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Topic # 90396 21-Sep-2011 09:09
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The day is drawing closer! 29th September for the great unwashed.. 27th for those that have preordered through Origin or have Medal of Honour LE.. This is an open beta though, anyone can play it, not just those that have preodered etc.

The beta map is a modified version of Operation Metro which is Rush mode.

Bring on next week! heres hoping ON3 have servers up 0.o

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  Reply # 523906 21-Sep-2011 09:56
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I'm sure ON3 will come to the party (right?). Bit of a joke buying MOH, just to get the privilege of playing 2 days earlier.

Looking forward to this anyway, getting a bit tired of replaying the Caspian Border video every day.

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  Reply # 523919 21-Sep-2011 10:23
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I have looked at hosting some servers but can't for BF3, there are NO DEDICATED SERVERS ie you can't run your own. EA choose "partner" game service providers who you can then rent servers from. I'm doubting there are any in NZ as even internode were having trouble becoming one last I heard. Seriously stupid as I don't mind paying for servers/bandwidth to subsidize EA's game but for them to force me to use their "partner" organizations so they can make a cut again....

TBH I'm almost thinking of cancelling my preorder





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 523956 21-Sep-2011 11:03
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lurker:

Looking forward to this anyway, getting a bit tired of replaying the Caspian Border video every day.


Holy smokes, what a trailer!?



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  Reply # 523967 21-Sep-2011 11:29
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ON3 are New Zealand EA partners. They will be hosting beta and the final servers (as they have done with Bad company 2). I get <30ms ping to ON3 servers, theres no problem there at all. They will even be offering public rental servers as well, example your own clan server.

Sauce: admin from ON3

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  Reply # 523999 21-Sep-2011 12:18
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There is also a new patch out for Bad Company 2 which you can grab from ON3 as well (dont think it works for Steam users though.) You will need this within the next few days if you want to play BC2.




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  Reply # 524005 21-Sep-2011 12:24
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Have not pre ordered yet but am hanging out for the beta and will be getting BF3 on release day!







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  Reply # 524013 21-Sep-2011 12:32
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You would be better off preordering, if you want to play the back to karkland expansion (wake island, oman and 2 other maps), its free to preoders and costs $10-15 as dlc if you dont preorder.

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  Reply # 524229 21-Sep-2011 18:11
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I will preorder but got till the 6th to do so. Ah stuff it. Ordering now from Mighty Ape :)







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  Reply # 524591 22-Sep-2011 13:04
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I have pre-ordered from Origin a few months back .. looking forward to the 27th :)

Also I have a GTX295 with a Corei7 @4.2 ghz , 6GB ramm .. this should run ok in Max mode ?..

It should use both cards yeah ?..



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  Reply # 524613 22-Sep-2011 13:46
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Hard to say, you should be on High to Ultra quality, will have to see when it comes out i guess.

I would have pre ordered by now but havnt got around to it, i imagine ill head down to EB games after the beta and get the physical warfare pack

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  Reply # 525999 26-Sep-2011 21:52
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rhysee: I have pre-ordered from Origin a few months back .. looking forward to the 27th :)

Also I have a GTX295 with a Corei7 @4.2 ghz , 6GB ramm .. this should run ok in Max mode ?..

It should use both cards yeah ?..


I ordered mine from Origin last week. Apparently, we can get the beta two days before the official release date

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  Reply # 526564 28-Sep-2011 01:20
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Alright!! I'm in!!

Just received an email from EA with a juicy Battlefield 3 Beta key for Origin.

Let the downloading of 3,583MB begin!

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  Reply # 526566 28-Sep-2011 01:29
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I only just got my key through MOH on Steam. Kept refreshing, scared it wasn't going to work. Anyway my download on Origin is going full blast, 1.5MB/s on TCL cable so hopefully I'll get a game in before bedtime!

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  Reply # 526572 28-Sep-2011 02:07
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lurker:Anyway my download on Origin is going full blast, 1.5MB/s on TCL cable so hopefully I'll get a game in before bedtime!


1.2MB/sec on slingshot off peak. Not bad really.

Time to go to bed.

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  Reply # 526585 28-Sep-2011 07:20
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Got my early access key sat in my inbox!
Need to pay for xbox live again. 




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