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Battlefield 3 Patch Plans

The Battlefield Blog has details on plans to patch Battlefield 3 on all three platforms, saying a PS3 patch will be deployed on Tuesday and that more information on patches for the PC and Xbox 360. The new version includes a lengthy list of gameplay balance tweaks, many of which are suggested by the community, along with "rent a server" functionality for the console version. The overwhelming change list includes word on general gameplay fixes, vehicle fixes, weapon tweaks, deathmatch tweaks, mini-map adjustments, an improved commo-rose for PC players, and more.

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33. Re: Battlefield 3 Patch Plans Mar 25, 2012, 09:52 SXO
WarpCrow wrote on Mar 24, 2012, 16:48:
I was disappointed that BF3 didn't have mod tools, but it's still a decent game. I'm a proud, card-carrying member of the PC Master Race, but the problem with so many PC gamers is that in order to satisfy them you need to fulfill every single element of a three page checklist and then price your game at half the price of its competitors or you apparently have a 'shitty game', and anyone who plays it is a moron. If I was a dev, I'd be tempted to disregard that snobbish, self-centered segment of the market too.
I can totally understand how that could gnaw at their morale, but the fact remains that most, if not everything, on that checklist is stuff that was in BF2/2142. The reason they don't want to implement it? Because much of it just wouldn't work, or wouldn't get used by the console players. EA wants DICE to provide the lowest common denominator, nothing more. I mean, don't you think it's absolutely pitiful that a game like BF2142 that came out in 2006 has a better squad system and commo rose? Those are probably among the easiest things they could implement from the requests/demands of PC players, but they chose not to.

As for the "half the price" comment, I'm gonna assume that's an exaggeration. I personally expect to pay $50 for a brand new AAA title on PC, unless it's some sort of special edition (Deluxe, Collector's, etc.). In the case of BF3, I purchased the "Limited Edition" so I feel the price was justified.

As for lack of mod tools, I saw this coming a mile away waaaaaay before they confirmed it long before release. Going back to the lowest common denominator, EA would never allow DICE to put in man hours to develop mod tools that will only be used on the PC platform. Add to that the fact that mods can and will compete directly with DLC, and it's a no-brainer for EA.
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