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Battlefield 3 Bans

EA tweets they have dropped the banhammer on hundreds of cheaters in Battlefield 3, DICE's military shooter sequel (thanks BF3Blog via GameSpy). Here's word:

This week we’ve banned hundreds of offending accounts and have stats-wiped accounts for exploiting (such as boosting)... (2 of More)

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46. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 14, 2011, 16:15 Verno
 
Agreed Venomhed. Once you unlock IRNV there is almost no point to using anything else. It's only limitation is scope magnification really, it sees through all of that stuff that used to obscure your vision. People can argue about bipod/foregrip and etc being balance problems but IRNV is downright absurd and needs to be toned down. I can't help but use it anymore, everyone else is using it and you need it to compete on some maps.  
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45. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 14, 2011, 13:50 venomhed
 
Agreed, the two maps I hate are Sienne and Grand Bazaar. They just bottleneck too much and its a death grinder after.

Looking forward to Sharqi and Karkand, hope they are as good in BF3 as they were in BF2!

The unlocks are over the top and now that I have the IRNV I just don't see how people that just got the game or can't play 15 hours a day are going to enjoy this? Some of the unlocks just give too much power to the top players. They really should have kept the simple unlock system of BF2 where every weapon was fairly good as is but they had different play styles or lower ammo or more kick.

Bad Company 2 seemed to ace this. Each gun was usable, esp as the Medic class. The m60 seemed to be the best weapon but it had mega kick but the m249 was stable as can be, but not as damaging. Caters to your style etc. BF3 is simply out of control.
 
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44. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 14, 2011, 09:34 Verno
 
There are only 9 maps of which 4 are a bit samey/weak. The game only has two maps with standout design which is kind of a shame because even BC2 featured 4+ very memorable ones.

The unlock system fucking sucks, why are attachments per weapon? Just for the sake of grinding, its fucking stupid. I don't need to unlock an ACOG scope twenty times.

Beyond that I'm having fun with BF3 but I'd like to see a public VoIP option, its a game about teamwork after all. Some more maps would be wonderful too, just give us a map editor already, people will still buy your dumb booster maps.
 
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43. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 16:07 entr0py
 
Beelzebud wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 13:12:
So what do PC gamers think of EA's announcement that the pre-order DLC will cost $15.00 for 4 maps, and those maps will be put into the regular map rotation? Isn't that sort of thing what we avoided Xbox Live for?

So in 2 years time PC gamers went from "never paying $60.00", to now paying 60.00, and from "not paying 15 for 4 maps" to paying 15 for 4 maps. Also no modding tools, thus ensuring more people buy those map packs.

This isn't the hobby I fell in love with. It's starting to feel like another corporate gang bang.

The vast majority of servers aren't run by EA, so server administrators just have the freedom to mix expansion and non-expansion maps if they want to. That's great, they just need to add a flag on the server browser that can filter out servers that run any of the expansion maps. (looks like they already have)

I agree $15 is a bad price for 4 maps, even if they do include new weapons and vehicles. Certainly compared to the amazing $10 booster packs for BF2 and BF2142. If I weren't already getting it for free with my preorder, I wouldn't buy it.

The lack of mod tools is disappointing. But to me it's still a great game as it is, and worth the price. But, to be honest, I can't recall enjoying any of the mods I tried for BF 2 and BF 2142. I'd have to go back to BF1942 to think of any fond memories.
 
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42. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 15:02 xXBatmanXx
 
Beelzebud wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 13:12:
So what do PC gamers think of EA's announcement that the pre-order DLC will cost $15.00 for 4 maps, and those maps will be put into the regular map rotation? Isn't that sort of thing what we avoided Xbox Live for?

So in 2 years time PC gamers went from "never paying $60.00", to now paying 60.00, and from "not paying 15 for 4 maps" to paying 15 for 4 maps. Also no modding tools, thus ensuring more people buy those map packs.

This isn't the hobby I fell in love with. It's starting to feel like another corporate gang bang.

Just another reason I won't buy the game. DLC on PC games disrupt the community and kill servers. I am not going to play a game I get disconnected from cause I don't have a map.
 
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41. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 15:00 xXBatmanXx
 
CommunistHamster wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 08:24:
KilrathiAce wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 01:50:
People play for stats more than anything else, so if their team loses or map is lost it wont matter as long as they achieve some stupid pointless task that fills some kind of stat they want.
This is exactly my issue, I can't just "ignore stats" even if all they unlocked was bling; everyone else on the server is playing differently because of the presence of stats.

I think this is why DOD and CS continue to be such great games. You are there to win. Period.
 
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40. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 13:58 [VG]Reagle
 
Beelzebud wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 13:12:
So what do PC gamers think of EA's announcement that the pre-order DLC will cost $15.00 for 4 maps, and those maps will be put into the regular map rotation? Isn't that sort of thing what we avoided Xbox Live for?

So in 2 years time PC gamers went from "never paying $60.00", to now paying 60.00, and from "not paying 15 for 4 maps" to paying 15 for 4 maps. Also no modding tools, thus ensuring more people buy those map packs.

This isn't the hobby I fell in love with. It's starting to feel like another corporate gang bang.


