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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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I guess.. win8 helps? lololol

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Everything I've heard on the subject suggests that windows 8 is simply better for gaming performance in general, but especially for BF4 because it uses DX11.2.

 

I find it hard to understand that people can't seem to accept that windows 8 is better than windows 7 for performance.

Edited by billymcguffin

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And I see this as a ploy to get more people to upgrade to Windows 8, namely gamers at this point in time as Battlefield is a well known game and Windows 8 didn't do so hot for the desktop base.   Mainly because they didn't release as a desktop release, they pointed more towards the mobile/tablet market.     So now they are trying to work to get a large base moving over because if they can do that, then I think it'll start bringing more folks to the W8 world.     And we all know with gamers, everyone always wants to have a bigger/better machine than the guy next to him, no matter how small something might be.   

 

So if they can get say 1/4 of a million gamers upgrading when BF4 is released that's a start for Microsoft and exactly what they're looking for.    And then you know EA/DICE is probably getting something out of it as well.  

 

 

Just like when people upgraded to Vista, I'm going to wait to see what the majority of folks do and what they say.    So if it ends up being a good upgrade overall for folks then I might find some cash to drop.    For now I'll stick to 7.  

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I agree with AOB's points, and mistakes have been made my MS along the way. 

 

Keep in mind though the biggest complainers hate change. Vista had some major changes in the GUI along with the release candidate having NT at it's core so it was not representative of the release versions which left every one (developers) with nothing but catch up.

 

Windows 8 has HUGE performance upgrades due to efficiency and being light weight compared to W7. It is the same files that would go on a tablet (the phone version is a little different), so it has to manage resources better. Built in driver support for SSD's along with 6GB SATA (W7 doesn't) along with ever increasing memory efficiency. 

 

List goes on. If you produced a newer product would you support it? Just as printers loose support after a few years and some lost it with in months after Vista came out.....lol

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If you're into gaming, video editing, anything other than word processing, Windows 8 is worth the upgrade. Metro is stupid. Everyone knows this. But other than logging onto my computer, I NEVER see it. Nothing has changed on my computer vs Win7 other than a really healthy memory and performance management boost. My system is smoother, crash free, issue free. Get the start bar replacement and freakin upgrade already.

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From what I can tell it's really a case by case basis. The only thing I can say for certain is that Windows 8 uses less RAM, but tbh if you're able to play BF3/4 on any respectable setting you're not RAM limited.

 

 

As for the multi-core optimizations in 8, from the research I've done and the casual benchmarks I've done dual booting several different systems, I've come to this conclusion:

 

 

It depends. Some systems saw maybe 10 fps better, some systems saw no improvement at all, and 1 configuration actually saw a performance drop of about 5 frames.

 

 

 

tl;dr: If you're reeeeeeally trying to max your frames, dual boot 8 (DON'T WIPE YOUR DRIVE), and try. It may give you a small boost. Keyword on small. Also, if you have to use Windows 8 full time, just get Start8 and make it feel like Win7. It isn't worth dealing with Metro.

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Due to what I do for a living, a software developer, Ive had to run windows 8 when it was first released.

All i have to say is i dont get why people are so bent out of shape.

if its a start bar issue then buy an app for that, ive heard that is something like that out there though I haven't looked for it.

 

Windows 8 hasn't changed the way I do anything on my computer other than the metro thing, lets be honest its a couple of seconds to get to your desktop, and sense 7 ive gotten into the habit of hitting start and typing my app name to run a new app rather than searching for the app on the damn start bar.

 

i don't know.. I cant find a good reason to why Windows 8 is not a good os in general or for gaming. the only excuse I can see is greedy valve, who is a great company and service, hates the idea of an apps store and therefor spread the "idea" that windows 8 is not a good gaming environment. 

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Windows will run as a torrent but will not let you get anything but important updates and will "slow" down. Good luck with that. There is only one loop hole that ms didn't fix yet, but you still need an activation code.

If you have a student email address you can still pick up the upgrade for $50ish. Edited by Bromance

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I have it on my laptop, its not as bad people cry about. Eventually 8.1 will help the transition.

My girlfriend has it on hers as well...and it looks like a droid phone. Not how i want my pc to look.

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My girlfriend has it on hers as well...and it looks like a droid phone. Not how i want my pc to look.

I hate my droid phone, it's so damn slow and always has apps crashing for no reason, worst decision I've made phones wise.

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I love Windows 8. Go get StartIsBack and all your problems will be solved. It boots up faster and is very light weight on my system. I will always recommend it. 

 

...however I cant remember the last time I paid for an operating system :S 

 

.....i dont think I ever have : |

 

As for droid's, I love my Note 2, best phone evar :D

 

 

ps: StartIsBack removes ALL requirement of metro while giving a fully functional (more functionality than win7 technically) start button. You will never have to see it if you dont want to, nor will you ever need to.

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Windows 8 will basically be no better or no worse than windows 7 or Vista... it is the SAME kernel used on all 3 operating systems. The differences come in the shape of what is running at launch and what additional software is or is not included with the O.S. If you know your way around a computer you can turn off whatever you want in Windows 7 or Vista and make it run just as sleek as Windows 8. The only difference coming up for gamers is supposedly windows will NOT make the new Direct X available to anything other than windows 8.  Supposedly in windows 8 you can even turn the start bar back on by editing the registry, I have failed at doing so but others have claimed to succeed. So really there is no difference between the 3 dressed versions of this kernel... it only depends on your knowledge of msconfig and registry alterations and what desktop scenario you wish to use.

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@[member='Ovist']

 

Good post but there is more built into each as you eluded too. Depending on your hardware there can be some drastic performance enhancements to upgrading. As many rush out to buy the new ATI 280's for a 10-15% increase in some cases, many seem hesitant to drop $50 on a Windows upgrade....

 

All in all it is all a service pack so to speak from Vista as you mentioned. 

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