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Title: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on July 13, 2011, 09:50:06 PM
This is a place to talk about everyones thoughts of Dice bringing the 3rd Battlefield game to the xbox without the previous 2. Yes there has been Bad Company 1&2 but those are both spinoffs of the trilogy started on the PC. Will it work coming into a serious at the end or middle of it if they choose to continuing the serious further.

I think it looks good given all the game play we've seen is from the PC but it does look like it might be fun to try out.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 14, 2011, 06:26:32 AM
I lol'd so hard when I seen that Battlefield hijacked Modern Warfare 3 website, its serious buisness now :P lol.

Can't wait for Battlefield 3 :), atcually scratch that...I can't wait to get my hands on the beta :D. Its gonna be awesome :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on July 14, 2011, 06:31:18 AM
Yeah that was funny as hell to see that when you went to maodernwarfare3.com.
Has there been any word as to a date for the beta?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 14, 2011, 06:46:02 AM
Last time I heard it was September 20th I think, not sure exactly sure but that was the time I heard
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on July 20, 2011, 02:18:10 PM
I got an email today saying that I'm still going to be able to participate in the beta since I purchased the Medal of Honor Limited Edition!  They say the beta won't be out until September, but I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on July 21, 2011, 12:34:46 AM
I just picked up the Limited Edition, haha.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on July 21, 2011, 08:41:25 AM
pre-ordered the LE Physical Warfare pack.

This is going to be such an expensive gaming year for me
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: badad117 on July 21, 2011, 08:45:16 AM
I got an email today saying that I'm still going to be able to participate in the beta since I purchased the Medal of Honor Limited Edition!  They say the beta won't be out until September, but I'm looking forward to it.

+1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on July 21, 2011, 09:14:53 AM
I just picked up the Limited Edition, haha.
I think it had to be a pre-order. 

Well, if your purchase happens to be one that was shipped out as a pre-order bunch and you still have the online activation code that went with it you might get access...  I think it's determined based on what code you used to access online, I'm not sure though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SMG Specialist on July 21, 2011, 10:05:16 AM
pre-ordered the LE Physical Warfare pack.

This is going to be such an expensive gaming year for me

Yeah but all the games just look amazing!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on July 21, 2011, 10:37:52 AM
new multiplayer footage (http://nextgengamingblog.com/blog/official-battlefield-3-multiplayer-gameplay-footage/)

only short, but psyches me up
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 21, 2011, 11:01:56 AM
pre-ordered the LE Physical Warfare pack.

This is going to be such an expensive gaming year for me
You and me both
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on July 21, 2011, 01:08:01 PM
I just picked up the Limited Edition, haha.
I think it had to be a pre-order. 

Well, if your purchase happens to be one that was shipped out as a pre-order bunch and you still have the online activation code that went with it you might get access...  I think it's determined based on what code you used to access online, I'm not sure though.
It says "Battlefield 3 Beta invitation included" on the top left corner of the case. I didn't pre-order so I'm guessing maybe 2nd wave for me?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on July 21, 2011, 03:10:04 PM
That's awesome!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on July 21, 2011, 05:25:47 PM
The Beta invite is part of the online Limited edition pass. The one that yes said on the box Battlefield 3 beta access. I'm not sure if they are still doing it with the online pass but if you did activate a online pass that was one of those you should be getting an email soon saying your in on the beta. I got mine yesterday saying thank you for purchasing the limited edition and i'm in for early beta access.   
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on July 22, 2011, 04:43:32 AM
more multiplayer footage (http://geeks.thedailywh.at/2011/07/21/battlefield-3-footage-of-the-day/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on July 22, 2011, 11:45:52 AM
I love how it's a more realistic style of gameplay.  You actually have to pull out your knife before hand if you want to melee them.  That should make things interesting when switching back and forth between COD.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on July 22, 2011, 01:47:45 PM
Right about now, I'm wishing I was a PC gamer. For once, I feel like I'm getting the short end of a stick on the console. WHY CANT THE NEW XBOX COME OUT NOW SO I CAN HAZ AWESUMM GRAFIX
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on July 22, 2011, 03:31:02 PM
Right about now, I'm wishing I was a PC gamer. For once, I feel like I'm getting the short end of a stick on the console. WHY CANT THE NEW XBOX COME OUT NOW SO I CAN HAZ AWESUMM GRAFIX
just 4 more years mon petis pois

Weapon customisation (http://nextgengamingblog.com/blog/battlefield-3-weapon-customisation-videos/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 02, 2011, 07:32:55 PM
According to bf3blog.com, the Battlefield 3 pre-order bonuses have been revealed for the US.

http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/battlefield-3-us-pre-order-bonuses-revealed/ (http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/battlefield-3-us-pre-order-bonuses-revealed/)

Highlights:
-Gamestop: Back to Karkand DLC Expansion Pack*, Physical Warfare Pack (extra weapons; will be available later this year to all players)
-Amazon: Back to Karkand DLC Expansion Pack*, Exclusive Set of Dog Tags for Multiplayer
-Best Buy: Back to Karkand DLC Expansion Pack*, 8 SPECACT Kit multiplayer skins

* The Back to Karkand DLC Expansion Pack will be released later this year.  It will not be released at launch.

Now the important decision: who should I preorder from?  I'm thinking of preordering from Gamestop to get the extra weapons even though I know these will be unlocked for everyone later this year.  I don't think I will need special dog tags or multiplayer skins.  Where are you guys going to preorder from?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on August 02, 2011, 07:58:32 PM
Back to Karkand DLC Expansion Pack*, Physical Warfare Pack (extra weapons; will be available later this year to all players)
Got that Pre-ordered :)

You'd prob be best to pre-order the bonus'es from gamestop, Dog tags will most likely be nothing & the SPECACT kit will sure to be unlocked at a higher in the game (Just like the SPECACT kit from BC2).
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 03, 2011, 04:55:06 AM
I ordered the one with Physical Warfare pack and Back to Karkand over here in the UK. Never been interested in aesthetic bonuses like that because they don't change the gameplay. Only exception has been Reach
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 07, 2011, 07:33:12 PM
I heard somewhere on the EA Forums that a Dice employee said that the Physical Warfare Pack (the pre-order pack with extra weapons) is only a timed-exclusive of 30 days before everyone else gets it.  I haven't confirmed this as of yet.  If this is the case though, I'm thinking of switching my pre-order from Gamestop to Best Buy to get the SPECACT multiplayer skins.  I can wait for 30 days for new weapons if that is the case.

What do you guys think?  Would it be better to switch to something that is more exclusive, like the SPECACT skins?  I don't care about dogtags from Amazon.com, but the SPECACT skins would be cool for customization purposes.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on August 07, 2011, 09:30:04 PM
I heard somewhere on the EA Forums that a Dice employee said that the Physical Warfare Pack (the pre-order pack with extra weapons) is only a timed-exclusive of 30 days before everyone else gets it.
If that does get confirmed & is the case, then I guess I'll most likely cancel my pre-order from game & pre-order at shopto.net (UK) where you'll get a Xbox live avatar suit pre-order bonus instead. No pics have came out so we don't know what it looks like atm, maybe near the end of September/beginning of October we'll see something.

Mind you that the avatar outfit pre-order bonus will probally be a exclusive & won't appear on the marketplace, capcom done the same when they released Dead Rising 2. So the outfit will become rare as a result from it, I don't want to miss out on it but I'll wait & see first what the deal is with the Physical Warfare pack pre-order bonus.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 08, 2011, 08:08:36 PM
Ok.  I did some research.  First, I found a post on the EA Battlefield forums where someone posts what zh1tn0 replied to someone's question on Twitter about the Physical Warfare Pack: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/7469454.page. (http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/7469454.page.)  zh1tn0 is DICE's community manager, according to the Twitter account.

Tweet from zh1tno:
Quote from: zh1tno
@SpasmaticFlow Yep! PWP is 30 days.

If this is indeed true, then I might change my pre-order to Best Buy so I can get the SPECACT skins.  I can wait for the weapons to come out for everyone if it is only a 30-day timed exclusive.

Also, on bf3blog.com, an unofficial Battlefield 3 blog, they posted some renders of the SPECACT skins: http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/battlefield-3-specact-class-renders/ (http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/battlefield-3-specact-class-renders/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on August 08, 2011, 09:22:59 PM
Ok.  I did some research.  First, I found a post on the EA Battlefield forums where someone posts what zh1tn0 replied to someone's question on Twitter about the Physical Warfare Pack: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/7469454.page. (http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/7469454.page.)  zh1tn0 is DICE's community manager, according to the Twitter account.

Tweet from zh1tno:
Quote from: zh1tno
@SpasmaticFlow Yep! PWP is 30 days.
Ok cool cheers for that, I've canceled my order from game.co.uk & gone with shopto.net to get the Avatar outfit. Dog tags & SPECACT skins don't interest me, and I don't mind paying for the PWP when it goes on tha maerketplace. I most certainly not missing out on the avatar outfit, epescially when it's going to exclusive & most likely very rare afterwards.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 09, 2011, 04:10:41 AM
I think the SPECACT will become available eventually, same with BC2, plus the points on my GAME card are always good
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on August 09, 2011, 11:39:57 AM
I am buying from amazon as I don't really mind if I miss out on a few things. Not even sure if I get anything :o

SPECACT makes the game last that little bit longer but I'm not sure it's worth the MS Points
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 09, 2011, 11:51:21 AM
I preordered from best buy, just to get in on a big deal they are running. this game is looking good but i am worried it will end up like the other battlefield games i own and have rented, sitting on the shelf because I can never get a group together and when i join with randoms the squad i end up in has no mic's. The other battlefield/MOH games are not COD, lone wolfing it will get you raped.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 09, 2011, 04:11:21 PM
I'm going to try and do fortnightly meets for this game within SIP so we can always get a game going
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on August 09, 2011, 05:36:24 PM
Sounds like a plan :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on August 09, 2011, 05:47:10 PM
Sounds like a plan :)
Ditto
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SMG Specialist on August 10, 2011, 09:39:57 AM
I preordered from best buy, just to get in on a big deal they are running. this game is looking good but i am worried it will end up like the other battlefield games i own and have rented, sitting on the shelf because I can never get a group together and when i join with randoms the squad i end up in has no mic's. The other battlefield/MOH games are not COD, lone wolfing it will get you raped.

Don't worry I'll always be one. >_>
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on August 10, 2011, 01:37:19 PM
I play without a mic yet I still find find I can work with my team...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on August 10, 2011, 05:39:40 PM
After all the stuff I've been seeing on this game, I'm going to have to put some cash down. It's looking awesome.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on August 16, 2011, 01:12:49 PM
Prepare to wet your pants (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8S_eEv_A5k#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on August 16, 2011, 01:14:57 PM
Prepare to wet your pants (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8S_eEv_A5k#ws)
I'm not wearing pants ;)



ZOMGJETS


Gonna be pissed if people use the jets like they use the Blackhawks in Bad Company 2. Oh look a flying death machine, lets use it to get to a sniping spot where I'll get sniped in 10 seconds and give the other team a helicopter to completely destroy us because all the anti air is on their side.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on August 16, 2011, 03:04:07 PM
The jets will probably be like the Air Superiority in Battlefield 1943.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on August 16, 2011, 03:15:56 PM
Woot!  Pre-ordered today!

Thanks for the link Seth. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on August 16, 2011, 03:22:06 PM
Yeah I got mine pre-ordered yesterday from Best Buy.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on August 16, 2011, 03:32:06 PM
New Trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pTVjo0cGk4#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 16, 2011, 07:49:38 PM
Battlefield 3: Co-Op Demo from IGN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCDZk2s_C5A#ws)

(This is different from the multiplayer trailer posted earlier.)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on August 16, 2011, 08:12:46 PM
Battlefield 3: Co-Op Demo from IGN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCDZk2s_C5A#ws)

(This is different from the multiplayer trailer posted earlier.)
That was cool as well. Looking forward to getting a buddy to do this.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on August 17, 2011, 12:48:37 PM
I lol'd at that bomb robot failing.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on August 17, 2011, 02:00:10 PM
I lold at that bomb robot failing.
me too
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on August 17, 2011, 03:43:52 PM
I hope the flight gameplay isn't just like the planes in 1941. Man I could really nose dive those right into the ground.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on August 17, 2011, 04:32:39 PM
I have not played Battlefield 2 but I have played BFBC2 so I have a good idea what the smaller maps will play like but the large ones with planes...something new :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 17, 2011, 04:42:01 PM
Too bad that video is on pc, with 64 players on that map. Console is limited to 24. Still looking forward to this game a lot.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on August 18, 2011, 01:35:11 AM
Too bad that video is on pc, with 64 players on that map. Console is limited to 24. Still looking forward to this game a lot.
I've been hearing 32 for console players.

Also, server browser confirmed (http://www.platformnation.com/2011/08/17/battlefield-3-will-feature-server-browser-on-pc/) for consoles.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 18, 2011, 08:28:38 AM
Got my player count straight from battlefield3.com, its definitely 24 max.
Quote
* Network bandwidth restrictions - There are pretty tough restrictions on how much data that is allowed to be sent to the client on 360/ps3, the destruction and the vehicles steal _lots_ of bandwidth, a vehicle is much more expensive than a soldier. Every object that is moved by simulation and is gameplay affecting need to be at the same place on all clients at the same time and therefore need to be networked, the destructable state also need to be networked. And as you know we have vehicles and lots of destruction in bc/1943.

Got this straight off of the 360 forums where they are discussing the reasoning behind the limitation. 5 year old hardware+limits on data allowed by MS and Sony means they are limited. 5 year old hardware strikes again.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 19, 2011, 10:57:13 AM
Saw this come across my g4 app last night, surprised nobody beat me to posting it!
Gun listing (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/715556/battlefield-3-weapon-list-sniper-rifles-machine-guns-and-more/)
multiplayer fact sheet, classes, modes, some map info (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/715553/battlefield-3-multiplayer-fact-sheet-classes-multiplayer-maps-modes-and-more/)
Full Vehicle Listing (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/715552/battlefield-3-vehicle-list-tanks-helicopters-and-more/)
Lots of good info in there, check out the gun listing for info on attachments, equipment, and soldier specializations aka perks
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Dan Spartan Wolf on August 19, 2011, 12:04:40 PM
Not sure if I should get this I liked BFBC  but I'm not sure I may get BFBC2 first
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on August 19, 2011, 02:22:38 PM
Well seeing as how BFBC 1&2 have nothing to do with BF 3. Get Battlefield 3 and wait for BFBC 2 to go down in price some more.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on August 19, 2011, 03:52:51 PM
Saw this come across my g4 app last night, surprised nobody beat me to posting it!
Gun listing (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/715556/battlefield-3-weapon-list-sniper-rifles-machine-guns-and-more/)
multiplayer fact sheet, classes, modes, some map info (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/715553/battlefield-3-multiplayer-fact-sheet-classes-multiplayer-maps-modes-and-more/)
Full Vehicle Listing (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/715552/battlefield-3-vehicle-list-tanks-helicopters-and-more/)
Lots of good info in there, check out the gun listing for info on attachments, equipment, and soldier specializations aka perks
Littlebirds? -blam!- yea!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 05, 2011, 05:02:24 PM
This was posted over the weekend.

Battlefield 3 Physical Warfare Pack Gameplay Trailer

Battlefield 3 Physical Warfare Pack Gameplay Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ukxgldpOo#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on September 06, 2011, 03:12:53 AM
Soo....Any 360 game play or at least screens? Kinda getting impatient waiting to see the game running on a 360. Probably still in heavy development for the 360? I don't see why they won't show us what it looks like running on the old fart.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on September 06, 2011, 06:48:05 AM
Not sure if I should get this I liked BFBC  but I'm not sure I may get BFBC2 first
Get the "ultimate edition" if you can. Comes with all the previous DLC bar Vietnam and it's really god value.


Soo....Any 360 game play or at least screens? Kinda getting impatient waiting to see the game running on a 360. Probably still in heavy development for the 360? I don't see why they won't show us what it looks like running on the old fart.
I'm sure they have had gameplay vids on the 360 somewhere, have you tried searching?

This is definitely the game I'm looking forward to most this year, and I will be doing fortnightly joinings for it (which may change to monthly, but we'll see how much time I get)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on September 06, 2011, 08:20:53 PM
What is the Physical Warfare Pack? (cool vid btw)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 06, 2011, 08:45:56 PM
What is the Physical Warfare Pack? (cool vid btw)
It's an add on that includes some cool things. I do believe it's going to be available to everybody after a certain amount of time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on September 06, 2011, 10:48:32 PM
What is the Physical Warfare Pack? (cool vid btw)
It's an add on that includes some cool things. I do believe it's going to be available to everybody after a certain amount of time.
Do you know what pre-order locations will include this?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on September 06, 2011, 11:06:53 PM
Gamestop (http://www.gamestop.com/collection/battlefield-3)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on September 06, 2011, 11:11:17 PM
Ahhh Gamestop, that makes sense that the other places would have different ones.

Looks like all locations have the Back to Karkland deal too.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 07, 2011, 12:54:46 AM
What is the Physical Warfare Pack? (cool vid btw)
It's an add on that includes some cool things. I do believe it's going to be available to everybody after a certain amount of time.
Do you know what pre-order locations will include this?
Gamestop
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 07, 2011, 05:57:41 AM
What is the Physical Warfare Pack? (cool vid btw)
It's an add on that includes some cool things. I do believe it's going to be available to everybody after a certain amount of time.
Do you know what pre-order locations will include this?
The Physical Warfare Pack includes 4 weapons/attachments for multiplayer.  It will be exclusive to certain pre-orders for a limited time (I'm hearing 30 days in some places).  After the exclusive-time ends, DICE has said they will release the contents of the pack to everyone for free.

In terms of pre-order locations in the US, GameStop is the only place offering this.  Amazon and Best Buy have different pre-order content.  I do not know what locations outside the US have.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on September 15, 2011, 10:45:43 PM
What do you guys think...Amazon(Dog Tag Pack), Gamestop(Physical Warfare Pack), or Best Buy(Specact Kit)?

Not sure which one would be the better buy.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 16, 2011, 10:06:31 AM
I went with best buy just because I am using RZ points and earning a ton more off of it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on September 17, 2011, 12:11:29 AM
I went with best buy just because I am using RZ points and earning a ton more off of it.
That's a great idea, thanks for reminding me that I have a Reward Zone card and need to use it. Best Buy in the lead.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on September 17, 2011, 05:33:30 PM
Here in the UK I went with amazon seeing how bestbuy isn't here and the pre-order from GAME I will get eventually.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 17, 2011, 05:38:29 PM
I am preordering from Best Buy to get the SPECACT multiplayer skins.  The items in the Physical Warfare Pack will be released at a later date to everyone for free.  So I decided I would rather preorder somewhere that will possibly have an exclusive item.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on September 17, 2011, 07:50:56 PM
yet another reason to pre-order from Best Buy, might just go ahead and pre-order MW3 as well
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on September 19, 2011, 01:48:06 PM
I would like to get this game, but my query isn't where to pre-order it, but which console to order it on.

PS3? Or 360?

Are there any pros/cons to either? I only own 2 games on the PS3. I'd like to add to that collection, but....

Yeah. Any feedback on this would be great.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 19, 2011, 01:48:59 PM
Personal preference I'm assuming. From the videos I've seen there is no difference.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 19, 2011, 02:04:34 PM
Something good I just read googling around about bf3, voice chat channel will be with your team as a whole, not just your squad of 4.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 19, 2011, 02:13:00 PM
Something good I just read googling around about bf3, voice chat channel will be with your team as a whole, not just your squad of 4.
YAY
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on September 19, 2011, 02:54:09 PM
So, there aren't really any differences, except for which console I would prefer to get it on? If that's the case, very well.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 20, 2011, 01:38:09 AM
So, there aren't really any differences, except for which console I would prefer to get it on? If that's the case, very well.
Not from what I've seen, no. I'd get it for which ever console the majority of my friends that own said console play Battlefield.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 20, 2011, 08:48:28 AM
Lots of rumbling on twitter about the bf3 beta dates being announced this morning, wonder if thats to coincide with the release of something today...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 20, 2011, 09:16:24 AM
Scratch the rumors, all platforms on september 29th

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We are happy to announce that the eagerly awaited Battlefield 3 Open Beta starts Thursday, September 29th!

Running until October 10th, the Battlefield 3 Open Beta is your chance to play the game early, try out our free social platform Battlelog, and help us make the game even better by sending us your valuable feedback.

If you pre-order Battlefield 3 (PC digital download version) on Origin before September 25th, or if you have bought Medal of Honor: Limited Edition/Tier 1 Edition, you will get 48 hours early access to the Beta, meaning you can start playing Tuesday, September 27th. The full details on how you will be granted early acess is available on our new Beta section.

For Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, the Open Beta will be visible on the consoles' digital marketplaces under Battlefield 3. For PC, you need to install Origin and download the Open Beta from within the Origin application.

For all your Open Beta questions and answers, head to our new Beta section at the official Battlefield 3 site. Enjoy the Beta, and let us know what you think!

link (http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/09/19/battlefield-3-open-beta-dates-announced.aspx##)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on September 20, 2011, 10:11:43 AM
Something good I just read googling around about bf3, voice chat channel will be with your team as a whole, not just your squad of 4.
YAY
double YAY

@Ham, I'm pretty sure that's correct.  I'm not too up to date on all of the console specs, but I doubt the difference (if any) would be significant.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on September 20, 2011, 10:45:31 AM
Hmm, that's kind of disappointing to hear (on Sony's end, that is). It seems like this would be a good chance for them to squeeze the life out of its system and showcase what it can really do. I'd also like to get another game for my PS3, but.... If BF3 is going to be the same across both systems, I'll probably get it on 360, seeing how that's where mah frendz iz.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 20, 2011, 04:22:53 PM
Minimum & Recommended System Requirements for the BF3 Beta on the PC (and I presume the full game as well):

Quote
Minimum System Requirements
OS: WINDOWS VISTA (SERVICE PACK 2) 32-BIT
PROCESSOR: 2 GHZ DUAL CORE (CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ OR ATHLON X2 2.7 GHZ)
MEMORY: 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD (AMD): DIRECTX 10.1 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 SERIES, WITH ATI RADEON 3870 OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
GRAPHICS CARD (NVIDIA): DIRECTX 10.0 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 SERIES WITH NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE

Recommended System Requirements
OS: WINDOWS 7 64-BIT
PROCESSOR: QUAD-CORE CPU
MEMORY: 4 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD: DIRECTX 11 COMPATIBLE WITH 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 OR ATI RADEON 6950)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE
Source: Battlefield.com
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 26, 2011, 04:29:56 PM
It's been almost a week since I last posted, so I'm going to bump this a little bit and make note of a new TV trailer that is coming out today.  DICE has uploaded the trailer to YouTube.  Enjoy!

Battlefield 3 / Jay-Z -- "99 Problems" Full-Length Gameplay TV Ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coOHjF4_apI#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 26, 2011, 04:40:54 PM
While I am looking forward to this game I am just worried its going to be another bad company. What I mean by that is it looks great, very promising. But realistically the multiplayer is what is going to keep you coming back to a game, and COD has that locked down now. Like Halo 3 used to. I rented BC2 last week and have been playing that some lately but it just doesn't keep me playing like MW2 and all does. I still play MW2 regularly and that game has been out 2 years almost. BC1 I think I played 20 matches online, and BC2 the same. I played 100 on 1943 but that was just for an achievement, and took me from launch until about 3 weeks ago.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 26, 2011, 07:02:52 PM
<3 that trailer

and Ninjalo. To each their own.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on September 26, 2011, 08:17:42 PM
I'm more into the COD series but this might be the best FPS of the year
I'm really looking forward to this, I cant wait to bring down a building on top of a group of campers.

sweet revenge
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 26, 2011, 09:42:16 PM
I'm more into the COD series but this might be the best FPS of the year
I'm really looking forward to this, I cant wait to bring down a building on top of a group of campers.

sweet revenge
You can still do that in the Bad Company series, dude. Jus' saying
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: badad117 on September 27, 2011, 08:34:44 AM


Any Medal of Honor LE players get an email yet from EA re: the early BC3 beta access?  I have not. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 27, 2011, 08:55:58 AM
I'm more into the COD series but this might be the best FPS of the year
I'm really looking forward to this, I cant wait to bring down a building on top of a group of campers.

sweet revenge
You can still do that in the Bad Company series, dude. Jus' saying

Yeah that is one thing I liked about bc2. Get a team holed up overlooking/defending the mcom station on rush and they have 1 or two medics running around reviving people and me getting into the UAV and using the gun to keep them pinned down and hellfiring the building until its gone. No more campers :). I had a few games though where I would be on defense and the other team would spawn trap us. I mean literally spawn and die within 1-2 seconds. Not even enough time to aim down the sights.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on September 27, 2011, 04:55:20 PM
To anyone who has early access or downloads the open beta, you can give feedback and track your stats with battlelog on Battlefield.com.

I've created a Platoon for SIP members if you want to join, go to the find or create a platoon page (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon) after you've signed up and search for "Spartan 1 Project" as the platoon name.  "SIP" is the tag

Edit: from Whitestar's post below: Ok change that it won't come up under the full name search for SIP but if you just search for Spartan it will.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on September 27, 2011, 05:49:04 PM
Ok change that it won't come up under the full name search for SIP but if you just search for Spartan it will.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 27, 2011, 06:45:01 PM


Any Medal of Honor LE players get an email yet from EA re: the early BC3 beta access?  I have not. 
Nope, currently waiting in the virtual "line" to talk with someone from EA
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on September 27, 2011, 06:54:57 PM
I got mine earlier today and have been playing a good bit. It's pretty good and I love the fact that now you can switch between signal fire and full auto. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 27, 2011, 06:56:14 PM
Sweet! I loved that feature in the Medal of Honor campaign.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on September 27, 2011, 07:00:12 PM
Yes I know it comes in handy.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on September 27, 2011, 09:50:44 PM
I'm more into the COD series but this might be the best FPS of the year
I'm really looking forward to this, I cant wait to bring down a building on top of a group of campers.

sweet revenge
You can still do that in the Bad Company series, dude. Jus' saying

yeah i know, didn't like Bad Company series..
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: badad117 on September 28, 2011, 07:49:09 AM
Sorry but this thing (BC3 beta) is a piece of crap.  Graphics are no better than BC2, 80% of the time I tried to join games got error messages, the game kept glitching me into a blue/gray screen with horrible visibility and it would not reset until I died, extremely laggy with enemies dissapearing and reapearing all over the map (my ISP connection is perfect so it ain't that).  I understand it's a beta.....and if the developer had the beta 4 months ago there should be plenty of time to fix these issues other than the sucky graphics.   But not with 3 weeks till launch.  MS has to QC any changes made by the developer before the product is patched and that takes a minumum of 2 weeks.  I enjoyed the single player in BC1 & 2, so this is a rent, not a buy, and I can wait until next year to rent....maybe it will be patched properly by then.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Hyper Lethal 80 on September 28, 2011, 03:15:17 PM
Sorry but this thing (BC3 beta) is a piece of crap.  Graphics are no better than BC2, 80% of the time I tried to join games got error messages, the game kept glitching me into a blue/gray screen with horrible visibility and it would not reset until I died, extremely laggy with enemies dissapearing and reapearing all over the map (my ISP connection is perfect so it ain't that).  I understand it's a beta.....and if the developer had the beta 4 months ago there should be plenty of time to fix these issues other than the sucky graphics.   But not with 3 weeks till launch.  MS has to QC any changes made by the developer before the product is patched and that takes a minumum of 2 weeks.  I enjoyed the single player in BC1 & 2, so this is a rent, not a buy, and I can wait until next year to rent....maybe it will be patched properly by then.

So would you say MW3 will be better than BF3? I was debating whether to get MW3 or BF this year. The COD series is starting to get stale for me and I was thinking or trying BF3. But, if the beta is this bad weeks away from being released I may just get COD. At least I know what to expect.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on September 28, 2011, 03:59:19 PM
Have you played any other battlefield games? It's hard to say that MW3 will be better, because people have different preferences.  You may love this type of gameplay though.  This game will be fun, that's for sure, but there are some pretty major glitches in this beta.  If they're not fixed before the game ships they could really detract from the value of the game.  COD will have their own glitches, but not like the ones we're experiencing in BF3's beta.  MW3's graphics will be better as well. 

If you're tight on cash my suggestion would be to rent it when it comes out and see what you think. Paying a couple of bucks to test it out would be worth it IMO.  or you could wait a few days and go to GameStop and buy a used copy (someone is bound to return it soon, it always happens).  If you do that, you have 7 days to return it if you beat it or if you don't want it. 

The game is still worth buying to me, but my preference would be MW3 over BF3.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Hyper Lethal 80 on September 28, 2011, 05:25:42 PM
I have played Bad Company 2 and it was just OK to me. I actually just traded it a couple weeks ago to get credit towards Gears 3. My preference also has been COD over BF, but there is so much hype around BF3 that I was thinking of getting it. I may just wait until the price goes down and then try it. If I don't like it I'll trade it in for the next COD.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on September 29, 2011, 07:00:19 AM
Sorry but this thing (BC3 beta) is a piece of crap.  Graphics are no better than BC2, 80% of the time I tried to join games got error messages, the game kept glitching me into a blue/gray screen with horrible visibility and it would not reset until I died, extremely laggy with enemies dissapearing and reapearing all over the map (my ISP connection is perfect so it ain't that).  I understand it's a beta.....and if the developer had the beta 4 months ago there should be plenty of time to fix these issues other than the sucky graphics.   But not with 3 weeks till launch.  MS has to QC any changes made by the developer before the product is patched and that takes a minumum of 2 weeks.  I enjoyed the single player in BC1 & 2, so this is a rent, not a buy, and I can wait until next year to rent....maybe it will be patched properly by then.
Looks like you're right;
Alan Kertz, DICE‘s Senior Gameplay Designer for Battlefield 3,
 ".... will support MP via updates. So things in the MP beta will be able to be corrected.” So, while feedback might not be addressed in time for launch, changes will eventually be made to the game post-launch.

Wonder why they didn't put the Beta out earlier, this seems a bit amateurish!!

Might download the Beta to have a look for myself.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 29, 2011, 07:40:41 AM
Just finished playing a few games of the beta and I gotta say. This game is da -blam!-. Took me a little while to get used to it (cod player and all) but it's very fun. Very big. And down right very awesome  ;D.

Sorry but this thing (BC3 beta) is a piece of crap.  Graphics are no better than BC2, 80% of the time I tried to join games got error messages, the game kept glitching me into a blue/gray screen with horrible visibility and it would not reset until I died, extremely laggy with enemies dissapearing and reapearing all over the map (my ISP connection is perfect so it ain't that).  I understand it's a beta.....and if the developer had the beta 4 months ago there should be plenty of time to fix these issues other than the sucky graphics.   But not with 3 weeks till launch.  MS has to QC any changes made by the developer before the product is patched and that takes a minumum of 2 weeks.  I enjoyed the single player in BC1 & 2, so this is a rent, not a buy, and I can wait until next year to rent....maybe it will be patched properly by then.
Ok first this IS NOT Bad Company. Why does everybody keep misinterpreting this game as a sequel to that pos. And second. I have had none of the problems you just described with the beta. It was a very pleasant experience for me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on September 29, 2011, 09:38:24 AM
It seems to be hit or miss.

I've heard of way worse issues than what badad dealt with.  I've had some connection issues, but I just went to the Dashboard and restarted the game, then no more connection issues.

badad, you nailed it with this: "If the developer had the beta 4 months ago there should be plenty of time to fix these issues other than the sucky graphics.   But not with 3 weeks till launch."

@ BREQ - Amateurish indeed. We were told when purchasing Medal of Honor over 1 year ago that it would include early access to the beta for BF3, a huge selling point for many including myself.  Once it was pushed back to this date I was a bit skeptical going into it, and it seems that the skepticism is justified.  They're rushing to meet deadlines and trying to fit a game designed for PC's into the limitations of our current consoles.  I know they're trying to fight the COD franchise, but you don't want to put out a buggy game just to be first.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 29, 2011, 09:51:36 AM
Ill try to be on tonight, no promises though. And seriously this things multiplayer can not possibly be worse than homefront's on release. That was an abortion of multiplayer at launch if anything was. The only worse launch multiplayer I can think of is battlefield 1943, where the servers crashed day one and getting a game in the first week was an act of god. To make it worse, that game had 0 single player, so you couldn't do anything in it unless you were damn lucky.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on September 29, 2011, 02:21:16 PM
At least they are having a Beta to find out these problems now. As opposed to how Homefront did it. They just released the game half assed and said it was finished. And it took many updates to get it fixed. Not to mention the BF 3 Beta is only 1.30 gbs when compared to GOW3 and Reach which were 5-6 gbs. This Beta is just like any other Beta a test of an unfinished product to make it better. And this is more of a test of the servers then the graphics. To make sure they are all set for day of launch.

And with all this comparison to COD and Homefront is crap. Homefront's gameplay ripped off Battlefield 2 a game that came out 8 years ago on the PC. And yes BF3 was made for the PC it's their primary focus the console are just an addition to it. And as for COD all their games are the same damn thing over and over again. A mediocre campaign with no replay value and a MP that has been the same stale crap every time. Given MW3 sounds like they are trying something new which sounds good and is a much needed change to the franchise.

Oh and as for the MOH Beta invite it does say 1 year from MOH release. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 29, 2011, 07:16:48 PM
Thanks EA, emailing me the day the beta opens. Great way to help customers who purchased the Medal Of Honor Limited Edition and didn't get a beta code.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 29, 2011, 07:21:26 PM
Looks like I will be playing the beta tomorrow.  Started the download as soon as I got home from work, still at around 50%.  My connection isn't the fastest and combine with other people using it, the download will take a while.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 29, 2011, 07:31:27 PM
The server issues that seem to plaguing people today should hopefully be fixed by then too.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 29, 2011, 07:38:23 PM
The server issues that seem to plaguing people today should hopefully be fixed by then too.
At least the issues with the servers are telling EA and DICE that they need to fix them up so they can handle all the traffic that will hit them come October 25th (launch day) and beyond. ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on September 29, 2011, 11:59:18 PM
The server issues that seem to plaguing people today should hopefully be fixed by then too.
At least the issues with the servers are telling EA and DICE that they need to fix them up so they can handle all the traffic that will hit them come October 25th (launch day) and beyond. ;)
Which is why I'm not overly upset with the server issues.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: badad117 on September 30, 2011, 07:36:08 AM

badad, you nailed it with this: "If the developer had the beta 4 months ago there should be plenty of time to fix these issues other than the sucky graphics.   But not with 3 weeks till launch."



The multiplayer is a piece of crap, less money on advertising more money on execution.  The fact that EA released this beta so close to launch is going to bite them in the ass.  Many people, including myself, have cancelled their pre-orders.  The strategy of releasing a beta so close to launch is an advertising gimmic to get more people to buy the game.......that works if you have a polished product......they got one thing right in the name.........."BAD". 
     Yes Homefront had major issues with multi-player on release and they should have had a beta......but none of the issues were related to -blam!-ty graphics .........you can't fix that.  This is the 3rd iteration of the franchise..........at least COD get's a little better each time........BC3 get's worse.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 30, 2011, 11:26:56 AM
I've only played a little this morning before work and already noticed some glitchyness. The biggest one that kept repeating was trying to sprint. I would randomly be able to and not be able to. Only thing that would make me be able to if it wasnt letting me was to completely stop wait half a second and then sprint.  Really thats the only problem I had this morning. Connected right into tristen's game no problem and played 2 rounds, one on offense, and one on defense.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on September 30, 2011, 03:14:21 PM

they got one thing right in the name.........."BAD". 
   

Again this is not Bad company 3 it has nothing to do with those 2 games. Its is a sequel to this game
Battlefield 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_2). And it came out only one the PC back in 05' the fiste Battlefield came out years before. The Bad company is a port spin off franchise for the console market. So why do you keep comparing BF3 to the sub spin off franchise ports for xbox.

Not to mention this Beta is a test of the servers not what you think of the graphics of it. All you downloaded was the map  and the 1st menu. The rest of it is running off the servers for this game. Which is why the texture mapping is slower then your used to and the game gets a little glitchy at points. The PC Beta users had to delete the graphics drivers for the Beta to get it to look better we can't do that. Bottom line is Battlefield is a PC gaming juggernaut being ported to the consoles. 

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 30, 2011, 08:38:48 PM
DICE has posted the first of several updates they are making to the multiplayer portion of Battlefield 3 based on feedback from the Open Beta so far: http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/09/30/battlefield-3-open-beta-update-1.aspx (http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/09/30/battlefield-3-open-beta-update-1.aspx)

I have had the killcam going under the map bug a few times already.  I'm glad this is fixed for the final game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on September 30, 2011, 09:06:24 PM
Yeah they have been very quick and open about their updates on the Battle log.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 01, 2011, 11:09:44 AM
On the winning team 9/10 times last night! 

Anyone know if the weapon upgrades(i.e. laser sights) in the beta carry over to the game?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 01, 2011, 12:58:28 PM
On the winning team 9/10 times last night! 

Anyone know if the weapon upgrades(i.e. laser sights) in the beta carry over to the game?
DICE has confirmed that nothing carries over from the beta to the final game.  All your stats will be reset.  Enjoy them while you have them.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 01, 2011, 01:15:23 PM
Just started my download now. It's good to see that they are already actively patching the beta. Is it possible to squeeze those fixes into the launch of the game or are we going to be seeing a patch on day 1 as we put the disc in? A late beta is better than no beta at all.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 01, 2011, 01:22:07 PM
Thats what I say at least we know they now know the problems to fix before the launch. And to be honest it doesn't matter how long between the Beta and launch there is. look at Reach they had 6 months to fix it and on launch it still had some of the Beta problems.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on October 01, 2011, 02:51:02 PM
I found some humorous glitch footage from the beta.
Battlefield 3 Tank Gameplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k-7-lYxXlA#ws)
PS: Look in the top right corner after 0:59.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 01, 2011, 04:23:49 PM
That's pretty funny gladiator.

I downloaded the beta and I really like the gameplay. I'm mostly using the recon class and dominating with the sniper rifle. I found a nice bush in one game and went from a -15 k/d to a +5 k/d to win the game. I'm not sure about getting the game when it comes out, but I will keep an eye on it now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on October 01, 2011, 04:59:48 PM
I got stuck under the map for a whole game. Has anyone else has had this glitch happen to them?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 01, 2011, 09:24:06 PM
Nice! I think I'll finally be able to play this tomorrow.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 02, 2011, 04:42:47 AM
Quote
A selection of changes from BETA to FINAL part 1

The amounts of people flocking to our Open Beta is fantastic! We are happy to see so many players enjoy this Open Beta, and giving us their valuable feedback on the experience on the Battlelog forums.

This blog post is the first in a series of posts that will outline some of the changes we are making in the final game thanks to your feedback and participation in the Open Beta.



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".

Some updates for you guys. From the Battle Log. (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/gate/?returnUrl=|bf3|)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 02, 2011, 03:31:23 PM
I read an article talking about voice being team wide and I've yet to see that happen, anyone else seen or heard anything?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 02, 2011, 03:57:24 PM
On the winning team 9/10 times last night! 

Anyone know if the weapon upgrades(i.e. laser sights) in the beta carry over to the game?
DICE has confirmed that nothing carries over from the beta to the final game.  All your stats will be reset.  Enjoy them while you have them.
Thanks, I figured that was the case.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on October 03, 2011, 07:35:05 PM

Quote
DICE has confirmed that nothing carries over from the beta to the final game.  All your stats will be reset.  Enjoy them while you have them.
I was wondering that myself, didn't see it in the BF3 forums. Thanks.

Is any one else a little worried that the beta is still really glitchy for being so close to launch?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on October 03, 2011, 07:45:09 PM

Quote
DICE has confirmed that nothing carries over from the beta to the final game.  All your stats will be reset.  Enjoy them while you have them.
I was wondering that myself, didn't see it in the BF3 forums. Thanks.

Is any one else a little worried that the beta is still really glitchy for being so close to launch?
In a word, yes.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 03, 2011, 08:34:14 PM
It is a little alarming, it seems like they rushed it to try and beat MW3 on the release date. I listen to the IGN GameScoop podcast and they didn't have very nice things to say either.  :-\
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on October 03, 2011, 10:27:35 PM
Like Whitestar said, The only thing on your console is the map itself. Everything else is ran off of their servers. Unlike full games that run everything from your console. Don't know what compelled them to run the beta off of their servers. Kind of defies the point of beta testing a game that will be ran off of your console.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 04, 2011, 07:51:07 AM
Even if that is the case, I'm sure they released a pretty comparable showing of what we'll actually get and how the game will run on release.  Think about it.  With the amount of people on each map, the amount of environment destruction, the size of the maps, etc. I'm sure a lot of the retail game will run off of the servers as well.  Most newer technology is going towards "cloud computing" and that's essentially what this is.  Well, it's more of a hybrid cloud/device computing.

