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      Battlefield F.A.Q. [Please Read]   04/18/2016

      After multiple questions coming up that were about the same topic we have decided to create a little F.A.Q regarding some of the most talked about topics. Please make sure you read EVERY question and answer. First thing's first, please use the search feature before you ask a question because it might have been answered already: CLICK HERE TO USE THE SEARCH FEATURE Q. I've been banned what do I do? A. Visit the "Ban Info" menu at the top of the page and click that appropriate link that relates to your ban. Then make sure you fill out the form properly after reading the guidelines to submitting a ban dispute Q. What do I do if someone is hacking? A. If you are in game you can report said individual using @report 'playername' REASON HERE If that doesn't help you, you can always submit a ban request by visiting the "Ban Info" menu at the top of the page and clicking the appropriate link Q. Can I submit a request for a new server, or a smaller special server? A. Sure but to put it bluntly most requests have been made already so rather than making a request that has already been made you should visit THIS LINK. That link talks about how we can go about getting more servers and what needs to be done to get those. Q. Well why don't you change some of the servers that you have now to those special servers? A. Because we have those servers as they are what stay full and are the easiest to keep populated. Just because 5 people like something doesn't mean that it's a smart option to keep a server that those 5 people think is a good server. Q. Why don't you change the ticket counts? A. Ok this is where you need to start realizing that the admins at ADK have been running servers for well over a combined 20 years if not more. We promise we're not going to do something that won't work and if we do happen to do that we have our admins making sure that we try to provide the best servers possible for as many people as possible. We love suggestions but when the suggestions are made that make us seem like we don't know what the heck we are doing that's when it's a little overboard. Again just because you and your buddies like something doesn't mean it's a great idea for a large gaming community as the server won't stay populated and pay for itself. We do want to start bringing more of those to the community, but please refer to the answer of the 3rd questions where a link was posted regarding different servers and how to make it happen. But to answer this question some, on certain servers like our BF3 TDM, it is meant to be a quick round server where you have a match that ends quickly. Some people don't want to play a round that goes on for 30 minutes, and a lot of people have enjoyed it. And again our admins do look at servers and how they are doing, but don't forget just because a few people want something doesn't mean everyone wants it. Q. How come I can't use explosives in a no explosives server but everybody else can? A. In actuality those individuals aren't supposed to either, but they are choosing to break the rules We are humans and unfortunately we aren't perfect to catch everyone. But our admins do the best that they can to be perfect and we have our auto admin in place for no explosives, but it comes down to rules are rules. If you choose to break them and you get in trouble, that is your fault and there is nobody else to blame. You can make reports and if admins aren't in the server they will go over them to see those who break the rules often and will deal with them. Just because an admin isn't in the server doesn't mean that we aren't looking at the reports. Q. Why don't you have servers that have multiple expansion maps on them? A. Because they are quite difficult to maintain unless you have people willing to be in the servers and make sure they are populated day in and day out. Please refer again to the link in the answer of the third question as this relates to that. If we have people who are going to make sure that these servers will indeed stay populated then possibly but so far we haven't been able to get that. In the past we've done B2K which a lot of people were begging for an it went nowhere. Q. There's someone cursing and using racist remarks in the server, why haven't they been banned? A. Because the reality of it is nobody will ever be happy, these are not remarks that you will see any admin using but we aren't going to police everybody and what they say. What one person might find offensive, the other person might not. So if we remove a few words then we'll need to remove all words that people find offensive. Now if the individual is spamming constantly and/or just being a troll about it you can always submit a ban request and let us know what was happening. Admins will then look over it to see what action needs to be taken. Q. Why don't you kick people who have a high ping? A. In reality high ping doesn't cause as many problems as a lot of people think. Admins have been talked to about how to handle something that is absurd but they will not kick someone with a 150 ping because people are complaining about them. We have members from all over the world and we're not going to limit what servers they play on. Someone's high ping to a server does not cause a server to lag. If the server is lagging it'll be everyone noticing it. BUT if there are only a few individuals who are complaining about lag, it's more than likely an issue with their connection to the server. The best thing to do would be do a tracert to the server, but most people don't want to believe that they might have an issue on their end or somewhere between their house and the server. And the reality is that there could be an issue that someone is seeing. There are plenty of posts about ping in the servers so feel free to do a search to look them up. Q. Why don't you just disable weapons that you can't use in the no explosive server? A. Don't you think we would have done that if it was possible? :) Q. Why can't I dispute a ban after 2 months? A. If people cared so much to play on our servers after a perma ban, they would come and dispute within the first 2 months. We feel 2 months is more than enough time to dispute a perma ban. Q. Why don't you have anything besides 64 slot servers? A. Again refer to the link in the answer to question number three. But long story short, it's not easy to keep small number servers populated as often as possible when we have as many servers as we do. Due to the fact that you could lose 15 people at a time in one game, there goes half the population of the server which could indeed empty the server. So if it's wanted we need people willing to put in the time and effort to do such and to make it so that there is always a queue for the servers. Q. Why does it seem like you guys get frustrated when people ask certain questions? A. Seriously though, it's because they are normally questions that have been answered multiple times and most of the time it appears that the question wasn't thought about in the manner of "Hey I wonder if anybody else has posted about this." Unlike Battlelog where things normally get hidden and admins don't respond, we do see pretty much 99% of everything that is posted without it getting lost because of the fact that we have admins for each particular section of the community. And those admins do make sure that we respond to topics where someone might have a question. So with that last question being answerd, please just take 10 seconds to browse the forums and search to see if your topic has been discussed before you go and make a post. If it's not too old or hasn't been answered feel free to leave your input but a lot of the same questions are coming up over and over. Ping, ping, ping, why can't I use explosives, ping, ping, can we have more servers, why can't we have these maps, why do you only have like 200 tickets on the TDM server, 64 players is a lot of people to have on a server, where are the expansion maps, why is this person using curse words and racist remarks and hasn't been banned yet. As always we do appreciate and ask for suggestions but most of the questions that we see over and over have been answered and could be answered for you by making a search on the forums. Thank you for your support of the community and as always we will continue to provide the best possible gaming experience on our servers for as many people in the world.
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testswimming

