I’ll be the first to admit the the game has its issues. I’ll be happy to report the I lost connection to the EA servers an hour ago and couldn’t get back on which is what brought me to the forums tonight. I’ve had absolutely horrendous hit detection of late, and tonight I died in a landship from 90 health while sitting still to an AT mine. Enemies I’m trying to shoot rubber banding across the screen, etc. it also frustrates me that high pingers still join my games and things go from good to bad really quick. While I don’t agree with DICE’s stance on this, I’ve had to accept the fact that they will never ping lock the servers and I’ve moved on......much like I did during the 8 years of Barack Obama.
But after reading several posts of people complaining about getting ripped off, DICE taking advantage of everyone, their servers sucking, not trying to fix the game, and blatantly crapping on the entire community that purchased this game is just ridiculous. I think everyone needs to readjust their expectations a little....in some cases a lot.
I have 19 plus days logged into the game thus far and I would say 85 percent of that time has been enjoyable. I bought the game for $60 bucks at GameStop and I’d say that there has never been a situation in life or in the universe as a whole where one person can get 19 days of entertainment (in my case) for $60 bucks. I mean where’s all the hate and complaining when you go waste $20 on a bad movie that lasted 2 hours?
Additionally, I cannot even fathom the challenges that must be present when trying to balance a game where every client has a different ping to the host server from 64 simultaneously different locations. DICE has to balance the game where the most people have the best experiencing knowing all the time they will never make everyone happy. The weapon balancing, etc. it’s really astonishing when you think about all that is going on that a game can even run at all with these conditions, yet most of the time it is an awesome game where we can all come together, play together with friends from all across the country, have fun shooting bad guys, and even rage quit from time to time.
Also, people need to realize that DICE is a company with employees and they create products to make money. Just like every other business in the world of free market capitalism. A lot of their decisions are based on the fact that they have to protect their bottom line in order to stay in business and continue producing the games we all play. Just like they will do for the upcoming BF2018 we are all anticipating. They create entertainment products and try to maintain those products to the best that their resources will allow. If you don’t like it simply don’t buy it. But to get on forums ant rant and rave because you don’t think your getting the experience you are entitled to....well sound just like that. Entitlement.
Finally, I check in from time to time and see posts from the developers who ask the community what they can do to make the game better and still they get no breaks from the community. I have read 10 negative posts for every one positive one and I just cannot understand this? I think DICE has done a fantastic job with Battlefield 1 and I would like to say THANK YOU to the developers for their hard work and creativity in releasing the most fun, online multiplayer shooting game I’ve ever played. No it’s not perfect but nothing or no game is ever truly perfect. I think people need to see the bigger picture and realize that DICE does not exist to cater to their every desire and re-adjust and manage their expectations accordingly.
I fully expect to get ripped for this post by the same people whining about the game.