07/12/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7529 posts
First round of caspian tonight and the tower fell over as the round ended, think its a feature

I've got no problem with invr scopes as long as the only worked in the dark
01:09am 07/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3840 posts
but they don't work in the dark, they don't work at all now. What EA needs to do is return it to how it was, but include an ACTUAL sun that emits heat, not just a lense flare, so the irnv is effected while outside.
01:20am 07/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
351 posts
No real point in having IRNV any more then, Just take it out of the game, I don't want to see it. Also if Wake has only 3 control points.....that would be massive fail on DICE's part. Metro could use another control point too.
01:56am 07/12/11 Permalink
Olx
Sydney, New South Wales
70 posts
Does anyone else keep having to reset their password EVERY FRICKIN TIME just to login to Battlelog?!

Its so frustrating! I just to Google search it but got bugger all help from that.
02:25am 07/12/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
295 posts
Does anyone else keep having to reset their password EVERY FRICKIN TIME just to login to Battlelog?!

Its so frustrating! I just to Google search it but got bugger all help from that.


Dude i was and i was getting that s***** with it. I think it's fixed now tho. Once you reset your PW check origin and make sure that it's logged in as well. Mine had a PW error too. I also started using chrome instead of ie and thats been a world better so far. Haven't had it happen for a few days now whereas before it was every time i logged in, even if i closed ie and opened it again...

I have a feeling it was origin not logged in properly that was doing it, but i haven't gone back to ie now chrome is not giving me the same error.
06:47am 07/12/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
14999 posts
Try keeping a password with just A-Z 0-9 (and uppercase)
07:42am 07/12/11 Permalink
Mosfxx
Gold Coast, Queensland
809 posts
Anyone that has had to re-download the update, are you using a Russian version? Could be it updating english files or something to do with Russian version, as my copy did not re-download the update.

Edit - Apparently Russian copies need English files again, https://cdkeys.com.au/pages/Battlefield-3-How-to-Change-Language.html


No it's English, although it's a Fixah version...
07:53am 07/12/11 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1642 posts
those who bought the russian version and buying the extra map for $23 is there anything special we have to do to get it working?
09:06am 07/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12003 posts
I downloaded the patch again last night, and I open origin to test it. 'There is a 3.9gig patch to download, herp derp!'

Before I raged this time I said, 'not now dear I have a headache' and went into battlelog and fired up a random server.. It loaded so maybe my patch worked it just thinks it needs to do it again.

I hope so, or the Rage will be on Epic proportions.

Mine was bought at JB Hifi (sorry Fixah)

09:12am 07/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4392 posts
The IRNV scope should be useless, and it should act like it is now. People are going to complain because it was so effective when it shouldn't have been, and thus their cheat is gone, they want it back. It is much better now, with a slow kick to start, and a dense fog like affect which is what NV goggles or scopes do. They don't just instantly give you heat signatures from across the map. It neeeded to be balanced, and so it was.
09:18am 07/12/11 Permalink
Nitro
Gold Coast, Queensland
2117 posts
I think they need to do something to improve the recon class. On hardcore it's great but I really think a shot to the torso from the M98B should be a kill. It's also a real pain in the ass to deploy the gadgets. New soflam is wayy better however.
09:29am 07/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12004 posts
I've noticed the soflam has seen increased use over the last couple of weeks. Recon needs c4 IMO.
09:31am 07/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
352 posts
C4 for Recon would be great but I don't see it happening. I still want my 7 classes.
10:40am 07/12/11 Permalink
Monkeez
Sydney, New South Wales
83 posts
Yeah I really miss the C4 and the mortar strike as Recon. You feel very gimped against vehicles now, there's basically nothing you can do except spot and hope someone else takes it out. I haven't had much luck with the SOFLAM, maybe now it's my chance.
10:49am 07/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12006 posts
As an engineer or Jet pilot I really get happy pants when I see the painted targets from a Soflam, makes s*** heaps easier to kill. I didn't realise until last night that a Jets guided missile can lock onto mortar's. Made me happy dropping a bomb on them.

