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Post by trog @ 04:04pm 28/09/11 | 762 Comments
If you don't want to burn through your bandwidth on Origin, we've got a local download now for the Battlefield 3 beta client; our download page also includes links to local ISPs that have it mirrored (just Internode and GameArena for now) that we'll update as more of them come online.

The beta is only open for eligible pre-order customers at present, but if you want to get a head start for when it goes open for all (reportedly tomorrow night at 10pm AEST), grab it now. Check it all out over on our Battlefield 3 beta client download page. We've also got a 7zip-compressed version which is heaps smaller.

The beta looks like it is kicking off strong and there's a bunch of local servers to play on. I'm sure everyone without a beta key is holding on tight until it opens up completely, so stay cool!

Please also note that this download is an unsupported package of the Beta Installer files that are intended to be obtained via the EA Origin client so a bit of manual fiddling is required to get them playing nice with your local Origin install.



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Latest Comments
kappa
Posted 04:17pm 28/9/11
What time locally does it open up completely?
Hogfather
Posted 04:23pm 28/9/11
Hmm page only has the node mirror? Got a link to the GA one?

NM: http://www.gamearena.com.au/downloads/details.php/battlefield-3-beta-client

Shame the GA mirror won't work with FlashGet, guess I'll just burn some data from AGN :P
HurricaneJim
Posted 04:22pm 28/9/11
THE OPEN BETA STARTS SEPTEMBER 29TH ON XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3, AND PC. THOSE THAT HAVE ALREADY PRE-ORDERED THE PC DIGITAL DOWNLOAD VERSION OF BATTLEFIELD 3 THROUGH ORIGIN OR OWN THE LIMITED/TIER 1 EDITION OF MEDAL OF HONOR FOR XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3 OR PC, WILL HAVE EARLY ACCESS STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 27TH. THE OPEN BETA ENDS ON OCTOBER 10TH.


Tomorrow sometime.
kappa
Posted 04:26pm 28/9/11
Tomorrow sometime.

Thanks. Was hoping someone had a specific time.
LOTUK
Posted 04:41pm 28/9/11
hehe, I was playing the early access last night on US servers. Ping wasn't bad and the game is sexy as s***! See you all on there soon!

No vehicles though. So it's kind of smallish map played is the same way as UT 2003's assault mode where you have to complete 2 objectives to move on to the next point... kinda like BC2 :P... some might say exactly like BC2. Meh, back to playing it
d^
Posted 04:45pm 28/9/11
I hear you can participate if you have an Origin account.
trog
Posted 04:47pm 28/9/11
Hmm page only has the node mirror? Got a link to the GA one?
Oops I screwed up something adding it; it shows up now.
Shame the GA mirror won't work with FlashGet, guess I'll just burn some data from AGN :P
AG should work much less with FlashGet; I intentionally blocked it ages ago
BladeRunner
Posted 04:48pm 28/9/11
Where do I put the BF3 open beta folder? Orgin/Games/BF3 Beta/ ??
trog
Posted 04:50pm 28/9/11
Where do I put the BF3 open beta folder? Orgin/Games/BF3 Beta/ ??
I just updated the file page with instructions on where to put stuff like 30 seconds ago :)
LOTUK
Posted 04:50pm 28/9/11
Origin installs it like a game. Default (which I'll have to change) is in program files/Origin Games or something.

Maybe you have to start downloading it for it to create the required directory
ravn0s
Posted 04:52pm 28/9/11
ga download is so slow. must be lots of people downloading it or something :(
TufNuT
Posted 04:56pm 28/9/11
Awesome thanks Trog!
trog
Posted 04:57pm 28/9/11
ga download is so slow. must be lots of people downloading it or something :(
I'm getting 2mb/sec from it, what URL are you getting it from?
Tollaz0r!
Posted 04:58pm 28/9/11
So you still need a early access key to play with this download right?
ravn0s
Posted 05:12pm 28/9/11
I'm getting 2mb/sec from it, what URL are you getting it from?


the one that you linked. it's going at 65kb/s


edit: restarted browser. now it's around 500kb/s. i usually get way over 1mb/s :/

edit2: now it's dropped to 200kb/s

last edited by ravn0s at 17:12:21 28/Sep/11
Enska
Posted 05:05pm 28/9/11
lulz nice 4mb/sec off ga.
trog
Posted 05:10pm 28/9/11
the one that you linked. it's going at 65kb/s


edit: restarted browser. now it's around 500kb/s. i usually get way over 1mb/s :/last edited by ravn0s at 17:08:05 28/Sep/11
that is a link to the page, what is the URL to the file you're downloading
ravn0s
Posted 05:12pm 28/9/11
trog
Posted 05:13pm 28/9/11
http://www.gamearena.com.au/downloads/DownloadFile.php?hmac=9fca7ab66b0a4ab555325b7cae38cb6118d85aff&id=61043&ts=1317193567
heh that's not it either :) If you're using Firefox you can get it in by copying URL from the download dialog.. I am not sure how to do it in other browsers
trog
Posted 05:17pm 28/9/11
ravn0s, thanks, I'll pass it on & check out. I'll PM you another URL you can use
koopz
Posted 05:32pm 28/9/11
champion effort Trog
Peeka
Posted 05:40pm 28/9/11
anyone got some tweaks for it yet feels abit laggy on my i7 920 4780 in x-over
FraktuRe
Posted 05:44pm 28/9/11
F*****g origin wouldn't let me use my existing account, so now I've had to use another email and have no games on it, grr.
arkter
Posted 05:56pm 28/9/11
trog! can you hook me up with a link too? I'm struggling to get 40kbs from node... ausgamers was running at 10kbs and gamearena has been delorted ;(
kappa
Posted 06:02pm 28/9/11
Need a faster GA download link please :)
ravn0s
Posted 06:07pm 28/9/11
good to see im not the only one getting slow speed from ga. thought it was something on my end.
d^
Posted 06:16pm 28/9/11
Someone link me to a cheap pre-order for the limited pc, I want in!
kappa
Posted 06:19pm 28/9/11
From the GA forums ...
Sorry dude - our file servers are getting utterly hammered at the moment - we'll have it back up asap!
arkter
Posted 06:21pm 28/9/11
the GA link is literally bouncing between 40kbs and 900kbs... lol.
arkter
Posted 06:29pm 28/9/11
^
>"EA Origin: This product is active on the Origin. Click to find out how active you will. "
>"Click to find out how active you will. "
>"find out how active you will. "

These guys seem legit.
kappa
Posted 06:45pm 28/9/11
The pre-order early access offer ended on the 25th.
koopz
Posted 06:50pm 28/9/11
Caspian Border CQ servers are up!
Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:56pm 28/9/11
3fl mirror is up
Eorl
Posted 06:59pm 28/9/11
Ausgamers is giving me 200kb/s. Yay!
ravn0s
Posted 07:00pm 28/9/11
3fl mirror is going around 700kb/s. best speed yet.
d^
Posted 07:14pm 28/9/11
Gambit, did you get your key from there?

Edit: spelling.
Eorl
Posted 07:20pm 28/9/11
Gambit, is that a legit seller? As in, are they good, do they deliver in time etc. and not just take your money and lolol their way to the bank.
Reality
Posted 07:58pm 28/9/11
i've been playing it for the last two hours. it's quite ordinary - and they recycled a bunch of sounds and animations - it's almost identical to the newest Medal of Honor (on foot, anyway - haven't tried the vehicle maps)
arkter
Posted 08:00pm 28/9/11
I'm pulling consistent 400kbs from game arena if anyone's still looking for a mirror
Sc00bs
Posted 08:03pm 28/9/11
im gettin 2-400, not too bad
HurricaneJim
Posted 08:05pm 28/9/11
8: Start Origin and log in. You should now see Battlefield 3 as 'Ready to Install'. Click on that orange 'Ready to Install' button.


Having followed your steps exactly I am not seeing this.
FraktuRe
Posted 08:07pm 28/9/11
I didn't either, but I assume it's because I haven't bought the game yet.
Eorl
Posted 08:07pm 28/9/11
Yeah presume it's cause your account ain't flagged yet.
TufNuT
Posted 08:10pm 28/9/11
bah seem to be getting crappy speeds everywhere will wait till tomorrow try to get it then
Eorl
Posted 08:11pm 28/9/11
Gambit, respond dammit! Actually, does anyone have a good key site that is legit, and will deliver within the release? Or should I just try a VPN and get it on Origin.
arkter
Posted 08:26pm 28/9/11
Anyone know what time(aussie) we'll be able to play tomorrow?
Sc00bs
Posted 08:29pm 28/9/11
bet we get fisted and it wont be available till like after lunch
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:48pm 28/9/11
I read somewhere that it was the 29th at same times listed for the 27 beta start, so 10pm AEST? Fkn better not be.
Raf
Posted 09:14pm 28/9/11
8: Start Origin and log in. You should now see Battlefield 3 as 'Ready to Install'. Click on that orange 'Ready to Install' button.

Not seeing this either. Extracted BF3 dir renamed, Origin configured to look at install dir & I also see nothing. Nada. Zip.
arkter
Posted 09:22pm 28/9/11
also, to guys asking about gamekeystore.net.... their phone number is apparently "+900000000"
TiT
Posted 09:23pm 28/9/11
Internode update link

http://games.on.net/file/45430/Battlefield_3_Beta_Client_-_Updated_September_28092011
* Fixed Folder Names
* Improved File Size
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 09:27pm 28/9/11
Hmmmmm...anyone know details of "Fixed folder names" for the Internode download?
TiT
Posted 10:03pm 28/9/11
well i download the old one... all i need to do i change the main folder from "Battlefield 3 Open Beta" to "Battlefield 3 Beta"

then it got error when i went into it and i told it to download it again and it started to install....
trog
Posted 10:26pm 28/9/11
Hmmmmm...anyone know details of "Fixed folder names" for the Internode download?
Probably just renamed the folder within the archive. The new .7z version we uploaded has that, but if you follow the instructions on our file download page for install that's all you should need, I think
Eorl
Posted 10:36pm 28/9/11
Yeah Ark, was reading a heap of stuff on random forums about em, seems to be run by some dude who uses stolen CC's. Wicked. F*** it, using free VPN from giganews.
Malthius
Posted 10:47pm 28/9/11
For those who extract the archive but Origin doesn't show 'ready to install':

Close / log out of Origin.

Go to the folder that you extracted the archive into, for example C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games and rename the Battlefield 3 Beta directory to something else ("archivebackup" or something).

Start / log in to Origin.

BF3 Beta will be 'ready to download' or something like that. Start the download, it'll be 'preparing' then actually start downloading some files. Once it starts grabbing files, stop/pause the download and check the folder that you found in step 3 of the instructions (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games) and see what folders Origin has created. Check the folder it has created: you should be able to move the extracted files from "archivebackup" to whatever folder Origin has created. Once you do that, fire up Origin again, and it should now find the files and be 'ready to install'. I'll normally take a little while to startup because its reading the directory and finding all these new files it didn't know it had before.
Offset
Posted 11:33pm 28/9/11
I have BF3 on my games list in Origin but i purchased it on the 27th. I have downloaded the beta and followed the steps but i have no install option.

I think we will have to wait to tomorrow maybe.

Anyone else have dramas with Origin and not being able to click button and tabs?
infi
Posted 11:40pm 28/9/11
i cant use the browser web page. it says its not compatible with any of my browsers (tried in FF, Chrome and IE)
Trauma
Posted 12:34am 29/9/11
This vid has pretty much confirmed what I expected and did not want from BF3... plays and feels like BC2. My level of interest is as small as it could possibly be right now, anyone else think it feels like BC2 after playing the beta?

Gambit
Posted 07:10am 29/9/11
@ d^
No, I purchased BFBC2 and Crysis 2 from those guys. It's legit as far as i know.
BladeRunner
Posted 07:50am 29/9/11
I hope they fix the game before it comes out if what that british guy says is true.
Eorl
Posted 08:15am 29/9/11
But that's exactly what I wanted Trauma. BC2 was so damn good, and I've never played a FPS as much as BC2 besides CSS. It had teamwork, destruction, guns and fun. Also, his complaints about the map aren't really justified when the point of that map IS close combat. They've got maps that are massive, open and jets flying everywhere. Then they've got close combat maps for more surreal combat.
TiT
Posted 08:57am 29/9/11
I agree, i find if feels like BC2 but that is what i like! Exactly what Eorl said!
arkter
Posted 09:23am 29/9/11
His revised opinion after playing casabian:

Topper
Posted 09:39am 29/9/11
Add me to the list of people having followed all instructions and getting no 'Ready to Install' button
DaddyCool
Posted 09:44am 29/9/11
Hi guys,
I have tried everything I can think of to the get downloaded beta client to be recognised in Origin. I have followed all the instructions. Can someone else post any other thoughts?
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:53am 29/9/11
You do have the beta key right?
trog
Posted 09:53am 29/9/11
Hi guys,I have tried everything I can think of to the get downloaded beta client to be recognised in Origin. I have followed all the instructions. Can someone else post any other thoughts?
Did you see Malthius' post above?
DaddyCool
Posted 09:54am 29/9/11
Hi Trog,
Mate I have tried that, and that didn't work sorry
Khel
Posted 09:59am 29/9/11
Do you have a beta key? Cos its not available to the public yet
Eorl
Posted 10:00am 29/9/11
Yeah currently you can't "pre-load" it, but once it goes public you should get the install button.
DaddyCool
Posted 10:02am 29/9/11
No I don't have a key, but the Ausgamers instructions were for the pre load of the open beta. This was so that the game would be ready to go once the beta goes public tonight. Is this correct or have I missed something?
trog
Posted 10:06am 29/9/11
No I don't have a key, but the Ausgamers instructions were for the pre load of the open beta. This was so that the game would be ready to go once the beta goes public tonight. Is this correct or have I missed something?
No sorry, this is ONLY for people who have the beta key at the moment. Once it goes open you should be able to just plug it all in - but we're not sure yet how the open beta is going to roll (ie, we don't know if you'll get a key, or what). So we'll possibly have to revisit the instructions then.
DaddyCool
Posted 10:10am 29/9/11
Ahhh ok. Thanks for clarifying that. I will be waiting for 10pm tonight EST to roll around and hopefully the servers won't be too chocked so I can play before Friday night :-)
arkter
Posted 12:34pm 29/9/11
Sure do hate waiting another 9 hours and 30 minutes to play this >_<
boba
Posted 12:43pm 29/9/11
according to here it unlocks soon
ravn0s
Posted 12:43pm 29/9/11
it unlocks in 16mins

http://www.bf3timer.com/
DaddyCool
Posted 12:55pm 29/9/11
Hey man, thanks heaps for this!!!!!!
Eorl
Posted 12:55pm 29/9/11
Wonder how they are gonna do it. Put it on Origin or give keys out?
kappa
Posted 12:57pm 29/9/11
Is that an official timer?
arkter
Posted 12:57pm 29/9/11
I am literally going to punch something if that timer is a trick.
Eorl
Posted 01:01pm 29/9/11
Seems to be official, apparently at least.
trog
Posted 01:02pm 29/9/11
Is that an official timer?
it doesn't look like it
Jamie
Posted 01:04pm 29/9/11
the timer is up and i cant play, the official link for the beta still isn't up for download either...
ravn0s
Posted 01:04pm 29/9/11
looks like it was fake :(
Pirroh
Posted 01:05pm 29/9/11
Well that's no fun.
arkter
Posted 01:06pm 29/9/11
This is a catastrophe! That website just looks like a php/java timer set to count down to 29th in the states, it's 11pm in Washington now, so it's bound to be just past midnight somewhere in America.

Was there any ever official info released on the time it would be available?
arkter
Posted 01:14pm 29/9/11
just found this with google-fu


For those with early access, the beta starts on September 27 at these times:

5 AM US Pacific
8 AM US Eastern
2 PM Central Europe (14:00)
10 PM AEST (Australia)
9 PM JST (Japan)

For everyone else, the Beta starts on September 29 and access should happen on the same times as listed above.
boba
Posted 01:18pm 29/9/11
hahahaha
Jamie
Posted 01:19pm 29/9/11
anyone else have any updates?
arkter
Posted 02:28pm 29/9/11
You guys should see everyone freaking out on the BF Facebook page...

It's kinda funny reading comments from people who are trying to speak english..

"I got main battlefield 3 beta it' s a cool but it's does have alot of error in game like when you go to capture A there is a big hole no A that suck u can not capture A bull shut it man"

>"capture A there is a big hole no A that suck u can not capture A bull shut it man"

WHAT?

http://www.facebook.com/battlefield
Trauma
Posted 04:19pm 29/9/11
But that's exactly what I wanted Trauma. BC2 was so damn good, and I've never played a FPS as much as BC2 besides CSS. It had teamwork, destruction, guns and fun. Also, his complaints about the map aren't really justified when the point of that map IS close combat. They've got maps that are massive, open and jets flying everywhere. Then they've got close combat maps for more surreal combat.

Oh I'm sure plenty will like it if it's like BC2, but I was hoping for a game much more like BF2. This is how much I enjoyed BC2.

But after watching the Caspian border vid arkter posted, I'm interested again, much more like true BF. Maybe I'll just avoid the metro map...
arkter
Posted 04:47pm 29/9/11
Oh I'm sure plenty will like it if it's like BC2, but I was hoping for a game much more like BF2. This is how much I enjoyed BC2.

But after watching the Caspian border vid arkter posted, I'm interested again, much more like true BF. Maybe I'll just avoid the metro map...


Metro map is currently the only one available... apparently they are releasing caspian later in the beta though
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 04:52pm 29/9/11
Trog - thanks for clarifying. I also read the Beta install instructions as a pre-load of the open beta. 10pm can't come soon enough...hopefully no more stuffing about with keys, what are the chances it'll just work?? Working in IT, I'm gonna say not good.
arkter
Posted 04:59pm 29/9/11
Trog - thanks for clarifying. I also read the Beta install instructions as a pre-load of the open beta. 10pm can't come soon enough...hopefully no more stuffing about with keys, what are the chances it'll just work?? Working in IT, I'm gonna say not good.


I work in IT too, and I've had an awesome day of things just working, I was actually commenting on how something suspicious is going on because nothing catastrophic has happened. Hopefully it continues... hopefully we can just copy and paste the 3.8 gig file and it will work.

The next 5 hours of waiting are going to be torture >_<
trog
Posted 05:00pm 29/9/11
The amount of s*** that has NOT worked for us today I feel is karmic balance so hopefully yall should be fine.
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 05:02pm 29/9/11
Just watched the Caspian video - can't wait to play this Beta (please work), game looks pretty damn tasty to me. Visuals look great and the BF series have always had kick ar$e sound. If I can get the Beta going tonight it'll be an all-nighter......the anticipation is killing me.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 05:04pm 29/9/11
From watching the Caspian Video I do wonder why they chose the other map for the beta? As even though it is Beta, people are going to judge the game based on it.
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 05:10pm 29/9/11
I live in hope that this game will be successful enough to encourage more game developers back to the PC platform - I cringe at the number of shamelessly s***** console ports, and in lots of cases, not even ports - just no game for the PC!

I also hope MW3 is successful enough to keep the 12 year-olds out of BF3.
Dazhel
Posted 05:15pm 29/9/11
Heh, Kotaku is reporting that the BF3 beta is becoming available on xbox 360.
It looks like someone fubar'ed with UInt32.MaxValue, but if that's not the case then beta access looks like it'll set you back slightly under 54 million US dollars.

paveway
Posted 05:15pm 29/9/11
so this beta is open for anyone to download and play now?
arkter
Posted 05:29pm 29/9/11
Heh, Kotaku is reporting that the BF3 beta is becoming available on xbox 360.
It looks like someone fubar'ed with UInt32.MaxValue, but if that's not the case then beta access looks like it'll set you back slightly under 54 million US dollars.


included in purchase: ownership of the battlefield franchise.

so this beta is open for anyone to download and play now?

I still can't see it anywhere in origin or on their official beta download page.
Mr.Bumpy
Posted 05:38pm 29/9/11
Just wanted to say I am rubbish at this game, much like I am at BF:BC2. I've been playing more of a support role by replenishing health and ammo and hanging back and being a mobile spawn point. Sucks that the defibrillator needs to be unlocked, but I enjoy the multi-stage nature of the Metro map as you move from the park to underground subway then to inner-city Paris. Love all the details like parachuters and planes in the air; the random rockets firing from point A or B. Considering how rubbish I am at killing anyone I'm glad I get points for squad mates spawning on me; supplying "suppression fire" when I fire at the vicinity of enemies and, of course, dropping packs for teammates.
kappa
Posted 05:53pm 29/9/11
I can't see it on xbox yet :(
arkter
Posted 06:01pm 29/9/11
I can't see it on xbox yet :(

sounds like its only out for people with 56 million bucks spare
arkter
Posted 06:02pm 29/9/11
DM
Posted 06:19pm 29/9/11
Do you have to of pre-ordered it to be playing now? Installed origin (dear god what have I done?) and cant see any beta thing.
paveway
Posted 06:26pm 29/9/11
apparently it will go open here at 9pm
Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:27pm 29/9/11
9pm huh? Where is it saying that? Hope your right, cause 10pm is balls.
arkter
Posted 06:29pm 29/9/11
Do you have to of pre-ordered it to be playing now? Installed origin (dear god what have I done?) and cant see any beta thing.


this:

apparently it will go open here at 9pm


Maybe 10pm, I don't trust people to calculate Australian time properly. Yanks on the forum are still counting down the hours, which works out to 10pm QLD time. I doubt we would get it an hour early.
koopz
Posted 06:45pm 29/9/11
Location: Brisbane, Queensland From watching the Caspian Video I do wonder why they chose the other map for the beta? As even though it is Beta, people are going to judge the game based on it.


