Battlefield 3 Catch-All

My internet its down and it's killing me!

Contemplating picking this up, but I'm a CoD guy. Will playing as a cog in a huge machine annoy me if I'm more of the mercenary type (save running with a few of my pals every now and then)?

93_confirmed wrote:
El-Producto wrote:

What's BS, is that with these server problems, I can't even play SP.

Lame EA.. totally Lame.

Are you serious? What's the message? I was just firing up the SP now.

I've had no problem what so ever in SP.

datawang wrote:

Contemplating picking this up, but I'm a CoD guy. Will playing as a cog in a huge machine annoy me if I'm more of the mercenary type (save running with a few of my pals every now and then)?

You can play however you like and be successful. BF3 has something for everyong regardless of play style.

Figure out my problem. Not sure why it's different, but in beta and yesterday I was launching directly from battlelog in Chrome. Had so many problems, until I tried launching from Origin and it worked.

Weird.

datawang wrote:

Contemplating picking this up, but I'm a CoD guy. Will playing as a cog in a huge machine annoy me if I'm more of the mercenary type (save running with a few of my pals every now and then)?

If you love racking up a huge K/D ratio you can still help your team. If you do just this and don't pay attention to the goals you can also lose frequently. I've been annoyed on more than one occasion by a teammate who's basically playing it like COD. You can certainly do this, but you're also likely to cause your team to lose if you don't pay attention to team goals in some fashion.

Gimpy_Butzke wrote:

I was just booted by the admin on the GWJ server. Can someone tell me why?

He probably didn't know you were GWJ. You should hop on the Ventrilo server, make your clan tag GWJ or let people know you are GWJ. We are making room for Goodjers. If you are not a standard name (I see you have been here for years, but don't post very often) on the site you need to make sure you are known.

Buddy of mine here at work asked me if you can remap controls to the mouse using an in game menu? He's telling me he couldn't do so in the beta, he also want's to know if you still need to be "spawned" in game to adjust the settings? I tried telling him he could use his Wingman software to remap buthe is not grasping how that works.

Myself, I'm looking forward to joining the platoon when my copy arrives from Newegg.

Ballotechnic wrote:

They may not have recognized your gamertag since you're new to GWJ. Not sure who admins it.

I've been part of GWJ for over 3 years. Maybe I was kicked because I wasn't part of the platoon. Or possibly one of the admins has something against me and I don't know about it.

I don't know why I was kicked really, I just hope this doesn't happen regularly on GWJ servers.

When you apply to the platoons, can you also update the spreadsheet with your ID? Just in case we don't recognize your name.

CrashMonkey wrote:

When you apply to the platoons, can you also update the spreadsheet with your ID? Just in case we don't recognize your name.

Agreed We're getting close to full, and I'd like to make sure we've got real GWJ people taking up the slots.

(Whew, several hour internet outage seems to have righted itself. Time to shoot people in their craniums.)

Well I keep losing contact to the ea servers and dropping midgame, and still can't activate my battlefeed for some reason (keeps saying I'm not allowed?) but when I'm actually playing this is good fun. Maps are much better than the demo map.

MannishBoy wrote:
CrashMonkey wrote:

When you apply to the platoons, can you also update the spreadsheet with your ID? Just in case we don't recognize your name.

Agreed We're getting close to full, and I'd like to make sure we've got real GWJ people taking up the slots.

(Whew, several hour internet outage seems to have righted itself. Time to shoot people in their craniums.)

Well save room for me. I can't apply until my copy arrives in a week or so. Added my name to the spreadsheet.

KrazyTacoFO wrote:
Gimpy_Butzke wrote:

I was just booted by the admin on the GWJ server. Can someone tell me why?

He probably didn't know you were GWJ. You should hop on the Ventrilo server, make your clan tag GWJ or let people know you are GWJ. We are making room for Goodjers. If you are not a standard name (I see you have been here for years, but don't post very often) on the site you need to make sure you are known.

I just got booted a bunch of times too. Was I naughty?

Edit: Just noticed the spreadsheet, and I've added myself. I used to go by reefinyateef but I've switched usernames.