I used to really like recon, but having no ability to take out armour (soflam excluded since you need someone else to actually do the taking out) makes me not choose it.
11:28am 07/12/11 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
542 posts
So are the extra maps worth it? I should of bought the limited edition...:(
12:43pm 07/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
590 posts
http://bf3blog.com/2011/12/back-to-karkand-map-overviews/

Back to Karkand maps and there scaled variants.

The made the factory section of the map for Karkand but decided to not make it a playable area :\
12:57pm 07/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
353 posts
It wants to download the update for a 3rd time it seems....
04:01pm 07/12/11 Permalink
Lithium
Rockhampton, Queensland
196 posts
glad IRNV and the flashlight are fixed
04:09pm 07/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12008 posts
ignore it, seems to work for me. Haven't tried playing this arvo though.
04:10pm 07/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
354 posts
Worked this time. helps if you sign out and back into origin though.
05:58pm 07/12/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7531 posts
Nooooo, strike is wrong.

You should be able to cross the water, and the flag at C is at the fountain not the house up the hill :-(

oh well, guess that's re-imaging for you.
06:28pm 07/12/11 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3451 posts
So are the extra maps worth it? I should of bought the limited edition...:(


omg how could you not have bought limited edition! >.<
you can always just buy the expansion pack, happy days :)
06:57pm 07/12/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1321 posts
07:48pm 07/12/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1322 posts
07:53pm 07/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3844 posts
Seems like that image of strike is the console version, in the trailer there are 7 points not 5.
08:39pm 07/12/11 Permalink
eK
Brisbane, Queensland
10514 posts

People are going to complain because it was so effective when it shouldn't have been, and thus their cheat is gone
That's exactly how I feel, I miss lighting up a bunch of idiots "hiding" in the bushes diddling eachother from a couple of hundred metres away :p

Oh well at least they didn't nerf the thermal scope in my MBT's
10:47pm 07/12/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1802 posts
Rdizz1 - add me b******
07:59pm 08/12/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1323 posts
08:35pm 08/12/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
14039 posts
looks more like a raptor than a t-rex.
08:39pm 08/12/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1803 posts
alright after f*****g with my pc for hours i have come to the conclusion that this is the most unstable buggy game i have ever bought. I knew i shouldnt have bought this.. the pirated version runs awesome and i never had a problem with it.. ffs.

I get the constant black screen error.. ive had the game for 2 days and i have 29 mins of game time. F*** you EA and f*** you origin.
10:36pm 08/12/11 Permalink
Lithium
Rockhampton, Queensland
200 posts
You don't have the russian edition do you? A constant blank screen plus background noise is a problem associated with the russian edition which can be easily fixed.

If not, format.
10:48pm 08/12/11 Permalink
59fifty
Brisbane, Queensland
922 posts
anyone getting a 'something went wrong' error?

Had this happen twice tonight.. 13k of points down the drain...
11:06pm 08/12/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17946 posts
The points aren't down the drain, even if you get dc'd the points you've earnt so far in that game still count
11:41pm 08/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
359 posts
Not always, 2 times now a server s*** itself and I lost something I just unlocked in that round of gameplay.
01:18am 09/12/11 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
12116 posts
Does anyone else keep having to reset their password EVERY FRICKIN TIME just to login to Battlelog?!


This was happening to me, I cleared all cookies and reset my password again, doesn't happen no more yo
01:26am 09/12/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9751 posts
Me and my flatmate are trying to play on the same server but every time we join the same server it disconnects us. Anyone else having this s***** issue?

same network, 2 bf3 accounts bla bla

Works all sweet until we try to join the same server
07:32am 09/12/11 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
20 posts
I lol'd



HAHAHAH Loved this one
03:37pm 09/12/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17955 posts
Me and my flatmate are trying to play on the same server but every time we join the same server it disconnects us. Anyone else having this s***** issue?