Either way, I'm hopeful that they'll fix things, but what appears to be the scenario (and the more believable case) they'll patch it with title updates.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on October 04, 2011, 08:42:18 AM
I'll wait a month or few, before I buy this.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on October 04, 2011, 07:00:27 PM
Like Whitestar said, The only thing on your console is the map itself. Everything else is ran off of their servers. Unlike full games that run everything from your console. Don't know what compelled them to run the beta off of their servers. Kind of defies the point of beta testing a game that will be ran off of your console.
Probably to beat their servers into submission.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 04, 2011, 07:03:53 PM
Well Battlefield 3 isn't the 1st game to hit launch day with a TU and it won't be the last. And thats a good thing to see it means the developer is actively working on upkeep with the game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 04, 2011, 11:07:13 PM
It just seems like an odd tactic to have something that looks and feels this pedestrian out just weeks before release. You're not going to gain any fans with this. In fact, I was going to pre-order this game but now I will wait and see.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 04, 2011, 11:57:24 PM
Yeah well COD has never done a Beta and on every launch it has glitches and bugs and crap like that being taken advantage of. All of which piss us all off and we jump on to here a complain. And that is why COD doesn't do any open Betas is they don't want any of the negative press associating with there game before launch. Mean while after the release who cares if the game sucks and is being modded and hacked they got their money form us.

Either way you can't go casting final judgement on a game for it's Beta test. At least they are trying to do things right and fix some things before the release.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on October 05, 2011, 01:07:21 AM
this is not EA's first rodeo, the only reason such a big deal is being made from this beta its cause it's so close to launch, had they done this a few months back not everyone would be crying about it.
thankfully with this beta, many glitches wont exist on release but it will be a working progress much like homefront was. has anyone played homefront lately? probably the most balanced game out, but a year later, even they are still working out some server issues. I give BF3 a month after release and the game will play better than expected.

CODXP was COD's beta testing, they had several events just like it in other countries.
a closed beta, but a beta nonetheless, hell they had the audacity to charge people to test their game.
sure they focused on their gameplay rather than their servers but that plays a major role as well.
with so much press, hype and audience it was considered an overall success.

Yeah well COD has never done a Beta and on every launch it has glitches and bugs and crap like that being taken advantage of.
no beta can predict the amount of time people dedicate to network manipulation.
hell that seven sins site thrives on it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 05, 2011, 09:06:16 AM
They "fixed" one big glitch on it that I noticed. The hole people would get into on A on the first outside portion has been made to where you either fall forever, or you fall and die after a few seconds. Either way, I didnt see anyone camping it last night.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 05, 2011, 10:28:45 AM
I played on the PS3 and the 360.  I didn't really notice much of a difference in graphics.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 05, 2011, 01:34:25 PM
this is not EA's first rodeo, the only reason such a big deal is being made from this beta its cause it's so close to launch, had they done this a few months back not everyone would be crying about it.
thankfully with this beta, many glitches wont exist on release but it will be a working progress much like homefront was. has anyone played homefront lately? probably the most balanced game out, but a year later, even they are still working out some server issues. I give BF3 a month after release and the game will play better than expected.

CODXP was COD's beta testing, they had several events just like it in other countries.
a closed beta, but a beta nonetheless, hell they had the audacity to charge people to test their game.
sure they focused on their gameplay rather than their servers but that plays a major role as well.
with so much press, hype and audience it was considered an overall success.

Yeah well COD has never done a Beta and on every launch it has glitches and bugs and crap like that being taken advantage of.
no beta can predict the amount of time people dedicate to network manipulation.
hell that seven sins site thrives on it.

Sorry lil' buddy but COD XP wasn't a beta it was a convention to show of their pretty new product like E3 but just for COD. And the only reason they did that this year is because Halo had their 10 year anniversary convention. And no XP wasn't any kind beta test of the game. Because they brought copy's that were polished and long enough to get the point across. All the games were run off a closed system link set up so there was no test of anything.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 05, 2011, 03:10:14 PM
As much as I was excited for this game and as much as I understand that this was a beta and not a full representation of the game and its quality, I'm holding off on my pre order now. I'll give it a month or so to watch game play and read reviews before picking it up. I can't hide the fact that I lost a TON of interest because of the beta. I don't tend to base my feelings off of a beta but at least now my expectations of the games launch have been lowered so it may in fact look like a good game when in whole form. I know people defend it as being a beta and I understand that completely. I was just COMPLETELY turned off because of it. I'll gladly download a demo of the game whenever one is available.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on October 05, 2011, 03:14:12 PM
I didn't play the beta so I cannot judge apart from stuff I saw on youtube. Personally I am keeping m pre-order simply because even if it's still glitchy on release (shoudn't be) then I'm trusting them to patch it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 05, 2011, 03:27:03 PM
I'm keeping my pre-order b/c even though the beta is glitchy, it's still fun.  Who cares if the graphics aren't like they are on the PC.  I can get past the glitches I've experienced.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on October 05, 2011, 03:31:44 PM
Yup I agree whitestar, it was a convention, mainly a publicity stunt and another way to milk the series
I need to find the interview but Robert Bowling said they were testing out certain parts of MW3

They "fixed" one big glitch on it that I noticed. The hole people would get into on A on the first outside portion has been made to where you either fall forever, or you fall and die after a few seconds. Either way, I didnt see anyone camping it last night.
Lol I always tried to go around it, the thing was.like a black hole!
Damn gersh devices :P

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 05, 2011, 03:39:18 PM
Yeah I saw that interview as well. But thats the thing those are tests on the game done by people vetted by Activision for good PR on it  or non at all. To be honest with Battlefield Beta glitches aside at least they are doing something to fix it and as well as letting the community voice out about it. I don't see Activison doing this with COD on any level. The only stuff we hear about MW3 is from IW or the people they asked to try it or charged to try it.

I'll be getting both games because I'm sorry but COD gets way too repetitive and borring to play. And thats not including the campers and moders it attracts.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on October 05, 2011, 03:45:51 PM
Lol yea im getting both as well, I cant even remember the last time I played blops MM
But I for one have not gotten tired of MW2, even with all those modders, reaper, campers and REAPER!
I find it fun, lots of lolz
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 05, 2011, 04:04:56 PM
Yeah I still can't stand MW2 the only fun I ever had was when we got a group together and played. Oh and when I got a nuke off Meg and her Sargent friends. ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 05, 2011, 09:55:40 PM
As much as I was excited for this game and as much as I understand that this was a beta and not a full representation of the game and its quality, I'm holding off on my pre order now. I'll give it a month or so to watch game play and read reviews before picking it up. I can't hide the fact that I lost a TON of interest because of the beta. I don't tend to base my feelings off of a beta but at least now my expectations of the games launch have been lowered so it may in fact look like a good game when in whole form. I know people defend it as being a beta and I understand that completely. I was just COMPLETELY turned off because of it. I'll gladly download a demo of the game whenever one is available.
That is exactly how I felt about it too, well said Seth.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on October 06, 2011, 02:12:03 AM
I'm keeping my pre order. The campaign looks awesome and I'm hoping for something like Onslaught to be shipped with the game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 06, 2011, 01:24:50 PM
If I played primarily on the PS3 I would have cancelled my preorder.  I got on this morning and played 2 games, both of which glitched like crazy.  It was my fist time experiencing actually falling under the map repeatedly.  Not only that, it wasn't just in front of MCOM-A in the first section.  I would fall under the map in random areas all over the map.  Extremely frustrating.

The worst thing that's happened to me on the 360 was falling in the hole in front of MCOM-A and not being able to look down the sights of my weapon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 06, 2011, 04:38:18 PM
Achievement list (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/battlefield-3/achievements/)

Battlefield 3 - Achievements
Xbox360Achievements.org - Every Point Counts

There are 38 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
 
    Not on my watch (25 points)
Protect Chaffin from the soldiers in the street in Operation Swordbreaker
 
    Involuntary Euthanasia (25 points)
Kill the 2 soldiers before the building falls on them in Uprising
 
    The Professional (30 points)
Complete the street chase in Comrades in under 2 minutes 30 seconds without dying
 
    Army of Darkness (30 points)
Shoot out the 4 lights with 4 bullets in Night Shift
 
    Practice makes perfect (15 points)
Headshot each of the targets in the gun range in Kaffarov
 
    What the hell *are* you? (20 points)
Take a russian Dog Tag in the forest ambush in Rock And A Hard Place
 
    Roadkill (20 points)
Kick the car to kill the soldiers in Uprising
 
    You can be my wingman anytime (30 points)
Complete Going Hunting in a perfect run
 
    Scrap Metal (25 points)
Destroy 6 enemy tanks before reaching the fort in Thunder Run
 
    Butterfly (25 points)
Take down the jet in one attempt in Rock And A Hard Place
 
    Twofor (15 points)
Take down 2 enemies with 1 bullet in Night Shift
 
    Ooh-rah! (30 points)
Complete the campaign story
 
    Between a rock and a hard place (15 points)
Beat Solomon, flawlessly, in The Great Destroyer
 
    Semper Fidelis (50 points)
Complete the campaign story on Hard
 
    Push On (20 points)
Reach the garage without going into man-down state in Hit and Run
 
    Two-rah! (30 points)
Complete all co-op missions
 
    Lock 'n' Load (30 points)
Unlock all unique co-op weapons
 
    Car Lover (20 points)
Complete the mission without losing a humvee in Operation Exodus
 
    In the nick of time (20 points)
Disarm the bomb in under 20 seconds in The Eleventh Hour
 
    Bullseye (20 points)
Reach and save the hostages without alerting any enemies in Drop 'em Like Liquid
 
    Untouchable (20 points)
Complete the mission without using the fire extinguisher in Fire From The Sky
 
    Army of Two (50 points)
Complete all co-op missions on Hard
 
    Ninjas (20 points)
Reach the VIP without setting off the alarm in Exfiltration
 
    Vehicle Warfare (30 points)
Obtain all 3 vehicle warfare ribbons
 
    Infantry Efficiency (30 points)
Obtain all 4 weapon efficiency ribbons
 
    Decorated (50 points)
Obtain one of each ribbon in the game
 
    It's better than nothing! (30 points)
Finish as 3rd MVP in a ranked match
 
    Support Efficiency (30 points)
Obtain all 4 support efficiency ribbons
 
    Colonel (50 points)
Achieve rank 45
 
    1st Loser (30 points)
Finish as 2nd MVP in a ranked match
 
    Most Valuable Player (30 points)
Finish as MVP in a ranked match
 
    M.I.A (20 points)
Obtain your first enemy Dog Tag
 
 
Secret Achievements
 
 
   Secret Achievement (20 points)
Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.
 
   Secret Achievement (20 points)
Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.
 
   Secret Achievement (15 points)
Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.
 
   Secret Achievement (20 points)
Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.
 
   Secret Achievement (30 points)
Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.
 
   Secret Achievement (10 points)
Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 06, 2011, 04:46:35 PM
Rank 45 will take me some time.  I will probably be switching between MW3's multiplayer and Battlefield 3's multiplayer a lot.  Other than that, the achievements don't look too bad.

EDIT: According to IGN, new Battlefield intel is coming according to this video:

Breaking: Battlefield 3 Intel is Incoming! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0XRCaxSBUU#ws)

(I think the guy in the video is going to post the content late tonight/early tomorrow.  Sounds like we will get some info on the first 2 campaign missions, 2 new multiplayer maps, and some co-op.)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 06, 2011, 05:38:49 PM
cool.  looking forward to the news tomorrow.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on October 07, 2011, 11:59:05 AM
cool.  looking forward to the news tomorrow.
Ditto
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 07, 2011, 05:12:32 PM
BF3 has an optional install for higher resolution on the consoles (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/119/1198976p1.html). 

I wonder if the beta we are playing is at the higher resolution or standard?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 07, 2011, 05:25:21 PM
I'm guessing the beta is standard resolution.  If it were higher resolution, the download would might of been bigger.

Also, as I talked about a few posts ago, there was a Battlefield 3 preview event last night.  Today, there is footage of 2 new multiplayer maps: Operation Firestorm (a huge map with tanks, jets, and jeeps) and Grand Bazaar (a smaller map).  Here is footage of both maps.

Operation Firestorm (on PC)
Battlefield 3: Operation Firestorm Developer Commentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUZcIcrdZaY#ws)

Grand Bazaar (on PS3)
Battlefield 3: Grand Bazaar Developer Commentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm_a7JORyes#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 15, 2011, 05:30:19 PM
That last one was just some sort of Half-Life clip  :-\
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 15, 2011, 08:34:07 PM
That last one was just some sort of Half-Life clip  :-\
Gosh. I don't know what happened there.  I could of sworn I put in the link to the Battlefield 3 episode.  Anyway, just search the GTTV site and you will find the episode.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 16, 2011, 02:21:54 AM
Gotcha, thanks  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 16, 2011, 10:14:59 AM
I was looking forward getting this game. I still shall, but it's not going to be for a while. With Skyrim, HaloCE, Assassin's Creed Revelations, and the fact that I'll proooobably pick up Forza 4, I'll be too busy to deal with another game.

Perhaps next year, when more DLC is out for it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on October 16, 2011, 03:11:25 PM
wait for the inevitable ultimate edition, that's what I'm doing now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 16, 2011, 06:56:28 PM
Yeah. I'll more than likely do that.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 16, 2011, 07:56:50 PM
*disregard post*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 17, 2011, 08:04:55 PM
Online pass confirmed by EA  >:( :(

http://gamerant.com/battlefield-3-online-pass-confirmed-tao-110188/

not sure if this is a good idea if they're trying to surpass COD
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 17, 2011, 08:43:07 PM
What the -blam!-? I guess I don't understand how online passes are a good thing. Feel free to explain that to me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 17, 2011, 09:10:18 PM
Well it being a EA game it was expected to have an online pass. Every EA game for the last 2 years has had an online pass ever since Medal of Honor started with it. And every EA title since has had on and every one from now on wil have one as well.

And it's the way the publisher feels they can get more out of the people who buy the game and have multiple people play with them on one console. As well as the pre-owned add on sales. It's all about money for them and they see for every game sold is a optional extra add on sale to play with your friends and family. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 17, 2011, 09:20:07 PM
So, there's nothing good really for the consumer? It's just a way for EA to fill their pocketsesses?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 18, 2011, 06:10:48 AM
DICE has released some stats about the Open Beta: http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/10/17/battlefield-3-open-beta-wrapup-or-how-many-tanks-can-you-build-from-the-bullets-you-fired.aspx## (http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/10/17/battlefield-3-open-beta-wrapup-or-how-many-tanks-can-you-build-from-the-bullets-you-fired.aspx##)

47 billion shots were fired and 8 million people played the beta :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on October 18, 2011, 07:05:02 PM
What the -blam!-? I guess I don't understand how online passes are a good thing. Feel free to explain that to me.
It's good for them to prevent losing sales to used games.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 18, 2011, 11:37:39 PM
47 billion shots were fired and 8 million people played the beta :)

cool
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 19, 2011, 06:04:03 PM
Is the beta over? I still have it saved but never got around to playing it for more than a few minutes.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on October 19, 2011, 06:51:39 PM
Is the beta over? I still have it saved but never got around to playing it for more than a few minutes.
Yea, it's over
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 19, 2011, 07:24:26 PM
Is there any reason to save the beta on our hard drives or should they just be deleted? Does anything from the beta carry over stat wise or exclusive wise?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 19, 2011, 07:29:07 PM
Is there any reason to save the beta on our hard drives or should they just be deleted? Does anything from the beta carry over stat wise or exclusive wise?
You can safely delete it.  As far as I know, nothing is being carried over the beta because of all the changes being made from the beta to the final game.  So everyone is starting at Rank 1 on Day 1 of the game being out.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 19, 2011, 07:29:42 PM
No. Nothing from the beta carries over. Now that it's closed, delete it. Free up some space!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on October 19, 2011, 07:54:57 PM
I don't understand why people are getting so mad over the Online Pass.
60$ for a new game isn't that expensive, compared to the Australia/New Zealand prices for a new game that roughly equal about 100$ in American money.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 19, 2011, 08:08:42 PM
I'm not as mad, as I am confused by them. Are there any positives of an online pass from a consumer stand point?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 19, 2011, 08:17:38 PM
I didn't have a problem with it till I found out they are all Gamer Tag specific. And that if I buy the game and activate the online pass for my GT I can play anytime all the time. But if my wife or friends want to play with me they have to purchase a online pass to play a game I already own. So for those games that offer online split screen you can't play with anyone in less they have the online pass as well. What they are doing is trying to charge everyone who buys a game and plays with other gamers on 1 console. If it was console specific that would be a different story but it isn't. And I don't agree with having to buy a pass for someone to play once or just a few times with me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 19, 2011, 11:28:04 PM
I didn't have a problem with it till I found out they are all Gamer Tag specific. And that if I buy the game and activate the online pass for my GT I can play anytime all the time. But if my wife or friends want to play with me they have to purchase a online pass to play a game I already own. So for those games that offer online split screen you can't play with anyone in less they have the online pass as well. What they are doing is trying to charge everyone who buys a game and plays with other gamers on 1 console. If it was console specific that would be a different story but it isn't. And I don't agree with having to buy a pass for someone to play once or just a few times with me.
These are some of the issues I have with online passes, just to add a couple more...

I have two Xbox 360s in my house, I'm buying the game brand new, but will only be able to play online with one GT even though it would still be me that is playing it on my upstairs console, just a different GT.

I am already paying $60($120 if you count my kids GT) a year to enjoy multiplayer on the Xbox 360, so now I would have to pay more for just one game? What if all games did this? The price to play would be well over $100. MS needs to step in and protect its customers.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 19, 2011, 11:49:16 PM
Hell you know Microsoft is getting a piece of the online passes.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 20, 2011, 09:20:00 PM
Hell you know Microsoft is getting a piece of the online passes.
I wouldn't doubt it, since they could probably have say in the matter, but instead just stay silent.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on October 21, 2011, 12:56:16 AM
http://youtu.be/nQR49JGySTM (http://youtu.be/nQR49JGySTM)
I totally want to try this simulator.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on October 21, 2011, 07:37:32 AM
Make that 2 of us.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 21, 2011, 10:07:17 AM
BF3 copies are already hitting the hands of some people through stores breaking street. No surprise there really. But some interesting details are shown in this pic of a guy who got it and posted info on gamefaqs forums. Link (http://www.enterbf3.com/news/590-copies-of-battlefield-3-already-circulating/#comments)

(http://media.enterbf3.com/images/bf3proof.jpg)

Those worried about some of the bugs of the beta, the first title update is 167 freaking mb. The graphics/texture download is 1.5gb. In that title update could be a whole crapload of fixes. Hopefully.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 21, 2011, 10:24:38 AM
Hmmm...*reconsiders buying the game*

If it's going to come with a huge TU for the graphics overhaul, that will be nice, because I was NOT impressed with the graphics of the beta.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 21, 2011, 10:36:05 AM
They've said all along that the beta graphics were the "standard" def stuff. The higher textures and all are the 1.5gb installation shown in that picture. Supposed to make a major difference and bring the graphics up to as close as can be of a high end PC. Supposedly. The separate title update is what I am more interested in. If they fixed a lot of the bugs that were in the beta I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 21, 2011, 10:41:26 AM
Man...this time last year, I was begging for some good games to come out. Now, there are just too many. I think will pick this up. Just not for a while.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on October 21, 2011, 06:44:02 PM
About 6 days 9 hours and 15 mins till I get my copy...time to crack on with Solid Gold on Forza 3 till then.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 21, 2011, 08:33:22 PM
That simulator is freaking sweet!

I'll be at the midnight release at Best Buy for my copy. Even if the graphics aren't the best ever, the gameplay looks to be the best ever, to me that matters more.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 21, 2011, 08:51:51 PM
New TV show called Operation Gridiron based on BF3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF8naEIfxSE&feature=player_embedded#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF8naEIfxSE&feature=player_embedded#!)

Battlefield 3 - Operation Gridiron: Episode 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlVbR9VIcQk#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 22, 2011, 02:42:07 PM
Best Buy Canada has a deal, traded in three games (valued at $8 trade in price) and get BF3 for free. -blam!- YA! I'm all over that!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 22, 2011, 04:40:56 PM
NICE!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 23, 2011, 10:32:34 AM
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-3-Limited-Xbox-360/dp/B003O6G5TW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319380288&sr=8-1) just added a $20 credit on pre-orders
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on October 23, 2011, 01:39:53 PM
Machinima is making a live-action Battlefield 3 series, here's the trailer.
Live Action Battlefield 3 Teaser: The Last Stand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2aTZB4iShU#ws)
And since no one else posted it, here's the Battlefield 3 launch trailer.
Battlefield 3 launch trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DM7NsxOS0Q#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 24, 2011, 06:06:45 AM
Only less than 24 hours till we all get our hands on the game.  I will be playing (hopefully) tomorrow evening on the Xbox in campaign first and maybe a multiplayer game or two.

By the way, I ordered the PC version of BF3 yesterday since I have bought a new gaming laptop.  My laptop is still being built, so I set the shipping date for the PC version I bought to early November. :) I can't wait to try 64-player servers there.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 24, 2011, 08:57:09 AM
That 64 player MP will be -blam!-in' sweet!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Hyper Lethal 80 on October 24, 2011, 10:10:03 AM
I'm really on the fence about BF3. On one hand I like military FPS's, but I didn't like the Bad Company games.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on October 24, 2011, 04:18:18 PM
What was it that you disliked
The main reason a lot of people enjoyed the multiplayer in BC2 is not actually unlocking stuff but the different roles they could play.
In BF3 there is that and a huge amount of unlocks so if that's what you didn't like then it may be worth considering.

Personally I'm not going to get the new COD as I prefer BF by a little bit and don't have that much time or money. Also I really want to reach max rank in an FPS.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 24, 2011, 05:06:04 PM
Screw it I'm preordering again. I can't keep buying modern warfare, it's detrimental to my health.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 24, 2011, 05:55:16 PM
Well personally I'm getting both MW3 and BF3. Mainly to have something different to play between. As to have a fall back between rage quits. ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on October 24, 2011, 06:36:01 PM
I'm really on the fence about BF3. On one hand I like military FPS's, but I didn't like the Bad Company games.
It's not a Bad Company game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Hyper Lethal 80 on October 24, 2011, 08:11:21 PM
I'm really on the fence about BF3. On one hand I like military FPS's, but I didn't like the Bad Company games.
It's not a Bad Company game.

I think I liked the quicker pace of COD. Battlefield always felt slow to me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on October 25, 2011, 01:20:20 AM
I'm really on the fence about BF3. On one hand I like military FPS's, but I didn't like the Bad Company games.
It's not a Bad Company game.

I think I liked the quicker pace of COD. Battlefield always felt slow to me.
To each their own. I'm going to assume the pace of BF3 will be the same as the Bad Company series however.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 25, 2011, 01:26:15 AM
Just got done with a TDM in BF3 and it is a lot more fast paced then BFBC. And to be honest the people in it are playing it like it is COD.


Oh and the Battle Log (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/) is back and we now officially have an S1P clan on there now. Just search for Spartan 1 Project and it should come up.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on October 25, 2011, 03:10:53 AM
I hope headshotting a guys face off with a sniper is as satisfying in BF3 as it is in BFBC2.

Damn NZ gets it on the 27th instead of the 25th.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 25, 2011, 03:18:07 AM
Oh the full game is very fun so far. I went in to Conquest on Caspian Boarder man that map is huge. And the jets and choppers are going to take some getting used to but their pretty cool.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 25, 2011, 08:14:53 AM
Hows the multiplayer holding up? Major difference from the beta or?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Hyper Lethal 80 on October 25, 2011, 10:12:10 AM
Screw it. I'm picking it up today. I was thinking that the console version would not be as good as the PC version, but after reading the reviews it sounds like it worth it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 25, 2011, 10:56:44 AM
Game in hand... waiting for my lunch break now...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 25, 2011, 03:17:30 PM
Oh the MP is way better then the Beta. The maps are big and have a mix of open spots and some nice close quarters spots in them. As well as there are a lot of hiding spot on them but having a fully destructible environment to play with. Which is a lot of fun. I played on the big ass Caspian map and yes it is big and having jets and choppers and tanks all over it. Well makes you think twice about just running and gunning.   
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 25, 2011, 03:24:59 PM
Game in hand... waiting for my lunch break now...

LOL. Addicted? :-P

I actually didn't know it came out today, so i'll be screaming over to Best Buy after work too lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on October 25, 2011, 04:05:01 PM
Picked up my copy before work. I think that was a bad idea. I just want to take off and head home to play.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on October 25, 2011, 04:33:33 PM
Picked up my copy before work. I think that was a bad idea. I just want to take off and head home to play.
Lol, I think a lot of people will be ill over the next few weeks
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SMG Specialist on October 25, 2011, 05:21:30 PM
Just picked it up can't wait!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on October 25, 2011, 05:55:33 PM
I'm happy that I get my copy a day early from its release date haha, now I can make plans for friday while I spend all of thursday playing BF3. Really looking forward to play the campaign.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 25, 2011, 06:28:03 PM
Got the game today.  I got a redemption code from Best Buy to get what I thought was supposed to be an exclusive SPECACT kit.  However, when I typed the code into my Xbox, I got dog tags instead (which were an Amazon exclusive).  Looks like I am going to have to send an email to Best Buy. :P I want my camo! hehe
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 25, 2011, 08:35:28 PM
Quote
Hi everyone,
 
Thanks for providing additional insight about the SPECACT code for Battlefield 3. I just wanted to give everyone an update as things seem to be a little confusing:
 
For those that didn't receive a code, either a correct or incorrect code, it should've been printed directly on the receipt. If you have a chance within the next few days, I encourage you to return to the store and have them print out your code. All stores should've been made aware of this and should be able to help. If you still get confusion from the store, please advise them to reference their employee communications that were sent out this month, or ask a manager. They should still be capturing an email to have the correct SPECACT content sent to you, so be sure they do!
 
If you received a code and it was the incorrect Dog Tag code, this issue should be resolved soon. It seems like some people are receiving emails with a code and don't know if it is for the correct DLC. The codes originally are not supposed to be sent through email, so if you've received one (without calling or contacting customer service) it might be the correct content. Although I haven't received confirmation, the issue may have been resolved and that's why some of you may be receiving the codes via email. I would try it!
 
A couple of you mentioned you will not be able to go back to the store because you live far too far away or if the store was not able to help you. This is understandable - please send me a private message to identify yourselves and we will work to come up with a resolution. Please head to your store first to try to get this resolved as this will be the quickest way to obtain a resolution.   To send a private message, click on the envelope in my signature.
 
I hope this helps clear up some confusion and thanks for your flexibility.
SOURCE (http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Gaming-Gadgets/Battlefield-3-Spec-Act-Kit/td-p/351522/page/10)


Ok this is how you get your Spec kit from Best Buy.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 25, 2011, 08:59:02 PM
I am hating the servers on the Xbox 360 right now.  Can barely connect to a game, get disconnected during a game, or can't connect to EA Online at all.  Out of all the games I have played so far, I have only finished 1 game. @_@

And Whitestar, I sent a PM to that Best Buy representative on their forums.  Since I ordered on the BestBuy.com website, I don't know how I am supposed to get a new code.

EDIT: According to the Battlefield Twitter, it looks like the Xbox 360 servers are down and they are working to fix them.  Not a great first day for EA/DICE.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 25, 2011, 09:14:26 PM
So that's why they made a single player. While the servers are inevitably down, you can play an offline mode :P

Brother in law is going to stop in at a gamestop and see if they have a copy of the game for sale. May or may not be playing tonight.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 25, 2011, 10:24:00 PM
Quote
Hi everyone,
 
Thanks for providing additional insight about the SPECACT code for Battlefield 3. I just wanted to give everyone an update as things seem to be a little confusing:
 
For those that didn't receive a code, either a correct or incorrect code, it should've been printed directly on the receipt. If you have a chance within the next few days, I encourage you to return to the store and have them print out your code. All stores should've been made aware of this and should be able to help. If you still get confusion from the store, please advise them to reference their employee communications that were sent out this month, or ask a manager. They should still be capturing an email to have the correct SPECACT content sent to you, so be sure they do!
 
If you received a code and it was the incorrect Dog Tag code, this issue should be resolved soon. It seems like some people are receiving emails with a code and don't know if it is for the correct DLC. The codes originally are not supposed to be sent through email, so if you've received one (without calling or contacting customer service) it might be the correct content. Although I haven't received confirmation, the issue may have been resolved and that's why some of you may be receiving the codes via email. I would try it!
 
A couple of you mentioned you will not be able to go back to the store because you live far too far away or if the store was not able to help you. This is understandable - please send me a private message to identify yourselves and we will work to come up with a resolution. Please head to your store first to try to get this resolved as this will be the quickest way to obtain a resolution.   To send a private message, click on the envelope in my signature.
 
I hope this helps clear up some confusion and thanks for your flexibility.
SOURCE (http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Gaming-Gadgets/Battlefield-3-Spec-Act-Kit/td-p/351522/page/10)


Ok this is how you get your Spec kit from Best Buy.
Thanks for finding this, I was just about to ask you guys if anyone beside me didn't get their Best Buy code.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 25, 2011, 11:00:47 PM
Multi is down, I need to go through single first anyway. And btw holy crap this is a good looking game. Especially the airplane mission so far is the best looking.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 25, 2011, 11:00:55 PM
Got the game and I'm already super disappointed. I guess I missed the memo that a Grade A game somehow managed to skip any sort of local splitscreen. No splitscreen co op and no splitscreen LAN or any LAN for that matter. WTF?!? If you want to be a CoD killer you gotta cover the basics *facepalm* So this means I can't make my own private match to just fly jets around or drive vehicles? Major disappoint sadface.

Oh well..I know I'll still enjoy the game just not with my poor brother in law who was drooling over the fact of playing splitscreen.

Alright time to crack open the singleplayer.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 26, 2011, 02:08:17 AM
Alright so after the inital shock of no splitscreen or LAN (still shocked), I've been able to play some single player and multiplayer. I gotta say this is the most awesome game I've played to date. It performs smoothly and the graphics are jaw dropping even for the xbox 360. I am using the texture pack as I have the free space on my hard drive. I gotta say for all those that didn't like BC1 or 2 pacing, Team Deathmatch plays much like CoD without the kill streaks. It is much more fast paced than rush mode so if you were worried about the pacing of matches, Team Deathmatch is for you. The maps are perfectly sized.

Can't wait to continue playing. I'll probably play some rush next and experience the full scales of the maps and battles.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 26, 2011, 02:57:19 AM
We will defiantly have to get an SIP joining going for this one.
oh and dont for get about the Battle log.
Oh and the Battle Log (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/) is back and we now officially have an S1P clan on there now. Just search for Spartan 1 Project and it should come up.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 26, 2011, 05:41:54 AM
UPDATE: This morning, I checked my email and I got a second email from Best Buy with a correct code for the SPECACT kit.  Woohoo! :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on October 26, 2011, 06:22:04 AM
So you were lucky enough to get both, nice one! ;D So does EU win considering how the servers should be sorted by Friday ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 26, 2011, 09:47:41 AM
I only played a few matches before the servers went down.
This is not a Call of Duty game. No running out in the open. You HAVE to keep running to cover.
The maps are -blam!-ing huge!
I don't like how you can't leave the lobby until the next game starts.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 26, 2011, 10:10:09 AM
I don't like how you can't leave the lobby until the next game starts.

That is my biggest gripe with every single battlefield game. I think I am close to done with the campaign so maybe I'll jump into multiplayer if its up and going tonight.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 26, 2011, 01:59:13 PM
We will defiantly have to get an SIP joining going for this one.
oh and dont for get about the Battle log.
Oh and the Battle Log (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/) is back and we now officially have an S1P clan on there now. Just search for Spartan 1 Project and it should come up.
request to join has been sent. It's under the name BulletEponge.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 26, 2011, 02:08:24 PM
Multiplayer was up, it just randomly decided to go down for a few minutes sometimes lol. I went through 2 games then the 3rd froze up in the last 10 seconds of a final bomb placement ( and I didn't get my kick ass badges ). Throughout the 3 games I was usually back and forth kills and deaths. But suddenly in the last minute of the 3rd game I had a +10 kill streak going, badges galore popping, ran out of ammo in my AR, started using my pistol & still killed 3 or 4 guys with it; then when the final bomb (which i was protecting) was supposed to blow up. Fizzzit Multiplayer crashed.  >:(| >:(| >:(|

But once they get the servers stable, I will be an addict. Lol. Much more intense, realistic, destructible, rewarding, and just plain fun compared to any other Multiplayer shooter I've played. ( Reach still wins in community contribution and crazy map builds/races; but straight up TDM... BF3 wins, )

I'll be joining the Clan ASAP when i get home.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 26, 2011, 02:10:06 PM
Something I've really liked in the multiplayer is the fact that knifes aren't instant one hit tools unless you come from behind. You can't just run up to someone or camp in a corner and shank someone quick. You've either got to take the time for an assassination animation or take the time to slash them about four times when full health. Much more realistic (not that I'm looking for realism in a game) and balanced.

okay so when I go to battlelog.battlefield.com it only brings me to the sign in page. Where's the sign up page?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on October 26, 2011, 02:37:59 PM
Multiplayer was up, it just randomly decided to go down for a few minutes sometimes lol. I went through 2 games then the 3rd froze up in the last 10 seconds of a final bomb placement ( and I didn't get my kick ass badges ). Throughout the 3 games I was usually back and forth kills and deaths. But suddenly in the last minute of the 3rd game I had a +10 kill streak going, badges galore popping, ran out of ammo in my AR, started using my pistol & still killed 3 or 4 guys with it; then when the final bomb (which i was protecting) was supposed to blow up. Fizzzit Multiplayer crashed.  >:(| >:(| >:(|
I feel you there, had an awesome match last night and a minute before the match ends the server goes down. Lost all the progress I had made. So far that's my only complaint.

@seth if you have an EA account already its the same login.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 26, 2011, 03:40:17 PM
-blam!- you EA! -blam!-ing online pass can suck my mother-blam!-ing dick!
I will never buy an EA game.
Just found out that I have to buy the online pass so my son can play online.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 26, 2011, 03:47:48 PM
Sorry to say wrc but pretty much all serious online Multiplayer's are going that route now, not just EA.   >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 26, 2011, 04:42:42 PM
If that was the case for MW3 or Halo 4 I wouldn't care as we will be getting two copies of each.

In Bullet Storm my son used the online pass but I was still able to play online. I thought the code was going to be like that one.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on October 26, 2011, 04:55:57 PM
I pre-ordered Battlefield 3 from shopto.net not too long ago & they were offering a "Battlefield 3 Exclusive Xbox Live Avatar Suit" as part of a pre-order bonus. I just got a email from shopto.net just now saying that my avatar suit was avaliable to claim, Its the Recon Class Uniform (Its not on the marketplace as confirmed by a friend in a party before I redeemed the code to claim the outfit).

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6430/9battlefield3reconclass.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/9battlefield3reconclass.png/)

Before I forget, if you're buying a game from shopto.net & offers a avatar item in the future, You have 15 days to accept the code before it will be offered to another customer.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Hyper Lethal 80 on October 26, 2011, 05:01:13 PM
This whole online pass thing is ridiculous. I understand it's a way to get money from each individual person who plays online. But, by the time you buy the game, an online pass, the DLC and also your Live account you've spend as much as an Xbox is worth.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 26, 2011, 05:14:05 PM
aaannddd servers are down...again.

I swear I suck so bad when I first start playing but once I get on a good kill spree the servers crash. EFF YOU DICE
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 26, 2011, 05:17:58 PM
ya it's really fun ranking up to the same rank, twice!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 26, 2011, 05:18:49 PM
What do you mean the servers are down? I'm playing right now and have been with out any problems for a couple hours now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 26, 2011, 06:12:14 PM
Something with the server failed and crashed the game I was in. It was down for a couple minutes and wouldn't let me join in on multiplayer or check my player stats. I'm able to play now but there are periods of the day were the server will just unexpectedly crash on me. For a few short moments.

Anyone else having troubles with the title screen? It randomly freezes on me and I have to dashboard out.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 26, 2011, 07:18:13 PM
I couldn't connect to the servers on Xbox around 5 PM.  Going to try again in a bit.

Also, my SPECACT kit code problem has been solved.  Best Buy told me to keep the Dog Tags code as well, so I got 2 preorder bonuses.  Woohoo! :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 27, 2011, 12:15:41 AM
Application sent to the Battlelog SIP Platoon.

Best Buy also fixed my SpecAct Kit issues, never got any code to begin with so no free f-up code for me.

Still working on the campaign so hopefully by the time I get around to multiplayer they might finally have most of the server problems worked out.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on October 27, 2011, 02:15:34 AM
Was checking out the tag's I've collected recently and saw that I was in a match with some one from the development team... and stabbed him in the back.  ;D

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/ofGlamis/BF3devteam.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 27, 2011, 03:33:55 AM
Thats pretty cool.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 27, 2011, 05:42:32 AM
Congrats Niner.  I hope to take one of those dog tags from a Dev in the future. ;)

I took a few dog tags last night but most of them were blank because some people don't know you can change them. :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 27, 2011, 08:07:49 AM
This game is just fun as hell in multiplayer. Wish we had 64 player matches on xbox though because the maps are huge. Just imagine the fighting over vehicles if that was the case though. Once I get the hang of the jets and helicopters it will be more fun though. The jet was fun and I was getting decent at it because the other team in one of our games was garbage at flying and I was up for about 7 minutes in it. Then immediately after that I got in the chopper with the gunners on the side and crashed. I swear that oil rig came out of nowhere.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 27, 2011, 11:48:35 AM
And I'll be in the anti-air battery shooting you down. Those are fun. They sound like a loud zipper when firing lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 27, 2011, 01:51:38 PM
I played Conquest on Caspian Border last night and I've gotta say it was EXTREMELY boring. Conquest definitely isn't the game mode for me especially with huge maps. The only time I ever saw someone was when they were in a jet flying over me. I'll just stick with rush and team deathmatch.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 27, 2011, 03:06:12 PM
Thats what mode we were in on caspian. Lots of fun in a vehicle. I was having all kinds of fun tearing around in that wanna be warthog
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 27, 2011, 03:13:47 PM
I do have to say I was having fun in my humvee. I guess I shouldn't say it was absolutely boring. It was boring in a sense of action and combat. It was heaps of fun from a shenanigans standpoint. I spent half my time doing jumps off rock walls and makeshift ramps.

I am still yet to try out the jets. I got in a helicopter once and a pole came out of nowhere. Darn you barber shop poooole!!! (+1 for anyone that knows that reference)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 27, 2011, 03:17:27 PM
The ground kept coming out of nowhere with me in the helicopters. I think the ground was hacking.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 27, 2011, 03:20:08 PM
Lol

I just wish there was a local component of the multipiplayer. I'd love to just load up Caspian Border by myself and test drive the jets and helicopters without interference. Vehicles are so fun in this game I'm just scared to get in a jet and helicopter. I don't know how to control them. I'm a really good driver though. I always find myself driving around with a gunner.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 27, 2011, 03:20:16 PM
Yeah Ground 18 Ninjalo 0
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Hyper Lethal 80 on October 27, 2011, 03:31:28 PM
That ground is sneaky. It's everywhere.

I got excited when playing yesterday when I was able to fly a chopper for the first time. The fun lasted about 10 seconds when I crashed it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 27, 2011, 03:38:05 PM
Yeah Ground 18 Ninjalo 0

What was that? I couldn't hear you from the grille of my tank
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 27, 2011, 03:40:04 PM
Yeah Snake and I were taking c in Conquest last night. And a guy came in trying to strafe us with a chopper and crashed it right in to the side of one of the chimney towers. It was funny as hell and he didn't even try to bail out either.

Hey that wasn't fair and you know it. You drove that tank out of a wall. ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 27, 2011, 04:04:53 PM
Yeah Snake and I were taking c in Conquest last night. And a guy came in trying to strafe us with a chopper and crashed it right in to the side of one of the chimney towers. It was funny as hell and he didn't even try to bail out either.
LOL.  Good times :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on October 27, 2011, 04:08:04 PM
12 hours till I get my copy for my Xbox! (If anyone wants to join me tomorrow send me a FR or message)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SMG Specialist on October 27, 2011, 05:49:39 PM
Who wants to play some tonight.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 27, 2011, 06:26:25 PM
Hell ya I'm down.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 27, 2011, 06:50:25 PM
Servers went down again.  This is starting to get annoying...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 27, 2011, 07:16:57 PM
I want to play this game but when I keep seeing -blam!- like "servers down again" I'm going say -blam!- it and play COD4.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 28, 2011, 12:36:26 AM
This game got about a million times better. I finally unlocked the M4 and my K/D is consistently high. The red dot plus grip has made my gun game killer. I'm also loving TDM more now that I have a personalized gun that I can use no matter what team I'm on. BF3 will consume my life for a bit.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 28, 2011, 02:49:33 AM
And the 'server down' has never lasted long. Like 30 mins and then just tonight like 4 hours straight of Multiplayer
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 28, 2011, 02:56:12 AM
Just go in to your sever selection screen and select them all. It should make it easier to find a game. I did it and got right in with no problems.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 28, 2011, 09:57:21 AM
1 and a half missions left and I'm done with the Campaign on hard.  I still have to go back through and get a couple campaign specific missions, but that won't be too difficult.

