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Posted by ShinjiEx

1st :)

Posted by TheHumanDove

Im second

Posted by Crono

I hope that the battlelog grows on me but so far I find it annoying and wish that all of this stuff was handled in game.

Posted by BenderUnit22

If you make a promotional video, maybe make sure the guy talking about it can clearly say the name of your game.

Posted by SmasheControllers

I'm getting used to Battlelog, I don't hate it now.

Posted by Arker101

I still feel sorry for those of you who have to use all of that browser and alt-tab stuff.

Anyone still holding out for BF3 on Steam?

Posted by ShinjiEx
@SmasheControllers: Freaking Foreigners! what ya gonna do about it ^__^
 
Devs Studio is not housed here in the states
Posted by Gremmel

@BenderUnit22: Yeah who wanna hear developers talk about their game, hire voice-actors I say!!!...... The internet QQ!!

Posted by Sin4profit

For as obnoxious as it originally sounded, i find the Battlelog system to be fine assuming it has nothing to do with why the game window ALWAYS crashes on me now.

Posted by BenderUnit22

@Gremmel: "Battlefield" is not a hard word. He can say "battlelog" just fine.

Edited by DonPixel

@BenderUnit22 said:

@Gremmel: "Battlefield" is not a hard word. He can say "battlelog" just fine.

He still works at one of the best dev studios out there, while you... but hey you are pretty good at doing "witty" knee-jerk comments

Posted by goatmilk

I never thought they'd be able to make finding a server worse than BC2 but they managed to do it.

Edited by FuzzYLemoN

Stat tracking was not always a trademark for Battlefield games... stop saying that.

Posted by GS_Dan

@FuzzYLemoN said:

Stat tracking was not always a trademark for Battlefield games... stop saying that.

It has been since Battlefield 2, pretty sure.

Posted by lockwoodx

EPIC FAILURE

Posted by MAD_JIHAD

@GS_Dan: 1942 had stat tracking it was just 3rd party.

Posted by MmaFanQc

@ShinjiEx said:

1st :)

meh, being first is sooooo 2005.

if you want to be cool in 2011, try to be the LAST.

Posted by Shandwraith4

i could buy battlefield 3 on the PC but i wont..... ill buy it on the PS3 instead: ENTIRELY because of origin and battlelog -- it should've all been handled in game just like battlefield 2

Posted by Boiglenoight

@SmasheControllers said:

I'm getting used to Battlelog, I don't hate it now.

Feel the same way. After playing about 5 hours of the beta over 2 days, I think I can handle using it. If nothing else, its no worse than the in-game browser for Battlefield 2, and it's definitely better in that you and friends can party up and join a server as such. The Facebook aspect is entertaining in that you can visit the current #1 player in the beta and read all of the accusations of hacking he constantly receives on his wall.

Posted by JEC03

Shit hate it.

Posted by emem

Hm I like it, feels a bit like ASE and (the old) Gamespy did and it's a thousand times better than ingame server browsers, imho.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Arker101 said:

I still feel sorry for those of you who have to use all of that browser and alt-tab stuff.

Anyone still holding out for BF3 on Steam?

This Battlelog & alt tabbing stuff is the most fun PC-gaming functionality i've used in years.. Your'e missing out.
Posted by PixelStyles

over use of static.. we get it, you guys are edgy.

Posted by Rudy

@Shandwraith4 said:

i could buy battlefield 3 on the PC but i wont..... ill buy it on the PS3 instead: ENTIRELY because of origin and battlelog -- it should've all been handled in game just like battlefield 2

Before you commit you owe it to yourself to check out the graphics on the PC version versus the console. If your rig can handle it the game looks amazing on PC. It's official. Today's consoles are falling behind.

Posted by Scorch

It's the best server browser DICE has managed to do.

Posted by DJJoeJoe

I like this trend in developer diaries where the guys are looking farther and farther to the side of the camera. They are almost 90 degrees to the left in this one, when do we get behind the shoulder views?

Posted by shinluis

@DJJoeJoe said:

I like this trend in developer diaries where the guys are looking farther and farther to the side of the camera. They are almost 90 degrees to the left in this one, when do we get behind the shoulder views?

Now I want it too.

Posted by ShoddyGo

after using battelog for the past view days I can safely say that it's a useless piece of crap

Posted by White

It's Facebook! But Battle!

