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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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jackson019

Battlefield 1 PC Version NO DISC INCLUDED

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So it appears PC gamers are getting the short straw yet again when it comes to physical copies. BF 1 will not include a disc with the physical copy of the game. Star Wars Battlefront was another major release that saw no discs included (at least for the US version). Here's a picture of the pending box art for the PC USA version of Battlefield 1:

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I've noticed the gaming community seems to be favoring digital only lately, but I feel like a majority of players aren't taking all the facts into consideration. A Physical copy has costs associated with it's production. Several DVDs, manual + other paper inserts, case, shrink wrap... not to mention facilities to put it all together and then ship the copies to retail stores. These facilities have employees, utility costs, machinery...etc. Lastly, there is no need to sell the copies of the game to retailers in the case of EA's own origin service. They're selling their own product at retail cost, not at a lower cost they offer to retailers. Now I don't have exact costs to prove anything, but I highly doubt that the cost per download is more than the cost per physical copy. If I'm wrong, I'd love to see some stats as I don't have any.

Another jab at PC is the fact that yet again there is no offering of a PC collector's edition, but this has been the trend for some time now. While there are still PC collector's editions, there are definitely not as many as there used to be. Most games have a mid tier $79.99 Digital Deluxe and then a $99.99 high tier Digital Collector's edition now. Battlefront had a $119.99 "Ultimate Edition" that was digital only. I don't know about you guys, but I think these editions cost too much for having no physical content.

Some things to consider are that not everyone has a fast internet connection, some people are stuck in rural areas that only have 1 provider with slow speeds. In these scenarios, a disc would be faster. Also, in the case of a single player game, if your internet service is temporarily unavailable, you won't be able to install the game. While digital games do tend to become cheaper, it usually takes a month or so for that to happen. This means that if you want the game day 1 and there's no physical disc version, you'll have to pay full retail for the digital copy.

I guess I just miss walking into Gamestop, Circuit City, or Best Buy and seeing a giant wall of PC games. Now you usually just see boxes for WoW and The Sims. At best there's little cards that you can buy for a download code.

What do you guys think? Am I too stuck in the past? Are my cost estimates completely wrong? What do you think?

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you vote with your wallet...we stop buying, they will eventually fix the problem...physical discs are almost gone though...just the digital age we live in...and you are right...not everyone has blazing internet...took me 8 hours + to install bf4...price you pay for living in the country and have a dish on your roof...

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Since the majority of people live in large urban areas with "decent" internet EA could careless about the small amount of people with shitty internet in rural areas. I personally hate having a drawer full of discs. I like having a Steam or Origin library with all my games in one place digitally forever.  But I do agree about the price of the "special editions" with no physical content.   

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you vote with your wallet...we stop buying, they will eventually fix the problem...physical discs are almost gone though...just the digital age we live in...and you are right...not everyone has blazing internet...took me 8 hours + to install bf4...price you pay for living in the country and have a dish on your roof...

The problem is people complain, but we all still enjoy taking it in the butt and buy it anyhow. I'd love if all we could band together and just forego buying the game even if just for a few days or a week to send a message

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Here is the deal with disks:

most new pcs don't have disk drives any more, it's usually an upgrade. 

 

The size of the games now, you'll have to have 2 blue-Ray disks. Meaning you're going to need a blue ray drive (who has those now anyways? even movies you buy have online version and sales suck) 

 

you'll have to install origin anyways for updates.

 

consoles can't fit all the data on a disk either and will require installation, or part install.

 

a disk is a waste of resources and isn't "green" .

 

Stating they are screwing over the pc community is a huge reach, it's more like YOU feel screwed over you don't have a coaster that you will throw away in a few years anyways. You have to be online to play via origin anyways.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Bromance said:

Here is the deal with disks:

most new pcs don't have disk drives any more, it's usually an upgrade. 

  • While I don't have the stats on this, I highly doubt that the majority of people playing battlefield 4 are playing on a barebones PC bought from Best Buy with bottom of the barrel components and a lack of a disk drive. 
11 minutes ago, Bromance said:

The size of the games now, you'll have to have 2 blue-Ray disks. Meaning you're going to need a blue ray drive (who has those now anyways? even movies you buy have online version and sales suck) 

  • While PC games could be on Blu-ray and it would be more convenient, they have never been sold on Blu-ray disks. In fact, the PS4 and XBONE not only have Blu-ray drives, but their games are sold on Blu-ray disks. When it comes to PC, the current physical standard is DVD.
14 minutes ago, Bromance said:

you'll have to install origin anyways for updates.

  • My post said nothing about getting rid of using digital services. Before there was origin and steam, games were still updated with patches that had to be downloaded. Patches have always been expected, even when expansion packs were sold on disk.
17 minutes ago, Bromance said:

consoles can't fit all the data on a disk either and will require installation, or part install.

  • I'm not sure where consoles came into the picture from my post. I don't play on consoles either, so I don't know if all the game data is included, but I do know that both the PS4 and XBONE have a Blu-ray drive and actually use Blu-ray disks for its games as I said above. Those have a 25-50 GB capacity, which given that console games almost always have significantly lower res textures and toned down graphics, I think that's more than enough, but I could be wrong. As for the "require installation or part install," that's actually a good thing for consoles. PC games used to run on disk years ago, but have required installation on a hard drive for quite some time. Having the data on internal storage typically improves loading times dramatically, especially with an SSD. Games have to be installed regardless of the source on PC. Digital or from disk doesn't matter, the game needs to be installed to be played.
32 minutes ago, Bromance said:

a disk is a waste of resources and isn't "green" .

  • I pretty much highlighted this in my post by detailing all the materials and resources required for a disk and how I believe the cost is higher than a digital download. 
  • The main point I was trying to strike across is the fact that I believe we should not be charged as much for a download as we are for a disk if the difference in cost to the publisher is significantly less for a download vs a physical copy.
36 minutes ago, Bromance said:

Stating they are screwing over the pc community is a huge reach, it's more like YOU feel screwed over you don't have a coaster that you will throw away in a few years anyways. You have to be online to play via origin anyways.

  • Unless someone provides statistics showing that digital downloads cost the same to the publisher as a physical disk with the associated materials cost, I think everyone should feel screwed over, PC and console players alike. Especially if it is a significant cost savings to the publisher.
  • Saying I would use a DVD as a coaster is hilarious. I have never "throw[n] away" my games. I have every copy of every game I've ever bought on disk. There are quite a few older games that I still play that have yet to be re-released as a digital download.
  • You realize that before digital downloads even existed there was still online multiplayer? Also, you don't need to be online to play single-player games with origin or steam. There is an offline mode, I just tried it with Battlefield 4's single-player campaign and had no issues.

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