Edit: Also, Amazon sent me an email with another code for their pre-order dog tag pack.  They said many people had issues with the codes sent out with the game so they sent another. I'll give it to the first person to say they want it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 28, 2011, 10:04:01 AM
Yes please!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 28, 2011, 10:09:02 AM
You win everything  ;)

PM sent.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on October 28, 2011, 03:04:21 PM
Just bought this game and paid off mw3, im an fps geek. Will buy anything as long as i can blow -blam!- up
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 28, 2011, 03:06:17 PM
If the servers are up, multiplayer or co-op tonight then little buddy
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on October 28, 2011, 03:08:17 PM
Oh yeah this thing has co-op. ;D We should really give it a try.

Oh and have you guys seen the Dr. Pepper prize Dog Tags they have.
http://www.drpepper.com/promotions/ea/myaccount/ (http://www.drpepper.com/promotions/ea/myaccount/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 28, 2011, 03:16:07 PM
If they have an "I'm a Pepper" dog tag, me want long time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 28, 2011, 04:31:48 PM
Is Co-op 4 player or 2? Either way, who wants to roll through it tonight?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 28, 2011, 04:40:58 PM
Its 2 player I believe, like spec ops on mw2. I am definitely down to go through it tonight. Maybe run through once on reg to get the feel then take on hard.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 28, 2011, 05:51:05 PM
Sounds like a plan. I'll get on as soon as I can get off work.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 28, 2011, 06:55:35 PM
Oh yeah this thing has co-op. ;D We should really give it a try.

Oh and have you guys seen the Dr. Pepper prize Dog Tags they have.
http://www.drpepper.com/promotions/ea/myaccount/ (http://www.drpepper.com/promotions/ea/myaccount/)
I already got 2 of the dog tags from the Dr. Pepper promotion.  I'm going to get the rest soon. :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on October 28, 2011, 10:23:18 PM
Anyone want to shoot through some co-op on sunday?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 29, 2011, 07:21:42 AM
Niner, ill probably be on. Haven't done them all yet, the first one isn't too bad. The second requires someone who can fly the helicopter. So I haven't passed it yet lol. the missions are at least 15 minutes each from what I've heard
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on October 29, 2011, 01:47:34 PM
Send me a FR and i'll try to help you out with some as I have only done the first 2.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on October 29, 2011, 02:47:23 PM
Sounds good guys, I'm off all day and broke so I won't be going to far from the couch.  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 29, 2011, 11:39:11 PM
The second requires someone who can fly the helicopter
Or at least someone that can manage to stay somewhat in the air. Ran this mission through with SMG and it stuck me with pilot. Took me a little to get used to but I made sure to stay high and away from the ground. Wasn't pretty looking from the ground I'm sure but it got the mission done :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 30, 2011, 06:38:41 AM
Me and whitestar somehow got the no use of extinguisher achievement the first time we finished it. But I remember hitting rb several times. We also got the ninjas achievement on the 3rd mission
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 30, 2011, 02:40:16 PM
HUGE SPOILERS below so don't highlight the dark text if you don't want to see information on the end of the game...
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I finally beat the campaign last night and it is up there in my favorite game campaigns. I'm not sure why there are so many "critics" out there that are hating on the campaign for having a cliche story. I found this to be quite opposite of the case. I honestly was on the edge of my seat by the end of the game because of all of the twists. If there's anything cliche about the story, it's that the gameplay did a very good job of reflecting what it's like to be in a war zone and the scenarios that would play out (haven't been in a war but I sure felt like I was in some deep doo doo when confronting enemies vs. feeling like I'm a super soldier from an action flick).
It was almost frustrating watching the interrogation cut scenes when you knew the real truth because you actually got to play through his memories. I felt very involved in the game which was a strange feeling. I'm not used to FPS shooters making me feel that involved too often. The realistic animations, scenarios, and overall dialogue between your squad really helped create such a gripping campaign. For a while I was feeling off about the character development and was starting to feel a lack of it but it took me until the death of Campo and Matkovic to realize just how hard war can be. You've been through a lot with your squad mates and there they are dead. I started to feel bad for the two guys and then when you have to shoot Cole, that was one of the most affective deaths I've seen in a video game. It was actually quite emotional. I didn't pull the trigger twice because I didn't want to do it. I had to watch the cut scene three times before I actually pulled the trigger and when I did, I felt a sense of guilt. I'm pretty sure I was thinking of this guys family as he was dying on the ground.
If there was one thing that I had to complain about it was the quick time events. While the events were cool at points (the jet level), other times they felt too scripted. I like to mantain some control over my character even if it be holding forward on the joystick and following someone. Other QTE's that weren't really necessary were the fist fights and some other quirky moments. All in all though it was a very good campaign that actually proved to be very emotional. I an see myself replaying it sometime soon in the future.
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Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on October 30, 2011, 03:35:46 PM
^ Totally agree with you there!

Me and RC just played a couple of co-op missions. First one was done easily after one failed attempt where we were flanked. Unfortunately the achievement for keeping the Humvees alive didn't pop however I never noticed one get hit. The second mission we failed over and over then we were doing brilliantly until we were shot down by the AA guns and I lost control. First real successful flight for me in a heli but it was still really difficult. Hopefully someone will be able to fly a heli some time soon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 30, 2011, 07:47:56 PM
I'm up to the 'Thunder Run' mission in Campaign.  I am playing on Easy (because I don't care for the campaign as much).  Currently stuck after ambushing the first base (with the AA batteries) and you get flanked by 4 tanks on the left and 2 in the center.  I saw a guide on YouTube about having to keep moving to survive.  I might have to try that next.  Any tips from you guys on doing this mission?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on October 30, 2011, 08:13:41 PM
Seth from what I got from about the 6th sentence in that is that this game sounds A LOT like blops.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 30, 2011, 08:28:23 PM
Seth from what I got from about the 6th sentence in that is that this game sounds A LOT like blops.
In a sense it's like black ops in that you relive events through replaying Blackburns (the main characters) memories and others who are connected to the storyline. It's not anywhere near as absurd as being brainwashed but there are similarities in being told over a storyline and conspiracy theories. That's about all the campaign shares in similarities though. The levels are much broader and war like vs. small alleyway skirmishes.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on October 30, 2011, 10:32:14 PM
Interesting.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 31, 2011, 02:12:59 AM
I thought the campaign was really good. Cool idea replaying the flashbacks and trying to piece together all the events.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 31, 2011, 09:59:28 AM
The Ending was pretty neat  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on October 31, 2011, 10:05:20 AM
I'm up to the 'Thunder Run' mission in Campaign.  I am playing on Easy (because I don't care for the campaign as much).  Currently stuck after ambushing the first base (with the AA batteries) and you get flanked by 4 tanks on the left and 2 in the center.  I saw a guide on YouTube about having to keep moving to survive.  I might have to try that next.  Any tips from you guys on doing this mission?
I took out the tanks from a distance and never really had an issue with them flanking. You might want to restart the level as opposed from your checkpoint.  I may have just gotten lucky on that mission though.

Have you made any progress yet?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on October 31, 2011, 07:53:17 PM
The campaign is a lot like Black Ops and the multiplayer is Homefront but a lot darker.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on October 31, 2011, 09:11:33 PM
I wish there was Hardcore online mode with auto aim assist off. I've been playing all the game modes with aim assist off and it's been both tricky and satisfying. It's also annoying having to endure random moments of my screen moving with someone that I'm not shooting at. Just pisses me off sometimes that even when you blind someone with a flashlight, the auto aim kinda negates the blinding effect. I find myself blinded all the time and with no aim assist, my bullets don't find their marks. Wish I could say the same for people on the other end of my flashlights on the off chance that I use them. I think there is still a small amount of bullet magnetism but as far as my screen moving without my telling it to has stopped. I find this game is doable without aim assist unlike Reach where it's strictly a precision game where every frigging bullet counts.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 01, 2011, 06:27:09 AM
Hardcore mode is in multiplayer. You just go into server browser, push in your right stick and you get a ton of options for servers. I think its the 4th column over.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 01, 2011, 09:22:37 AM
The campaign is a lot like Black Ops and the multiplayer is Homefront but a lot darker.

More war-like story. Multiplayer is Homefront done right
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 01, 2011, 11:07:44 AM
I am liking the co-op missions. I also have to say the guns you unlock so far are pretty good. The KH2002 I have repeatedly been able to get 2-3 shot kills at range, using iron sights. Its limited to burst fire and single shot though, but unless I am close quarters I run single shot anyway.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on November 01, 2011, 03:25:08 PM
Hardcore mode is in multiplayer. You just go into server browser, push in your right stick and you get a ton of options for servers. I think its the 4th column over.
Is auto aim turned off in hardcore mode?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 03, 2011, 01:15:53 AM
Should be.

How about that G36C aye? :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on November 03, 2011, 03:39:24 AM
Yeah the whole server option is more like the way they do it on the PC. And it could be used for privet style matchs if some one wanted. All you need is 6 players to start up a game on an empty server. It is one way for us to host joining's in BF3. Someone starts up in to a empty lobby and invites everyone to play or join session.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 03, 2011, 10:13:37 AM
I really really hope the other BF games on xbox don't have what I learned last night. When in the AA gun at the spawns on levels with jets, you can use the left stick to turn the turret about 3-4 times faster than using the right stick unzoomed in.


Also, sticking your controller in your pocket to walk and grab something real fast, will make you exit said AA gun, pull out your SMAW and fire straight down resulting in instant death.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 03, 2011, 10:45:45 AM
Thats freaking hilarious man lol.  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on November 03, 2011, 02:16:18 PM
Free Dog Tags (http://actofvalor.com/bf3/)
I thought you guys might like this.


Also, sticking your controller in your pocket to walk and grab something real fast, will make you exit said AA gun, pull out your SMAW and fire straight down resulting in instant death.

Thats funny as hell I've done that in a Halo and some COD matches a few times. Welcome to the club man. 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 03, 2011, 02:35:53 PM
Free Dog Tags (http://actofvalor.com/bf3/)
I thought you guys might like this.


Also, sticking your controller in your pocket to walk and grab something real fast, will make you exit said AA gun, pull out your SMAW and fire straight down resulting in instant death.

Thats funny as hell I've done that in a Halo and some COD matches a few times. Welcome to the club man. 8)

Thanks for the heads up on those new dog tags. On another note, that movie looks like it'll be pretty good.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on November 03, 2011, 02:45:46 PM
Thanks for the link.  I'm really looking forward to that movie.  The cinematography looks amazing.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on November 03, 2011, 11:33:58 PM
Thanks for the link.  I'm really looking forward to that movie.
same here on both counts
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on November 04, 2011, 02:23:27 AM
I mad that i can't get dog tags from people and use them!! GRRRR then why do i want theirs?!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on November 04, 2011, 05:51:28 AM
Also, sticking your controller in your pocket to walk and grab something real fast, will make you exit said AA gun, pull out your SMAW and fire straight down resulting in instant death.
Lol. Go wireless bra. No need to put the controller in your pants. Is much better. Especially for those kind of situations. ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on November 04, 2011, 07:16:53 AM
Also, sticking your controller in your pocket to walk and grab something real fast, will make you exit said AA gun, pull out your SMAW and fire straight down resulting in instant death.
Lol. Go wireless bra. No need to put the controller in your pants. Is much better. Especially for those kind of situations. ;)

Not sure how you wearing a wireless bra helps, but each to their own I guess.
Is this one of those getups that comes with high heels & sussies?
                                                                                                           ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 04, 2011, 08:39:41 AM
You would think being that the game has been out for 10+ days, they had a beta to test server issues THEY WOULD HAVE ALL THEIR -blam!- WORKING! Least the servers are up more than down lately.  I like this game, a lot, but this -blam!- squad joining servers and ending up on opposing teams, never once have I joined with more than 1 other person in squad and not been separated. Hey retards at EA, if I form a squad the odds are I want to play with those people on my team at the very least, preferably have those people in my squad in game. Latest problem, this morning, I am playing along just fine when I am booted from server instantly, says lost connection to EA online. I try to join another game, no connection to EA online. I dashboard and go back in, join a game and instantly booted, lost connection to EA online. This went on the same for about 5 minutes before I raged.

If you really want to have a chance at seriously taking on MW3, FIX YOUR -blam!- EA! As it sits, unless they fix their problems FAST I won't be playing this very much after next tuesday.

/rant
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on November 04, 2011, 05:00:54 PM
Also, sticking your controller in your pocket to walk and grab something real fast, will make you exit said AA gun, pull out your SMAW and fire straight down resulting in instant death.
Lol. Go wireless bra. No need to put the controller in your pants. Is much better. Especially for those kind of situations. ;)

Not sure how you wearing a wireless bra helps, but each to their own I guess.
Is this one of those getups that comes with high heels & sussies?
                                                                                                           ;D
LOL

@Ninjalo - That is exactly one of the reasons why I will not buy that pos game. Not worth my time getting into just to be disappointed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on November 04, 2011, 05:22:58 PM
I gotta say at launch I was right there with you Ninjalo. I was ready to pre-order MW3 after the rough treatment I was getting from the servers. With that said however, the past week or so has been a non issue as far as servers are to me. I am yet to have server issues this week so I guess I can consider myself lucky but I understand it's still a major issue. They need a way of tracking and saving your stats even before the match ends. There's nothing more frustrating than leveling up and getting a few unlocks only to have the server crash and you lose all of that progress. From what it looks like, I'd assume they ONLY have dedicated servers? It seems like if the servers unexpectedly crash, there should be a way to switch to a Host until servers can come back online. I'm not a huge tech guy so of course my solution is probably an impossible solution. Either that, or EA loves to take the hard way.

You can't only pin this problem to BF though. Think back to the "horror" days of CoD 4. Host disconnecting and being returned to an empty lobby. It was one of the most frustrating things ever yet I still played the game because it was hecka fun. It would even happen multiple lobbies in a row. Host just loved to quit either at the beginning of the match or right at the end. Bye bye exp. Despite this very large issue with matchmaking, it was still a heavily played very popular game.
I'm in the same boat with BF3. It's frustrating at times but hecka fun. They'll have my full support. They just have to learn from their mistakes/issues and fix them.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 04, 2011, 06:46:29 PM
I agree that its infinitely better than it was. But a far cry from what it should be considering the beta and time since launch. I have seen zero improvement in the squad joining or joining a game with friends since the beta happened.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on November 04, 2011, 07:43:21 PM
What issues have you run into with the squad system? Just mainly not being on the same team when entering a quick match? I've had that problem a few times but my biggest pick is the lobby for squads...You don't even know you have a squad put together or if the person you invited has even accepted yet. It's a confusing process that's kind of impossible to know when the party is all there unless you have communication between the members. I've joined squads before entering quick match and I just remain at the main menu with no notification that I've just joined a squad. I only ever know when I am randomly thrown into a loading screen and the match begins. I'll admit it isn't a very smooth system.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on November 04, 2011, 08:15:42 PM
i actually haven't had a problem with this game since i bought it, just the first few server issues but nothing to rage about. squad lobbies do suck though. i hate that you can only have 4(including yourself) to join a game but i like that they made it easy to join your friend's lobbies

loving teamwork!
My buddy hicox picks me up in a heli, drops me off at B flag, kill people, cap flag, get back in heli, fly to C and repeat. he has even picked me up from the middle of the ocean, that was hilarious

Also, sticking your controller in your pocket to walk and grab something real fast, will make you exit said AA gun, pull out your SMAW and fire straight down resulting in instant death.
Lol. Go wireless bra. No need to put the controller in your pants. Is much better. Especially for those kind of situations. ;)

Not sure how you wearing a wireless bra helps, but each to their own I guess.
Is this one of those getups that comes with high heels & sussies?
                                                                                                           ;D
I LOL'D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on November 04, 2011, 09:40:07 PM
I mad that i can't get dog tags from people and use them!! GRRRR then why do i want theirs?!!
I noticed that too....wassup with that anyway
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on November 05, 2011, 01:39:41 AM
http://youtu.be/4XwE-q3oQ7E (http://youtu.be/4XwE-q3oQ7E)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on November 05, 2011, 10:49:01 AM
Way to kick some ass!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on November 05, 2011, 11:38:23 AM
Awesome footage, I don't get why you can't get the tags of someone using a mortar. I tried that the other night too.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on November 05, 2011, 02:38:08 PM
Just ran through co-op with a friend getting achievements. Managed a run through at all but Bullseye and then went through on hard! ;D A lot easier than you would think and aslong as you stay back you're fine. After his data became corrupted so now he has to do the campaign all over again. :-X

If anyone wants some help just say or if you can help me with Bullseye! Still need loads of points for the beautiful G3A3.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 07, 2011, 01:12:37 PM
Now that I have "Decorated" I'd like to finish off Co-Op so anytime I'm on I'd be down to join ya.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on November 07, 2011, 03:42:30 PM
Now that I have "Decorated" I'd like to finish off Co-Op so anytime I'm on I'd be down to join ya.
Ditto  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 07, 2011, 06:28:07 PM
Niner are you in our Clan or w/e on Battlelog?

nvm i r tard  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on November 07, 2011, 07:54:58 PM
lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 10, 2011, 10:26:50 AM
R.I.P. BF3 thread, we barely knew ye.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on November 10, 2011, 10:35:12 AM
Oh, I know. And now that there is news of 20 new DLC packs coming out over the next 9 months for MW3, BF3 will slowly fade, which is a shame.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 10, 2011, 10:37:24 AM
slowly fade? LOL its gone man. I will be coming back to play it quite a bit after I am done with MW3's campaign but with 2 other games next tuesday it wont be much
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on November 10, 2011, 02:05:44 PM
Yeah all these games being released within the same month time frame is a game killer for a lot of them.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 10, 2011, 02:50:45 PM
Well I will be playing tonight. :-P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on November 11, 2011, 10:23:03 PM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/298646_10150379228406633_59685491632_8543692_1178616833_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on November 11, 2011, 10:27:40 PM
That's really good.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on November 12, 2011, 05:51:05 AM
yea i wonder how the graphics are lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on November 12, 2011, 09:59:53 AM
Me and my friend are still trying to crack Bullseye...in other news I managed a 25-0 on Terran Highway CQ. Score of 5092 and 13592 xp! Basically started at C ran round the right to capture A. Then my team got B so they struggled to regain A but failed ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on November 13, 2011, 11:53:47 AM
dang my winning % sux, either the teams I'm playing are sic or my team is crap or both
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on November 13, 2011, 03:39:28 PM
I always play with people who don't even have the word objective in their vocabulary. Half the reason I mostly play TDM because at least in there, people can't really stray too far from the game types "objective".
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 14, 2011, 11:49:35 AM
My W/L ratio used to be 2.1 now i think its hovering at 1.7 area. But its all about doing what the gametype requires. I've got plenty of MVP 1 Ribbons when the next closest on my Team was over 3k score away from simply going between and capping in conquest. Remember so long as your in a cap zone and killing someone it counts as a defend as well.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on November 14, 2011, 07:39:49 PM
Remember so long as your in a cap zone and killing someone it counts as a defend as well.
Please elaborate, I don't know what that means.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on November 22, 2011, 10:24:02 AM
he's just saying you get extra points for killing someone while your in a flag capture zone in Conquest.

New trailer for Back to Karkland here (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-10160-Battlefield-3-Strike-at-Karkand-Trailer-Drops-the-Bomb.html)

Or, better yet, I'll just embed it.

http://youtu.be/39dJ1EJ7stk (http://youtu.be/39dJ1EJ7stk#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 22, 2011, 02:17:26 PM
Oh yea, now I need to start playing again. Gawd why did so many good games have to come out in 1 months time basically, lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on November 22, 2011, 09:40:18 PM
lol they all did it on purpose.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on November 22, 2011, 11:07:35 PM
one week early for PS3, bout time they get some love
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on November 23, 2011, 07:41:01 AM
Battlefield 3:Half-gigabyte patch for PC - Console update coming soon. (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=battlefield%203%20patch&source=web&cd=4&sqi=2&ved=0CD4QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.cnet.com%2F8301-17938_105-57330009-1%2Fbig-update-lands-for-battlefield-3%2F&ei=--jMTpLrLY-q8APrl5XKDw&usg=AFQjCNF3NV2mjwcXAVAmSg9ta6OdedVykw&cad=rja)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 23, 2011, 08:25:07 AM
one week early for PS3, bout time they get some love


did you hear the story as to why it is one week early on ps3? Apparently ps3 users were promised Battlefield 1943 with purchase of battlefield 3. That fell through somehow and to "make up" for it, they get a DLC a whole week before 360 users. Big freaking whoop. A week is nothing when 360 users regularly get a month.
Link (http://www.gamebandits.com/news/ps3/battlefield-3-bf-1943-blunder-leads-to-court-case-23114/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on November 30, 2011, 02:24:14 PM
New patch scheduled for release.  There's a lot of fixes schedule for this one (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-10232-Battlefield-3-Shifts-8-Million-Copies--Patch-Incoming.html)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 30, 2011, 03:05:12 PM
I'm playing some BF3 tonight! Anyone is welcome to join.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 01, 2011, 09:14:13 AM
I'm playing some BF3 tonight! Anyone is welcome to join.
*laughs with nose like Hickox*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 01, 2011, 09:49:12 AM
Get your fanboy arse outta here.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 01, 2011, 10:15:16 AM
lol not even dude. Just cuz i tend to do good at cod and play it most of the time don't mean im a fanboy. I don't only stick to cod. I have tons of other games and genre's i like. Just not BF.

I mean if I had it, then yea i would probably play it. But im not gonna waste money on it.
It's not on my "to-do list"
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 01, 2011, 10:43:41 AM
My basis for your fanboyism was that you were talking sheister about it w/o ever playing it. Typical syndrome of fanboyism :-p but anyways. Since I didn't have time last night and was drunk. Tonight BF3!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 01, 2011, 10:45:55 AM
Dude......I did play it at a friends. And gotta say. Not a fav. I would rather play "Black" Awesome game. Especially for its time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on December 02, 2011, 04:57:17 PM
31/38 achievements!
The air warfare ribbon was hard as hell to get. Completing all Co-Op missions on hard wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Still need 3 ribbons to unlock decorated. Damn you M-Com ribbons+stationary emplacement ribbon which I haven't been bothered to get.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 02, 2011, 05:57:46 PM
Tell ya what. If you help me get the Co-Op Cheevos, I'll net you Decorated.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on December 02, 2011, 06:08:14 PM
I already have a friend helping me with Decorated, but what Co-Op missions do you need to do on hard?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 02, 2011, 06:40:54 PM
Haven't checked but close to all? LOL. Need most of the mission specific achievements as well. Except Ninja's I remember doing with Ninjalo
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on December 02, 2011, 06:54:17 PM
Well I have all Co-Op achievements excluding Bullseye(That achievement is SUPERR HARD) so I can help with that as well.
I sent an FR to you, when do you want to start? I can play very soon if you want.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on December 13, 2011, 06:26:56 AM
 ;D
(http://gyazo.com/193fb8bc740095ace6cdd6421cfd4852.png)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on December 13, 2011, 08:17:39 AM
Soon as I get this back from a friend I'll hop on with you guys. Missing this game and wish I had it back especially after type95 fests I have run into lately.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on December 13, 2011, 09:46:56 AM
Yeah, I still have to do all of the co-op achievements and a few in multiplayer.  Is back to Karkland out yet?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 13, 2011, 10:32:49 AM
It hits today.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on December 13, 2011, 11:15:35 AM
sweet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on December 13, 2011, 12:44:00 PM
this is what you're missing.. look at luke at 1:10, he landed the jet in the river lol
Battefield 3 edit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpF5cjhkM2w#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 13, 2011, 01:07:40 PM
How did you get the clips man! Some stupid fun you can have in this game LOL
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on December 13, 2011, 01:19:25 PM
How did you get the clips man! Some stupid fun you can have in this game LOL
i got a capture card, i got a ton of hilarious moments from last night
like the tank jumping off the stairs and running you over while whitestar, luke and I ran for our lives LOL
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 13, 2011, 01:32:11 PM
LOL. I just killed a guy and was going to rush to their spawn then.... HOLY SH  *squished*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on December 13, 2011, 01:36:44 PM
LOL. I just killed a guy and was going to rush to their spawn then.... HOLY SH  *squished*
(http://gyazo.com/6d5f0584b3064307d5a678127b99679b.png)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 13, 2011, 01:40:49 PM
If that ain't Shenanigans material, I'm not sure what is. LOL.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on December 13, 2011, 07:45:37 PM
Gah WTF is going on. First I can't play MW3 90% of the time because it's unrecognizable, I switch over to BF3 to play and this game glitches out on me. I spawn 100% with no weapons in hand. This is why I hardly play games anymore. Stuff that just pisses me off to a point I'm not having fun. I'm beginning to think my xbox is beyond useless now thanks to Microsofts ingenious designers. I wasn't having anywhere near as many of these issues until recently with the silent xbox updates and the new dashboard update. I feel like they are pushing these machines too far with software and it's kicking the old school consoles in the butt.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 13, 2011, 09:01:54 PM
I'm liking some of the new tweaks to the Battle Log website for BF3. It is showing more progression info to better track how your unlocks are going.

So far
Battle log- Winning
Elite- Sucking it
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 14, 2011, 05:38:54 PM
I expect a full team tonight.
Whitestar
RK
Doomed
Hickox
Meg
and yes even the ninja like Snakedoctor ( you sneaky devil )
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 14, 2011, 06:01:20 PM
I expect a full team tonight.
Whitestar
RK
Doomed
Hickox
Meg
and yes even the ninja like Snakedoctor ( you sneaky devil )

This guy.

                       Orly?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 14, 2011, 06:10:08 PM
What you mean this guy? YOu don't even have BF3.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 14, 2011, 06:10:48 PM
Holy crap. You finally figured that out?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 14, 2011, 06:17:09 PM
Figured what out that you like typing out random crap and posting it. Besides the fact that you seem to always come to this thread to start -blam!- up because your to cheap to go and buy BF3 and play with the rest of us.

Oh and Trysten lets see if you can figure these letters out.

STFU and GTFO
 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on December 14, 2011, 06:18:27 PM
I will join you guys in playing Karkand, maybe not tonight, but probably this weekend.  I just last night started the 2 GB download for the multiplayer update and DLC.  I finished the download when I got home from work (because I turned my Xbox off while I was gone).  How is the DLC so far?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 14, 2011, 06:46:51 PM
I don't know actually. I passed out drunk last night on my couch waiting for it to download. I think it finished downloading before then. LOL.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on December 14, 2011, 06:58:31 PM
From what I experienced weaponless and handless, the maps were very cool looking and highly destructable. I was able to drive around the new vehicles except for the forklift and they were all awesome.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 14, 2011, 07:20:35 PM
Figured what out that you like typing out random crap and posting it. Besides the fact that you seem to always come to this thread to start -blam!- up because your to cheap to go and buy BF3 and play with the rest of us.

Oh and Trysten lets see if you can figure these letters out.

STFU and GTFO
Such anger. Why you always so angry??
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 14, 2011, 07:43:08 PM
The real question is why do you come into a thread about a game you don't own and talk crap about it as if you have a clue about said game. You say your not a COD Fanboy and yet you repeatedly exhibit the traits of one. Case in point: trash talking in a thread about a shooter you don't play and eventually leading to you talking about how you would rather play your COD game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 14, 2011, 08:06:25 PM
The real question is why do you come into a thread about a game you don't own and talk crap about it as if you have a clue about said game. You say your not a COD Fanboy and yet you repeatedly exhibit the traits of one. Case in point: trash talking in a thread about a shooter you don't play and eventually leading to you talking about how you would rather play your COD game.

I was not talking trash about BF3. Read my posts again dude.

And I did not know I was only restricted to threads of games I own.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 14, 2011, 08:17:12 PM
Dude don't go acting all innocent like you have no clue what people are talking about. The only time you come in to this thread is to start -blam!- up and talk your COD crap. I get it you like MW3 but it doesn't give you the right to come in here messing with people for playing BF3.

So you did do it to your self to get people not to like seeing you post in here. No one does that to the COD forums so why would you do that in the BF3 thread? If you want to get BF3 and play with us that have it thats all good dude. But please stop coming in here trying to start things up.

Oh and no your not restricted to threads for games you own. But why would you go into a thread for a game or topic you have no intrest in?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 14, 2011, 09:18:13 PM
Oh and no your not restricted to threads for games you own. But why would you go into a thread for a game or topic you have no intrest in?
I do have one >_>
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 14, 2011, 09:23:15 PM
And what is that being a nuisance?  :P

Look all we ask is that you show the same respect in this thread you would want in the COD forums.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 14, 2011, 09:37:00 PM
I am going to be getting this game. Idk when. But I will.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 14, 2011, 09:46:55 PM
Cool you should get it. It's a good game to pick up. I do hope you luck out and find a Limited Edition copy to avoid having to pay 1200 msp for the new DLC.

But do be sure to download the Psychical Warfare pack.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 14, 2011, 09:51:57 PM
But do be sure to download the Psychical Warfare pack.
I can't seem to find it now. It has disappeared.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 14, 2011, 10:00:18 PM
YEah I just noticed that. I wonder why they took it down. Did you get it when you saw it for free?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on December 14, 2011, 10:51:11 PM
No. >:(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on December 15, 2011, 10:02:27 AM
Well, I was just planning on typing a post about cutting out all of the bantering and get on topic, or to take your beef to PM's but it looks like it's handled.  As a mod I will say to cut the crap and move on.  No more banter.

Now that's said, I'm downloading the 2GB update, and I might be playing tonight.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 15, 2011, 03:04:18 PM
Well I guess better late then never Snake.  :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on December 15, 2011, 04:19:06 PM
The Physical Warfare Pack is available to all PS3 players for free now: http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/12/15/get-physical-warfare-pack-today.aspx (http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/12/15/get-physical-warfare-pack-today.aspx)

The pack will be available to Xbox 360 and PC players at a later date.  This is the pack that was available for certain preorders (Gamestop in the US, for example) and it includes instant access to the DAO-12 shotgun if you haven't unlocked it yet, flechette ammo for the DAO-12, flash suppressor for the SKS sniper rifle, and Type 88 Light Machine Gun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on December 15, 2011, 04:41:51 PM
That's so weird cause I just downloaded that on Tuesday. I just checked Xbox.com right now and it's not there anymore. O_o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 15, 2011, 07:08:15 PM
Yeah it was on the market place on Tuesday. Now I do remember that PS3 got all the DLC a week early from Xbox. So that would mean that it should still be out on the Xbox because that would mean PS3 got their B2K last week.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on December 16, 2011, 03:20:22 AM
Well, I was just planning on typing a post about cutting out all of the bantering and get on topic, or to take your beef to PM's but it looks like it's handled.  As a mod I will say to cut the crap and move on.  No more banter.
THANK YOU!

would like to play wit you sometime adam


Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on December 16, 2011, 12:55:44 PM
I'm going to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie tonight, but I might be on a bit later after that.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 17, 2011, 04:36:49 AM
Just got the Complete Warrior achievement on this. Got it on Wake Island got a roadkill with the F-35.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on December 17, 2011, 10:50:31 AM
Colonel - Done ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on December 17, 2011, 05:50:26 PM
Got all Karkand achievements except for the 10 kills with each new weapon one.
I can't arm M-Com's for crap :(
Any tips? It's always one of the following that happens to me:
1. Die when I'm close to the M-Com
2. Dies when I'm arming the M-Com
3. Someone else arms it just when I die.
4. I arm it but it gets disarmed(When I try and go for that ribbon)
I still haven't gotten the two last ribbons I need for Decorated, both M-Com related.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 17, 2011, 05:52:44 PM
Just keep playing and keep an eye out before you run in to cap the mcom. And all you have to do is arm it not blow it up. SO if it gets disarmed thats good for the assignments because thats one more arm for you.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on December 17, 2011, 09:14:08 PM
What map is it best to try and arm M-Com's on rush?
IANXCIUXZYCBOIASUFYn
0/10 M-Coms still.
Nearly armed an M-Com last game, I swear nobody saw me, less than a second and it would be armed. Got killed.
FML.
I truly think I will never get this, especially the ribbons.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 17, 2011, 09:58:58 PM
Rush is a tricky game type to play. And it really depends on how well your team is pushing for the M-com. Because if your team is holding back and camping out long distance. The other team will get intrenched and will be impossible to get them out. As well as you can always try heading to the M-com that your team isn't heading to.  Best method is always take the long way around the map never go straight in for it. Try to come up behind the M-com. People usually never watch their 6 so you could clear it out and arm it before they re-spawn.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on December 18, 2011, 11:07:24 AM
Just seeing if anyone else has had this happen to them. I got the game back yesterday, and went into co-op mode to see what I had left, its been a while, i couldnt remember and then all of a sudden the achievement unlocked for unlocking all the guns in co-op and now all the co-op guns are unlocked. Anyone else have that happen?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 18, 2011, 01:32:33 PM
They lowered the xp requirements for each gun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on December 18, 2011, 03:45:04 PM
BF3 in 15 mins, get at me!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 18, 2011, 04:09:11 PM
Damn you RK! I just signed off and am out shopping!  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on December 18, 2011, 04:13:00 PM
Damn you RK! I just signed off and am out shopping!  >:(|
no prob we'll play later on, i think im gonna take a nap lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 18, 2011, 04:18:05 PM
What map is it best to try and arm M-Com's on rush?
IANXCIUXZYCBOIASUFYn
0/10 M-Coms still.
Nearly armed an M-Com last game, I swear nobody saw me, less than a second and it would be armed. Got killed.
FML.
I truly think I will never get this, especially the ribbons.

I got most of my arms by, well, rushing. If you know how the maps are set up, get a buggy or run to the M-com that no one else is going to on your team. Or go to the one you know will be the toughest to defend. Lots of my arms came from right at the beginning of the game. Afterwards, if you are going for the ribbon, run to the killzone. Stay on the edge of it. And about 25 seconds after your A.I. states that you have taken the base, start sprinting forward through the killzone to where the new sites will be. By the time you killzone counter gets to five it should disappear as you new M-com stations just appeared. Rinse repeat.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on December 19, 2011, 03:48:10 PM
Unbelievably, I got both ribbons one game after another thanks to you guys and help from a good friend of mine who helped me clear out and defending guys around the M-Com's and helped me defend it(As well as good places to camp the M-Com to get the defender ribbon).
So I got my nice little 50G achievement, also bringing me up to 4/10 M-Com arms on my assignment, once I get 10/10 M-Com arms, I honest to god hope in future weapon assignments they don't put anything arming/disarming/defending M-Com related.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 19, 2011, 07:18:15 PM
Yeah I finished off my 10 kills with all 10 new guns last night.  It is glitched to the point that you after you get 10 kills with the auto shotgun. You have to go back and get 10 more kills with the Famas in one round to get the achievement to pop.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on December 19, 2011, 08:08:00 PM
huh, that's weird, I'll keep that in mind, thanks for saying.
How good is the shotgun? Compared to the USAS-12?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 19, 2011, 08:17:14 PM
It is a beast of a gun. Defiantly worth the unlock.

And that is one thing I like about DICE games they don't just add maps to the they also add in some new weapons to use. I like the variety of weapons in BF3 compared to COD. And with the addition of new ones every now and then is always a breath of fresh air. That is one thing I have always thought COD should do is drop DLC weapons. Because with 10 -15 different prestiges of the same guns over and over again gets very boring.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on December 19, 2011, 08:22:01 PM
I just got 1st MVP for the first time playing BF3.  I didn't have the most kills on my team, just a lot of team actions (like repairing the tanks). :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 19, 2011, 08:39:03 PM
Yeah I got like 5 of those last night. All I was doing was running around capping sites. As well as ruining peoples killing sprees with C-4 on their vehicles. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on December 19, 2011, 09:04:51 PM
I got MVP in the game I got my M-Com attacker ribbon in :D
1500 points blowing up M-Com's alone.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on December 20, 2011, 04:59:57 PM
Got my disc replaced so now I can actually play on the new maps. They look fun fun fun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 20, 2011, 06:07:16 PM
Oh they are a blast. And I'm actually pretty damn good with jets and heli's now too so its a blast all the time. I'm no Hickox but its still great fun. And always a good laugh every hour or so.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on December 22, 2011, 03:58:05 PM
I have been trying to fly a jet and I fail miserably.  Any tips on how to fly and keep the aircraft in the air for more than 10 seconds? hehe
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 22, 2011, 04:02:13 PM
Get the F-35 off the new maps. It can hover so it can handle a little like a chopper. It is a lot easier to use then the other's. And once you get used to it the other ones just fall in to pace after.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on December 22, 2011, 04:08:57 PM
Get the F-35 off the new maps. It can hover so it can handle a little like a chopper. It is a lot easier to use then the other's. And once you get used to it the other ones just fall in to pace after.
What maps is it on or is it on all of the B2K maps?  Thanks for the tip.

EDIT: There was a moment today where I got a jet in the air for half a minute.  The only problem was I couldn't steer it well enough to get my redicle onto an enemy boat on Kharg Island.  I was stabilized at least.  I was eventually taken out by another jet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 22, 2011, 04:11:37 PM
Wake Island and Gulf of Oman
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 22, 2011, 04:43:35 PM
Next time your on a map with jets, take one from the runway and keep going til you get to a killzone. Turn around and just play around in that area. Practice sharp turns ( hitting the decel button, usually left trigger, and pulling) With F-35's that maneuver is much easier but comes at a high risk as well, because in an F-35 the left trigger is also the Hover function so it will cause you jet to stall while turning so if you don't get back on the accelerator soon enough you could drift into a building or ground from your initial momentum. I'll go up with you some night if you want. I used to despise all things aircraft in this game, now I love them all. Just takes practice.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on December 22, 2011, 05:38:56 PM
Next time your on a map with jets, take one from the runway and keep going til you get to a killzone. Turn around and just play around in that area. Practice sharp turns ( hitting the decel button, usually left trigger, and pulling) With F-35's that maneuver is much easier but comes at a high risk as well, because in an F-35 the left trigger is also the Hover function so it will cause you jet to stall while turning so if you don't get back on the accelerator soon enough you could drift into a building or ground from your initial momentum. I'll go up with you some night if you want. I used to despise all things aircraft in this game, now I love them all. Just takes practice.
I might have to take you on that some time soon.  I did some more practicing with jets.  The good news is I am staying the air longer.  The bad news is: I can only get my jet to do barrel rolls and not actually turn to go in a certain direction I want, like to a flag in Conquest.

Also, I figured out that if you play Conquest, you get 2 Jets per side.  So I've been playing that mode to try and get more practice.  I'm still trying to get my first kill (or at least 1st points to unlock flares for the Jet).
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 22, 2011, 06:03:42 PM
Barrel rolling is part of turning. Do a quarter of a barrel roll ( one wing pointing at the sky and the other at the ground ) and pull then do a quarter barrel roll back to aim and what you turned to. Jets are fast. So if you are trying to kill ground troops with your gun, you better have a nice high approach or your gauranteed to hit the ground no matter how good you are.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on December 23, 2011, 09:11:51 AM
The stuff i've pulled off in jets and helicopters in this game make me wish it had a theater mode. Some extremely close calls, well more crashes than close calls, but i've pulled off some crazy stuff that I should have died from. I'd like to record those, and also the jet stalls in mid air while diving those are so much fun.  ???
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 23, 2011, 09:53:17 AM
Twice now on Gulf of Oman, I had a jet right on my ass and I had to bug out to recover my health. These two times I managed to in between the buildings around capture point C & D. Needless to say I felt pretty badass afterwards LOL. Aw jets are fun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on December 23, 2011, 10:27:40 PM
After some practice today, I am starting to get a little bit of the controls for the helicopters and jets.  I can stay in the air for at least a minute now.  However, I'm still having trouble controlling my heli or jet and aiming at an enemy at the same time and shooting.  I haven't mastered that yet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on December 24, 2011, 12:08:35 AM
Whitestar, trysten and I are looking for a fourth for our squad!
Message us for inv
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on December 25, 2011, 03:36:01 PM
For all those who picked up Battlefield 3 over the holidays (or just recenlty), make sure to join the SIP Platoon! (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/#!/bf3/platoon/2832655240980930490/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on December 29, 2011, 11:40:14 AM
anyone managed to get battlefield veterans working properly? I had it through the bad company series and 1943 and it gives multiplayer guns. Obviously I want to be ahead of the game slightly when the game drops through my letterbox
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on December 29, 2011, 01:09:57 PM
To be honest I haven't heard anything about that in BF3.

I just did some looking around and the M1911 from registering with the gun club is the veterans weapon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on December 29, 2011, 04:24:36 PM
huh, seems like EA has decided that the gun club takes precedence over the veterans thing, which i'm sure a lot of old school BF players are pretty miffed about. Ah well.

