Battlefield 3 Catch-All

Nyxs Optare wrote:

I'm sorry if it's been asked before....

I ordered from Amazon - they sent me a dog tag pack code - Where do I enter this? Can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks,
Nyxs

This is information I also need.

I put in about 8 hours on the 360 and here are my thoughts:

Minor Complaints

No Commo Rose. It's very akward to use the Back button to request ammo, health, and transport. I hope they find a way to add in a radius/dial function to streamline this. I don't want to stop moving to try and and aim at a teammate for help. Why can't I press a button and just yell it out a la BF2?

No option to change loadouts or exit the game between rounds. Instead of staring at stats I'd rather be browsing through my kits and setting my loadouts for each class. I hope these tweak this later.

I'm a little disappointed with the unlock system - mainly the fact that they force you to decide between equipment. The Assault Class unlocks a M320 underbarrel grenade launcher (not very powerful btw) but to use it you have to give up medikits. Why? It's not like the M320 turns a ordinary medic into a godly one so there's no need to do this. The same goes for the Engineer Class, which has to choose between AT Mines or the Repair Tool. Again, the AT Mines are very ineffective on large maps/open areas so why do I have to sacrifice my Repair Tool just to throw a few mines down. Dumb.

Bonus Complaint- how come there aren't any smoke, flash, or stun grenades. I'm pretty sure they were in BF2. Doesn't make sense that the only smoke is available to the Assault Class' grenade launcher.

Positive Thoughts

I'm pleasantly surprised with just how fun and chaotic the matches are with only 24 players. Coming from BF2, I was REALLY worried that the console version would feel dumbed down and there wouldn't be as much action but I was most definitely wrong. In fact, I actually think there are times when there is just too much going on especially when spawning on a squad member whose already in the thick of it.

The game looks amazing! I was also hesistant about getting the console version after seeing how gorgeous it looks on the PC but DICE really delivered beyond what I expected. The lighting is outstanding, destruction and explosions are epic (although sometimes slightly delayed), and the environments (particularily outside the playing area) look incredibly realistic. I <3 Tehran Highway! I have to wear a bib to keep the drool under control.

I'll be on all night tonight to hit me up!

Nyxs Optare wrote:

I'm sorry if it's been asked before....

I ordered from Amazon - they sent me a dog tag pack code - Where do I enter this? Can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks,
Nyxs

If you're on the 360 it's the redeem code area, off of the center xbox button.

I'm sorry if it's been asked before....

I ordered from Amazon - they sent me a dog tag pack code - Where do I enter this? Can't seem to find it anywhere.

Edit** Nevermind - was looking on battlelog instead of the Origin launcher thingy.

Thanks,
Nyxs

Caddrel wrote:
Trashie wrote:

Ack. My order from Amazon just showed up and they sent me the wrong version. It's the PS3 version and not the 360 version. There goes my pre-order bonus.

If you ring Amazon they'll probably be able to sort out any issues about retaining the preorder bonus. Amazon (in the UK at least) are usually pretty good at fixing problems.

They would but they'd want to send me another copy which wouldn't get here for a couple of days. I want my BF3 today, damn you. So I'm returning it for refund and picking up a copy from a local brick & mortar store.

MannishBoy wrote:
mr_n00b wrote:
Trashie wrote:

Ack. My order from Amazon just showed up and they sent me the wrong version. It's the PS3 version and not the 360 version. There goes my pre-order bonus.

Easy fix, get a PS3! You're Welcome

Noooo, we want him with us.

Seriously though...how many PS3 folks do we have?

Probably done in the Origin Manager console.
I jsut redemed my Physical Warfare Pack.
Click the cog at top right and click redeem product code.

MannishBoy wrote:
mr_n00b wrote:
Trashie wrote:

Ack. My order from Amazon just showed up and they sent me the wrong version. It's the PS3 version and not the 360 version. There goes my pre-order bonus.

Easy fix, get a PS3! You're Welcome

Noooo, we want him with us.

I actually have a PS3 but there are few GwJ's on the PSN. Xbox Live is my preferred MP environment.

I'm just firing up on the 360... feel free to hit me up. I dont have any GWJers on my friend list yet.

Uh... why can't I log on to Battlelog? I updated my EA profile and added the game. Even reset my password, just in case. But I keep getting the cryptically frustrating "Your account is not allowed to log in."

Any ideas?

93_confirmed wrote:

I'm a little disappointed with the unlock system - mainly the fact that they force you to decide between equipment. The Assault Class unlocks a M320 underbarrel grenade launcher (not very powerful btw) but to use it you have to give up medikits. Why? It's not like the M320 turns a ordinary medic into a godly one so there's no need to do this. The same goes for the Engineer Class, which has to choose between AT Mines or the Repair Tool. Again, the AT Mines are very ineffective on large maps/open areas so why do I have to sacrifice my Repair Tool just to throw a few mines down. Dumb.

I've found the M320 is only really useful when there's stuff to land it against (walls or alleys), or against clumps of people in a confined space. Having to swap it out for the medkit is a bit much; it seems at first glance as if DICE have over-nerfed a lot of the stuff from BC2 people had a problem with.

The only reason I'm even using it is to get smoke grenades, but apparently the mortar can fire those as well...

As for AT mines... I think if there wasn't some trade-off people would use them everywhere.

MudderFudder77 wrote:

I'm one of those guys who only played Karkand, and while my K/D ratio was 1:19837 I was happy.

I've never played Battlefield 2, so can't really comment on air power in that game. My first Battlefield game was Bad Company 2, and I came into Battlefield 3 expecting it to have a greater emphasis on vehicles and air power. It's just a bit puzzling to me that DICE seem to have made the game more infantry-focused than their infantry-focused game

lostlobster wrote:

Uh... why can't I log on to Battlelog? I updated my EA profile and added the game. Even reset my password, just in case. But I keep getting the cryptically frustrating "Your account is not allowed to log in."