Caspian is available - though it is passworded.

the password is 'Appletini' on the EU/UK 64 player servers. You can play one round, then get booted - one would presume this is so that more people get a bash at Conquest mode.

I've no idea what the US password is now - it seems it changes every 12 hours.
Eorl
Posted 06:50pm 29/9/11
Can not wait! Longest time I've ever waited for something.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:56pm 29/9/11
Tonight at approximately 8 PM AWST the Battlefield 3 open beta begins! Xbox and Playstation gamers can grab the game from their respective console stores while PC gamers can grab it from Origin.


Taken From http://www.3fl.net.au/
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 07:02pm 29/9/11
8pm? 9pm? 10pm? I'm excited.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 07:05pm 29/9/11
Since 3fl is firing up 100 odd servers I'm inclined to take their word for the most accurate at the moment (also the most optimistic ;D )
Tollaz0r!
Posted 07:07pm 29/9/11
Apparently is is available for PS3 Europe and UK now. So 8pm may actually be correct. Good times.
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 07:08pm 29/9/11
My Origin client is suddenly showing "Sims3:Pets Demo" as "Ready to Download". Could this mean EA have opened the floodgates on Origin?
Eorl
Posted 07:09pm 29/9/11
My Origin client is suddenly showing "Sims3:Pets Demo" as "Ready to Download". Could this mean EA have opened the floodgates on Origin?

Nuoh my god!
arkter
Posted 07:12pm 29/9/11
Since 3fl is firing up 100 odd servers I'm inclined to take their word for the most accurate at the moment (also the most optimistic ;D )


I hope so! Don't know if I can handle another let down like the bf3timer.com thing.
Reality
Posted 07:12pm 29/9/11
operation metro sucks ass :\
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 07:15pm 29/9/11
Don't stress - if BF3 is a no-show on Origin tonight there's always Sims3:Pets demo....
arkter
Posted 07:19pm 29/9/11
Don't stress - if BF3 is a no-show on Origin tonight there's always Sims3:Pets demo....

FulliAutomatixx
Posted 07:23pm 29/9/11
Anyone else sitting around clicking "Refresh My Games" on their Origin client?? Dammit I'll keep clicking until I see the prize.
arkter
Posted 07:36pm 29/9/11
Anyone else sitting around clicking "Refresh My Games" on their Origin client?? Dammit I'll keep clicking until I see the prize.

I am bouncing between home > my games > free games lol
Nitro
Posted 07:39pm 29/9/11
click click click click click
arkter
Posted 07:45pm 29/9/11
What class are you guys going to play?

I'm tossing up between recon/assault first... I'm thinking I might go recon.

BC2 I went:

Assault > Recon > Medic > Eng
Pirroh
Posted 07:46pm 29/9/11
Engineer.
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 07:48pm 29/9/11
I reckon I'll spend a good half hour tweaking settings first - visuals, sounds & controls - only then will I venture into the game as cannon fodder for you lot.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 07:50pm 29/9/11
recon/assault, if I manage to get on 64 player server I'll go engy.
BladeRunner
Posted 07:56pm 29/9/11
I kinda want to try that sims 3 pet demo....I'll create a super cat.
Pirroh
Posted 08:03pm 29/9/11
Disappointment again.
arkter
Posted 08:05pm 29/9/11
Disappointment again.
Crakaveli
Posted 08:07pm 29/9/11
Latest pasword for caspian border servers is videokilledtheradiostar
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:09pm 29/9/11
O good god, 8pm AWST = 10pm AEST god damn it.
Pirroh
Posted 08:11pm 29/9/11
Damn it, I had hoped AWST was a typo.
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 08:12pm 29/9/11
I had hoped Sims3:Pets Demo was a typo.
siktoy
Posted 08:12pm 29/9/11
I still dont see it on Origin, ive downloaded the game from here and followed the installation instructions exactly yet i dont see it listed in my Origin games list? have i missed something?
arkter
Posted 08:14pm 29/9/11
I still dont see it on Origin, ive downloaded the game from here and followed the installation instructions exactly yet i dont see it listed in my Origin games list? have i missed something?


You have to have the game active in your origin account first. So you have to wait for the beta to actually begins before going through with the instructions.
arkter
Posted 08:17pm 29/9/11
O good god, 8pm AWST = 10pm AEST god damn it.

Nuoh my god!


Nitro
Posted 08:23pm 29/9/11
ffs I ordered a pizza and everything
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 08:24pm 29/9/11
I can't take much more of this emotional rollercoaster - I promised my fellow nerds at work I'd give them a BF3 review - they'll be crushed if I don't deliver.
Pirroh
Posted 08:24pm 29/9/11
Nothing wrong with cold pizza.
siktoy
Posted 08:25pm 29/9/11
Ok cool thanks arkter, hopefully its worth the wait.
Eorl
Posted 08:26pm 29/9/11
Wait, I had a look on Time Converter, and apparently Darwin is only 30 mins behind, they are in the West aren't they?
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 08:28pm 29/9/11
Pizza keeps for days - microwave away the bugs & fungi & you're good to go....
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:30pm 29/9/11
Bollocks how PS3 and Xbox get it before PC :(
Totenkopf
Posted 08:34pm 29/9/11
F*** caspian border is f*****g fun, BF2 flashbacks
Pirroh
Posted 08:35pm 29/9/11
Mephz
Posted 08:42pm 29/9/11
The terrible thing with that video is it happens in that section of the map very, very frequently in many different locations. It's not all it's cracked up to be in terms of getting 'woo free kills' or anything either. Half the time it ends up getting you killed as you get stuck and start to fall through the floor and spazzing out :(
arkter
Posted 08:51pm 29/9/11
Wait, I had a look on Time Converter, and apparently Darwin is only 30 mins behind, they are in the West aren't they?

They are in WA, so... it's still another 1 hour 10 minutes, if it launches on time.

Guess I'll just get s***faced for the next hour.
Deviouz
Posted 09:05pm 29/9/11
"c'mon dice WTF"

lol at the vid ^^^^ getting mad at beta glitches. #entitlement
Dazhel
Posted 09:09pm 29/9/11
Darwin is in the Northern Territory, 30 minutes behind.
Perth and the rest of WA is 2hrs behind eastern states.
Enska
Posted 09:09pm 29/9/11
lol Darwin is in NT gents. lrn2geography.
Eorl
Posted 09:11pm 29/9/11
SHUTUP! I DID NOT LIKE GEOGRAPHY!
Pirroh
Posted 09:12pm 29/9/11
SHUTUP! I DID NOT LIKE GEOGRAPHY!

Did anyone?
Dazhel
Posted 09:12pm 29/9/11
SHUTUP! I DID NOT LIKE GEOGRAPHY!


Was there a glitch in the map and you fell through a hole? :D
kappa
Posted 09:18pm 29/9/11
Sifn't just flick teh switch ea!!!!
arkter
Posted 09:47pm 29/9/11
Sifn't just flick teh switch ea!!!!

haha... waiting for impending s****torm and origin servers crashing.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:56pm 29/9/11
Its up.
hensun
Posted 09:56pm 29/9/11
when will it be up in Brisbane?
kappa
Posted 09:56pm 29/9/11
INSTALLING NOW!#@!#@#!@#@!
Eorl
Posted 09:57pm 29/9/11
According to http://bf3blog.com/2011/09/battlefield-3-open-beta-launch-times/

Australia (AEST): 11 PM – 13 PM
arkter
Posted 09:59pm 29/9/11
IT'S ALIVE
infi
Posted 09:58pm 29/9/11
I played the early release beta... oh no I didn't because the browser page don't work for me.
Pirroh
Posted 09:58pm 29/9/11
gogogoogogogog
Eorl
Posted 09:59pm 29/9/11
WHERE!?! CAN'T FIND IT?!
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 09:59pm 29/9/11
Still nothing here....sigh
hensun
Posted 10:00pm 29/9/11
its on!!! YAYAYAY
Eorl
Posted 10:01pm 29/9/11
its on!!! YAYAYAY

How?! Where are you clicking?
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 10:01pm 29/9/11
WTF - are you all in Perth??? I got nothin'....
hensun
Posted 10:02pm 29/9/11
How?! Where are you clicking?

Go to origin, and "free games"
hensun
Posted 10:02pm 29/9/11
Massive Bf3 beta banner, cant miss it.
Deviouz
Posted 10:03pm 29/9/11
ITS UP, under FREE GAMES or DEMOS on origin, or look for the beta banner on the store
hensun
Posted 10:03pm 29/9/11
Im off playing now guys, just finished installing! good luck with yours.
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 10:03pm 29/9/11
I"M IN!!!!!!
Pirroh
Posted 10:04pm 29/9/11
INSTALL FASTER
siktoy
Posted 10:05pm 29/9/11
Installing!!! Yew!!!
Nitro
Posted 10:08pm 29/9/11
fkn origin store looks down ffs
hensun
Posted 10:11pm 29/9/11
Add me origin guys henrysun12345
trog
Posted 10:11pm 29/9/11
heh @ Origin being smashed. I don't think I've ever seen Steam go down ever.
Hogfather
Posted 10:12pm 29/9/11
Origin dead, no Bf3 for me tonight it seems.

GW EA.
Topper
Posted 10:13pm 29/9/11
Steam has been smashed quite a few times before. The CS:S and HL2 releases come to mind
Hotsz
Posted 10:14pm 29/9/11
I hit the install button and it goes white for a second then back to orange again doing nothing. So sad.

*spams install button*
Eorl
Posted 10:18pm 29/9/11
This is the worse browser s*** thing ever. It's bloody facebook and it's bloated with crap.

Add me, froodlemaster
Mephz
Posted 10:17pm 29/9/11
heh @ Origin being smashed. I don't think I've ever seen Steam go down ever.Z
It does happen occasionally good sir.
Steam most notably gets hammered during the steam sales such that sometimes installing is impossible at ~10kb/s.
Or launching/syncing to the cloud or just logging in takes half an hour :(
TDC
Posted 10:17pm 29/9/11
Seems to be going ok for me.

Downloading from Origin at 240KB per second. 4 1/2 hours to go.
BladeRunner
Posted 10:18pm 29/9/11
clicking on the BF3 Beta banner...does nothing.
Dazhel
Posted 10:18pm 29/9/11
I guess enough demand to bring down the site means EA knew what they were doing when they made BF3 Origin exclusive.

(damn it)
Topper
Posted 10:20pm 29/9/11
@Bladerunner: At least you get a banner :)
d^
Posted 10:25pm 29/9/11
PAGE LOAD ERRORS AWESOME.
Pirroh
Posted 10:26pm 29/9/11
My pc can't run it above 20 fps but it seemed alright.
Mephz
Posted 10:29pm 29/9/11
Heh. Just out of curiosity I fired up origin.
Logged in no issue.
Battelog had no page load errors when checking my soldier stats or friends stats etc.

Could it possibly be anything to do with people not having installed and ghosting their folders?
Nitro
Posted 10:30pm 29/9/11
Origin is s***house - but keep smashing this link and you can auth the game so its available in your games list

http://store.origin.com/store/eaapac/en_AU/html/originweb/play4free/pbPage.play-free-games-en_AU
Crash
Posted 10:30pm 29/9/11
the client that was mirrored isnt working for me, just tries to keeps telling me to install it then does nothing. im downloading it from origin instead now.
BOOST
Posted 10:38pm 29/9/11
Going good for me on TPG ADSL 2+

link

I've got the pre-install but just thought I'd chew up some bandwidth

Edit: Update:
link

last edited by BOOST at 22:38:36 29/Sep/11
Eorl
Posted 10:33pm 29/9/11
So, thoughts on Battlelog? I say it's s***, cause of the whole weird ass stuff everywhere.
Hogfather
Posted 10:36pm 29/9/11
Origin is up now woo
Sc00bs
Posted 10:39pm 29/9/11
i still dont have the beta thing next to my bf3 :(
Mephz
Posted 10:39pm 29/9/11
So, thoughts on Battlelog? I say it's s***, cause of the whole weird ass stuff everywhere.
It's actually pretty cool. and it makes alt-tabbing once in the game very easy. Joining friends easy, seeing persistent stats including yours and friends easy.
Able to browse the internet while waiting for a slot/queue etc.

I thought the same thing a few days ago but after getting used to it, it's actually a good thing.
There are certainly bigger issues with the game (such as the map being pointless and no "overview" style map) and the huge game breaking clipping issues.
Midda
Posted 10:41pm 29/9/11
I can't get the f*****g game to launch. I'm in Battlelog, it says "Joining server," I see bf3.exe appear in my task manager and then disappear again and nothing happens. I've restarted Origin, restarted my browser and restarted my PC. What the f***.
Mephz
Posted 10:46pm 29/9/11
did you load properly through origin or copy the ausgamers 'preload' ? seems some people are having issues with that ghosted copy from what I gathered keeping tabs on some posts here.

Too tired to play so just trying to help with some ideas. :)
Midda
Posted 10:50pm 29/9/11
I downloaded a preloaded copy. I right-clicked on the game in Origin and checked for updates, and now it's wanting to download the whole game again. I guess it doesn't like the files I put in there. I suppose I'll just let it download... Going to take nearly two hours. :(
Pirroh
Posted 10:50pm 29/9/11
I used the 'preload' and didn't have any issues. I started the download through Origin, then paused it (you should probably close origin now, though I didn't) placed all the files into the folder Origin created and then restart Origin and resume the download. It should be at 99% so you just wait it out and then install it.
Midda
Posted 11:06pm 29/9/11
That's pretty much exactly what I did, except I didn't pause the download before closing Origin. I'll try that.
Mephz
Posted 11:17pm 29/9/11
I downloaded a preloaded copy. I right-clicked on the game in Origin and checked for updates, and now it's wanting to download the whole game again. I guess it doesn't like the files I put in there. I suppose I'll just let it download... Going to take nearly two hours. :(
^^^^^^ DO NOT DO THIS...



Save your quota.

As an early start beta (and loaded through origin) even if I do the update it tries to download the whole client again. (I can play no problems).
It's something broken with that update thing. Warning to everyone not to hit 'check for updates'. It's a known problem on the forums I believe as I noticed other people reporting the same thing.
Pirroh
Posted 11:18pm 29/9/11
I tried what I posted with my brother's account and it worked for him as well. Maybe you're just SOL.
Sc00bs
Posted 11:25pm 29/9/11
im giving up on this until the actual game comes out f*** this, dled the file from AG 2x and i get 404 error at about 90% both times, f***** yay.
trog
Posted 11:26pm 29/9/11
im giving up on this until the actual game comes out f*** this, dled the file from AG 2x and i get 404 error at about 90% both times, f***** yay.
just resume it, it will resume fine, assuming you can get a connection at all.
Sc00bs
Posted 11:28pm 29/9/11
yeah tried few times n just wouldnt work.

doesnt matter try again tomoro i guess, off to work now for half an hr (get paid for 9hrs so i guess its kind of worth it)
WirlWind
Posted 11:28pm 29/9/11
Just confirming that downloading the beta client from here will save you downloading it through origin.

Took me like 20 restarts of origin to get the store to work though, so expect some pain...
Eorl
Posted 11:29pm 29/9/11
Well, after playing about 10 rounds with some mates, I have to admit, the Battlelog grows on you. Having battle report after each round is pretty sweet, and being able to see heaps of data is cool.

Game is sexy. It's fun, it's brutal and it's quick paced. Customisation is amazing, I can pull the scope off my SV9 Sniper, and use it as an Assault basically. Menus are slick and easy to use. Load times are fast. Spawn times are fast. Squads are easy to get into, easy to spawn on. Prone is beautiful. Strafing is awesome while sprinting now. Knifing takes me back to CSS days, sept the insta kill animation is awesome.

Overall. Damn good beta.
Mephz
Posted 11:33pm 29/9/11
Fall through any rocks yet? haha
Reality
Posted 11:36pm 29/9/11
quite the opposite here eorl. rush is an awful gamemode and the first section of operation metro is badly designed. i'm falling through the world every two seconds the the game is missing some fairly important features, such as not being able to see server info ingame, and not being able to see your ping. and I can't access the menu while dead. what???

i'm reserving judgement until I play a conquest map though - you know, real battlefield. not this 'rush' bulls***, because right now it's a clone of medal of honor (the new one of course)
HyperJ
Posted 11:40pm 29/9/11
Gone to all the pain, downloaded, installed,got newest nvidia drivers, found empty server, joined, CRAS*********
Seems like a few people are getting the same problem in 9*** cards


Arrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh
FPS_Mike
Posted 11:50pm 29/9/11
OMG WTF BBQ?!?!?!

I just downloaded the client file thingy (took for ever), I followed the instructions of extracting all the files to my origin games directory and what not, but now the beta doesn't show up on my games list in origin! WTF!!!!!! someone help me please!
Midda
Posted 12:10am 30/9/11
^^^^^^ DO NOT DO THIS...



Save your quota.

It's cool, I got it working (and I don't have a quota, so I don't really care).

I have to say, it's really different to BC2. I'm pretty terrible at it, my K/D ratio was always bad. Continuously getting killed out of nowhere, even when I think I'm in complete cover.

Runs okay on my system, but I was hoping for more. I sit around 35 fps at max settings. Feels a bit crap, I'm used to having everything run at 60, might have to turn it down.
ctd
Posted 12:11am 30/9/11
So... how do you get origin to not be s*** and load the store page? lolool
Midda
Posted 12:14am 30/9/11
Store page? I haven't had any issues with Origin loading pages, I just couldn't get the actual game to launch.
Jamie
Posted 12:22am 30/9/11
Store page? I haven't had any issues with Origin loading pages, I just couldn't get the actual game to launch.


the store page is also failing to load for me, but i seen a post on here that it took about 20 restarts of origin so guss what i get to try???
ctd
Posted 12:24am 30/9/11
I mean so I can add the game to my origin or whatever you need to do. WTB steam bf3.
Trauma
Posted 01:03am 30/9/11
Nice getting this from Internode at 8.5mb/sec. AG link timed out :(

Edit: Getting origin at 50kb/sec........
BladeRunner
Posted 12:43am 30/9/11
The install files worked for me. Just make sure you know where your games directory on Origin is, change it in the options. I have my Origin folder on my second HDD. Rank 3 at the moment, The first part of the metro map is good but rest I don't care for. I am a conquest man.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 01:11am 30/9/11
I love the pistols in this game, they are actually great at close range combat, heaps better then a rifle. In metro the subway part, they are my weapon of choice, my main is the backup weapon lol.

I love the mobile spawn point, I plonk that thing down right up close to the action, and if I can sneak past the enemy I'll plant in a secret squirrel spot near their spawn.

The infantry feel is so much better then previous battlefields (including bad companies), they really nailed it.

The inability to change settings unless your alive is really inappropriate I feel, hopefully a beta thing. Also, you should be able to tweak your loadout during the end mission screen where you get all your pistols awards ;)

The server browser I found at first to be horrible, however it quickly grew on me when I found I could alt-tab very easily and search for new servers.

edit: O I really like how flashlights pointed right at you blind your eyes and you cant see squat.

last edited by Tollaz0r! at 01:11:24 30/Sep/11
Trauma
Posted 02:16am 30/9/11
Not working for me, I've pointed to origin to X:\Origin\Games, in there is the Battlefield 3 Beta folder as extracted. Relaunched origin and says no games detected still. What did I stuff up or does origin just fail?

8: Start Origin and log in. You should now see Battlefield 3 as 'Ready to Install'. Click on that orange 'Ready to Install' button.

I worked it out, I have to goto the free games tab in origin and choose the BF3 open beta before it will shot in the list, seems logical now but step 8 as quoted above could be improved to include that detail.
Sc00bs
Posted 01:58am 30/9/11
i still dont even have the option to dl the beta from origin store?

plus get this msg when trying to get into battlelog

"Your account is not allowed to login"
WirlWind
Posted 01:59am 30/9/11
Anyone else notice that the shot rego is as bad or worse than MW2?

I'm talking like diving to the ground, then getting pulled back up into a standing position and riddled with holes or dodging behind a corner and getting pulled back out and shot to death yet again...

Or shooting someone only to die first and they live with 3 rounds off a sniper in their chest...

And the SV98 is a fkn joke rifle, I think.
Sc00bs
Posted 01:59am 30/9/11
this stupid origin program is already pissing me the f*** off with its non steam-ness
FraktuRe
Posted 02:02am 30/9/11
Trauma
Posted 02:12am 30/9/11
Anyone else notice that the shot rego is as bad or worse than MW2?

I'm talking like diving to the ground, then getting pulled back up into a standing position and riddled with holes or dodging behind a corner and getting pulled back out and shot to death yet again...

Or shooting someone only to die first and they live with 3 rounds off a sniper in their chest...

And the SV98 is a fkn joke rifle, I think.

Being pulled back every now and then is the exact same issue I get in Red Orchestra 2, it's caused by that useless f*****g PB, BF3 sadly uses PB. Dunno if that's the cause here but it might be.
Sc00bs
Posted 02:50am 30/9/11
AG mirror 40kb/s < origin program dl 2.2mb/s

yay its finally up there for me
Sc00bs
Posted 02:55am 30/9/11
this server in browser and having to get into a game to change options sounds pretty f***** gaylord to me, why change something thats not broke and make it hard as s*** to do anything?
WirlWind
Posted 03:08am 30/9/11
Being pulled back every now and then is the exact same issue I get in Red Orchestra 2, it's caused by that useless f*****g PB, BF3 sadly uses PB. Dunno if that's the cause here but it might be.


Havn't noticed it in RE2 myself, been pretty smooth sailing and as far as I'm aware, all the BF3 servers have PB set as off in the server list?

It just seems to be REAL S*** netcode *shrug*

this server in browser and having to get into a game to change options sounds pretty f***** gaylord to me, why change something thats not broke and make it hard as s*** to do anything?