Sent my platoon request.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on December 30, 2011, 08:11:45 PM
I'm still having trouble controlling my heli or jet and aiming at an enemy at the same time and shooting.  I haven't mastered that yet.
That is where I'm at with aircraft. I wish there was a practice mode or something, I hate taking the aircraft when they're better off with some more experienced, so I usually just gunner, which never gives me the practice I need.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on December 31, 2011, 04:39:26 AM
I'm still having trouble controlling my heli or jet and aiming at an enemy at the same time and shooting.  I haven't mastered that yet.
That is where I'm at with aircraft. I wish there was a practice mode or something, I hate taking the aircraft when they're better off with some more experienced, so I usually just gunner, which never gives me the practice I need.
same here. Have only attempted a chopper once. Got it airborne, then sideways, then into the carrier. Kaboom
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on December 31, 2011, 05:38:55 AM
Sitting in the gunner of the heli's gave me a good feel for what I was meant to do as my friend told me what he was doing. After a little while we hopped in Fire from the sky and he gave me the controls...it seemed at first I was no better off but after about 7 or so goes at the mission I got the hang of doing simple stafing runs turnings and then repeating. Eventually you slowly build up and after ages you can do a circle strafe...or not in my case. Still needs a bit more work. Also watch youtube tutorials.

On the jets you can only practice in multiplayer but I recommend doing it on Operation Firestorm till you have the flares or are able to fly preety well as you can hide behind the mountains...just don't aproach their AA guns ;D

Hope this helps
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on December 31, 2011, 10:49:29 AM
Trying to wrap up the single player achievements. The perfect run is beyond irritating. Don't know how many times I've tried and got nothing.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on December 31, 2011, 03:10:43 PM
That was one of the last ones I did but here's how.(see the achievement hunter video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ipTuxrNMjU#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 01, 2012, 11:05:51 AM
Damn, dr pepper promo isn't in the UK. So much for fun dog tags. Anyone got any going spare?  :P

Cheers for that vid, i'm gonna have to just keep plugging away at it. I always miss just one or something stupid by milliseconds.

Also you can GO HERE (http://actofvalor.com/bf3/) and watch the trailer to get 5 free dog tags for BF3. It is US only, but I logged into my EA account, switched my region to US, redeemed them by watching the trailer, then switched it back again. Simples.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on January 01, 2012, 06:18:53 PM
Trying to wrap up the single player achievements. The perfect run is beyond irritating. Don't know how many times I've tried and got nothing.
I have heard the easy way to do this, but longer way, dont use missles. Use the gun, it counts and you can miss.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 02, 2012, 01:19:59 AM
Trying to wrap up the single player achievements. The perfect run is beyond irritating. Don't know how many times I've tried and got nothing.
I have heard the easy way to do this, but longer way, dont use missles. Use the gun, it counts and you can miss.

Hax! Never heard of that, but if it works then it will be much easier for ya.

Meanwhile I hit Colonel finally! Now to finish co-op and campaign on Hard
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on January 04, 2012, 02:29:39 PM
If you play BF3 on PC you can play with the folks over at Bungie (http://www.bungie.net/fanclub/bungiearmybf3pc/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on January 04, 2012, 02:42:40 PM
Nice spot for the PC guys!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 04, 2012, 02:53:03 PM
and if you're not on PC you can play with me tonight!  ;D

Honestly, i need a good squad. Half the time no-one remembers to spot or laser designate or anything, and when I do it, no-one seems to do anything about it!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 04, 2012, 03:18:46 PM
I may be on tonight depending on my 'Finding a new computer' venture goes.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on January 04, 2012, 04:40:25 PM
and if you're not on PC you can play with me tonight!  ;D

Honestly, i need a good squad. Half the time no-one remembers to spot or laser designate or anything, and when I do it, no-one seems to do anything about it!
This!
Im trying to unlock the sniper but nobody shoots a darn thing!
teammates are useless sometimes

Kinda wish bf3 had an FFA playlist
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 04, 2012, 04:42:26 PM
and if you're not on PC you can play with me tonight!  ;D

Honestly, i need a good squad. Half the time no-one remembers to spot or laser designate or anything, and when I do it, no-one seems to do anything about it!
This!
Im trying to unlock the sniper but nobody shoots a darn thing!
teammates are useless sometimes

Kinda wish bf3 had an FFA playlist
I've found the best way to rack up quick kills is on team deathmatch. Even quicker if you use a decent support class
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on January 04, 2012, 05:47:46 PM
For the assignments the laser locks you just need to lock on to something to get it to count. You don't have to wait for it to be destroyed to complete the assignment.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 05, 2012, 12:44:58 AM
Oh the fun I had this (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/#!/bf3/battlereport/show/19961075/2/216568311/) match.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 05, 2012, 05:30:32 AM
44 kills? Christ!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on January 05, 2012, 08:27:57 AM
I was pretty happy with this game (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/19909362/2/205654082/), after all awards I earned over 8100 points in it. So many heals and revives, I think I revived uber 3-4 times within 20 seconds lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 05, 2012, 08:49:48 AM
I was pretty happy with this game (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/19909362/2/205654082/), after all awards I earned over 8100 points in it. So many heals and revives, I think I revived uber 3-4 times within 20 seconds lol.
yeah that one wasn't too bad considering we were packed so tight for most of it. I got about 9 resupply ribbons that match. Crazy.


Goes to show how much more fun a game like that is with buddies. Speaking of which, would anyone be up for coaxing me through the co-op missions at some point? Haven't been able to do any of them yet, either too busy or no-one online
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on January 05, 2012, 10:19:59 AM
I can help you with them. Also, excellent driving in that tank last night lmao. I seriously could have cut the car we were stuck on in half with the machine gun given enough time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 05, 2012, 10:37:46 AM
I can help you with them. Also, excellent driving in that tank last night lmao. I seriously could have cut the car we were stuck on in half with the machine gun given enough time.
Sweet thankyou.

INORITE?!?! The tank would drive right over that thing and crush it but instead I get stuck at an impossible angle for ten minutes?

It's funny though, I did it again in a later match, and managed to somehow reverse out of it
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 05, 2012, 11:33:06 AM
I also need to finish up all my CO-Op Achievements. All on Hard and the mission specific ones.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 05, 2012, 12:47:25 PM
I haven't even started co-op, been too busy kicking ass (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/20048576/2/196339350/)

In an amtrac. I'm as stunned as they were I think. Weird that the game said I got 26 ribbons and the battlelog says 13
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 05, 2012, 01:23:45 PM
Battle Log usually only shows one of each ribbon. So it won't show multiple combat efficiencies or multiple carbines etc.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 05, 2012, 01:26:26 PM
yeah, must just be unique ones. Also irritating how the AMTRAC doesn't count towards your IFV score, and the A-10 Thunderbolt does't count toward jet score. Why?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 05, 2012, 01:35:49 PM
Weird. I thought for sure they both did.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on January 06, 2012, 09:49:38 PM
Damn, dr pepper promo isn't in the UK. So much for fun dog tags. Anyone got any going spare?  :P
Wish you'd said something earlier, the Dr Pepper codes no longer work after Dec 31st  :(

However, I do still have an extra code from Amazon's pre-order Dog Tag Pack. Maybe whoever helps me nail the co-op cheevos wins?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 07, 2012, 11:53:56 AM
Damn, dr pepper promo isn't in the UK. So much for fun dog tags. Anyone got any going spare?  :P
Wish you'd said something earlier, the Dr Pepper codes no longer work after Dec 31st  :(

However, I do still have an extra code from Amazon's pre-order Dog Tag Pack. Maybe whoever helps me nail the co-op cheevos wins?
Ah phooey.

Well I need to do co-op too so we can blunder through those together
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on January 07, 2012, 01:45:07 PM
I'll help you out aswell if you want, just send me an invite if you see me on. GT - andrew369c
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on January 07, 2012, 01:48:46 PM
Probably have this monday :D ordered it yesterday morning
Quite hyped about the big scale battles, been a while since I've had a good big battle
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on January 07, 2012, 11:50:21 PM
BF3 joining for 1-14-2012 @ 8:00pm EST (http://forum.spartan1project.com/index.php?topic=1457.msg56232#new)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 10, 2012, 09:12:49 AM
I need help with getting "Bullseye" out of the way. I'm down most every weeknight after 7pm Central.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on January 10, 2012, 02:17:52 PM
SpecOp3 if you see me on just send me a message...the hardest part is the 3 groups of 3 guys who all walk towards your squad. Apart from timings and lagg nothing else should be a problem.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 10, 2012, 03:10:44 PM
Hit recognition and random bi-pod flops. But yea I'll beat this mission like a dead horse until I get it.

What times are you usually on?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on January 10, 2012, 05:31:23 PM
6:30 till 8:00 pm GMT weekdays is almost definate but anytime at the weekend and normally later on Friday and Saturday.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on January 12, 2012, 09:28:37 AM
It arrived yesterday so if anyone wants to game just throw me a message ;) found the multiplayer very unforgiving atm though.... I love it! ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: LGOPs82ndAbn on January 13, 2012, 02:11:56 PM
I was thoroughly impressed with BF 3. It was quite a challenge to beat the game. I was stuck in 2 different places and had to put it down and go play a different game.

I'm a little jaded when it comes to the online aspect. I'm usually spawn killed, or killed before i could identify them. I'm hoping that a larger TV will help me with this...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 13, 2012, 02:18:09 PM
Most pro gamers actually prefer a 19" as your reaction time is greater for a smaller screen. If your not playing hardcore you should just react as all are foes, though friendlies should have a blue marker above their heads at all times.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: LGOPs82ndAbn on January 13, 2012, 02:56:07 PM
Most pro gamers actually prefer a 19" as your reaction time is greater for a smaller screen. If your not playing hardcore you should just react as all are foes, though friendlies should have a blue marker above their heads at all times.

I'm pretty sure I'm not playing HC. I have seen the markers but in my experience they don't show up right away (which usually gets me killed).

I don't know how the pros could do it. I'm playing on a 21" screen and have a very difficult time identifying people outside of the 75-100 meter range, sometimes I get lucky but it's not often (and assuming I'm not spawn killed... lol). An ex of mine plays too, on the same size TV, and she says she has no problems (I'm not sure how...) But as far as reaction times go.... I wouldn't know, but I'm not a pro gamer and I haven't noticed any noticeable differences in RT in the different screen sizes.

Also, outside of my experience with my army buddies, the TV I usually played on was a behemoth ( nearly a 60" projection screen TV). My last TV was 42" but developed a large crack in the screen (most likely due to my carelessness) when I stored it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on January 13, 2012, 10:23:04 PM
Went 13-0 in a game on Operation Metro before I died, gah, I wanted to outdo my old best killstreak of 15 :/
Oh well, another day.
Ended up going 21-4 in that game, I didn't get any kills for the last two deaths.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on January 16, 2012, 07:28:45 PM
great time playing with you guys the other night, wish it couldve been longer but i had to relinquish the tv to my daughter and her friend on a sleepover...

im trying a new setup where i should be able to play more at night and my audio adapter for my new x12 headset should be here this week so if anyone wants to hook up for some dome rolling Newb INC is the gamertag...

anyone else not too thrilled with the new maps?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 17, 2012, 12:45:59 AM
Karkand? I love em
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on January 17, 2012, 10:25:54 AM
I like a couple of em. I mean none of them are really "amazing"
But they are all new and different maps for sure, so i'm happy with them.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 18, 2012, 03:31:29 AM
great time playing with you guys the other night, wish it couldve been longer but i had to relinquish the tv to my daughter and her friend on a sleepover...

im trying a new setup where i should be able to play more at night and my audio adapter for my new x12 headset should be here this week so if anyone wants to hook up for some dome rolling Newb INC is the gamertag...

anyone else not too thrilled with the new maps?
How do you find the X12s? I'm considering ordering some myself.

Map wise, I think they're great, but I do get sick of them after a while. It seems the servers are all geared towards the karkand maps first, THEN the originals. I've barely played operation metro and kharg island
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on January 18, 2012, 04:24:51 AM
i hate that, i rarely get to play my favorite maps unless i chose them on a quick match but it always seems to be a few minutes away from ending  :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on January 20, 2012, 08:56:12 PM
Going through Campaign - the only thing I'd change on the controls would be to swap Grenade & Melee over.
Guess I'll get used to it.  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on January 20, 2012, 09:59:36 PM
I'm just posting this in case some people don't know, if you want to aim/cook a grenade you press the normal button for grenades(LB) and Right Trigger which you would use to shoot normally. And you can hold the grenade and aim it anywhere you want, and it doesn't even blow up in your hand no matter how long you hold it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on January 21, 2012, 08:53:13 AM
I didnt know that, thanks uber

all week long i've used nothing but the recon class
man i love sniping in this game, it feels so rewarding to pop someones dome from 100 yards out 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Joco3000 on January 21, 2012, 09:31:22 AM
I didnt know that, thanks uber

all week long i've used nothing but the recon class
man i love sniping in this game, it feels so rewarding to pop someones dome from 100 yards out 8)

My friend once got a marksman headshot from 700 meters or so away
With a SMAW
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 21, 2012, 01:17:18 PM
I didnt know that, thanks uber

all week long i've used nothing but the recon class
man i love sniping in this game, it feels so rewarding to pop someones dome from 100 yards out 8)

My friend once got a marksman headshot from 700 meters or so away
With a SMAW
hax
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Joco3000 on January 21, 2012, 01:29:25 PM
I didnt know that, thanks uber

all week long i've used nothing but the recon class
man i love sniping in this game, it feels so rewarding to pop someones dome from 100 yards out 8)

My friend once got a marksman headshot from 700 meters or so away
With a SMAW
hax

For some reason it didn't resister on his Battlelog
His longest headshot is definately with a SMAW though. He dislikes snipers
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 21, 2012, 02:57:44 PM
I didnt know that, thanks uber

all week long i've used nothing but the recon class
man i love sniping in this game, it feels so rewarding to pop someones dome from 100 yards out 8)

My friend once got a marksman headshot from 700 meters or so away
With a SMAW
hax

For some reason it didn't resister on his Battlelog
His longest headshot is definately with a SMAW though. He dislikes snipers
I like the single shot rifles a lot, I tend to be able to dial them in distance wise pretty quick. But I am just waiting to unlock the EMR with an INVR scope. That'll kick tail on Damavand and Metro.


That's what this game needs. Maps at night and in the rain, like the night shift mission.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on January 21, 2012, 07:54:06 PM
Operation Metro is the worst map ever out of any multiplayer game. It's just a big -blam!-ing campfest.
I will never play that map ever again after last night.

Damavand isn't much better, but it's not as bad.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on January 21, 2012, 08:04:46 PM
You mad Bro?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on January 21, 2012, 08:05:47 PM
-blam!- you bro. You were the worst that game. :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on January 21, 2012, 08:07:33 PM
Knock KNock

Who's there?

Tank.

Tank who?

(http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m1a1-tank-iny.jpg)

Oh FML
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on January 21, 2012, 08:10:50 PM
lol. That was funny when you were in the tank, you see me, you shoot and miss, I run behind some boxes and lay down, You pull up and point the tanks cannon in mah face. Then boom.

Was great. :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on January 21, 2012, 08:13:26 PM
Yeah and when you ran up behind me and I back up and ran you over.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on January 21, 2012, 08:14:44 PM
lololol, I honestly thought i snuck past you.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on January 22, 2012, 02:06:27 AM
Oh my god, I absolutely teared it up!
22-0 with the Scout Helicopter! (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/24397056/2/301834747/)
My helicopter only got destroyed once(Conveniently on the aircraft carrier where I could get the helicopter again once it spawned), other times where it would be super damaged, going as low as 9% I would land and repair it.
It was good because the guy who had the other helicopter on my team would destroy the enemy helicopter whilst I just killed all of the infantry and shot at the tanks if there was nothing else to do.
I got 5 Combat Efficiency ribbons & 3 Air Warfare ribbons  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 22, 2012, 06:10:44 AM
Wow, looks like I need to jump in with Uber. I'm crap with choppers. Tanks, are another story though
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on January 22, 2012, 07:01:02 AM
nice uber you and dowders would be unstoppable

i got a nice two-for from my L96, they both lined up quite nicely
sniping is incredibly fun in this game
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on January 22, 2012, 07:27:15 PM
Conquest, funbuggy, me and Leo.   -Your Team Has Won- 

 ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on January 23, 2012, 01:32:25 AM
I hopped on to Battlefield 3 again just today, I was just on it like a few hours earlier, and then I got this message "existing player profile data has been damaged and can't be used", and I freaked the crap out, basically it seemed like I would have to start from scratch(Which I wouldn't of because I would've been so pissed off I would have never played again), so I did a quick google search and deleted something off my hard drive and got back on, all my crap and stats is back but everything in my loadouts and vehicles and been reset to default so I had to spend a good 10 minutes putting my loadouts together again, I'll still have to redo all the attachments on a gun if I decide to switch my weapons.
EA fix your -blam!-!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on January 23, 2012, 11:00:54 PM
im trying a new setup where i should be able to play more at night and my audio adapter for my new x12 headset should be here this week so if anyone wants to hook up for some dome rolling Newb INC is the gamertag...
How do you find the X12s? I'm considering ordering some myself.
so far I like them, amazon had them for $35 one day on a gold box deal and i couldnt pass that price up, it sucks that you need an audio adapter($4 at monoprice)if you use hdmi with your xbox/tv  though
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 24, 2012, 04:02:10 PM
Eh I use component at the mo so it's not a huge deal.

They came to day, quick ten minute session on Caspian Border and I'm very impressed. Obviously haven't had a chance to try the voice side out, but the sound is very good. Might see if I can finally nail the perfect run achievement with them later
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on January 24, 2012, 04:56:47 PM
Shame the Noshahr Canels (Typo on purpose) map only has 2 heli and no tank otherwise I would take the other heli, dowders in a tank and anyone else hops on for a quick easy victory! Or Caspian Boarder with me in the gunner...so close to the TV missiles now, then again they might be awful ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 24, 2012, 05:19:02 PM
is it just me, or does the A10 not count as jet kills? I took out a tank with it earlier and yet the battlelog still says 0 kills and 0 points. The Jet unlocks aren't appearing for it either
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 25, 2012, 10:09:29 AM
so close to the TV missiles now, then again they might be awful ;)

I haven't used them myself, but there are alot of aircraft fliers that are complaining about TV Missles being overpowered. So they must be good. :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on January 25, 2012, 11:29:24 AM
Good! Gives me a bit more enthusiam (can't spell) to get them!

@dowders It seems that they are bugged along with another couple of vehicles from memory. If you search around it's preety easy to find which ones.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 25, 2012, 01:57:57 PM
Yes, seems like the A-10 not counting towards jet class is intentional. Which is a shame for me because I seem to get the most kills with it, especially on vehicles. Bummer
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on January 25, 2012, 02:03:28 PM
I'm the opposite and cannot use it for anything...mainly due to the psychological thought I don't have afterburners to control my speed a bit more and I cannot catch up to planes I'm tailing.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on January 25, 2012, 02:22:57 PM
see I find the proper jets too fast. I can't control the speed on strafing runs and end up smashing into the ground or the vehicle I'm attacking. I have to try and attack jets in straight dogfights and that never goes that well for me. With the A-10 (and the Russian Frogfoot to a point) I can at least just know my role and focus on ground support.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on January 26, 2012, 09:51:38 PM
-could use a little advice for the final two ribbons that i need for the decorated achievement-

defend 4 mcom stations...does that mean disarm 4, disarm 4 in the same round, or disarm 4 in the same game, or something else?

7 suppression assists...any hints on what to do get 7, i usually get a one or two a game but seven seems like a lot
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on January 26, 2012, 11:39:47 PM
-could use a little advice for the final two ribbons that i need for the decorated achievement-

defend 4 mcom stations...does that mean disarm 4, disarm 4 in the same round, or disarm 4 in the same game, or something else?

7 suppression assists...any hints on what to do get 7, i usually get a one or two a game but seven seems like a lot
For the supression,
You can run behind a teammate while they kill and you shoot in the enemies general direction
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on January 27, 2012, 04:11:26 AM
I get tons of suppression assists when I use a sniper rifle and miss my shots and when I use a LMG and spray.

For defending M-Coms, although it is not clear, you have to kill 4 guys arming M-Coms, if you kill them after they arm it, or before they start to arm it, it does not count.
So you can hide in the corner with the M-Com easily seeable, and once you see a guy go up to it and start to hear the arming sounds, you kill him.
Now do that again another 3 more times and you're good.
Best to do it on Operation Metro, in the M-Com areas where it's less occupied so less likely that your teammates will kill 'em.
That ribbon as well as the arm+destroy 3 M-Com's ribbon was a -blam!- for me as well so don't think you are the only one that had troubles  :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on January 27, 2012, 04:44:10 AM
Anyone want to help me out with the Co-Op Achievements for Battlefield 3?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on January 27, 2012, 06:37:17 AM
Anyone want to help me out with the Co-Op Achievements for Battlefield 3?
I'll join ya for some co-op..
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on January 27, 2012, 07:46:16 AM
Same just send me a FR my way
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on January 27, 2012, 06:57:10 PM
34-1 in the Gunner Seat of an Attack Helicopter (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/25678071/2/301834747/)
My pilot was so amazing, we didn't get disturbed by the enemy helicopter or jets very much at all.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on January 27, 2012, 10:49:04 PM
awesome! thanks for the tips guys, ill let y'all know how it turns out
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on January 28, 2012, 09:48:59 PM
I want to unlock the M1911.  Do you have to pay money for the Gunclub?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on January 28, 2012, 10:27:33 PM
No it's free to join. If you already have a account with another EA website that login should work for it as well.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on January 29, 2012, 04:54:38 AM
@Newb another way to get the M-Com ribbon is to place C4 down next to it and then run away but still in hearing distance...then Kaboom! 4 times and the ribbon is yours!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on January 29, 2012, 05:19:30 PM
@Newb another way to get the M-Com ribbon is to place C4 down next to it and then run away but still in hearing distance...then Kaboom! 4 times and the ribbon is yours!
great plan, I know just the place...operation metro!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on January 30, 2012, 06:39:21 PM
@Newb another way to get the M-Com ribbon is to place C4 down next to it and then run away but still in hearing distance...then Kaboom! 4 times and the ribbon is yours!
great plan, I know just the place...operation metro!

RK and Trysten can vouch I use this method all the time. Fun too.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on January 30, 2012, 11:35:27 PM
Awesome advice fellas, worked like a charm, got "Decorated" today!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 01, 2012, 12:20:24 AM
Awesome advice fellas, worked like a charm, got "Decorated" today!

nice!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on February 12, 2012, 12:15:18 PM
I was checking out my stats today on Battlelog and noticed that I don't have any points for AA. Could you guys tell me what exactly that is and what I can do to change the zero I have in it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on February 12, 2012, 01:13:13 PM
That's the Anti-Air guns. Just jump in to a AA gun and get some kills.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 12, 2012, 01:45:39 PM
finally somebody posts in here..

BF3 tonight anyone?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on February 12, 2012, 04:15:47 PM
Maybe for a little bit, walking dead comes back on tonight though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on February 12, 2012, 05:30:48 PM
finally somebody posts in here..

BF3 tonight anyone?
I may be rocking some tonight. Are we on each others fl? If not we should be if you play often, I've been playing a lot lately.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 13, 2012, 12:20:14 AM
the walking dead got me too, i'll be on tomorrow though

FR sent newb
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 13, 2012, 12:26:01 PM
FFXIII-2 finished. I'm up for shooting people.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 13, 2012, 03:38:54 PM
Finally! Specop you've wasted a lot of time with that game
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 13, 2012, 06:11:20 PM
I wouldn't call it time wasted.... at least there aren't any arrows in my knees.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on February 13, 2012, 07:40:09 PM
No but you do still have those bruises on your Knees. ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 14, 2012, 12:42:25 AM
Sexual innuendos aside. The chicks in my games are hotter then those in yours LOL
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 15, 2012, 01:10:03 AM
uhhh... it's a video game bro.. :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on February 17, 2012, 06:00:42 PM
I maxed out all three air vehicles(Jets, Attack Helicopter & Scout Helicopter), I should start using Tanks/IFV more often.
I was so excited to use the TV Missile in the Attack Helicopter but I truly think it sucks. I haven't hit a single thing since I started using it due to the fact that the moving is so clunky. I can't keep an accurate enough path for it to hit anything. I'm still sticking to my Guided Missiles for Gunner seat :L
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on February 17, 2012, 07:45:44 PM
Aslong as you have a piolet with the laser painter the enemy chopper doesn't stand a chance against the guided missle and air-to-air missiles!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on February 18, 2012, 09:00:55 AM
I saw this video this morning on somebody's Twitter and was very impressed:
Battlefield 3 - Jet Swap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrOIgxQ--Tc#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on February 18, 2012, 10:08:32 AM
haxx
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on February 18, 2012, 12:38:38 PM
I still say this is one of my favorite kills. The music helps too when it starts

Battlefield 3 Epic jet kill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Y6hO1H1tw#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on February 18, 2012, 12:59:56 PM
I still say this is one of my favorite kills. The music helps too when it starts
I remember watching this on Inside Gaming's 'Best Video Ever'.  This was a great kill as well! :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 18, 2012, 03:16:08 PM
I wonder if its truly his kill. I saw this kill long time ago but under the title "Chuck Norris in BF3"
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on February 18, 2012, 05:34:12 PM
started this up again today, continuing the single player on hard. Storming the building on Operation Guillotine seems impossible. Keep getting sniped from absolutely nowhere
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 19, 2012, 01:18:19 AM
started this up again today, continuing the single player on hard. Storming the building on Operation Guillotine seems impossible. Keep getting sniped from absolutely nowhere
Oh bro, that part made want to throw my tv out the window
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on February 19, 2012, 04:23:48 AM
started this up again today, continuing the single player on hard. Storming the building on Operation Guillotine seems impossible. Keep getting sniped from absolutely nowhere
Oh bro, that part made want to throw my tv out the window
Its infuriating isn't it? I just wish I had some kind of single shot rifle or at least an INVR scope so I could see the b******s. I manage to push up an take out both MG nests, and then bang they come out of nowhere and destroy me
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 19, 2012, 12:51:25 PM
Remind me what mission this is. I only had a hard time in the latter missions, so I should be able to help ya.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 19, 2012, 02:02:52 PM
this one
Battlefield 3 HARD Walkthrough - Operation Guillotine Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd-OV9-if_s#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on February 19, 2012, 04:12:58 PM
it's alright, got through it now, onto Comrades. I ended up just sticking to the left wall whilst going up to the building
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 19, 2012, 07:37:10 PM
just finished off comrades, for some reason i can only stand a mission a day.
can't keep plugging away at video games like I used to
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on February 20, 2012, 04:13:24 PM
Freaking sweet!

http://youtu.be/LrOIgxQ--Tc (http://youtu.be/LrOIgxQ--Tc#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 20, 2012, 04:20:23 PM
wowzers  :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on February 20, 2012, 04:34:36 PM
lol, I just realized that Travis posted it on the last page.  oops :)

Still cool though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Big Daddy Bones on February 20, 2012, 04:38:24 PM
How are you guys having so much trouble with campaign, I ran it on hard on my first play through and got it done a a couple days, 2-3 hours each day, Yes I had lots of WTF moments but it wasn't that bad lol.

I still need to do all co-op missions so anyone willing to run some of that let me know :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 20, 2012, 04:50:11 PM
Freaking sweet!

http://youtu.be/LrOIgxQ--Tc (http://youtu.be/LrOIgxQ--Tc#ws)

You quick scoping son of a -blam!-.

LOL.

That was tight. Favorite sniper rifle ever. M98B = Lazersight/Straight Pull/ACOG or Ballistic or Iron Sights
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on February 20, 2012, 08:46:24 PM
I've been using the M98B laser/st8 pull/12x since I got it, freaking sweet gun
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on February 21, 2012, 08:59:30 AM
I generally avoid using a laser or turn it off while sniping as I often find it easier to spot and then sneak up on snipers using them.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 21, 2012, 09:09:16 AM
90% of the time the laser is off. But when I'm set and I happen to be in a sniper vs sniper fight. Guy with the disorienting laser wins.  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on February 21, 2012, 11:56:34 AM
I might have to do that then, just have it off then as soon as i'm spotted turn it on. Then i'll have to remember to turn it off again ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 21, 2012, 01:23:28 PM
Yea, the laser is basically made for the sniper rifle. Especially when dueling another. If your not really set and doing a stand off with a guy from a not to far distance it pays to have the laser for more then on reason. I love ACOG sniping in Hardcore TDM. If I have to strafe to make sure I'm not an easy target I rely on the laser in my sights for proper aiming. When moving your sights aren't acurate. But the laser is, which moves slightly off kilter from the chevron in the ACOG scope when moving. Plus even if you do forget to turn off your laser when running its still harder to find a laser user then any Tac Light user.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on February 21, 2012, 10:16:50 PM
I use the laser based on how far the target is, I'll turn it off when close enough, but for great distances it really helps when aiming.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on February 24, 2012, 07:34:50 PM
Campaign on hard, done. Hardest one was still guillotine. That one section almost took as long for me as veteran Favela on MW2
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on February 24, 2012, 09:32:22 PM
Anybody with an account for EA Gun Club can get some exclusive dog tags in game by watching the Act of Valor trailer in the linked website
http://actofvalor.com/bf3/?om_u=2368914314&om_i=_BPSD0eB8gIBrIp (http://actofvalor.com/bf3/?om_u=2368914314&om_i=_BPSD0eB8gIBrIp)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: LGOPs82ndAbn on February 24, 2012, 10:03:34 PM
Oh really???
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on February 24, 2012, 10:54:33 PM
Campaign on hard, done. Hardest one was still guillotine. That one section almost took as long for me as veteran Favela on MW2
Nice work...I still need to finish it on hard, just need to pull myself away from the online play long enough to do so, not sure when that'll happen though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: LGOPs82ndAbn on February 25, 2012, 02:16:05 AM
I never made it past Favela on MW2.... Eventually I just gave up.

I remember running in circles a LOT!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on February 25, 2012, 04:11:07 AM
Just take your time with any hardest difficulty playthrough.

With Favela I just remember the one building on a corner with people on all sides of me and just going to the back of it and slowly creeping round the corner picking off targets until they were cleared out. Guillotine for me wasn't too bad apart from the start but I had been doing the Co-op on hard just before to get used to playing correctly and you settle into a rhythum if you have the time to do it (2 sessions to do the whole campaign).

Best option for the start is actually push up as much as possible and try to kill as many as you can, wait for them to respawn, kill them all and repeat.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on February 25, 2012, 04:11:49 AM
Campaign on hard, done. Hardest one was still guillotine. That one section almost took as long for me as veteran Favela on MW2
Nice work...I still need to finish it on hard, just need to pull myself away from the online play long enough to do so, not sure when that'll happen though.
I think i'll get back to Online once I manage the perfect run in going hunting. Been so close so many times it's not even funny
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on February 25, 2012, 01:34:52 PM
you know that you can use the cannons to kill the other jets to get a perfect run
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on February 25, 2012, 01:53:29 PM
yeah, but I get frustrated with how long that takes. Maybe tonight i'll try it properly that way, i've only successfully managed to shoot a plane down with the cannons on that mission once, and that was on HARD so I'm attributing it to a fluke
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on February 25, 2012, 03:11:47 PM
Anybody with an account for EA Gun Club can get some exclusive dog tags in game by watching the Act of Valor trailer in the linked website
http://actofvalor.com/bf3/?om_u=2368914314&om_i=_BPSD0eB8gIBrIp (http://actofvalor.com/bf3/?om_u=2368914314&om_i=_BPSD0eB8gIBrIp)
Gah US and Canada only >.>
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on February 25, 2012, 03:13:44 PM
Got my 9th prestige (if its called that in BF3) last night! Man am I lovin this game!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on February 25, 2012, 07:06:35 PM
Anybody with an account for EA Gun Club can get some exclusive dog tags in game by watching the Act of Valor trailer in the linked website
http://actofvalor.com/bf3/?om_u=2368914314&om_i=_BPSD0eB8gIBrIp (http://actofvalor.com/bf3/?om_u=2368914314&om_i=_BPSD0eB8gIBrIp)
Gah US and Canada only >.>
I have/used a UK account and I've got them. Other people not from US and Canada have got them as well.
@Newb, I'm pretty sure the proper name is 'Colonel Service Star (#)' I'm a Colonel Service Star 5 at the moment. I've seen people with Colonel Service Star 60. It's just insane.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on February 25, 2012, 07:24:33 PM
I have/used a UK account and I've got them. Other people not from US and Canada have got them as well.
I tried it, watched the video and signed into Origin to get a message like 'Sorry but this promotion is only available to residents that live in the US or Canada' :-\
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on February 25, 2012, 09:02:26 PM
I have/used a UK account and I've got them. Other people not from US and Canada have got them as well.
I tried it, watched the video and signed into Origin to get a message like 'Sorry but this promotion is only available to residents that live in the US or Canada' :-\
go to your EA account profile, change your country to the US. Then go watch the act of valour trailer, redeem the tags, THEN after that's all done, go back to your EA account and revert it back to UK. That's what I did and it's worked a treat
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 25, 2012, 09:37:49 PM
I have/used a UK account and I've got them. Other people not from US and Canada have got them as well.
I tried it, watched the video and signed into Origin to get a message like 'Sorry but this promotion is only available to residents that live in the US or Canada' :-\
go to your EA account profile, change your country to the US. Then go watch the act of valour trailer, redeem the tags, THEN after that's all done, go back to your EA account and revert it back to UK. That's what I did and it's worked a treat
like a boss!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on February 26, 2012, 06:06:33 AM
like a boss!
indeed! Moreso that i've just got "you can be my wingman anytime" using cannons and one missile. The cannon fire did seem a bit random though, sometimes it'd hit and sometimes it'd be right in front of me and nothing would touch it. Oh well, it's done now.

Still haven't done any co-op
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on February 26, 2012, 08:55:11 AM
go to your EA account profile, change your country to the US. Then go watch the act of valour trailer, redeem the tags, THEN after that's all done, go back to your EA account and revert it back to UK. That's what I did and it's worked a treat
Worked like a charm 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on February 27, 2012, 01:11:57 AM
All's well ends well.
When is DICE going to announce the next map pack? :L
I read somewhere that they were supposed to announce it one or two weeks ago.
Tyrannosaurus Warfare Pack anybody?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 29, 2012, 09:37:01 AM
Started playing BF3 on PC last night.

64 People is ALOT of -blam!- going on at once LOL.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on February 29, 2012, 11:23:32 AM
You got bf3 for pc? We no play xbox bf no moar?  :'(

   :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 29, 2012, 11:35:49 AM
No I'll play both for sure. I just wanted something to test my PC and to play. BF3 does it perfectly, plus 64 people warfare is just nuts. And it holds me over until Guild Wars 2 comes out, which is the main game I play on any PC.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on February 29, 2012, 11:38:02 AM
Sweet. Didn't want to lose one of our best battle buddies. ;D

Guild Wars 2? Don't think i've heard of it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on February 29, 2012, 12:08:35 PM
Yea I didn't think you would have.

It's World of Warcraft's closest competition as far as number of players. But it has no monthly fee, just the intial purchase. So you don't fee obligated to play it everyday.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on February 29, 2012, 08:37:52 PM
Anyone free to help me with co-op this Saturday? Probably be on late, need a day off
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 29, 2012, 09:10:26 PM
Started playing BF3 on PC last night.
that one plays off origin, right?
couldn't find it on steam, I wanted to download it instead of buying the disc
we should go into hardcore tdm and snipe errbody
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on February 29, 2012, 09:14:04 PM
Yea it is and you can get it trough download. linky (http://store.origin.com/store/ea/html/pbPage.battlefield3_US_LE?sourceid=EASTORE_PaidSearch_DR_battlefield_3_for_pc_Exact_Match_adgroupid_Battlefield_3_-_PCDD_Google_AD1)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 01, 2012, 01:34:57 AM
Yea it is and you can get it trough download. linky (http://store.origin.com/store/ea/html/pbPage.battlefield3_US_LE?sourceid=EASTORE_PaidSearch_DR_battlefield_3_for_pc_Exact_Match_adgroupid_Battlefield_3_-_PCDD_Google_AD1)
;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on March 02, 2012, 01:01:32 AM
@SpecOps, if you want a free Alienware Teeth Dogtag(Looks extremely badass) all you have to do is register on their Alienware Arena website(No purchase of any kind necessary) and you can get a free key.
Link (http://www.alienwarearena.com/giveaway/battlefield-3-dog-tag-item-giveaway/)
@Dowders, I can easily help you do 'Fire From The Sky' on Hard as well as get you the achievement but I think it's best to get help from other people for the other ones.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 02, 2012, 01:30:35 AM
Wooo got a key, thanks uber!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 02, 2012, 08:54:08 PM
Yummy. :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on March 03, 2012, 12:31:59 AM
 >:(

And here i am getting one of those codes and trying to type it into my xbox.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on March 03, 2012, 04:23:03 AM
@Trysten, I was pissed as well when I found out it was only available for PC, keeping my key though just in case DICE makes it available for Xbox because you can actually find the Alienware Teeth dogtag slot when you look thorough your dog tags.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on March 03, 2012, 07:55:14 AM
I will keep mine as well then just in case.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on March 03, 2012, 03:37:44 PM
Anyone free to help me with co-op this Saturday? Probably be on late, need a day off
If I'm on I'd be in if you're ok with a BF3 co-op virgin.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on March 04, 2012, 06:47:18 AM
Anyone free to help me with co-op this Saturday? Probably be on late, need a day off
If I'm on I'd be in if you're ok with a BF3 co-op virgin.
I'm a virgin too, wouldn't worry.

@Dowders, I can easily help you do 'Fire From The Sky' on Hard as well as get you the achievement but I think it's best to get help from other people for the other ones.
I'd welcome & love the help, i'm bloody awful at flying choppers.

Annoyingly I thought i'd be able to jump on last night, but was too busy during the day which led me to pass out as soon as I got home. Good day though, spent an awful lot on myself
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on March 04, 2012, 09:20:38 PM
We'll have to hook up this week for co-op, I've been putting it off too long. What's your GT? Newb INC here
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 06, 2012, 09:29:06 AM
I'm going to be hopping back on this game for a while now to get done with the CO-OP missions on easy and hard. Then I will be beating my head on Bullseye until the game gives and sees my dedication and just gives it to me out of sympathy for laggy -blam!-s
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on March 06, 2012, 04:23:57 PM
We'll have to hook up this week for co-op, I've been putting it off too long. What's your GT? Newb INC here
dowders9 mate,
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Big Daddy Bones on March 08, 2012, 08:55:32 AM
I finally picked up the back to karkand pack, Guess it's time to dust this game off and play again at some point hehe
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 10, 2012, 07:11:51 AM
(http://gyazo.com/e15a713f49d7d1a44662d0b14613d707.png?1331380700)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on March 10, 2012, 08:24:00 AM
(http://gyazo.com/e15a713f49d7d1a44662d0b14613d707.png?1331380700)
Sweet Twitter reply. :)

Also, you're on Twitter?  Why didn't you tell me? >_<
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on March 10, 2012, 03:10:22 PM
finally hit my first service star with the type 88. Just need to finish the assignments and the co-op now. Anyone up for helping me today/tonight?

Thanks for the help yesterday Uber!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 14, 2012, 07:51:37 PM
I went into an infantry only server, as soon as i spawned on a squadmate, we both get ran over by a Humvee  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on March 18, 2012, 09:22:55 AM
was just doing exfiltration on hard, run going near perfect and it glitched out and wouldn't let us continue. Help anyone? Fed up with randoms
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 19, 2012, 07:57:11 PM
I just finished the campaign on hard, it was a whole lot of fun

inv going your way dowders
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on March 20, 2012, 07:03:54 AM
thanks for the help RK. Might be back on tonight. Shame we couldn't get "Ninjas" to pop.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on March 20, 2012, 01:02:36 PM
Played this game again on Sunday with Dowders for the first time in a while.  I forgot how much fun it is.

I finished all of the campaign achievements (a couple of level specific ones), now I still have all of the co-op and some of the multiplayer achievements to do.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on March 20, 2012, 03:37:41 PM
Yea that's what I love about this game. You can pick it up after even a couple months of not playing it, and it's actually still fun. Unlike another very popular game I know. >_>
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 20, 2012, 06:26:20 PM
went into the infantry server and got put in the middle of a Rush game on Operation Metro
i was handing out lead and destroying M COMMs, got the ribbon for destroying 3 of them in one game
Finally ranked up to Colonel!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on March 20, 2012, 08:29:17 PM
Nice dude!

