Battlefield 3 - why so many huge updates?

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#1 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25158 posts) -

I swear this game has a few gigs of updates every month. I opened origin for the first time in about a month and blam another update which just says "update".

dafuq? No new DLC is out, I have the latest Armoured Kill already.

#2 Posted by FelipeInside (26189 posts) -
Yeah, one of the reasons I got put off BF3 honestly. Every week I had to download a gigabytes and wait.... (my internet isn't super speed)
#3 Posted by nutcrackr (12833 posts) -
Some of it is because they do map changes and have to basically redownload the entire map which are quite large. Some early patches included the DLC content.
#4 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
Why complain about updates/patches that improve the game? I play BF3 all the time and I don't get all these constant updates you're talking about. Once a while, a pretty large patch comes but Origin downloads very fast.
#5 Posted by FelipeInside (26189 posts) -
Why complain about updates/patches that improve the game? I play BF3 all the time and I don't get all these constant updates you're talking about. Once a while, a pretty large patch comes but Origin downloads very fast.Elann2008
Not complaining about the patches....just the size sometimes annoys since my download quota is capped and also my speed isn't the greatest.
#6 Posted by nutcrackr (12833 posts) -
[QUOTE="Elann2008"]Why complain about updates/patches that improve the game? I play BF3 all the time and I don't get all these constant updates you're talking about. Once a while, a pretty large patch comes but Origin downloads very fast.FelipeInside
Not complaining about the patches....just the size sometimes annoys since my download quota is capped and also my speed isn't the greatest.

What's your download cap? Can you download off peak? I only pay $60 per month for ADSL2+ with a 200gb cap which I never hit.
#7 Posted by FelipeInside (26189 posts) -
[QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="Elann2008"]Why complain about updates/patches that improve the game? I play BF3 all the time and I don't get all these constant updates you're talking about. Once a while, a pretty large patch comes but Origin downloads very fast.nutcrackr
Not complaining about the patches....just the size sometimes annoys since my download quota is capped and also my speed isn't the greatest.

What's your download cap? Can you download off peak? I only pay $60 per month for ADSL2+ with a 200gb cap which I never hit.

$60 x month for 150GB, which is more than enough. Speed is 14-16 Mbps down which is also fine. My point was that DICE shouldn't make u redownload the whole thing if possible...
#8 Posted by wis3boi (31956 posts) -

Some of it is because they do map changes and have to basically redownload the entire map which are quite large. Some early patches included the DLC content. nutcrackr

That ^

#9 Posted by FelipeInside (26189 posts) -

[QUOTE="nutcrackr"]Some of it is because they do map changes and have to basically redownload the entire map which are quite large. Some early patches included the DLC content. wis3boi

That ^

They should make a mechanism where if you don't buy the DLC or Expansion you don't have to download them. Don't know if that would be too trick or not.
#10 Posted by wis3boi (31956 posts) -

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

[QUOTE="nutcrackr"]Some of it is because they do map changes and have to basically redownload the entire map which are quite large. Some early patches included the DLC content. FelipeInside

That ^

They should make a mechanism where if you don't buy the DLC or Expansion you don't have to download them. Don't know if that would be too trick or not.

Can't do that. You can take DLC weapons and dogtags, etc into regular servers, you'd see people with invisible guns if they didn't have you download the DLC

#11 Posted by FelipeInside (26189 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="wis3boi"]

That ^

wis3boi

They should make a mechanism where if you don't buy the DLC or Expansion you don't have to download them. Don't know if that would be too trick or not.

Can't do that. You can take DLC weapons and dogtags, etc into regular servers, you'd see people with invisible guns if they didn't have you download the DLC

Hmmmm, true. Maybe the maps at least then? Those are the big downloads anyway aren't they?
#12 Posted by LongZhiZi (2453 posts) -
[QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="nutcrackr"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"] Not complaining about the patches....just the size sometimes annoys since my download quota is capped and also my speed isn't the greatest.

What's your download cap? Can you download off peak? I only pay $60 per month for ADSL2+ with a 200gb cap which I never hit.

$60 x month for 150GB, which is more than enough. Speed is 14-16 Mbps down which is also fine. My point was that DICE shouldn't make u redownload the whole thing if possible...

Those are slow speeds for you? I've got no cap, but I'm stuck at 4Mbps!
#13 Posted by FelipeInside (26189 posts) -
[QUOTE="LongZhiZi"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="nutcrackr"] What's your download cap? Can you download off peak? I only pay $60 per month for ADSL2+ with a 200gb cap which I never hit.

$60 x month for 150GB, which is more than enough. Speed is 14-16 Mbps down which is also fine. My point was that DICE shouldn't make u redownload the whole thing if possible...

Those are slow speeds for you? I've got no cap, but I'm stuck at 4Mbps!

Well, slow as to what the rest of the World has. Third World countries have faster internet than Australia. I used to be stuck at about 4-6Mbps too, then Internode passed me onto their infrastructure and I get max speeds now. I'm not complaining, it's fast.... but too expensive in comparison with other places.
#14 Posted by C_Rule (9812 posts) -
I don't play BF3 much anymore, but when I do, it's pretty frustrating to be faced with a multi-gigabyte update. Would be nice if expansion downloads were not forced onto people who have not purchased them. Quota isn't an issue, but my 6mbps speed is.
#15 Posted by kozzy1234 (35334 posts) -

Why complain about updates/patches that improve the game? I play BF3 all the time and I don't get all these constant updates you're talking about. Once a while, a pretty large patch comes but Origin downloads very fast.Elann2008

cosign this, even when I had slow internet I enjoyed getting new updates.

