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Tuesday, 14 June 2011 08:27

Pre-order boycott launched for Battlefield 3

Written by David Stellmack


Launch day weapons bonus is unfair advantage
At least some Battlefield 3 fans are unhappy with almost having been forced to pre-order Battlefield 3 to make sure that they get the Limited Edition of Battlefield 3, which includes the day one additional weapons (which has called the Physical Warfare Pack).

Some fans are trying to organize a boycott of the Battlefield 3 pre-orders to make sure that DICE and publisher Electronic Arts know about their unhappiness over the decision to force players to pre-order the game to gain day one access to these weapons as well as the Karkand Expansion Pack. Those that do not pre-order the Limited Edition version will have to pay extra for access to the expansion pack.

According to what we have been able to uncover, the decision to market and offer Battlefield 3 was and with these options is totally a publishing decision by the powers that be at EA. Apparently, DICE is claiming no role in the decision making process on offering the Limited Edition version or the pre-order bonus.

It seems that it is a little late in the game for EA to change this situation mid-stream. Unfair advantage or not, it sounds like nothing more that sour grapes to us, but expect the talk to continue.
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+10 #1 Silentwalker 2011-06-14 09:00
They don't HAVE to pre-order, but I did. Because I want the Karkand Expansion pack so I don't have to pay for it in the future. And also by the time people start playing this game I can garentee that most players will have unlocked them with in the first week. Even possibly first day for the "hard core" players.
 
 
+10 #2 Boomstick777 2011-06-14 09:18
"Pre-order boycott launched for Battlefield 3"

"Some fans are trying to organize a boycott of the Battlefield 3 pre-orders"

Hmm, some fans or some Activision employees? I don't see what the problem is, you pay more for exclusive content, that's the way it has always been, if you want limited edition, buy the limited edition...
 
 
-4 #3 Jurassic1024 2011-06-14 09:41
http://www.techspot.com/news/44229-fans-attack-ea-over-exclusive-battlefield-3-content.html
 
 
-11 #4 Jurassic1024 2011-06-14 10:00
Quoting Boomstick777:
"Pre-order boycott launched for Battlefield 3"

"Some fans are trying to organize a boycott of the Battlefield 3 pre-orders"

Hmm, some fans or some Activision employees?







Yea, Activision hired people to start a thread that is now 64 pages long (and counting) showing their disgust. Oh, and a poll that shows 93% opposing these launch day map packs and weapons.

Do some research before you start making ridiculous claims.
 
 
-30 #5 Warrior24_7 2011-06-14 10:23
Say it ain't so!!! EA trying to rig the pre-order numbers for BF3? DICE turning a blind eye and acting like they had nothing to do with this? I thought they were all about the "PC gamer"? Players organizing a boycott? EA giving it away for free then charging later? Thats like going from neighborhood slut to full time street walker, nice! :-) BOHICA PC gamers!! Bend-over-here-it-comes-again!! :-x Bwahahahahah!!! :D
 
 
+5 #6 Medallish 2011-06-14 10:24
Reminds me of L4D2 boycott, that sure did a lot ^^.

I don't see the big problem, isn't this normal? You preorder and will get something extra?

"Oh noes they are making preorder more attractive, bastards!"

I'm definitely getting the game, I probably won't preorder, that's usually not how I roll, but I'm pretty sure I will get the game when it comes, it looked amazing at E3.
 
 
+1 #7 123s 2011-06-14 10:36
Making it more attractive and an advantage is a different thing, I can understand them.

BF3 hype s scary-
 
 
-27 #8 Warrior24_7 2011-06-14 11:17
Besides 123s I wonder how many people are gonna "pre-steal" the game? Steal it before its officially launched? With EA and DICE taking advantage of PC gamers like this, they open themselves up to ALOT of theft here. EA knows it has no hope of outselling MW3 in a legit head-to-head battle, so its taking whatever steps it deems appropriate even if its unfair to their fanbase or not!! Man that has to suck!! :lol:
 
 
+11 #9 123s 2011-06-14 11:19
Bad trolling again ? Step your game up man.
 
 
-26 #10 Warrior24_7 2011-06-14 12:27
Quoting 123s:
Bad trolling again ? Step your game up man.



Don't give me that crap pirate. I'm just telling the truth. Its EA and DICE that just Benny hill'd your dumb @$$! And to think, after all of the @$$ slobering you PC gamers have done to DICE over this game too! Thats what they think about you!
 

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