Infantry is always such a blast.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 23, 2012, 10:25:30 PM
Battlefield Top Plays Episode 32 by bigMooney06 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4GB6iTcTR4#ws)

LOL @ 3:30 mins, damn trolls
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 23, 2012, 11:11:07 PM
Damn amazing. We need to do this RK LOL
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on March 24, 2012, 06:13:21 PM
Why does it look almost nothing like BF3? The HUD is way different. And what gun was that he was using near the middle of the video? That one with the grenade launcher.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on March 24, 2012, 09:32:52 PM
Why does it look almost nothing like BF3? The HUD is way different. And what gun was that he was using near the middle of the video? That one with the grenade launcher.
Battlefield Bad Company 2...The gun was the XM8 Prototype with the smoke grenade launch attachment...unless you were being sarcastic.. Couldn't tell if serious :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 25, 2012, 10:29:13 PM
some dude thought it was great idea to bring his little bird inside the tunnels
I knew he was going to try it again so i placed a whole bunch of C4 on the entrance
it was hilarious watching his buddy jump right on top of the pile **click...BOOOOM!**
got 450+ points for that kill :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on March 25, 2012, 10:40:50 PM
Why does it look almost nothing like BF3? The HUD is way different. And what gun was that he was using near the middle of the video? That one with the grenade launcher.
Battlefield Bad Company 2...The gun was the XM8 Prototype with the smoke grenade launch attachment...unless you were being sarcastic.. Couldn't tell if serious :P

Ah ok. Nah I was serious. :)


Nice one Leo. I once stuck c4 on a helicopter in that tunnel a while ago. Was funny.



I'm starting to really enjoy Bf3's tdm. Feels like what cod should feel like. It's feels pretty balanced.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on March 26, 2012, 05:28:49 PM
Was playing Squad Deathmatch on Damavand when I hot the BPM stuck in the warehouse. Used the thermals to get around 10 kills before I had to get out so I wouldn't die and managed to get an engineer and a some other guy with the C4 I placed on the BPM
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on March 28, 2012, 05:21:43 PM
Nice!  sounds like it worked out to your advantage :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 29, 2012, 12:25:03 AM
PC got their patch today, we should be getting ours sometime within the next week or so
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 29, 2012, 01:41:14 AM
PC got their patch today, we should be getting ours sometime within the next week or so

Balls! I need to quit playing Borderlands for a bit and hit up some BF3 PC again!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 29, 2012, 03:26:38 AM
You should, im tempted into buying it
Did the B2K maps come with the game or just limited edition copies?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 29, 2012, 12:39:10 PM
You should, im tempted into buying it
Did the B2K maps come with the game or just limited edition copies?
Limited Only. But I bought it right after the main game was installed. And I wonder where my money goes....  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 03, 2012, 10:55:01 AM
Update is Live on XBL WOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 03, 2012, 11:25:17 AM
Make sure after the update that you check your soldier loadouts. Mine were all screwed up, even my camo was set to default.

There are also some new dog tags, one for the game Syndicate?

Rent a server seems mental. I keep getting kicked by admin for pulling off decent headshots. Meh, if they want to be childish about it i'll go somewhere else.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 03, 2012, 01:45:59 PM
What? That's stupid guess we'll se a lot of that
So rented servers are public?... >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on April 03, 2012, 01:49:51 PM
Yeah that sounds pretty dumb about the rent a sever option. It is starting to sound more like Dice is poking for public support as in you pay to them to keep the lights on for everyone. And all you really are renting is to have admin powers. And if people are goin to abuse it like that it won be around long.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 03, 2012, 02:08:35 PM
I'd say its here to stay. Almost every game I get into on PC was a Rented or purchased server. Unlike the Dice or EA servers on Xbox. And I liked each one. There are server messages that usually pop up when joining and if somebody does something against the server's rules (e.g. using the Mav to get on top of the highway or anything else) will give a warning and then a ban. It may take a while for the good servers to show up but if it turns out anything like PC, then you'll be searching for Rented Servers rather then Official.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on April 03, 2012, 02:25:31 PM
Yeah as nice as it may be on PC it won't translate well on 360 and PS3. To be honest PC is a more take and patient class of gamer then on console. The sheer amount of raging and anger behind most deaths makes for some very short fusses. And when you have some punk not liking his team getting reaped and he starts kick th top players so he can feel better. That will drive a lot of players away from the game. I mean they have only been online a few hours and dowders has already been kicked by a rented server admin. This just has such a wide rang for abuse is all I was meaning. So be prepared for that great game to be ruined by some punk kicking you for doing better then you.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 03, 2012, 02:37:10 PM
. So be prepared for that great game to be ruined by some punk kicking you for doing better then you.
wait he's gonna kick me because he is doing better than I am?


"be all you can be....in the army" trololol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on April 03, 2012, 03:44:02 PM
Damn iPhone auto correct.  >:(|

You know what I meant. If your better then him and he doesn't like it you will get kicked.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 03, 2012, 03:50:34 PM
lol yea


you can finally quit out of matches in pregame lobbies!


get online errbody, hickox and I are renting a server for the day
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on April 03, 2012, 04:20:31 PM
You can make the rented server's private or password protected can't you? or am I thinking too much like a PC server system?
If so then BF3 SIP joinings could be pretty dam awesome :D
Also saw that for about £30 you can buy all the unlocks that you earn through progression. That just seems pointless and takes any reward out of the game...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on April 03, 2012, 04:32:04 PM
I said the same thing when I saw that. I fully understand giving us some new guns for staters weither they be fully new or old ones with new skins to them. But offering up the rank progression unlocks foe sale is just wrong. It takes all fun and sense of accomplishment out of it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 03, 2012, 04:41:40 PM
get online errbody, hickox and I are renting a server for the day

Why do you punish me! **Hint Tues & Thurs I run Endure**
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 03, 2012, 05:38:24 PM
get online errbody, hickox and I are renting a server for the day

Why do you punish me! **Hint Tues & Thurs I run Endure**
You are a punisher, get punished!

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 03, 2012, 06:37:12 PM
Update is Live on XBL WOOOOOOO!
-blam!- YES!!!


I'm only going to be joining Dice hosted servers when I'm playing regularly.

Screw getting kicked by some 10 year old kid that hasn't even changed his socks in a week.


Wow, 1.02 gb for the rent-a-server update? Well I'll be ready to play when it's done Leo. It's going pretty fast though, shouldn't take any longer than 10-20 minutes.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 04, 2012, 01:08:00 AM
I probably just orchestrated the world's best BF3 comeback ever
we were down about 600 tickets(rented server had 1050 tickets @start)
managed to get out of the spawn trap cap C and the rest was history  8)
Operatin metro 24/7 server
(http://gyazo.com/ee23d25fc877d6dca0e3265f225d5ef9.png?1333514928)
(http://gyazo.com/af58b00c6131791282c583464eee2851.png?1333515112)(http://gyazo.com/6258fce865de62cd1dfc68a01851c941.png?1333515903)

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 04, 2012, 01:33:33 AM
Badass bro. Definetly liking the feel of BF3 again. My goal in life now is to take down a helicopter or plane with 1 rpg.  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 04, 2012, 01:38:04 AM
Badass bro. Definetly liking the feel of BF3 again. My goal in life now is to take down a helicopter or plane with 1 rpg.  ;D
I hit a heli with a SMAW right on and all i got was a vehicle disabled :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: r c takedown on April 04, 2012, 04:01:33 AM
Just bought BF3 online for $40. I'll be playing it in under 2 weeks hopefully. I might need some of you guys to give me a hand, i have no idea what it's going to be like!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 04, 2012, 05:20:01 AM
Need to get back in to Battlefield 3! My aim and reaction time is lacking!  >:(|
Nah, I'm not that mad. Just can't get use to the weird feeling of a 1000 ticket Conquest match on Operation Metro.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 04, 2012, 06:16:59 AM
If your better then him and he doesn't like it you will get kicked.
I think that's definitely what this kid did. I'd killed him 3 times in a row because he kept doing the same dumbass tactic, then I got kicked.

Things I've noticed so far with the update;

Tanks are a LOT less powerful, two shots to the rear of a tank from another tank and you're a goner. So much for my tank 30+ killing sprees.

When locking with heatseekers in jets, the lock stays on even if they fire flares. Means it's slightly easier to take them out with heatseekers if you time it right. Overall the planes feel more fragile, but it's still possible to completely own the air with a good pilot.

Suppression assists seem a LOT easier to get. I'd never come close to getting the ribbon before, then first match I jump into I get it using a FAMAS on the first part of Metro Rush. Bizarre.

Haven't seen a single person using USAS/frag combo since the update.



1000 ticket games sound epic! I need to get me some of that! What's the server name/password?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 04, 2012, 11:21:38 AM
We didnt get to rent the server last night, they were sold out
Managed to nab one this morning. I'll set it up and provide details later

Anyone down to play tonight at 8pm central time, send me an FR or join sesh
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 04, 2012, 12:03:33 PM
i'm up for that. Found a decent server today which is all air vehicle focused maps, and then Metro for infantry and 150-200 ticket starts. Great fun to blast round with jets
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 04, 2012, 01:09:37 PM
Anyone down to play tonight at 8pm central time, send me an FR or join sesh
I got your 6 bro.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 04, 2012, 04:06:36 PM
If your still playing i'll be on in the morning GMT time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 04, 2012, 06:28:05 PM
Anyone down to play tonight at 8pm central time, send me an FR or join sesh
I got your 6 bro.
+1  check teh avatar.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 04, 2012, 06:38:07 PM
can anyone say pwned (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/39970128/2/196339350/)

9 jet kills in a single match. New record for me
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 04, 2012, 07:20:55 PM
pwned.  ;D



       Nice job Dowders!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 04, 2012, 09:36:35 PM
nice dowders!


server is live, im on here flying a jet for fun

spartan1project.com is the server name!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on April 04, 2012, 09:40:59 PM
Cool I'll have to jump in and fly some jets around.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 05, 2012, 05:18:16 AM
Annoyed i missed the fun last night. My live ran out at about 1am, then my new membership dropped through the letterbox this morning! ha Should be back on tonight/tomorrow for more funtimes
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 05, 2012, 05:25:28 AM
Pretty sure we will be tearing it up again tonight like we did last night. Was pretty darn fun. See you there.


Managed to get on top of the tall tower on caspian border with a jet. Had a Sv98 with a ballistic scope (12x) and sniped a dude all the way at the checkpoint (objective A on conquest) with a headshot.
 Was so awesome
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on April 05, 2012, 01:31:35 PM
The only thing I managed to do like that was have my jet crushed when the tower collapsed. Might try it with an L96.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 05, 2012, 02:18:47 PM
M98B thing barely has any bullet drop if not suppressed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on April 05, 2012, 02:42:20 PM
I always use a suppressor for my rifles and I can get headshots with my suppressed L96 from about 350 meters away
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 05, 2012, 02:55:46 PM
I believe you, but suppressor usually double your bullet drop. I hit consistant +400 meter snipes without even using the first bullet droptine in the Ballistic Scope (12x). Though I don't often need a suppressor to stay hidden as I'm usually shooting out a building, thus making it hard for the victim to figure out where I'm shooting from without assistance or luck.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 05, 2012, 07:19:33 PM
M98B thing barely has any bullet drop if not suppressed.
+1 Effing love that gun! Almost scared to put a suppressor on it, plus I don't ever stay in one place for long when sniping. Fire and move.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on April 05, 2012, 07:24:29 PM
Sorry P-90 is where it is at.  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 05, 2012, 08:08:26 PM
Sorry P-90/MP7 is where it is at.  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 05, 2012, 10:49:18 PM
Still haven't tried the MP7 in this game. Although, Whitestar helped me find my new favorite shotgun. Saiga 12k  :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on April 05, 2012, 10:51:53 PM
Someone ban him. :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 06, 2012, 12:00:18 AM
Bant'.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 06, 2012, 12:14:29 AM
Beast Mode Unlocked (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/40205348/2/216568311/)

GRF!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 06, 2012, 07:24:35 AM
The Saiga? Urg, so childish. When it comes to shotguns, it's all about the MK3A1, I was destroying with that on a 1500 ticket Metro match. Well, that, the M98B & the FAMAS
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 06, 2012, 08:04:44 AM
I can't stand using the Famas since the update.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 06, 2012, 08:58:49 AM
it certainly got a lot less controllable, but for CQB on a map like Metro or Siene crossing, it's excellent; hard hitting rounds with a ludicrous fire rate, the only thing that betters it at close distance is a shotgun to the face
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 06, 2012, 09:13:19 AM
True, good point.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 06, 2012, 09:38:31 AM
it certainly got a lot less controllable, but for CQB on a map like Metro or Siene crossing, it's excellent; hard hitting rounds with a ludicrous fire rate, the only thing that betters it at close distance is a Saiga 12k to the face

FIXD
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 06, 2012, 10:29:43 AM
 ::) I think somebody should beat this guy with the ugly stick.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 06, 2012, 02:07:07 PM
I think somebody *cough* dowders should agree that the M60 on opperation metro in the right hands beats our entire team...and then a javlin and laser is just hilerious! We need a team of lasers and javelins, with a couple of supports!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 06, 2012, 03:25:40 PM
We need a team of lasers and javelins, with a couple of supports!

On metro? There aren't any vehicles on that map though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on April 06, 2012, 04:25:47 PM
You can use the javelin on the MAV's
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 06, 2012, 04:55:07 PM
I rarely see Mav's since they fix'd em.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on April 06, 2012, 05:14:24 PM
I need to download this update.

I think it's stupid that they rent out servers.  I guess it's cool for joinings though. How much does it cost for a day?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 06, 2012, 05:18:39 PM
I need to download this update.

I think it's stupid that they rent out servers.  I guess it's cool for joinings though. How much does it cost for a day?
120MSP for a day.
You don't pay with credit card or such as a lot of people would have thought. The prices aren't bad at all.
Like, 4000 MSP for 90 days.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 06, 2012, 05:27:45 PM
We need a team of lasers and javelins, with a couple of supports!

On metro? There aren't any vehicles on that map though.
We had that setup for Gulf of Oman, taking out tanks and Helis left right and centre
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 06, 2012, 05:31:10 PM
Would be way better on top of the pole in Caspian Border!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 06, 2012, 05:37:03 PM
Would be way better on top of the pole in Caspian Border!
like a-this?

BF3 - Official Javelin Squad #2 - Caspian Border (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJJzoF3GSYI#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 06, 2012, 05:47:56 PM
Would be way better on top of the pole in Caspian Border!
like a-this?

Oh hell yea we are doing that in the joining for sure, But it will be a massacre with more than just 1 squad.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 06, 2012, 05:58:16 PM
I'm beginning to think that dowders is the Chuck Norris from the YouTube video "Chuck Norris in Battlefield 3"

Chuck Norris playing Battlefield 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhnM0BYleDo#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 06, 2012, 06:05:09 PM
Battlefield 3 - Jet Swap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrOIgxQ--Tc#ws)

This one is still my favorite. So clutch.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 06, 2012, 06:13:41 PM
Fun times were definately had with the lavelin until a good heli piolet turned up!

Full price list for servers is as follows:
1-day 120MS Points (£1.00/$1.59)
7-days 560MS Poinrs (£4.67/$7.42) (Each day - £0.67/$1.06)
30-days 2000MS Points (£16.67/$26.48) (Each day - £0.56/$0.89)
90-days 4800MS Points (£40.00/$63.54) (Each day - £0.44/$0.70)


Edit - I'll be the recon for the javelin team as I need that for the medal/ribbon or whatever it is!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 06, 2012, 06:35:14 PM
i'm loving the G36C, just wish it was an all kits guns
i no like engineers  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 06, 2012, 06:39:14 PM
Would be way better on top of the pole in Caspian Border!
like a-this?
That's the video I was thinking of when you guys were talking about it!
I've tried to do it with my friends before but failed due to one or more of these scenarios happening -
1) Game nearly over
2) On the runway side of the map, making it harder to get to pole
3) No 5 man helicopters so you have to get there by Attack Heli or jets
4) Missing the platform when parachuting down
Rageee fit >:(
I'm sure in our own server we can do it though, we would also need a medic(Maybe 2?) for when people down bottom kill our guys.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 06, 2012, 06:46:18 PM
i'm loving the G36C, just wish it was an all kits guns
i no like engineers  >:(|
Aww cmon engineers aren't so bad.

You get points up the crack for repairing team mates vehicles. Being able to repair a team mate or not can make the difference of whether or not an objective get's captured.

And a choice between anti-air, anti-land, and regular rockets. Based on map, you can dominate all the vehicles if each is used properly.

What's not to love?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 06, 2012, 06:57:49 PM
i'm loving the G36C, just wish it was an all kits guns
i no like engineers  >:(|

G36C was my first love in BF3 as well. Still holds my second most kills I believe (almost 700 I think), but the G53 is about to pop 1400. Both are engineer only weapons. I love using engineer class for RPG's and AT Mines. Though my engineer SPM isn't so big for some reason. One would think using Kit specific items ( RPG's & AT Mines ) would count towards it, but I think it only counts Repair Torch.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 07, 2012, 08:56:01 AM
So who here has actually completed the co-op on hard? Was playing with Andy yesterday and he remarked that the co-op achievements were the only ones I needed to still attain. Which got me thinking. A co-op BF help team? It's not a fully formed idea, to be honest it could be just a couple of people working as "freelancers" that help out when they can rather than a fully fledged team.

Thoughts?

(also some help on co-op would be nice)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 07, 2012, 11:46:21 AM
I'd be happy to help others but unless it's a good connection you can never get Bullseye done. It took me and a friend about 3 hours in total to get it done. A team would be brilliant but it would probably be limited to a few players (4 or so). Either way you should have said you needed help ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 07, 2012, 01:50:00 PM
I need Bullseye as well. I refuse to get any other achievements until I have that one, so help would be great.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on April 07, 2012, 02:18:41 PM
I completed the Co-op on hard and have all achievements in the game except for Bullseye so I'd be happy to help anyone and I'm available tofay so send me a FR for help.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 07, 2012, 04:24:40 PM
Just hit me up with a friend request and i'll run through it with you guys...but you'll need to be paitent and know what's going on e.g. read this wall of text!

Rule 1 - Choose a side for the entire mission as it speeds things up a little.
Rule 2 - Use the bipod as much as possible to make sure you get 1 shot head shots.
Rule 3 - SPAM THAT TRIGGER! Just incase you miss the first shot it will take 2 shots and you get about 1 to 2 seconds before you fail the achievement.

So to begin with the first guy is in the tunnel. You wait for him to pass then safely take him out...and only after can you shoot the lights and make the entire tunnel spookily dark.
Up the ladder and there are 2 guys just beyond the small flight of stairs down. Here you can either take them from a distance or move in prone along the right and easily edge forward until the bipod raises your gun enough for the easiest shot ever or you can move slightly left when you leave the sewer and stand behind the railing.
Next are two guys standing under a archway which you can again go prone if you choose. Easy as 3,2,1,fire.
Then round the corner are another 2 guys waiting by the door. Make sure whoever has the left target can see as very occassionally you go blind for this guy and he bends over a lot. Then once in the building shoot the hell out of them, doesn't matter what goes down here aslong as you don't somehow die and then you can watch the magic door close behind you as you both enter the room! ;D
Next are 2 guys walking along the river. Wait for them to stop then same again 3,2,1,fire.
After that wait for the 2 to emerge from behind the van to stop and same again...
Then the buses there are 2 people in each bus, take a bus each and spam the fire on them as soon as the flashbangs are in. As soon as you are 100% sure you bus is down check on your buddy's bus.
Next leave the building and take out the right group first purely due to the left guys taking forever to stop. As soon as they do same process again. Next one person has to line up the two on the right and as soon as you here him say he's ready call your ready and then just listen/watch for his shot as there is no need for a countdown here just incase they move. (Not waited long enough to see if they move)
Now the sniper doesn't matter if you get him or not, leave him if your not certain of the window he appears in. Then when the 3 groups appear as soon as all 3 of the left group are visible take them out (this is where having a side comes in handy) and then take the middle guy out as soon as your side guy is down.
Then move to the right guys, quick countdown and spam the fire on them.
Then finally line up for the middle 3 guys and as soon as you can see them all rain down fire on them before the squad is spotted. This group might not want a countdown just incase so if you can see all 3 take them out aslong as your buddy is looking that way and can attempt to take atleast 2 out. Obviously make sure you take the one he cannot see out first. Then move down the road doing what you like to kill these guys.
At this point the soliders lose their headsets and run to the house so don't panic if they run just make sure you get them. Then once in position it's back to counting down 3,2,1,fire, taking out your side.
Wait for the next 2 guys to stop and same process again.
Next 3 guys wait for the shot to line-up and just take it, your buddy will have to take the single when he hear/sees your shot as these guys don't line-up for long.
Next guys behind the windows are a pain as you almost always don't get 1 shot kills due to the ever so slight drop, the window in the way or just stupidity. Either way make sure you fire multiple times at these guys whether your certain they are dead or not and make sure your buddy is fine aswell. Once upstairs it's really easy just spot all 5 targets so you know who to shoot and call in the flashbangs. Even if you miss 1 or 2 the squad should clear them up.
Then just watch for the HVT running away and shoot all of your remaining bullets at him and your done! (final part isn't needed strangely...) See simple...ish... ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 07, 2012, 05:39:24 PM
You still could space out that wall and put it into like 3 paragraphs  :o
The record I have to getting Bullseye is up to taking out people on the mansion.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 07, 2012, 05:41:22 PM
I come in here, and all I see is that wall.  :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 07, 2012, 05:51:04 PM
I thought I should've paragraphed it ;D I have to go now so i'll sort it in the morning!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 08, 2012, 08:00:16 AM
Ah my xbox just froze due to a dodgy revive, i was on a k/d of 78/40! So annoyed. Thankfully all the points and unlocks are still there, but all my ribbons went.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 08, 2012, 08:10:49 AM
Wall of text is expanded!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on April 08, 2012, 01:20:35 PM
TL:DR just going to play the game good day 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 08, 2012, 01:43:45 PM
just got banned from a server. I think it may have been because I was MVP by a few thousand points over everyone else, and seemed to be amazing at jet piloting compared to the rest of them. (not my fault if they're crap)
messaged the host, he said one of the admins must have banned me because he didn't, and he'll find out why. Annoying though, was a great server. 500% tickets, all flight/big maps
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on April 08, 2012, 01:59:46 PM
Ouch :P I'm an average soldier and pretty terrible atm in jets/heli's so I've never been kicked so far xD
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 08, 2012, 02:04:07 PM
Well the admin was nice, saw sense and unbanned me. Hasn't said why I was banned, so I think my original theory is probably right. I must have had 15 odd jet kills by the time they banned me, because my F18 kill count has jumped by quite a margin.

Stats at the time of banning. (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/40710580/2/196339350/) The guy who had more points than me at the end had half my kills and about 8000 less points than me when I was kicked. Would have been my best match probably.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 08, 2012, 05:20:27 PM
I had a similar problem on Operation Metro from people running into my M60 between the sliding door near A (Ones on the left side as you face B) and the alleyway as they kept running around so I held the trigger and got a load of points. Host bans me so I just joined another server along with another couple of friends leaving him 3 people short. Either way the power they have is rediculous as anyone who doesn't blend in to the norm is kicked for either playing well, using legitimate stagagies (frag rounds which I still need to try out) or generally getting points by avoiding everyone and capping objectives. I can understand kicking if they make others suicide by crashing into them or using a flash light in people's eyes or being AFK but when your simply playing by the rules it's just rediculous! *goes to calm down*  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 08, 2012, 05:27:48 PM
What I find ridiculous is that in the match where I was banned, there was a guy on our team who kept grabbing our tanks and parking them right in front of our jets on the runway so that they couldn't take off. I mean really, if you're going to ban anyone, ban him not me!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 08, 2012, 05:29:18 PM
Don't get me started on stupid drivers, or lack of drivers at the wrong times...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 08, 2012, 09:12:51 PM
Dowders, They don't care about crap like that. All they care is that you did better than them so you must have been cheating. It's complete and utter bull-blam!-.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on April 08, 2012, 10:50:25 PM
Those cheaters that don't take any freaking damage as you're pumping an entire clip into them should be kicked the F out.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on April 09, 2012, 02:57:14 AM
anyone mind explaining why we need new tanks in armored kill and how mobile arty might  work game wise?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 09, 2012, 06:40:44 AM
Everybody loves new vehicles!
Apparently they're gonna be bringing back the blackhawk as well, but I don't see the point of the Blackhawk because it's basically the same as all the other 5-man heli's with a different name and just as useless.
But new vehicles adds on to another point of advertisement, helping to bring in more monay!  ;D
I'd still buy the map packs for the maps only, the achievements, vehicles and weapons are only a bonus, but a nice bonus :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 09, 2012, 07:04:20 AM
Everybody loves new vehicles!
Apparently they're gonna be bringing back the blackhawk as well, but I don't see the point of the Blackhawk because it's basically the same as all the other 5-man heli's with a different name and just as useless destroy everybody when you have somebody that actually knows how to fly a helicopter and somebody that actually knows how to shoot a mounted gun. ;D

Fix'd :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 09, 2012, 07:18:23 AM
I can only fly the passenger helis. Personally the weapons and achievements are what I buy the DLC for. The maps I could take it or leave it depending on the size of them. The close quarters DLC I won't be buying for the maps however due to me being crazy and wanting 100% in BF3 I'm going to get it anyways. Also some more guns to try out, hopefully a competitor to my faveourite MP7...then again I cannot see how anything could be better!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 09, 2012, 07:23:55 AM
anyone mind explaining why we need new tanks in armored kill and how mobile arty might  work game wise?
Not sure why we need new tanks, but I wouldn't shun the idea, be nice to have something fresh. As for mobile artillery, in BC on select maps there was an artillery gun that was static at the attacking base. Could be something akin to that, or more like a tank. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-propelled_artillery) Would make a change from the mortar, and provide good anti tank cover from distance.

I do wonder though, if some of the new vehicles/updates will be limited to PC due to processing power/memory?

On another note, since the update, has anyone found/piloted an A10 or a Frogfoot?I can't find them anywhere
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 09, 2012, 07:27:09 AM
On another note, since the update, has anyone found/piloted an A10 or a Frogfoot?I can't find them anywhere

You mean the ones you get to fly on select rush maps?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 09, 2012, 07:39:10 AM
On another note, since the update, has anyone found/piloted an A10 or a Frogfoot?I can't find them anywhere

You mean the ones you get to fly on select rush maps?
Ah are they Rush only now? That explains it, I usually stick to Conquest, though getting a squad together for some squad rush/deathmatch might be fun every once in a while
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 09, 2012, 07:59:27 AM
Well that's the thing. I've never seen them outside of Rush. Even before the updates and patches.


Oh dude, we would dominate regular rush if we all change our game chat so we could talk to the entire team instead of just the squad. We will run some rush during the joining, will be epic. ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on April 09, 2012, 10:46:35 AM
I was  on Firestorm with my friend on the mountain by the US spawn lasing targets with the SOFLAM and using the Javelin to shoot them down when an RU squad brings their Kasatka over and start a game of King of the Hill for half the round. We were also outnumbered 2 to 4. We eventually drove them off and held the mountain at the end of the game. We should try this out too.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 09, 2012, 02:56:31 PM
Oh we are gonna go balls out on the soflam-javelin combo.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on April 09, 2012, 03:07:58 PM
I am seriously considering the unlock pack for the sniper just to get the soflam, and maybe the air vehicles one lol. I have some spare points laying around, why not lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on April 09, 2012, 03:22:18 PM
This game is being a punk to start up. My stupid xbox is getting worse and worse. It doesn't like this game and MW3. 10 minutes and counting of opening and closing my tray. May have to invest some money sooner or later.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 09, 2012, 03:28:43 PM
I am seriously considering the unlock pack for the sniper just to get the soflam, and maybe the air vehicles one lol. I have some spare points laying around, why not lol
Just get air vehicles. Recon is easy, just pick one of the awesome all class guns to level it up. Easy peasy. Vehicles on the other hand can get annoyingly hard.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 09, 2012, 05:30:48 PM
I am definatly in agreement I still only have the attack heli's fully unlocked and I only got that a few days ago yet I have all the weapons for all the classes!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on April 09, 2012, 05:58:21 PM
Server Description: "No spawn camping"

I get into match..Enemy team with the server host spawn camping my team...Was such a freaking annoying match to play. I was the only person on my team that seemed to have a clue at how to get out of the spawn trap... Let's just say that a 1000 ticket conquest while being spawn trapped isn't fun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 09, 2012, 06:11:23 PM
Jets to me seem to be the easiest thing to unlock everything for once you get the hang of them. Heli's I have barely started on, but i'm getting better at the scout choppers for sure. Best thing you can hope for as a jet pilot starting out is to be a squad leader, and designate targets for defence/attack with the back button. That way you can score points by your squad obeying the orders. If your squad is worth anything, the points should come rolling in. Plus, if you keep spotting stuff on the ground, it'll really help your team.

Also, the cannon is still the best and most reliable weapon for taking down planes, you just have to learn banking and throttle control. Also, only fire flares when the missiles have actually been fired. (change in beeping sound) If you don't have flares, loop around structures and try to end a loop in skimming the ground. Hopefully the missiles will slam into it and not you.

I have found that with the update, the heatseekers are far easier to kill with, due to the lock staying engaged as long as you remain within line of sight. Some pilots haven't adapted to this, and fire their flares too early. Fire just one missile as a decoy, then once you're past the flares, fire the second, then follow with a flurry from the cannon. Should bring them down with relative ease.

And as much as possible when there are enemy jets in the air, AVOID FLYING STRAIGHT. The only time I think flying straight works is if you'r outrunning a helicopter/soflam lock before the missile is fired. Also, don't be afraid to switch to outside view to get a better view of your surroundings. -blam!-pit view is great for target engagement, not so much for awareness. I usually flick between if im chasing a target who's banking a lot.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on April 09, 2012, 08:57:05 PM
Who would have thought the best anti tank class would be C4 and a Dune Buggy? I was in a match where the other team was super good with the various armored vehicles and they were just kicking our butts. I tried my engineer class but it hardly did anything because they would avoid the road mines and pull out their torch whenever I tried to rocket them. I then remembered some youtube vidoes I saw and starting rigging the dune buggy. Crazy fun taking out the enemy vehicles. Pulled a victory once I started doing this :P So many double kills and triple kills on the unsuspecting victims.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 09, 2012, 09:01:28 PM
I've unlocked everything from the 4 classes as well as got all unlocks in all air vehicles, only ground vehicles do I still need to get some more unlocks. Thinking about investing in an unlock kit for it, but don't know if I would be destroying the morals :S
I just don't enjoy using ground vehicles enough to spend a lot of time trying to rank them up. I only just unlocked the canister shell for tanks.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 09, 2012, 09:56:18 PM
I only just unlocked the canister shell for tanks.

At least you finally unlocked it........
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on April 09, 2012, 11:21:19 PM
If you just unlocked canister shell there's no point of buying a shortcut, only two more unlocks left. If you want to rank up your tanks just keep running back and forth between enemy flags and you get an easy 450 points and if you be the gunner when there is someone driving you can get a small bonus which helps towards ranking up when they get a kill. For IFV's just get in an occupied vehicle and you'll get dozens of passenger assists.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 10, 2012, 12:38:48 AM
107 kills on operation metro and I LAG OUT 10 mins before it ends.....
(http://gyazo.com/787e7d38dbe3f81e7b19c5d552425642.png?1334032651)
uber did your xbox lock up too?

specop's, whitestar and mine all locked up 10 mins apart
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 10, 2012, 12:41:45 AM
I noticed, it looks like SpecOps & WhiteStar lagged out as well.
I joined your game and was on SpecOps team, I just randomly die and I get 'Killed By Admin', and then I'm suddenly on you and WhiteStar's team  ???
Then at the end of the game when the stats were to be loading up, my Xbox froze up.:S
Weeird.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 10, 2012, 12:43:44 AM
yeah the admin kept switching me from team to team, sent him a message to quit it
game ends and he sends me an FR  ::)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 10, 2012, 12:45:47 AM
We were like the top scoring people in our team as well  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 10, 2012, 12:49:29 AM
i know man!! we would have been ace squad for sure
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on April 10, 2012, 12:57:15 AM
YEah something was up with that game. For me RK and Spec to all lock up in the same match. ANd  Rk and I lock up at the same time.  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on April 10, 2012, 01:15:42 PM
If I rented a server is there a way to give admins powers to other people so I don't have to worry about maintaining it?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on April 10, 2012, 01:42:00 PM
tried to test it last night, couldnt rent one
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 10, 2012, 02:06:10 PM
If I rented a server is there a way to give admins powers to other people so I don't have to worry about maintaining it?

Yes
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on April 10, 2012, 06:16:35 PM
If I rented a server is there a way to give admins powers to other people so I don't have to worry about maintaining it?
Yea, you can give admin powers to x amount of peeps
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 10, 2012, 06:24:21 PM
Will actually be giving multiple people from different time zones admin powers for the duration of the joining this saturday.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 11, 2012, 06:35:07 AM
I just had an MLG montage pro moment in BF3!
Gulf of Oman on Conquest, an attack helicopter is in the air, It's movements are pretty unpredictable, I get out my SMAW and just shoot in the direction I think it might go, I've never been successful before doing it, never coming close. So I thought nothing of it and just continued walking without looking, next thing I knoww...
ENEMY KILLED
ENEMY KILLED
DISABLED VEHICLE
DESTROYED VEHICLE
I freaked the -blam!- out!
I was like "OHHH MY GOOOOOODDD!!!!"
Can't wait for the joining :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 11, 2012, 02:52:01 PM
Don't use up all your luck!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 11, 2012, 03:16:30 PM
We'll get that last mission eventually Andy! Then we can hone our mad skillz for Saturday's joining
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 11, 2012, 03:29:46 PM
I should be on tomorrow to do that final one with you. Still can't believe we did bullseye after 3 runs!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 11, 2012, 04:22:22 PM
I should be on tomorrow to do that final one with you. Still can't believe we did bullseye after 3 runs!
Next please  :-[
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 11, 2012, 04:22:42 PM
I should be on tomorrow to do that final one with you. Still can't believe we did bullseye after 3 runs!
Evidently it's because were awesome!


Also we're both in the UK, which eliminated lag problems.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on April 11, 2012, 04:42:01 PM
tried to test it last night, couldnt rent one
I had the same issues last night. I could get to the part where it ask to pick from which region but I couldn't select one. I'll try again tonight.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 11, 2012, 05:29:17 PM
I should be on tomorrow to do that final one with you. Still can't believe we did bullseye after 3 runs!
(http://www.apimente.me/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Impossibru-1287339853.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 11, 2012, 07:18:21 PM
I should be on tomorrow to do that final one with you. Still can't believe we did bullseye after 3 runs!
Next please  :-[
Sure thing!
Love the face uber!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: r c takedown on April 12, 2012, 04:03:52 AM
Battlefield 3 :: LAV Bouncing on Xbox 360 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuJwe_opqcU#ws)

Bouncing!

Here is the thread (http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=71482608) on bungie.net for those interested.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 12, 2012, 05:15:12 AM
Ha! Didn't think you could do that on 360, definitely something to try if the erver is a bit empty!

What is that music too? I recognise it as an instrumental cover of something else

never mind, found it
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 12, 2012, 08:30:43 AM
I should be on in a few hours but don't count on it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 12, 2012, 08:43:32 AM
HA! Someone meme'd my experience;

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/4/10/cbbde239-a7b3-4765-96a0-311b12cd9386.png)


I don't think i'm going to be online until very late tonight, got loads to do.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 12, 2012, 02:55:24 PM
That meme is so true!

I'll see if I can get on tonight but don't count on it. I should be on tomorrow to finish it and SpecOp3 I should be able to help you if your one.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 12, 2012, 03:51:36 PM
That's fine Andy, cheers for the heads up.

Just had a quick game while waiting for dinner on Wake Island CQA. We got destroyed (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/41420403/2/196339350/) by their vehicles, but I punished them for it by taking out an F-35 with a tank shell, and going nuts with C4. Used the Jihadi-jeep method very successfully.
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAH4Q163Frw#ws)

 Managed to destroy an Abrams & an LAV with one C4 covered buggy. Just wish I could have heard their thoughts as the driver-less buggy bounced over the hill in front of them and promptly exploded! Hilarious!  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on April 12, 2012, 04:20:52 PM
Best way of taking out tanks. It works 99% of the time :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 12, 2012, 04:45:25 PM
Yea until they clue in and place anti tank mine's in the area that a tank is in. >_> fml
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 12, 2012, 04:51:15 PM
Yea until they clue in and place anti tank mine's in the area that a tank is in. >_> fml
A smart tank driver never stays still. It's like a good Recon class. Move more than you shoot. With tanks especially this can mean the difference between life and death when facing enemy armour.


Thanks to Andrew, I now have all the Co-op completed on hard. The last level was glitchy as hell, first working against, then for us. For some reason even though it was on Hard, our health regenerated and I could spot. Made it incredibly easy compared to the last few attempts.

And now, adieu. I'm beat
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: r c takedown on April 13, 2012, 12:09:46 AM
Battlefield 3 just arrived! Pretty excited to play it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 13, 2012, 01:25:54 AM
It's an amazing game, the only thing I have to warn you about is that you may or may not want to purchase the Air Vehicle shortcut pack thingy because you'll probably be beaten up pretty bad in air vehicles, especially jets if you haven't unlocked IR Flares/Heat Seekers.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 13, 2012, 01:55:26 AM
Flares apparently are unlocked from the start as of the rent a server update. Could use some confirmation on this though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 13, 2012, 04:59:41 AM
Flares apparently are unlocked from the start as of the rent a server update. Could use some confirmation on this though.
According to my battlelog you are correct sir. Says IR Flares 0/0 score. Its funny that I still use it. A lot of people swear by the extuinguisher or the chaff launchers, but I just haven't had the same results. That said, if ever I had the misfortune of having a javelin follow me, I'd be screwed. Touch wood, hasn't happened yet.

I wouldn't bother with the air shortcut pack, flares and the cannon are pretty much all you need for jets. Heatseekers/rockets/missiles are good and all, but you hardly get to use them effectively against air targets.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 13, 2012, 06:51:39 AM
Yea, I wouldn't buy any of those dlc shortcuts. It ruins the whole multiplayer experience IMO. I found it extremely fun trying to survive in many ways with nothing but what I managed to unlock myself.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on April 14, 2012, 12:44:03 PM
Not sure how much I'll be playing this weekend but for now I'm planning on rocking the BF3 house on Monday. Newb INC for those interested.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 14, 2012, 02:11:54 PM
So you know guys I should be on later and i'll be doing co-op with anyone that wants help otherwise i'll be on the now full server!! Brilliant fun with Spec in the chopper shooting dowders and using the TV missiles efficently for once ;D See you guys soon I hope! For now i'm restrained to me laptop...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on April 15, 2012, 09:48:42 PM
I love the elevator music!
Battlefield 3 - How To Piss Off The Enemy Team With Javelins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlxcqM4_Wm0#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on April 16, 2012, 03:05:15 AM
only 2 cheevoes left army of 2(co-op on hard) which is tough but doable and bullseye(reach and save hostages without alereting enemies ) which is  >:(| >:(| >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 16, 2012, 03:37:39 AM
I still need to do the co-op missions,
let alone the campaign that i've been saving on doing for a rainy day or something.  :-\
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 16, 2012, 02:38:20 PM
Hit me up and i'll help you guys out (Also helping killagruntjaro after he helped me with CE and Jat so I will probably be busy most of the time  ;D)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on April 17, 2012, 09:13:33 PM
Just got a service star for every kit specific weapon primary weapon. Going to work on Co-op weapons, pistols and knife Service star 5
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 28, 2012, 02:45:10 PM
Just had an awesome gamewith dowders helping at the start! (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/soldier/andrew369c/weapons/272717696/xbox/#!/bf3/battlereport/show/43792868/2/272717696/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on April 28, 2012, 10:14:51 PM
Downloaded B2K today & took a swim in a pool - got a cheevo for it.
Now I just need to find someone dumb enough to wait for a forklift to run 'em over.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 28, 2012, 11:10:59 PM
Just had an awesome gamewith dowders helping at the start! (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/soldier/andrew369c/weapons/272717696/xbox/#!/bf3/battlereport/show/43792868/2/272717696/)
Is it just me, or did it say that it was a 25 v 28 game...?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on April 29, 2012, 05:13:42 AM
Just had an awesome gamewith dowders helping at the start! (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/soldier/andrew369c/weapons/272717696/xbox/#!/bf3/battlereport/show/43792868/2/272717696/)
Is it just me, or did it say that it was a 25 v 28 game...?
That was how many people joined the entire game but the max was always 12 vs 12. It was a long game! (1hour and 30mins!) So there was plenty of time for everyone else to leave and others replace them!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on April 29, 2012, 06:32:58 AM
I was thinking that, but you never know when some l33t h@x0rz got a modded server to host that many people.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 30, 2012, 02:29:42 PM
Downloaded B2K today & took a swim in a pool - got a cheevo for it.
Now I just need to find someone dumb enough to wait for a forklift to run 'em over.
Put mines around a stationary vehicle, then get in the skid loader and hide. Eventually an enemy will get into it and bleep-bloop.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on April 30, 2012, 04:38:30 PM
Downloaded B2K today & took a swim in a pool - got a cheevo for it.
Now I just need to find someone dumb enough to wait for a forklift to run 'em over.
Put mines around a stationary vehicle, then get in the skid loader and hide. Eventually an enemy will get into it and bleep-bloop.
I'm not sure if that would work since it would count as a kill with a mine and not the skid loader. I just got in and found a few guys trying to get in the helicopter and managed to slam into one and nobody even noticed me, Like A Boss.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 30, 2012, 05:55:39 PM
Downloaded B2K today & took a swim in a pool - got a cheevo for it.
Now I just need to find someone dumb enough to wait for a forklift to run 'em over.
Put mines around a stationary vehicle, then get in the skid loader and hide. Eventually an enemy will get into it and bleep-bloop.
I'm not sure if that would work since it would count as a kill with a mine and not the skid loader. I just got in and found a few guys trying to get in the helicopter and managed to slam into one and nobody even noticed me, Like A Boss.
HAHAHA! Like a Boss indeed! Although I'm guessing they were more like "pfft, what is a skid loader gonna -holy -blam!-!"
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on April 30, 2012, 05:56:25 PM
Downloaded B2K today & took a swim in a pool - got a cheevo for it.
Now I just need to find someone dumb enough to wait for a forklift to run 'em over.
Put mines around a stationary vehicle, then get in the skid loader and hide. Eventually an enemy will get into it and bleep-bloop.
I'm not sure if that would work since it would count as a kill with a mine and not the skid loader. I just got in and found a few guys trying to get in the helicopter and managed to slam into one and nobody even noticed me, Like A Boss.
That's how I got mine. Just lucky that I was inside Skiddy at the time.

