Huge Battlefield 3 Patch Detailed And Dated

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    EA has detailed its huge patch for Battlefield 3, due across all formats on June 4th. Among the changes include a re-balance of the M26, reduced reload time on the 870 shotgun and a reduction in the suppressor effect.

    See below for the full changelog.


    Changelog

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    Has anyone else find the private servers make this game not enjoyable online since the lack or non existence regular servers? I guess it might not happen on the PC version. I hate long 5 hour matches, people kicking you because your to good or pretty much causing the player numbers to go against one team.
     
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    Wow, that's... extensive.

    There are patches, and then there are skin grafts.
     
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    Eh? I wrote it myself GeekGuy, and since when was posting a changelog copyrighted? How does every single other publication get to do it then? And how is highlighting 2 of the same 3 points that Eurogamer mentioned, when they are some of the biggest points in the patch?
     
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    Yeah the servers are all run by queers and overactive 12 year olds.
    "Metro:No shotguns or rpgs. You will be kicked" Lame. Also whats up with 500% ticket matches? thats no fun at all haha
    And when it is, you get kicked for being one ticket away from winning.
     
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    looking at his list....i can't see a fix for that damn no weapon spawn glitch...





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    They've added an option for server admins who host a server with custom rules to have a little icon next to their server in the server list to show they have custom rules on, it's a start but I think it's something that should be mandatory instead of optional.
     
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    Wait they are fixing joystick input lag now, while the support of joysticks is still very shitty, nice priorities here. Then again I have the game uninstalled not likely to reinstall it anytime soon, battlefield 3 kind of is the end of battlefield for me unless they somehow make it better again.
     
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    Well that's a surprise. Put a patch out just before the dlc, to make it look like they actually give a damn about the game. Wonder what they will break this time as well, and then take months to fix.
     
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    noooooooeeesssss my M26 D:
     
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    >Make major patch to fix aspects of the game
    >Complains that it'll break the game.

    Gamers: always bitching, never satisfied.
     
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    If this was a minor patch I might be inclined to let this slide... but I'm going to have to question if you even looked at the changelog.
     
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    It will break the game. Some of them Major issues where never in the game to begin with and DICE patched them in.

    • Fixed AA missiles not doing damage to vehicles moving at very high speeds.

    Was not in the game to start with. Dice broke it

    • Reduced the direct damage from unguided Javelins to require better side hits for a 1 hit disable. This was previously too forgiving and easy to accomplish.

    Side effect of them nerfing the tanks.

    • Fixed bug where you couldn't deploy the mortar anywhere on Grand Bazaar.

    Again, them,was fine before they made it so mortar could not be deployed in base.

    M26 mass being bugged for one hit kill, again,Them, they broke it.


    This is also after taking months for the previous patch, claiming that they don't want to do hotfixes because of the consoles and patches having to go through testing with sony/microsoft and don't one platform (pc) to get too far ahead. So patch is taking so long due to a long bug test so they would not have to do it. Yet they leave tons of bugs in.

    Small ones, fine. The massive ones like the AA missiles, you can't miss it. Fire AA at jet, missile blows before it hits and does no damage. No special circumstances, they just let it roll out like that.

    At least with BF2 they would roll out a hotfix when they left a game breaker in there or roll back a patch,but now they don't care. Game breaking bugs, that we introduced, who cares, we have their money. Ready to ask for more, then the patch comes.





    Of course I looked at it and I stand by it. The only reason they are rolling out the patch is because of the dlc and asking for money.

    Most of the patch is either balance tweaks or things they broke with the last patch, which also conveniently came out around the time they announced their dlc plans.

    They ignore and lie to the community, and then when they want money, suddenly patches appear or they want community feedback. They've been doing it since the game came out

    PC lead platform. Once they have every ones money, out it comes that focus was switched to console.
    Biggest maps ever. Nope. There is nothing on the scale of zatar wetlands or dragon valley. All the flags are stuffed in the middle of maps and the outside area is out of bounds except for air vehicles.
    PC owners ask for VIP slots for servers, told no plans for them. Consoles get private servers, get vip slots.
    Won't roll back or do hotfix for game breakers, claiming they want all platforms to be the same. Give consoles Vip slots, ignore pc users.

    They do not care for the community, they constantly lie and ignore them, until it's time to ask for money.

