I have a really big problem with the fact, that we don’t have Battlelog support in BF1 anymore. I know that I’m not the only one. I talked to my clan mates and we all miss Battlelog.
Now I try to make you understand what we are missing:
We are living in a time of social media. Means things like Facebook or Twitter are huge things. The people want to show what they are doing every time and everywhere. Battlelog fits perfect into this time. It’s a little bit like Facebook. You hat your own profile which you could customize and write something about you or link your youtube or Twitch-Channel and you got views because of this. This gave you a lot of individuality and this is an important thing. At next you had the Battel Reports. So if you hat a very good round, you could watch it again or share it with your Battlelog Friends in your Battle feed.
Next thing, I don’t know why I need to start the game if I only want to have a short look at my server favorites to see if a server is filled? I also don’t know why I need to start the game to have a short look if there is a good domination server? With battlelog it was so easy and fast. The next thing is the queue on a server. Why do I need to be ingame and watch my monitor like a dummy while waiting to join the server? With Battlelog you could go in queue and check your mails while waiting.
But the most important things were the platoons. You could make a Platoon with your Mates and it gives you a feeling of beeing a team. You could customize your platoon feed and ask for new Members or you could show which PCW’s (clan wars) or whichs Cups you won with your team. It was also a possibility to get in touch with other people. For example there was a platoon with a lot of people from many clans in whole europe who wanted to play 5 vs 5 competitive. So you could write on the platoon feed „looking for 5v5 Domination Dawnbreaker this evening 6 p.m. ESL rules“ and you usually got an answer and you had a team for a clan war very quick. Or if you get banned on a server. You could go into the platoon of t he clan who owns the server and there you find TS3 data the most time and you could join there TS server and you could clarify the situation and you got unbanned.
Want to give you an other example. You played with somebody on a public server and you had a good round, he revived you, you revived him and there was good teamplay. So you could open the battle report, open the profile of this guy and send him a friend request. And in BF1? You need to notice his nick name (for example GeCore_JerrYoO1 (wow an easy name to remember)) and you can try to find him in origin. Awesome… NOT!
I could bring you sooo much more examples but I think you know what I mean.
With battlelog everything feels good and connected, you had everything you need and with platoons and watching profiles of other peoples it feels like a real community and it was fun. Now everything feels anonymous, cold, dead.
Now I want to know, why do we don’t have Battlelog anymore? There is not even the tiniest which is better with the new (old) system in Battlefield 1. It’s a big big step backwards in all points. Battlelog was new, cool, innovative and very very practically.
The only bad thing about Battlelog was that some people had problems joining a server, but let’s be honest. In Battlefield 1 it’s more bugy to join a server than it ever was with Battlelog. If you open a party always somebody of your mates can’t join it. And if you are in your party with your mates finally, always somebody can’t join the server. It’s bugy as hell and it needs 10-20 minutes to get on a server with your mates.
Don’t giving us battlelog support with BF1 was a big mistake. The new (old) system doesn’t have the tiniest advantage compared with battlelog. Everything you can do now, you could also do with battlelog and you could do it better in so many ways and there are so many features missing now. Battlelog had his problems but instead of wasting time with removing all the good featues and making this dumb ingame browser you should have work on battlelog and fix the last bugs. Battlelog was the future and you destroyed it.
And now DICE, tell me why!
This was from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for reading…