AcidCat wrote:

Well I keep losing contact to the ea servers and dropping midgame, and still can't activate my battlefeed for some reason (keeps saying I'm not allowed?) but when I'm actually playing this is good fun. Maps are much better than the demo map.

If it says you're not allowed then you have to sign up in Battlelog.

ShareefJackson wrote:
KrazyTacoFO wrote:
Gimpy_Butzke wrote:

I was just booted by the admin on the GWJ server. Can someone tell me why?

He probably didn't know you were GWJ. You should hop on the Ventrilo server, make your clan tag GWJ or let people know you are GWJ. We are making room for Goodjers. If you are not a standard name (I see you have been here for years, but don't post very often) on the site you need to make sure you are known.

I just got booted a bunch of times too. Was I naughty?

Edit: Just noticed the spreadsheet, and I've added myself. I used to go by reefinyateef but I've switched usernames.

Yeah if they don't know you very well you were just mistaken for a puby. Nobody has anything against you guys just an honest mistake. Just make yourself heard on vent or what not and they will try to get you back in.

I don't Know if its just the 360 people having problems but other than one crash on the PC I had a smooth as butter time all night.

Played some of the single player. You guys know what I'm sick of? Games that start with an exciting scene that ends on a cliffhanger, then cut to "X hours earlier." You know what else? Games that frame their narrative as an interrogation. BF3 does both. The interrogation thing doesn't even really work for what they're trying to do. At one part the interrogator asks about a pilot (technically a navigator) by name, then tells a nice story about her (with a neat F/A-18 sequence). But the point of his story is simply, "you knew there'd be an airstrike there." Which is fine and all, but why would a soldier on the ground have the slightest idea who's flying a particular sortie, and why would he care that the navigator went through pre-flight checks before take-off?

It seems like a minor quibble but BF3 is tripping all over itself trying to be Call of Duty, and what little story there is suffers for it.

Maybe I should shut up and get my head blown off repeatedly in multiplayer like I'm supposed to.

Thanks for the server, ranalin. Good time tonight. All 5 minutes of it.

Enjoyed the few rounds of conquest I got in. Liking the point rebalancing for objectives, more people definitely seem to be working toward them. Took the 360 server down time to sign up for the platoon. See you guys out there!

Edit: seems to be coming back up. Whoa. Holy crap. There is a server browser for the 360 folks?

Gave up on playing on the 360 tonight. Can't wait to hear EA's explanation for this. Didn't realize people were going to want to play the damned game? FFS.

MannishBoy wrote:
CrashMonkey wrote:

When you apply to the platoons, can you also update the spreadsheet with your ID? Just in case we don't recognize your name.

Agreed We're getting close to full, and I'd like to make sure we've got real GWJ people taking up the slots.

(Whew, several hour internet outage seems to have righted itself. Time to shoot people in their craniums.)

E.G. This ElysiumGWJ. Who the hell is that?

good pc matches tonight even though my win ratio is 0.25 it can only go up from here....right?

garion333 wrote:

Thanks for the server, ranalin. Good time tonight.

Ditto. I really enjoyed the couple rounds I got to play earlier in the night (although I wasn't a fan of that 5 minutes of TDM). The server seemed to be lag free

homelessgiant wrote:

good pc matches tonight even though my win ratio is 0.25 it can only go up from here....right?

I was at 0.22 yesterday, but am above 1 now.

BNice wrote:

Ditto. I really enjoyed the couple rounds I got to play earlier in the night (although I wasn't a fan of that 5 minutes of TDM). The server seemed to be lag free :D

The second TDM was much, much better.

Servers are back up if anyone still wants to get on.

Blokes, can I butt in with a question? I've heard parts of the campaign take place in Iran. Now, I was watching the GB Quick Look this morning, and there's a moment where they shoot a bunch of dudes, and the dialogue is "Those guys weren't local! They weren't speaking Arabic!"

...Please, please, please tell me that part isn't in Iran.

do we need to make a request here to join the platoon or is the battlelog req good enough?

...Please, please, please tell me that part isn't in Iran.

It wasn't.

I had lots of fun tonight, too. I'm absolutely terrible at the game, but I suppose I'll learn in due time. Thanks, Ranalin, for the server. Other than that one map that apparently lags every time, it ran great.