Any ideas?

Have you played on 360 yet? Think you have to do that before it builds your BF3 soldier.

Nyxs Optare wrote:

I ordered from Amazon - they sent me a dog tag pack code - Where do I enter this? Can't seem to find it anywhere.

I still haven't gotten mine

I just stuck my 360 discs in to do all the installin'. For some reason on both of my xboxes, after telling it when prompted that I wanted the texture pack installed, I actually had to do it twice. It seemed to fail on the first attempt. I wasn't actively watching it on either, but when I came back in the room both boxes had the prompt up on the screen to start the process again.

93_confirmed wrote:

No Commo Rose. It's very akward to use the Back button to request ammo, health, and transport. I hope they find a way to add in a radius/dial function to streamline this. I don't want to stop moving to try and and aim at a teammate for help. Why can't I press a button and just yell it out a la BF2?

I really like the contextual stuff. Much quicker to look at a medic and hit back than to hit a button, then scroll around with a stick to hopefully get the right message. I don't really care if it's there on PC or not, either. I've never played BF2, but all the videos I've seen just seem to have people spamming the commo rose to the point of annoyance.

Bonus Complaint- how come there aren't any smoke, flash, or stun grenades. I'm pretty sure they were in BF2. Doesn't make sense that the only smoke is available to the Assault Class' grenade launcher.

There's smoke. It's one of the options on the M320.

MannishBoy wrote:

I just stuck my 360 discs in to do all the installin'. For some reason on both of my xboxes, after telling it when prompted that I wanted the texture pack installed, I actually had to do it twice. It seemed to fail on the first attempt. I wasn't actively watching it on either, but when I came back in the room both boxes had the prompt up on the screen to start the process again.

Mine did the same... worked fine the second time.

I sent an application to the platoon. If one of the platoon leaders/admins could process it I'd be mighty appreciative. Solder name is Swarfigo.

edit: Thanks Mannish.

hoosierjoe wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

I just stuck my 360 discs in to do all the installin'. For some reason on both of my xboxes, after telling it when prompted that I wanted the texture pack installed, I actually had to do it twice. It seemed to fail on the first attempt. I wasn't actively watching it on either, but when I came back in the room both boxes had the prompt up on the screen to start the process again.

Mine did the same... worked fine the second time.

+1

lostlobster wrote:

Uh... why can't I log on to Battlelog? I updated my EA profile and added the game. Even reset my password, just in case. But I keep getting the cryptically frustrating "Your account is not allowed to log in."

Any ideas?

I had the same issue with Moto's account. I sent several support e-mails to EA, but they did not help, so I created a new account for him. I think it was related to the original account having is actual age which is under 17. I changed that in the new account. I think I made him 93 years old

MudderFudder77 wrote:
Nyxs Optare wrote:

I'm sorry if it's been asked before....

I ordered from Amazon - they sent me a dog tag pack code - Where do I enter this? Can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks,
Nyxs

This is information I also need.

On PC click on the cog in the top right in Origin. Click on "redeem product code" and enter said code. For consoles I'd assume it's wherever you redeem any code.

Anyone else getting insanely high sensitivity when gets in a vehicle? Can't shoot at anything. Works fine as a soldier.

liquid wrote:

Anyone else getting insanely high sensitivity when gets in a vehicle? Can't shoot at anything. Works fine as a soldier.

It is a bit drastic. It's taking me a long time to get used it.

edit: fyi anyone wanting some good helicopter practice play the 2nd co-op map. Fun stuff!

Could I get an invite to the PC Gamers with Jobs Platoon. The "apply" button doesn't seem to be doing anything. I'm "Nevin73" on Origin (naturally).

Hope you all get over being sick. Seems to be something going around...

Just applied to the platoon.

Nevin73 wrote:

Could I get an invite to the PC Gamers with Jobs Platoon. The "apply" button doesn't seem to be doing anything. I'm "Nevin73" on Origin (naturally).

Did you install the plugin and restart the browser? That's what I needed to do to get it to work.

Trashie wrote:
Caddrel wrote:
Trashie wrote:

Ack. My order from Amazon just showed up and they sent me the wrong version. It's the PS3 version and not the 360 version. There goes my pre-order bonus.

If you ring Amazon they'll probably be able to sort out any issues about retaining the preorder bonus. Amazon (in the UK at least) are usually pretty good at fixing problems.

They would but they'd want to send me another copy which wouldn't get here for a couple of days. I want my BF3 today, damn you. So I'm returning it for refund and picking up a copy from a local brick & mortar store.

Don't know the Amazon zero-day game trick? I'll spoiler it, so ultra-ethical peeps, don't click!

Spoiler:

1) Buy game you want right now from BB, Target, etc.
2) Order same from online store with better price.
3) Return copy from online store to B&M store.

In your case, send your PS3 copy back for the Xbox version for step 2. My dogtag bonus code was in my Digital Items section of Amazon. Also, it's totally worthless crap.

plavonica wrote:

Hope you all get over being sick. Seems to be something going around...

I'm actually feeling worse. Might need a 2nd day.

homelessgiant wrote:

you guys having login issues? I can't even launch the single player game

360 servers seem to have crapped out.

you guys having login issues? seems like day 1 server issues were inevitiable

hoosierjoe wrote:
homelessgiant wrote:

you guys having login issues? I can't even launch the single player game

360 servers seem to have crapped out.

I'm a PC. i wonder if they are all tied together somehow

Sad... get home, install, and the servers are already shot. Predictable but still disappointing.

Thanks a lot. All you hard working Goodjers come home to play and now the servers are f'd.