DICE: Battlefield 3 Beta "Mission Accomplished"

IGN quotes DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson on the topic of the Battlefield 3 open beta test. As far as putting the military shooter sequel through its paces, he's making a note here, "huge success":
"Looking at the open beta, for us at DICE it's truly been a huge success," said Gustavsson. "We could have been better in how we messaged this to the community, what we were doing and why it's not as polished as a final demo but there is a reason we called it a beta and not a demo."

"This test was done so we would get as many eyes as possible on the game code to ensure a good release, and that means hammering the back end, seeing that the servers hold up, making sure we get all the telemetry we need, that all the hooks are working and also getting a good first take on the balancing of the game. What is the score progression? How are people doing?

"But of course also Origin and Battlelog, all of these things that we need to get ready for the final ship. So for us it's been really useful and I would really say mission accomplished. Once again, yes, there is a vocal community out there but I wouldn't like to have it any other way. It's dedication and passion when people speak up and there's nothing wrong with passion."
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Prez wrote on Oct 18, 2011, 22:17:
That's me too. Everyone says "Keep playing - we all started out at the bottom!" But after 5 solid months of trying to get better at BF Bad Company 2 multiplayer, I would still consistently finish with a 1:5 Kill:Death ratio (at BEST) and be at or near the bottom of my server for points even though I was sincerely trying my best to coordinate with my team and perform my role. I was never really good even in my youth, but now I'm just terrible at mp games. There's just not much fun in dying repeatedly. And that's not even counting the low tolerance I have for the many asshats and griefers you're bound to run into during the coarse of the game. No, I just don't find any enjoyment in mp anymore. My favorite way to play BF 2 and 2142 is singleplayer with bots or in coop (the "HER" mods are wonderful in this regard).

You only need to die repeatedly for about an hour before things start to click unless you're handicapped and I know a few handicapped players who aren't that bad so you probably just need to suck it up and practice a bit. It doesn't take long to get decent and the bots present no challenge at all so you might as well get your moneys worth.
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