Yeah, I've had that problem when me and my brother play on the same network, it seems to be really flakey. Sometimes no matter what we do it wont work, other times we're straight into a game no problems =\
04:07pm 09/12/11 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
21 posts
Something to watch during the downtime

HAHAHA that was sick
04:10pm 09/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
360 posts
Had a pretty good game this morning.
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1583/bf3score.jpg
07:51am 10/12/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9753 posts

Yeah, I've had that problem when me and my brother play on the same network, it seems to be really flakey. Sometimes no matter what we do it wont work, other times we're straight into a game no problems =\

I've tried forwarding all ports for 1 pc and doing a few other fiddly things I didn't think I would need to do for an FPS game (maybe RTS). Will post results later.
08:07am 10/12/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
14058 posts
12:00pm 10/12/11 Permalink
Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
6867 posts
Oh man thanks for making it worth my while coming in to this thread rav, haha that is so awesome, A Team theme and all!
12:07pm 10/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3858 posts
Damnit rav I came here to post that.
02:00pm 10/12/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1807 posts
hahah that plane vid is straight up f*****g awesome. so want to do that.
03:11pm 10/12/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4083 posts
hahah that plane vid is straight up f*****g awesome. so want to do that.


haha thats a rad video :)

I'd just like to say sorry to all the newbs I owned on Sine river a little while ago :)
That was a great round to be part of.

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2428/bf320111210232242133.jpg
By et1965 at 2011-12-10
01:05am 11/12/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18050 posts
bladerunner, lemme guess you were in a tank?
02:04am 11/12/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4084 posts
bladerunner, lemme guess you were in a tank?


No, I was playing support. Heavy MG all the way :)


Edit: sorry, thought you where talking to me. lol
02:11am 11/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
361 posts
It was mostly Support with M60 and some Assault. It was on metro so thats why the scores are high. I have found kamakazi works well for that map, as in I just run around the corner and spam the m60 or a shotgun. Normally get a double kill that way. Also chucking grenades when your Russian is awesome, especially if you get the Frag perk thingey. The map is not balanced and I wish they would fix it up but I doubt they ever will, just spam us with new awesome maps.
04:04am 11/12/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
298 posts
Metro is a crazy map for Conquest. Get one flag each and then the carnage starts in the middle... I've been using M249 with extended mag for spray goodness... Yesterday i flew up a set of stairs unloaded on these blokes facing the other way, ended up with 6 kills before someone nailed me and i still had 30 odd rounds left...

Such a pointless map tho, ok for rush but for CQ it should be left in the rotation for the lolz only
09:12am 11/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
363 posts
I play on Metro only servers mostly now, I am ashamed to say.
11:25am 11/12/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18051 posts
how is that even fun, it's just spam and luck
11:38am 11/12/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4085 posts
Metro is the only map I don't like because of the spam factor. I'll generally drop off servers if it loads.
12:05pm 11/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4464 posts
Metro was designed for COD players. It's small, fast paced and action packed.
12:52pm 11/12/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4086 posts
Metro was designed for COD players. It's small, fast paced and action packed.


And full of spam
01:05pm 11/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3861 posts
What metro needs is another point beside b, they need to move b to one side, and create a whole new area on the other. it will never happen though.
02:53pm 11/12/11 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
553 posts
Metro is stupid fun. Always at least two 64 player metro servers full. so must be some appeal
03:01pm 11/12/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17965 posts
Metro is for padding stats and getting levels
04:41pm 11/12/11 Permalink
benneth
Brisbane, Queensland
1325 posts
And full of spam


and full of people doing a Rambo with the m249
05:35pm 11/12/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
299 posts
and full of people doing a Rambo with the m249


Or tubing hard out... Resupply / Heal ribbon nirvana
06:54pm 11/12/11 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
12124 posts
metro was the s*** when IRNV was all cheaty, get the SV98 + IRNV = pure pwnage
06:57pm 11/12/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
300 posts
Getting the damn wrong email or pasword error again. Reset each time to the exact same password and there's no problems, but f*** me what a pain in the ass just to log into battlelog... fking pissed off....

