2012-01-24 16:05 , edited 2012-01-24 16:12 by Mnshdw
As someone who was in the IT project development and application maintenance business, what has happened here (with PB issues) is a violation of the most basic of basic IT rules---> don't roll out an upgrade to anything until you have tested it in a non-live environment to ensure there are no bugs/conflicts etc etc etc. I am amazed that the brain trust at EA/Origin/Dice/whoever would allow this to occur.
Actually, this was a continual problem when I was beta testing EA's Tiger Woods On-line. They kept on rushing these updates without a thorough vetting to ensure they weren't creating even more issues than the ones they were trying to fix. In fact many of the so-called fixes were just work-around's. Not professional, IMHO.
give us update patch for console,and information about the new DLC!
Punkbuster works perfectly for me.
Eat my bacon.
Is this the reason I cant play game? Punkbuster will kick me always when game starts.
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'billytheman' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure (PnkBstrK.sys) ffab
What about this message: "NOTICEGame disconnected: you were kicked by Punkbuster errors are beeing looked into right now." I noticed it had it's own thread which has been locked and still no word or a resolution for this problem.
NOTICE Game disconnected: you were kicked by Punkbuster errors are beeing looked into right now.
just wait to fix ????
2012-01-24 16:59 , edited 2012-01-24 17:01 by nicorico1st
I,v had same problem with P/B .As i said earlier ,but this time i just went to browse server,instead of Quick play, And got on the server of my chose no problem.I dont think i v done anything.But i,m back in the game.I even looked up my stats to make sure,and they where there for a round today, about 1 hr ago ? So no problem any more! : )
I wonder what THIS update will break.
Not that a care much anyways, since I've always been able to get the game to work for me (no thanks to BF3's crappy proneness to errors).
In fact, I'm starting to take pleasure in watching all the DERP fanboys whine about ridiculous things like ''WAAAHH PB WAS HACKED, BOOHOOO HACKERS BANNED ME,'' like complete idiots.
Don't expect me to tell these derps how to fix their issue, which as nothing to do with the retarded reasons they are buying as the cause. So freaking typical that these kids would rather believe that PB was taken over by hackers, than accept that BF3 is a buggy POS.
Enjoy your disconnects-butthurt, kiddies. I know I will. ^__^
Regarding reporting hackers on unranked servers:
I wouldn't bother because we evidence gathering is more difficult from the unranked servers.
Regarding kicking people that get stuck in the loading screen:
- a game client should never be able to take down a server, no matter what.
- there are many potential reasons why the client can remain in the loading screen. There will be new ways which cause this in the future. It can be used as an attack to crash servers.
- when the server crashes, there is a clear place to start digging. something bad happened, and I can ask someone knowledgeable to work backwards from there.
Because of the above reasons, we have implemented the kicking mechanism. It keeps servers from going down, and those clients which get disconnected would never have made it into the game session anyway.
Whether or not to investigate reasons why clients occasionally get stuck in the loading screen is then a separate issue. Similar to joining a server sometimes fails due to connectivity problems, joining a server sometimes fails by getting stuck in the loading screen - my personal opinion is that we should prioritize anything which keeps people from getting into the game in the same game in the same way when identifying what to tackle..
Ok, makes sense when you put it like that. Thanks
Fix one thing... break another...Thumbs up to you Dice! Maybe if you did smaller and more regular patching this wouldn't happen EVERYTIME!!!!
Well we are all f**kd for now :( Anyone got a wake hardcore conquest server that is working?
THATS GREAT I HOPE IT GET FIXED SOON I SO WANT TO PLAY
PB issues are separate from the game server update. We're working with EB on it.
I'm total freaking rockstar from Mars