Battlefield 3 not many players in multiplayer.

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#1 Posted by KABCOOL (1144 posts) -

I just bought Battlefield 3 a couple hours ago and first of all it took me like 5 mins to actually get into a server, which seems like a ridiculously long time to me.Then I notice that there is only like 15 servers with players in them?!?! Is this correct or is something not right here. I thought that there would be 100+ servers and that tons of people would be playing.

#2 Posted by wis3boi (31118 posts) -

there are thousands of servers and thousands of players, but the list will never show you every single one. It gives you the best results

#3 Posted by KABCOOL (1144 posts) -

there are thousands of servers and thousands of players, but the list will never show you every single one. It gives you the best results

wis3boi
Oh ok good cause I was like what the heck is going on here. Thanks. But there is one more problem it takes me like 5mins to join a server and its soo annoying! Any way to fix this?
#4 Posted by FelipeInside (25316 posts) -

I just bought Battlefield 3 a couple hours ago and first of all it took me like 5 mins to actually get into a server, which seems like a ridiculously long time to me.Then I notice that there is only like 15 servers with players in them?!?! Is this correct or is something not right here. I thought that there would be 100+ servers and that tons of people would be playing.

KABCOOL
Heaps of people playing. Are you sure you don't have FILTERS set for specific server searches?
#5 Posted by FelipeInside (25316 posts) -
[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

there are thousands of servers and thousands of players, but the list will never show you every single one. It gives you the best results

KABCOOL
Oh ok good cause I was like what the heck is going on here. Thanks. But there is one more problem it takes me like 5mins to join a server and its soo annoying! Any way to fix this?

It does take quite a while to join a server. From the moment I click on one, to the moment it joins and loads the map it's around 3 minutes.
#6 Posted by KABCOOL (1144 posts) -
[QUOTE="KABCOOL"][QUOTE="wis3boi"]

there are thousands of servers and thousands of players, but the list will never show you every single one. It gives you the best results

FelipeInside
Oh ok good cause I was like what the heck is going on here. Thanks. But there is one more problem it takes me like 5mins to join a server and its soo annoying! Any way to fix this?

It does take quite a while to join a server. From the moment I click on one, to the moment it joins and loads the map it's around 3 minutes.

Thats annoying how it takes so long but O well its a good game
#7 Posted by DevilMightCry (3479 posts) -
[QUOTE="KABCOOL"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="KABCOOL"] Oh ok good cause I was like what the heck is going on here. Thanks. But there is one more problem it takes me like 5mins to join a server and its soo annoying! Any way to fix this?

It does take quite a while to join a server. From the moment I click on one, to the moment it joins and loads the map it's around 3 minutes.

Thats annoying how it takes so long but O well its a good game

Last big update for me added severe loading times. Before I used to click join and it would load, and I'd be in game within a minute.
#8 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

there are thousands of servers and thousands of players, but the list will never show you every single one. It gives you the best results

KABCOOL
Oh ok good cause I was like what the heck is going on here. Thanks. But there is one more problem it takes me like 5mins to join a server and its soo annoying! Any way to fix this?

I set my region to North America, 64 players, normal punkbuster, and there's plenty of servers to go around mate.
#9 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

[QUOTE="KABCOOL"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"] It does take quite a while to join a server. From the moment I click on one, to the moment it joins and loads the map it's around 3 minutes.DevilMightCry
Thats annoying how it takes so long but O well its a good game

Last big update for me added severe loading times. Before I used to click join and it would load, and I'd be in game within a minute.

Battlelog and EA servers still need a lot of work. Oddly, every other month, the game is running great for me.. Like, next month, it will probably run like crap again. This month, it has been good.