Trolling the net produces nothing but angry f*****s ranting on...
12:21pm 12/12/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2148 posts
BUMPING:
To keep this as the first point of reference for BF3
Don't lik having to keep on top of multi-threads about the same stuff.

New Maps.
Servers back up.

Trouble connecting here:
Says 'you are missing content from the game'

Have restarted origin.
I have th e L.E. copy.

Thoughts?
09:32pm 13/12/11 Permalink
BOOST
Brisbane, Queensland
429 posts
same thing here sleepy
09:42pm 13/12/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2150 posts
people seem to be getting a game here and there.

guess its just getting smashed at the moment.

09:44pm 13/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12035 posts
I get that message sometimes, just keep spamming servers you will eventually get in. Seems bf3's battlog error reports don't make much sense during massive peak usage.
09:47pm 13/12/11 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
1230 posts
Any issues with russian keys and the new DLC? And to get the DLC free i assume i need a limited edition RUS key?
09:48pm 13/12/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5951 posts
Can't join a server because i keep getting "Game is missing content". Bunch of incompetent f*****s.
10:20pm 13/12/11 Permalink
BoDGie
Brisbane, Queensland
543 posts
Karkand is disappointing compared to the original..

On a 64 player map it pretty much consists of spawn, tank kills you, spawn, tank kills you, spawn, run 2 feet, tank kills you, spawn, try hide in a building, tank randomly shoots the building until it kills you
10:25pm 13/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
599 posts
What did you expect? They actually made the map smaller.
10:31pm 13/12/11 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2152 posts
i have tried heaps of servers tonight.
no joy.

guess ill try again after work.

11:00pm 13/12/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
922 posts
stuck between game content errors.
And party now broken for myself.
I get "could not find party." for any parties invited/attempt to join.
Anyone know of a fix? from what I can google it seems like it may be a broken account issue :/

Tried repair/changing browsers/uninstalling plugin/reset etc.
11:14pm 13/12/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7537 posts
I had one game content error then got on a rush server fine. Played each map both sides.

It is AWESOME. So beautiful.
11:20pm 13/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12036 posts
I just had a good few rounds on the server.

The AA stingers and such seem increadibly nerfed.

Of gulf of Omahn I shot a chopper 3 times, each hit and it still didn't go down. Not sure what the go with that was. I find hitting them once doesn't phase them much :/

The VTOL jets are great fun, they get totally smashed by normal jets though in Dogfights, I do love flying in from above, dropping a guided missile, then coming to hover and machine gun everything around. Usually ends to a tank round but so worth it.
11:22pm 13/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3870 posts
^Toll it probably had maintenance if it was an attack chopper, if it was a troop carrier it probs had someone repairing it :P


Javelin + soflam will down any aircraft in 1 hit, and it's unavoidable unless you have ecm, so good.
11:25pm 13/12/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
923 posts
You can dodge/avoid javelins or stingers, or heatseekers in jets without flares etc.

As long as you have height. Brake turn towards the ground, afterburn and do a lengthy turn out of the half-loop.
Missiles will fly by
11:32pm 13/12/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17984 posts
F*** it, I can't get into anything, getting that "You are missing game content" error every time.
11:35pm 13/12/11 Permalink
Jayebee
Brisbane, Queensland
165 posts
I've got a russian copy and bought the DLC off Origin earlier tonight. Every time I try and join a B2K server I get a "requires expansion Back to Karkand" popup. It says I've got b2k in my newsfeed, but no dice on joining anything.
12:07am 14/12/11 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
12130 posts
F*** it, I can't get into anything, getting that "You are missing game content" error every time.



