I used to love Battlefield games, but I've just become tired of having to buy the new one because it kills off the old one. I've especially become tired of it now because I feel like each new one is worse than the last, yet I don't understand why people act like it's more amazing. I do not like any of the maps in BF4, they're so poorly designed and none of them are memorable, all just look so generic and some play even worse than metro from BF3. The same went for BF3 when it launched, I thought all those maps were shite, it took until the Karkand pack for me to care. Now though, BF4 has been released it is really hard to find a good server, so I just don't bother playing any more. BFBC2 had great maps, some of the best in the series, I really loved playing most of them, yet again though a new BF came out and killed it off.
I've just become tired of having to move to the next one even though it is worse than the last. What really pisses me off is there is no SDK, it isn't like people can make good maps like they can in almost every other FPS on the PC. I mean most online games I play today, I do so for the community made content, developers just create such uninteresting crap these days, especially in map design. What I would give to have an SDK and map makers create such amazing stuff, I mean CS or TF2 just proves what they come up with.
In the end though I just feel like I'm playing a console game, some corporate crap I just cannot have fun in any more. It feels like they're just trying to milk me and what they're selling isn't even good any more, I mean two map packs were release straight away, one of them was remakes of what we've had before....
BF should be a platform, it should make money from community made content and drawing more and more players in. Why I love games like TF2, there hasn't been one released every couple of years, it's grown more and more popular because it is good enough to draw people in and pay money for content.
Sadly DICE will never get that and they'll continue to make the shit they do today, it's a shame because it is a far cry from where they started. I mean BF 1942 was made super popular by DC mod, BF2 had so many people buy it for Project Reality... yet DICE do not see the value in the community.
No DICE have your money now, wait for BF5, or why not effectively buy the game again for all the map packs that you have to buy because the standard maps are shit.