Letter to The New FPS Community

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Before I start this exposé, I would like to clarify my intentions. This isn't directed towards every person inthe gamin community, it's more towards the newer generation of players that have delved into the the whole genre of FPS games. Unfortunately, it's an indictment on the current mindset and attitude of the players we encounter everytime we logon. If you take this personally, I hope you would just ignore it as you would any other player you find reprehensible.

The reason I posted this here is mainly because battlelog is not a forum for discussion but more a trollin forum. DICE won't take any critism that would make them look incompetent. They would rather delete your post or even worse, ban you from battlelog period. As I have noticed going to he forums at EA or battlelo is utterly pointless as new threads get created every minute. More than likely this post would get drowned out on battlelog by the trolls and incoherent banter on people who would rather speak internetz txt lingo than speak intelligently. So with no further delay (please ignore some of my spelling errors as its hard to type on a tablet).

To the new FPS community,

As the genre of FPS has improved dramatically over the past decade, I have seen huge leaps forward in technology and design. The games we play now look almost lifelike in some instances and game physics immerse us into a world in which I am totally amazed. From the release of Half Life 2 to Far Cry to COD to Crysis to BF3, the genre has been improved immensely compared to the Quake and old Counter Strike days.

With the improvements also came a new community, as the playerbase expanded from just Quake and CS players to COD, Crysis, and BF3. Mostly the FPS online community was a small slice of players out of the larger piece of the pie back more than a decade ago when some ran off of 14k 28k and even 56k modems. The push for affordable broadband allowed corporations such as Valve and EA to cater to much larger goup of players albeit a much larger slice of the youth population also. This new wave of players from all different age groups brought on a different kind of player base.

We can attest to the fact that there are more young teenage players enjoying these games than ever before. But also those who havent really had much experience with the FPS genre altogether. Cluster all the inexperienced player base together and most people can agree that the community has taken a left turn not for the better. From the inexperienced players to the younger ones, we can all see that the community has become a complete circus. Not to mention even the old timers sometimes exhibit the same attributes as well.

From this new influx of players. we can see anmuch more immature community. I'm not saying all younger players are immature, I'm highlighting not only the young ones but also the inexperienced and old timers. From constant insults to hackusations, most of the community is filled with those that can't except their own mistakes much less take responsibility for them.

Taken into perspective, the FPS playerbase has been homogenized and reduce down to two types of players. The Newb/Noob and the Hack/Exploiter/Glitcher. I am not condoning hacking, exploits, o glitchers, but it seems most players can't take the game for what it is. Its a video game, nothing more nothing less. This is not real life, your score, your rank, and even tour stats do not translate into a becomin a better human being. It does not translate into a lengthy experienced resume giving you the job of your dreams. It sure as hell doesnt translate into your sexual prowess. Its a video game on the internet played anonymously by millions of people all with their own lives and their own problems. I can't stress that enough, your virtual soldier does not equate to the value of your existence in life. If it means that much to you, please stop playing because this game is not a place to develop into a well rounded member of society, it is just a place to get your rocks off when you have nothing better to do.