Just had a game so horrifically laggy that I got stuck inside the AA gun at the base for a full 20minutes. Which was annoying as prior to that I'd been helping this helicopter kid as his gunner and we were doing rather well.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on April 30, 2012, 07:16:05 PM
I just played a few games of TDM. I did pretty good using only the PP-2000, M1014, Saiga 12K, and the MP443 and M9. Got my M1014 and MP443 Service Stars. When I checked my kill count for my weapons after the match I found out I had 99 out of 100 kills for my M9. I felt trolled.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on April 30, 2012, 07:58:42 PM
Downloaded B2K today & took a swim in a pool - got a cheevo for it.
Now I just need to find someone dumb enough to wait for a forklift to run 'em over.
Put mines around a stationary vehicle, then get in the skid loader and hide. Eventually an enemy will get into it and bleep-bloop.
ah yeah, i need to try that
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on April 30, 2012, 09:22:42 PM
Yeah that won't work you have to get a road kill with the skid loader. Which means run someone over with it. Not get a kill while sitting in it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 03, 2012, 10:43:11 AM
I hit rank 3 last night, watch out -blam!-es! lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 04, 2012, 03:18:30 AM
**hides behind rock**


                                      :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on May 04, 2012, 11:32:59 AM
had a great TDM (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/44595732/2/196339350/) earlier, learned to love the L85 because of it's stability. Very easy to control and when you flank & move quickly around that tight space it can be very effective.

Trouble is my internet at the moment is being really inconstant, fine one second, drops off a cliff the next. Frustrating to say the least
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 06, 2012, 05:40:07 PM
We now have a server for the next 30 days.
It's the usual server name SPARTAN1PROJECT.COM
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 06, 2012, 05:44:42 PM
We now have a server for the next 30 days.
It's the usual server name SPARTAN1PROJECT.COM
Cool - I'll check it now.  :)

 Added to favourites.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on May 06, 2012, 05:56:45 PM
We now have a server for the next 30 days.
It's the usual server name SPARTAN1PROJECT.COM
Just when I lose my Xbox Live Gold. I'll probably visit it towards the end of the month
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 06, 2012, 06:15:07 PM
Oh let the BF3 Shenanigan's begin.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 06, 2012, 06:15:49 PM
Sweet.

Except one thing. Everything is default I see. So no server admins, no banner, no playlists, no big ol' description about Sip.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 06, 2012, 06:27:36 PM
I just added a banner to it as for the settings what do the SIP masses want to play?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 06, 2012, 06:29:08 PM
Wait, who's the owner? You whitestar?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 06, 2012, 06:32:05 PM
Rick is the owner he made me a Rk admins.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 06, 2012, 06:35:56 PM
Oh, I didn't think non-owners could even change the banner.  Great banner btw. Much better than the one I had.

And were gonna need more than just you and Rk, I didn't even have half as many people watching the server than I wanted to when I had it going for just that week. Soooooo many dumbnuggets out there.

And Rick would you mind if I could use your server for when I host CGN joinings?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 06, 2012, 06:36:04 PM
I just added a banner to it as for the settings what do the SIP masses want to play?
Mapwise the only one I'm not keen on is Damned - A - Vand  ;D
Some B2K ones, if there are enough of us with the dlc
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 06, 2012, 06:39:21 PM
The nice thing about it is even with B2K maps turned on anyone can still play till one of those come up. But do we want big scores limits, just air maps, TDM conquest or rush or a mixture of all 3?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 06, 2012, 06:41:52 PM
@Trysten, It's not my server, it's SIP's server so hell ya!. ;)

I'm going to make a SIP BF3 themed banner for this tomorrow.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 06, 2012, 06:44:40 PM
Conquest & Rush would be my pref. but a few short TDM matches might keep things interesting.
As for Crash'n'burn maps, I mean Air maps - I doubt I could fly a kite in BF3  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 06, 2012, 06:47:47 PM
The nice thing about it is even with B2K maps turned on anyone can still play till one of those come up. But do we want big scores limits, just air maps, TDM conquest or rush or a mixture of all 3?

1 level up on the score limit (200 i believe). TDM and CQ. Everything else regular, unless you can add more jets into a regular game. And please make sure it stays ranked, gots to have mah leveling up!

@Trysten, It's not my server, it's SIP's server so hell ya!. ;)

I'm going to make a SIP BF3 themed banner for this tomorrow.
Hell yea Mr. Rick!

And knowing your skillz, that banner will be awesome-sauce.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 06, 2012, 06:48:35 PM
But that is why I think the bigger match times for the flying maps is great. You don't have the match ending just as you get a plane or chopper in the air.

And Rick I lick the BF3 themed banner I just trough that together real fast. 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 06, 2012, 06:53:26 PM
I don't mind flying maps, as long as you don't "have" to fly the whole time. I still would want it to be a regular game.
I'm pretty sure Leo will agree on that one seeing as he no likes vehicles.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 06, 2012, 08:38:04 PM
I knocked up the ticket count to 300% and put in some TDM on a few of the smaller maps. And some rush and some good conquest big maps.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on May 07, 2012, 06:48:29 AM
be great to shove some of every gametype in there, trying to get the medal for TDM wins at the mo.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 07, 2012, 07:08:54 AM
Yeah we have some of all game types set up.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on May 07, 2012, 08:21:34 AM
Just be aware of the amount of people in each gametype e.g. going from conquest with 24 people to squad deathmatch with 8.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 07, 2012, 01:10:33 PM
Yeah I did't put in any squad matchs for that reason. It's all full 24 player matches.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 07, 2012, 08:07:51 PM
Last I remember SQDM goes up to at least 20 players.

Not my favorite game type anyways, so no complaints here.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on May 07, 2012, 08:20:01 PM
Actually SQDM is 16 players since there are only four squads of four people.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on May 07, 2012, 08:22:15 PM
Actually SQDM is 16 players since there are only four squads of four people.
Bingo!

I need to crash more helicopters into the ocean
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 07, 2012, 08:35:09 PM
LOL that was funny I go to take off and see a team mate all the way off in the distane water. And it was Rk swimming back to shore like a boss. ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on May 07, 2012, 08:36:28 PM
took me almost 5 mins to get back on land. determination  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 07, 2012, 08:38:58 PM
Yeah that's what I did in Battlefield 1943 for the 100 matches. Took a boat out to the edge of the map in the water and jumped out. And just waited out the match.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on May 08, 2012, 01:13:14 AM
Our server was empty when wrc and i were fooling around
Some guy joined and spawn inside my buggy while i was chasing rick
He gets out and kills rick. i quickly turn around, jump out of the car and let him become roadkill
He left right away and Rick got an achievement LOL
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 08, 2012, 04:10:47 AM
Nice lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 08, 2012, 11:16:12 AM
Leo is a -blam!-ing ninja. I'd kill him, take his sniper rifle and be all "I'm gonna head shot this -blam!-". Next thing I know Leo is standing on top of me asking me "what are you looking for?"
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 08, 2012, 12:27:49 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 08, 2012, 12:35:26 PM
He is pretty good at that. Angers me sometimes  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on May 08, 2012, 05:26:10 PM
Those 1500 ticket games are kinda boring. Sure the game is fun but I hate being stuck on the same map with the same people for more than an hour. Not sure why these huge ticket conquest games have caught on so much.

Edit:
Make that 2 hours long on the same map.... (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/45235487/2/14450082/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 08, 2012, 05:36:09 PM
They caught on because of the air and ground vehicles having such long respawn times. And the plane campers waiting to hit x to get in to one. With the longer games you get to have some fun with them with out the game ending as soon as you get in to one.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 08, 2012, 05:36:31 PM
The best games I've been involved in have been 35-45mins long.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 08, 2012, 05:42:24 PM
Wow, that's way too long on one map.

I've been playing on a server that has TDM-Noshahr C-blam!-s-500 kills and that take about 30 minutes. It's awesome, shotgun/grenade fest right there!



Edit, lol it blamed out c.a.n.a.l.s
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on May 08, 2012, 05:56:29 PM
Ya 30-45 minutes is a good match. 2 hours just got old I just didn't want to quit after investing so much time in it. At least my team won..made it somewhat worth it :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 08, 2012, 06:04:04 PM
See that's the thing you don't loose anything if you leave a game. BF3 tracks your progress in real time. If you look at your unlock progress as your playing on the Battlelog you can see it. As well as any match will show you everyone who was in it weither they stayed the whole match or left early. So even if you get board it not like you can't just leave and do something else. That's what I like about BF3 I don't have to worry if I lag out or have to leave for some reason. Knowing that everything I unlock and progress in stays and I don't have to do it again for one reason or another. Like in COD Halo or any other MP game that does't lock your progress til the end of the match.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 08, 2012, 06:07:17 PM
Progress in real time is a definite plus for this game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on May 08, 2012, 06:20:46 PM
That is nice. I was wondering if my stats would save if I quit. Oh well.. I'll remember that for next time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 08, 2012, 07:23:56 PM
Knowing that everything I unlock and progress in stays and I don't have to do it again for one reason or another. Like in COD Halo or any other MP game that does't lock your progress til the end of the match.

Last I checked, COD locks progress when you leave. On dub xp weekends and dub xp time I used to join HCTDM games just to try and get 1 kill or more depends on how long I stay alive, leave, join different game, rinse and repeat.
Got xp like a motha -blam!-er.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on May 08, 2012, 09:27:56 PM
Progress in real time is a definite plus for this game.
+1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on May 09, 2012, 01:15:18 AM
Leo is a -blam!-ing ninja. I'd kill him, take his sniper rifle and be all "I'm gonna head shot this -blam!-". Next thing I know Leo is standing on top of me asking me "what are you looking for?"
LOL
The best part was getting your son, he was in a pretty good hiding spot
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 09, 2012, 01:44:40 PM
I'm making the logo for the server. Other than "spartan1project.com" what should I write on it?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 09, 2012, 03:20:30 PM
No Base Vehicle Camping. No USAS (possibly no DART either, that stuff is crazy), no Frag Rounds. I think thats it. Always nice to add in play fair and have fun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on May 09, 2012, 03:29:10 PM
I've only just started using the DART glitch. Freaking hilarious to catch people on tight maps with it. If they don't sort it before CQC it'll be hell though!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on May 09, 2012, 03:48:15 PM
I've only just started using the DART glitch. Freaking hilarious to catch people on tight maps with it. If they don't sort it before CQC it'll be hell though!
What glitch?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on May 09, 2012, 03:54:04 PM
http://youtu.be/T_EYYnupXns (http://youtu.be/T_EYYnupXns)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on May 09, 2012, 04:02:57 PM
I've only just started using the DART glitch. Freaking hilarious to catch people on tight maps with it. If they don't sort it before CQC it'll be hell though!
What glitch?
If you use an underslung M26 DART with a heavy barrel on the gun it's attached to, the range is massively increased and every pellet/dart has the damage of a full bullet. So with the amount of pellets/darts in each shot, you're nigh guaranteed a one hit kill.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 09, 2012, 04:09:57 PM
Why no USAS? Overpowered?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 09, 2012, 04:18:52 PM
It's the definition of spray-and-pray. The only thing they nerfed on the USAS was the Frag Rounds effectiveness from the USAS
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on May 09, 2012, 04:29:26 PM
That glitch is amazingly OP! On the topic of the USAS what about the MK3A1?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 09, 2012, 04:29:30 PM
damn it, the banner won't load.  >:(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on May 09, 2012, 04:35:27 PM
damn it, the banner won't load.  >:(
Trysten couldn't see his banner when he uploaded it. Get someone else to check (I cannot currently get online)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 09, 2012, 04:38:18 PM
That glitch is amazingly OP! On the topic of the USAS what about the MK3A1?
Yea, might want to add MK3A1. Though I've never found it as good as the USAS
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 09, 2012, 04:56:36 PM
damn it, the banner won't load.  >:(
Trysten couldn't see his banner when he uploaded it. Get someone else to check (I cannot currently get online)
It's not that I can't see it, I get an error message "The upload failed. Please try again later.".
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: GOAT GO BAAHH on May 09, 2012, 05:44:58 PM
Soooo how is this game?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on May 09, 2012, 07:16:07 PM
Soooo how is this game?
It's really fun, especially with friends to do some stuff that requires multiple people such as Lasers and Javelins for anti vehicle fun.

I don't really think that the server should disallow any specific weapons or weapon types because I sometimes use shotguns on maps where shotguns actually come in handy and when I get the perfect map for it only to see that they aren't allowed I immediately quit because I prefer to play the game unrestricted but abusing the M26 glitch should be disallowed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 09, 2012, 07:44:50 PM
Then what we've said so far should work perfectly. The USAS is 1 of like 5 shotguns.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on May 10, 2012, 01:28:39 AM
You know what really grinds my gears when playing this game?? Defibs...I cannot tell you how much I hate those things in deathmatch. It's one thing to bring someone back into the fight immediately but to set your teams score back? Come on... There's no way to counter against it either.. I can pop headshots all day with my sniper and the mindless drones will still get revived like I was shooting nerf pebbles. I wish headshots and explosions could actually counter the defib seeing as you know, those are devastating ways to die... I'm trying to get my 5 wins in squad deathmatch and cannot because there's always that ONE team that runs all medics..
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on May 10, 2012, 03:15:38 AM
Or just that one awesome guy that goes around reviving his teammates 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on May 10, 2012, 08:16:13 AM
or that really awesome guy that keeps reviving you to get shot again :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 10, 2012, 01:20:37 PM
Or just that one awesome guy that goes around reviving his teammates 8)
I do that so much it ends up costing me lives.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on May 10, 2012, 03:20:41 PM
or that really awesome guy that keeps reviving you to get shot again :)
I remember this  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 10, 2012, 07:06:04 PM
Well pick your shots better. You know they are running in two's look for the medic and hit him first.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on May 10, 2012, 07:18:44 PM
Or if you know that the person will be revived watch the body and shoot at the moment you see the medic so you could either hit the medic before he revives, hit the victim before he can accept the revive to make atop the medic from completely saving his friend or kill them both at once.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on May 10, 2012, 08:39:01 PM
I don't think you understand squad deathmatch...People run all medic teams like no other..That and I can't just sit watching a dead body with 3 teams laying suppressive fire down. On maps like Grand Bazaar, it isn't that hard to revive teammates and get them to safety.. I kid you not, I killed 5 people with my sniper, all headshots, and my team only came away with 1 point. I can only shoot so may people before the revived players get away.

Most of my rage is directed at Squad Deathmatch and how annoying defibs can be. Didn't make it that clear. I just kept having epic doubles and triples with my sniper stolen from me. A headshot should put someones body down for good :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 12, 2012, 12:13:20 AM
** I took 50 caliber sniper shot to mah face. Then Bill defibrillated me and it was k. **   


                                                           :P


Yea a head shot should mean your "dead".
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on May 12, 2012, 04:06:39 AM
it's double EXP weekend today and tomorrow according to Larry Hyrb. Haven't tested it myself though, I'm in rehearsal today. So GET ON IT!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on May 12, 2012, 09:17:07 AM
@Battlefield confirmed on Twitter the double xp this weekend!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 12, 2012, 10:10:45 AM
Cool - I'll be grabbing some of that later.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on May 12, 2012, 10:40:23 AM
Am I going crazy or did I see somewhere that we were doing a BF3 joining this Monday?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 12, 2012, 03:34:16 PM
That was a mistype in the Platoon by me. And it was canceled last Saturday anyways.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 12, 2012, 10:02:29 PM
Dub xp for BF3? Awww hell yea!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on May 13, 2012, 08:05:04 AM
Just so you know I recomend leveling up vehicles! Managed to get scout chopper below radar and most of the way to the jet guided missile in just over an hour.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on May 13, 2012, 11:16:22 PM
Double XP? The points are adding up and nothing seems to be "double".
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 13, 2012, 11:18:58 PM
It will show up as "Additional Points" at the end as it was stated on Facebook
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 14, 2012, 12:39:21 AM
Yep.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on May 14, 2012, 12:41:51 AM
finally sniped a guy out of a moving jet, it was awesome!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 14, 2012, 05:37:14 AM
finally sniped a guy out of a moving jet, it was awesome!

Nice! Vid?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 14, 2012, 09:20:19 AM
Quote
SpecOp3 wrote on the wall for Spartan 1 Project:
Make sure to join in the Mayhem on May 14th! We're hosting a server and want everyone in SIP to make it!
What time is this kicking off?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 14, 2012, 10:06:23 AM
Quote
SpecOp3 wrote on the wall for Spartan 1 Project:
Make sure to join in the Mayhem on May 14th! We're hosting a server and want everyone in SIP to make it!
What time is this kicking off?
It's not, I had it mixed up with the 4th's Joining. And that was canceled.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 14, 2012, 10:25:02 AM
You confused May 4th with May 14th   ???
  I'll have a large one of whatever you're drinking.  ;)

As Rick has set up a server, it'll be rude not to get some ( read loads) joinings arranged.   
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on May 14, 2012, 05:29:09 PM
I only sniped out a guy who was in a jet on Oman at the RU base when I was on the hotel and doing a few test shots on the jet before. Got a 401 meter headshot with my L96 with a suppressor.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on May 14, 2012, 07:17:33 PM
finally sniped a guy out of a moving jet, it was awesome!

Nice! Vid?
Yup.


@Rok
Nice! mine was only like 200 meters, he was trying to kill a few of us that were on a crane in Operation Firestorm
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 19, 2012, 04:53:52 PM
Battlefield Premium actually a BF3 DLC bundle (http://www.gamespot.com/news/battlefield-premium-actually-a-bf3-dlc-bundle-report-6377487)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on May 19, 2012, 05:57:59 PM
Battlefield Premium actually a BF3 DLC bundle (http://www.gamespot.com/news/battlefield-premium-actually-a-bf3-dlc-bundle-report-6377487)

If it is a reasonable price, I might buy Battlefield Premium to get the future DLC if it is cheaper than buying the maps separately.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 19, 2012, 09:27:27 PM
Me like. Better then Elite's heinous short comings
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on May 20, 2012, 04:40:03 AM
I will definately be getting this. I'm still working my way through 100 kills with all the weapons so I have all the left dog tags! That and a bunch of kills with stationary weapons >:(

As for the right dog tags I'm doing pretty good so far with 8 ribbon ones to go but I need every single one of the weapon ones still :-\
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on May 20, 2012, 10:36:43 AM
Ya better get going, cause the new maps bring new weapons! :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on May 20, 2012, 11:42:34 AM
Ya better get going, cause the new maps bring new weapons! :o
Definately! But then again I love the personal defence weapons and it will give me some more to use!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on May 28, 2012, 04:17:27 PM
This is simple awesome!

ONE - Battlefield 3 Machinima (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVjIcSSTyrI#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on May 28, 2012, 04:30:20 PM
June 4th...can't wait!! (Have 5:29:40 to wait till red vs blue aswell....I HATE WAITING!!)

Very cool video by the way!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 28, 2012, 06:45:49 PM
That is a good vid.   8)

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on May 28, 2012, 07:46:24 PM
That was very well put together, looked awesome!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 28, 2012, 08:06:34 PM
Definetly well put together..... except the matrix aspect lol.

Shoot the tank round  ;)

Kill 20 guys coming at you with just your pistol while the Sniper who couldn't miss earlier must be taking a leak  ;)

Somehow survive what looked to be a Carpet Bomb right on top of him  ;)

Plus the Russians won! Fail!  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on May 28, 2012, 08:15:54 PM
hater of the year lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on May 29, 2012, 10:17:54 AM
Definetly well put together..... except the matrix aspect lol.

Shoot the tank round  ;)

Kill 20 guys coming at you with just your pistol while the Sniper who couldn't miss earlier must be taking a leak  ;)

Somehow survive what looked to be a Carpet Bomb right on top of him  ;)

Plus the Russians won! Fail!  :P
Yes I have to agree there were some things that were a reach but the Russians didn't win...the ending looked like a to be continued to me
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on June 04, 2012, 04:02:34 AM
!!!~~THE NEW UPDATE IS OUT~~!!!

A whopping 2.38GB update!
4% and I had the download up for at least 10 minutes. Although I can't say I am the most surprised, NZ connection ftw.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on June 04, 2012, 07:42:45 AM
!!!~~THE NEW UPDATE IS OUT~~!!!

A whopping 2.38GB update!
4% and I had the download up for at least 10 minutes. Although I can't say I am the most surprised, NZ connection ftw.

 Here's the details .... (http://blogs.battlefield.com/2012/05/bf3-june-update-announce/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 04, 2012, 07:50:08 AM
Cheers BREQ. Almost long enough to last me till Wednesday...stupid internet limit means I can't download it yet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on June 04, 2012, 08:53:35 PM
Looks good

What do you guys think about that Premium offer for $50?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 04, 2012, 09:17:33 PM
If you had to purchase Back to Karkland already, then it sucks. If you got it for free with your Limited Edition that cost no more then a regular edition, then its worth it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on June 05, 2012, 01:16:03 AM
Yeah, I pre-ordered mine so I already got Karkand.
How much are the DLC maps gonna cost, $15 a piece?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 05, 2012, 04:00:54 PM
Same as back to karkand I would assume. I now have the update and premium! 50 kills with the F2000 is a joke when you have to get 25 headshots :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on June 05, 2012, 04:11:10 PM
Just checked out Battlelog and it looks a wjole lot cooler now with the neew update.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 06, 2012, 01:17:35 PM
Got premium now so I have a couple of assignments to last me until the 12th...already done 2/5 :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 06, 2012, 04:17:24 PM
Tonight I want to knock out my last Co-Op Mission on Hard. Anyone down?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on June 06, 2012, 04:59:21 PM
I'll help you out but it takes a while since dying brings you all the way back to the start.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 06, 2012, 05:28:25 PM
Pretty sure the last mission is supposed to be the easy one. We'll knock it out just fine.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on June 06, 2012, 06:00:54 PM
I need to work on all of mine on Hard so hit me up Spec. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on June 06, 2012, 07:25:06 PM
The current update (#3) contains the data for all of the future dlcs for the game right?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: r c takedown on June 06, 2012, 07:30:09 PM
I just cannot get past the second co-op mission! I'm awful at piloting a helicopter, but it seems everyone i get matched up with is even worse!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 06, 2012, 08:47:42 PM
I could get you through that mission tonight on hard for ya
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: r c takedown on June 06, 2012, 09:11:54 PM
It's all good, i finally found someone competent enough to get through it with me. Now i'm just struggling with Drop them like liquid. I keep killing the hostages!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 07, 2012, 08:42:35 AM
Key tips to that one, is don't shoot without your bipod once you get to the first part with Delta Sqaud. Don't ever hold your breath when using a bipod. Press flashbangs as soon as it comes up. Shoot when as soon as the glass breaks, not after the flashbang. Don't assume the kill, make sure of it. Sometimes hard glitches out on headshots. If there body doesn't immediatly slump with your first shot, fill them full of lead.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on June 09, 2012, 03:49:52 AM
i still  need to do it without alerting the terrorists still not got it yet also am back after long absence
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on June 10, 2012, 02:40:59 AM
Ok I don't know what they did to this new TU but it sucks with the smaw. The smaw is now a one shot kill on choppers. >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on June 10, 2012, 07:38:07 AM
Ok I don't know what they did to this new TU but it sucks with the smaw. The smaw is now a one shot kill on choppers. >:(|
:D Time to whip out the SMAW!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on June 10, 2012, 01:40:05 PM
It was supposed to be a one shot kill on choppers in the last patch but it only worked sometimes. They basically fixed it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on June 10, 2012, 01:40:24 PM
Damn is the TU big enough, over 2GB!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on June 10, 2012, 02:31:12 PM
It was supposed to be a one shot kill on choppers in the last patch but it only worked sometimes. They basically fixed it.

Dude they didn't fix it they over powered it. Flip and I got shot down 7 different times by smaws in one match.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 10, 2012, 03:01:32 PM
Smaws and rpgs are unguided tank killers, it makes perfect sense they can one shot a helicopter or plane. Maybe you've heard of Blackhawk down..... Skinnys only clipped the bird with an rpg and it hit the dirt.

Weren't you with me and RK after the first huge TU where we ran around just trying to rpg helicopters? Was a blast
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 11, 2012, 06:36:03 AM
Cannot wait for tomorrow, any chance we could have a joining for the new maps?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on June 11, 2012, 06:57:27 AM
Cannot wait for tomorrow, any chance we could have a joining for the new maps?
Hope so.  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on June 11, 2012, 04:47:49 PM
Really cant wait just to shoot apart the map :) Kills will just be a bonus for the first few hours 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on June 11, 2012, 05:11:49 PM
I'm not going to be able to get anywhere near an xbox until July... I may buy myself BF Premium in the meantime so I can be a bit more prepared for CQB
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 12, 2012, 06:09:37 AM
Close quarters has been reeleased! As of 1 hour ago you should have been able to get it...however I'm still waiting >:(|

Edit - Most people are saying if you click My Soldier you get the download.
Edit 2 - Yep the above works! (No extra downloading needed)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on June 12, 2012, 06:54:49 AM
Hopefully be checking it out soon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 12, 2012, 09:24:42 AM
Just won my first Gun Master game! (3rd attempt) ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on June 12, 2012, 01:05:16 PM
Definitely going to check this out in a bit :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on June 12, 2012, 02:50:28 PM
Gun Master sucks if you get trown in to a active match. It may be good from the start but not when you have a crappy pistol and everyone else is as mg's and shotguns.

The new conquest domination is fun. But the CQ has become a RPG SMAW fest. Got into one match that was nothing but eniginers running around with SMAWS. Oh and the RPG got nerfed to not be as effective as the SMAW now. So that's always fun when your the Rusains.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 12, 2012, 03:18:44 PM
Hopefully that will die down some after everyone gets their "Deadly Tools" achievement
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 12, 2012, 03:33:11 PM
Done all the assignments and achievements! All in about 9 hours ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on June 12, 2012, 03:36:21 PM
Done all the assignments and achievements! All in about 9 hours ;D
Tryhard  ;)

Loads of stuff still to do. Just figuring out the map layouts .... kinda!!  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 12, 2012, 03:41:42 PM
Done all the assignments and achievements! All in about 9 hours ;D
Tryhard  ;)

Loads of stuff still to do. Just figuring out the map layouts .... kinda!!  :)
I'll take that as a compliment 8)

The maps take a while to get used to but after about an hour on each you'll get the hang of it!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on June 12, 2012, 04:19:24 PM
Hopefully that will die down some after everyone gets their "Deadly Tools" achievement

Yeah probably not the noob tube has also found a new home.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: r c takedown on June 12, 2012, 08:14:38 PM
I can't find a server to play on without downloading the update. This sucks. My xbox doesn't have that much space on it!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on June 13, 2012, 05:29:42 AM
I think I've got a technique for Scrapmetal ::)
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/49532855/2/216129911/ (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/49532855/2/216129911/)
Probably my best match so far in BF3, only had 1 Squad Wipe ribbon since I started playing and got 2 in that 1 match! :D Apparently had 101% accuracy too :o
The 870MCS is my fave shotgun ever <3
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on June 13, 2012, 11:59:24 AM
I can't find a server to play on without downloading the update. This sucks. My xbox doesn't have that much space on it!
This! Gonna have to buy another USB stick and move some data.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 13, 2012, 12:14:36 PM
Or just buy the good hard drive?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 13, 2012, 02:04:10 PM
Just worked out I was 6th of the first 15 people to legitimately complete the DLC. (First from England!)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 13, 2012, 03:11:12 PM
Just worked out I was 6th of the first 15 people to legitimately complete the DLC. (First from England!)

Beast Mode: Activated



KILL 'EM ALL
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 13, 2012, 03:30:22 PM
Completely addicted at the minute which is good with double XP this weekend!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on June 14, 2012, 08:33:28 AM
I bought a 7 day server. admins are:
me
whitestar
specop
rk
wrcfan
breq
andy
tysten
and ummm somebody else.

Feel free to change the rotation if you don't have the DLC. OR ban people because....well, any reason works.  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 14, 2012, 10:16:52 AM
Nice one i'll stay on it for now and see if I can get it "running".
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on June 14, 2012, 10:42:27 AM
Nice one i'll stay on it for now and see if I can get it "running".
I'll join you in a bit.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on June 14, 2012, 11:03:19 AM
Likewise :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 14, 2012, 11:49:55 AM
Tango, Whitestar, and I were in our server for a good 30 minutes just goofing off and suddenly people started joining. Had 3 people plus us 3. Then probably 5 minutes later the server was full and stayed that way the rest of the night. I honestly think Mike's server description brings all the boys to the yard, er killing fields.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 14, 2012, 12:38:29 PM
Me and BREQ were on and after a game and a half we had a full server (gun game works well). Unfortunately had to go and now it's empty again :'(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on June 14, 2012, 03:35:56 PM
Its set to be "alive" with 2 people. So if 2 of us are in it totally counts. I killed Whitestar with an EOD bot while screwing around. Then I saw a 4th head running around.

I banned a kid so i can get in to my own server. 3 hate pms about abusing admin powers. Me? Abuse Admin powers? Neeeeeevver!! In this case its my server, I reserve a seat on this ride. tough bananas
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on June 14, 2012, 03:53:57 PM
I bought Premium yesterday, and I got the weapons, but not the maps.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on June 14, 2012, 03:55:18 PM
The maps are only close quarters play lists.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 14, 2012, 03:57:23 PM
Now that its live, go to My Soldier on the main menu. It should then say "Congratulations on Redeeming your Close Quarters Combat Maps & Gametypes!"

You will then have your maps, no downloading will occur. Good way to double check, go the Multiplayer>Quick Match>Select one of the following types: Conquest Domination, Gun Master, Squad TDM
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on June 14, 2012, 04:00:13 PM
I bought Premium yesterday, and I got the weapons, but not the maps.
You have to unlock the weapons and some of the camo.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on June 14, 2012, 08:40:37 PM
I'll join during the Double XP, going to try and sweat it to 45 just so I can get that damn achievement out of the way. It'll take a long while, but to hell with it haha
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on June 15, 2012, 12:42:48 AM
Had fun in the server Tango. 

Badad's commentary made my day:  41-0, I WIN!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on June 15, 2012, 01:39:44 AM
anybody online right now?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on June 15, 2012, 02:01:17 AM
Its set to be "alive" with 2 people. So if 2 of us are in it totally counts. I killed Whitestar with an EOD bot while screwing around. Then I saw a 4th head running around.

I banned a kid so i can get in to my own server. 3 hate pms about abusing admin powers. Me? Abuse Admin powers? Neeeeeevver!! In this case its my server, I reserve a seat on this ride. tough bananas
What is the server name? Got my BF3 working again.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 15, 2012, 02:04:22 AM
Go to server browser and use right bumper to go to friends. After it loads the list one should be tango's
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on June 15, 2012, 09:11:19 AM
TangoDowns Fun Time Land
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on June 15, 2012, 10:10:58 AM
TangoDowns Fun Time Land

Where you get yelled at for taking out the tanks camping your spawn and people wonder where the french keep getting abrams tanks.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on June 15, 2012, 01:01:50 PM
it's TangoDowns Fun Time Land time!!
anyone care to join?

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on June 16, 2012, 11:10:21 PM
Just got Premium, Time to get busy... Now I just have to clone myself so I can still collect a paycheck.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on June 17, 2012, 04:52:37 PM
DAMN YOU RC!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 18, 2012, 12:07:36 AM
Beast Mode: Activated.

KILL' EM ALL (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/50586332/2/216568311/)
^Link
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on June 18, 2012, 04:46:13 PM
DAMN YOU RC!

lol, I couldn't resist, had a $20 credit at BestBuy.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on June 20, 2012, 08:10:04 PM
I stumbled upon this great video while watching Machinima's Inside Gaming today.  It was their "best video ever."

Battlefield 3: Battlemon Lyrics by TheLetterz (DICE QA) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXF1V-fTAZU#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on June 20, 2012, 10:34:12 PM
i... am... IN LOVE
















gotta stab 'em ALL!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on June 21, 2012, 10:24:47 AM
sandos
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 27, 2012, 06:19:54 PM
BATTLEFIELD CINEMA - Memefield 3: Episode 1 by SimpleJack1011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YvkivnStw4#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 28, 2012, 02:30:05 PM
So mad right now...got into the game with the devs only to be kicked almost as soon as I enter...had to spam A for almost 20 minutes, queued for another 10 aswell >:(| >:(| >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on June 28, 2012, 02:54:56 PM
Double xp for a week for premium members. (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654783811912991/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 28, 2012, 03:30:54 PM
Double xp for a week for premium members. (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654783811912991/)
That's cheered me up a little...not sure what to do with it though, apart from vehicles if it counts!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on June 28, 2012, 10:04:37 PM
Double xp for a week for premium members. (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654783811912991/)
Hot damn, time to jump up the ranks again.
On a side note just need one kill with my poor little EOD Bot to finish out my assignments, do I have any takers. =)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 29, 2012, 02:34:09 PM
If you see me on send me a message.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on June 29, 2012, 05:27:11 PM
Will do, Thanks.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on June 29, 2012, 06:19:46 PM
Battlefield 3 Premium Passes 800,000 Members Milestone achieved in only two weeks. (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/29/battlefield-3-premium-passes-800000-members)
And that is all people that paid for Premium and didn't just get it with a Limited Edition of the game. Unlike with Elite.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 30, 2012, 03:50:42 AM
On the premium calander we will be getting new camos etc on the 9th of July!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: PavedLow on June 30, 2012, 01:12:21 PM
Battlefield 3 Premium Passes 800,000 Members Milestone achieved in only two weeks. (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/29/battlefield-3-premium-passes-800000-members)
And that is all people that paid for Premium and didn't just get it with a Limited Edition of the game. Unlike with Elite.
Wait, what?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 30, 2012, 01:42:23 PM
Am I miss reading that...the way it reads implies you got Premium free if you got the limited edition. ???
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on June 30, 2012, 02:45:09 PM
MW3 Hardend Edition got Elite premium for free. And most of the Elite premium members are people that got it in their MW3 HE copies. Were with BF3's numbers with premium have nothing to do with most of them getting in to premium via a copy of the game. It is all extra add ones sales. I was just saying the BF3 premium is 800,000 true paid subscribers. As opposed to Elites that is some paid and most of them from the MW3 Hardend editions. The real test of Elite will come with BLOPS 2 and seeing how many people wil renew their memberships.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on June 30, 2012, 03:38:45 PM
Ok thanks for clarifying! That stat is impressive then :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 01, 2012, 11:40:17 PM
I love C4
(http://gyazo.com/4ae936d17d2bdf2bccd438570f27b91f.png?1341199749)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on July 01, 2012, 11:49:54 PM
Which tactic: Plant & Wait or Bum Rush?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 02, 2012, 12:28:39 AM
Bum Rush and POP & Drop
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on July 02, 2012, 01:33:02 AM
(http://bf3blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/vdv-small.jpg)
Best Vehicle..

Combine the best weapon with the best vehicle and you get something simply beautiful.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on July 02, 2012, 01:51:52 AM
Would you mind telling us what that is? ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on July 02, 2012, 06:03:14 AM
Dear god its stuck in my brain :o
Trust Me, I'm an ENGINEER! - Battlefield 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-7LjCasydo#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on July 02, 2012, 06:55:25 AM
Damn!! That should come with a warning.
*Get .... out .....of ..... my .....head!!*  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 03, 2012, 02:37:51 AM
Which tactic: Plant & Wait or Bum Rush?
i was being a total noob that match

I kept loading up flags on CQ maps with C4 and detonate as soon as the flag would start flashing
mike had a blast!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on July 03, 2012, 07:53:43 AM
C-4 always fun when C-4 is in the game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on July 05, 2012, 09:01:18 PM
Got BF Premium 2 days ago and I've been playing non stop, I got all the CQ achievements and assignments done in those 2 days.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on July 05, 2012, 09:27:53 PM
Dear god its stuck in my brain :o
Trust Me, I'm an ENGINEER! - Battlefield 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-7LjCasydo#ws)
Get it out!

 >:(| >:(| >:(|

GET IT OUT!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 06, 2012, 04:03:16 AM
Got our server back.. Let me know if u want admin rights
Just dont ban everyone

Thunder Dome is the name.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on July 06, 2012, 06:27:03 AM
We should have another joining some time soon now you have your server.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on July 06, 2012, 07:12:52 AM
We should have another joining some time soon now you have your server.
+1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on July 06, 2012, 08:40:22 AM
trust me i'm an engineer
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on July 06, 2012, 09:22:08 AM
I was driving around playing jihadi jeep as I usually do but this time when my buggy ended up under the tank and I hit the boom button the tank as opposed to exploding literally blew up, higher than a 3 story building then came down and exploded, got a double kill out of it too. All kinds of random things were happening unexpectedly that game. I hit a wall at one point and bounced around like a pinball on this one section of road, no damage to the vehicle but I did get a roadkill.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 06, 2012, 09:22:44 AM
I think we should definelty have another joining. Who's all playing this weekend?
I was driving around playing jihadi jeep as I usually do but this time when my buggy ended up under the tank and I hit the boom button the tank as opposed to exploding literally blew up, higher than a 3 story building then came down and exploded, got a double kill out of it too. All kinds of random things were happening unexpectedly that game. I hit a wall at one point and bounced around like a pinball on this one section of road, no damage to the vehicle but I did get a roadkill.
Yea! This game has those random WTF moments that make it even more fun lol!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on July 06, 2012, 08:33:38 PM
Will be buying premium within the next few days. Looking forward to playing with you guys.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on July 06, 2012, 08:34:40 PM
Be good to see you Seth
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on July 06, 2012, 11:53:20 PM
Got to play on the maps today. I really like them. Honestly I like them more than the big maps. Lots more action going on. Don't get me wrong, it's fun flying and driving around but I've always wanted close quarters combat in this game. Now I have it :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on July 07, 2012, 12:17:35 AM
Both big and CQ maps are great. It's nice to have a choice to choose from. When you get board with one style you can flip over to and play something else.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on July 09, 2012, 03:56:29 PM
SO I loged in to see what new camos we get today for premium members. And I was hoping they were unlocking camos for all guns right I know that would've been awesome right. But no they are just new skins for the scare, L96,PKP, and F2000. Seriously why no camos for all guns. >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on July 09, 2012, 05:18:25 PM
Meh slightly dissappointed as well. Just meh though. At least they released skins of some sort..Surprised they didn't launch with this. I don't think I even use the guns that do now have skins. I'll have to wait for more soldier content.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 09, 2012, 05:24:19 PM
I've had those skins since I bought Premium/CQC so first fail for DICE
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on July 09, 2012, 06:37:29 PM
No you didn't sort of. They are new to each weapon but they just switched them around each gun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 10, 2012, 02:13:41 AM
No you didn't sort of. They are new to each weapon but they just switched them around each gun.
Yea, and now you have to do an assignment for them. I think the last one is for all guns though? We'll have to see.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on July 10, 2012, 02:57:06 AM
The last one is for your character skin.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on July 12, 2012, 10:49:29 AM
damn was it hard to get kills with that stupid mortar. I'm never using that thing again.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on July 12, 2012, 11:35:39 AM
damn was it hard to get kills with that stupid mortar. I'm never using that thing again.
rush is your best bet, especially with a teammate who can be a "spotter". Just hover the crosshair over an objective. If it start flashing or your teamate says something is nearing it, hit fire. Rinse & repeat.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on July 12, 2012, 11:38:25 AM
Flags or if you wait for some snipers to set up on a roof & then let loose with the Mortar.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on July 12, 2012, 12:18:35 PM
Did that, did that, did that. I fricking spammed the flags like crazy in conquest, spammed the spawn areas in TDM, spammed the objectives in Rush. It took me all night to get the 2 kills I needed to unlock the gun. I died SOOOO many times as using that thing. It just paints a huge ass "hey come kill me, I'm over here" target on your ass.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 12, 2012, 12:48:46 PM
Hardcore servers fix all 'Get kills with this' assignments
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on July 12, 2012, 01:40:06 PM
rick, i got mine in 6 or 7 shots.  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on July 12, 2012, 02:04:02 PM
rick, i got mine in 6 or 7 shots.  :P
I hate you.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 12, 2012, 02:09:01 PM
Yesterday was fun

Luke and I were on other teams
We'd meet up in a remote area and he'd fill up my dun buggy with C4
Then i'd drive into my teammates and blow em up

It was hilarious!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on July 12, 2012, 03:20:47 PM
The best was just a Spec joins the party you yell out "pull it, pull it, pull it!".


