Does anybody play BF3 anymore?

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#1 Posted by pl4yer_f0und (990 posts) -

I just got the game and only a handfull of servers that are full. I only have the base game, is it dead?

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#2 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

I just got the game and only a handfull of servers that are full. I only have the base game, is it dead?

pl4yer_f0und

Tons play, it's just the search engine is terrible.

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#3 Posted by SentientMind (361 posts) -

[QUOTE="pl4yer_f0und"]

I just got the game and only a handfull of servers that are full. I only have the base game, is it dead?

BSC14

Tons play, it's just the search engine is terrible.

This. 

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#4 Posted by C_Rule (9816 posts) -
Yeah, server browser is crap. Sometimes it just doesn't show all the servers.
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#5 Posted by mitu123 (155235 posts) -

Yes, lots of people play it everyday, tinker with the settings.

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#6 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Yeah, it's still extremely active. Every time I log in I find full matches

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#7 Posted by alan_carter (1404 posts) -

Nope. Friends don't play it anymore and it's tedious to play alone.

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#8 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

BF3 will but popular until BF4 comes out...maybe even after.

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#9 Posted by QQabitmoar (1892 posts) -

I know many went back to BC2/BF2. But it still has quite a large community.

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#10 Posted by nutcrackr (13029 posts) -
server browser won't show all servers, use filters to narrow it down.
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#11 Posted by CharIXa (25 posts) -
You have to change the settings to show more servers. Lots of people play, at least 2k
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#12 Posted by The_Capitalist (10838 posts) -

I haven't played in two months, but there are always matches going for whatever map/mode you want to do. 

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#13 Posted by Wasdie (53525 posts) -

According to BF3stats.com 49,000 players playing PC version right now.

The DLC has really kept people playing. The maps in the DLC have been absolutly fantastic and the combat in BF3 is some of the best in the industry.

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#14 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (5121 posts) -

Last I heard it was one of the most popular multiplayer FPS games out there. I haven't played it myself yet but I'm not worried about it being dead before I do so.

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#15 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

According to BF3stats.com 49,000 players playing PC version right now.

The DLC has really kept people playing. The maps in the DLC have been absolutly fantastic and the combat in BF3 is some of the best in the industry.

Wasdie

I'd dare say it has the best gunplay in any FPS game. No other game comes close to it. 

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#16 Posted by Wasdie (53525 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

According to BF3stats.com 49,000 players playing PC version right now.

The DLC has really kept people playing. The maps in the DLC have been absolutly fantastic and the combat in BF3 is some of the best in the industry.

seanmcloughlin

I'd dare say it has the best gunplay in any FPS game. No other game comes close to it. 

I would say that but FEAR exists. 

The suppression system really can ruin BF3's gameplay. It adds absolutly nothing to the game. I used to defend it, but now I just don't like it. 

If they would remove the suppression system and increase the response time of hitting enemies and getting hit, it would have the best.

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#17 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

According to BF3stats.com 49,000 players playing PC version right now.

The DLC has really kept people playing. The maps in the DLC have been absolutly fantastic and the combat in BF3 is some of the best in the industry.

Wasdie

I'd dare say it has the best gunplay in any FPS game. No other game comes close to it. 

I would say that but FEAR exists. 

The suppression system really can ruin BF3's gameplay. It adds absolutly nothing to the game. I used to defend it, but now I just don't like it. 

If they would remove the suppression system and increase the response time of hitting enemies and getting hit, it would have the best.

FEAR does have very good satisfying gunplay, but BF3s I think is better cos of the ballistics involved and the ranges etc. it's doing a lot more.

I don't think they should remove it as such, just reduce it or use it in a different way. It was a good idea, they just fvcked it up and that infamous patch where they increased it a lot has never gone away totally. Going client side was great though because all my shots count now and I can play on servers up to 120 ping without too much weird stuff happening. But it can be a bit off at times.

Let's hope BF4 refines what's already good

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#18 Posted by Lach0121 (11064 posts) -

According to BF3stats.com 49,000 players playing PC version right now.

The DLC has really kept people playing. The maps in the DLC have been absolutly fantastic and the combat in BF3 is some of the best in the industry.

Wasdie

This is good to hear, cause my gf and I were thinking of getting 2 copies of BF3 soon. We are gonna get the edition of it that comes with all the DLC too, cause I do hear the maps on the DLC are much better. 

Will prolly be in a few weeks, or so. Hoping for a sale.

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#19 Posted by Wasdie (53525 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

I'd dare say it has the best gunplay in any FPS game. No other game comes close to it. 

seanmcloughlin

I would say that but FEAR exists. 