I had that just now, I restarted chrome and it asked me to re-install the BF3 plugin
Then I restarted Origin and I was straight in
12:07am 14/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4512 posts
I forgot how s*** Strike at Kharkand is. So much of a clusterf***, and they have screwed with hit rego again -_-
12:31am 14/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
600 posts
How's Wake Island? That's really the only map I'm going to play if I buy the pack.
12:35am 14/12/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17986 posts
Wtf are assignments? I couldn't get on any Karkand maps, so eventually I just joined a metro spamfest map for some cheap points, and at the end it came up with a screen with a bunch of assignments on it and filled in progress on some of them. But when I tried clicking them to get descriptions it didn't tell me anything.
12:42am 14/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4513 posts
Can't play Wake Island, get errors from it.

Edit - Nevermind, somehow temporarily got on. It's good, but holy s*** I hate bad gunners.
12:42am 14/12/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
302 posts
F*****g Origin POS man this morning it's all wrong password, Authentification errors and offline mode even though Battlelog is running fine, can see servers etc...

Such a heap of s***.... fark i'm over patches that break everything. QOS muther F*****s... Get someone onto it!!
07:47am 14/12/11 Permalink
Keato
Melbourne, Victoria
437 posts
Oh no he didn't

No wonder im getting raped in BF3, I don't have these skills.
08:40am 14/12/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
303 posts
Oh no he didn't No wonder im getting raped in BF3, I don't have these skills.


See page 35. Old news i'm afraid
09:12am 14/12/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9755 posts
cannot play. origin is s*** go die. steam4lyfe
09:25am 14/12/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1324 posts
Log in via battlelog, you don't need origin :O
09:54am 14/12/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
17988 posts
I go in via Battlelog, but it still opens up Origin and logs me in when I join a server, I'd imagine it needs to run origin for verification purposes.
10:07am 14/12/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1325 posts
Yeah that's true.

Origin is still in its early days, I remember when steam was in it's early days and you couldn't play for days :O
10:15am 14/12/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15019 posts
How's Wake Island? That's really the only map I'm going to play if I buy the pack.
Quite good, especialy if you enjoy placing land mines in straight lines. The water is sexy

My first of wake: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/13451518/2/187821598/
10:22am 14/12/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
304 posts
Log in via battlelog, you don't need origin :O


When i do this origin log in pops up, either shows password/email incorrect error, or just says EA verification servers are offline...

Battlelog works fine, but as soon as you go join server, it just sits there saying connecting and does nothing, or the origin log in appears again,,, FFFFUUUUU
10:25am 14/12/11 Permalink
Jayebee
Brisbane, Queensland
166 posts
Log in via battlelog, you don't need origin


yeah I logged in and out of battlelog itself, and that seemed to get me from the "requires expansion pack 'Back to Karkand'" error to the "game content missing" error.

So it seems if you have a russian copy, you can activate the DLC through Origin, but the whole thing is still AIDS.
10:48am 14/12/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4091 posts
Oh no he didn't

No wonder im getting raped in BF3, I don't have these skills.



You do just fine when you squad up with me Keato. (See screenshot on previous page)
10:59am 14/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4516 posts
Seriously, someone has messed with the rego. Was playing Strike at Kharkand, and I shoot some guy with a full clip, and he just turns around and shoots me with 3 bullets. Da f***.
11:51am 14/12/11 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4093 posts
Seriously, someone has messed with the rego. Was playing Strike at Kharkand, and I shoot some guy with a full clip, and he just turns around and shoots me with 3 bullets. Da f***.


Orrrr, maybe they fixed the rego and your only just finding out how bad your aim is ;)
12:25pm 14/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3871 posts
I noticed rego problems on Karkand, was frustrating as s***. Also, the other team stole ALL of our land vehicles somehow, the c****.


sharqi had no rego problems though, and I got mvp :D
03:38pm 14/12/11 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
7538 posts
I had some problems with environmental objects on the new map, that I haven't seen on the base game.

