DICE On BF3 Online Issues: "Tough To Tell Who's Right"
Not everyone experiences the same problems when playing online, and it can be a challenge to determine the majority versus the minority.
DICE wants to serve their fans properly but at the same time, they have to remain realistic. DICE CEO Patrick Bach told CVG that despite fan complaints, the team has to keep their priorities intact.
"First of all, just because it's in a forum doesn't make it our top priority. There are things that we've been fixing that have been way, way worse than the things you've brought up, and we have to make decisions on fixing the most important things first. Regarding vocal people on the internet, the statistics we get from the game often prove that certain things aren't true, and it's really hard to tell sometimes."
Bach added that many of the complaints in question concerning lag and voice issues come from the minority, and he wanted to clarify that they don't want to appear indifferent. They just "can't always tell people that they're wrong," and you have to admit, it can be sensitive...because nobody ever thinks they're "wrong." As for the input lag, that should be fixed with the upcoming Close Quarters DLC.
"It's interesting that you brought up the input lag, which has been a really hard thing for us to fix, but in the Close Quarters expansion pack we're actually fixing it. I didn't want to bring it up as a feature, but we are improving it quite significantly, and hopefully players who have felt it before will feel the difference, that it feels much snappier and gives better feedback, so we're definitely listening."
4/26/2012 8:56:12 PM Ben Dutka