#10 Posted by Zubinen (2856 posts) -
Yeah I have the same thing happen to me, every odd numbered patch is great, every even numbered patch makes the game unplayable(stability wise) for my system. Currently I load maps extremely fast and rarely any issues, but previously I'd often load for a bit, then crash most of the time(in the previous patch), and the patch before that things were fine...
#11 Posted by FelipeInside (25316 posts) -
Yeah I have the same thing happen to me, every odd numbered patch is great, every even numbered patch makes the game unplayable(stability wise) for my system. Currently I load maps extremely fast and rarely any issues, but previously I'd often load for a bit, then crash most of the time(in the previous patch), and the patch before that things were fine...Zubinen
Hey Zub. When I put on the sever filter "Infantry Only", it still looks up MAPS with vehicles when I join them. Is there any way to get maps where vehicles are not allowed?
#12 Posted by arto1223 (4404 posts) -

I have no problem finding 100s of servers. I have plenty of filters on too. I hope you figure out why your list is coming up short.

#13 Posted by SystemsGO (1071 posts) -

I just bought Battlefield 3 a couple hours ago and first of all it took me like 5 mins to actually get into a server, which seems like a ridiculously long time to me.Then I notice that there is only like 15 servers with players in them?!?! Is this correct or is something not right here. I thought that there would be 100+ servers and that tons of people would be playing.

KABCOOL

I always had trouble finding servers. I don't think there a heaps and heaps of people playing. There used to be far more. I think overall the general consensus of the game is that it's glitchy and that it sucks. There are still select people though of course who prefer it over other FPS games particularly the Call of Duty Franchise in general. However, even in the PC gaming community more people seem to be playing that franchise instead as the end result. That should tell you something.

Both games are okay in their own right, but I must admit I can't stand the faults of BF3.

#14 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

there are thousands of servers and thousands of players, but the list will never show you every single one. It gives you the best results

wis3boi

It gives the worst results, the sv browser is broken TC (was broken with a patch, because at launch it worked), just scroll down to load more servers, the first "page" is filled with empty servers and servers that only have a few players, the next pages will be filled with full 64 player servers (for conquest and 64 filters).

#15 Posted by FelipeInside (25316 posts) -
I just sort them by numbers of players, easy...
#16 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
I just sort them by numbers of players, easy...FelipeInside
It's a hit or miss. For me, 99% of the time, when I sort by players, I would still scroll down and find servers near the bottom of the list with full servers and servers almost filled up. It's weird though, Battlelog doesn't recognize this and separates a certain number of maps by sections (you will see a faint line after a number of maps). I always check the mid, or bottom lists and you might get lucky with a good server. :)
#17 Posted by Zubinen (2856 posts) -
[QUOTE="Zubinen"]Yeah I have the same thing happen to me, every odd numbered patch is great, every even numbered patch makes the game unplayable(stability wise) for my system. Currently I load maps extremely fast and rarely any issues, but previously I'd often load for a bit, then crash most of the time(in the previous patch), and the patch before that things were fine...FelipeInside
Hey Zub. When I put on the sever filter "Infantry Only", it still looks up MAPS with vehicles when I join them. Is there any way to get maps where vehicles are not allowed?

Not sure if that filter option even works, I don't bother with it as I prefer to play on maps the way the developers intended for me to, but Seine Crossing and Grand Bazaar are great if you want to play as infantry, only one jeep and one MBT/IFV per team, try them out.
#18 Posted by groowagon (2761 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="KABCOOL"] Oh ok good cause I was like what the heck is going on here. Thanks. But there is one more problem it takes me like 5mins to join a server and its soo annoying! Any way to fix this?KABCOOL
It does take quite a while to join a server. From the moment I click on one, to the moment it joins and loads the map it's around 3 minutes.

Thats annoying how it takes so long but O well its a good game

large maps and complex engine. it's been like that since BF1942.

atleast for me, long loading times have been like a Battlefield signature.

#19 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6389 posts) -

just as the others said, but just to be sure, firewall does have an exception when it comes to BF3, right?

#20 Posted by ArcticBadger (110 posts) -

My mate had trouble finding more servers too when he first got it and there was a few simple things which can mess with the ammount of servers that show up.

1 - Don't put too many filters up, keep them to a minimum since it's a rather buggy system.