Some of the environment is see-through but you can't shoot through it. I fired OVER a close up rock outcrop on Wake and my rocket detonated in front of me (on the rock, blackenning the rock), like the rock went up much higher than it appeared and i'd fired directly in to it. The blast radius blackened the rock I could see with a radius like the rock really did go higher, not like I'd fired in to the rock that I could see.

I mounted my m240B on a hand rail in another map and shot through a gap where a wall once existed, where i had a clear view of the ground, but the no longer existent wall blocked the bullets.
04:07pm 14/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4527 posts
Yeah, it seems to only be Karkand that is pissing me off with rego. Wake Island was perfect, got viper all the time and was smashing s*** up with my gunner friend.
04:14pm 14/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3873 posts
Yeah, I had a bunch of javelins simply disappear on karkand too.
04:21pm 14/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15846 posts
so i bought the expansion last night and it came up on battlelog eventually that i had unlocked it etc

go to join server - tells me to buy the expansion..............
07:07pm 14/12/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
305 posts
Try clearing the cache in your browser. I had content missing errors and so did a mate, cleared cache, logged back in, straight on....

Oh and Karkand rego is hideous. it's seriously out. M249, close range maybe 15 metres, nothing in between us and maybe 2 out of 10 bullets would register a hit. FAIL
07:13pm 14/12/11 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
7684 posts
F*** BF3


12gb of memory and I'm told that I have to "close any additional resources" such as joystick or mouse software....

F*** YOU EA
How bout you c***bags learn how to write code propely.

last edited by HERMITech at 20:44:41 14/Dec/11
08:43pm 14/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12042 posts
LOL Dice write good code. All their games have been a little loose.
10:56pm 14/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4531 posts
The G53 for the engineer is amazing. Better then the Scar-H.
12:58am 15/12/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1809 posts
what i don't understand is how you are ment to take people on in a jet these days when you are new to the game. I get smashed all the time in the jet because all i have is MG. Its bulls***.

any tips?
01:22am 15/12/11 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
9567 posts
hit up the 'flight school' servers.

01:34am 15/12/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9756 posts
+1 wtf are assignments.

Forgot how much fun wake island was awwwwwwwwwwww yeah
08:08am 15/12/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15023 posts
+1 wtf are assignments.
Weapon unlocks where you have to do a set of specific tasks to get them.
any tips?
fly them straight into helicopters.
08:09am 15/12/11 Permalink
ctd
UK
9757 posts
fly them straight into helicopters.

BUT THEY JUST BOUNCE OFF GRRRR. no trollplane
08:26am 15/12/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15024 posts
I hadn't touched jets till a few days ago, I had zero points in jets, first game I was just flying to the edge of the maps, turning around and just looking for helicopters, I just nailed it in a straight line and ended up disabling then hitting a chopper so got the vehicle disable + two kills out of it, so there's a few points to get IR flares atleast to keep you safe for a short while you try to get Heat seakers
08:41am 15/12/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15025 posts
Also the "Proffesional Russian" assignment has to be a nod towards FPS Russia's Youtube Channel.
09:20am 15/12/11 Permalink
Totenkopf
Melbourne, Victoria
432 posts
Also the "Proffesional Russian" assignment has to be a nod towards FPS Russia's Youtube Channel.


Why would that be? he is not even russian
09:48am 15/12/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15026 posts
Why would that be? he is not even russian
I know, but he's used that line in his videos before.

http://fpsrussia.spreadshirt.com/mens-tee-professional-russian-A8409051/customize/color/2
09:55am 15/12/11 Permalink
Keato
Melbourne, Victoria
439 posts
You do just fine when you squad up with me Keato. (See screenshot on previous page)


LOL mopping up dudes from your rampage cannot be masked as my skill, if anything im embarased by being weak and finishing dudes you hurt.

