Battlefield 3: Ungrateful Fans Get an Earful from DICE
Considering that Battlefield 3 is one of the most heavily anticipated first person shooter titles this year and given the award winning graphics, award winning gameplay and other game elements that have won rave reviews from all over the world, you would think the fans of this upcoming title would be excited and grateful.
Well, as evidenced by fan feedback at the UK forum for publisher EA, it appears that many forum community members weren’t too thrilled when they learned that the only available map for the Battlefield 3 beta was going to be Operation Metro. Apparently, the disappointment came from the fact that previously, DICE announced that Metro won’t be the testmap and it turned out that it would be. Apparently, many fans had their hearts set on playing on a different map, preferably one that would allow up to 64 players. So, they were upset by the revelation that Operation Metro was going to be the actual map.
Because of the ungrateful attitude of the forum members, the moderator of the UK EA forum lashed out these ungrateful fans. The moderator of the Battlefield 3 forum said “The beta is a privilege, not a right unless you pre-ordered the game… We are not even obligated to send out a Beta yet, yet we do because we want our players to experience the game. The vibe I’m getting now is just that tons of ungrateful people don’t understand how much work we are putting on this game, how many overtime hours we are doing and also how many meetings we are in to ship a game like this. It’s not just a click and point type of development.”