2 - After refreshing the list grab hold of your scroll bar and keep pulling it down until server stop loading in.

3 - Scroll back up to the top and click on the player count tab and voila, lot's and lot's of full servers.

I know it seems kind of obviouse but i've heard of several people that don't scroll the page all the way down. Regarding the loading times, yes, they're very slow but can be increased dramaticaly with a faster Hard Drive, CPU ect... mine taks about 3 min to load after chosing a server.

#21 Posted by Gammit10 (2254 posts) -
Took me 3-5 minutes to connect for my first match last night.
#22 Posted by Am_Confucius (3376 posts) -
[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

there are thousands of servers and thousands of players, but the list will never show you every single one. It gives you the best results

KABCOOL
Oh ok good cause I was like what the heck is going on here. Thanks. But there is one more problem it takes me like 5mins to join a server and its soo annoying! Any way to fix this?

Lowering the texture-quality helps.
#23 Posted by SystemsGO (1071 posts) -

My mate had trouble finding more servers too when he first got it and there was a few simple things which can mess with the ammount of servers that show up.

1 - Don't put too many filters up, keep them to a minimum since it's a rather buggy system.

2 - After refreshing the list grab hold of your scroll bar and keep pulling it down until server stop loading in.

3 - Scroll back up to the top and click on the player count tab and voila, lot's and lot's of full servers.

I know it seems kind of obviouse but i've heard of several people that don't scroll the page all the way down. Regarding the loading times, yes, they're very slow but can be increased dramaticaly with a faster Hard Drive, CPU ect... mine taks about 3 min to load after chosing a server.

ArcticBadger



The fact that you would have to even go to such legnths to find servers is remarkably stupid.

#24 Posted by ArcticBadger (110 posts) -

[QUOTE="ArcticBadger"]

My mate had trouble finding more servers too when he first got it and there was a few simple things which can mess with the ammount of servers that show up.

1 - Don't put too many filters up, keep them to a minimum since it's a rather buggy system.

2 - After refreshing the list grab hold of your scroll bar and keep pulling it down until server stop loading in.

3 - Scroll back up to the top and click on the player count tab and voila, lot's and lot's of full servers.

I know it seems kind of obviouse but i've heard of several people that don't scroll the page all the way down. Regarding the loading times, yes, they're very slow but can be increased dramaticaly with a faster Hard Drive, CPU ect... mine taks about 3 min to load after chosing a server.

SystemsGO



The fact that you would have to even go to such legnths to find servers is remarkably stupid.

Indeed. I've played just about every Battlefield game released on PC and the server browsers are one thing they've never got 100% right. BF3 and Battlelog has just made it worse. :roll:

#25 Posted by thebigyin (42 posts) -
I also bought the game on friday and had a nightmare trying to install it and get it running..... somthing like 10+ hours trying to figure out the issue why it was crashing (crossfire) and now i`m having the same issues, filter to 64 player and its showing 2 servers that is full and 1 with 28 players and the rest empty.... i`m typing this as i`m waiting the 5 mins for the game/server to load. Not to mention the issues that i`m having with crossfire crashing the game still :( (latest drivers installed) ................. should have just went with MW3
#26 Posted by SF_KiLLaMaN (6446 posts) -
The filters simply don't work a lot for me. I can filter for conquest and get a bunch of conquest 64 player games, but if I filter for conquest and 64 player maps, I get 2 empty servers. They need to fix the server browser.
#27 Posted by ForsakenWicked (3730 posts) -
[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

there are thousands of servers and thousands of players, but the list will never show you every single one. It gives you the best results

KABCOOL
Oh ok good cause I was like what the heck is going on here. Thanks. But there is one more problem it takes me like 5mins to join a server and its soo annoying! Any way to fix this?

You could try playing with the filters in the matchmaking area to find near full maps. Regarding the time it takes to join a server, its pretty much for everyone. You could uncheck the "Open game when ready" box and that would take you straight to the game just to see the loading screens.