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    That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    Willeth wrote:
    Warcry wrote:
    That_Guy wrote:
    I can not fucking wait to see the destructibility.

    If I knew how to lime it I would. The return of BC2 levels of destruction will be a godsend. I'll probably never go back to the vanilla maps.
    Hang on, didn't the Back to Karkand stuff come with the Physical Warfare pack? Or was the code that's in there just an entitlement to download the maps at a later date?

    According to one of the Xbox players, his code gets you Physical Warfare and Karkand. For PC players, I think we are getting new code via email. I can't find where I read it, but I did read it somewhere official.

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    SlimceaSlimcea Registered User regular
    They'll probably send you another code. Same as they did with Physical Warfare pack.

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    Wicked Uncle ErnieWicked Uncle Ernie Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Wasn't it a part of the Limited Edition? I don't know how the Xbox works, but PC Limited Editions should just get the patch.


    (I mean, does the Xbox game differentiate between Limited and non limited in a way that the system recognizes?)

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    AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    Yeah, when I remember when I activated the LE through Origin, it said I was entitled to the Back to Karkand expansion, but didn't say I'd need a code.

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    AZChristopherAZChristopher Registered User regular
    Wasn't it a part of the Limited Edition? I don't know how the Xbox works, but PC Limited Editions should just get the patch.


    (I mean, does the Xbox game differentiate between Limited and non limited in a way that the system recognizes?)

    Xbox one had a code that you enter. Allows you to play online and gets you the map pack when it is released.

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    TzenTzen Registered User regular
    Is it legal to buy a cdkey for this off one of those key sites? Anyone here do that? Its still cheaper than the 29.99 blackfriday price.

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    AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    I got mine from ultimatumgamekeys, so yeah, it's legal.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    I got mine from ultimatumgamekeys, so yeah, it's legal.

    Well, not automatically. I mean if I got mine from breaking and entering that wouldn't make it legal. I think what you're trying to say is that EA hasn't banned you, so it's probably fine.

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    AF-IXAF-IX (LGKAOS) Whiteman AFBRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
    From the Xbox 360 side of the house:

    (copied from my previous post)

    The version of the piece of paper w/the code that was in my game (Xbox 360) states (verbatim):

    Activate your online pass.

    Enter the above code to activate your Battlefield 3 Limited Edition Online Pass to access online play. Select REDEEM CODE at the online pass screen and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Plus, this code also gives you access to the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand Expansion Pack when it is released.

    After its release, you will be notified upon starting Battlefield 3. Go to Xbox Live Marketplace or the in-game store and follow the on-screen instructions to download the content.



    On the other side of the piece of paper is the black side w/the white MOH 1 logo.


    The "Physical Warfare Pack" was only available to those that pre-ordered from & supported GameStop and their evil ways.

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    LionEyezLionEyez Registered User regular
    Why are the PA servers always empty whenever I'm on?

    I miss having good teammates. Now I try to just follow the first competent looking pubbie squadmember I find - sort of like a mini game where I try my hardest to keep his tank going or keep him healed up.

    Feel free to add me (LionEyez) if you need an EU buddy.

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    TzenTzen Registered User regular
    LionEyez wrote:
    Why are the PA servers always empty whenever I'm on?

    I miss having good teammates. Now I try to just follow the first competent looking pubbie squadmember I find - sort of like a mini game where I try my hardest to keep his tank going or keep him healed up.

    Feel free to add me (LionEyez) if you need an EU buddy.

    I'm already on the fence about this game at the BF price. So the PA servers are empty a lot? Hmmm...

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    Waffles or whateverWaffles or whatever Previously known as, I shit you not, "Waffen" Registered User regular
    You know you're playing a Battlefield 3 game when an admin kicks you from the server because his dedicated two clan squads of RPGs/javelins and jihad jeeps can't beat you and your vent friend who are duo engineers in a tank with Reactive Armor. I'm half tempted to go to their clan's forums in the admin abuse forum and report it, but I know it'll be met with the general trolololol responses.

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    finnithfinnith ... TorontoRegistered User regular
    So I just got this game on the Black Friday sale. Hopefully some of you remember me from BC2.

    I have to pay the $15 for Back to Karkand huh? I guess they're making me pay full price then.

