Like civilized men; kick that door in!
They were just making fun of COD doing this last year. I certainly don't remember anyone on the forums asking for this.
EA and Activision won’t only be going head to head with Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 this Fall, they’ll also be clashing with their new social services for said games: “Battlelog” for Battlefield 3 and “Elite” for Modern Warfare 3.
Activision will be offering a free and premium version of Elite, while Battlelog will stay free. However, according to game industry analysts, including Michael Pachter, EA might end up charging for Battlelog in the future. However, EA released a statement denying any plans of charging for Battlelog in the future, telling IndustryGamers, “We have no plans to charge for this service with Battlefield 3″.
Call of Duty Elite will cost $50 a year and will offer additional services, including free game DLC for one year. Other Elite features include video sharing, tournaments, video replays etc. Battlelog on the other hand, is constructed more like a social network built around the game. It has been confirmed that Battlelog will serve as the game menu and server browser for Battlefield 3 on the PC. There is no in game server browser or menu — the game boots from Battlelog, a process that is fast and easy, according to DICE.
On September 10th, 2011 - bf3blog.com
LIES, LIES EVERYHWERE
if you want ammo, you have to kill me and take my kit
Battlelog will still be free. They aren't going to start charging for what we've already had for free for the last 7 months.
Seems more like it's just going to be additional in-game content.
DICE swears blind the netcode is perfectly fine, they thoroughly tested it on their studio's LAN and it was spot on.