Ok, so pre-patch I always played on the EA conquest-only servers (that's if I was playing conquest, which I mostly do), ever since they introduced the DICE servers that change game mode with every new map. I installed the patch yesterday and a few of the EA servers were still available.
lnstead, there are those DICE ones and about 700 rental servers. The EA ones seem to have totally vanished.
WTF is going on?
2012-04-04 11:12 , edited 2012-04-04 11:23 by Masternaut666
I like Urban Warfare
edit: Just wait a few weeks till the rent experies and DICE servers will increase
The fact is that 2 years is just too short of a time to complete an major AAA game while still working on the old one. I know that if DICE could choose they would not release the game yet because they know it isn't finished. But we can blame EA about all this: they are not in the gaming bussines, they are in the moneymaking bussines.
welcome to the
PAY 2 PLAY era of BF3
it will be the future too,
Remember what we were all told growing up? Be careful of what you wish for!
we asked for private matches-we get server rental!
we rent servers-dice and ea are now laughing themselves to the bank
"can't believe they fell for it" is what they are saying to each other
Yeah this is bullshit... I like the custom servers because they are a novelty and are good for getting better stats and levelling up guns, BUT I like playing conquest on many maps and not for 1000 tickets.
I no longer can go "one last game before bed" because that game will last two fucking hours!!!
EA are greedy for taking away one of the core things about this game.
do like me: remove the 2GB B2K patch to play back to the real BF3 .. there are still many people and many EA conquest server ..
2012-04-04 11:17 , edited 2012-04-04 11:18 by Sexy-Fool
The E/A servers are the only ones with just Conquest only or Rush only rotations, the ones we got with the game,
These are the one i would like to see back in numbers, Very hard to find,all i would like to play is just straight up Normal conquest in the rotation of all maps.
yes i play on rented but it does get boring finding one you might like and 700+ tickets taking from 1 hour upwards Boring again.
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2012-04-04 11:17 , edited 2012-04-04 11:18 by dk89
It's a good thing if you like 700-ticket Operation Métro non-stop, or you like getting randomly kicked from a server for doing well.
Fair enough, the majority of them seem to be conquest-only servers, but I liked the old way. Plenty others do too, from the looks of it.
How is rent-a-server pay to play? It's pay to rent a customizable server....
Yeah my skill sucks.... well the skill stat sucks too
"There was a young man who said though, it seems that I know that I know, what I would like to see is the I that knows me when I know that I know that I know." - Alan Watts
2012-04-04 11:20 , edited 2012-04-04 11:23 by grifter2420
Go to server browser settings and uncheck the custom option........it'll remove all private servers and the Dice/EA servers will be more plentiful.
EncounterQ - It is "you're (you are) an idiot" not "your (possession) an idiot".
your an idiot
That's a good thing.
and its EA/DICES way of trying to take your money
Haha, guess he should remember the old adage "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt".
2012-04-04 11:20 , edited 2012-04-04 11:21 by S1ickfish
Not a fan of the new server system at all, im hoping it will sort itself out in time.
I'm frustrated to all I want to play is every cq map with normal tickets like the ea servers did.
Nope, even if you uncheck the "custom" preset, there are still hundreds of custom servers using the "normal" preset.