So I originally received BF3 for xmas - but for xbox. It was fun. I really haven't played a battlefield game since 1942 for pc.
It was fun, but some stuff never clicked. Either the level up system seemed dauntingly slow (go drive around in this tank, get blown up a ton of times, and then when you've done that enough we will give you minor countermeasures). It just seemed like vehicles were too long to progress, and everyone rushed for them. Also, I never quite figured out how to fly a plane/chopper. Always ended up kamakaziing into buildings.
So I traded it in. Along with a few other games. Recently (over the past few months) I have had a massive exodus of xbox games as I've slowly moved back to my (newly built) pc - which is where I used to game the most and where I feel most comfortable.
Star-wipe to early July and Amazon's massive pc gaming frenzy they are having. I was playing TF2 and not really enjoying the "randomness" of drops/upgrades so I pulled the trigger on MW3. Now, this may have been hasty of me, but I've been having fun. Although I get frustrated at times due to the twichiness. My biggest gripe (besides that, and thats not really a gripe since thats how the game is designed to run) has been the lack of dedicated servers and the lack of friends that play it. More of my friends play BF3 for pc, and I see that even GB has some servers up.
So my question is this. Is BF3 still fun? Are the upgrades still slow as shit? I started playing MW3 on Tuesday evening and I'm already level 20 - something that I never reached in BF3 after weeks and weeks of playing.
Bottom line: Is BF3 (right now) worth $35 on Amazon or even one of these various deals? I'm an old school shooter fella. I love original Team Fortress and Quake and Q2 deathmatch. I'm not a huge fan of vehicles, but I like that they are there simply to add another layer of complexity. How is BF3 now for PC within the GB community?