BF3 Servers disappearing? EA Responds!
During this double XP weekend, I’m assuming alot of you have noticed that you are seeing less official servers from the game’s browser now. It does seem like DICE and EA are shutting the official servers down to replace them by the private servers (the paid ones!).
Like the old saying, ‘if shout loud enough you get noticed’, well enough fans have shouted and screamed about it so EA have released a response to this server problem:
DICE is not shutting down servers. If DICE-managed servers appear unavailable, it is because they have been rented and customized by players. DICE will continue to add servers and will reserve a percentage of servers for players who prefer to connect through DICE-hosted servers.
Custom Servers have always been extremely popular with Battlefield PC players. With Battlefield 3, we’ve introduced a Custom Servers program to console gamers.
Response has been overwhelmingly positive. Custom Servers gives players the ability to tailor the settings and parameters of a given server, which directly affects gameplay. It also gives players more choice as they select which server and gameplay style they like best.
As with any new innovation, there may be some confusion among players who are experiencing Custom Servers for the first time. We encourage players to use server filters and “favorite” options to find the servers that best suit their play style.
We have enormous respect for the Battlefield community and are listening to the feedback. It is our #1 priority to ensure all players are having the best possible play experience.
So DICE aren’t shutting down servers, it just sounds like they have the majority of their servers available for the fans to ‘rent’ so they can customize it while a smaller percentage of the servers are through DICE. So just remember to alter you server filter option when you go searching for a game guys!
Is that a good enough response for you? Or do you think EA are still hiding something? Let us know in the comments!
BF3 Servers disappearing? EA Responds!,