    Next patch will be in August or when ever Armoured Kill comes out with it's biggest maps ever.
     
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    This is EA one of the worst companies in America ethics wise. Probably the worst in the gaming industry ethics wise expect maybe Capcom or Activison but they still be close to the top. If your dealing with a company voted to be the worst in America and already do so many questionable things then don't surprised when they only patch the game when a new map pack is about to be released. Most if not all companies just want your money and EA just shows that more then most others.
     
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    So releasing a free patch makes them bad? Would you rather them bundle this with the map pack so you'd have to pay for basic game fixing things?

    EA is also the company throwing us free Mass Effect 3 DLC because I'm guessing they feel bad about the From Ashes DLC (since everyone was like "OMG IT'S ON DISC" even though that's only half true).

    Like I know EA isn't perfect and they do their share of stupid things but blast them for what they're doing wrong, not what they're doing right. I mean I don't play BF3 so I don't really know what these patches entail but it shows the devs and EA are trying their best to make the game better and doing so at no cost to the gamers.
     
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    You post seemed to be saying it's a small amount of work.
     
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    I'm not surprised, it's been one constant stream of lies and crap since bf3 release. I was merely pointing it out :).


    No lying and ignoring the community, is what makes them bad. If they were really trying their best to make the game better, then they would listen to the community more and fix urgent stuff when needed. Not just release patches to paper over the crap and try and make us forget all the bad that has come before it, just before asking for money.

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    Console players ask for large variants of maps. These maps are no different to to the small versions that they already have, unlike BF2 where they actually put some effort in and instead are the same size map with one or two flags extra flags. Get told no as it won't be the game we designed. That's nice, telling the community you have to play it X way.

    PC is the focus. Game comes out, clearly was not and was admitted to later.
    Biggest maps ever. Again, not true. None of the maps can really cater to 64p as they are too small and designed for consoles.
    PC community wants Voip, like consoles have and have been asking from the start. They refuse to do it claiming we can use the battlelog voip instead.
    Told pc community we will have a commo-rose like bf2. The commo-rose is nothing like bf2 and does not work properly.
    Even the patches being held back, no hotfixes, rollbacks etc as they want to keep everything equal, even to the detriment of the game is not true. PC got colour blind support ages back, consoles get it now. PC has no in game voip. Consoles have vip slots, even after pc users are told no plans for them. Would be much better for the game if they started to treat each platform separate and fix issues and balance stuff on a per platform basis. What's balanced for 64p on pc, is not necessarily the same on 24p consoles.

    Compared to bf2, which while it was not perfect, had a decent stream of patches, not only when they were trying to sell you something. Actually listened to the community, for example adding infantry only mode and fixing game breaking bugs asap either with a roll back or a hot fix. There were even many free maps given in patches.

    Just don't see why we should applaud them for doing the very minimum that you'd expect and only when they are getting ready to ask for some money. The battlefield series and the way the devs treat the community now has fallen so far.



    I didn't say it's small amount of work, just they do not care about fixing the game until it's time for money. Quite a few of those bugs are game breaking and were introduced with the last patch. A lot of the patch notes are balancing issues, they could have resolved the game breakers with a small patch earlier and then put the less important balancing out later. This is how they handled it with bf2, small hotfixes and when they really screwed up, a roll back. BF3 they are happy to leave the game to rot until it's dlc time.
     
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    While I also think that EA is one of the worst gaming companies in the world, you can tell that people are bandwagoning when they complain about EA in a thread about them fixing their game. Yup, them fixing their game makes them a terrible company.
     
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    Honestly their patches are hit and miss. some do more harm then good and the private servers piss me off as well as many other players(check forums it is true or above posts from Armadillo). I understand that they try to fix it but that is only to fix bad PR or generate more sales when they should of done something differently in the first place or done it earlier. Honestly I didn't mind the Mass Effect 3 ending and From Ashes DLC since it was included with the collectors edition but the amount of problems with BF3 online makes me angry. I'm pretty sure the free DLC was Bioware's idea not EA's they could probably care less. Plus they were one of the front runners with online passes and do a lot of shutting down of servers for old games. The server shutdowns haven't affected me but I find this to be terrible.

    I get that you understand EA isn't perfect but EA seems to have ruined Battlefield 3 for some players since the latest patches.
     
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    i do not see a LAN fix there....one of the important things which needed to be fixed is missing :nayps3:
     

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