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    AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    I got mine from ultimatumgamekeys, so yeah, it's legal.

    Well, not automatically. I mean if I got mine from breaking and entering that wouldn't make it legal. I think what you're trying to say is that EA hasn't banned you, so it's probably fine.

    Why would I be banned for purchasing a product from a legitimate site?

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    WarcryWarcry I'm getting my shit pushed in here! AustraliaRegistered User regular
    finnith wrote:
    So I just got this game on the Black Friday sale. Hopefully some of you remember me from BC2.

    I have to pay the $15 for Back to Karkand huh? I guess they're making me pay full price then.

    finnith

    what up bro

    good to see you again

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    emp123emp123 Registered User regular
    That_Guy wrote:
    Willeth wrote:
    Warcry wrote:
    That_Guy wrote:
    I can not fucking wait to see the destructibility.

    If I knew how to lime it I would. The return of BC2 levels of destruction will be a godsend. I'll probably never go back to the vanilla maps.
    Hang on, didn't the Back to Karkand stuff come with the Physical Warfare pack? Or was the code that's in there just an entitlement to download the maps at a later date?

    According to one of the Xbox players, his code gets you Physical Warfare and Karkand. For PC players, I think we are getting new code via email. I can't find where I read it, but I did read it somewhere official.

    The cd key you entered into Origin is a cd key for BF3 Limited Edition or whatever which grants you access to the Back to Karkland pack.

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    Geese_PantsGeese_Pants Registered User regular
    Unnerf scarh, unnerf stinger, then I will play the game again.

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    Waffles or whateverWaffles or whatever Previously known as, I shit you not, "Waffen" Registered User regular
    Unnerf scarh, unnerf stinger, then I will play the game again.

    I agree with Stinger. Stinger's are nothing more than a spot check for IR Flares these days.

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    Spanish InquisitionSpanish Inquisition Suprise Posting SpainRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
    You know I've been thinking... everyone's pretty much unlocked all the super fun lazer targeting stuff. But no one's using it because no one else is using it right? So I was thinking that the next time we play on the server we all switch to the high tier stuff; have recons target things for lazer shells, have 3 javelins and a support lock down all the tanks, have people in the third seat of the tank, ect.

    And it'll solve that IR flares problem too! (I think this is what DICE wants, actually.)

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    MangarooMangaroo LondonRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Just thought id mention this here - ATi/AMD (crossfire?) users suffering problems post-patch like the problems at launch - get radeonpro. Set the mode to AFR friendly, AFR mvpu mode - advanced catalyst AI. In launcher set it to games for windows live/sc2 and the launcher to origin.exe. Works great here on 11.10 NO caps. Had to revert back from the newer drivers post patch. This works really well and results in a very stable game which was once stuttering ridiculously every couple of seconds.

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    WarcryWarcry I'm getting my shit pushed in here! AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I just found the best way to play Recon. It was Metro Rush, an entire team of USAS frag faggots was opposing us. I equipped squad sprint, the 870 MCS with flechette ammo, extended mag and default irons. I would sprint ahead, mow people down with the 870, plant a spawn beacon and a TUGS, dash forward in a suicide run to take out as many enemies as possible before I died. Once I died, I would spawn on my beacon as Aussault with the same 870, but with the smoke launcher equipped. Cue smoke spamming the entirety of the upstairs escalator area from the bottoms of the two escalators. Sprint through the smoke in a mad suicide dash, die once more, spawn as recon, run through the smoke and plant a forward spawn beacon. It was incredible.

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    Geese_PantsGeese_Pants Registered User regular
    I agree with Stinger. Stinger's are nothing more than a spot check for IR Flares these days.

    Yeah and this is the problem with the eng class as it is right now. Stingers well, if he has flares don't bother, if he doesn't, joy. Everybody does though. The javelin is not all that good. The damage it does is still kinda meh to most things. The RPG is ok, but the levels it's good on are simply because you can spam the crap out of it (ie metro, which is a bad map).

    This is a stupid situation and it doesn't do anyone any good.

    I don't think the scar-h was a problem. It did damage but with the problem of low amo clip and huge ass recoil. And f2000/usas were always the real problem.

    The patch didn't do much other then screw engs over.