The suppression system really can ruin BF3's gameplay. It adds absolutly nothing to the game. I used to defend it, but now I just don't like it. 

If they would remove the suppression system and increase the response time of hitting enemies and getting hit, it would have the best.

FEAR does have very good satisfying gunplay, but BF3s I think is better cos of the ballistics involved and the ranges etc. it's doing a lot more.

I don't think they should remove it as such, just reduce it or use it in a different way. It was a good idea, they just fvcked it up and that infamous patch where they increased it a lot has never gone away totally. Going client side was great though because all my shots count now and I can play on servers up to 120 ping without too much weird stuff happening. But it can be a bit off at times.

Let's hope BF4 refines what's already good

Everybody has been praising client side hit detection, but when BF3 came out everybody was complaining about it. Did something change? To my knowledge nothing big has changed in the game since the big suppression patch.

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#20 Posted by KHAndAnime (17565 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

According to BF3stats.com 49,000 players playing PC version right now.

The DLC has really kept people playing. The maps in the DLC have been absolutly fantastic and the combat in BF3 is some of the best in the industry.

seanmcloughlin

I'd dare say it has the best gunplay in any FPS game. No other game comes close to it. 

Red Orchestra 2 smashes Battlefield 3 in gameplay and gunplay IMO. I played RO2 heavily before BF3 came out and I've always had a hard time getting into BF3 because of it. Seems like half my time spent playing BF3 was dedicated to dodging gunfire from jets/helis/snipers. I found too many of the weapons to be ineffective (simply requiring too many rounds to kill the enemy). Killing enemies and being killed as a whole was boring for me because you always go into the same revive animation after death, making the combat really not as satisfying as it could and should be. Maybe if it had the realistic edge and brutality found in RO2, it would be a little more grabbing of my attention.
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#21 Posted by mitu123 (155235 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

According to BF3stats.com 49,000 players playing PC version right now.

The DLC has really kept people playing. The maps in the DLC have been absolutly fantastic and the combat in BF3 is some of the best in the industry.

seanmcloughlin

I'd dare say it has the best gunplay in any FPS game. No other game comes close to it. 

Until maybe BF4.:P

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#22 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24620 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

According to BF3stats.com 49,000 players playing PC version right now.

The DLC has really kept people playing. The maps in the DLC have been absolutly fantastic and the combat in BF3 is some of the best in the industry.

KHAndAnime

I'd dare say it has the best gunplay in any FPS game. No other game comes close to it. 

Red Orchestra 2 smashes Battlefield 3 in gameplay and gunplay IMO. I played RO2 heavily before BF3 came out and I've always had a hard time getting into BF3 because of it. Seems like half my time spent playing BF3 was dedicated to dodging gunfire from jets/helis/snipers. I found too many of the weapons to be ineffective (simply requiring too many rounds to kill the enemy). Killing enemies and being killed as a whole was boring for me because you always go into the same revive animation after death, making the combat really not as satisfying as it could and should be. Maybe if it had the realistic edge and brutality found in RO2, it would be a little more grabbing of my attention.

bf3 is nothing like ro2

bf3 is an arena shooter(movement + high hp) combined with cs

ro is its own thing

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#23 Posted by KHAndAnime (17565 posts) -

[QUOTE="KHAndAnime"][QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

I'd dare say it has the best gunplay in any FPS game. No other game comes close to it. 

JigglyWiggly_

Red Orchestra 2 smashes Battlefield 3 in gameplay and gunplay IMO. I played RO2 heavily before BF3 came out and I've always had a hard time getting into BF3 because of it. Seems like half my time spent playing BF3 was dedicated to dodging gunfire from jets/helis/snipers. I found too many of the weapons to be ineffective (simply requiring too many rounds to kill the enemy). Killing enemies and being killed as a whole was boring for me because you always go into the same revive animation after death, making the combat really not as satisfying as it could and should be. Maybe if it had the realistic edge and brutality found in RO2, it would be a little more grabbing of my attention.

bf3 is nothing like ro2

bf3 is an arena shooter(movement + high hp) combined with cs

ro is its own thing

BF3 isn't an arena shooter, gtfo
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#24 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24620 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]