Then me running away from Luke with a jeep loaded with your C4.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on July 12, 2012, 03:57:02 PM
If you want to spam a mortar more efficiently just fire a round, immediately switch to smoke rounds, fire again, then switch back to explosive rounds and repeat the cycle. You increase your rate of fire and you also have a chance at doing some damage with the smoke round.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on July 12, 2012, 07:05:32 PM
i was on firestorm in rush. waited until they started arming and fired away at the mcom
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on July 12, 2012, 10:18:08 PM
DICE added a new feature to the game called "Matches"

http://blogs.battlefield.com/2012/07/matches-feature-coming-to-battlefield-3/ (http://blogs.battlefield.com/2012/07/matches-feature-coming-to-battlefield-3/)

This actually looks pretty cool. Would be great to use if we ever set up another joining in this game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 12, 2012, 10:42:21 PM
Holy -blam!-! That's awesome! It will actually prevent people from using stuff you specify can't be used! No need to waste time trying to find those breaking your server's rules!  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 15, 2012, 12:27:15 PM
joining next friday, anyone?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: LGOPs82ndAbn on July 15, 2012, 12:51:12 PM
RK... I'll join next fri!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on July 15, 2012, 01:17:59 PM
It's not a plan...but it's a perfect plan. ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on July 15, 2012, 06:34:24 PM
joining next friday, anyone?
hell ya
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on July 15, 2012, 07:58:42 PM
the new assignments aren't unlocked yet for some reason
Title: Hmm
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 15, 2012, 08:19:05 PM
the new assignments aren't unlocked yet for some reason
Do you have the Karkland one's unlocked? CQC ones unlocked?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on July 15, 2012, 08:32:08 PM
yeah only ones i don't got completed are the premium tag ones
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 15, 2012, 08:39:07 PM
Well did you buy premium or just buy CQC? Plus you need to visit the "My Soldier" section for things to be unlocked.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on July 15, 2012, 08:48:27 PM
premium
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on July 16, 2012, 07:10:03 PM
Quote
saw you guys on battlelog....wanna scrim

Got this on Xbox today. What is going on with BF3 now?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on July 17, 2012, 12:57:42 PM
we sould play them on caspian border and just hide in some bushes.

or invite them to one of our servers, then ban them all with 20 tix left
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 17, 2012, 01:04:44 PM
or invite them to one of our servers, then ban them all with 20 tix left
THIS
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 17, 2012, 01:16:28 PM
anybody want to play right now?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on July 24, 2012, 01:10:22 AM
Can I haz premium? Oh yes I can!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Joco3000 on July 24, 2012, 07:23:02 AM
Hehe, I love my AS Val
Those CQC maps are somewhat fun but I really dislike the 8v8 on these maps
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 24, 2012, 09:16:42 AM
Can I haz premium? Oh yes I can!
Yayyy!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Joco3000 on July 24, 2012, 12:19:49 PM
anybody want to play right now?
I can play right now, as I actually have my game working at the moment
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on July 31, 2012, 06:31:25 PM
So it turns out I lose all my ribbons, XP and anything that will count towards the challenges that I've earned during a match when I get that disk read error.
No more BF3 until I can buy another disk.
*sadface*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on July 31, 2012, 06:46:03 PM
So it turns out I lose all my ribbons, XP and anything that will count towards the challenges that I've earned during a match when I get that disk read error.
No more BF3 until I can buy another disk.
*sadface*

really me and some friends are getting the incompatible error as is alot of others
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 31, 2012, 10:38:49 PM
really me and some friends are getting the incompatible error as is alot of others

Incompatible game type and disk read error are 2 different cases. Lots of times after a patch, people can't join their friends games because the game thinks one of the 2 parties doesn't have the patch even though they both do. The disk read error is just plain suck  :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 01, 2012, 09:38:25 AM
Been getting back into this a lot lately. Still not a huge fan of the CQB maps and modes but some of the new weapons are smashing.

Just need to get my chopper skills up still. Keep getting either a crappy pilot, a crappy gunner or someone who doesn't understand how to repair whilst in a scout heli.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on August 02, 2012, 02:03:59 AM
My piloting skills have deteriorated terribly. It'll be rare that I can go positive in a game that I'm solely using a chopper/jet.
Hopefully they can be regained when Armored Kill comes out.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 02, 2012, 06:40:33 AM
it went away for me after a little bit so may get bette for y'all as well
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on August 04, 2012, 07:35:25 AM
Bought Premium today. Gotta say I really love the CQ Maps. Much fun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 04, 2012, 06:15:27 PM
Bought Premium today. Gotta say I really love the CQ Maps. Much fun.

wait till they start camping with shotguns and setting c4 on flags
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on August 04, 2012, 07:50:01 PM
Yea iv'e had that happen to me a couple times already. But still dosn't change the fact I really like the maps. Just hate some of the players.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on August 04, 2012, 08:34:35 PM
CQ maps are my favorite maps in the game thus far. As great as vehicular combat is, I'm an infantry player. I love shooting them guns!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on August 04, 2012, 09:28:06 PM
wait till they start camping with shotguns and setting c4 on flags
C4 is almost non-existant in CQC from my experience, to fast paced to place. But shotguns definetly get annoying
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 04, 2012, 10:20:42 PM
wait till they start camping with shotguns and setting c4 on flags
C4 is almost non-existant in CQC from my experience, to fast paced to place. But shotguns definetly get annoying
i understand when they use pump like 870 or spas but annoying with they just go full auto and spray
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 05, 2012, 07:03:48 AM
C4 is common enough for me that when i am going for a capture and if i have a grenade I throw it in just to be safe.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on August 05, 2012, 02:04:20 PM
I see the C4 occasionally. Usually on the objectives that are hotspots for combat. If i don't have any grenades I try to spot the C4 instead to take them out. Also for the shotguns, there aren't any full auto shotguns, only pump action and semi auto. I don't find them annoying since they are as vulnerable as everybody else. With a few frags and rockets to flush them out of cover.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 05, 2012, 02:35:25 PM
I see the C4 occasionally. Usually on the objectives that are hotspots for combat. If i don't have any grenades I try to spot the C4 instead to take them out. Also for the shotguns, there aren't any full auto shotguns, only pump action and semi auto. I don't find them annoying since they are as vulnerable as everybody else. With a few frags and rockets to flush them out of cover.
MK3A1 & the USAS are full auto. But the accuracy of both is pretty poor.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on August 05, 2012, 04:39:19 PM
I was going to say.... Who HASN'T been a USAS in a game or two. ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 05, 2012, 07:51:54 PM
I see the C4 occasionally. Usually on the objectives that are hotspots for combat. If i don't have any grenades I try to spot the C4 instead to take them out. Also for the shotguns, there aren't any full auto shotguns, only pump action and semi auto. I don't find them annoying since they are as vulnerable as everybody else. With a few frags and rockets to flush them out of cover.
MK3A1 & the USAS are full auto. But the accuracy of both is pretty poor.

in cqc they don't need accuracy they just spray and hope then hit u which they usally do
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 06, 2012, 09:53:32 AM
I love my spas12 with flechettes on the CQ maps, who needs full auto with that gun. I already get complaints from people on how fast it fires.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 06, 2012, 11:54:26 AM
I love my spas12 with flechettes on the CQ maps, who needs full auto with that gun. I already get complaints from people on how fast it fires.

i use slug mainly cause it evens the playing with with what others use one game i dominated whole enemy team so bad 6/12 had to switch to shotties to deal with me still owned  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 13, 2012, 04:09:48 PM
According to EGMNOW.com, there was a listing on Amazon.ca earlier for a Battlefield 3: Premium Edition.

Source: http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/battlefield-3-premium-edition-listed-by-retailer/ (http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/battlefield-3-premium-edition-listed-by-retailer/)

According to the article, the listing was listed at $69.99 CDN.  The listing is gone now.  I guess this will be announced by EA and DICE at Gamescom and it will be a full copy of the game as well as a Battlefield Premium subscription (which gives all the DLC).
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on August 13, 2012, 04:28:32 PM
-blam!-ers! If thats the final price. I'm pissed!  >:(|  >:(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 14, 2012, 06:20:42 AM
Wouldn't be surprised if EA shafted us yet again. They did it with BC2 (I bought the ultimate edition) and Forza 3. To be honest I'm surprised Forza 4 hasn't released theirs yet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on August 14, 2012, 01:15:35 PM
That's dumb. They are practically awarding people for not buying their game thus far while those that were dedicated enough to buy the game early on and the premium service get nothing. Way to award the actual players/fans :|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 14, 2012, 01:56:10 PM
Premium edition confirmed. (http://nextgengamingblog.com/blog/battlefield-3-premium-edition-revealed/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 15, 2012, 10:08:22 AM
Not a phenomenal game by any means but I had a damn blast in this game last night, and earned 33,953XP, pretty good  considering it isn't double XP right now. Several double kills, a few quads getting me 2 squad wipes. Of course I was using a Spas but don't lie, we all do sometimes. That and I was going against 2 guys SMAWing it up. Kind of funny how my team mate had more kills than me and I earned almost 2k more points than him. I love the close quarters maps.

Game here (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/59398450/2/205654082/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 16, 2012, 12:59:21 PM
Got a 918m headshot with the L96 the other day. First try too! Hit a 361m one from the carrier on Kharg Island, looked to the left and saw the glint of a scope. Fired. BOOM. Thousand points just like that.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on August 16, 2012, 01:01:48 PM
Nice one! Managed to get my MBT and Scout chopper service stars in one game on Damavand Peak Rush today so I'm ready for the DLC now!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on August 16, 2012, 01:21:32 PM
God I miss this game..... Damn you Team Punishment duties!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 16, 2012, 01:43:26 PM
Nice one! Managed to get my MBT and Scout chopper service stars in one game on Damavand Peak Rush today so I'm ready for the DLC now!
I still haven't maxed out either chopper once. Always get stuck with some idiot who can't fly or shoot.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on August 16, 2012, 01:54:47 PM
Nice one! Managed to get my MBT and Scout chopper service stars in one game on Damavand Peak Rush today so I'm ready for the DLC now!
I still haven't maxed out either chopper once. Always get stuck with some idiot who can't fly or shoot.
I did it was real easy. Step 1. Buy Microsoft points. Step 2. Buy the unlocks. Step 3. Learn to use them.

I ruined these kids lives the other day on conquest damavand with the ah6. target locator and guided missiles FTW. as soon as a t90, z-11, or TMNT Van spawned I took it out. It must have been fairly frustrating for them. My team was a bunch of scrubs, but scrubs with armor and air support are pretty bad when you're spawn trapped without any form of defense. Everytime someone pulled out a launcher, i was up over the rocks.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on August 16, 2012, 02:56:07 PM
I haven't brought a single short-cut package but I can understand why people do. I think I had just finished the attack chopper one when they came out. Still have AA, Jets and IFV to go. Shouldn't take too long now and any time I'm on the ground I'm working on getting all the 100 kills dog tags...59/82. Getting close but the launchers, claymores and motor is going to take a while but the M26 will be fun! ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on August 16, 2012, 06:21:34 PM
I love playing King of the Hill with my squad. It's fun when you or the enemy takes over a position away from all the other fighting and just try to hold it for the entire game, especially when they bring in transport helicopters to take it over.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on August 17, 2012, 04:19:41 AM
It's very tempting to buy the air vehicles shortcut...
It's impossible to fight in a jet with the base weaponry against someone who has all the tech, like being followed by a flying engineer with a javelin >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 17, 2012, 08:13:53 AM
Just one or two good games of squad rush and I will have all the ribbons. I joined a few servers yesterday where I would join with only 1 other person on the server, game would start I would kill the guy a time or two, or start to cap an mcom then all of a sudden the other team would be full and I would still be solo. Not fun. Only ribbons I am missing is cap 2 mcom's and win a round of squad rush and then I will be one cheevo closer to finishing this game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on August 17, 2012, 07:27:13 PM
Those two are pretty easy ribbons. I've gotten them a few times. Just use an EOD Bot if your having trouble though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 18, 2012, 05:40:31 AM
Got them last night. Now on to other cheevos.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 18, 2012, 05:43:35 AM
i'm only missing 10 kills with each CQC weapon.

The gun master launcher better not be included in that.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on August 18, 2012, 06:39:12 AM
I need help with drop em like liquid cheevo and the coop on hard.. Anybody willing to help?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 18, 2012, 01:11:47 PM
Had a really odd glitch in one of my recent games. Got the squad leader spawning on me, got the ribbon, but my camera was locked to the squad leader in 3rd person. I could still fire and move, the minimap still showed me, but I couldn't see what the hell I was doing. Had to suicide to get out of it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 18, 2012, 09:52:13 PM
I need help with drop em like liquid cheevo and the coop on hard.. Anybody willing to help?

Still need those myself, we can work on them next time I catch you on.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 19, 2012, 01:06:09 AM
I need help with drop em like liquid cheevo and the coop on hard.. Anybody willing to help?

Still need those myself, we can work on them next time I catch you on.

yeah i only need bulls eye as well
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on August 22, 2012, 07:12:12 PM
Why must every lobby be no shotguns?? They aren't that much more OP than a player using a rifle...

Was on a server with a bunch of randoms against a full team clan and all...They seriously traveled in packs of the FULL team. It was like running into a wall.. Rather than be stupid and continue using a gun ineffective against such gameplay, I chose a nice counter, shotgun with buckshot. It is a completely legitimate loadout against such a tactic. What happens once I'm able to stop this wall with my shotgun?? I get booted...Seriously? It was the ONLY counter I could use against such a stupidly cheap contact.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on August 22, 2012, 07:46:09 PM
You should have used an LMG or a suppressed weapon and flank. I dislike those rules as well which is why I always use them to see if the admins can stop me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 22, 2012, 10:56:27 PM
You should have used an LMG or a suppressed weapon and flank. I dislike those rules as well which is why I always use them to see if the admins can stop me.

PKP FTW  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on August 22, 2012, 11:06:07 PM
You should have used an LMG or a suppressed weapon and flank. I dislike those rules as well which is why I always use them to see if the admins can stop me.

PKP FTW  8)
I prefer the M249
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on August 22, 2012, 11:13:29 PM
You should have used an LMG or a suppressed weapon and flank. I dislike those rules as well which is why I always use them to see if the admins can stop me.
Guess that would have been another option. Wouldn't be surprised if the server had a "no lmgs" rule as well. Honestly, I don't see the fuss about shotguns. I get about the same score no matter what gun I'm using. I just pick a gun that fits the scenario. 6-8 guys running as a group seems fitting for buckshot. They shouldn't be so dumb as to run in a group if someone is spraying a shotgun. More logical approach would be to split up rather than act like a -blam!- and boot the player. Just shows a lack of adaptations and tactic. I was getting wiped by their wolf pack. I adapted and changed my strategy to counter it. They could have taken a similar approach to counter me by splitting up into smaller groups and not getting caught in front of my barrel as a full team. I did get some sweet multikills while the match lasted so it wasn't ALL a loss.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 22, 2012, 11:13:56 PM
all good guns
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on August 22, 2012, 11:27:36 PM
You should have used an LMG or a suppressed weapon and flank. I dislike those rules as well which is why I always use them to see if the admins can stop me.
Guess that would have been another option. Wouldn't be surprised if the server had a "no lmgs" rule as well. Honestly, I don't see the fuss about shotguns. I get about the same score no matter what gun I'm using. I just pick a gun that fits the scenario. 6-8 guys running as a group seems fitting for buckshot. They shouldn't be so dumb as to run in a group if someone is spraying a shotgun. More logical approach would be to split up rather than act like a -blam!- and boot the player. Just shows a lack of adaptations and tactic. I was getting wiped by their wolf pack. I adapted and changed my strategy to counter it. They could have taken a similar approach to counter me by splitting up into smaller groups and not getting caught in front of my barrel as a full team. I did get some sweet multikills while the match lasted so it wasn't ALL a loss.
I was there and for a few Colonel Service Star 100s they lacked a tactical point of view. Each weapon has it's advantages and disadvantages. Those guys obviously thought that making things there way by allowing what they liked and moving together to overwhelm was a sure way to win.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on August 22, 2012, 11:56:56 PM
Aww man, didn't notice you in there with me. Should have sent me a message after the boot so we could play together.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on August 23, 2012, 01:19:11 AM
The main reason shotguns are disallowed in most servers rule list (as well as my own personal pet peves) Is it's way too overpowered for 1 on 1 encounters. Don't know how many times i've pumped over half a clip into a guy with an AR just to be mowed down by his usas.

But when it comes to fighting a wolf pack, yea i agree lmg or shotty is the only way to even attempt a kill.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 23, 2012, 04:51:59 AM
The main reason shotguns are disallowed in most servers rule list (as well as my own personal pet peves) Is it's way too overpowered for 1 on 1 encounters. Don't know how many times i've pumped over half a clip into a guy with an AR just to be mowed down by his usas.

But when it comes to fighting a wolf pack, yea i agree lmg or shotty is the only way to even attempt a kill.

don't forget famas for anti wolf pack
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 23, 2012, 05:24:08 AM
I'd even say going in with a suppressed M39 from a flank would be a good shout. Double tap kill for each.

Just had my best ever chopper game (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/60488756/2/196339350/). So good in fact, as soon as the game was over I immediately got an FR from my gunner.  8)

Battlefield premium Edition info (http://blogs.battlefield.com/2012/08/new-afternath-footage-from-gamescom/) (Includes new footage of Armoured Kill & Aftermath)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on August 23, 2012, 12:42:57 PM
Holy crapola dowders! Nice!

I started using the M249 last night, and I think it is much better than the PKP. Higher rate of fire and accuracy imo, if you can keep it steady.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 23, 2012, 04:05:48 PM
Holy crapola dowders! Nice!

I started using the M249 last night, and I think it is much better than the PKP. Higher rate of fire and accuracy imo, if you can keep it steady.

i'll  give it a try since either way use iron sight on pkp
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on August 23, 2012, 05:51:38 PM
Yea the iron sights on the M249 arn't half bad.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on August 24, 2012, 08:08:17 PM
Note to self: never attempt a claymore kill by putting it on the front of your jeep. Results lack dead infidels. Just dead driver.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 24, 2012, 08:24:36 PM
Note to self: never attempt a claymore kill by putting it on the front of your jeep. Results lack dead infidels. Just dead driver.

 poor dude  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 26, 2012, 11:33:16 AM
I love double xp weekends, had a45k experience match earlier
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on August 26, 2012, 12:02:55 PM
I love double xp weekends, had a45k experience match earlier

Nice!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 26, 2012, 01:15:44 PM
I love double xp weekends, had a45k experience match earlier

Nice!
CRAP I forgot that was this weekend! I'll be on later!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 26, 2012, 04:23:49 PM
fail?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on August 26, 2012, 04:42:11 PM
For real? I was playing like 6 hours a day during the week and then stopped playing this weekend...Should have picked my gaming spurt more strategically.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 26, 2012, 04:50:48 PM
it's on for 156 hours  tho so all good  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 27, 2012, 06:24:11 AM
I love double xp weekends, had a45k experience match earlier

Nice!

Then I had this game (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/61015651/2/205654082/) last night. Finally getting closer and closer to 45. I think I gained 3-4 levels yesterday.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 27, 2012, 11:12:34 AM
WOOT! 52k point game! (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/61074731/2/196339350/)

I like double EXP weekends.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 27, 2012, 08:59:13 PM
hmm
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on August 27, 2012, 09:56:16 PM
i see your 52k and raise you 56k
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/61140985/2/223508313/ (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/61140985/2/223508313/)

i was playing rush though
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on August 27, 2012, 10:21:10 PM
Was that the game you were raging because of incompetent teammates?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on August 28, 2012, 01:30:15 AM
Was that the game you were raging because of incompetent teammates?
yup!! We had them on the second set of MCOMS, they had 19 of 200 tickets left
all down hill from there
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on August 28, 2012, 10:57:08 AM
Kind of like the time we played together and the other team had 4 tickets left and our teammates let them arm the last MCOM.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 28, 2012, 03:35:59 PM
Kind of like the time we played together and the other team had 4 tickets left and our teammates let them arm the last MCOM.

way to be a good sport
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on August 29, 2012, 07:03:12 AM
Some of you might find that Wrench Wielder has reset, leaving 25 kills with shotguns outstanding, also SCAR-H Specialist now shows 20 kills with the M15 AT Mine still to be done .... again!!

 EA are investigating.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 29, 2012, 11:12:12 AM
huh
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 29, 2012, 11:16:27 AM
Some of you might find that Wrench Wielder has reset, leaving 25 kills with shotguns outstanding, also SCAR-H Specialist now shows 20 kills with the M15 AT Mine still to be done .... again!!

 EA are investigating.
Huh, yeah. Battelog shows that for me. I completed it about 2 days ago.

Hate AT mine kills. I had to keep sneaking through enemy lines to plant them around unoccupied vehicles or I'd never get the kill.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 29, 2012, 11:18:55 AM
i just put them on road on caspian got average of 2+ kills per game while doing other things so took a bit  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 30, 2012, 12:10:06 PM
finally at 44 will knock out rank 45 tonight and another cheevo down for this game. I still have to hit the campaign on hard though, and co-op, and the karkand weapons.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on August 30, 2012, 02:40:25 PM
The karkand weapons are much easier to obtain and get the kills with than the CQ weapons. Especially since the first five assignments are extremely basic.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 31, 2012, 07:57:51 AM
The one that's going to be the pain is the sniper rifle kills. I am really really bad with snipers except the m417.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on August 31, 2012, 08:37:50 AM
So just grab a semi auto and roll with iron sights or an acog
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on August 31, 2012, 08:44:47 AM
So just grab a semi auto and roll with iron sights or an acog
3x-4x scopes worked for me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on August 31, 2012, 08:56:11 AM
I prefer going long distance with my sniping, usually with a 12x M98B. If I'm going close it's always the suppressed M39 EMR with either HOLO or INVR scopes depending on the map.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Joco3000 on August 31, 2012, 09:07:57 AM
To get that assignment, I was equally happy using Scopeless Bolt Action rifles. It's actually a lot of fun like that
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 31, 2012, 09:12:11 AM
So just grab a semi auto and roll with iron sights or an acog

How is grabbing a semi auto going to help me complete the L96 assignment?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on August 31, 2012, 09:29:04 AM
Just go to close quarters or any team deathmatch game with an L96 with any scope that is fit for the map layout.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on August 31, 2012, 01:47:23 PM
So just grab a semi auto and roll with iron sights or an acog

How is grabbing a semi auto going to help me complete the L96 assignment?

I would have but I was at work when you asked.

And I didn't realize it was gun specific. Just use iron sights or 3x-4x scope for the L96 then.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 31, 2012, 05:52:08 PM
So just grab a semi auto and roll with iron sights or an acog


m417 dmr ftw   :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 01, 2012, 03:16:56 AM
What bolt action sniper is the best? I can't remember what one is was.

M98B?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on September 01, 2012, 06:52:01 AM
What bolt action sniper is the best? I can't remember what one is was.

M98B?
It depends what you're after. I would say the M98B is one of the top ones due to it having the most power across all ranges (I think hitting any part of the body minus the head between 10-100m is a 95dmg) and the least bullet drop. But others prefer the L96, SV98 or M40A5 because they feel more like real rifles.

Personally, the M98B is my favourite just because it's easier to gauge the bullet drop because there's barely any until you get to stupid distances.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on September 01, 2012, 12:28:15 PM
Ya the M98B is the best. Just use the ballistic scope. You you have to put any work into lining up your shot, the range is too far and there will be drop. If not, line up crosshairs and squeeze. If you're on a crane, this about the only rifle you want.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 01, 2012, 12:29:24 PM
Nice. Now I just need to unlock it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Joco3000 on September 01, 2012, 03:20:22 PM
I might actually have more M98B kills without using a scope than with. I'm probably not doing it right...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on September 01, 2012, 03:27:56 PM
I might actually have more M98B kills without using a scope than with. I'm probably not doing it right...
Yeah, that might be something you wanna look at.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on September 01, 2012, 04:25:30 PM
M98Beast!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 01, 2012, 05:35:00 PM
never really used bolt actions cept for the assignments  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on September 01, 2012, 08:24:08 PM
MP412 REX makes tangodown cry... So good
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 01, 2012, 08:30:44 PM
93r ftw  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on September 01, 2012, 09:18:21 PM
M1911
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 01, 2012, 09:20:45 PM
Bolt action snipers are the best. Can't stand having to pump 3 or 4 shots into a guy with a semi auto.
Should only need to hit him once or twice.

That's for any game with a sniper rifle. Not just BF3. Real snipers as well.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on September 01, 2012, 10:18:47 PM
For me it's bolt actions at long range and semi autos from mid to close range. I can never get kills with semi autos at longer ranges and bolt actions tend to be unreliable when up close.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on September 01, 2012, 10:54:17 PM
Been trying to get the hang of jets and helis on the PC
Slowly getting there :) Reckon after I unlock Heat seekers and have a lil play with them I can start to hold my own in the air for once ::)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 02, 2012, 12:27:34 AM
Been trying to get the hang of jets and helis on the PC
Slowly getting there :) Reckon after I unlock Heat seekers and have a lil play with them I can start to hold my own in the air for once ::)

let's fix that shall we  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on September 02, 2012, 03:38:10 PM
Unlocked heat seekers and stealth :D Jets are so much fun!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 02, 2012, 04:20:02 PM
yay! for jat =hands jat cookie=
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on September 04, 2012, 09:14:27 AM
Some of you might find that Wrench Wielder has reset, leaving 25 kills with shotguns outstanding, also SCAR-H Specialist now shows 20 kills with the M15 AT Mine still to be done .... again!!

 EA are investigating.

 The new patch has resolved this bug.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 04, 2012, 10:17:03 AM
My personal favorite of those glitches was the shotgun kills for wrench wielder, I currently have 0/25 but my gauged out dog tag shows 860 kills with shotguns.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on September 04, 2012, 10:36:03 AM
MP412 REX makes tangodown cry... So good
That's not that hard to do.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 04, 2012, 11:13:31 AM
MP412 REX makes tangodown cry... So good
That's not that hard to do.

=trips and accidentally tosses pepper in tango's eye=

anywho a new patch huh? nice good thing i already has all assignments
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on September 04, 2012, 03:07:38 PM
MP412 REX makes tangodown cry... So good
That's not that hard to do.

=trips and accidentally tosses pepper in tango's eye=

anywho a new patch huh? nice good thing i already has all assignments
Except for the new ones
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 04, 2012, 03:32:41 PM
if u mean cq or premium i has them
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on September 04, 2012, 03:40:11 PM
The ones that came out today with the patch.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 04, 2012, 04:52:39 PM
hmm
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: 369andy on September 05, 2012, 05:32:25 AM
Armored kill ones if you want a name.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 05, 2012, 12:22:12 PM
the vehicle class ones look interesting not hard but some effort into trying :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 07, 2012, 04:51:45 AM
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/62304849/2/238963127/ (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/62304849/2/238963127/)

By far my best game in kills on Ziba Tower.

Was using my M5k to rank up my recon kit a bit. I want to get the M98B already.


Dice -blam!-ing removed the flares from the attack helicopter gunner seat. I'm pissed.  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 07, 2012, 01:47:27 PM
Yup, and decreased the under the radar height, and increased stinger lock on range.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 07, 2012, 01:52:11 PM
O_O
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 07, 2012, 06:20:46 PM
Yup, and decreased the under the radar height, and increased stinger lock on range.


wtf already got to be low enough in a jet  now gotta be even lower?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on September 07, 2012, 07:57:47 PM
^^
I've started using Stingers again  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on September 07, 2012, 08:18:48 PM
Before Stingers and Iglas were ineffective because you had to be so close and helicopters could just fly over you and make locking on extremely difficult. They actually work better now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 08, 2012, 04:12:31 AM
and made being in a jet a pain
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on September 14, 2012, 12:07:18 AM
So far enjoying the Armored Kill DLC. Lots of epic vehicle moments.

One in particular where I was on the ground accepting me death as a helicopter started raining bullets towards me. During this however, I heard a deep humming getting closer from my left as a jet came flying into the frame and sacrificed itself into the helicopter. It was one of the most epic moments I've had as it just looked incredible. Pretty sure I shed a tear for the brave pilot.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on September 14, 2012, 05:49:05 AM
Kamikaze Jockeys - I no like  >:(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on September 14, 2012, 05:58:01 AM
People who ram are SCUM! I keep doing it by accident against the AC130, when that thing is on fire it's really hard to judge when to pull out.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on September 14, 2012, 06:05:59 AM
AC130. We're talking about the big plane here, right??   ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on September 14, 2012, 06:24:34 AM
AC130. We're talking about the big plane here, right??   ;)
Yeah. The thing that's easy to kill but impossible to kill with.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 14, 2012, 06:35:30 PM
actually it not if u use the single shot cannon u got good chance of getting kills but the most kills are usually gained from the AA turrets shooting down heli's at least for me anyway :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on September 14, 2012, 07:00:44 PM
Can't even count how many times I've taken out jets and helicopters with a tank shell. Most pilots on AK are SOOO predictable.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 14, 2012, 07:09:22 PM
ikr? also i did take down ac-130 with tank was really really  >:(| hard but was worth it  :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on September 14, 2012, 10:48:55 PM
, when that thing is on fire it's really hard to judge when to pull out.

TWSS..... sorry no one else took a swing at it.  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on September 15, 2012, 02:45:49 AM
Gah! WTF! I just got a kill with a jet, tank, and assault rifle all in one life and the achievement didn't pop...An AS-VAL is an assault rifle correct?

Well spank me silly...Tank destroyer doesn't count....It's tanky enough for me :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 15, 2012, 03:13:23 AM
Gah! WTF! I just got a kill with a jet, tank, and assault rifle all in one life and the achievement didn't pop...An AS-VAL is an assault rifle correct?

Well spank me silly...Tank destroyer doesn't count....It's tanky enough for me :(

val is a pdw
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on September 23, 2012, 02:07:46 AM
If your controller dies while flying a jet in BF3, you're gonna have a bad time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on September 23, 2012, 05:32:49 AM
If your controller dies while flying a jet in BF3, you're gonna have a bad time.
Try it coupled with lag. Not. fun. at. all.

Haven't been on this in ages, too engrossed in Red Dead.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 23, 2012, 04:41:17 PM
I haven't even thought of playing this since borderlands 2 launched.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 24, 2012, 10:52:22 AM
I haven't even thought of playing this since borderlands 2 launched.
I know right, but I'll find time! I'm pumped for the night map!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 24, 2012, 05:59:27 PM
I'm pumped for the night map!

You haven't even played the new maps yet??
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 24, 2012, 06:52:54 PM
I haven't even thought of playing this since borderlands 2 launched.
I know right, but I'll find time! I'm pumped for the night map!

shame they can't make it smaller infantry never really had a chance to explore the maps fully yet
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on October 28, 2012, 01:18:29 PM
man, I really don't like that they allow people to buy all the unlocks
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 28, 2012, 09:01:14 PM
encountered a lv14 premium player yesterday he had all the unlocks and he got mowed down i think he was mad and going "no fair i bought everything why am i not better then these people" based off what people in his squad were saying
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: r c takedown on October 28, 2012, 09:19:28 PM
I started playing this game again yesterday. I forgot how fun it is! I get some music pumping in the background, and i can play for hours on end.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 29, 2012, 07:57:58 PM
recently played with a guy who has heatseekers and kills them and yet shows rocketpods and uses them at same time in killfeed which isn't possible
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gone Rampant on October 30, 2012, 08:39:34 PM
*Sigh* I really hate this game.

Oh don't get me wrong- the trailers are cool, the book is grade A awesome (Thanks Mr. McNab) and the theme's alright.

Everything else? Sucks.

Rather then drone on, let me give you the highest insult I can offer:

I'd rather be playing Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer with twelve year old texans who scream into the mike and have modded the game into oblivion.

Oh, and Gamestop? Thanks for telling me about the lack of an online pass and the lack of a manual.

I'd sold it in two days.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 30, 2012, 08:52:29 PM
some things people should keep to themselves

anyway trying to rank up heli assignment haven't kill a  single tank lately with one so trying to find a good pilot to work with on it
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 31, 2012, 06:23:12 PM
Oh, and Gamestop? Thanks for telling me about the lack of an online pass and the lack of a manual.

I'd sold it in two days.
Most realistic/best shooter to date. When CoD has bullet drop and physic in general incorporated, talk to me. Online pass has been a thing with EA for a couple years now. And the manual is in the extras menu of both discs that come with the purchase.

And selling a game in 2 days... you didn't try very hard to well... try it. Sounds more like you got it with the idea in your head that you wouldn't like it. When I got my first CoD it was Black Ops and I played with some of the SIP vets in Multiplayer and not even 5 minutes into playing I was swearing up a storm and throwing my controller across the room. Did I sell the game? No I perservered and got used to the style which was completely different then my usual Halo experiences. Now I can play any CoD game and rape relatively easily ( still need 3 more kills for my MOAB  :'( ).

Most CoD players I've ran into that have played BF3 and not liked it came down to not being able to adapt to the subtle differences in controller schemes. That and not knowing what taking cover means or being able to handle vehicles shooting at them. Everything takes getting used to. I know a few people I never though I could see playing BF3 playing and loving it now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gone Rampant on October 31, 2012, 06:26:45 PM
I can't comment on the multiplayer since Gamestop didn't tell me about the lack of an online pass (*Sarcasm* But they were so considerate to tell me that if I used the online pass, I could unlock a special character in Mass Effect 3*Sarcasm*), but the single-player was dreadful.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 31, 2012, 06:29:12 PM
Agree to disagree then on campaign. I thought it was good, nothing special by any means. Seems the same theme keeps on being repeated in shooter stories recently. Reminded me of Black Ops interogation scene immediatly lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: r c takedown on October 31, 2012, 07:12:20 PM
I'm not a big fan of the campaign myself. Too many quicktime events and not enough freedom. A bit of a lackluster campaign imo, but the multiplayer makes up for that.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 31, 2012, 07:51:05 PM
not enough vehicle moments in campaign  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 31, 2012, 08:46:47 PM
I wasn't too crazy about the campaign either.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 31, 2012, 10:20:54 PM
i liked it was decent enough
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gone Rampant on November 01, 2012, 11:04:28 AM
My big problem with what I've seen of multiplayer through commentators on Youtube is that it looks like the health system is terrible. The thing I love about Halo's multiplayer is that you generally have a reaction time when an enemy attacks you- something I hate in COD and this game is that it looks like you have such little health that you don't have a chance to react.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 01, 2012, 11:36:23 AM
oh u do got time to react how fast depends on the individual and either they get u before u can fire or they fire too late or miss giving u chance to shoot back which makes it fun since it means ya gotta step up yo game
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: r c takedown on November 01, 2012, 07:08:40 PM
I think it's a littler better than CoD in the sense that you have a bit more time to react, but nothing really compares to halo on that front.

More often than not though, i'll be able to turn, find who i'm being shot by, and still have a fighting chance of taking them down. It's like anything, if you practice at it and familiarise yourself, you'll find that it isn't hard to read, and you can act to save yourself from dying.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 01, 2012, 07:55:49 PM
unless they spray with some super fast gun like famas close range ;/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 01, 2012, 08:16:02 PM
My big problem with what I've seen of multiplayer through commentators on Youtube is that it looks like the health system is terrible. The thing I love about Halo's multiplayer is that you generally have a reaction time when an enemy attacks you- something I hate in COD and this game is that it looks like you have such little health that you don't have a chance to react.
Your not a super soldier, you don't have energy shields protecting you. In lobbies with no shields in Halo 3 and Reach you get just about the same feeling as a BF3 or CoD. Thats why I LOVE SWAT variants. If your a quick aimer you can get that headshot before the other person could even react. In games such as BF3 and CoD you have health indicators that try for a more realistic approach (once again, not a walking piece of armor with on board health monitoring systems) and rely on blood splattering the edges of your screen, lessened vision on screen (loss of blood will do that), and my favorite (from BF3) bullet suppression. If your in a huge piece of armor then ya, I can understand not being effected by hundreds of bullets wizzing by your head while under cover. But in real life, you better believe your going to experience vertigo, loss of hearing, and blurry vision because of suppressive fire. Why do you think its often used in real life military situations "i'll lay down some suppressive fire to cover you, go!"

Both CoD and BF3 regular modes let you track your health via percentages. But, I prefer hardcore modes where you haven't a clue except the quality of your screen at current. Realism is their play, not futuristic super soldiers.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 01, 2012, 08:30:20 PM
always interesting game specially exploring in an empty server  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: TangoDown on December 19, 2012, 01:34:33 AM
http://youtu.be/IIgABcRYzhw (http://youtu.be/IIgABcRYzhw)

funny as hell.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on December 23, 2012, 07:49:50 PM
aftermath maps are interesting not what i expected tho
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on January 13, 2013, 07:04:57 AM
I feel disappointed by Aftermath to be honest.
They're less exciting and fun than any of the original maps in my opinion.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on January 14, 2013, 07:37:14 PM
i was expecting bigger outside versions of close quarters with rubble everywhere to make it look like struggle to survive having to fight enemy and the map itself when earthquake hit killing peeps with debris but nope
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on January 17, 2013, 04:45:55 PM
I'd think large amounts of random debris that's able to kill people would be a bit lame personally :P Go on a nice little killing spree only to be taken out by a falling pebble! 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on January 17, 2013, 06:52:12 PM
I like the maps but it just seems that there are too many people just using those tactics that we all hate.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on January 17, 2013, 10:24:31 PM
I shot tango, undertaker and 2 of undertaker's navy buds out of the sky with an RPG
It was glorious!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on January 18, 2013, 08:32:31 AM
I shot tango, undertaker and 2 of undertaker's navy buds out of the sky with an RPG
It was glorious!!

BOOM! anyway i was playing cq on armored kill other day and i shot  down the assault heli with c4 bolt on my xbow  so was happy plus maxed out mobile arty in one game so all in all 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on March 11, 2013, 05:53:01 PM

[X360:] Maintenance means multiplayer will be unavailable on X360 on March 12 between 9-13 UTC, after which End Game will be available for X360 Premium members (together with the latest game update.)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on March 11, 2013, 08:58:41 PM
I need to jump back into this one, haven't played in a few months.  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 12, 2013, 10:34:09 AM
I need to jump back into this one, haven't played in a few months.  ;D
Seriously missing out man. Fun stuff! I've also finally got used to flying jets. I'm a terror of the sky now haha. I have a trick to get out of being tailed too..... lets just say it has to do with forcing the trailing jet to stall.... It's hilarious.  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on March 12, 2013, 11:08:30 AM
Jet superiority is gonna be fun. I loved the air superiority is 1943.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on March 12, 2013, 02:32:34 PM
end game seems boring got 3/5 cheevos in like 2 games right after starting it and just something about it doesn't seem fun tho prob need to try with buddy to get full experience
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on March 12, 2013, 07:52:12 PM
Maps are good to play on. Plenty of vehicle spawns, so less walking. Remember ArmourKill  ::)
 The bikes & CTF have been the best parts so far.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on March 12, 2013, 09:25:45 PM
true but don't like it where it takes you awhile to get laydown of what's where and just seems.. not even sure how to put it o.o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 14, 2013, 01:17:04 AM
Go to where all the killing is..... That or explosions.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on March 14, 2013, 02:40:05 AM
End game is awesome. RK and I were on the Kiasar Railroad map taking objectives like crazy. Then they started using their helicopters to patrol the areas around their objectives. So RK and I had to strait up pull a mission replay from COD 4. The stealthy one called "All Ghillied Up" where you play as a young Captain Price.