Bet the marketing / Publisher guys had something to do with it.

It's f*****g retarded and slow imo. So much pointless stuff for the average person who just wants to play a goddamn game...
Trauma
Posted 03:14am 30/9/11
Yea the battle log thing is super gay, I can't see how they think players would give a f*** about it.... in game browser kthx. Had to alt-F4 to get out as there was no obvious exit button between rounds... to me that's something that should be handled before open beta point.

I did get some visual bugs but not much so meh beta. i did how ever see some serious issues with animations, massive clipping through the ground and ppl walking while leaning on a 45 degree angle.
skythra
Posted 06:18am 30/9/11
1.2mb/s off GA download now it's open beta
http://www.gamearena.com.au/downloads/details.php/battlefield-3-beta-client-7z
I wanted a good game which would actually handle dual video cards propperly, I want to see what a 4.7ghz cpu and SLix2 GTX 470 will do (or not do!) to a game like BF3.

:3

30mins till download completes..
MARLINBLADE
Posted 06:31am 30/9/11
Fark this morning i was falling through the ground left right and centre... everyone was... and you know what? Undernieth the ground, there's a f*****g plane.... a plane... just sitting there... under the ground....

I'm gonna fly that underground plane one day... and then you'll see.... underground plane will pwn s*** up ha ha....
Tollaz0r!
Posted 07:33am 30/9/11
Wow angst.

I didn't fall through the ground once and I was all over the map cappen those m-coms and climbing rocks.

I had no problems shooting people or warping around at all.

Is your CPU good enough Marlinblade? What are your specs?
Infidel
Posted 07:44am 30/9/11
I cant seem to join a server, just the thing keeps spinning and it says joining server :/
skythra
Posted 07:43am 30/9/11
I didn't fall through the ground once and I was all over the map cappen those m-coms and climbing rocks.?
Personally, I'd suggest this would be a server issue if it's happening to lots of people on a single server.
taggs
Posted 07:52am 30/9/11
just started downloading this through origin, getting ~2MB/sec which is much faster than i thought it would be.
Eorl
Posted 07:53am 30/9/11
Ouch, everyone seems to be having a heap of trouble :( Feel for you all, as I'm going quite fine over here, no falling through, no bad stuff no nothing. Hit rego is perfect, better then BC2 for me. Pretty much 3 shots and people are dead with the assault gun.
Infidel
Posted 08:02am 30/9/11
Tons of people not being able to join the game at all, guess itll have to wait till next week for me, tried the basic things like disabling firwalls etc but its seems this is really broken, back to red orchestra 2

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2826551518946379241/2/
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:09am 30/9/11
Yer I have a feeling it is a server issue.
trog
Posted 08:10am 30/9/11
FYI I have temporarily disabled our file download and replaced it with a torrent; it'll be back soon
Infidel
Posted 08:14am 30/9/11
Aye youre right Toll, will teach me to check out twitter next time :) https://twitter.com/#!/Battlefield twitters so good to find out proper news these days heh.
Infidel
Posted 08:16am 30/9/11
You know what, this whole setup blows really, no idea who designed it for 1 point of failure and the whole thing to be dead :)
Eorl
Posted 08:22am 30/9/11
You know what, this whole setup blows really, no idea who designed it for 1 point of failure and the whole thing to be dead :)

It will slowly grow on you. I don't really like the whole launch through browser as well, but it has some neat features, like a platoon for my clan, parties, actual VOIP in the browser, and some nice customisation the browser. I don't really like the Facebook feel, but it's ok for now.
MARLINBLADE
Posted 08:23am 30/9/11
Wow angst. I didn't fall through the ground once and I was all over the map cappen those m-coms and climbing rocks. I had no problems shooting people or warping around at all. Is your CPU good enough Marlinblade? What are your specs?


Yeah yeah all good there man, it's just the odd server mate... and it was server side cause everyone on there had the same dramas
Infidel
Posted 08:26am 30/9/11
Oh bloody lol, did some more twittering around and it turns out my Game was installed as Béta Battlefield and even in the registry as well, changed it all to "Beta Battlefield" as well as where its installed and im in game now :)
koopz
Posted 08:31am 30/9/11
I cant seem to join a server, just the thing keeps spinning and it says joining server :/


yeah I get this on some GA servers :/

I can only guess 10 people all jumped into that last slot the same as I did.
Eorl
Posted 08:34am 30/9/11
Yeah servers fill up quite fast, guess there are a lot of aussies wanting to play. Also, PB is actually off in all the servers, so no blaming that there yet.
Infidel
Posted 08:41am 30/9/11
But I'm in Europe theres crapload of servers, the issue I had is that probablyh becuase of some weird Dutch localisation things the charactherset for directory paths was completely wrong and batttle log didnt allow me to run it.

So far fairly impressed, the game looks a bit blanned on this metro map but its very smooth with ulttra settings turned on on my budged PC :)
TiT
Posted 08:48am 30/9/11
HyperJ i got that error two, but the reason why i got that error is that i updated the nvidia graphic card but didnt do restart...
DM
Posted 10:09am 30/9/11
Played for about 30 odd min. here are my reactions.

Before playing the beta.
link

After the beta.
link

I like the fact the server browser page automatically opens for you when you start, and brings up search filters. That is a good thing. Also that it loads the game entirely beforethe game screen pops up so no menu screen really, that is also a great thing. Game runs like butter (perhaps as it should) with a 6990 with 1920x1080 ultra everything. Now if I can just find something like a GMG key for $40ish i'll be great.

All this was made even better when, during gameplay (and unfortunatly I had JUST turned fraps off) I was hiding in the metro tunnels and 7 enemies ran right past my hiding spot. I jumped out, shot 6 of them and knifed the other right in the arse. Aw man that was cool. Looking forward to this now.

last edited by DM at 10:09:49 30/Sep/11
ravn0s
Posted 10:23am 30/9/11
trying to join a server but it continually says connecting and nothing happens. lame.

i've tried using both ff and chrome to join.
TiT
Posted 10:25am 30/9/11
ravnos make sure u alt tab dialog comes up saying you need to update your drivers
ravn0s
Posted 10:29am 30/9/11
already got latest ati beta drivers. and i installed that battlelog plugin.
ravn0s
Posted 10:42am 30/9/11
just noticed i get an error message when i launch the game through origin

There was a problem sending the command to the program.


cant find anything on google on how to fix it.
HyperJ
Posted 11:00am 30/9/11
HyperJ i got that error two, but the reason why i got that error is that i updated the nvidia graphic card but didnt do restart...

restarted.. now got different error...
E.T.
Posted 11:05am 30/9/11
Mouse bindings. HOW TO ?
Sc00bs
Posted 11:28am 30/9/11
f*** me this web based server is f***** shiiiiiiitttt!!!

'cannot join server as its now full'

'cannot join server as map is changing'

f*** u stupid c**** ea
Eorl
Posted 11:50am 30/9/11
Mouse bindings. HOW TO ?

Join server, spawn, then change settings. Can't find any other way at the moment sadly.
TiT
Posted 11:52am 30/9/11
u cant mouse bind, something things like zoom is hard coded but will be fixed on released....
Sc00bs
Posted 12:04pm 30/9/11
is anyone else getting 'we are unable to connect to ea servers to activate bf3 open beta. pls try again later'

retry after retry and same msg :/


arg this is makin me rage so hard, why make a game thats so f***** hard to get into and has so many points at which something can f*** up
HyperJ
Posted 12:04pm 30/9/11
I can only seem to play in windowed mode, am loving the 10-20fps
I'd say the minimum spec isn't good enough, I have
Core 2 Duo @ 2.66GHz
4gb mem
9600gtx
Windows Vista (I know, I know)
ravn0s
Posted 12:06pm 30/9/11
i've given up trying to get it to work.
Pirroh
Posted 12:12pm 30/9/11
So i've read a few complaints about the map being rather useless. You can change the scale of the map by pushing N much like the older battlefields.
Enska
Posted 12:14pm 30/9/11
so I just had a quick go, pretty sure I pwnt Trauma. Is there any way to change the video settings? I can't seem to see or am I just retarded? :P
Pirroh
Posted 12:15pm 30/9/11
You can only change them once you've spawned, just go into options and there will be a video tab that you can play with.
Enska
Posted 12:17pm 30/9/11
Ah sweet, cheers dude.
kappa
Posted 12:38pm 30/9/11
I can only seem to play in windowed mode, am loving the 10-20fps
I'd say the minimum spec isn't good enough, I have
Core 2 Duo @ 2.66GHz
4gb mem
9600gtx
Windows Vista (I know, I know)

Try pressing Alt + Enter.
Sc00bs
Posted 12:39pm 30/9/11
wow they manage to f*** that up royally.

BAD
-why is there a prone?
-why does f knife and not mousewheel click in?
-guns feel light and toy like
-animations of jumping over things were buggy as
-see medi packs/ammo packs teleport
-rego is horrible
-getting kicked from server due to browser logging u out of battlelog for no apparent reason
-hope the graphics aren't optimized yet, no where near as fancy as the videos on the highest settings)
- not knowing were to go in maps and getting bum raped
- really really really bad move not having ingame menu-server-options etc, this browser server is horrible/ having to waste 100-200mb of ram on having a browser open.
- server browser really needs looking into, currently its f***** pathetic

Good
-maps look pretty sweet
- blowing up buildings and explosions

hoping for a significant improvement before release.
Eorl
Posted 12:48pm 30/9/11
Scoobs, this is my response:

- Prone is good. Gives a diversity to cover, and allows you to sneak around instead of being buttscrewed. And it was in BF2 and older games, don't see a problem

- Change it. Go into keybinds and make it mousewheel click

- Guns do feel somewhat light, but do have good pow to them

- Animations seem to be fine for me when jumping over

- No teleporting med/ammo packs yet

- Rego is fine for me, I shoot, they get hit and die or I die cause I didn't hit em hard enough

- What browser you using? Chrome hasn't kicked me out of Battlelog yet :S

- Graphics can only go to High at the moment. Ultra is just High. Beta has them locked

- Learn the map, easy to do when you play a bit more

- If having a browser lags your computer, then you have other problems. It's a browser, it should be doing nothing to your FPS. Get 8GB cheap and be happy

- Server browser is fine for what it does. Sure it needs improvements, but it's not that bad once you get use to it. And I like the info it gives you, there is quite a lot of information on weapons, unlocks, progression, joining platoons, after round battle logs etc.

Everything is working well for me, haven't had any crashes, just servers timing out after a couple rounds. I'm rank 5 now, and enjoying every bit of it. Just try not to be a sour pussy, and enjoy a nice looking game for once.
E.T.
Posted 01:23pm 30/9/11
Mouse bindings. HOW TO ?



Ok. This is how to bind keys and mouse buttons if you are having problems in game.

Download "Autohotkey" and run it. You will get a default script in place. In its place I have this so that I can have right mouse button for move foward and "S" for zoom. I'm lost if I dont have the same settings in every FPS game :)


#z::Run www.autohotkey.com

;this will define the right button action, that is WALKING FORWARD (pressing W)
*RButton::
SetKeyDelay -1
Send {Blind}{w down}
SetMouseDelay 1
Send {Blind}{RButton Up}
return

*RButton Up::
SetKeyDelay -1
Send {Blind}{w up}
return


; this will set the S key to ZOOM/AIM
*s::
SetKeyDelay -1
Send {Blind}{rbutton down}
SetMouseDelay 1
Send {Blind}{mbutton Up}
return

*s Up::
SetKeyDelay -1
Send {Blind}{rbutton up}
return

paveway
Posted 01:29pm 30/9/11
this will be good now

erol has frothed at the mouth for this game for months

he will be this game Dark Knight, anyone that says anything negative about it

BEWARE
Enska
Posted 01:38pm 30/9/11
lulz @ sc00bs, beta much you nub?

Edit* - and lulz at Eorl, he flip flops more than Vash :P
Eorl
Posted 01:39pm 30/9/11
Actually I haven't really been hyped at all. I've purchased Red Orchestra 2 for my realism FPS, BF3 for my somewhat realism FPS, and MW3 for my arcade FPS. I was just commenting against what Scoobs said, and gave my opinion. Nothing wrong with that now is there?
arkter
Posted 01:49pm 30/9/11
I love the pistols in this game, they are actually great at close range combat, heaps better then a rifle. In metro the subway part, they are my weapon of choice, my main is the backup weapon lol.

I love the mobile spawn point, I plonk that thing down right up close to the action, and if I can sneak past the enemy I'll plant in a secret squirrel spot near their spawn.

The infantry feel is so much better then previous battlefields (including bad companies), they really nailed it.

The inability to change settings unless your alive is really inappropriate I feel, hopefully a beta thing. Also, you should be able to tweak your loadout during the end mission screen where you get all your pistols awards ;)

The server browser I found at first to be horrible, however it quickly grew on me when I found I could alt-tab very easily and search for new servers.

edit: O I really like how flashlights pointed right at you blind your eyes and you cant see squat.last edited by Tollaz0r! at 01:11:24 30/Sep/11


I shot you this-morning at about 8:00am on a gamearena server lol
maRtz
Posted 01:57pm 30/9/11
if you have a logitech mouse with setpoint drivers you can assign a mouse button to a key stroke. it's the only easy work around I know of.
Trauma
Posted 01:59pm 30/9/11
so I just had a quick go, pretty sure I pwnt Trauma. Is there any way to change the video settings? I can't seem to see or am I just retarded? :P

lol I've not played today, my name in game is Trauma_au. I played last night and you may have pwnt me then.
Enska
Posted 02:08pm 30/9/11
oh, nah this dude was Trauma13 or somethin :P
Eorl
Posted 02:13pm 30/9/11
And now I keep getting disconnected with the error "can not connect to login server". Yay!
Trauma
Posted 02:16pm 30/9/11
So after playing 3 rounds I don't mind it, feels and flows better than BC2 which is all I really cared about but I like everyone else really need to get onto Caspian to see it's true potential. It ran smoother than I expected tbh on w/e default settings are but the browser s*** is lame, I want a main menu and with that the ability to change settings out of play.
Eorl
Posted 02:49pm 30/9/11
25/10 in one round booya! Just used a unscoped recon starter weapon, bloody thing is awesome with iron sights. And then switched to support when in the tunnels, obliterate people while prone and deployed.
TiT
Posted 02:52pm 30/9/11
i hate when ya proned somewhere and ppl spawn on you and give away your spot
ara
Posted 02:55pm 30/9/11
i hate when ya proned somewhere and ppl spawn on you and give away your spot


leave your squad then.
DM
Posted 03:19pm 30/9/11
Recorded this about 30 min ago. Greatest game ever.
ravn0s
Posted 03:25pm 30/9/11
somehow managed to play about 5 mins before getting kicked. now it's back to no connecting. /sigh
Tollaz0r!
Posted 04:55pm 30/9/11

25/10 in one round booya! Just used a unscoped recon starter weapon, bloody thing is awesome with iron sights. And then switched to support when in the tunnels, obliterate people while prone and deployed.


Yer I've commented on the bf3 feedback forums that the gun seems overpowered. I use the Mk11 and SVB (or whatever it is called), the starter recon weapons, with 4x scope because anything greater gives glint. I find 1-2 shots to upper chest kills most times it is highly accurate, coupled with the pistols of slaw there is seemingly no reason to go an assault rifle.

The next recon weapon is a bolt action rifle and is incredibly slow between shots and on metro at least the starter weapons are vastly superior.

Did I mention that pistols are awesome!!!


p.s. pistols = awesome.


Trauma
Posted 05:03pm 30/9/11
If i end up getting this I will def only ever play on hardcore servers, guns feel like water pistols.

Also I'm seeing plenty of s*** like in DM's vid, this beta has a ways to get before it's ready for release.
FPS_Mike
Posted 05:13pm 30/9/11
The battlelog web browser thing is down.
I hope this is a one time thing because the after a while I liked the web browser :(
Zylox
Posted 05:14pm 30/9/11
Just tried getting into Caspian Border..... seems that there's an update atm.
Pirroh
Posted 05:16pm 30/9/11
Hopefully the update is Caspian Border being unlocked so any server can run it.
Mr.Bumpy
Posted 05:19pm 30/9/11
F**king flashlights blinding me...

Just a heads up to anyone using Trend Micro Titanium, if you have issues with Battlelog not loading properly it's due to Trend Micro blocking the browser plug-in. You'll need to hop in to Trend Micro's settings and add battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3 to the exception list.
DM
Posted 05:23pm 30/9/11
Did I mention that pistols are awesome!!!

I was in the metro tunnels and was in a rather good spot covering some subway tracks. Had no backup and had one of my rare epic moments where I held off like 7 people on my own. However only 3 kills were with my rifle. That ran out rather soon since I was low on ammo already, whipped out my pistol and got another 4 kills. Was even getting long shot bonuses with it. They are indeed awesome and very underrated.

Oh and I like the idea of the flash light blinding you if you are too close. It makes having it on actually useful rather than just a "oh s*** I forgot I had this on" button. Downside obviously is it totally gives you away. I see too many snipers hiding way off in the distance in a bush only to see this giant white thing in the middle.

last edited by DM at 17:23:38 30/Sep/11
Crakaveli
Posted 05:25pm 30/9/11
yeah i've got the suppressed g17 which is awesome when couple with the suppressed assault rifle. Stealth ftw.
FulliAutomatixx
Posted 05:31pm 30/9/11
Played the Beta for an hour last night, first impressions are....

- GFX must be locked? I set to Ultra but no diff from High - very pretty visuals, lurv the character animations & map textures
- Sound seems good - couldn't crank it up 'cause everyone was alseep, but BF series have a history of very cool sound FX
- I couldn't hit s*** with most of the guns - dunno if I'm still getting used to the feel of the game or hit reg is bad - others were getting kills though so probably the former
- Beta map really sux - doesn't promote open world style game play, lots of places for campers to pitch tents - doesn't have the wide open feel of BF2 or BC2 maps
- Saw people running & proning at very unnatural angles
- Tags dissappear & appear again for friendlies for short periods very frequently
- Every few seconds the whole screen lit up with a faint light green\gray blast of light (not a torch! My card is 6950 with latest drivers on Win7 64-bit)
- Don't mind the server browser, seems fast enough & filters work OK
- The "feel" & "flow" of the game were nice - will improve further with better maps - did I mention Beta map sux??
- Characters blend too well into the background so much so that I found prone = invisible

I'll give it another bash tonight...as soona s Battlelog comes back up :(
Hogfather
Posted 05:57pm 30/9/11
LOL @ Battlelog: "Please choose a less strong password"

Tollaz0r!
Posted 05:55pm 30/9/11
I was in the metro tunnels and was in a rather good spot covering some subway tracks. Had no backup and had one of my rare epic moments where I held off like 7 people on my own. However only 3 kills were with my rifle. That ran out rather soon since I was low on ammo already, whipped out my pistol and got another 4 kills. Was even getting long shot bonuses with it. They are indeed awesome and very underrated.


Yer the pistols truly shine during the subway section of the Metro map.
They work exceedingly well for close quaters, don't expect a 2-3 shot kill though, sometimes it can take up to 5. I just spam them until I see the person fall if it is a frontal fight, otherwise it is far more controlled shots.

protip: pistol + flashlight.. Going to give that a try. I'm assuming you can combine flashlight with pistol yer?
DM
Posted 05:59pm 30/9/11
I don't even know what the flashlight button is so can't help you there.
trog
Posted 06:04pm 30/9/11
Well I clicked "install now" and nothing happens.

Google - oh, right. Won't run on Windows XP. Awesome.
paveway
Posted 06:08pm 30/9/11
so i downloaded it just then, click to launch the game

it opens a browser window with login fields with 'your account is not allowed to login' just above the fields

lol
DM
Posted 06:08pm 30/9/11
Jesus you still run XP? Why refuse to upgrade to Win7?
qmass
Posted 06:17pm 30/9/11
Well I clicked "install now" and nothing happens.

Google - oh, right. Won't run on Windows XP. Awesome.
suck it dork. why havent you upgraded yet? win7 is like the first not s*** windows since xp.
paveway
Posted 06:18pm 30/9/11
DM
Posted 06:20pm 30/9/11
I can log in just fine. I just get booted every 15 or so minutes. Really friggen sick of that.
trog
Posted 06:32pm 30/9/11
suck it dork. why havent you upgraded yet? win7 is like the first not s*** windows since xp.
because I'm no longer one of those early adopter weirdos that feels a compulsion to run out and spends money at the first opportunity just to get the latest and greatest shiny thing

This is the first thing ever that XP hasn't been able to run

[edit - don't care]
WirlWind
Posted 06:28pm 30/9/11
because I'm no longer one of those early adopter weirdos that feels a compulsion to run out and spends money at the first opportunity just to get the latest and greatest shiny thing

This is the first thing ever that XP hasn't been able to run


Early Adopter?

Christ, Windows 7 is over 2 years old now, trog.

They can't keep making games compatible for OS's that were launched 10 years ago...

::EDIT::

Someone should make a "Lets buy trog Windows 7" fund lol.
trog
Posted 06:34pm 30/9/11
Right, so now 2 years later we're at the point where you actually really need to have it to Do Stuff that is important. I'm not a luddite or anything; there just hasn't been a compelling need for me to upgrade; it boggles my mind that people think it's weird that I haven't upgraded.

I just checked our stats in analytics; ~35% of people that visit the site are still using XP, which matches up to Wikipedia's estimates. It's not like I'm a fringe lunatic; there's still a bunch of people not using it.