[QUOTE="KHAndAnime"] Red Orchestra 2 smashes Battlefield 3 in gameplay and gunplay IMO. I played RO2 heavily before BF3 came out and I've always had a hard time getting into BF3 because of it. Seems like half my time spent playing BF3 was dedicated to dodging gunfire from jets/helis/snipers. I found too many of the weapons to be ineffective (simply requiring too many rounds to kill the enemy). Killing enemies and being killed as a whole was boring for me because you always go into the same revive animation after death, making the combat really not as satisfying as it could and should be. Maybe if it had the realistic edge and brutality found in RO2, it would be a little more grabbing of my attention. KHAndAnime

bf3 is nothing like ro2

bf3 is an arena shooter(movement + high hp) combined with cs

ro is its own thing

BF3 isn't an arena shooter, gtfo

the movement here's how a cs top player plays bf3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-UEnGMN3_w&t=55s his gamestyle is complete and utter pubstomp my gamestyle is way way different http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMJ7ptBcFhU look at all that jumping around my gamestyle works best against very good people because i'm hopping all around, and I just general aim. It's def not the best pub stomping way to play.
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#25 Posted by Wasdie (53525 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]

[QUOTE="KHAndAnime"] Red Orchestra 2 smashes Battlefield 3 in gameplay and gunplay IMO. I played RO2 heavily before BF3 came out and I've always had a hard time getting into BF3 because of it. Seems like half my time spent playing BF3 was dedicated to dodging gunfire from jets/helis/snipers. I found too many of the weapons to be ineffective (simply requiring too many rounds to kill the enemy). Killing enemies and being killed as a whole was boring for me because you always go into the same revive animation after death, making the combat really not as satisfying as it could and should be. Maybe if it had the realistic edge and brutality found in RO2, it would be a little more grabbing of my attention. KHAndAnime

bf3 is nothing like ro2

bf3 is an arena shooter(movement + high hp) combined with cs

ro is its own thing

BF3 isn't an arena shooter, gtfo

It's much closer to an arena shooter than RO is. 

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#26 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

[QUOTE="pl4yer_f0und"]

I just got the game and only a handfull of servers that are full. I only have the base game, is it dead?

BSC14

Tons play, it's just the search engine is terrible.

Pretty much this. There are a LOT of great servers with tens of thousands of people playing even the worst modes on the worst maps.

Unfortunately you have to know where to look, I would suggest adding great servers to your favorites list or checking out your history since BF3 is riddled with perpetually empty servers.

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#27 Posted by Sweetbackhair (2914 posts) -
I still play it, and the servers are still full for me.
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#28 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

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[QUOTE="pl4yer_f0und"]

I just got the game and only a handfull of servers that are full. I only have the base game, is it dead?

SPYDER0416

Tons play, it's just the search engine is terrible.

Pretty much this. There are a LOT of great servers with tens of thousands of people playing even the worst modes on the worst maps.

Unfortunately you have to know where to look, I would suggest adding great servers to your favorites list or checking out your history since BF3 is riddled with perpetually empty servers.

yEP i NEVER EVEN SEARCH ANYMORE...JUST GO TO MY HISTORY OR FAVS.....opps caps. My bad.

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#29 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8223 posts) -

Origin s***, search and scrooooolll down this will get more results. Use 3rd party search engine if necessary, add favs. Yeah once again Origin **** with their half baked search engine.

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#30 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
The server browser is pretty atrocious, even if Battlelog and the game launching is actually pretty good - be sure to filter your searches. Otherwise it's populated - there have been exoduses here and there, and plenty of people like myself disappointed with the game, but it still has a strong player base and the whole premium nonsense has helped keep people part of the loop - as EA would've planned. I've been meaning to give it a whirl again since ditching it entirely for Planetside 2, but the patches and a variety of other shooters have kept me away- and I can't say going back to it as a second class 'non premium' player isn't appealing, and that hasn't dropped in price. So limbo it is. But yeah, plenty of people play it.
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#31 Posted by pl4yer_f0und (990 posts) -
Yea after using the filters i was able to get into some pretty good rush/conquest games, before it was just giving me crowded tdm games on noshar or metro, which were Aweful games. This game is definantly not built for tdm. And after playing it for a couple hours, it makes me miss bfbc2 lol. I miss the slower pace which imo promotes more teamwork, and just makes it feel more fun. I am enjoy the massive amount of content bf3 gives you though. there are so mqny guns and attachments lol.
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#32 Posted by mitu123 (155235 posts) -

Yea after using the filters i was able to get into some pretty good rush/conquest games, before it was just giving me crowded tdm games on noshar or metro, which were Aweful games. This game is definantly not built for tdm. And after playing it for a couple hours, it makes me miss bfbc2 lol. I miss the slower pace which imo promotes more teamwork, and just makes it feel more fun. I am enjoy the massive amount of content bf3 gives you though. there are so mqny guns and attachments lol.pl4yer_f0und
Yeah that was so good!

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#33 Posted by It_Is_JAMES (25 posts) -

I've never had a problem finding a match. Like others have said, use filters to narrow it down as the server browser won't show all servers.