We were timing it perfectly, one of us kept looking back to check the helicopters angle of view and call out it was about to see us then we would lay in the grass, or closest bush, and wait for it to pass then keep hauling to the next objective. Capping the objectives was a whole different set of difficulty than getting to it.

Was the most intense BF3 experience for me yet. Reminded me so much of the feelings I had from All Ghillied Up. :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on March 14, 2013, 04:40:44 AM
Jumped on this again yesterday. I like scavenger, but my god was I terrible at it. Just shows if you don't play for a long time you lose the reaction times & awareness of what each button does.

Haven't played any End Game yet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on March 14, 2013, 05:23:03 AM
That's gotta be the number one thing I love about BF3 that actually was the main reason I didn't like it at first when I tried the beta. It's not knowing where anyone exactly was unless they were spotted, shooting, or located by motion sensors.

But knowing that they can't see you if you know how to move stealthily and listening and watching whats going on, you can easily avoid danger, and get the jump on some un-expecting foe who is not stealthy in any way. (most of the people on BF3)

Battlefield 3 lives up to its name. It truly is the closest to a real battlefield for a video game nowadays.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 14, 2013, 07:10:09 AM
End game is awesome. I wont be playing poopblops mm anytime soon
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on March 14, 2013, 07:35:36 AM
Good games y'day, loadsa larfs.

Pancakes Dog Tags
Earned if the player falls over 200 metres and dies from the impact.

(http://blogscdn.battlefield.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/XP5_A_Standalone_Pancakes.png)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on March 14, 2013, 08:50:41 AM
Im going to have to do that sometime. Although with my gameplay style the troll tag fits better.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 14, 2013, 12:33:57 PM
Im going to have to do that sometime. Although with my gameplay style the troll tag fits better.
Don't remind me of your Rocket antics on a Sniper only server.....  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on March 14, 2013, 01:41:54 PM
He just sniped you with a rocket. BOOM, HEAD SHOTT!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on March 14, 2013, 02:04:41 PM
Im going to have to do that sometime. Although with my gameplay style the troll tag fits better.
Don't remind me of your Rocket antics on a Sniper only server.....  >:(|

What if I have a ballistic scope on the rpg? :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on March 15, 2013, 10:55:02 PM
Battlefield 3 Premium members can look forward to another double XP event this weekend.

Starting 2pm PST on March 15, DICE will be hitting the double XP switch for a total of 72 hours to celebrate the release of End Game on all platforms.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on March 17, 2013, 01:59:03 AM
I got BF3 again.
I was playing a match tonight, killin' tons, dying even more, getting ribbons left right and center. When I joined the match the tickets were just under 700 for both teams. At one point it was around 500 for them and 300 for us. We turned on beast mode and got it back even. Both teams down to 100 each then my xbox freezes. AHHHHHHHH! All those ribbons, goodbye.
:(


The dirt bikes are so much fun!

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on March 18, 2013, 04:31:23 PM
What do you get when you combine C4 and an EOD Bot?  This:
EOD Bot Golf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vYUYNkbonc#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on March 18, 2013, 11:04:08 PM
Someone was setting up a troll bike and rigging it with C4's. Couldn't help but notice him from halfway across the map doing this so I decided to troll snipe his rig. BOOM! One of the more satisfying kills I've had :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on March 19, 2013, 12:06:39 AM
finally got a flag captured
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 19, 2013, 01:11:12 AM
I got BF3 again.
I was playing a match tonight, killin' tons, dying even more, getting ribbons left right and center. When I joined the match the tickets were just under 700 for both teams. At one point it was around 500 for them and 300 for us. We turned on beast mode and got it back even. Both teams down to 100 each then my xbox freezes. AHHHHHHHH! All those ribbons, goodbye.
:(


The dirt bikes are so much fun!
Are you sure you lost the ribbons?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on March 19, 2013, 09:17:52 AM
Well I never did check on BattleDeck but when I've played before and got a disc reader that booted me out during matches anything I had earned was lost.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on March 19, 2013, 04:00:37 PM
working on dirtbike splatters  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on March 20, 2013, 12:25:00 AM
Had my best ever match tonight, 22-9. Started off 13-0.
I <3 land mines.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on March 20, 2013, 08:08:06 AM
noice
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 20, 2013, 11:01:43 AM
So I realize when I make this statement NO ONE will believe me. But it will forever be cherished as my most kickass/funny/random moment in all of my gaming history.

So this past weekend I was playing on one of the new maps in conquest, the one with snow and -blam!-. We were getting dominated by the other team. So I sat at the very top of the Middle Capture point and decided I'd try to knock out that annoying Assignment to get 25 Mortar Kills (yea I still had that one).

Nice thing about Mortars on an open map is sometimes you can see where they hit. Across the way and on my targeting map I see a IFV pull into a capture zone that my team was currently holding, I can actually see him a bit in the upper right hand of my TV Screen. So I say -blam!- it and start bombarding him hoping he'll just sit there like an idiot until his IFV finally explodes.

So by about shot number six..... I get a double kill and watch bits and pieces of what used to be an attack helicopter fall on top of said IFV..... EPIC WIN.

TL;DR =  I got a double kill on an attack Heli with a Mortar Round.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on March 20, 2013, 03:12:48 PM
dude i've done that a couple times very rare but it totally possible so bravo  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on March 20, 2013, 05:01:09 PM
Nice spec! I was trying to use the mortar last night and was getting so pissed off. I was getting killed, while moving, by some d-bag mortar. I decided I had enough and dropped a mortar right on top of him and all I got was a hitmarker...okay so I launched another one on the same spot and I then died by one of his mortars.. As I was dying though, I saw another hitmarker! Like seriously.. How did he not die? I spent the rest of the match trying to get a mortar kill and all I would get is hitmarkers. Is there some special ammo I have to use to make it deadly? I know I wasn't using the smoke shells or whatever the heck they are.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on March 20, 2013, 05:17:18 PM
Maybe you were launching smoke instead of HE
Use your D-Pad to switch rounds.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on March 20, 2013, 05:36:54 PM
I know I wasn't using the smoke shells or whatever the heck they are.
I don't know man, it was really pissing me off. They were dropping directly on top of people. It was so frustrating.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on March 20, 2013, 05:53:34 PM
There was probably some obstruction that the other guy used for cover.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on March 21, 2013, 02:09:19 AM
then wouldn't he not be able to fire if it was above him as well?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on March 21, 2013, 07:13:51 AM
The Mortar's launching angle makes it possible to fire from shelter.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 21, 2013, 12:53:32 PM
The Mortar's launching angle makes it possible to fire from shelter.
Exactly what I do whenever I"m on Seine Crossing. Fire from Garages lol.

If your having a hard time Seth getting your kills. Go to a Hardcore server. Nothing like getting a triple kill in a TDM match from 1 mortar round  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on March 21, 2013, 08:44:25 PM
I'm not someone that really takes on mortar launching so it's not the biggest worry for me. I was just getting annoyed and thought I'd show that guy how easy and cheap it was...apparently it wasn't as easy as it looked. I also know they weren't in cover because the position they were on the map was closer to their spawn on some rock outcrops.

I'm not one to blame hacking at the first sign of things not going my way but there was a time in that server in a different match where a player was clearly invulnerable. He wasn't moving and he was standing outside of one of the capture points. I went up to him and shot him with several clips and nothing happened. It also wasn't a network issue as people in his squad were using him as a spawn. Fortunately for me, I could kill those people and actually spawn camped his body. I think I killed about 6 of them spawning on him before he moved and tried to turn on me. The instant he started moving is when I could kill him again. I've never seen this happen and was wondering if there's some weird admin setting that can turn them invulnerable.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on March 22, 2013, 12:41:59 AM
I'm not one to blame hacking at the first sign of things not going my way but there was a time in that server in a different match where a player was clearly invulnerable. He wasn't moving and he was standing outside of one of the capture points. I went up to him and shot him with several clips and nothing happened. It also wasn't a network issue as people in his squad were using him as a spawn. Fortunately for me, I could kill those people and actually spawn camped his body. I think I killed about 6 of them spawning on him before he moved and tried to turn on me. The instant he started moving is when I could kill him again. I've never seen this happen and was wondering if there's some weird admin setting that can turn them invulnerable.
NO, but there has been maps spots in which a person can get caught in that has a barrier. So shots won't reach him and most explosives won't either. CQ maps had alot of those.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 01, 2013, 09:18:24 PM
Most of the Endgame maps are still my favorite, especially because of the dirtbikes. We should get a joining going sometime.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on April 02, 2013, 07:40:02 AM
We should get a joining going sometime.
Count me in.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on April 02, 2013, 11:17:08 PM
Haven't done that in a bit.  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on April 02, 2013, 11:33:17 PM
I'll join in.

The other day I was playing gun master and got the worst spawn ever, of all time, in video game history. The match starts and I spawn right in front of the whole enemy team. I only got two shots off before my dead body hit the ground.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on April 03, 2013, 12:41:20 AM
So make it a joining for people that have all the map packs? or at least the last one?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on April 14, 2013, 01:43:39 PM
A pretty good head shot.

(http://i.minus.com/ibIjQsNzkVWEj.gif)

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on April 14, 2013, 01:52:13 PM
O_O
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on April 14, 2013, 02:05:32 PM
Just plain badass 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on April 14, 2013, 02:20:35 PM
How to hail a Cab.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 15, 2013, 02:23:42 PM
How did you make the video!  :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on April 15, 2013, 02:59:44 PM
Looks like an animated gif. Pretty awesome though; it's on par with the jet swap one.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on April 15, 2013, 04:33:38 PM
Just wondering, how many people have actually completed the Rambo Premium assignment?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on April 15, 2013, 04:55:05 PM
Just wondering, how many people have actually completed the Rambo Premium assignment?

i almost got it only need 4 more multi kills which if i fire rpg at full sout heli should be done eventually
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 15, 2013, 05:04:04 PM
I just need a few more multi kills. Figure i'll just hit up Hardcore TDM again  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on April 15, 2013, 05:06:50 PM
What are the requirements for the Rambo assignment?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on April 15, 2013, 05:18:58 PM
10 Kills w/o Dying
20 Kills in 1 game.
5 Multi-Kills (4 or more kills in seconds)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on April 15, 2013, 05:23:43 PM
Ah. I think all I'd need are the multikills
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on April 15, 2013, 05:27:42 PM
Same here. Managed 1 multi so far.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on April 15, 2013, 08:01:39 PM
zero multikills.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on April 15, 2013, 09:11:42 PM
How did you make the video!  :(
It's not my video, just happened to come across it surfing reddit at work.


As for the Rambo I just need the multi kills.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on April 16, 2013, 03:26:19 AM
targetting low flying scout heli's is best bet
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 08, 2013, 06:21:56 PM
96-hour Double XP Event May 9th Start time: 02 AM PST / 09 AM UTC May 9 (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2925730254644678303/)


Spotted this notice on the Battlelog.
 Despite our security measures, we have been working around the clock to mitigate the impact of an ongoing denial-of-service attack on our Battlefield 3 game infrastructure over the last several days. While the motives are unclear, the focus of the attack has been interference with network communications preventing access to multiplayer gameplay. At this point, no user data is involved. We share your frustration about the impact this has had to our service and the ability for many of you to play Battlefield 3. We are working tirelessly to mitigate the problem. As a part of our efforts to resolve these issues, we’ve conducted rolling restarts of Battlefield infrastructure servers to apply some updates. Thank you for your patience and support while we work to get everyone back and playing Battlefield 3 as soon as possible. More updates to come. /DICE Team

OXM article (http://www.oxm.co.uk/53704/dice-takes-battlefield-3-servers-offline-after-hacker-assault-is-incredibly-disappointed-by-this/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 09, 2013, 08:38:18 AM
Just a heads up.

 The double XP event has not started yet. No news on when or if it will go ahead.
 I'll keep an eye on the official feeds & update as & when.

 Found these 2 tweets from @Battlefield.
 The BF3 double XP event previously planned for May 9-13 will be held at a later date. Stay tuned for updates!


 We're working hard to have it available as soon as possible, but for now stay tuned to our channels for announcements
 


   Official Battlefield Twitter Feed. (https://twitter.com/Battlefield)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on May 09, 2013, 12:01:59 PM
Damn, well whenever the next one is, I'll need to go back to it and get my last achievement for BF3 to complete it :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on May 14, 2013, 10:29:24 PM
All of the Battlefield 3 DLC is on sale this week 50% off.

Premium: 4000 msp 2800 msp

Back to Karkand: 1200 msp 600 msp

Close Quarters: 1200 msp 600 msp

Armored Kill: 1200 msp 600 msp

Aftermath: 1200 msp 600 msp

End Game: 1200 msp 600 msp
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on May 16, 2013, 01:15:22 PM
Take 2.
Action!!

Double XP event May 23-27 (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2925730255753523487/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Niner on May 22, 2013, 05:36:02 PM
Looks like I'm going to need to dust off my disk.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 22, 2013, 06:06:33 PM
I'll be jumping on as well. Been playing enough PC
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on May 25, 2013, 04:59:13 PM
Finally not only got my level 45 but my last achievement in BF3 :), very happy about that :D

Now time to move that elsewhere and make space on my hard-drive for BF4 ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on June 12, 2013, 11:09:28 PM
oh so close, just two more ribbon then I'll have them all. Paul will be so jelly
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on June 16, 2013, 09:56:14 PM
just got done  with a game and my team was terrible game ended 197-0 in enemy favor never seen so many fails tho it seems some boosting was going on :/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on June 16, 2013, 10:12:40 PM
If you want to see some horrible teamwork and fails you should play Ghost Recon with a completely uncoordinated team, while the other team is completely coordinated. You will not get any objectives because your teammates don't know how to coordinate without a mic using the in-game coordination interface.

In Battlefield I don't care much about winning. That is until I use Commander Mode when I have the incentive to win.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on June 17, 2013, 12:02:23 PM
I'll be jumping on as well. Been playing enough PC
Lets play PC

I played my first game right now
64 players is insane, barely went positive but it was fun as hell.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on June 18, 2013, 01:11:29 PM
Alright, I think i'll hit you up on that. I'm terrible with shooters on pc though. At least compared to Xbox, so terrible. Also,

(http://cmi.memecdn.com/599/554599.gif)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on June 18, 2013, 02:15:17 PM
I'm a boss
(http://gyazo.com/29a581f500e1cf1ffb56f648873130d5.png)

Flying Helicopters is insanely hard.... i need a bigger mouse pad  >:(|
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on June 18, 2013, 08:50:35 PM
That's my best weapon too.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on June 18, 2013, 10:57:22 PM
I love that people get auto banned for aimbots and mods..
BF's security system is on point, As soon as they join they are kicked and banned.

I hope the next gen consoles look into getting something like Punk Buster
it will surely keep Paul's blood pressure to a healthy level.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on June 28, 2013, 07:23:13 PM
Yippee Ki Yay....


(http://i.imgur.com/aNmdNNm.gif)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Epic is Uber on June 28, 2013, 08:16:57 PM
The only game that's fun with modders is GTA 4 Free Roam...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on June 28, 2013, 08:26:27 PM
The only game that's fun with modders is GTA 4 Free Roam...
Sometimes.

They cause some extreme lag with their neon cars, insta-kills and everything else.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Seth on July 02, 2013, 01:49:11 PM
The only game that's fun with modders is GTA 4 Free Roam...
Sometimes.

They cause some extreme lag with their neon cars, insta-kills and everything else.
Some guy had a hot air balloon in a session I joined. It was huge and he got stuck on the streets. It was rigged with a car as the basket and a whole bunch of plane parts and other random bits to make up the balloon.  I was just like dude what are you doing, 5 FPS is not playable. It was bad.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 26, 2013, 08:47:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg6mkaTfv1E&feature=youtube_gdata_player (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg6mkaTfv1E&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
This is hilarious
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on July 27, 2013, 03:12:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg6mkaTfv1E&feature=youtube_gdata_player (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg6mkaTfv1E&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
This is hilarious
That is so awesome.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 29, 2013, 08:47:46 AM
64 player Conquest is too hectic, I always seem to run into 3-2 squads running together, and my squad is nowhere to be found. surprisingly TDM is a lot more fun than conquest, i can't stand team deathmatch on xbox though.

what kit and weapon do you guys like most?
or what kind of weapons do you want to see in BF4?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on July 29, 2013, 11:26:42 AM
64 player Conquest is too hectic, I always seem to run into 3-2 squads running together, and my squad is nowhere to be found. surprisingly TDM is a lot more fun than conquest, i can't stand team deathmatch on xbox though.

what kit and weapon do you guys like most?
or what kind of weapons do you want to see in BF4?

Support - M247 w/suppressor - Claymores (lots of them so I can place like a thousand down on the map)
Engineer - Scar w/suppressor - RPG - and party poppers......cause I like to party  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 29, 2013, 02:22:49 PM
I love the medic class been playing around with different weapons on it
the F2000 and AN94 are awesome but the m416 is my baby

the XBOW is the best thing ever!


you guys should check out BF3stats.com
kinda like battlelog but more in detail and you can do cool stuff like the image below, they have tons of different ones...
(http://g.bf3stats.com/360/dHe3RlkU/RK667.png)

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on July 29, 2013, 09:10:09 PM
For me it's all about taking out enemy vehicles. I love nothing more than laying down some landmines and running away then a few minutes later while I'm at the other end of the map *vehicle destroyed*  *enemy killed* *enemy killed*. It makes me giggle like a school girl.


Also, C4. Can never have enough C4.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 30, 2013, 09:34:49 AM
Here's another double vision... these two are amazing at just about everything in BF3
Double Vision - Bolt Action Brethren M98B (Battlefield 3 Gameplay/Commentary) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZphgZ_2VQ5k#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on July 30, 2013, 09:51:25 AM
For me it's all about taking out enemy vehicles. I love nothing more than laying down some landmines and running away then a few minutes later while I'm at the other end of the map *vehicle destroyed*  *enemy killed* *enemy killed*. It makes me giggle like a school girl.


Also, C4. Can never have enough C4.

i prefer to use a vehicle to kill them nothing like firing a shell right through the windshield of a jeep or heli and enjoying the fireworks :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on July 30, 2013, 02:10:07 PM
Here's another double vision... these two are amazing at just about everything in BF3
Agreed - their double vision episodes in the attack helicopter are plain awesome.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on July 30, 2013, 02:16:17 PM
Why do you not have this game, Arby?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on July 30, 2013, 02:22:05 PM
Because I don't have enough Internet to download all the patches... and 4 is coming out soon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on July 30, 2013, 02:36:53 PM
Oh, well if you could get it you should. Just to familiarize yourself with the controls of everything. Plus I'm sure you could get a cheap copy from ebay or something. I got mine with the back to karkland pack for less than $20, a year ago. It's pretty fun....
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 30, 2013, 02:41:42 PM
Oh, well if you could get it you should. Just to familiarize yourself with the controls of everything. Plus I'm sure you could get a cheap copy from ebay or something. I got mine with the back to karkland pack for less than $20, a year ago. It's pretty fun....
you need End game & other DLC
you are missing out on some of the best maps of any game.

except Armored Kill....I hate Tank Superiority but the maps are beautiful 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on July 30, 2013, 02:53:23 PM
I don't have enough Internet to download all the patches... and 4 is coming out soon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 30, 2013, 02:59:14 PM
you win the internet for the day.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on July 30, 2013, 03:01:17 PM
Yay! I'll go buy them all now!  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on July 30, 2013, 05:29:29 PM
damn it Flip, if you only had this map pack.
this is a surely cosmic party starter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SIJjrqlyy3E#at=404 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SIJjrqlyy3E#at=404)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on July 30, 2013, 05:46:49 PM
I traded in my copy of BF3 for 8 bucks when the Premium Edition was on sale for $25 last Thanksgiving.  I wanted that edition since it would have been cheaper than keeping what I had and buying DLC.  I never made it out in time to get the deal, so now I don't have the game.  It was fine at the time, but now I want it back.  Been thinking about getting it again, but with BF4 coming out, and the fact that I haven;t even beat the BO2 or Halo 4 campaigns, I just haven't cared enough to spend the $ again.  I do like BF3 better than both of those games though...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on July 30, 2013, 07:23:32 PM
damn it Flip, if you only had this map pack.
this is a surely cosmic party starter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SIJjrqlyy3E#at=404 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SIJjrqlyy3E#at=404)
ROFL! I want to do that!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on August 07, 2013, 06:52:06 AM
 
 This weekend.
 Battlefield 3 Double XP
 Starts: 2am PDT / 5am EDT / 11am EU / 10am UK -  August 10th
 Ends: 48 hours later.
 Players: Open to all Battlefield 3 players.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on August 07, 2013, 07:40:50 AM
Sweet. Is that for the Xbox, PS3, and PC versions?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on August 07, 2013, 08:44:38 AM
Sweet. Is that for the Xbox, PS3, and PC versions?
Yep
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on August 19, 2013, 07:50:21 AM
Celebrate Gamescom week with 2XP in BF3

To celebrate the show, we’re turning Gamescom week into double XP week for all Battlefield 3 players! Join our Gamescom updates here on the blog, then hop onto the Battlefield for a total of 120 hours’ worth of double XP. The double XP event starts August 21 at 2AM PST / 11 AM CEST (click link for a handy time zone table) and ends on August 26, 120 hours later.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on August 23, 2013, 03:55:10 PM
The complete gun list has been released.
Complete Battlefield 4 Weapons List & Stats! (Battlefield 4 Gameplay/Commentary/Trailer) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jimpiusm2H8#)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 23, 2013, 04:02:38 PM
Already posted in the Battlefield 4 thread
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on August 25, 2013, 01:05:12 PM
Addicted to Battlefield Montage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSXpPxSr5zE#ws)
I love this video. Watch it at 1080p
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 09, 2013, 12:57:14 PM
We need to do this on Saturday

http://youtu.be/uxyGeog3kKU (http://youtu.be/uxyGeog3kKU)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 10, 2013, 04:24:13 AM
I got Battlefield 3 Premium Edition. It's...interesting. I like the idea of vehicle combat in it, but I can't do it. I've flown a helicopter into a tree and died. Flew one straight up, rolled over, and flew straight into the ground. The tank and armored jeep type vehicles I can control, but being effective with them is a different story. The bike I'm fine with. Ran one guy over without trying. It's just a good thing I haven't found a plane yet. lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on September 10, 2013, 09:45:53 AM
I got Battlefield 3 Premium Edition. It's...interesting. I like the idea of vehicle combat in it, but I can't do it. I've flown a helicopter into a tree and died. Flew one straight up, rolled over, and flew straight into the ground. The tank and armored jeep type vehicles I can control, but being effective with them is a different story. The bike I'm fine with. Ran one guy over without trying. It's just a good thing I haven't found a plane yet. lol
Air vehicles are really hard to get used to, but it's worth it to get flying them up to a good standard. The punishment they can rain down with a good pilot is second to none
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on September 10, 2013, 10:10:20 AM
... I like the idea of vehicle combat in it, but I can't do it. I've flown a helicopter into a tree and died. Flew one straight up, rolled over, and flew straight into the ground.

 Welcome to the learning curve  ;D It's worth sticking with, it will pay off in the end. Check out AS for some jet practise & look for low population servers, same goes for helo's. The Little Bird is probably the best one to start with. Map wise - Armoured Shield, Operation Riverside, Nebandan Flats, Death Valley & Kiasar Railroad.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 10, 2013, 10:21:08 AM
Every time I get in a jet I always end up saying "oops"

Like Breq said, go into AS and just try and get use to the jet. Capturing the bases helps rank up the jet too, so you can new toys for it.
Try messing with your controller settings as well. I couldn't fly the jet on the default ones.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 10, 2013, 12:01:58 PM
Thanks for the tips. I went straight into the biggest server I could find and obviously that wasn't a good thing. This is my new project so I'm going to be working on it until I improve.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 10, 2013, 12:57:47 PM
I'm hoping to see some SIPer's on BF3 this weekend and if your around Poke, I could attempt to show you the ropes haha. I found getting used to the helicopter was easier then the Plane. And little birds are definetly more forgiving.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 10, 2013, 02:06:11 PM
Set up something for maybe Friday night and I should be on Spec, Saturday night is iffy due to my son's birthday party though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 10, 2013, 03:33:59 PM
Ugh, Friday night won't work for me. I'll be at my girlfriend's place until Saturday morning so I can drop her off at the airport. :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on September 10, 2013, 03:44:11 PM
We need to do this on Saturday

http://youtu.be/uxyGeog3kKU (http://youtu.be/uxyGeog3kKU)

BATTLELOGGERS! LAUNCH PAD! BY BATTLEFIELD FRIENDS SEASON 2 EPISODE 6! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIJjrqlyy3E#ws)

Battleloggers! Snipe Hunting! By Battlefield Friends Season 2 Episode 8! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyUEIbbUSqQ#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 10, 2013, 03:47:49 PM
I'm up for some Saturday night madness
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 10, 2013, 03:54:21 PM
er.mah.gerd. launch pad is going to be my new thing. I need asstronots.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 10, 2013, 03:56:09 PM
Protip: don't launch pad yourself, it doesn't work. It just makes a mess.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 10, 2013, 05:41:11 PM
Gonna be nuts!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on September 11, 2013, 10:24:35 AM
Let's make this official (http://spartan1project.com/forum/index.php?topic=3586.0).


I'm going to leave the server up until the beta is available (and maybe longer). I am officially inviting everyone to join me, "unofficially". That is, if you can tear yourself away from GTAV, lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 17, 2013, 04:19:22 PM
I'm going to leave the server up until the beta is available (and maybe longer). I am officially inviting everyone to join me, "unofficially". That is, if you can tear yourself away from GTAV, lol.
Make me a admin Flatty, so I can change gametypes occasionally (need some assignments) and kick vehicle campers and other tools. Promise I'm not like Drunk Mike :-P (ask Leo)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on September 17, 2013, 04:26:18 PM
Ok. Yes we only need ONE drunk Mike, lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on September 17, 2013, 04:53:37 PM
Ok. Yes we only need ONE drunk Mike, lol.
Highlander - "There Can Be Only One" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqcLjcSloXs#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on September 19, 2013, 11:54:02 AM
LOL!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 20, 2013, 05:24:04 PM
Funniest thing happened to me today. Dude rammed me with a jet the other day, I sent him a message asking why he would do such a thing. He cried and complained that it was on accident. I called bs on it.
Long story short, he was getting extremely upset about the whole ordeal. Now today he sends me a message calling me, and I quote.
Quote
An Xbox nazi gangsta thug.

Lmfao, I'm like thanks for the compliment bro. Good stuff, people who get mad like this brighten up my day so much, it's better than watching a comedy show/movie.
I also threw in a "umadbro yolo" just to stir the pot a little more. He didn't like that.  ;D

p.s. I am in no way, shape, or form a nazi gangsta thug.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on September 21, 2013, 12:46:39 AM
I wanna be an xbox nazi gangsta thug  :-\\
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 21, 2013, 11:27:47 AM
people like that are annoyed just like ones camping russian spawn on kharg,oh it the aa was back at base they wouldn't be so keen on camping it if you catch my drift  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 21, 2013, 12:41:35 PM
I find it funny when they go to spawn camp while I'm in the AA. They don't realize you can't destroy the AA, yet the keep shooting at it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 23, 2013, 01:16:39 AM
wot

(http://i.imgur.com/PPCDvoD.gif)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 23, 2013, 04:40:34 AM
 :o
         da faq.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: jat666 on September 23, 2013, 12:08:07 PM
I call hax! :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on September 25, 2013, 01:20:47 PM
I desperately need a pvr. Last night, I was playing on Seine Crossing and was med pack camping/reviving a squad mate over and over and over and over while he was getting demolished by a tank. I think I got 4 medical efficiency ribbons that round ;D.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 25, 2013, 01:22:58 PM
I desperately need a pvr. Last night, I was playing on Seine Crossing and was med pack camping/reviving a squad mate over and over and over and over while he was getting demolished by a tank. I think I got 4 medical efficiency ribbons that round ;D.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BlJbXffi0-A/UeAmZa2uWdI/AAAAAAAAF6Y/myBc6_nzcr4/s1600/36530952.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on September 25, 2013, 01:39:48 PM
LOL! I was screaming, "RUN MuTHaF@^&ER, RUN!!" in between the howls of laughter. Ah, Good times ;D.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on September 25, 2013, 02:58:36 PM
Lol. Flatty good sir.  ::) I knew there was an evil side to you somewhere.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on October 01, 2013, 01:08:19 PM
Maybe a repost but...

Battlefield Friends (Happy Hour) - Left Behind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIJpnwstUG0#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on October 02, 2013, 01:08:53 AM
Lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on October 07, 2013, 02:44:05 AM
I was having a 1v1 sniper battle with this KING kid.
I owned him pretty bad lol
(http://gyazo.com/ba4f44ff3125646cd9c8f9e933855bcc.gif)
(http://gyazo.com/2b7ebbe5346dff4a8d04563896b0cdae.gif)
(http://gyazo.com/033d7a932c46a2d164bf85a5f828727d.gif)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on October 09, 2013, 11:35:20 AM
Its like Walmart on Saturday! LOL!

Battlefield Friends (Happy Hour) - PC ELITIST (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWiXCPSN350#ws)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on October 11, 2013, 07:59:09 AM
Lmao.

Quote
Guys I think theres a chopper comin in, grenade out.
At the chopper?
Chopper, out, grenade
Stop throwing grenades man what are you doin?
Why?
Does anybody have a stinger?
Oh he went down, he went down guys
Probably one of your grenades.
Ya think?
No.
It might of been.
No, it wasn't.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on October 11, 2013, 09:57:41 AM
Trysten and I have been working toward this...

http://youtu.be/r92Eszp2EFY (http://youtu.be/r92Eszp2EFY)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 11, 2013, 03:40:22 PM
(http://static1.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/The+extreme+portrayal+of+two+dimensional+kinematics+in+this+gif+_93541a199fe27d55e2e5b7e85746d0fb.gif)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 21, 2013, 08:58:10 PM
Before you all switch to Battlefield 4 I'll ask for some help. I need an expert sniper that can help me get through the "Drop 'em Like Liquid" co-op mission on hard, and possibly the "Bullseye" achievement on easy. I'm not good enough with the sniper on hard to get it done with a random.

I also need the "Eleventh Hour" mission on hard for the hard co-op completion achievement. Last request is "Exfiltration" on easy for the "Ninja" achievement. I've been trying all of these with randoms and it's clearly something that needs a good teammate.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on October 21, 2013, 11:33:22 PM
I am not an expert sniper by any stretch but I need a few of those achievements too. If you see me on I will gladly help.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 22, 2013, 12:02:39 AM
Before you all switch to Battlefield 4 I'll ask for some help. I need an expert sniper that can help me get through the "Drop 'em Like Liquid" co-op mission on hard, and possibly the "Bullseye" achievement on easy. I'm not good enough with the sniper on hard to get it done with a random.

I also need the "Eleventh Hour" mission on hard for the hard co-op completion achievement. Last request is "Exfiltration" on easy for the "Ninja" achievement. I've been trying all of these with randoms and it's clearly something that needs a good teammate.

i'm not an expert sniper but i can help you with everything but bullseye since i still don't got it
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on October 22, 2013, 06:47:03 AM
I need to do all of the missions on Hard.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 22, 2013, 08:18:18 PM
if we're ever on hit me up and i'll help
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on October 23, 2013, 11:05:19 AM
Double XP is up n' running.  8)

No end date given.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 23, 2013, 11:07:40 AM
That's excellent news for those looking to get to level 100 colonel... they only have to sit on "the bucket" for half the time! :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on October 23, 2013, 11:15:11 AM
LOL! Thanks for the heads up BREQ. With your advice I have a few weapons and medals ready to pop for the 2xp. I'm hoping to hit colonel before BF4 is released.   
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on October 23, 2013, 01:23:07 PM
LOL! Thanks for the heads up BREQ. With your advice I have a few weapons and medals ready to pop for the 2xp. I'm hoping to hit colonel before BF4 is released.
You're welcome.

 XP is running for 120 hours (http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2xp-in-battlefield-3/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on October 24, 2013, 12:53:25 PM
Thanks for the help with a few co-op achievements Pokenut. Sorry that "Ninjas" took that many times to get. We are now experts on the level though, ;).
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 24, 2013, 01:59:45 PM
lol, Thank you for the help. I never looked up how that one was done so I actually expected it to take longer than it did. Your mic cut out after you said three a few times so I guessed when to shoot.  ;)

All we have left is Bullseye now. We got nearly halfway on hard so it should be much easier on easy when it only takes one shot to kill.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 25, 2013, 01:35:34 AM
just had a game where i went 52-7 by being gunner in the amtrac on canals so needless to say felt like boss  8) and if peeps do get bullseye lemme know
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 25, 2013, 05:21:10 AM
I had a few good moments as well tonight. Headshot with a tank shell. Took down a moving chopper with the RPG. Got 25 rocket kills by shooting enemies in the back at point blank range (I was being a troll to unlock an assignment. ;D). Lots of fun to join a server that says only noobs, no Colonels, no tryhards... then be a noob tryhard. 8)

Is there a known issue with the stats page in the game not showing the proper rank? It says I'm level 29 as well as the leaderboard, but battlelog and my last promotion animation say 31. Which one is right?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on October 25, 2013, 05:28:14 AM
Is there a known issue with the stats page in the game not showing the proper rank? It says I'm level 29 as well as the leaderboard, but battlelog and my last promotion animation say 31. Which one is right?
It's been like that for awhile now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 25, 2013, 11:18:54 AM
All we have left is Bullseye now. We got nearly halfway on hard so it should be much easier on easy when it only takes one shot to kill.

Don't take chances with that achievement. Especially the one hit kill part. Use at least 2 bullets per enemy or your going to have a bad time. Trust me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 28, 2013, 05:54:49 AM
It looks like the double XP just ended. Thanks for letting us know about it, BREQ! I managed to double the points I already had and went up 10 ranks.

@Spec: I know exactly what you mean. After a few games with randoms it's easy to see two shots is the smart way to go. The hardest part for me though is the three groups of three soldiers that you have to kill before your team is spotted. I'm not fast enough with the sniper.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 28, 2013, 06:31:07 AM
poke have one person get the left soldier while you get the right or vice versa then you double team the middle and rinse and repeat for the other 3 man groups
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 28, 2013, 09:06:50 AM
poke have one person get the left soldier while you get the right or vice versa then you double team the middle and rinse and repeat for the other 3 man groups
He speaks the truth. In the groups of 3 and up its always best to choose sides, pop 2, and converge on the middle so your 1 bullet becomes 2 hits with your partner doing the same.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: BREQ on October 28, 2013, 02:37:00 PM
It looks like the double XP just ended. Thanks for letting us know about it, BREQ! I managed to double the points I already had and went up 10 ranks.
You're welcome.
Only managed to get an hour's worth of double XP  >:(
Good to see Peeps making the most of it tho.  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on October 28, 2013, 05:35:37 PM
The hardest part for me though is the three groups of three soldiers that you have to kill before your team is spotted.
http://youtu.be/z15Vctj9d1k (http://youtu.be/z15Vctj9d1k)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on November 09, 2013, 10:54:08 AM
Double post but thats what happens when new games are released ;). Trysten, bro, that server was super fun!! I wish I could have played all night! Hilarious how we ganged up on that corner camper over and over and over. LOL! Good stuff!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 09, 2013, 11:14:40 AM
I like your new avatar, Flatty.

I shot down a jet with the main gun of the tank for the first time last night. Then shot down a transport helicopter with three people and an attack chopper with two in the next game. Made my night.

Found a server that the admin said he hates jet pilots. It was fun occasionally watching jets fall from the sky since the pilots got kicked. lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on November 09, 2013, 12:11:27 PM
LOL! That's funny!

I joined a server the other day, spawned on a squad mate and took down a transport helo with an rpg that was sitting on a roof top about to take off. I killed all 4 enemies, disabled/destroyed the vehicle, squad wipe and got two anti-explosive ribbons all while capping the base. Crazy stuff. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Trysten on November 09, 2013, 12:16:07 PM
Double post but thats what happens when new games are released ;). Trysten, bro, that server was super fun!! I wish I could have played all night! Hilarious how we ganged up on that corner camper over and over and over. LOL! Good stuff!
Indeed it was fun Flatty. On that map when I found out that dude was camping I was all,
"The main battle is going on the other side of the map, but this side is now mine! GTFO you camping son of a...." :P

That's the most fun I've had in BF in a long time, it's also been quite a while since I played it. I did pretty good considering.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 09, 2013, 04:46:38 PM
I joined a server the other day, spawned on a squad mate and took down a transport helo with an rpg that was sitting on a roof top about to take off. I killed all 4 enemies, disabled/destroyed the vehicle, squad wipe and got two anti-explosive ribbons all while capping the base. Crazy stuff.

That's awesome! I've only done that with a tank on an attack helicopter before.

I forgot about the odd squad I got put in for a few games. The three guys are all standing at the base waiting for the chopper to spawn. No big deal, but the one that doesn't get in shoots it with a SMAW. Later they all end up capping the same base as I roll up in my tank. They jump on, not in, and start to T-bag me. I gun the throttle then slam on the brakes and watch them all fly off. One gets hit by a buggy and goes skipping about 50 feet. Next thing I know I'm the squad leader with a smaller team...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 09, 2013, 05:14:05 PM
had game not too long ago where i used the mobile AA as an anti infantry platform needless to say the enemy team wasn't too thrilled  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on November 09, 2013, 06:03:40 PM
Next thing I know I'm the squad leader with a smaller team...
PROMOTED!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on December 03, 2013, 03:15:06 PM
Best Buy has BF3 Premium Edition on sale for $14.99 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/battlefield-3-premium-edition-xbox-360/6603376.p?id=1218760168939&skuId=6603376&st=cyber-sale-hot-games-115173&lp=9&cp=1) this week. It's currently sold out online, but it may be available in your local store.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 29, 2014, 11:33:55 PM
spent all night playing BF3 last night, so much more fun than BF4
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: wrcfan on March 30, 2014, 12:21:07 AM
I saw you pop on last night, was tempted to join you but was having too much fun playing Titanfall with Jake.

I find BF4 is more like BF3.5
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on March 30, 2014, 12:59:14 AM
yeah i saw that it said you were playing Titanfall, I still have yet to buy that game
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on May 29, 2014, 04:57:12 PM
BF3 (PC only) is available for free on Origin now until June 3 (https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/buy/battlefield-3/pc-download/base-game/standard-edition). You don't have to download it right away; as long as it's in your games library before June 3, you can re-download it free at any time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on July 01, 2014, 04:02:33 PM
This was such an awesome mission...
http://youtu.be/6uFmZxjK-X0 (http://youtu.be/6uFmZxjK-X0)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 01, 2014, 04:35:06 PM
I found it to be a bit boring. It was a rail shooter in the air. Once you learned the pattern you could drop the enemy planes or avoid the missles as the dialogue was warning you. The co-op campaign mission with the chopper was better since you could actually control it and have a possibility of going down in flames.

It's been too long since I've played this. Maybe I'll dust off my tank later this week. I only have one more achievement to go so I'm not quitting it yet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on July 01, 2014, 05:12:21 PM
It was still a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: ROK198 on July 01, 2014, 05:50:27 PM
It was more exciting than the other missions, but it wasn't really special.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Flatty on July 02, 2014, 02:19:03 PM
I didn't like the campaign that much at all but it was a fun mission.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 05, 2014, 02:30:06 AM
I got back into BF3 and I have no idea why I stopped playing. It's more fun than most of the other multiplayer games I have. The server search doesn't seem to work anymore, but quick match does the trick.

If anyone still has this game, would someone be interested in helping me out with the "Bullseye" achievement (Co-op Campaign)? It's the last one I need for 100%. I've been trying this off and on with randoms and that's just not going to work. I can be around most of the afternoon today (Saturday) and I'm able to use my mic. If today isn't good then a different day can be figured out.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: dowders on July 05, 2014, 04:57:43 AM
I might be able to help with that. I'll need to practice on BF3 again for a bit (and today won't be any good I don't think) but I'll give it a good crack
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 07, 2014, 05:06:14 PM
Sorry for the late reply. I got busy and forgot this was here.

That would be great, dowders! I know what you mean by practice. On Friday I did a few games to remember how to use the Bipod and in the process a few teammates got a grenade to the back. I'll send you a PM later so we can work out a plan to meet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Newb on January 03, 2015, 02:19:01 PM
Looks like it has been a while but if you need any assistance on the co-op I'm not on very often but I've gotten them all. Gamertag is: Newb INC
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on January 12, 2015, 03:15:15 PM
Thanks for the offer! I'm still only missing Bullseye so I would appreciate the help. I sent you a message on Xbox Live.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3 discussion thread
Post by: RK667 on February 19, 2015, 02:29:17 AM
I felt nostalgic and decided to play a few matches of BF3
the graphics aren't the best but this was the best battlefield of all time
The maps are just so amazing.. I can't honestly think of one vanilla BF4 map that I enjoyed
most of them were from DLC or reincarnations via Second Assault


Sienne Crossing... pls come back to me bb