FaceBattle! BattleBook!

Edited by TiE23

Now hold on, the idea of the Battlelog replacing the main menu is actually a smart thing in my book. Instead of hitting the game exe, you just go to your bookmark. Instead of a main menu loading up with a half-dozen DICE, EA, video card logo, game logo fade-ins and fade-outs, you just use a website instead, which in the end does the same exact thing as a menu did.

As for the functionality, it hasn't changed much since the Alpha, and it's a Beta so there are rough patches with bad connections and out-of-date information on servers. I mean, it's kind of crazy that people harp so much, when if it was just a simple menu system in the game that got to the same end; connection issues and all, people wouldn't really bring it up in complaints.

It's different, yes. It's initially off putting, yes. It's buggy, yes-- it's a friggin' beta. But does it do what you want? Pretty much yeah. Sure, it's doubtful that all of the problems will be ironed out by release, but by having Battlelog they don't need to release 400mb patches every 4 weeks just to fix server browser issues, they just update the website.

DICE just realized that making a stat menu and friends list in the game and a stat website as well would just be a roundabout way to delivering the same thing in two places. It's actually pretty clever and outside the box thinking on their part.

Oh, and Origin? You're god damn right I wish this thing was just in Steam and we didn't have to both with this second line of bullshit (seriously, I love Steam, I use it as my main chat client now, I don't even use AIM or MSN anymore). But Origin is mostly inoffensive as an application (except where it shows the sign-in dialogue on start-up like a dense motherfucker)... And the funny part is that with Battlelog, you don't even need to open Origin to play the game, just to leave it running.

Posted by Xeiphyer

People flipping out about battlelog are crazy.
 
With every other game, you have to launch the game .exe, load through the splash screens, just to get into a match or look at your stats, or see what your friends are up to.
 
With battlelog I can check what my buddies are up to and browse stats and all that fun social stuff from any computer, and thats pretty awesome. Yeah its sorta facebook-y or whatever, but there's nothing inherently wrong about being able to see what your friends are up to, especially when its filtered to only have friends who like battlefield.

Posted by JBrighty

so its them to blame for such a lame beta server browser ?

Posted by 2HeadedNinja

Let me state that I'm not entirely against the idea of battlelog ...

but right now, at this point in time, the battlelog just doesnt work. None of the parts (chat, friendslist, servers etc.) updated correctly for me. I always have to reload the whole page to see any changes. Joining a game from the battlelog works maybe 20% of the times. If I find a server that seems to have a spot it seems to be entirely random if starting the game actually works. It worked once for me yesterday, after that I tried to join another server and was stuck in the "connecting" loop for every server I tried. Joining a game as a group doesnt work at all, I never ever successfully was able to join a game with a group. One of us clicks the join button and ... nothing.

As I said: I don't hate the idea but atm. it seems they still have a bunch of work ahead of them to make this thing useable.

Posted by krabboss

After using battlelog over the past couple days I can safely say it is much faster than anything else I've used before. Once you've activated the game through Origin, you never need to have it open to boot up the game. Just go to battlelog, look for servers and you're in. Not only that, you can see they're going to support multiple games in the future so at some point you'll be able to check the servers for several games in seconds.

Most of the whining seems to stem from the fact that it's different. It is very tedious just how whiny the gaming community is. The slightest thing sends them into a fit of rage.

Posted by kevlar907

Before I played the Beta I was planning on getting BF3 my PC but after playing the Beta on both PC and PS3 I'm torn about what to buy it for. I do like the nicer graphics on the PC but I am not sure if it worth the inconvenience of having to launch a game from a web browser, having a social network forced on me, and not having it run on Steam. It's not a "special treat" or whatever that guy said, it's an extra hassle. On PS3 it looks fine and is simple and the way I am used to seeing games. Not that all change is bad but the way this is going I am not a fan of.

Edited by gosukiller

@Xeiphyer said:

People flipping out about battlelog are crazy. With every other game, you have to launch the game .exe, load through the splash screens, just to get into a match or look at your stats, or see what your friends are up to. With battlelog I can check what my buddies are up to and browse stats and all that fun social stuff from any computer, and thats pretty awesome. Yeah its sorta facebook-y or whatever, but there's nothing inherently wrong about being able to see what your friends are up to, especially when its filtered to only have friends who like battlefield.

