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Post by trog @ 01:40pm 24/02/12 | 78 Comments
We're happy to announce today that we have launched our first Battlefield 3 server! Powered by the GameArena Game Server Rentals service, the server is running on Telstra's awesome network to give users the best possible gaming experience. It's been a long time since we've run a game server for a shooter. We've been wanting to do it forever but haven't really been able to make the stars align - until now.

We'll be doing tweaking of the configuration and figuring out things like server administration over the coming weeks, so we'd ask for your patience while we get everything sorted out - but our goal is to create an environment targeted towards veteran gamers that want the best online experience possible.

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Latest Comments
trog
Posted 01:41pm 24/2/12
[reserving for updates]
TicMan
Posted 01:45pm 24/2/12
Needs hardcore mode mr trog!
Outlaw
Posted 01:47pm 24/2/12
Randy Cambell
Posted 01:48pm 24/2/12
Hardcore please!
Pharcyde
Posted 01:48pm 24/2/12
Needs hardcore mode mr trog!


Truth.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 01:50pm 24/2/12
+20 Hardcore please.

I look forward to people using SOFLAM .. in Hardcore mode ;)
Phooks
Posted 01:55pm 24/2/12
How about hardcore with FF? It's the only thing that drives me away from HC, rage too much when bad teammates kill me.
TiT
Posted 01:57pm 24/2/12
+1 Hardcore please

Excellent :-)
Eorl
Posted 02:00pm 24/2/12
How about hardcore with FF? It's the only thing that drives me away from HC, rage too much when bad teammates kill me.

You mean -FF? We need hardcore, but with UI pluz, also no killcams.
Winston
Posted 02:04pm 24/2/12
Another vote for HC. It's the only way to play.
natslovR
Posted 02:08pm 24/2/12
Hardcore, ff on, no kill cam, auto punish for tk-ing me
glynd
Posted 02:12pm 24/2/12
Hardcore, ff on, no kill cam, auto punish for tk-ing me



"OF TK BEFORE PLAYER IS KICKED - 5"

it's some kind of punishment at least.

+1 for hardcore.
Timmeh
Posted 02:18pm 24/2/12
Fuhftvthgyugtgfdhv
Hanger18
Posted 02:21pm 24/2/12
HELL YEAH! See you on the Battlefield!!!
Rdizz
Posted 02:39pm 24/2/12
sign me up b******!
Ivonin
Posted 02:59pm 24/2/12
Hardcorez plox
d^
Posted 03:12pm 24/2/12
Sick, good job AG. Now I still need to get me a copy of this sweet game. I did pre-order through ozgameshop but it never arrived in the mail so I had to refund path it. :(
Nathan
Posted 03:14pm 24/2/12
Let me go against the tide and say NO to hardcore
blah
Posted 03:19pm 24/2/12
Hardcore mode, FF on please
andrewus
Posted 03:33pm 24/2/12
0/64 players.. *sigh*
natslovR
Posted 03:42pm 24/2/12
when are people getting on it?

9ms ping. Just needs to not be 1/64
ZeeDoktor
Posted 03:37pm 24/2/12
Wunderbar! Another vote from to for HC. I look forward to jumping on.
Eorl
Posted 03:39pm 24/2/12
I'll be on tonight with mates hopefully, look out for eorlme.
Trauma
Posted 03:55pm 24/2/12
Hardcore or GTFO.
Painrift
Posted 04:07pm 24/2/12
nice, good to hear AG has got a server up
Tollaz0r!
Posted 04:42pm 24/2/12
I'll play tomorrow night, providing its hardcore. I only play on Hardcore servers, cant stand the pew pew pew of softcore.
Crakaveli
Posted 04:48pm 24/2/12
HC + Squad leader only spawn, no hud, no map. gogo
Reality
Posted 04:56pm 24/2/12
-1 for hardcore! hardcore is for people who can't keep their crosshair on a target longer than one second
TiT
Posted 05:31pm 24/2/12
hopefully ill be on tonight.... so need a new video card... my GTX260 keeps crying ;-(
Tetsuo
Posted 06:26pm 24/2/12
Just a quick question.

Of all the people asking for HC and no killcam, how many of you are snipers?

Seriously....
Tollaz0r!
Posted 06:28pm 24/2/12
I play Engineer mostly and I prefer Hardcore and indifferent to killcam.

Monkeez
Posted 06:58pm 24/2/12
32 player IMO
natslovR
Posted 07:04pm 24/2/12
i prefer hardcore and I'm mainly support.
Pinky
Posted 07:11pm 24/2/12
Well done Ausgamers.
Eorl
Posted 07:12pm 24/2/12
Mainly Assault now with medic kit. I enjoy hardcore due to how s*** the netcode is. That and no killcam cause it makes things a bit tougher. Be on in 10 or so.
infi
Posted 08:20pm 24/2/12
holy s*** that's mad yo. adding to favs
Trauma
Posted 08:42pm 24/2/12
Just a quick question.Of all the people asking for HC and no killcam, how many of you are snipers?Seriously....