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    If you're using rocket launchers for anti-personnel rather than vehicles, you're part of the problem

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    Geese_PantsGeese_Pants Registered User regular
    Spoit wrote:
    If you're using rocket launchers for anti-personnel rather than vehicles, you're part of the problem

    RPG IRL is used as anti-personnel as well. Plus what else are you going to use it for? Anti air, lol nope, anti tank, yeah only if you can spam it.

    As things stand the eng has the stinger, now useless, RPG, really only good against infantry on small maps, and javelin, pathetic damage. I'd like to have a solid anti vehicle item, but short of you know, buffing the stinger and javelin, that's not the case.

    EOD bot kills are still hilarious, but they have nothing on the MAV.

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    emp123emp123 Registered User regular
    I don't think the scar-h was a problem. It did damage but with the problem of low amo clip and huge ass recoil. And f2000/usas were always the real problem.

    Eh, I still die to the SCAR-H way more than I do to the F2000 and the USAS (combined).
    As things stand the eng has the stinger, now useless, RPG, really only good against infantry on small maps, and javelin, pathetic damage. I'd like to have a solid anti vehicle item, but short of you know, buffing the stinger and javelin, that's not the case.

    Id like to introduce you to Mr. C4, hes awesome and more often than not he'll take care of all your needs. But apparently Engineers cant use C4 because?

    The RPG/SMAW are underwhelming vs vehicles though, even with 4 rockets (although sometimes I only spawn with 3) I always question whether I should even bother trying to take out a tank.

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    SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    What's with the constant "BC2 destructibility" comparing?

    BC2 seems like it has more destruction because everything blew up really easily, but I've noticed that you can also make barren wastelands in BF3, it's just that it's much more difficult this time around, but it's there.

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    That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    Satsumomo wrote:
    What's with the constant "BC2 destructibility" comparing?

    BC2 seems like it has more destruction because everything blew up really easily, but I've noticed that you can also make barren wastelands in BF3, it's just that it's much more difficult this time around, but it's there.

    I 2nd this. You can bring all of the smaller cement buildings down, even some of the 2 story ones. Entire facades comes down, killing people below them. BF3 has much more destructibility than BC2.

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    TzenTzen Registered User regular
    I guess I have only one question before I pull the trigger on this: is there a good number of maps/servers that have no vehicles? As the best part about BF, they're also kind of the worst part. Sometimes I just don't want to deal with them.

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    That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    Tzen wrote:
    I guess I have only one question before I pull the trigger on this: is there a good number of maps/servers that have no vehicles? As the best part about BF, they're also kind of the worst part. Sometimes I just don't want to deal with them.

    There are entire game modes dedicated to no vehicles.

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    Geese_PantsGeese_Pants Registered User regular
    emp123 wrote:
    I don't think the scar-h was a problem. It did damage but with the problem of low amo clip and huge ass recoil. And f2000/usas were always the real problem.

    Eh, I still die to the SCAR-H way more than I do to the F2000 and the USAS (combined).
    As things stand the eng has the stinger, now useless, RPG, really only good against infantry on small maps, and javelin, pathetic damage. I'd like to have a solid anti vehicle item, but short of you know, buffing the stinger and javelin, that's not the case.

    Id like to introduce you to Mr. C4, hes awesome and more often than not he'll take care of all your needs. But apparently Engineers cant use C4 because?

    The RPG/SMAW are underwhelming vs vehicles though, even with 4 rockets (although sometimes I only spawn with 3) I always question whether I should even bother trying to take out a tank.

    Due to unlock level most people are probably still at SCAR, and some people haven't figured out it's worthless now.

    The thing is, the eng has two things that make him him, rockets and repair. The AA rocket is worthless, the RPG is very much only worth something VS infantry and even then it's map specific, and the javelin does crap damage while requiring you have a good recon on your team (99% want to play sniper). And then they went and nerf'd the best gun that's eng only.

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    wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    So many people have no idea that tanks have motion sensors. They get so pissed.

    Also, planes and choppers should go down in 1 tank shot.

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    ApostateApostate Prince SpaceRegistered User regular
    That_Guy wrote:
    Satsumomo wrote:
    What's with the constant "BC2 destructibility" comparing?