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39. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 13:12 Beelzebud
 
So what do PC gamers think of EA's announcement that the pre-order DLC will cost $15.00 for 4 maps, and those maps will be put into the regular map rotation? Isn't that sort of thing what we avoided Xbox Live for?

So in 2 years time PC gamers went from "never paying $60.00", to now paying 60.00, and from "not paying 15 for 4 maps" to paying 15 for 4 maps. Also no modding tools, thus ensuring more people buy those map packs.

This isn't the hobby I fell in love with. It's starting to feel like another corporate gang bang.
 
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38. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 12:55 Porn-O-Matic
 
Glad to hear that the cheaters are getting banned, although I know it's not going to eliminate the problem. I didn't buy BF3 just for this reason... waited to see what the word would be regarding the amount of cheating. Looks like I saved myself $60. But that's okay, I'd rather play Skyrim anyway.  
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37. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 11:02 Trevellian
 
VultureMAN wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 10:33:
Drezden wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 09:21:
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That and I've run into people with no lives. 7 Days after release ran into an Eagle 9 emblem guy, 94 hours played ..

Sounds like you talking about Filth, he's disabled living in a rural community and BF is his outlet to the world. There are more than a few who play on xbox that don't want/deserve the life they have, so I don't begrudge them their intensity.

Aimbotters OTOH can DIAF.

Nope, I play on PC. Guys name was HariKari or some such. I however cannot find him on Battlelog, My clanmate was the one that searched him and found his played time. I obviously can't find the right spelling.
 
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36. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 10:33 VultureMAN
 
Drezden wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 09:21:
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That and I've run into people with no lives. 7 Days after release ran into an Eagle 9 emblem guy, 94 hours played ..

Sounds like you talking about Filth, he's disabled living in a rural community and BF is his outlet to the world. There are more than a few who play on xbox that don't want/deserve the life they have, so I don't begrudge them their intensity.

Aimbotters OTOH can DIAF.
 
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35. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 09:52 Tim Collins
 
I cannot think of a worse way to die in any game but to get popped by a guy with an aimbot and a sniper rifle in bf3...talk about gut burning anger.  
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34. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 09:21 Trevellian
 
I can understand where maybe stats would be important to people in a game like MW3. K:D Ratio is a big deal to COD players.
I find it hard to care about my K:D Ratio when playing BF3 with tanks and helicopters flying around. Chances are more often than naught you're going to have a negative K:D Ratio in BF3.
I do care about my SPM which is currently at 418 because it proves you're actually participating in trying to take objectives dropping ammo etc. I also find it hard to give a shit about your W:L Record in BF3 as most times you join a server (Even with a part) you get stuck on the losing team because a bunch of people left.
That and I've run into people with no lives. 7 Days after release ran into an Eagle 9 emblem guy, 94 hours played (Thats around 12 hours a day for 7 days straight) either that or he boosted. But judging from his ability to go 44:4 on Siene Crossing (Meaning he pretty much didn't use a vehicle) I'd have to say he was actually just good and not boosting.
 
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33. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 08:24 CommunistHamster
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 01:50:
People play for stats more than anything else, so if their team loses or map is lost it wont matter as long as they achieve some stupid pointless task that fills some kind of stat they want.
This is exactly my issue, I can't just "ignore stats" even if all they unlocked was bling; everyone else on the server is playing differently because of the presence of stats.
 
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32. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 01:50 KilrathiAce
 
People play for stats more than anything else, so if their team loses or map is lost it wont matter as long as they achieve some stupid pointless task that fills some kind of stat they want.  
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31. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 01:43 saluk
 
Yeah BF3 is good fun with or without the stats. I don't think I would mind much if they turned them off. But I can see how people want to treat it as legitimate gaming. And of course, anytime you have a situation where scores are important, you will see people cheating on scores. This kind of system rewards cheaters. While you will still see cheaters in games that don't focus on stats, stats really provide an incentive. I mean, for me, I just play and have fun; but the cheaters are really hurting the entertainment of more competitive gamers.  
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30. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 13, 2011, 00:01 PropheT
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 12, 2011, 17:54:
Stats are not gameplay. This is working. People only like that, because they are victims of purposly implemented addictive reward mechanisms, which have replaced actual gameplay in most modern games.

How have they replaced gameplay? I can't think of one way that unlockables in BF3, or any other game off the top of my head, have replaced gameplay in any way at all.
 
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29. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 12, 2011, 23:44 ViRGE
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 12, 2011, 18:36:
This is why at it's heart the simplest FPS' are the best. CS, TF2, Unreal, Quake, etc.
Unfortunately one of those is not like the others.
 
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28. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 12, 2011, 22:57 Bhruic
 
No, stats are not gameplay, but they enhance it.

I agree. As long as I'm not playing for stats, then they are a nice addition. I can keep track of how well I'm doing in various areas, and, more importantly, brag about how I'm kicking all my friends' asses.
 
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27. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Nov 12, 2011, 22:03 tuddies
 
I had to add that the only game I ever cheated on [multiplayer] was America's Army! There was something so hilarious about gaining honor by cheating. But even then, that novelty wore off after a week and so did my interest in the game.  
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