I like it, its a great game, great graphics and the only PVP ive enjoyed since BF:BC2. It's tough with the unlocks, but there is nothing cooler than picking up a gun and getting NightVision with a big red dot of click to kill.
12:53pm 15/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4539 posts
I noticed last night that choppers get smoke as a default before flares. Do jets have that as well? Must be something new they put in.
02:03pm 15/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12043 posts
Heat seakers are a ruse, skip them. More often then not it just gives you away as most people pop flares and the better ones will gun you down for it.
04:08pm 15/12/11 Permalink
Ozzy
142 posts
EA and DICE trying to get into the console market has ruined the battlefield market.

The maps are too small for 64 players!!!! This is obviously a console map for 32 players.
What the f*** is with the ping, can't see your own ping? Thats like the stupidestesterest thing ive seen for ages.
Rush is completely useless, it's for console again. You can't turn around quickly thus they make a rush match where everyone starts off facing each other.

EA you f*****s, you ruined it... YOU RUINED IT!!!!
06:03pm 15/12/11 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7595 posts
Jew LE version here and it keeps telling me I don't have the expansion even after relogging in Battlelog, clearing cache and relogging in Origin.
08:53pm 15/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15856 posts
yeah same prob ticcles, i bought the expansion on wednesday night, still doesn't properly acknowlegde that i have it or let me join servers with it
09:32pm 15/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4551 posts
Ozzy, after playing the maps for little over 8 hours now, I'm loving them. They are so much better then most of the maps, except Caspian and Operation Firestorm. Everything is well done, it all works, and the flow is brilliant. Wake Island is so much fun with the diggers, went head on with a tank with 2 other guys in the bucket/on the back armed with rockets. Was hilarious.
09:38pm 15/12/11 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
924 posts
Heat seakers are a ruse, skip them. More often then not it just gives you away as most people pop flares and the better ones will gun you down for it.
Amen to that.
Locking on to me if I'm in any of the jets(except the F35 as its a flying useless rubber dong) and I'll make you pay for it :P
Don't, and I'll just blow up tanks and thats about it
09:47pm 15/12/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8360 posts
meh played half a round and am so over this game now... wankers in helicopters raping bases and other such gayness has put me off
09:48pm 15/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12045 posts
OK I'm pretty anoyed with the AA guns like stingers. They don't do much damaged anymore. It seems sometimes they do none. I hit choppers and planes 2-3 times and they still fly around. There is no point at all to carrying one over a standard RPG it seems.

Perhaps that is why choppers are base raping quite easily at the moment, because all those engies that usually carry stingers don't bother at the moment. It is just too frustrating.

last edited by Tollaz0r! at 22:11:25 15/Dec/11
10:09pm 15/12/11 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1812 posts
you need someone on a decent AA gun to defend bases
11:08pm 15/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12046 posts
Sorry not the AA guns the AA missiles engineers carry. They do sweet f*** all now.
11:10pm 15/12/11 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
12561 posts
Best defence against chopper rape is Recon's soflam (or the 3rd tank seat) and a buddy Engineer with Javelins. It's so satisfying seeing them dump their flares and still getting blown the hell up.
11:21pm 15/12/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18065 posts
Karkand is the best map ever made. Such a great trip back.
12:45am 16/12/11 Permalink
Ozzy
146 posts
Eorl,

I agree that there are some fun elements but the game feels more like counter strike than Battlefield. Battlefield was popular because of the more realistic spacing and terrain and strategic approach. I don't like what they've done to BF, they've made the map tighter and more conjested which reminds me of counter strike.

There are good maps, Karkand Wake and the older maps have changed too much. The handheld stinger is too weak, there needs to be mounted stingers, the tanks and choppers RAPE sooo hard.
12:54am 16/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12047 posts