Isn't it more weird to you that they're cutting out that percentage of the PC market by not making games that can gracefully degrade?

edit:
Someone should make a "Lets buy trog Windows 7" fund lol.
I've just been waiting until I buy a new PC, cuz I figure the thing I need Windows 7 for is likely going to be the thing I need a new PC for. My current PC has got me buy for everything else. It's unlikely at this rate I'll be buying BF3 though - not because of the Win7 thing, but I just don't like ... anything about it yet
paveway
Posted 06:34pm 30/9/11
don't worry trog, qmass has a sandy vadge about most things i've noticed

also, f***ed if i know just won't let me play the game

last edited by paveway at 18:34:08 30/Sep/11
HyperJ
Posted 06:32pm 30/9/11
I can only seem to play in windowed mode, am loving the 10-20fps
I'd say the minimum spec isn't good enough, I have
Core 2 Duo @ 2.66GHz
4gb mem
9600gtx
Windows Vista (I know, I know)


Try pressing Alt + Enter.

Try pressing Alt + Enter.


That results in the game crashing...
Eorl
Posted 06:38pm 30/9/11
don't worry trog, qmass has a sandy vadge about most things i've noticed

also, f***ed if i know just won't let me play the gamelast edited by paveway at 18:34:08 30/Sep/11

You seem to be playing Paveway, keeps popping up on my screen.
WirlWind
Posted 06:39pm 30/9/11
Right, so now 2 years later we're at the point where you actually really need to have it to Do Stuff that is important. I'm not a luddite or anything; there just hasn't been a compelling need for me to upgrade; it boggles my mind that people think it's weird that I haven't upgraded.

I just checked our stats in analytics; ~35% of people that visit the site are still using XP, which matches up to Wikipedia's estimates. It's not like I'm a fringe lunatic; there's still a bunch of people not using it.

Isn't it more weird to you that they're cutting out that percentage of the PC market by not making games that can gracefully degrade?

edit: I've just been waiting until I buy a new PC, cuz I figure the thing I need Windows 7 for is likely going to be the thing I need a new PC for. My current PC has got me buy for everything else. It's unlikely at this rate I'll be buying BF3 though - not because of the Win7 thing, but I just don't like ... anything about it yet


I personally don't think it's weird, but people talk about "XP not being that old or out of date" but don't realise that it's as old as it is, or W7 is "this newfangled OS" like it's only just come out etc.

I personally got W7 because I wanted to use DX10/11 and more than 3.6gb of RAM amongst other reasons.

As for BF3, wait until they open up the conquest map and don't decide until you've had a go of that imo.

Totalbiscuit was fairly "meh" about it in his first vid until he played the conquest mode and he was pleased with it *shrug*
paveway
Posted 06:43pm 30/9/11
You seem to be playing Paveway, keeps popping up on my screen.


yeah i click to play it goes 'launching bf3 beta'

then goes to open the windows which i'm guessing is for the server browser and comes up with what i posted earlier
Mephz
Posted 06:46pm 30/9/11
On the XP issue..
If you're a gamer and want to play the latest stuff, its not unreasonable that you would be expected to have the latest or near latest tech.
infi
Posted 07:16pm 30/9/11
can't change key config... f*** that
Raider
Posted 07:26pm 30/9/11
so i try to run the file downloaded from ausgamers and i get "error launching game, the game does not appear to be installed... please install it or try relaunching the game"
trog
Posted 07:29pm 30/9/11
so i try to run the file downloaded from ausgamers and i get "error launching game, the game does not appear to be installed... please install it or try relaunching the game"
you have to follow the instructions on the download page
HyperJ
Posted 07:35pm 30/9/11
can't change key config... f*** that

you can only do it once you are in game...
paveway
Posted 08:04pm 30/9/11
just looked on the forums, apparently the issue i'm having is know to them and they devs are "looking into it"
BoDGie
Posted 08:10pm 30/9/11
"Could not join server since it's full"

How the hell do you actually get in to an AU server?

As soon as I click on one with a free slot or 2, it's full again.
Trauma
Posted 08:17pm 30/9/11
"Could not join server since it's full"

How the hell do you actually get in to an AU server?

As soon as I click on one with a free slot or 2, it's full again.

That happened to me a few times, just keep trying or set filters only show servers with 5+ slots free.
nexus6
Posted 08:22pm 30/9/11
well the game isnt bad, dosent feel as laggy as the previous battlefield titles, but sweet jesus the browser is crap. the filters are freeking usless, i constantly get servers from us and uk despite checking the Oceania checkbox. where is the option not to see servers with a ping over 100 etc. its quite scary how much they can f*** up a game browser after all these years . hopefully there will be some more servers so i can actually reguarly log in. havent seen a single one playing the caspian border map yet.
Khel
Posted 08:25pm 30/9/11
Damn, finished work, had dinner sitting down all ready for some BF3 and I get an error in Origin when I try and start it up "We are unable to connect to EA servers to activate Battlefield 3 Open Beta on this computer using your account. Please try again later."

Balls.
Eorl
Posted 08:45pm 30/9/11
To help with the filters, type AU into the name filter, click oceania, and then click refresh. Ta da, 100 servers. All Aussie.
Khel
Posted 08:52pm 30/9/11
So the server list seems to be capped at only showing 100 servers max I guess. Also, why the f*** is Antarctica a region?!? Wouldn't have thought there'd be a lot of BF3 servers in Antarctica
Midda
Posted 08:57pm 30/9/11
Damn, finished work, had dinner sitting down all ready for some BF3 and I get an error in Origin when I try and start it up "We are unable to connect to EA servers to activate Battlefield 3 Open Beta on this computer using your account. Please try again later."

Housemate had that issue, but restarting Origin fixed it.

It's really annoying that you can't queue for a server.
DM
Posted 09:03pm 30/9/11
1 thing about the server browser thing which I f*****g HATE, is that it only shows you like 30 odd servers at a time. You have to scroll down to open another 30 or whatever, then click sort by ping... which by the time you do that all the slots have filled up. S*** that there are only a few servers for the whole of australia. Worse yet is the connection issue of getting booted randomly so you wait all that time just to get kicked out 15 minutes later. Bad Company 2 beta was so much smoother in that way.
Mephz
Posted 09:04pm 30/9/11
You could queue for servers a few days ago... It would then reserve your spot for 60 seconds or so and wait for you to hit join.
If you didn't then you passed your spot on.
nexus6
Posted 09:06pm 30/9/11
To help with the filters, type AU into the name filter, click oceania, and then click refresh. Ta da, 100 servers. All Aussie.

awesome tip!
Raider
Posted 09:06pm 30/9/11
i know it's supposed to be a realistic shooter, but since when is shooting completely through 3 sets of rocks in anyway realistic? hope they fix bullet penetration because atm it's f*****g retarded
Reality
Posted 09:08pm 30/9/11
ctrl+shift+J for javascript console:

launcher.verifyPassword = function(game, gameServerGuid, plaintextPassword, callback) { callback(true); }

joins any server in bf3 no matter if its full or passworded.

what an awful system.
Eorl
Posted 09:11pm 30/9/11
Caspian server for AUS is up, current password is shoppingcartsareagoodride. Check here for new passwords: http://www.dsogaming.com/news/battlefield-3-how-to-get-access-to-caspian-border-map/
sleepy
Posted 09:28pm 30/9/11
i downloaded this the other night from a link right up the top there somewhere.

ive just got a chance to give it a crack.

downloaded origin. logged in etc.

how do i play it or where do i extract it to etc?

i started reading this thread but 300+ posts i seriously dont have that much patience.
have looked at guides and youtube vids.

where im at.
dowmloaded the 3. whatever gig.
winrar view all the files..

now what?


Khel
Posted 09:33pm 30/9/11
I can't get into any games, every time I try Battlelog says "Your game session has expired"
Pirroh
Posted 09:40pm 30/9/11
I can't get into any games, every time I try Battlelog says "Your game session has expired"

I got that too, I just closed my browser and ran the beta again through Origin and it was fine.
trog
Posted 09:46pm 30/9/11
DICE have just woken up and will be looking at these sorts of problems now.
Khel
Posted 09:46pm 30/9/11
I've closed my browser and restarted Origin multiple times and still get it. Guess I'll try restarting my PC
ravn0s
Posted 09:57pm 30/9/11
i downloaded this the other night from a link right up the top there somewhere.

ive just got a chance to give it a crack.

downloaded origin. logged in etc.

how do i play it or where do i extract it to etc?

i started reading this thread but 300+ posts i seriously dont have that much patience.
have looked at guides and youtube vids.

where im at.
dowmloaded the 3. whatever gig.
winrar view all the files..

now what?


did you bother reading the directions on the download page?
d^
Posted 10:04pm 30/9/11
Alt+Enter doesn't work for me, I maximise the window but still gay.
sleepy
Posted 10:05pm 30/9/11
no i didnt.
i just clicked download. went to bed.

came home from work and here i am.

didnt go back to the download page cause i thought it would be simple.
it probably is but havent ventured back there as i thought there would be an install.txt file or somes***.
Trauma
Posted 10:10pm 30/9/11
Alt+Enter doesn't work for me, I maximise the window but still gay.

Alt+enter didn't work for me either, set to full screen from in game settings.
sleepy
Posted 10:20pm 30/9/11
followed the download page word for word.

cant work it out.

this is so new to me.
guess ill get help somewhere as i suck at this.


Eorl
Posted 10:23pm 30/9/11
Yeah I think DICE are updating servers at the moment, just got dc/ed and then half the servers disappeared.
Mephz
Posted 10:30pm 30/9/11
All the caspian servers seem to be down also, so I'd say they're doing something.
XandraX
Posted 10:53pm 30/9/11
Does anyone else think this is just a massive, spammy step backwards from BC2?
Eorl
Posted 11:02pm 30/9/11
Does anyone else think this is just a massive, spammy step backwards from BC2?

Not really. I feel it's a step up. Has been working flawlessly for me, just been changing keybinds and now I'm all good. Rank 10, loving support, mowing down people is heaps fun. Got 5 knife kills in a row before, was to much fun. They need to make Caspian Border open to all, as it's the true BF3 map, where as Operation Metro is a more close quarters infantry map. Still heaps of fun though!
DM
Posted 11:02pm 30/9/11
I read that if you are getting DC a lot, turning of UPNP in your router fixes it somewhat. Worked for me kinda. Played a full 3 games before I got disconnected. I have come to the conclusion that rifles in the metro tunnels are alright, but what you really want is to rock that pump action shotty. Find a buddy to stick with and you will tear enemies up. If you get caught alone you can always whip out the pistol if there is a guy a bit further off.

2 more awesome animations. At the beginning when I throw the ammo box, you can see it split into 2 different boxes for some reason. 1 leaves the screen and the other stays for people to use. As if that isn't strange enough, this guy shows up and many lols were had.


ctd
Posted 11:05pm 30/9/11

Does anyone else think this is just a massive, spammy step backwards from BC2?


The map doesn't help either. Teh f***.

last edited by ctd at 23:05:51 30/Sep/11
Eorl
Posted 11:19pm 30/9/11
Caspian Border servers are being shut down according to http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/devblog/view/2826551894086251181/ so hopefully that means they are pushing them onto the open servers.
Pirroh
Posted 11:44pm 30/9/11
Please god, let that happen.
Mephz
Posted 11:51pm 30/9/11
I'm impressed they've fixed 99% of the clipping issues.
Game on new rig is dreamy. Makes a big difference..

SV98 sniper with no scope and silencer is pretty cool :)

Eorl and I tested out the party system and voice chat, seemed to work quite well.

My only gripe with the game now with the beta now that the clipping issue is resolved, is the bullets navigating corners/netcode. But its not overly game breaking.
Open maps and vehicles are going to be awesome


last edited by Mephz at 23:51:05 30/Sep/11
Sc00bs
Posted 11:52pm 30/9/11
was having a quick look at the bf3 forums and it looks like there is hackers already

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/soldier/igo2war/stats/340634033/pc/

level 50 in 1 day and people are steaming on the forums haha
Sc00bs
Posted 11:56pm 30/9/11
and they have a petition for in game servers aswell if anyones interested

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/battlefield3browser/
Midda
Posted 11:57pm 30/9/11
Wtf, everyone's falling through the floor now. What the hell has happened?
Pirroh
Posted 12:00am 01/10/11
Their Battlelog is actually growing on me, it's basically an official bf2s for BF3.
Pirroh
Posted 12:02am 01/10/11
Wtf, everyone's falling through the floor now. What the hell has happened?


Doing it on purpose I reckon, I did it once and and got a bunch of easy kills at the start of Metro.
FPS_Mike
Posted 12:36am 01/10/11
THIS IS BULLS***, THEY TOOK AWAY THE CAPSIAN BORDER MAP AND LEFT US WITH THE METRO LEVEL WTF?!?!?!
Trauma
Posted 12:40am 01/10/11
um wtf i just logged into my battle log thing via that link above and it's showing me as lvl 52...... and with a different name.

I'm assuming since this profile has ass loads of kills and points etc. that this is a battle log issue.
Vash
Posted 12:39am 01/10/11
Game is awesome except i cant play it correctly since im left handed. i cant bind the keys i want around the num pad. some sorta bug.
Midda
Posted 12:43am 01/10/11
Doing it on purpose I reckon, I did it once and and got a bunch of easy kills at the start of Metro.

No, it was happening to me too. You'd fall through and be unable to move around.
Trauma
Posted 12:46am 01/10/11
No, it was happening to me too. You'd fall through and be unable to move around.

lol beta?
FraktuRe
Posted 12:51am 01/10/11
Don't knife anybody when you're both up against a wall, it pushes you out of the map :D
ctd
Posted 01:36am 01/10/11
Am I doing it wrong or can you not yet bind things to mouse buttons?
Enska
Posted 03:42am 01/10/11
god damn DM your comp seems like it s**** all over high settings.
Eorl
Posted 06:58am 01/10/11
um wtf i just logged into my battle log thing via that link above and it's showing me as lvl 52...... and with a different name.

I'm assuming since this profile has ass loads of kills and points etc. that this is a battle log issue.

That's just someone else's profile...

And CTD, I believe mouse binding isn't supported yet.
Mephz
Posted 07:28am 01/10/11
@ DM - Can I ask how you're capturing your video?
Are you using FRAPS or another program?
Every time I've used FRAPS a 30 second clip is ~1gb+ ?
Fixah
Posted 09:50am 01/10/11
For those of you who have ordered the game through me, i've just reserved your copies with my supplier now that the updated Limited Edition price has come out. Not long now friends!
DM
Posted 10:05am 01/10/11
Yeah i'm just using fraps. Wish I had something better as it kind of sucks. The files it captures are about 4 - 8gb big and only last 3 minutes before it splits into another.

I swear I had a program once that would capture footage and encode it as a divx file as it recorded so each minute of footage was only about 100 - 300mb depending on size of the screen.
ravn0s
Posted 10:09am 01/10/11
not very impressed with the game. i will probably wait for a sale before buying. that's if origin does sales.
Mephz
Posted 10:39am 01/10/11
Ah okay DM cheers for the info.
Someone may know of a decent capture software?
Khel
Posted 11:02am 01/10/11
You can tell fraps to capture at half your screen resolution instead of full resolution, should make the files a bit smaller. But yeah, it streams out uncompressed avi's, so they end up pretty huge, you gotta pass them through another program afterwards to re-encode them into something sensible.
Strik3r
Posted 11:03am 01/10/11
Make sure when you connect to servers, you check to see what server it sends you to. I've setup my filters and stuff for Oceania, but it still trys to chuck me on South African servers (ZA) once in a while, and the game feels bad on high ping.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 11:07am 01/10/11
Sif use the quick match feature. I had my filters set up, filtering for AU in the name with 1-5 slots available and get a list of about 30 servers. If I hit quick match (you would think it would use the filter settings but noooo) immediatelyit connected me to a server in .. Zimbabwe, because as an Australian that is where I like to play????
DM
Posted 11:23am 01/10/11
Yet another video. This game never fails to give me something to laugh at.

Trauma
Posted 11:58am 01/10/11
Haha yea I seen the air plane guy a few times, that guy doesn't take anything seriously.
Midda
Posted 12:18pm 01/10/11
Haha DM, I've been noticing characters' arms going into bind-pose in pretty much every match. When it goes to the kill-cam, their arms briefly go to bind-pose whenever they throw down a medpack or an ammo pack. It doesn't stay like in that video though.

I did seemingly get killed by a corpse last night. When it went to the kill-cam, it was just a corpse lying on the ground, but it was sliding all over the place is if it were still a character running around and shooting.
Eorl
Posted 12:45pm 01/10/11
Would like to try and get ausgamer guys together in a party and join an empty server.
Hogfather
Posted 12:54pm 01/10/11
Haha empty server!
I get it!

Well done Eorl :)
Eorl
Posted 01:01pm 01/10/11
Haha, there are empty ones, trust me!
Khel
Posted 01:09pm 01/10/11
Finally got a few games in, its quite fun, but I'm rather s*** :P Part of that might be just not knowing the map though, cos I keep getting blindsided or shot from behind. At least I wasn't last though!

did seemingly get killed by a corpse last night.


Yeah, I got killed by a corpse too, I could have shot him, he came round the corner at me but I was too busy going "What the f***?!?" that he got me instead. Was just a corpse with the gun sticking straight up in the air, sliding around the ground at full speed.
Reality
Posted 01:18pm 01/10/11




xD sometimes I wonder what the alpha was for
DM
Posted 01:26pm 01/10/11
LOL @ the combat corpse. I saw that today actually but didn't have fraps on at the time. That 2nd video though I uploaded.
ravn0s
Posted 01:29pm 01/10/11
there's probably going to be a very big update on the first day of release.
DM
Posted 01:42pm 01/10/11
Yet another upload. The tree is working with the enemy, trying to get us killed through distraction

Khel
Posted 02:03pm 01/10/11
I've had trees vibrate and jiggle as they get shot by machine gun fire while I'm hiding behind it. Not shaking like you'd expect either, but like vertically jiggling up and down and moving side to side.

Also have this problem (I dunno if its lag related) where sometimes I'll sprint up and go prone behind something, but then I'll snap a few feet to my left/right after I've gone prone and suddenly be exposed instead of being behind the thing I was aiming for.
Timmeh
Posted 02:13pm 01/10/11
anyone playing atm keen for some pew pew
Midda
Posted 02:17pm 01/10/11
I just had a great glitch where I could shoot. I could cycle through my weapons, aim down the sights, but I couldn't fire. What made it more annoying was I came up on some dude just casually walking around a corner, could have easily nailed him, but I just had to wait until he saw me and shot me. :(
boba
Posted 02:36pm 01/10/11
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/09/30/battlefield-3-open-beta-update-1.aspx

A SELECTION OF CHANGES FROM OPEN BETA TO FINAL, PART 1
(Not a complete list – for up to date news, visit the News section in Battlelog)
* Fixed occasional client crash when reviving.
* Fixed killcam showing glitched area under map if your killer is dead.
* Issue with spawning on dead squad mates fixed.
* Fixed a bug where shooting at a moving enemy could cause more than the intended amount of damage.
* Crosshairs for shotguns have been replaced with a new, thinner, art.
* A subtle low health screen effect has been added.
* Tweaked scores of Medals and Service Stars.
* Tweaked the Rank progression.
* Pushing prone on console will not play the animation twice.
* Fixed loss of Squad Leader after EOR at some times.
* Framerate stability fixes.
* The 3D spotting icons has been tweaked to better match the target’s visibility. Icons will show frequently less on mostly obscured targets.
* Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after round transition.
* Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after trying to deploy while the countdown timer still active.
* Squad list now shows specializations chosen, VOIP activity and dead squad mates.
* Non working options in squad menu fixed: "Private" flag and "Switch Teams".
TicMan
Posted 02:42pm 01/10/11
With the GA client mirror I had to get Origin to start downloading the game, pause, exit Origin, copy files into the folder it made, start Origin, resume download and it was on ~98% downloaded so must have been some minor updates since.

The BatteLog system is actually really cool and I rate it quite highly at how they've implemented the system outside of the game. If anything it will allow the browser interface to be updated independently of the game so hopefully more refinements and tweaks to it.

Onto the game and my first annoyance is needing to login to setup the screen res, inverting mouse, etc. Then finding no hardcore mode in beta :( I hate normal mode as they just feel like a fire fight free for all, ie: CoD.

As for the game, well I wish I never got the beta. I was talking to hoggy yesterday and saying how I hate downloading betas because when the game turns out to be SO F*****G AWESOME IT IS THE MOST AWESOME THING EVAH! you have only a couple of days of play time before the beta closes or a long wait until release. I love the game, lots of fun and a good addition to the BF franchise.

Fixah, will you be getting CD keys in advance?? :D
trog
Posted 02:59pm 01/10/11
The BatteLog system is actually really cool and I rate it quite highly at how they've implemented the system outside of the game. If anything it will allow the browser interface to be updated independently of the game so hopefully more refinements and tweaks to it.
Pretty interesting, I'm hearing some very bipolar views of this. Some people really like it, some people really seem to hate it. I haven't used it myself but instinctively I'm wary.

I don't rate the updating independently to be a big deal; if Origin isn't completely terrible they should be able to roll out regular updates the same way Steam does to the client.
E.T.
Posted 03:04pm 01/10/11
Am I doing it wrong or can you not yet bind things to mouse buttons?


CTD, I came up against thsi as well. They havent allowed for mouse bindings in the beta so you have to use a work around as per my earlier post.

Ok. This is how to bind keys and mouse buttons if you are having problems in game.