#16 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

It's probably because of all the content drops and balance tweaking they have to do (since BF3 is a huge game with a lot of little irksome bugs and balance issues that need ironing out), not to mention the upcoming End Game map pack, which I'm very excited for.

#17 Posted by yellosnolvr (19302 posts) -
Why complain about updates/patches that improve the game? I play BF3 all the time and I don't get all these constant updates you're talking about. Once a while, a pretty large patch comes but Origin downloads very fast.Elann2008
yeah i download them extremely fast and have no problem with the wait but its not improving the game in any way. just saying lol.
#18 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -
[QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="LongZhiZi"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"] $60 x month for 150GB, which is more than enough. Speed is 14-16 Mbps down which is also fine. My point was that DICE shouldn't make u redownload the whole thing if possible...

Those are slow speeds for you? I've got no cap, but I'm stuck at 4Mbps!

Well, slow as to what the rest of the World has. Third World countries have faster internet than Australia. I used to be stuck at about 4-6Mbps too, then Internode passed me onto their infrastructure and I get max speeds now. I'm not complaining, it's fast.... but too expensive in comparison with other places.

Don't worry, Canada also suffers from slower internet speeds.
#19 Posted by kraken2109 (13211 posts) -

Updates are good, but why are they always so big?

You don't need a 2GB update to fix a couple of bugs and balance some weapons. I'm sure they could cut things down a bit.

#20 Posted by mhofever (3959 posts) -

Actually, after when I bought my Premium, I still had to do some downloading for CQ and AK.

#21 Posted by Brean24 (1659 posts) -
[QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="LongZhiZi"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"] $60 x month for 150GB, which is more than enough. Speed is 14-16 Mbps down which is also fine. My point was that DICE shouldn't make u redownload the whole thing if possible...

Those are slow speeds for you? I've got no cap, but I'm stuck at 4Mbps!

Well, slow as to what the rest of the World has. Third World countries have faster internet than Australia. I used to be stuck at about 4-6Mbps too, then Internode passed me onto their infrastructure and I get max speeds now. I'm not complaining, it's fast.... but too expensive in comparison with other places.

I have 12Mbps in America for like 60 dollars a month with no download cap and I download at 2MB/S which means everything about the largest of file sizes are downloaded pretty damn fast...
#22 Posted by kraken2109 (13211 posts) -
[QUOTE="Brean24"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="LongZhiZi"] Those are slow speeds for you? I've got no cap, but I'm stuck at 4Mbps!

Well, slow as to what the rest of the World has. Third World countries have faster internet than Australia. I used to be stuck at about 4-6Mbps too, then Internode passed me onto their infrastructure and I get max speeds now. I'm not complaining, it's fast.... but too expensive in comparison with other places.

I have 12Mbps in America for like 60 dollars a month with no download cap and I download at 2MB/S which means everything about the largest of file sizes are downloaded pretty damn fast...

60 dollers? Why is internet so expensive in america? I pay less than that for TV, phone and 60mbps internet
#23 Posted by Brean24 (1659 posts) -
[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="Brean24"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"] Well, slow as to what the rest of the World has. Third World countries have faster internet than Australia. I used to be stuck at about 4-6Mbps too, then Internode passed me onto their infrastructure and I get max speeds now. I'm not complaining, it's fast.... but too expensive in comparison with other places.

I have 12Mbps in America for like 60 dollars a month with no download cap and I download at 2MB/S which means everything about the largest of file sizes are downloaded pretty damn fast...

60 dollers? Why is internet so expensive in america? I pay less than that for TV, phone and 60mbps internet

I have comcast, you could get a 100mbps connection for 60 dollars or less but where I live that isn't available. Internet is expensive in America because unlike Europe in which countries are much smaller(Germany is about the size of Montana) the US is huge and internet providers have to cover hundreds of millions of more people. That obviously cost money and the infrastructure is still not there for 100 percent coverage. Oh and Comcast sucks, I only have comcast because there is no bandwith cap and it's the best service available where I live.
#24 Posted by jack00 (3557 posts) -
The only "big" updates i had to download with bf3 are when a new DLC was around the corner, I don't know wtf you guys are complaining about...
#25 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
Because BF3 had a huge amount of technical problems, add in the content updates and all that jazz that affects the vanilla games. And whelp, you're going to get hefty patching. Personally mine has sitting on updates to download for a long while now.
#26 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4102 posts) -

I take it those who haven't got the game yet are going to spend a long time downloading?

#27 Posted by GeneralMufinMan (387 posts) -
[QUOTE="LongZhiZi"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="nutcrackr"] What's your download cap? Can you download off peak? I only pay $60 per month for ADSL2+ with a 200gb cap which I never hit.

$60 x month for 150GB, which is more than enough. Speed is 14-16 Mbps down which is also fine. My point was that DICE shouldn't make u redownload the whole thing if possible...

Those are slow speeds for you? I've got no cap, but I'm stuck at 4Mbps!

Same here, *slow internet high five* And I believe a new DLC pack was just released. I haven't played for a while but I just keep Origin on all the time so it can download the crap it needs whenever it comes up, instead of having to dl 10 gigs suddenly when I do want to play.
#28 Posted by Malta_1980 (11483 posts) -

Considering how awesome BF3's mp is, I dont mind the huge updates, specially since they improve the quality of the game!!

#29 Posted by Justforvisit (2660 posts) -

I swear this game has a few gigs of updates every month. I opened origin for the first time in about a month and blam another update which just says "update".

dafuq? No new DLC is out, I have the latest Armoured Kill already.

SaltyMeatballs



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