I'm fairly balanced, though mostly engi for obvious reasons. I rarely sniped until I could MAV ride, that made the class worth while imo. Recon/sniper = overwatch to me. I dunno if that's still in but when it gets patched out my sniper play time will drop off dramatically again.

Main two reasons I only play HC are no orange arrows over ppls heads from spotting, in its current form this is basically a hack in my eyes and I hate having to shoot the living s*** out of ppl with military grade weapons.

Edit: Server is empty... prob because it's on Team DM. Fav'd anyways.
Eorl
Posted 08:45pm 24/2/12
Oh yeah stick to Conquest and Conquest Large, other modes are terrible.
FraktuRe
Posted 09:29pm 24/2/12
Conquest Large 64 - B2K + Caspian + Kharg + Oil.
HC - with HUD.

having no hud in HC completely breaks the vehicles, it is not reasonable that someone would try to use a vehicle without any information. It's dumb.
BladeRunner
Posted 10:22pm 24/2/12
Non-Hardcore is fine too.

Conquest large only would be great.

Stuff it, 64 player Metro. go go go.
Kiminoth
Posted 10:26pm 24/2/12
A core which is hard, is needed.
TiT
Posted 11:34pm 24/2/12
hEADING IN NOW!
ZeeDoktor
Posted 12:23am 25/2/12
I pretty play primarily as either Assault or Engineer. When I do play as Recon I generally rock a PDW so as to move up and plant a spawn beacon for my squad.

I like HC with you and your enemy being able to die quickly. The lack of HUD means you have to be slightly more careful with your ammunition and keeping your vehicles alive. Also with your squad only being able to spawn on the squad leader a bit more team work is required. Although with randoms that's near impossible.
DK
Posted 12:55am 25/2/12
whats with these noobs wanting hc. Don't turn it on - it's for s*** players who can't aim
Tollaz0r!
Posted 01:15am 25/2/12
Asif, it is for players that can aim and are more aware of their surroundings. It promotes better teamwork and generally makes the game more awesome.

Hardcore 4 life
reLapse
Posted 10:23am 25/2/12
What's with all the hardcore noobs.
TicMan
Posted 11:02am 25/2/12
Hardcore stops the (and every other FPS) from being s***. Normal mode is just people running around lobbing grenades or firing off RPGs into oblivion on the off chance of getting a kill which is boring. At least hardcore makes people think about what they're going to do and in some instances can slow the game play down so it doesn't become a frag fest.
casa
Posted 11:37am 25/2/12
32 player + hardcore please
reLapse
Posted 02:19pm 25/2/12
Hardcore is none of that, it's just a bunch of campers who can't aim.
Trauma
Posted 02:47pm 25/2/12
Hardcore is none of that, it's just a bunch of campers who can't aim.

If that's true then you should be all over it, think of all the easy kills.
Hypnos
Posted 03:35pm 25/2/12
Ah, Glorious.

Currently it's empty so this is perfect for me benchmarking my OC's on a low ping server.

Bigpond ultimate + Bigpond server. Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes.
Twisted
Posted 04:43pm 25/2/12
Needs hardcore. I accidentally joined a non-hardcore server once. I've had erectile dysfunction since... I'm hoping with more hardcore play and no more exposure to normal (retard) servers, things will come right again.
Phooks
Posted 08:37pm 25/2/12
it's just a bunch of campers who can't aim.


after playing a bit last night on normal i'd have to agree. So many times i was being directly shot at (and hit) and i was able to turn around and get an easy headshot just in time.. Really normal servers just mean your reflexes+aim will save you and in hardcore they won't.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:14pm 25/2/12
You should be punished for letting a noob shoot you in the back. In softcore mode you can run across the middle of a highly contended area jumping around like a tool and easily survive the 3 or so hits you take. It is just silly. In hardcore mode that s*** gets you killed, you have to be much more skillful in using cover, knowing what is happening around you, moveing around like a ninja to get behind the enemy. Takes much more skill.
BladeRunner
Posted 09:26pm 25/2/12
I would play hardcore more often but I don't like FF. If that was turn off.....or on....I don't know which....you know what I mean though. It ruins the game for me when my team mate walks infront of me spamming my LMG or I accidently walking in front of a team mate round a corner and mistakes me for an enemy.
Trauma
Posted 09:36pm 25/2/12
it's just a bunch of campers who can't aim.

after playing a bit last night on normal i'd have to agree. So many times i was being directly shot at (and hit) and i was able to turn around and get an easy headshot just in time.. Really normal servers just mean your reflexes+aim will save you and in hardcore they won't.