Download "Autohotkey" and run it. You will get a default script in place. In its place I have this so that I can have right mouse button for move foward and "S" for zoom. I'm lost if I dont have the same settings in every FPS game :)



#z::Run www.autohotkey.com

;this will define the right button action, that is WALKING FORWARD (pressing W)
*RButton::
SetKeyDelay -1
Send {Blind}{w down}
SetMouseDelay 1
Send {Blind}{RButton Up}
return

*RButton Up::
SetKeyDelay -1
Send {Blind}{w up}
return


; this will set the S key to ZOOM/AIM
*s::
SetKeyDelay -1
Send {Blind}{rbutton down}
SetMouseDelay 1
Send {Blind}{mbutton Up}
return

*s Up::
SetKeyDelay -1
Send {Blind}{rbutton up}
return

skythra
Posted 03:08pm 01/10/11
I don't see how the battle log is any worse than the browser for quake live. And I still bash quake live now and again and I don't mind the browser frontend.
Khel
Posted 03:09pm 01/10/11
Its annoying that Battlelog doesn't automatically import your Origin friends list. I added everyone on Origin, but now I have to add them all again on Battlelog? Pretty lame.
Pirroh
Posted 03:11pm 01/10/11
Also, bullets don't seem to do damage to EOD bots. Though i've only come across it once so I can't say for sure.
FraktuRe
Posted 03:14pm 01/10/11
Are they those little robots? I've killed 2 with my saw mg.
DM
Posted 03:15pm 01/10/11
I hate the fact you can't use the menu ingame while you are dead. You are forced to respawn. Also that you can't use the chat box while dead either. What the f*** is with these bad design choices? No talking while dead? Jesus what else are you going to do while being forced to watch the enemy's ugly face for 5 seconds?
Pirroh
Posted 03:17pm 01/10/11
Are they those little robots? I've killed 2 with my saw mg.


Fair enough, I guess it just takes more bullets than I was expecting.
trog
Posted 03:20pm 01/10/11
Its annoying that Battlelog doesn't automatically import your Origin friends list. I added everyone on Origin, but now I have to add them all again on Battlelog? Pretty lame.
Without having any evidence to back it up, I think this sort of thing will get polished out post-beta based on things I'm reading in top secrat places. I think the best way to think of the beta is definitely as a fire-and-forget thing.
kappa
Posted 03:47pm 01/10/11
If they are going to release caspian border later on, it makes sense otherwise if was available at the beginning those metro servers would be empty.
arkter
Posted 03:51pm 01/10/11
some clips I recorded... ati 6950 handles it fine if anyones looking for a card.

some actual teamwork happening!:


a bit of camping/defence


god...what I wouldn't do for another map
DM
Posted 03:58pm 01/10/11
I f*****g love the Bipod addon. It makes me feel like i'm in a bunker using a mounted gun. Hell i've ever used it to pick off enemies marked over 125 yards away. Even better is you get one for the SV98 or whatever it is which really would help out sniping. Still not a fan of prone though.
Khel
Posted 04:33pm 01/10/11
F*** yeah, I'm sold now, just had a few really epic rounds with Midda and Pirroh and Skythra (who kept sniping me, c***!)

So much fun, and thats not even with the vehicles thrown in, I'm officially pumped for this now.
skythra
Posted 04:35pm 01/10/11
I'm so bad at this game! Hence why i took a sniper rifle, and then charge in so it's used like a shotgun as often as long ranged!
FraktuRe
Posted 04:42pm 01/10/11
saw with bipod + 3.5x scope + larger magazines = Amazingly good for holding a position.
TicMan
Posted 04:46pm 01/10/11

Pretty interesting, I'm hearing some very bipolar views of this. Some people really like it, some people really seem to hate it. I haven't used it myself but instinctively I'm wary.


When you see it in action it's quite smooth and transparent and really is just removing the server browser from inside the game. Once your game is ready to go you're logged straight into the action - no waiting for splash screens, long delays loading, etc. As good as if not better than GameSpy or COGS, etc.

Now back to trying to unlock some decent weapons..
skythra
Posted 05:02pm 01/10/11
I went from a score of 0/5 kill/deaths with 10 points total for something like spotting, to coming third* by the end of the round because of a 9+ killing streak. God i miss that rush from FPS's when s*** is going good.

PS: GG midda

Edit: Just double checked screenshot, i came 3rd not second haha.
Midda
Posted 05:03pm 01/10/11
You sniped me a few times, Skythra. Those were some great rounds though, I'm finally getting the hang of it now, can't wait for some big open levels.
skythra
Posted 05:17pm 01/10/11
I'm glad I managed to hit a few of those shots! I honestly think you killed me a lot more than I killed you, except for the end of that last round I was pretty terrible.
E.T.
Posted 05:23pm 01/10/11
I'm not liking the impossibly bright flash lights blinding me.
Khel
Posted 05:30pm 01/10/11
Yeah, I had an epic streak in the last game I played, where we had one objective left to destroy and the other side had us pinned down, so I spawned and ran all the way out and around the far right hand side of the map and outflanked the defenders and took out f***loads of people. So much fun when you come swooping in on a bunch of camping defenders who are completely unaware of you. Even after a few games I can already see myself getting better, and I think it just comes down to knowing the map really.

They really have nailed the feel of the infantry combat, at the risk of using wanky buzzwords, it feels so visceral!

I'm not liking the impossibly bright flash lights blinding me.


I like when people forget they have it on though and give themselves away.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 05:43pm 01/10/11

saw with bipod + 3.5x scope + larger magazines = Amazingly good for holding a position.


QFT!

I had an epic streak with it holding the ticket booths on metro. Exact same setup with flashlight also to blind people since it was pretty close combat. Just mowed people down, completely locked down the area and stopped their advancement. Woot. I love that gun now.
Timmeh
Posted 05:45pm 01/10/11
I think it just comes down to knowing the map really.



yea there are soem good spots to defend from and knowing what you can see from those spots help you know how to attack.
Khel
Posted 05:47pm 01/10/11
How does spotting work? Do you have to manually spot people, or does it automatically spot them if you shoot at them? I couldn't tell
skythra
Posted 05:53pm 01/10/11
How does spotting work? Do you have to manually spot people, or does it automatically spot them if you shoot at them? I couldn't tell

A theory I have is just waving your crosshair over them before anyone else does, I picked up a point or two from it just coincidently while looking around.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 05:59pm 01/10/11
aim fairly close to their direction and hit 'Q' (default). Super helpful.
DM
Posted 06:06pm 01/10/11
I like when people forget they have it on though and give themselves away.

I see a growing trend for snipers to have the flashlight addon on top of their rifles. WTF is up with that? You aren't going to blind me you tard you are just giving yourself away.
FraktuRe
Posted 06:07pm 01/10/11
Man, so many f*****g useless teammmates that blind you though, or make it bleedingly obvious where we are so we get spammed with rockets/nades.
Mosfxx
Posted 06:08pm 01/10/11
I'm suffering from a nasty case of 'Joining Game...' after looking at the Battlelog forum I'm not the only one.
Midda
Posted 06:18pm 01/10/11
How does spotting work? Do you have to manually spot people, or does it automatically spot them if you shoot at them? I couldn't tell

Put your crosshairs over an enemy and hit Q a few times. Even if you just suspect that there's someone there, it's good to hit Q a couple times, you might spot someone there.
natslovR
Posted 06:34pm 01/10/11
I am loving this game so much.

I just assume everything I have an issue with is because it's beta. I love all the game play things though. Prone, squad spawning, cover fire, weapon reload times, lens glare, knifing, everything is just so right. Even origin and battlelog are, contrary to group-think expectations, not s***.

I would like to see voip working though. I don't know why it can't just voip you in with whatever squad you are in like they did with BF2. Squad can all voip each other, squad leader can voip commander (or in this case since there isn't one, other squad leaders). What's the point in allowing me to voip with people on the opposing team because they are in the same 'party'??
Eorl
Posted 06:45pm 01/10/11
I like what they've done with 3D spotting and spotting in general. You can't spam Q now to spot, as it will deny you after so many presses. And when you spot someone, it lasts for only short time, and if you lose line of sight, the triangle disappears, but they stay on the map in the last area seen.
Hogfather
Posted 07:06pm 01/10/11
I'm having huge problems with network lag, to the point where its not really playable :(

Lots of stuttering when I'm trying to move, resulting in falling behind my squad, missed jumps, rubber banding and position adjustments from the server, as well as arguing whether or not I really clicked prone or not resulting in stupid up-downs that end with my death @)*&^$@ Its not really fun at the moment sigh.

Its a shame cos it feels pretty good and is a lot of fun when I can f*****g move properly.
Raider
Posted 07:06pm 01/10/11
kinda over the bullet penetration in the game.. i've seen rocket launchers not blow up simple concrete barriers yet you can get a standard machine gun and snipe someone from 400m through 2 layers of stones.. how the mcf*** does that compute?
Eorl
Posted 07:56pm 01/10/11
I've not had any problems like that Raider, but none the less, lets hope they fix it for the people experiencing it. I'm just a bit bummed with the destruction. There is practically crap all destruction, and I'm hoping they have maps with more stuff to blow up. They touted that this new engine can do a load more, yet aren't really show casing it...
Midda
Posted 08:06pm 01/10/11
What's the deal with the level destruction? You get entire buildings collapsing in Bad Company 2, yet most of the level in this beta seems to be completely impervious to damage (apart from a few small walls). I was expecting to be absolutely amazed by the destruction, since they've been talking it up so much, but it seems so far behind BC2. What's the deal, is it just disabled for the beta?
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:15pm 01/10/11
Land destruction has been disabled in the beta due to the ground sinking, they have fixed for the final release though.

As for building destruction, I found most of the buildings in the other map to be destructible (what little I experienced). Metro map though, I am a little disappointed to the lack of destructible stuff too.
Raider
Posted 09:19pm 01/10/11
I've not had any problems like that Raider


Seriously? the amount of times i've seen a target tagged and just gone lol cya and actually just aimed at it and killed him from the most retarded positions (0 los)... and the amount of times i've been railed through stones while proning about the same.. actually made me stop playing a few times.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:26pm 01/10/11
Ahh there you go. The client prediction is pretty good and I think they may do something with prone so that if you are going prone or just gone prone and the guy shooting at you is aiming at your chest he will hit you anyway.

If they have done this it would be to prevent prone spamming.

I've died heaps when I've been shot at and gone prone behind a wall but died anyway, I just figure the guy killed me before I went prone, that slight internet delay.

Pro Tip: Go prone before being spotted.


Also, I just had another epic MG round holding the subway. I had my MG bipoded on a stack of crates and giving some great supressive fire and kills. At the start there where heaps of other boxes in front and around. By the end, my cover was a tiny sliver, just enough to crouch and use my bipod and all the other boxes and whatnot where cut down by my MG hailstorm heheh
Reality
Posted 09:27pm 01/10/11
I've not had any problems like that Raider


you must be the luckiest person playing the beta right now to never encounter any of the issues mentioned in this thread, and I think you should run out and buy a lottery ticket right now imo.
Raider
Posted 09:34pm 01/10/11
toll, i aint talking about getting shot while been prone.. i'm talking about getting shot behind the stones while prone out of los of people... i'm pretty patient when it comes to betas but holy f*** it's annoying as balls.. just s**** me off that if i want i can see someone marked.. and then just get the m249 or something and spam on them and eventually kill them even though i have no idea what i'm shooting through half the time because the range is so long.

last edited by Raider at 21:34:44 01/Oct/11
DM
Posted 09:42pm 01/10/11
I'm seeing a lot of very long distance shots with guns like the SAW which is just not ment for long range and yet it's out doing sniper rifles. Which by the way I can't aim for f*** anymore. Was a total bad ass in BC2 aiming the rifle but now I can't adjust to the distance markers.
step
Posted 10:55pm 01/10/11
Seriously? the amount of times i've seen a target tagged and just gone lol cya and actually just aimed at it and killed him from the most retarded positions (0 los)... and the amount of times i've been railed through stones while proning about the same.. actually made me stop playing a few times.
It's the netcode. There is a big discrepancy of what is on your screen & theirs.

I killed a guy who was on vent with me who panic proned just before hitting the concrete blocks in the middle of the map. I snapped him before he went down on my screen & he was already proned on his for like 1.5secs.

It definitely feels a lot different to bc2.

last edited by step at 22:55:15 01/Oct/11
Eorl
Posted 10:57pm 01/10/11
you must be the luckiest person playing the beta right now to never encounter any of the issues mentioned in this thread, and I think you should run out and buy a lottery ticket right now imo.

Haha, maybe. Only real problems I had was when I join a server and I get the please log out log back in message. Everything is smooth sailing, been able to knife 6 guys in a row, my adrenaline was pumping so high then. Also I may just stick with recon no scope at start of metro, and support throughout subway and Paris area.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 11:05pm 01/10/11
Nahh Always carry x4 scope for recon. The x8 is overkill for the short distances in the map AND it gives you away with the lens flash. The x4 gives you enough zoom to take out any snipers with ease at long range. It is also short enough zoom so that you can use it short-medium range.

I carry it on most weapons I use, except the SAW which has that other 3.4x(or whatever) scope.

I also have the laser sight attachment, I never use it to aim but it can blind/annoy people you are shooting at. Enough to throw their aim out.

I like the flashlights on the pistols, blind the crap out of anyone you are shooting at... and your team too hehe
DM
Posted 11:10pm 01/10/11
Yeah I just learned the wonders of the starter russian sniper rifle with the 4x scope on it. It's bloody great since as you said is enough zoom for long range kills but doesn't blind you if you need to do a quick scope on someone close by.
Sc00bs
Posted 11:34pm 01/10/11
Metro map though, I am a little disappointed to the lack of destructible stuff too


yeah whats up with this? was pretty unimpressed when trying to blow stuff up and nothing happens.

will the xp levels that are obtained during beta will be reset for the final release ?
Pirroh
Posted 12:18am 02/10/11
I imagine all stats will be reset once the beta ends.
DM
Posted 12:22am 02/10/11
Yeah they already said they will be doing this. Makes sense too for those not playing open beta.
Trauma
Posted 01:20am 02/10/11
This game is too busy, too fast paced, too exaggerated. There is no time to stop and think, it's just run and shoot. When I did this with a f*****g shotgun I'm losing match ups at close range, 1 direct hit is not killing most times, the time it takes to pump it is more than your life expectancy in view of the enemy. Really f*****g want hardcore mode, also I could not knife a guy who was prone, so I got shot in the shins...

Must... hold out... for... Caspian... Border.......
Midda
Posted 01:26am 02/10/11
Pretty much all of that is due to how small and cramped this map is. Caspian Border will be the true Battlefield experience. I don't get why they didn't just go with that map, the BC2 beta featured a pretty good sized map.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:23am 02/10/11
Hmm, when I used the shotty in the subway section I did plenty of 1 hit kills with it. Not as cool as the Doom shotgun though (the best shotgun in any game so far).
koopz
Posted 09:55am 02/10/11
I'm not liking the impossibly bright flash lights blinding me. I like when people forget they have it on though and give themselves away.


I'm loving it the flash that the scopes give. Players see them will often just freeze and stare like a stunned deer. It allows you to aim up tighter and pull off an easy head shot :)


I killed a guy who was on vent with me who panic proned just before hitting the concrete blocks in the middle of the map. I snapped him before he went down on my screen & he was already proned on his for like 1.5secs.

It definitely feels a lot different to bc2.


sadly I find this to be exactly like BC2 - especially when there's a 400+ pinger lagging up the BC2 server, or if I'm on a bloody Hypernia/GA server. XTG ran a high ping kick on their BC2 boxes so I'd say I'd be mostly playing on theirs or the TOG servers over the next year. TOG's 4 servers were all all Hypernia boxes though oddly server #2 didn't have any lag issues for me :/

The real bugger about this is that my brother is also on TPG just down the street @ Coorparoo and doesn't have any of these lag issues at all. Grrrr

Time to look at cable again

last edited by koopz at 09:55:39 02/Oct/11
Eorl
Posted 10:30am 02/10/11
I'm on tpg, and nothing major happening here. Was the same with RO2, everyone was getting major issue, yet I was perfectly fine.
TicMan
Posted 11:31am 02/10/11
I'm not exactly the greatest at FPS and in most games (except QW, I owned that) I have a negative K/D ratio and I'm not fussed by that, I still enjoy playing, being a support person, getting deep into the map so I can get my squad members to spawn on me, etc.

In saying that, I'm getting absolutely raped in BF3 - I'll put a few rounds into a guy for him to just stare at me, whip out a portable BBQ, cook up some bacon and eggs, maybe make himself a freshly squeezed OJ, then he washes and packs it all away before taking out his gun and shooting me once to kill me.. not sure whether this is me, the game betaness or someone putting some hacks into play.
Hogfather
Posted 11:57am 02/10/11
In saying that, I'm getting absolutely raped in BF3 - I'll put a few rounds into a guy for him to just stare at me, whip out a portable BBQ, cook up some bacon and eggs, maybe make himself a freshly squeezed OJ, then he washes and packs it all away before taking out his gun and shooting me once to kill me.. not sure whether this is me, the game betaness or someone putting some hacks into play.
Yeh I have some problems with rego (hit registration) too.

Had this guy with a stupid 10:1 KD ratio cold while he was setting up the bomb, literally emptied am M16 clip into him from about 5 metres and he calmly turned around and one-shotted me. I'm not the best shot (about 0.3 KD at the moment, mostly cos I go all aarrghh!!!! and spray bullets when I see bad guys :) but I know he took most of those shots into the chest on my screen.

Guys in our TS were complaining about him later on the map so there could be hax or lag / rego bugs affecting certain players.

Another problem is that parties don't work properly and squads are random. We have ~10 people in our regular teams and its s*** that we can't reliably get onto the same team, let alone the same squads.

On the upside I'm really liking battlelog. Works well and has great features, and the disconnect from the game itself will make it no doubt easier to push more s*** out to it.
Sc00bs
Posted 11:56am 02/10/11
yeah rego is pretty horrible atm and not being able to knife prone players sucks ass
step
Posted 12:00pm 02/10/11
Metro map though, I am a little disappointed to the lack of destructible stuff too
They turned it off as it was crashing the servers.

will the xp levels that are obtained during beta will be reset for the final release ?
Yes.

I'm not liking the impossibly bright flash lights blinding me.
Yeah don't get how they work in clear daylight though. Understand in the subway... but outside in daylight is retarded.
TicMan
Posted 12:01pm 02/10/11
Is anyone getting a lot of server disconnects and/or freezes? I probably get a server disconnect about 60% of the time (which sucks as it's usually when I'm playing well) and freezes maybe 1 in 5 games.
Sc00bs
Posted 12:03pm 02/10/11
nope, something must be wrong with ur system tic
Hogfather
Posted 12:06pm 02/10/11
I get the odd lockup and discon too.
Sc00bs
Posted 12:08pm 02/10/11
i get discon but no freezing of game :/
koopz
Posted 12:17pm 02/10/11
hahaha the dedicated server maxes out at 120 players... that's friggin awesome.

lol

as if every man and his dog wasn't going to want to start looking at the back end

I accidentally joined one and they deranked me to negative xp.

Can you set me back to level 1 please?


lol - serves ya right

last edited by koopz at 12:17:55 02/Oct/11
TicMan
Posted 12:32pm 02/10/11
I'll have to start reading up on the forums why the server disconnects would be so frequent. Also, wanting to find out how to name change ... davidred_ea is not what I wanted to sign up with but was my old EA profile name.
Python
Posted 01:26pm 02/10/11
When's Caspian Borders come out?
Midda
Posted 01:36pm 02/10/11
If your account gets banned it does mean any EA game you have on your account would also be unavailable.

What the f***? That's f*****g bulls*** right there.
Eorl
Posted 02:06pm 02/10/11
Knifing a prone person works for me. The animation is pretty cool, pulls them up then knifes them.
DM
Posted 02:06pm 02/10/11
link
BladeRunner
Posted 02:32pm 02/10/11
If you're not playing Conquest you are doing Battlefield wrong IMO, I hardly ever played rush on BC2, it was conquest or play something else.
FraktuRe
Posted 02:36pm 02/10/11
Hmm, just checked and my k/d is 1.035. Woo :D
Eorl
Posted 04:02pm 02/10/11
Hmm, just checked and my k/d is 1.035. Woo :D

1.336 *flaunts epeen*

W/L is 1.17, kills 191, deaths 143. I love the statistics on this Battlelog. Heaps of detail.

Tonight, let's sort out a massive party join. See if we can stress a server will heaps of people joining at once.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 03:57pm 02/10/11
1.465

Win/Loss at 1.6

ooorah
DM
Posted 04:09pm 02/10/11
Kills 447
Deaths 448
K/D Ratio 0.998
Kill assists 55

Eh... I guess not bad. Also how the f*** do you get robots in this game? Some guy was driving around a little bot strapped with 3 bricks of C4 taking out like 4 - 5 people at a time in the train station

EDIT - Nevermind. "this bot can be unlocked by scoring 71,000 with Engineer class"
Eorl
Posted 04:14pm 02/10/11
Yeah and it's quite a fun little bot.

Trauma
Posted 04:16pm 02/10/11
I shot up one of those sneaky little bastards that was placing the C4 on an objective.
Raider
Posted 04:26pm 02/10/11
also u guys gotta remember, this isn't hardcore.. only smacktards play normal mode.. a shotgun in hardcore = 1 shot, a sniper shot above the waist in hardcore = 1 shot etc.
Trauma
Posted 04:26pm 02/10/11
also u guys gotta remember, this isn't hardcore.. only smacktards play normal mode.. a shotgun in hardcore = 1 shot, a sniper shot above the waist in hardcore = 1 shot etc.

Oh how I wish it were hardcore!
TicMan
Posted 04:33pm 02/10/11
For ATI Users .. some preview Catalyst drivers addressing BF3 issues.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 04:41pm 02/10/11
I find that the shotgun 1 hits quite often as do the sniper rifles it you hit chest height or higher.
Khel
Posted 04:49pm 02/10/11
I don't find the need for hardcore, I have no trouble killing people. And I've been taken down in one shot by a sniper before so I guess other people aren't having trouble either.
TicMan
Posted 04:56pm 02/10/11
Hardcore with FF is the only way to play I reckon.. the game slows down, everyone is more cautious and I find the players tend to be less smacktardy and more just normal people.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 04:57pm 02/10/11
When I first started playing I thought lens flare was impacted by the position of the sun and I thought, 'OMG that is cool, you really have to think about where you snipe from and if the sun is dynamic that just becomes all kinds of awesome!'