    BC2 seems like it has more destruction because everything blew up really easily, but I've noticed that you can also make barren wastelands in BF3, it's just that it's much more difficult this time around, but it's there.

    I 2nd this. You can bring all of the smaller cement buildings down, even some of the 2 story ones. Entire facades comes down, killing people below them. BF3 has much more destructibility than BC2.

    I love it on Caspian when the Forest point becomes the "Rocks and scrub brush" point after a couple of good fights.

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    emp123emp123 Registered User regular
    emp123 wrote:
    I don't think the scar-h was a problem. It did damage but with the problem of low amo clip and huge ass recoil. And f2000/usas were always the real problem.

    Eh, I still die to the SCAR-H way more than I do to the F2000 and the USAS (combined).
    As things stand the eng has the stinger, now useless, RPG, really only good against infantry on small maps, and javelin, pathetic damage. I'd like to have a solid anti vehicle item, but short of you know, buffing the stinger and javelin, that's not the case.

    Id like to introduce you to Mr. C4, hes awesome and more often than not he'll take care of all your needs. But apparently Engineers cant use C4 because?

    The RPG/SMAW are underwhelming vs vehicles though, even with 4 rockets (although sometimes I only spawn with 3) I always question whether I should even bother trying to take out a tank.

    Due to unlock level most people are probably still at SCAR, and some people haven't figured out it's worthless now.

    The thing is, the eng has two things that make him him, rockets and repair. The AA rocket is worthless, the RPG is very much only worth something VS infantry and even then it's map specific, and the javelin does crap damage while requiring you have a good recon on your team (99% want to play sniper). And then they went and nerf'd the best gun that's eng only.

    The AN91 is still really good and the G36C is even better. Its probably one of the best guns in the game, and even the starting weapons werent bad.

    I think if they just reduced the reload time on the RPG/SMAW/SAM theyd be a lot better against vehicles. Im fine with them reducing RPG/SMAW damage vs people though.

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    ArchsorcererArchsorcerer Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Yeah man the G36C is awesome. I wonder if H&K is the leader in making military guns.

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    ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    Have people always been able to repair the scout helicopter? I thought they took that out in Bad Company?

    Cos I keep running into situations where a guy has flares, but is also repairing, constantly, like to the point where me and another guy got a good 4 missiles to hit him one after the other and the chopper didnt go down.

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    JorilJoril BelgiumRegistered User regular
    Yeah man the G36C is awesome. I wonder if H&K is the leader in making military guns.
    If you wanted to use the game's gun balance as a benchmark, FN Herstal is the world leader for sure :D

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    emp123emp123 Registered User regular
    You could repair the Blackhawk in BC2, so maybe it was only out in BC1.

    I really wish the engineer got repair points for repairing the choppers midflight. Maybe thats DICE's way of telling engineers not to do it? If so thats pretty dumb because for me the tactical advantage is worth the lack of points.

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    jinkumabutajinkumabuta Registered User regular
    emp123 wrote:
    You could repair the Blackhawk in BC2, so maybe it was only out in BC1.

    I really wish the engineer got repair points for repairing the choppers midflight. Maybe thats DICE's way of telling engineers not to do it? If so thats pretty dumb because for me the tactical advantage is worth the lack of points.

    I'm pretty sure you do get points for repairing blackhawks in flight. It just doesn't display under your crosshair like most bonus points would.
    At least I know it worked a patch ago.

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    emp123emp123 Registered User regular
    emp123 wrote:
    You could repair the Blackhawk in BC2, so maybe it was only out in BC1.

    I really wish the engineer got repair points for repairing the choppers midflight. Maybe thats DICE's way of telling engineers not to do it? If so thats pretty dumb because for me the tactical advantage is worth the lack of points.

    I'm pretty sure you do get points for repairing blackhawks in flight. It just doesn't display under your crosshair like most bonus points would.
    At least I know it worked a patch ago.

    Very interesting, this demands testing!

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    ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    I thought it got patched out? Like you could no longer repair from inside the heli in BC2 after an update? Maybe I was mistaken.

    It just seems that all of a sudden people have either realised you could do it, or figured out a way to do it if you arent supposed to. Because it makes scout helis fucking impossible to take down on the console, as there arent enough ground to air dudes to take it on, and another scout heli without a repair guy doesnt stand a chance.

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