With that said, stop taking it personally when someone kills you ingame. Stop throwing insults as to the noobish weapon they are using. Stop throwing hackusations around. Maybe the reason you go killed ingame is because of poor aim an the time? Maybe its because you used poor tactics at the time? Maybe its because reacted to slowly? Maybe its because you didnt pay attention to our minimap? Maybe its because you didnt check that corner well enough? Maybe its because you went against someone with a better gun? Maybe its because of poor netcode and you lagged out? The reasons are endless as to why or how you were killed. But instead its always two reasons, hes using a noob gun or hes a hacker. In all the possibilities, you chose to ignore the fact that maybe, just maybe you were the one responsible for your own demise. It can never be your screwup, it always someone elses fault. You dont have any problems, it those noobs and hackers that account for all your deaths. How about taking a step back and examining yourself? How about compliment the guy who killed you as he obviously was the better shooter at the time. How about thinking about what you did and instead of running balls to the wall into the fray, use your team to help?

Instead, the game itself has taken a dive and devolved for the worst because the community utlimately changed the meta. At first it was the m320 and the rpgs. They were too OP because someone didnt like the fact that couldnt run headon at the opposing team or they couldnt camp a certain area because the explosive spam was far reaching. Then it was famas, it fires too fast and no recoil. Not realizing that it was not OP at all compared to the USAS. So both guns got destroyed along with m320 and rpgs. It would was like I could see the future after the latest patch, everyone running around with m16s, support with bipod spamming lead, nade spamming wihthe infinite ammo and so on. Even after all this mess that was created with the latest patch, I still dont want DICE to patch anything anymore. I dont even nade spam, use the m16 or spam suppression, but I sure as hell dot want DICE changing the gameplay again. Leave it as it is now, the m16 is NOT OP, suppression is annoying but ill get over it, and frankly nade spamming is not that hard to counter.

With the current state of the community, the immature attitude hasnt changed. The weapons that most players whined about got nerfed to oblivion. Now theyre screaming nerf the m16. Nerf the LMGs. Nerf the nade spamming. Its only a matter of time before they will find another thing to complain about.

Instead of boiling down everyone who killed you into two groups, take it and move on. Its a game, treat it as such. Your not getting paid to play, nor is it gonna guarantee you anything in life, so why bother getting pissed? Sure, the guy is nade spamming for his kills, so what? Thats his style of play, he paid for it just like you. Stop trying to make other people play the game the way you want them to play because if they did, you would be winning all the time right? Whats the fun in that? Just because you dont like the m16 doesnt mean No one else can play it. Just because you dont like the m320 doesnt mean someone else should be forced to use your kit. Its not your game, in fact it not anyones game really, its EAs game. They can hange it however they like. When they do change it, its most likely going to resemble those who are more vocal with their whining. If everyone played fair in your mind, the game would cease to exist. Everybody has a different view of fairness. I see fairness in that the game should be rolled back to when it was first released. Am I a noob? Why is your opinion more valid than anyone elses.

Please stop playing this game like a child, nothing in this world is fair. If it was, we'd all be eatig ice cream and singing "Its a small world after all". Dont think that just because its your video game and your computer that everyone should play by your rules. Please stop whining like a prepusant teenager about how the game should be your way or no way at all. You didnt get killed because that player was a noob spamming nades, m320, or using the m16. You go killed because its a game. Take it as such. Please please please grow up.

For the inexperienced players, pplease realize that some players come from a alot of different backgrounds. Some played COD, some played CS, and some played both. More experienced players will catch onto the game alot quicker and ultimately fine tune their gameplay to coincide with their strengths. Not everyone is hacking, in fact it still a small portion in comparison to the big picture. Most CS and COD players are twitch and fast reaction gamers. Thats the nature of where they come from, when they get used to a certain gun, they can and almost always look like they are hacking. They learned way before hand how to use the minimap, footsteps, team-death indicators, sounds, and cover to their advantage. Most who played CS know how recoil and spread affects almost every gun in that game. It only takes a little while before they get the feel for the game and then its over. Considering that many guns in BF3 behave almost exactly the same, its very easy to adapt. In CS, some guns recoil was horrid, 2 rounds and after that your not hitting a damn thing. The guns had a huge spectrum of dmg. From the AWP which was a one hit kill anywhere as long as i was center mass to the Mac10 whic was a pea shooter that couldnt't hi the broad side of a barn sometimes. But every player had their niche. Some loved using SMGs like the TMP MAC10 and MP5 like me. Some loved sniping. Some were AK and M4 nuts. There wasnt alot of whining and crying about the game mechanics. Nothing was OP. You just learned to counter or shoot better. With the wide range of weapons to pick from in BF3, froem explosives to vehicles, why is anyone crying about one or two guns being OP. You have a huge gambit of weapons to choose from. Your not foced to go toe to toe with AWPer with your smg because you couldn't afford a better weapon or smoke/flash nades like in CS. Your not forced to go toe to toe with MGunner with your m1 on DOD. Instead on BF3 you have a crapload of choices to counter anyone using any type of weapon. So what is there to complain about? Got a LMG spammer? Shoot some 40mm nades or rpgs his way, that'll fix him. The choices are endless in this game, there is no be all or end all weapon yet people run around like they have no other hoice than to run into a clusterfucked room full of people where m320s and rpgs are being spammed. When it came to objectives in CS, you had guns, nades, and bunny hopping. thats all you had, you either got better or just left.