Sadly it doesn't seem to, I really think it should.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 04:59pm 02/10/11
Wait, are some servers as it is hardcore and some not? As I've played and certainly been teamkilled (and maybe Tk'd a few people myself.. opps).

Although other times FF has not been enabled. I thought all the server settings are the same? I guess not.
Khel
Posted 05:11pm 02/10/11
I dunno, I don't really see the point in server settings that are just going to encourage people to camp even more. As it is, nearly every time I'm killed the kill cam shows someone lying prone camping somewhere. That sort of play just annoys me, makes the game slow and frustrating
Nitro
Posted 05:12pm 02/10/11
This game is the s***. Loving the bolt action with no sights - its like a turkey shoot :D

Considering applying for the dole next year + bf3
Eorl
Posted 05:13pm 02/10/11
Some servers are controlled by the host provider, others are people buying through provider and changing settings. I've found with support, I can never really take notice of how many bullets I've put into people, as when I mount up and start pumping bullets, I just ignore everything but what is in front.
Trauma
Posted 05:41pm 02/10/11
Hardcore with FF is the only way to play I reckon.. the game slows down, everyone is more cautious and I find the players tend to be less smacktardy and more just normal people.

Yea that's the key, it slows it down and this game needs it, at least on Metro it does.

I dunno, I don't really see the point in server settings that are just going to encourage people to camp even more. As it is, nearly every time I'm killed the kill cam shows someone lying prone camping somewhere. That sort of play just annoys me, makes the game slow and frustrating

That's going to happen regardless of the game mode, make it easy to hide and in an open area = camping. Also it's a attack & defend map, one side is meant to be camping.

Hardcore mode does not equal camping, it makes you give a s*** about being reckless and makes you think. Also removes the frustration of having to shot ppl so much, sure sometimes you get a lucky one shot but I just as often get heaps of hit indicators just to go down to the person I'm peppering.
DM
Posted 05:44pm 02/10/11
Login servers are down or something. Keeps coming up with either "a generic error occured" or "no contact with EA back end", the later of which kind of disturbs me a bit. Why do I need to contact EA's ass?

EDIT - Oh and prone kind of s**** me. Wish they hadn't added it back into the game. It really does f*****g suck when you get shot and the kill cam zooms into some guy hidden in a bush. It's not the camping that annoys me it's the fact EVERYONE prones and it makes it so hard to get kills at times. I had a game where I was 0 and 14. Couldn't even getting a single bloody kill.

last edited by DM at 17:44:52 02/Oct/11
Midda
Posted 05:55pm 02/10/11
I don't find the need for hardcore, I have no trouble killing people. And I've been taken down in one shot by a sniper before so I guess other people aren't having trouble either.

I used to think this way too until I actually started putting some time into hardcore servers on BC2, now I can't go back to standard servers. People really do take too many shots to kill, imo. A shot to the chest from medium range with a sniper rifle should kill, not take a little over 60% of their health. It also encourages people to be more careful. The only thing I don't like about hardcore on BC2 is that it removes the HUD. That just seems silly.
Eorl
Posted 05:59pm 02/10/11
DM, how on earth did you play older games if you hate prone so much?
Nitro
Posted 05:59pm 02/10/11
For the first 2 hours I was getting frustrated but once you learn the maps it's much more fun.
DM
Posted 06:00pm 02/10/11
The first battlefield game I played online was bad company 2.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:34pm 02/10/11
I have no problems with prone, I barely even notice it. If you are getting killed by people being prone all the time, you're doing it wrong.

Try going prone yourself and crawling up along cover, then bolt from cover to cover. Always assume when you are in 'dead mans ground' you have been spotted so keep your head down. If are going to camp to hold ground for whatever reason, go prone, preferably before you arrive at your destination. No point getting to where you want to set up a MG then going prone after your big head has been spotted.

If you want some easy points, and I suspect it will be the same in final release, go support and drop ammo around squads of team mates. Since almost no-one does it everyone is always low on ammo and can easily rack up 100+ poitns per ammo drop. If it is a good choke point you can just keep dropping ammo packs and you'll gain 1000 points before you know it. All the time you can also be gunning people down and big points will be had.

You also seem to gain some good bonus points the longer your kill streak goes for.
m3nt4l
Posted 06:44pm 02/10/11
link
Trauma
Posted 07:07pm 02/10/11
The first battlefield game I played online was bad company 2.

Wow, you missed out.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 07:20pm 02/10/11
BF 1942 on Wake Island was the best Battlefield experience to date. BF3 has yet to beat it, though has potential.

BF 1942 on Wake Island was so good in fact that the demo which consisted of Wake Island was all that was needed to enjoy the BF 1942 experience.
Timmeh
Posted 07:21pm 02/10/11
needs another map imo
Python
Posted 07:23pm 02/10/11
map sucks :(

makes the game terrible, really needs caspian borders
skythra
Posted 07:42pm 02/10/11
Only BFs I played before this was bf1942.. :/
Sc00bs
Posted 07:57pm 02/10/11
yeah wake island was the s***, so so many hrs of fun
natslovR
Posted 08:32pm 02/10/11
I can't join any servers since about 20:15 tonight. I filter to ones with +5 free and even with only 25 in the server it's straight away saying full.

I refresh a bit later, same server is there still can't join. Anyone else having trouble?

As Frac pointed out, it's affecting a lot of people

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2826564925951292687/6/
Pirroh
Posted 08:41pm 02/10/11
Yeah, I've been getting the same problem natslovr.
FraktuRe
Posted 09:00pm 02/10/11
There no longer appears to be any servers... anywhere.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:02pm 02/10/11
I guess they are updating servers?
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:05pm 02/10/11
all good now
DM
Posted 09:19pm 02/10/11
It really f*****g sucks having my in-game overlay flicker like this. I can't find anyone else on the net with this problem and it's annoying as f*** when I get messages. Anyone able to help me find an fix?
Reality
Posted 09:30pm 02/10/11


xD

beta of the year
Midda
Posted 09:59pm 02/10/11
It really f*****g sucks having my in-game overlay flicker like this. I can't find anyone else on the net with this problem and it's annoying as f*** when I get messages. Anyone able to help me find an fix?

Disable it? I added Origin as a non-Steam game and use the Steam overlay in Battlefield 3.
Eorl
Posted 11:01pm 02/10/11
Reality, best beta bug ever. I would not care if that was still in release.
3x0dus
Posted 10:31pm 02/10/11
argh, why is it when you want to quit, you have to wait for all the end of match BS and it to load the next map first, so frustrating!
Sc00bs
Posted 10:43pm 02/10/11
oh my god exodus, u have no idea how much rage i got last night when trying to quit, which i found out you have to be living to do, spawn - dead, spawn - dead. dont even get a f***** chance to exit..


WHY CANT YOU EXIT OR GET INTO THE MENU WHILE UR F*****G DEAD
Python
Posted 10:45pm 02/10/11
Updated to the new nvidia drivers (285.38) and now BF3 goes to black screen :[
Khel
Posted 11:04pm 02/10/11
Press alt+enter to make it a window then just click the X, thats how I close it
Midda
Posted 11:15pm 02/10/11
Or just press Alt+F4.

I'm sure it's intentional. They seem to be trying to minimise rage-quitting. They probably found that if they don't give people a way to quit before they're respawned, people are more likely to just have "one more go" because they're already spawned and they may as well. I'm also pretty sure that you lose any progress if you quit before the end of a match.

Oh, and that video Reality posted was hilarious.
Trauma
Posted 11:30pm 02/10/11
Yea I was pissed about the quit thing, but then i worked out that u need to alt tab out and hit close game via the battle log then hit yes on the window that is prob behind the now windowed game client... so u gotta minimize that....................................
Eorl
Posted 11:31pm 02/10/11
You don't lose any progress when quitting before match ends. That's why it's always doing that saving each time you respawn.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 11:36pm 02/10/11
I just ctrl-alt-del and end process when I want to quit.

I too think the lack of exit when you're dead is to reduce rage-quits.



I've now almost racked up as much time with MG's as recon. Sad Panda that my next unlock, Mortar, is unavailable in beta :(

I find it is a little lame when both sides manage to lock down the first set of M-Coms so that the game doesn't progress. That being said, it is great to be on the team that is locking it down.
DM
Posted 12:15am 03/10/11
With SV98, 12x scope and bipod. Kinda proud of this (longest headshot range)
link
Trauma
Posted 12:28am 03/10/11
lol u can tell just how unrealistic this game is when 255m with a bolt action sniper rifle and 12x scope is considered good.
Eorl
Posted 12:29am 03/10/11
I just got out of a very long game then. 40 kills to 20 deaths. We got to the very last M-Com station, B and we just held them off for that long. Felt like an eternity. So many points, 10000 or more.
qmass
Posted 12:53am 03/10/11
lol u can tell just how unrealistic this game is when 255m with a bolt action sniper rifle and 12x scope is considered good.
omg who gives a f***...
arkter
Posted 08:00am 03/10/11
really looking forward to a hardcore mode for this game.... it's frustrating when 'the most realistic shooter ever' still lets people run around after taking 5-8 bullets from just about any weapon.

OH YOU GOT SHOT WITH A M4 8 TIMES AND JUST FLINCHED, TURNED AROUND AND SHOT ME. DATS COOL.
Eorl
Posted 08:41am 03/10/11
When has BF3 ever said they were a realistic shooter? RO2 is my realistic shooter, BF3 is my vehicle and teamwork based shooter.
arkter
Posted 09:04am 03/10/11
bugsauce

Eorl
Posted 10:07am 03/10/11
As creepy as this bug?

Pirroh
Posted 10:53am 03/10/11
nevermind
Python
Posted 11:05am 03/10/11
Well no Caspian Borders for beta.

I'm done with this :[

I feel that COD does infantry warfare much better than BF.
trog
Posted 11:07am 03/10/11
I am a bit bemused by all the talk of bugs.. y'all recall what a beta is for, right? :)
Sc00bs
Posted 11:28am 03/10/11
should it be talked about tho so its fixed?
boba
Posted 11:30am 03/10/11
not when the beta is so old that they've already been fixed and the real purpose of this beta is to test battlelog and not the game itself
Pirroh
Posted 11:32am 03/10/11
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Khel
Posted 11:39am 03/10/11
I just find the bugs amusing really, most of those videos with crazy bugs get a laugh out of me. None of the bugs I've come accross have really dampened my enthusiasm for the game though or ruined my fun, cos you expect bugs really, its a beta not a demo, so you go in with that mentality.
DM
Posted 12:00pm 03/10/11
The bugs i've seen (and recorded) have made me laugh that's for sure. I was sorta on the edge about this game leaning toward "not going to buy" but damned if this beta brought me back over. Also lol @ the bush people section.

Yet another bug I caught in action.

DM
Posted 12:42pm 03/10/11
Don't like this not being able to edit shennanigans. So I unlocked that IRV1 scope for the UMP-45 and holy s*** is that amazing. When you are in the subway part of the map that thing shines. I got 2 Squad Wipe awards with it on medic as well as 11 kills in 1 life. Makes the tunnels a dark green colour while enemies pop up in bright yellow/red. Oh man i'm in love with that combo now. Every load out must have it.
Trauma
Posted 12:54pm 03/10/11
I am a bit bemused by all the talk of bugs.. y'all recall what a beta is for, right? :)

Actually I'm of the opinion that pre-order/open betas are today's demo's, the only benefit they really get is a massive stress test. Who here is submitting useful bug reports? I know I'm not. I am judging this game on it's design choices though. I guess it will depend on how many of the many bugs make it to retail, when ever that is.
boba
Posted 12:57pm 03/10/11
So I unlocked that IRV1 scope for the UMP-45 and holy s*** is that amazing.
The amazing part is the ump cause it's op as f***
Trauma
Posted 01:46pm 03/10/11
Well no Caspian Borders for beta.

I'm done with this :[

I feel that COD does infantry warfare much better than BF.

Where dos it say that there will be no Caspian border in open beta? And yea I agree COD does arcade infantry better.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 01:48pm 03/10/11
Hopefully there will be heaps of data on weapons and minor adjustments will be made for the final release.

I find the assault class to be almost redundant, each other class has better equipment and/or weapons. I feel they need to beef up the damage of the assault rifles a tad and maybe give that class 2 grenades as stock.

Pirroh
Posted 02:00pm 03/10/11
Assault can make a ton of points from revives though.
Eorl
Posted 01:52pm 03/10/11
Hopefully there will be heaps of data on weapons and minor adjustments will be made for the final release.

I find the assault class to be almost redundant, each other class has better equipment and/or weapons. I feel they need to beef up the damage of the assault rifles a tad and maybe give that class 2 grenades as stock.

I disagree completely. Assault is probably the most useful, with the medikit and defibs. The design choice to make Assault the medics is a very good one in my opinion. They are now closer to the battle, and are able to get in and revive people and pull them back into action.
Trauma
Posted 01:58pm 03/10/11
The amazing part is the ump cause it's op as f***

I just learned how f*****g OP the UMP is first hand, I alt-F4 lol, I just don't enjoy this game.
funky
Posted 02:15pm 03/10/11
yeah, the ump spam in that dark underground area by prone guys is ridiculous. i'm playing it on 360, and it is fun, but damn i get killed by people i can't even see most of the time, haha. do enjoy the squad stuff though, if you are in a good squad, spawning on top of each other consistently is awesome
Reality
Posted 02:18pm 03/10/11
-why can't I browse squads??
-why do the guns handle like CoD? counteract the recoil, and you'll find all the weapons will be spot-on up to medium range - even the shotgun is nuts (put flechettes and extended mag on it...)
-why are the flashlights and laser sights so stupid? they get in your eyes even if they are aiming at your crotch
-go through 3 different menus to modify my gun. i can't do it on the spawn screen?
-can't quit game while dead (have to alt+f4)

what about communication?? isn't this a team game? how am I supposed to ask for ammo? this is an integral part of the game. if it's not in the beta then communication options either don't exist or the devs are stupid.

it's also funny how the game treats you like a CoD idiot. points and ribbons for having the squad spawn on you? hahaha

these problems are not on account of its beta status... don't be so naive, half of these 'problems' will make it into the final game.

there are threads on the forums (countless ones) talking about how the helicopters have been dumbed down - they are tilt locked and don't have full 360 rotation like DC and BF2. the one part i was looking forward to the most - had my joystick ready and everything.

imo bf3 = game for casuals. not a worthy successor to BF. will not buy at all, or will buy from a cdkey website ending in .ru
Trauma
Posted 02:26pm 03/10/11
What do you mean they don't have 360 degree rotation? You can't hover and spin 360 degrees? Surely not....
Tollaz0r!
Posted 02:30pm 03/10/11
Okay, the game is fun though.

He means you can't do loop-the-loops in choppers. You know, because that is useful...
Trauma
Posted 02:31pm 03/10/11
Oh who gives a s*** about loops.
Sc00bs
Posted 02:31pm 03/10/11
noticed 1 or 2 of those 'invisible' people in servers. so annoying. just get shot and killed from an invisible person running around :(
DM
Posted 02:31pm 03/10/11
-why can't I browse squads??

Will be in full game. A bit stupid not to have it for beta I agree but it'll be there.

-why are the flashlights and laser sights so stupid? they get in your eyes even if they are aiming at your crotch

Also friendlies blinding you is so griefable. Sucks when some tard won't stop shining it in your eyes so you die.

-go through 3 different menus to modify my gun. i can't do it on the spawn screen?

Doesn't bother me much. I just wish the respawn menu would pop up sooner so I had more time to modify my outfit. While spending 10 seconds looking at the guy who killed you, why can't I open the menu during this time and fiddle with my kit?

isn't this a team game? how am I supposed to ask for ammo?

When you get into a situation where you NEED ammo because you are all out in both guns you start to panic. I had this happen and 3 support guys ignored me when I kept asking in chat for ammo. F*** heads wouldn't drop it. There needs to be a key where you can target someone and it'll ask for their specific group bonus. Like recon's it tells to drop moveable spawn, assault's it tells to drop med kits and so on.
Sc00bs
Posted 02:32pm 03/10/11
i really dont understand how ppl are lvl 45+ already :/
Pirroh
Posted 02:33pm 03/10/11
I think they said the commo-rose is making a return in Battlefield 3.
Trauma
Posted 02:48pm 03/10/11
i really dont understand how ppl are lvl 45+ already :/

I'm seeing ppl who have prestige already.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 02:51pm 03/10/11
I don't think they are putting in the squad stuff in-game, only in Battlelog.

It sucks because I don't understand why they would go backward like that. I also hate getting stuck with a bad, bad squad, I'd rather be in no squad. Actually I'd rather swap into another squad but I can't!
Sc00bs
Posted 02:54pm 03/10/11
please dear god put in squad management ingame
DM
Posted 03:15pm 03/10/11
No i'm pretty sure Dice have said that in-game squad stuff will be in the retail.

EDIT - Or i'm totally wrong
According to the Battlefield 3 community manager, zh1nt0, the squads can only be managed on Battlelog and not in the actual game. This means you can no longer create squads/make private squads while in game. You can only join or leave squads.


last edited by DM at 15:15:11 03/Oct/11
boba
Posted 03:14pm 03/10/11
I wouldn't believe anything their community manager says atm, everything he's said has been wrong and he's the biggest douche ever
Eorl
Posted 03:22pm 03/10/11
No i'm pretty sure Dice have said that in-game squad stuff will be in the retail.

Got some bad news for ya buddy...

"Voice chat and squadding will be on the battlelog side of things"

http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/120072134226751488
Pirroh
Posted 03:16pm 03/10/11
Links not working for me, Eorl.
HyperJ
Posted 03:25pm 03/10/11
Besides the fact that the Nvidia drivers crash directX on my machine 75% of the time ( I cant even play fullscreen), the number of small bad decisions made in the design of this game are stacking up, I am really reconsidering whether I will buy the retail version.
Trauma
Posted 03:27pm 03/10/11
Got some bad news for ya buddy...

"Voice chat and squadding will be on the battlelog side of things"

http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/120072134226751488

Hahaha epic fail. Cuz I just love alt tabbing to do simple tasks! Ok lets be fair, have the said that this battle log thing will get an overlay a la Steam?
Reality
Posted 03:32pm 03/10/11
Oh who gives a s*** about loops.

Okay, the game is fun though.

He means you can't do loop-the-loops in choppers. You know, because that is useful...


here is what real helicopters can do:




this is what you can do in bf2:








BF2 Helicopter's rich gameplay by ZAGOR - WATCH IN HD


you will not be able to do any of this. another example of how they have lowered the skill ceiling for casuals.
Trauma
Posted 03:45pm 03/10/11
Hilarious that you post vids of what choppers can really do then post that BF2 vid.... in the first 2mins or so two choppers drop their tails into the water then fly off as if nothing happened.

Anyways I didn't see anyone doing loops in what i actually watched of it, I don't do loops in Arma, which is more realistic than both but still arcade like for choppers. Loops are meh.

Haha as I'm typing this I'm seeing the rotors of the choppers in that vid clipping through so much s***, skill my ass.
Sc00bs
Posted 03:47pm 03/10/11
wow @ the guys flying those bf2 choppers i can barely make it go where i want it let alone aim, fire and fly around objects lke they are :/
Reality
Posted 03:54pm 03/10/11
i'm taking a stab at how their design decisions conflict with implementation. are they gunning for accessibility? in that case you can rule out the hardcores. no money to be made from them, anyway.

not that it helps, the people i've come across are absolutely awful and don't know what 'team' means. maybe i expect too much from pub ?

Haha as I'm typing this I'm seeing the rotors of the choppers in that vid clipping through so much s***, skill my ass.


..
Sc00bs
Posted 04:02pm 03/10/11
hate getting stuck at 'joing game' in the browser :( hope they fix whatever that problem is
Khel
Posted 04:22pm 03/10/11
Besides the fact that the Nvidia drivers crash directX on my machine 75% of the time ( I cant even play fullscreen)


I installed the beta nvidia drivers and its worked perfectly for me. Tried doing a clean install of the drivers? Maybe its something else on your system conflicting.
Sc00bs
Posted 04:29pm 03/10/11
mine just started freezing aswell, was fun up until this arvo :/ wtf
Mephz
Posted 05:04pm 03/10/11
Oh dear... SKS + holo is an awesome gun (it's technically a semi-auto sniper rifle but stuff using it as one).
However I just unlocked the M40A5 bolt action... Again pulled the scope off it, but I don't think I could use any other gun, the sound this thing makes every time you fire it is unbelievable. Haven't heard a gun sound so good in an FPS to date.
Khel
Posted 05:20pm 03/10/11
another example of how they have lowered the skill ceiling for casuals.


Its not supposed to be a helicopter simulator though. Makes sense to me to make the game more accessible, not only does it mean it will appeal to more people, but it means you've got more chance of having a good game on a public server if people can actually fly the planes/helicopters/whatever semi-properly. I mean how many times in BF2 do you see people run and jump in a helicopter, take off, and then immediately crash when they try and turn? Thats not fun for anyone.

I'm all for more making games more accessible and easier to pick up, the whole elitist "this isn't cool because its not difficult to figure out" mentality is just dumb. Just because its easier for people to get into, doesn't put them on the same footing as people who are really good at the game, it just gives them a fighting chance. There'll still be a chance for the awesome players to shine I'm sure, and we'll still see plenty of videos of people doing amazing things that I could never hope to do.