Huh you agree with that yet you say the issue with HC is that ppl who can't aim camp.... yet you can't respond fast enough before being killed...... by ppl who can't aim.............

Also the example you gave would be my idea of a lame encounter. If I get the drop on someone and am on target with my shots, they should not be able to turn and "get an easy headshot just in time"... cuz they're dead.
Rominion
Posted 11:53pm 25/2/12
Why a PC version? As you have stated in the past PS3 are having massive issues with Australian servers. Why not be our saviour?
reLapse
Posted 03:37am 26/2/12
I want to go back to 1990's gaming where there was no such thing as hardcore mode and people who couldn't play quit.
Rdizz
Posted 04:29am 26/2/12
I would play hardcore more often but I don't like FF. If that was turn off.....or on....I don't know which....you know what I mean though. It ruins the game for me when my team mate walks infront of me spamming my LMG or I accidently walking in front of a team mate round a corner and mistakes me for an enemy.

agree.
Trauma
Posted 01:46pm 26/2/12
I want to go back to 1990's gaming where there was no such thing as hardcore mode and people who couldn't play quit.

Hahaha hardcore/softcore is a result of the casual console era, go back 10 years and all you have is hardcore aka normal. What you really want is Unreal Tournament, but even that had instagib mode.
reLapse
Posted 10:00pm 26/2/12
10 years ago wasn't hardcore.
Trauma
Posted 10:14pm 26/2/12
10 years ago wasn't hardcore.

Some great reasoning there.

I remember games like Ghost Recon, Rainbow 6, Swat, America's Army, hell even Counter Strike being more hardcore than what we have today. They also had no option to make the game soft, it was just one style of play. It was also when PC was still the lead platform, at least for this genre.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 11:35pm 26/2/12
I loved Unreal Tournament instagib.


Anyway, Rocket Arena or GTFO.
reLapse
Posted 03:33am 27/2/12
They weren't more hardcore, they just had a learning curve unlike games today.

No option to make the game soft? Soft isn't the new mode, hardcore is.
Trauma
Posted 02:42pm 27/2/12
Lets use BF3 as an example. Regenerating health, weak ass weapons, wall hack like spotting, pin point accurate location and orientation data on mini map based on sound. These are all things that exist in softcore today that were not around years ago and are also removed in hardcore (apart from the mini map location crap, would really like to see that improved).

I remember in Ghost Recon 1 if one of my soldiers got shot just once in the leg, they were limping for the rest of the mission, no regenerating, no magic healing. It was a pain in the ass but I was ok with it, it motivated me to take better care of my troops and you know... think. Don't see that it mainstream shooters today do you?
Tiny
Posted 03:12pm 27/2/12
Either mode is good. Looking forward to playing on this server tonight.

I like normal mode but I also enjoy hardcore mode as well. After I got a bit better at the game I moved into hardcore for more fun. I did the same in bad company 2. Sniping in hardcore mode is very fun for the sniper, not so much for the victim! :)
andrewus
Posted 03:16pm 27/2/12
hardcore +1

hardcore is the most fun i have had on any fps in the past 5 years.
reLapse
Posted 06:53pm 27/2/12
Trauma that is just the evolution of gameplay.
Trauma
Posted 07:15pm 27/2/12
Trauma that is just the evolution of gameplay.

So first you say it didn't happen now you say it's just the evolution of gaming, which it is and it sucks.
reLapse
Posted 07:18pm 27/2/12
Was speaking in regards to some of the features you mentioned, not to what I said earlier.
Trauma
Posted 07:20pm 27/2/12
Oh so it still didn't happen, yet it clearly did... are you religious by chance?
reLapse
Posted 07:26pm 27/2/12
You believe it did, sure you're not religious.
sleepy
Posted 07:36pm 27/2/12
HC+1 FF+1
Is there an option for AutoPinish to give you one lifeline?

Even if you are being a civilised game and not laying rounds into people in front of you there is always that guy who charges into a situation where your whole team has the situation
'under control'

If not Auto Punish FTW.

Ill have a crack later.
Trauma
Posted 07:44pm 27/2/12
You believe it did, sure you're not religious.

I'm giving verifiable examples, you're just saying it didn't happen.
reLapse
Posted 08:25pm 27/2/12
Right.
cJay
Posted 06:16pm 29/2/12
Wish somee fodder would get on this server 0/64 players for ages..
natslovR
Posted 09:45pm 29/2/12
jumping on now. don't leave me by myself
BOHEMION
Posted 11:11pm 29/2/12
Need NEW PC build ASAP! so I can join you all.
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