Somehow the BF3 community would rather not improve themselves, but drag everybody down totheir level. You aim better than me? Ill get your gun nerfed because its noob. You shot me in the back? Your a hacker. Instead of imrpoving upon yourself, you see fit to throw everyone under the bus. Its like the kid who didnt do good on their test, so instead of studying he just complains to daddy(DICE) and has the principle(EA) change the whole system changed to benefit himself. Why not ask the guy for a few pointers? if you dont wanna improve than just enjoy the game, why run around screaming like a child about how you couldnt dominate the game?

and...End rant.

Sincerely,
No one in paricular. Edited by jizackson

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I fully agree. The state of the community is a bit bothersome (that's an understatement).

Also, thanks for deeming our forums worthy of your rant XD Edited by billymcguffin

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kids will be kids..not sure if there's anything that can be done about that...other than BAN ALL KIDS...but then we'd have nothing to bitch about :)

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No, thank you. ADK server are the one of only a few servers I can play on without getting kicked or banned. The hackusations have gotten outta hand. Im not even exploiting the heavy barrel underslung m26 dart glitch and I never hear the end of how I'm hacking with the mass or m26 slug. I use the m26 as its intended as the famas cant even have a underslung rail. But now im considering using the m26 dart glitch with the underslung barrel even though I dont use any assault rifles wih the underslung option. might as well join the crowd if im already grouped into it.

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Yea, of course we wouldn't ban anyone for their age. I said that to make a point. AOB & Ray created ADK to be different from the rest.. We don't censor our users; We try not to have too many rules; We don't discriminate; We are an open community here .. to all ages, sexes, races, religions..


You blame others for making you rage. However, you can choose to ignore these people making you rage.

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i think my post got lost in translation. I was complimenting your servers and the way they are ran.

the m26 response is just a joke. i would much rather use the mass as intended then resort to a glitch. beig grouped with hackers and glitchers just makes me turn off chat.

also if you guys could, my second post was intended to be grouped with the first post but i forgot to paste it in. if you guys could help me edit it that would be great thanks.

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[quote name='testswimming' timestamp='1334346516' post='25328']

also if you guys could, my second post was intended to be grouped with the first post but i forgot to paste it in. if you guys could help me edit it that would be great thanks.
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[quote name='testswimming' timestamp='1334346516' post='25328']
i think my post got lost in translation. I was complimenting your servers and the way they are ran.
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Ok, I guess I misread.. i read it as a rant against immature youngens.

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I admit it probably does sound kinda like a rant against against youngens but not what I intended since a child can live inside even a 50 yr old man. It was mainly to get players to take an intospective look at themselves than blame everything on the game or other players.

Your servers are the only ones it seems to actually give a reasonable look at players rather than ban them on a whim.

Thanks for the edit. Edited by testswimming

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I Loved the post it was well written. I've always felt the same way, in every game not just FPS.
This mindset is what helps me to improve (I don't have natural gamer talent) while people/friends who have way more natural hand eye coordination and overall gamer talent rage quit or let there skills get stagnant.

I just adapt and improve may game.

When I'm getting owned I know I'm doing something right as long as I learn from it.

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I can relate to what your saying! Not really a long time gamer, but an older guy. Couple kids in High School, one in college... Seems a lot of people have grown up almost alone, which causes a high self dependence witch equates to high self importance, causing the reality of hiding behind PC's chat, but in person, well a different story! Kids have some friends who are nightmares..... MAN.

Troll comments incite riots, maybe not needed.

Players don't play to play, they play to hate!!!!

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