Although you make good points, the entire problem that I have with this is that it's being shoved down our throats. This should be an optional, secondary way to run the game and join servers.

If the service Battlelog provides is good, people will use it. Now they are artificially forcing people to use their weird new idea.

And lets not forget, some people can't afford to run Origin, a browser and play a game at the same time! Could someone with a slower computer close the browser and still play?

For Pete's sake, you can't even change any options unless you are in a game, alive. I hope they'll fix that before it's out.

Posted by S0ndor

It's actually a very nice service (I know, I'm as shocked as you are). It makes browsing through your stats and connecting to servers a bit easier and A LOT faster than in previous Battlefield titles.

Posted by BillyMethers

Battlelog is a terrible idea. I have to install origin (which somehow restarted my computer without telling me), Download Battlefield 3 Beta and install it; get prompted to download and install another program to make it work from a browser; cruise to a game from the browser, join the game; Options arent right so I have to adjust them; I hit Esc for options but as soon as a dude shoots me it pulls me out to the death screen. (repeat this for the next 5 times as I need my options right)

RUNNING THIS GAME IS FRUSTRATING.

Plus all of the stuff that made Bad Company 2 fun isn't really there. (in multiplayer) Last thing I want to hear is some retard telling me how the franchise is different from the main run of games. I know that. But this game practically only has graphics going for it in my opinion. Plus they should've made downloading and installing 3 separate apps, just to get ONE thing running, optional. They should've made an in-game menu. This is a horrible idea and doesn't make installing the game easy.

Posted by S0ndor

@2HeadedNinja said:

Let me state that I'm not entirely against the idea of battlelog ...

but right now, at this point in time, the battlelog just doesnt work. None of the parts (chat, friendslist, servers etc.) updated correctly for me. I always have to reload the whole page to see any changes. Joining a game from the battlelog works maybe 20% of the times. If I find a server that seems to have a spot it seems to be entirely random if starting the game actually works. It worked once for me yesterday, after that I tried to join another server and was stuck in the "connecting" loop for every server I tried. Joining a game as a group doesnt work at all, I never ever successfully was able to join a game with a group. One of us clicks the join button and ... nothing.

As I said: I don't hate the idea but atm. it seems they still have a bunch of work ahead of them to make this thing useable.

I had the same problem with the eternal joining server loop. My installation folder for BF3 had the word bèta in it (installer does this by default). Operating systems have a huge amount of trouble with letters like "è". After changing the è to a regular e and changing the registry using Regedit, the game has been working fine.

Give it a try

Posted by Gruff182

Forward thinking if you ask me, browsers are soley designed to pull and display data from around the web. The usual in-game method of displaying stats and servers is basically a built in browser anyway, only not nearly as well engineered.

So why not leave it to Mozilla and Chrome? I've had a few hiccups, but mostly like the direction their going so far.

Also, ITS A FUCKING BETA.

Posted by Funkydupe

I liked it in Alpha. I haven't tried the beta version.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

That Noken fella sure made minced meat of me. :P

Posted by Aishan

As a console player, I don't really have to worry about the whole game-launching aspect of it. However, I am really digging the stat-tracking aspect.

Everything is nice and clear, the information is presented nicely and it's great to see how close I am getting to new unlocks, of which there are many.

Posted by MeatSim

Kick some what? what are they going to kick!

Posted by antivanti

I'm a swede but some of the guys at DICE really make me cringe when they talk. =)

"Dö bättäl lågg in bättelfiild vill trooly mäjk diss a joniik ekksperiäns!"

Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro

It seems to work OK, for now. What it will turn into in the near future is what keeps me awake at night; pacing up and down the room, sweating, stopping occasionally to contemplate the futility of it all. And, finally, dropping to my knees, and letting out an umerciful howl of anguish at the moon... now emblazoned with the EA logo.

Because the fuckers will ruin anything for the sake of marketing.

Posted by Rirse

No Steam, No Sale

Posted by Adaptor

Oh no, change! I'm scared!

Posted by captain_clayman

i would rather just have a main menu.  it's not gonna kill my experience but it's not great

Posted by EastboundSpider

Battlelog is a fucking disaster for community management.

100 people per platoon, max

5 platoons per person, max

No group/platoon events

No group/platoon chat

No platoon join game features

Otherwise it is very good!

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