I didn't watch that whole BF2 chopper video, just the first few minutes, but I didn't see anything that couldn't be done with BF3 choppers? It might turn into a stunts video later on with loops and stuff, but all the combat bits I watched just looked like he was good at flying it and aiming, which should translate over to BF3 as well I would imagine.
FPS_Mike
Posted 05:25pm 03/10/11
there's no way they can fix all of the bugs before release....
Mephz
Posted 05:29pm 03/10/11
They really need to up the damage done on headshots its ludicrous that you hit them in the head from 10m with a high powered rifle and they're still walking or just gun you down with body shots.


last edited by Mephz at 17:29:02 03/Oct/11
ravn0s
Posted 05:34pm 03/10/11
i shot a guy sitting in a corner like 10 times, he turns to me and kills me in 2 shots. like wtf!1!!!11!


RAGE!
DM
Posted 05:37pm 03/10/11
how many times in BF2 do you see people run and jump in a helicopter, take off, and then immediately crash when they try and turn?

I think this is everyone's experience for the first 10 or so times when attempting to fly one. That s*** is hard as hell top pick up when you are new
Pirroh
Posted 05:38pm 03/10/11
They really need to up the damage done on headshots its ludicrous that you hit them in the head from 10m with a high powered rifle and they're still walking or just gun you down with body shots.
last edited by Mephz at 17:29:02 03/Oct/11


I thought headshots were one hit kills?
trog
Posted 05:39pm 03/10/11
I think this is everyone's experience for the first 10 or so times when attempting to fly one. That s*** is hard as hell top pick up when you are new
has the helicopter flight model changed that much since BFV though?

or are there still enough complete BF noobs
DM
Posted 06:09pm 03/10/11
Nah I don't think it has all that much really. Hell I remember back in BF:V days when I'd get into a chinook and my friend would jump in the back. I'd fly up as high as we could go and then i'd switch seats to watch him lift off the floor and zoom around the back doing flips and s***. Once he got sucked out of a window and we laughed so hard we couldn't play for a few minutes.
Trauma
Posted 07:37pm 03/10/11
I thought headshots were one hit kills?

Not in my experience, I had a guy take 4 hits in the head from my M16 (all I could see was his head).

Also I've just tried the M320 grenade launcher... it's f*****g terribad, two hits are needed for a kill and it's velocity is way too high and as a result it has almost no arc at all. Also you have to give up slot 3 (medpack) & weapon mod slot 2 to use it (attached). I guess DICE don't like noobtubes... yet there is endless RPG spam.

Edit: Actually the M320 grenade launcher has no arc at all, the aim point is the impact point regardless of range.
Khel
Posted 06:25pm 03/10/11
Does BF3 have parachutes?
Trauma
Posted 06:26pm 03/10/11
Does BF3 have parachutes?

Yea, it's bound to space by default, I've not seen it in Metro for obvious reasons though.
ravn0s
Posted 06:27pm 03/10/11
yes there is according to the controls menu
Tiny
Posted 06:52pm 03/10/11
Trog,

The ausgamers download mirror is not working for me It keeps dropping the connection during the download.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:56pm 03/10/11
I find headshots to kill in 1 hit most times. The pistol sometimes takes 2. Maybe you're not doing it right?
ravn0s
Posted 07:00pm 03/10/11
tiny just download it through origin, it will probably end up being faster.
defi
Posted 07:29pm 03/10/11
Mine Runs like Poo on my i7 860 and Crossfired 4890's.....WTF is going on.
defi
Posted 08:04pm 03/10/11
Hmm....Windowd it seems to run well.....WTH is goin on.
Mephz
Posted 08:09pm 03/10/11
Anybody else get these 'lag' death issues?
His first case: Instantly dying for 100% health to 0% (It's not head shots with the lack of head shot crosshair icon)

Second Case: Being hit after running behind cover. Just after halfway there is one there I have experienced before where you can run halfway down a hall and a guy who was in he open has supposedly killed you?

Third case: Bullets that do no damage despite shooting first. Only experienced this one a couple of times.

Seems to be client side prediction issues?

Makes me wonder how many times the kills I get is this sort of stuff happening to other people.
BladeRunner
Posted 08:18pm 03/10/11
I run it in windowed mode, Works well plus you can browse the web and chat or whatever. Running it on nvidia gtx570 running the beta drivers. Works well. +1 for using Pistols, they are fracking mad in this game.

Every now than then in BC2 you would get a chopper guy who knew what he was doing......it was terrible to be on the opposing side, wheather it be on foot or in a tank, those flyboys would scrap you easily and there is not a whole lot you could do about it.
Trauma
Posted 08:25pm 03/10/11
Anybody else get these 'lag' death issues?
His first case: Instantly dying for 100% health to 0% (It's not head shots with the lack of head shot crosshair icon)

Second Case: Being hit after running behind cover. Just after halfway there is one there I have experienced before where you can run halfway down a hall and a guy who was in he open has supposedly killed you?

Third case: Bullets that do no damage despite shooting first. Only experienced this one a couple of times.

Seems to be client side prediction issues?

Makes me wonder how many times the kills I get is this sort of stuff happening to other people.

I get heaps of this, I come under fire but clearly get behind cover to just die there, I sometimes die and my body gets pulled back sometimes as much as 10m. I also get a lot of the shoot first die first crap, I mainly put it down to others having better weapons (for example the F2000 seems to do twice the damage of the M16 even though the fire the same round), I also assume once the server tags you as dead your shots are 'removed' so even though you were getting ass loads of hit indicators you are out of play so no kill after the fact.

My method of testing lag in BC2 is still valid here, get your knife out and stab something destructible, note the delay between impact and destruction, that's your lag. I'd put it at about 150ish. No wonder they chose to hide ping in game this time around.
Mephz
Posted 09:38pm 03/10/11
Oops I just noticed my link didnt work. Not so good at doing links.
This was meant to be in my original post about the lag etc. that I was referring to. I found this on the BF3 forums.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGaP5wTYLtQ

last edited by Mephz at 21:38:05 03/Oct/11
Eorl
Posted 10:02pm 03/10/11
Heh, just got out of a match where we got pushed to first area in subway, and I was holding everyone off as support. 30-7 and got a s*** load of experience and ribbons. By far support is the best class with the M249 and just prone, bipod out and your set. Only time I died was by UMP d*******s.
Sc00bs
Posted 10:59pm 03/10/11
anyone else finding that bf is making mozilla crash and get out of the game?
Tiny
Posted 11:02pm 03/10/11
Seems like a good game so far. I'm so getting a second gtx 570 though for SLI action.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 11:10pm 03/10/11
Tniy, why? My 560ti Hawk is on High 1920x1080 and getting what seems good fps, at least 30 probably 40-50. I couldn't see how getting a second one would improve it much.
Eorl
Posted 12:05am 04/10/11
Tniy, why? My 560ti Hawk is on High 1920x1080 and getting what seems good fps, at least 30 probably 40-50. I couldn't see how getting a second one would improve it much.

But what about those 60 fpssssss
Trauma
Posted 12:23am 04/10/11
Oops I just noticed my link didnt work. Not so good at doing links.
This was meant to be in my original post about the lag etc. that I was referring to. I found this on the BF3 forums.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGaP5wTYLtQlast edited by Mephz at 21:38:05 03/Oct/11

That vid shows exactly what I've been experiencing.

Heh, just got out of a match where we got pushed to first area in subway, and I was holding everyone off as support. 30-7 and got a s*** load of experience and ribbons. By far support is the best class with the M249 and just prone, bipod out and your set. Only time I died was by UMP d*******s.

The M249 seems pretty powerful, also I've noticed there is no mobility penalty for using it, you can wield it like an SMG. Speaking of SMG's I just unlocked the UMP.... enjoying the game a lot more now, that thing makes me feel like I'm playing on hardcore, the way it should be.
Python
Posted 12:26am 04/10/11
I'm getting over 80fps with a gtx570 on high detail. Runs pretty smooth!
FraktuRe
Posted 12:40am 04/10/11
Nah trauma firing the saw while on the move can't hit s***.
Trauma
Posted 01:03am 04/10/11
Nah trauma firing the saw while on the move can't hit s***.

No no I don't mean on the move, I mean when your sprinting along you can very quickly go from full sprint to accurate fire. One would think it would be a bit slower given it's size and weight.
Infidel
Posted 06:12am 04/10/11
m249 isnt so huge, I shot one in vegas was pretty light : )
Mephz
Posted 07:29am 04/10/11
Speaking of SMG's I just unlocked the UMP.... enjoying the game a lot more now, that thing makes me feel like I'm playing on hardcore, the way it should be.
Oh no, don't get used to using the broken gun :/

My weapon of choice currently:

M40A5 with just iron sights + Tact Light.

Statistics
kills
187
headshots
97
shotsFired
613
accuracy%
45.4

It has it's down sides, 75% max damage per shot except head and even then sometimes it seems to leave them on 0% ???

I was disappointed it sounds more blunted in the tunnels which is the opposite of what I'd expect in such a closed in area?

last edited by Mephz at 07:29:33 04/Oct/11
HyperJ
Posted 08:02am 04/10/11
Trying to work out if upgrading just my gfx card will be enough, is anybody getting a decent framerate on a core 2 duo E6750 @ 2.66?
BladeRunner
Posted 08:11am 04/10/11
http://postimage.org/image/1kgpnnqro/

My last match. Pretty good for me, I am usually in the middle but some times I pull crazy s***. I got 4 pistol ribbons that round too, I hope they don't change pistols in the final retail version.
TicMan
Posted 08:17am 04/10/11
I've found a way to replicate my "Connection to the server has been lost" and it involves actually having a streak of owing the s*** out of people, playing really well, getting a good amount of points and then the crash occurs.
arkter
Posted 08:42am 04/10/11
here is what real helicopters can do:

this is what you can do in bf2:


you will not be able to do any of this. another example of how they have lowered the skill ceiling for casuals.


Apaches can go underwater, crash into s***, skim along the ground with their tail rotor totally underground and walk away scratch free!

I think not.

You will still be able to perform most of the air to air combat you saw in that BF2 video, as said above, who gives a s*** about loops.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:52am 04/10/11
If you're not flying a chopper upside down you're doing it wrong!



I really, really hope that Dice listen to the people about in-game squad management. Easily the most wanted, most missed and most useful feature they could add that isn't currently available. Much, Much more then upside down flying choppers... and dinosaurs.

edit: Although dinosaurs do rate a close second.
boba
Posted 09:19am 04/10/11
had a few good games with some chaps from here last night. so disappointed in the f2000 though
Zapo
Posted 10:25am 04/10/11
I agree with you Tollaz0r! I was in a game last night with you, Hog and Nats - with a bunch of other non-Ausgamers people and we couldn't join the same f*****g squad!!! WTF.

Also, earlier, about 5 of us created a platoon and tried to join an almost empty server (about 12 slots out of 32) and only 2 of us were placed in while the others sat there, bugged out, and then couldn't join!

This s*** needs to get fixed ASAP, it's pretty basic to be honest, and I don't see why you wouldn't want to allow it.
trog
Posted 10:26am 04/10/11
Trog,

The ausgamers download mirror is not working for me It keeps dropping the connection during the download.
I think it's just getting hammered; if you want to hit me up at www.ausgamers.com/contact I can figure out where it's going wrong!
Python
Posted 10:40am 04/10/11
Game really has been watered down for consoles, can only hope there are big changes in the full release.
Eorl
Posted 11:14am 04/10/11
Funny thing is Consoles have in-game squad management.
DM
Posted 11:19am 04/10/11
Aint it the f*****g truth
link
Mephz
Posted 11:20am 04/10/11
I might break something but here goes!
Oh it worked.
Unfortunately youtube compressed my already compressed video, didn't know it was going to do that :( bit hard to see what's going on now.



last edited by Mephz at 11:20:56 04/Oct/11
Eorl
Posted 11:22am 04/10/11
Jeez Mephz, you were on a roll there. What gun was that?
Mephz
Posted 11:30am 04/10/11
Eorl - M40A5 dude.
It ended 25/3 - bah screenshot all low res. I fail at uploading of things :)

last edited by Mephz at 11:30:03 04/Oct/11
DM
Posted 11:30am 04/10/11
Jesus christ this
link
Mephz
Posted 11:37am 04/10/11
Hahahahahaha DM!
Actually that makes me think, I'd prefer to see a replay of the last few seconds of your death from your enemies perspective. I can't remember which game did this.

last edited by Mephz at 11:37:58 04/Oct/11
funky
Posted 11:42am 04/10/11
COD shows you how to you died i'm pretty sure
Nitro
Posted 11:42am 04/10/11
God damn I want that M40A5. Iron sights are the win.

On defence I like to take the big tree down by the lake. You can really rack em up. Will put a vid up later. What are you using to record?
DM
Posted 11:43am 04/10/11
Wasn't this the original Call of Duty? I know some game had a kill cam and yes that's what I would love to see as well.
Mephz
Posted 11:46am 04/10/11
I used FRAPs.
Someone may have to point out the best way with sizes, resolution etc. before uploading as I'd be interested too since mine was butchered by youtube :(
Tollaz0r!
Posted 11:53am 04/10/11
I find there are some sweet spots with the MG that can really lock down areas.
natslovR
Posted 11:59am 04/10/11
I got the Engineer's bomb robot yesterday. managed to do a defuse with it. Wish it could at least poke the enemy or something, or bash in to them.

Going to be fun using it to set us up the bomb.
paveway
Posted 12:04pm 04/10/11
yes call of duty has the kill cam, shows you the last few seconds from the enemies view that killed you
Eorl
Posted 12:23pm 04/10/11
I got the Engineer's bomb robot yesterday. managed to do a defuse with it. Wish it could at least poke the enemy or something, or bash in to them.

Going to be fun using it to set us up the bomb.

You can poke the enemy, just go up to them and fire, you kill them using the repair tool.
Trauma
Posted 01:39pm 04/10/11
Damn mephz nice work, that reminded me of the bolt rifles in Red Orchestra 2, just weaker. I'd rather die to that than the typical mk11 spam.

Oh and I'm fully expecting the UMP to get a nerf as it really needs it, but I also would never play retail on normal mode, so it should be similar on hardcore. I'm seeing a glimpse of hardcore with it.
Python
Posted 01:47pm 04/10/11
was playing with nats last night (although i don't think he knew! im in his friends list!). Although it was funny to see him say "WHY IS NO ONE DROPPING AMMO!?!?!?" when he has about 3 - 4 support players with him. I changed class to help him out =]

Although he did ignore my hello's in game, a******.

Chat system could be better in game as well :O
natslovR
Posted 02:04pm 04/10/11
Chat system is s***. I jumped in the server to play with you, then didn't recognise you after that.. certainly didn't see any chat from you :-)

The number of times i had to yell SUPPORT: SPAWN, DROP AMMO, THEN MOVE ON. It was frustrating.

I'm not an a****** I just play one in BF3.
BOOST
Posted 02:17pm 04/10/11
How do you in game chat? I can't find the key bind for it?
Python
Posted 02:18pm 04/10/11
Python
Posted 02:21pm 04/10/11
I found them by accident (pressing all my keyboard keys). J for all chat, K for team chat. Don't know the squad chat.
Pirroh
Posted 02:27pm 04/10/11
J, K, L, same as BF2.
natslovR
Posted 02:29pm 04/10/11
nice scopes. Love the IRNV.
Eorl
Posted 02:55pm 04/10/11
J, K, L, same as BF2.

And BC2.
glynd
Posted 03:14pm 04/10/11
wasn't that the same for 1942 as well?
Trauma
Posted 05:05pm 04/10/11
nice scopes. Love the IRNV.

Really? I find it washes out way too much even in the subway, also if anyone has a flash light or a scope that give a lens flare it washes it out even further, also the illogically placed fires in the subway wash it out a lot. Seems like a night only thing to me but maybe a wide open space would be more suited.
Tiny
Posted 06:42pm 04/10/11
origin not working for bf3!
kappa
Posted 06:47pm 04/10/11
I come home to an offline battlelog!
Trauma
Posted 07:28pm 04/10/11
Maintenance, should be done by now but it's not.
BOOST
Posted 07:32pm 04/10/11
J, K, L, same as BF2.


Cool thanks
natslovR
Posted 08:19pm 04/10/11
It looks like it's back now. I can see some oceana servers, but all of the Game Arena servers are still unavailable.
Mephz
Posted 08:22pm 04/10/11
Impossible to get a spot too.
Every single server is full and filling up instantly!
Python
Posted 08:42pm 04/10/11
link
Mephz
Posted 08:45pm 04/10/11
Why don't they just release caspian and not threaten their customers over a beta then :S
Doesn't seem legit tho

last edited by Mephz at 20:45:42 04/Oct/11
Sc00bs
Posted 08:46pm 04/10/11
haha wow ppl are raging hard :/

ill play it, f***, i mean even if they dont fix everything by release it will be in the near future i would say.

DM
Posted 08:51pm 04/10/11
This should tell them something. But since it's EA they will blame piracy for the loss in pre-orders.
Pirroh
Posted 08:57pm 04/10/11
Why don't they just release caspian and not threaten their customers over a beta then :S
Doesn't seem legit tholast edited by Mephz at 20:45:42 04/Oct/11


I don't think it is, I don't see it anywhere on the battlefield twitter on the 30th of September.
Infidel
Posted 09:18pm 04/10/11
I dont see why they dont release another map, metro is good but its not what a battlefield game should be. Pre-orders are stupid anyway and should have never been invented.
Sc00bs
Posted 09:22pm 04/10/11
anyone finding it hard to find a server that isnt full for hrs tonight?
Eorl
Posted 09:30pm 04/10/11
That twitter isn't legit. Trolls trolling trolls.
Trauma
Posted 09:38pm 04/10/11
What ever update they did has gone backwards, I got odd brightness settings that i can't fix and first round crashed when we won... bit odd.
Hogfather
Posted 09:59pm 04/10/11
Heh I'm on Telstra ADSL and just realised that it is impossible for me to join a Game Arena server, ever. Its making it REALLY hard to find a game.

I'd been raging at why its been so hard to connect but there it is. Apparently I am not alone.
Khel
Posted 09:58pm 04/10/11
I've played on GA servers a few times and I'm on Bigpond ADSL, maybe its some weird setting in routers or something?
TicMan
Posted 10:19pm 04/10/11
BigPond here and only play on GA servers.
Hogfather
Posted 10:23pm 04/10/11
Yeh it doesn't affect everyone, obviously.

But the only servers I CANT connect to are GA, I can conect to node, NZ, f*****g 500 ping servers in DE are fine.

Every time I try to connect to GA it fails - Malthius acknowledged its broken for some Telstra customers in the thread.
Trauma
Posted 10:47pm 04/10/11
Yea I can't get onto GA either. Much worse though is that since the update I can't find a single server under 190ms.
koopz
Posted 11:03pm 04/10/11
Got some bad news for ya buddy...

"Voice chat and squadding will be on the battlelog side of things"

http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/120072134226751488


The server GameOp can easily help you out here with a simple console command.

Stop playing pubs dude.. look around for a clan.
boba
Posted 11:10pm 04/10/11
voice chat is in now, and the quality is f*****g terrible compared to using vent or mumble
ravn0s
Posted 11:20pm 04/10/11
Heh I'm on Telstra ADSL and just realised that it is impossible for me to join a Game Arena server, ever.


i've got bigpond cable and since beta started i haven't be able to connect to any ga servers. other servers are fine.
Hogfather
Posted 11:27pm 04/10/11
rav, do you also get no ping for GA servers in battlelog like this?

boba
Posted 11:26pm 04/10/11
I get no pings for ga servers but have no problems joining
ravn0s
Posted 11:27pm 04/10/11
no pings
Nitro
Posted 11:48pm 04/10/11
I'm getting s*** server suggestions, 300 pings or no ping
Trauma
Posted 11:54pm 04/10/11
Mine are either no ping or 190ish, the odd 20/30 ping and I jump on it. Starting to doubt the accuracy of these pings though.

On a more humerus note I think i just got booted for saying "yea no s***" to some genius that said take B... then after we got it he says take A......
Khel
Posted 11:58pm 04/10/11
Yeah, mine are all either no ping or 200+ now :(
Nitro
Posted 12:02am 05/10/11
Is it all hardcore mode or something at the moment? I can't tell good guys from bad guys.
Trauma
Posted 12:05am 05/10/11
Is it all hardcore mode or something at the moment? I can't tell good guys from bad guys.

Hardcore is disabled atm but I agree the models are far too similar, also you can always see the squad name tags I've had a few moments where I had an enemy align with a distant squad members name tag and ignored them just to get owned.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 12:06am 05/10/11
I've been using the SKS rifle. So crap! It doesn't do enough damage IMO. Fun though, because you have to be accurate with it and it is semi-auto only. F**** me why it comes with a x7 scope with the stupid flashy flash, I took that right of and ran around pretending it was a Garand, the iron sights for it kind of look like it and the 'pop' noise and low damage makes it seem like it even more. heheh
Midda
Posted 12:23am 05/10/11
Got a few kills with the C4 packs tonight. I always forget to use them in games, but I managed to keep them at the front of my mind and it succeeded. Wiped out a squad in one blast, it's pretty cool that you get a bonus for that.
Trauma
Posted 12:33am 05/10/11
I've been using the SKS rifle. So crap! It doesn't do enough damage IMO. Fun though, because you have to be accurate with it and it is semi-auto only. F**** me why it comes with a x7 scope with the stupid flashy flash, I took that right of and ran around pretending it was a Garand, the iron sights for it kind of look like it and the 'pop' noise and low damage makes it seem like it even more. heheh

Yea it's pretty damn obvious that the lens flare is a failure when most people just take the scope off right away.