You have been disconnect from EA (1), Please bend over
03:38pm 16/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3885 posts
02:53pm 17/12/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5954 posts
Interesting! Can you pick them up or something?
03:51pm 17/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
385 posts
I have been thinking that there are not enough mounted weapons in general in the game. Anti-vehicle launchers are great but how about some Dual 50.cal emplacements to shoot at choppers and infantry. I tried using the stingers on Wake today, I would be better off using a shotgun with frag rounds. Also pilots with mad skills are very annoying indeed, they tend to base-rape too.
08:42pm 17/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12052 posts
Stingers have been nerfed too much in this patch and is allowing choppers to base rape way too easily. Not enough recon use soflam, and not enough engies use javalins, that would sort out the weak source stingers. Perhaps that was the intention to the nerf?
09:19pm 17/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4577 posts
It was to make other classes uses different weapons. And Blade, if they gave us mounted .50 Cals, Support would become useless.
10:01pm 17/12/11 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
3886 posts
Bases need mounted aa on the new maps, one that isn't placed behind a f*****g massive obstacle like it is on all the old maps.
10:16pm 17/12/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15032 posts
04:31am 18/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
389 posts
Support would not become useless, You can not take the mounted weapons with you. Most of the time the emplacements are not positioned in a great spot anyway but they would be more useful when a chopper is buzzing your Base or control point.
05:11pm 18/12/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18085 posts
sick ad!
07:42pm 18/12/11 Permalink
Furgle
993 posts
Pretty

08:39pm 18/12/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
602 posts
I like the part where he doesn't show the uberbloom. I did only skim through it so I may have missed it.
08:44pm 18/12/11 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4585 posts
Should have Atkinson commentating over it. "And here is the epic bulls*** headshot seen from the "sniper" class"
09:12pm 18/12/11 Permalink
Phooks
Brisbane, Queensland
2228 posts
12:17pm 19/12/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18091 posts
the things you discover in bf3 never stop. the detail in the new karkand maps is breathtaking. and i love how many of the radios play the old bf2 theme song.
12:39pm 19/12/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1330 posts
08:39pm 19/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12058 posts
I did a massive long range RPG shot on a tank last night. I was at my spawn and there was an enemy tank wayy of in the distance that just got bombarded by a heli. So I whipped out the RPG, aimed way up and took a pot shot. A few seconds later it hit and destroyed the tank, I was so chuffed.

edit: Also that jet vid could be me, I've done that a few times. Love that map for flying between buildings and cranes and stuff.

last edited by Tollaz0r! at 20:58:01 19/Dec/11
08:55pm 19/12/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
15885 posts
yeah i've been enjoying long range rpg/smaw shots, they're pretty easy to do and really satisfying

especially when you know around about where a sniper is but can't pin point the exact spot
09:59am 20/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12063 posts
Unfortunately I've ditched the RPG now for the Javelin. That thing is a beast. It can two shot a full health tank if you can get it to hit right.
Sucks that you cant just pop off an unguided shot though, I've died a few times waiting for the lock :(

It also makes me sad face when you have plenty of recon on your team and no soflam. I've only had 1 soflam lock on a chopper with my javelin so far, it was quite amusing to fire it and see the flares get poped and my missile still hitting. I think DICE need to beef up the points given for Soflam locks/assisted hits to encourage better use of them.
10:38am 20/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
393 posts
Choppers are pretty annoying at the moment, Need more mobile AA on wake and such.
11:03am 20/12/11 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12064 posts
If recon used SOFLAM choppers would not be the problem they are at the moment. Stingers are useless Javelins + SOFLAM = AA death.
11:05am 20/12/11 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18098 posts
I have been usiong SOFLAM a lot lately, its bloody good once you get it out in the open and hide.
01:26pm 20/12/11 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
395 posts
Would be better if the Engineer had the SOFLAM. Since the new maps I have been doing very poorly, More so then usual.
03:51pm 20/12/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
1331 posts
08:08pm 20/12/11 Permalink
Monkeez
Sydney, New South Wales
91 posts
I usually play recon and I've been sick of using the SOFLAM because no one ever seems to take down my targets. Maybe it's a bad cycle where engineers aren't using Javelin because recon aren't using SOFLAM and recon aren't using SOFLAM because engineers aren't using Javelin.
02:01pm 22/12/11 Permalink