This is my opinion and not that of GI, its sponsors or its staff. (Shut up Jim!)
First of all let me say that when the game is working well it’s a great game. I like the Battlefield series over the COD’s because of the tactical nature, the awesome vehicles, and my ability to stay alive for more than 2 minutes (even if one of those minutes is spent dashing across a massive battlefield).
Hey EA/DICE, your lobby sucks! I don’t have any of the expansions for this game so anytime I try selecting a lobby I’m unable to join because “this server is currently running content that you don’t own”, only that’s a flat out lie! Border Brother and BooBoo, two major supporters of GI rent a personal server and they’ve reverted their server settings to only us the default maps in its rotation and I still can’t accept their invites. I don’t know if this is a problem with the code or if this is EA saying ” Hey looser, you thought this game was only $60 bucks? Wrong its $85 plus tax and don’t &*%@ing think about trading it in cause its worthless once you’ve used the online pass code that came with it”!
Lets get to the real grips though! And before I start I do have a high-speed internet connection and when I was playing this weekend no one else in the house besides me was using it. Three steps pause, three steps pause and then I get my dog-tags snatched by the invisible man! Apparently I’m running in place while everyone is zipping around the freaking map like sparkly vampires. And when I’m not lagging I’ve seen enemies just standing around shaking like their having a seizure, I can only assume that’s what I look like when I’m lagging and yes I’ve killed them all. Sorta like putting a rabid dog out of its misery!
Oh yeah I can’t get over the tank lag, I think I have seriously blown myself up in tanks more times than Splosion Man. It’s like the tanks cannon has a rubber band on it. Try aiming left right up or down and it snaps back dead center, so if what ever you’re targeting isn’t directly in front of you you’re pretty much driving a huge metal casket! Once when I was lagging in a tank, a guy ran me down on foot placed C4 on my tank took cover and blew me up. all the while I was driving in circles trying to get him directly in front of me so I could score the kill. If this situation wasn’t so funny I would have probably rage quit at that moment.
My advise for laggy games is to completely exit out of the game then start it up again. If that doesn’t keep repeating until you get a decent connection. And EA, you ought to be ashamed of yourself, this game is over 6 months old, you’re selling DLC and your servers are on crack!