Got a few kills with the C4 packs tonight. I always forget to use them in games, but I managed to keep them at the front of my mind and it succeeded. Wiped out a squad in one blast, it's pretty cool that you get a bonus for that.

I was using them tonight as well, though I was using them to blow away cover around the objectives while on defence.
Mephz
Posted 12:33am 05/10/11
I've been using the SKS rifle. So crap!
Throw holo and silencer on the SKS and you'll get a tonne of kills :)
Infidel
Posted 01:19am 05/10/11
SKS is just a single fire AK 47/74 so thats why its not that great
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:29am 05/10/11
It seems a large number of people are using the c4 now. Every server I played on last night had at least 2 people on each team using c4 heaps.
natslovR
Posted 08:40am 05/10/11
I was using my robot last night to defuse bombs and kill people. Seems many people haven't seen it yet so let it burn them. Especially when they are planting c4 in a clusterf*** at one o the sites. They blow their cover trying to get away

Still so few support drop ammo.

I can't get VoIP working.
Trauma
Posted 12:05pm 05/10/11
The cheating is getting a bit out of control in the beta now, I just had two Aus servers in a row where every time you spawn everyone teleports to I presume the hackers location for one big cluster f***.
Sc00bs
Posted 01:40pm 05/10/11
Still so few support drop ammo.


holy f*** this annoying!

im always scattering ammo around when im support, its like ppl forget about it.

the amount of times ive been kicking ass only to run out of ammo and have no ammo boxes around ><

+1 for over the cheaters, all this effort to get into the game and people are still hacking :/
funky
Posted 01:46pm 05/10/11
yeah, i've been playing mostly support, with a bit of recon thrown in. i've only played almost two hours so far, on the 360, but i have been racking up points dropping ammo to my squad. the only thing that frustrates me, is that i don't really like the default weapons for support and i haven't unlocked anything better yet. dropping ammo at the mobile spawn point where we were pinned down racked me up heaps in one go, trying to fight our way out of this room everyone needed lots of ammo :)

have been using the ACOG on MK11 for recon and really enjoying that. love setting up a sweet mobile spawn point also, get some good points through that.
Sc00bs
Posted 01:52pm 05/10/11
they are all pretty fun classes imo :)

engi + shotgun is one of my favourites
ravn0s
Posted 02:12pm 05/10/11
i hate that you auto drop the ammo/medpacks and cant cancel it. sometimes i accidentally hit the key when im trying to change weapon during a fight.
Khel
Posted 02:40pm 05/10/11
I've been playing mostly assault, with a very little bit of support, haven't even tried engi or recon yet. But I'm always tossing out health as assault, whenever I spawn on a teammate I toss out health, or if we're defending somewhere I toss it around. Don't see a lot of other people tossing out health and/or ammo though :(
Tollaz0r!
Posted 03:17pm 05/10/11
I see heaps of people dropping medpacks but not ammo packs.
BladeRunner
Posted 03:34pm 05/10/11
I play mostly Recon and Support. Trying to go Assault so I can get noobtube.
Sc00bs
Posted 03:37pm 05/10/11
is anyone else getting some wierd thing that every like 3rd time i put out a med pack with assault it pulls out the paddles automatically :/ really annoying when your trying to quickly drop a pack and shoot an enemy
Hogfather
Posted 03:44pm 05/10/11
I see heaps of people dropping medpacks but not ammo packs.

This man speaks the truth
Khel
Posted 04:30pm 05/10/11
I hadn't seen many people dropping either, but then in the game I just played before it seemed like everyone was dropping s*** all over the place, medpacks and ammo abounded.

is anyone else getting some wierd thing that every like 3rd time i put out a med pack with assault it pulls out the paddles automatically


Nah, but I do get a really annoying bug where sometimes after I throw a medpack, and it swaps back to my primary weapon, I can't zoom or look down the sights anymore. Have to swap to my pistol then back to my weapon before it works.
Sc00bs
Posted 04:34pm 05/10/11
yeah thats annoying aswell, not being able to zoom until you switch guns
BladeRunner
Posted 04:59pm 05/10/11
I for one hope we get a change to actually play the proper Battlefield map, Caspian Border. Metro is not awesome to showcase Battlefield 3, then again this is not an actual demo. Anyone remember BF2 demo? I played on a UK server if I remember correctly, 400+ ping but I enjoyed it.
Dan
Posted 05:04pm 05/10/11
I presume this is also a bug, but is there a trick to planting a mobile spawn point as recon class? Sometimes I have to mash mouse1 a dozen times before the damn thing will deploy.
Trauma
Posted 05:06pm 05/10/11
I'm hoping they will open Caspian for last couple days to get ppl more hyped for it.

I presume this is also a bug, but is there a trick to planting a mobile spawn point as recon class? Sometimes I have to mash mouse1 a dozen times before the damn thing will deploy.

Yea I get that too, I find going prone seems to do the trick.
Mephz
Posted 05:15pm 05/10/11
ahhh.. the mobile spawn point issue :)

It needs to be on flat ground, it's a pain in the ass. And by flat, I mean pretty much dead level.

It will destroy itself when the gameplay moves up to next MCOMMS. It can be replenished with ammo box.
You can also pick it up by pressing R when near it, but then its weird and bugs out and you have to "reload" by pressing r again to plant it back down, as though it were a rifle O.o

The mobile spawn point is probably the whole reason I play recon, it's awesome :)
Trauma
Posted 05:52pm 05/10/11
I just tried out the recon class properly for the first time, went iron sights SVD... jeez that is OP, as is the Mk11 with iron sights. I kinda think they should be forced to use a scope, minimum 4x. Even then Mk11 + Acog is deadly up close. Also just about all weapons can get all the same sights, a bit of diversity would be good there.
Nitro
Posted 06:30pm 05/10/11
I've mainly been playing recon with a splash of engineer.

It makes sense they putting metro through it's paces because they need to iron out the general fps bugs before introducing vehicle issues.
DM
Posted 06:39pm 05/10/11
Word of warning: those planning on running RAGE will be unhappy to know that the drivers you MUST use for said RAGE will (at least in my case) reduce your fps by about half in BF3. I was running a flat 85 fps and after installing the special drivers for rage, I've dropped down to about 50 at max. Average being about 30 or so and not only that, the quality of the game has dropped quite a bit. Text is all over scanned like you would see in 1 of those filters for an old SNES game, textures are murky at best and it generally looks rather s***.

Sometimes I really seriously regret getting another ATI card. May just sell this one or bin it, and buy a 590.
ravn0s
Posted 07:06pm 05/10/11
DM
Posted 07:08pm 05/10/11
Ahahahah rav I just found that video myself and was coming here to post it. Beaten!
Hogfather
Posted 07:09pm 05/10/11
WOO GAMEARENA FIXEDERED IT THANKS MALTHIUS
Mephz
Posted 07:11pm 05/10/11
I was running a flat 85 fps
What card? My 590 I get down as low as 65 fps at times in the open.
d^
Posted 07:38pm 05/10/11
Got killed by a guy inside the ground, niceeeeeeeeee.
BladeRunner
Posted 07:38pm 05/10/11
There is no way anyone could convince me to buy an ATi/AMD card, unless it was top tier and for $100. Also awesome video Rav. The mobile spawn is one of the best things about Recon, Can't wait to use it on better maps and conquest mode. Only 5 days left of Beta......want Conquest!!!!
59fifty
Posted 07:40pm 05/10/11
ravnos, that is f*****g great!


With the mobile spawns - I put one down in the bushes in the circular gazebo thingy at the first stage as defenders. When the attackers take the first mcom, I spawn at the mobile respawn with the shotty and take em out from behind. Works a treat ;) Especially in the dark subway tunnels.

I think it lasts until the 3rd mcom stage... or until you stop spawning on it... not sure..
Infidel
Posted 09:32pm 05/10/11
How do you see your FPS? I must havee missed it. I've also seen a lot of that as in Ravn0s\s video haha ....

Saw something funny yesterday as well that I didnt record, a teammate shot an attacker on Metro and when he died his body just flew really fast towards us and hit some wall, could have been a grenade that got him but the way the body flew just looked impossible.
Khel
Posted 10:13pm 05/10/11
Whats with the flying spy drone thing? I've had a few of them fly right up to me like they're trying to attack me with it and nothing happens so I just shoot it down and move on. I'm guessing its purely just for scouting purposes?

I think it lasts until the 3rd mcom stage... or until you stop spawning on it... not sure..


They can be destroyed by the other team too, I've killed a few when I've seen them

Had a weird thing going on with Battlelog when I was just playing, I made a party with my brother, found a server with a few open slots and clicked "Join as Party", but then me and him ended up in completely different servers.
BladeRunner
Posted 10:18pm 05/10/11
One thing is getting on my nerves is when you get killed you have to look at the dude who killed you for 5 seconds. I want to hit enter and go to the spawn/weapons screen like you can in other BF games. Its wasting time just by sitting there looking at some dude derp'ing around.
http://postimage.org/image/23fz00w6c/
fpot
Posted 10:19pm 05/10/11
How about you die less and kill more. Then you can revel in the fact that the killees are staring at your face in anger for that painful 5 seconds? :)
ravn0s
Posted 11:12pm 05/10/11
you two need to get a room already.
fpot
Posted 11:13pm 05/10/11
We were just having a joke around :*(
Sc00bs
Posted 11:16pm 05/10/11
what party poopers, i remember when there was threads with pages apon pages of flaming.
Python
Posted 12:13am 06/10/11
link
Khel
Posted 12:24am 06/10/11
I wish there was taunt animations, or even just a waving animation or something, so after you kill someone and you know they're looking at you, you could rub it in even more :P

Actually, one thing I'd really like to see (but I dunno if this level of integration is possible), is the ability to play with and setup loadouts on the Battlelog website, and then have it reflected ingame when you play.

Edit: Actually, never mind, just realised if I go to my profile I can see the stats on all the stuff I've unlocked, which is good enough
Python
Posted 12:27am 06/10/11
Mephz
Posted 12:48am 06/10/11
Haha some of that was hilarious python
qmass
Posted 12:49am 06/10/11
Trauma
Posted 12:52am 06/10/11
Bit slow qmass, time to get all pissy about it.
DM
Posted 02:08am 06/10/11
That video Python was f*****g hilarious. I woke everyone up because i'm watching it at 1am.
Mephz
Posted 12:08pm 06/10/11
gamearena servers are really s***.
Hit rego is aweful. constant disconnects due to "disconnection from login server".

avoiding like plague until fixed.
unclebobsticle
Posted 03:04pm 06/10/11
Anyone else seen this bug in game?
Its awesome

DM
Posted 03:06pm 06/10/11
Just played a game where the other team had a hacker going 50-4 average per round. They kept lauding it over us and calling us pussies. Next minute we get a hacker on our team who goes 80-2 and theirs leaves. Then they start screaming we are c**** and they all leave the server. hahaha good times.
Mephz
Posted 03:23pm 06/10/11
sounds exactly like the game I was just in DM ... :O

I lol'd:



last edited by Mephz at 15:23:01 06/Oct/11
unclebobsticle
Posted 03:23pm 06/10/11


I had disconnect problems the first time i played it, but now seems to be pretty smooth on the games arena servers.
Khel
Posted 03:42pm 06/10/11
How can you tell if people are hacking? In a game last night there was a guy running around on zero health who couldn't be killed, is that a hack or just a game bug?
funky
Posted 03:44pm 06/10/11
even though i'm getting pretty smashed in it on 360, and would much prefer to play it on PC, i'm actually really enjoying it. have only had one problem with servers where i got booted out yesterday and it just kept saying that the EA server authentication (or whatever) was down
koopz
Posted 08:56am 07/10/11
How can you tell if people are hacking? In a game last night there was a guy running around on zero health who couldn't be killed, is that a hack or just a game bug?


the score is usually a give away, though I notice that these guys don't appear to 'twitch' like they do in BC2.


link

I'm a little over the beta for the moment. The lack of admins to keep the servers clean really has gotten too much.

last edited by koopz at 08:56:48 07/Oct/11
koopz
Posted 09:10am 07/10/11
You can report Beta offenders here.
Enska
Posted 09:30am 07/10/11
Just had a sweet game, we pushed all the way through the station out onto a street in the city. I didn't even realise the map was that big haha.
Eorl
Posted 10:14am 07/10/11
You can now get Battlefield 3 from Green Man Gaming for £31.49 which is equal to $49.91. For anyone still on the fence, or who wasn't able to get into Fixah's wicked deal, this is probably the cheapest and easiest method, besides D2D which requires a VPN to purchase at US price.
boba
Posted 11:43am 07/10/11
still cheaper from intkeys
Enska
Posted 12:49pm 07/10/11
intkeys requires use of a european vpn, or letting them access your steam acc.
Hogfather
Posted 01:04pm 07/10/11
Just had a sweet game, we pushed all the way through the station out onto a street in the city. I didn't even realise the map was that big haha.

Yeh four sets of m-com:

bush (sniper c**** in bush)
subway (sniper c**** in trains)
upstairs (sniper c**** at top of escalators)
city (sniper c**** in houses)

I'm not sure of the timing, but I gather that if it takes a long enough time (or enough deaths maybe?) to take the first two m-coms that it opens up the third one rather than just declaring the match? I think I've seen attackers win at subway anyway...
Khel
Posted 01:01pm 07/10/11
You can win as the defenders on the first set, without ever getting to the subway or the streets
Hogfather
Posted 01:03pm 07/10/11
Yeh as defenders you can, is it possible to win without arming all the mcoms as attackers?
BladeRunner
Posted 01:03pm 07/10/11
Yeah I just saw the greenmangaming thing. I should not have ordered from Dungeon Crawl, although it will save me downloading the whole game though.
kappa
Posted 01:05pm 07/10/11
Does that GMG key activate on origin?
boba
Posted 01:38pm 07/10/11
intkeys requires use of a european vpn, or letting them access your steam acc.
pitty this game isn't on steam and so far origin games aren't region locked afaik?
Enska
Posted 03:07pm 07/10/11
lol derp. so used to steam games :P
Khel
Posted 03:22pm 07/10/11
They must be able to region lock them though, cos you can't buy The Old Republic on Origin in our region
boba
Posted 03:25pm 07/10/11
Dunno, I bought some EU SPECACT Kit for BF3 and could redeem it in my origin account
Eorl
Posted 07:52pm 07/10/11
Green man gaming gets activated on Origin with a cd key. No region lock.
Trauma
Posted 08:51pm 07/10/11
Caspian border servers coming back up slowly, only US/EU so far, not surprised I got booted pretty fast.
FraktuRe
Posted 08:50pm 07/10/11
lies! There are no caspian servers up.
Trauma
Posted 08:59pm 07/10/11
Well I was just on two, but admins are kicking high pingers. They are also now using PB.

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2826564925967583255/
kappa
Posted 09:08pm 07/10/11
Yep I can see them as well. Got into one but was booted straight away :(
FraktuRe
Posted 09:26pm 07/10/11
After analyzing the data from our first round of closed Caspian Border tests, we have great news for participants in the Battlefield 3 PC Open Beta: the DICE team has decided to bring back Caspian Border for the beta’s final weekend and conduct an open large scale test of the 64 player Caspian Border map.

*****Please keep in mind that as this is beta we will be stress testing our servers***** As such, users may experience crashes, network instability and outages as we roll out and configure servers and network utilities. Understand that such potential issues and the testing environment are not reflective or indicative of the final product and that, through your participation, you will be helping to ensure future stability and functionality.

As we are again specifically testing 64-player server configurations, this test will be for PC only. The Caspian Border servers will be available for all PC players to join. Caspian Border will be available starting Friday, October 7th, in the afternoon (CET).
FraktuRe
Posted 09:38pm 07/10/11
There's only 1 .au server and it's only 48 players, come on dice don't be c****.

edit: Videos on 2 other maps are out:

http://au.ign.com/videos/2011/10/07/battlefield-3-grand-bazaar-developer-commentary

http://au.ign.com/videos/2011/10/07/battlefield-3-operation-firestorm-developer-commentary

last edited by FraktuRe at 21:38:47 07/Oct/11
Trauma
Posted 09:44pm 07/10/11
Yea I saw that server also, it's pinging at 190 for me so I'm not sure it's actually in Aus or they are stress testing it. Either way we need more AU servers.
Trauma
Posted 09:49pm 07/10/11
Ha there are more AU servers up but it's booting me still, I think it's PB.... I'm more than over PB. Of course they are all full now.
FraktuRe
Posted 10:05pm 07/10/11
Well there's a few NZ servers up with space, but I keep getting kicked from them.

Why is every other country well catered for with plenty of 64 slot servers but here we get s*** all... and only 48.
Trauma
Posted 10:17pm 07/10/11
Got onto an NZ server and was also PB kicked, over it.
ravn0s
Posted 10:23pm 07/10/11
There's only 1 .au server and it's only 48 players, come on dice don't be c****.

edit: Videos on 2 other maps are out:

http://au.ign.com/videos/2011/10/07/battlefield-3-grand-bazaar-developer-commentary

http://au.ign.com/videos/2011/10/07/battlefield-3-operation-firestorm-developer-commentary



those 2 maps looks so much better than metro.
skythra
Posted 10:28pm 07/10/11
Last maybe 12 rounds I've played on metro, defenders have always won. Even the team which is clearly better just pushes too slowly at some point along the map and they lose.
Eorl
Posted 11:15pm 07/10/11
Just got out of a Caspian Border round. Now that, is Battlefield. So damn good, massively open, chaotic as hell, and by god is it satisfying blowing up a jet.
Khel
Posted 11:19pm 07/10/11
Maybe there is region restrictions, cos Green Man Gaming has stopped selling EA games to anyone outside the UK due to region issues.

http://blog.greenmangaming.com/2011/10/ea-regional-restrictions-update/
Tollaz0r!
Posted 11:27pm 07/10/11
I just scored 17-0 on Metro. Was recon class but had 4x scope on the mod11 and up close and personal, 7 of my kills was a pistol. Ended up picking up a MG near the end because I wanted more pistol ammo haha

FraktuRe
Posted 11:37pm 07/10/11
Just got out of a Caspian Border round. Now that, is Battlefield. So damn good, massively open, chaotic as hell, and by god is it satisfying blowing up a jet.


Yeah, was just playing on a random US server and natslovr shows up and kills me! So random :P

I Pulled off an awesome shoot the helicopter out of the sky with my tank kill too
Infidel
Posted 11:43pm 07/10/11
Thats the funny thing about the game, I had some shocker rounds where i barely made a dent but then still playing on the server I was able to come on top with a few killing sprees of being in the right moment.
Dan
Posted 11:48pm 07/10/11
Looks like all the GA servers have been flipped over to Caspian now too. Nice.
BladeRunner
Posted 11:50pm 07/10/11
Maybe metro is a fluke and all the other maps are better. I wish they would unlock CB for us, You can not just tease us with BF and not have a proper map.
FraktuRe
Posted 11:58pm 07/10/11
Uhh blade have you not been reading? They have unlocked caspian border.



Also, the GA server I was just on was laggier than the american server earlier.
Pirroh
Posted 11:59pm 07/10/11
Looking forward to giving Caspian Borders a twirl tomorrow. Hopefully my computer is up to it, it struggles enough on Metro.
Trauma
Posted 01:20am 08/10/11
Well I'm pretty f*****g disappointed... the game will not recognize my joystick, it's got some f***** XBOX binds by default and just wont take any binds from my joystick. Funny part is I bought the joystick I'm using when I bought BF2 and it was great for that.
Eorl
Posted 01:52am 08/10/11
Maybe there is region restrictions, cos Green Man Gaming has stopped selling EA games to anyone outside the UK due to region issues.

http://blog.greenmangaming.com/2011/10/ea-regional-restrictions-update/

Blog has 404'ed. According to their Facebook, they are going to be addressing the issue soon, hopefully it gets sorted quickly. I mean, why convert the UK Pound to US Dollar and then say it's UK restrictive?
Trauma
Posted 02:05am 08/10/11
F*** me what a nightmare... I had to quit game unplug my joystick, reset it's settings just to get the game to detect the f*****g thing, now all the binds I do show up as Xbox binds, like R Trigger etc. I set throttle up to my joystick throttle.... comes out the other end as eject.........FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Infidel
Posted 05:03am 08/10/11
I tried flying a chopper with the 360 controller, which lead into failure .... keyboard and mouse a lot easier

besides that I quit after about 5 minutes of playing cause of horrendous molasses type lag that plagues the frostbite engine, hopefully its ironed out sooner than later on the release versions
Sc00bs
Posted 09:25am 08/10/11
The netcode is one of the many things that we are testing as part of the Open Beta and is not necessarily reflective of the final retail game

that not necessarily part seems a bit gay =(
Eorl
Posted 01:20pm 08/10/11
The hell...I keep getting kicked on a GameArena server by Admin. For no reason...
Khel
Posted 02:21pm 08/10/11
Is the "You have been kicked from the server by an administrator" message what happens when PB kicks you, cos I'm getting that all the time, can't stay in a game for more than 30 seconds :(
Eorl
Posted 02:24pm 08/10/11
Is the "You have been kicked from the server by an administrator" message what happens when PB kicks you, cos I'm getting that all the time, can't stay in a game for more than 30 seconds :(

Yeah seems to be, cause I just finished playing 4 rounds on a 64 GameArena server, but it had PB off.
Tiny
Posted 02:44pm 08/10/11
I got "disconnected from the server" as well.

Seriously lame if the admins are just kicking people to make room.
Tiny
Posted 03:15pm 08/10/11
Yeh after about 20-30 minutes i just keep disconnecting.
Trauma
Posted 09:01pm 08/10/11
Tiny it's not an actual admin kicking you, it's PB.

Look at Deviouz's post here... http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/general/thread.php/3121937?post=30#post3122104
hef
Posted 03:53pm 09/10/11
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