I and three of my friends sometimes play BF3 together, and we are in the same party created by me. Although we are in the party and those three directly join my game, they are always distributed into the other team. Meanwhile, a game so called COD does have a function to secure all the players in one party always in the same team. Is it that BF3 has this function and I was stupid, or we are just meant to try our luck?
Try your luck, really.
Can't join with 4 people into the same team if teams are already balanced.
I find this to be ridiculous as well. No, a party does not keep you on the same team.
However, lately, it has seemed to keep my friend and I on the same team, even when teams are randomized, balanced etc. I don't know if that's just been luck or if being in a party makes it less likely you'll be switched.
I think its because as soon as you join the server, it autobalances everyone to make the teams even