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Origin fail ...... best promotion for arma 3?
Since yesterday we see many of bad comments to origin
and many comments sounds like i dosnt buy bf3 because origin is needed to play
here in germany that topic was headlined on Spiegel.de (famous newspaper here)
(at spiegel forums some users try to promote arma 2 already)
and the ratings on amazon is nearly one star only because origin
can bohemia use that fail or what can other devlopers learn from that?
how is that "promotion" for arma3? because a DRM sucks it doesnt mean that people are going to buy/play ArmA3... especially when Battlefield and ArmA are not at all targetting the same market of gamers...
In addition, its clearly some asshole forum who have decided to rape the ratings on amazon because they dont approve of Origin. not actual genuine reviews of the GAME...
Yeah same thing with the users rating of Cods and such on. On a lot of websites its often something near zero, but the game sells Million and counting..
And when a DLC containing a new weapon is released it always sells good.
How can you blame the game industry for pumping out clone titles and stupid DLC when its clearly such a good move for them?
After all, their main purpose is to make money, not to entertain you..
And if they can get rich by paying some modeler to make a new weapon or map.. Why not? /offtopic.
To answer the OP:
No, I dont think this will be that good for Arma.. The two games satify two different needs. The community went through this discussion a lot of times, also thanks to trolls that keep opening threads like "ShOulD I BuYzor ArMA or BAttflefieldzor 3? Convince Me Nao!1", so I wont say nothing more about that.
Well if Origin is neede to enjoy BF then...
Originally Posted by TimRiceSE
Oct 28 2011, 20:16
yet, over all the fail rumours and hate against Origin
the EA stated that around 5 millions users login to the service to play daily
which would make it 2nd biggest online distribution (with complex features) next to STEAM
in total user numbers it's probably now in top 5 or 10 ....
one of reason Origin is success is the title exclusivity and huge EA back-catalogue and actual-catalogue ...
the interesting paradox will arise in moment Activision, Ubisoft and some other publishers try do the same ...
it's known as too many choices paradox ....
Also, though I possess an irrational hate for all those programs like Origin and Steam, it really doesn't matter because most of the issues such players are having with BF3 are technical things that will probably be fixed or improved anyway. The kinds of players that will switch over to ArmA from BF (like myself, when ArmA 3 comes out) are those who are unsatisfied with the direction that the design philosophy of that series is taking, towards more "accessibility" and appeal to the casual masses. So yeah, this is irrelevant, I'm afraid.
Might be taken as a troll post, but it's not; Frankly, am I the only one thinking that if ArmA 3 would focus on large scale combined force battles, instead of Special Forces actions again, it could be a much better choice for a wider amount of gamers, also ones disappointed by BF 3 (those would probably complain about the setting, just like me :P) or searching for "more big battles".
ArmA 2 and BIS fanboi
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i was thinking if you want to play a shooter with military setup you can chose between arma, cod and bf
and i read sales of cod on console 14 mio and pc 770k? because the dedicated server thing
and now came origin and many people say they wont buy battlefield
so your only choice is arma now
and arma 3 looks in videos much more comfortble then arma 2 it is
so i will hope best for arma
Last edited by Daio; Oct 28 2011 at 20:42.
Money over everything....
I also enjoy wider manouvers to be honest, especially from the commander point of view.
Originally Posted by JonPL
Beacuse thats the only way you can actually understand the situation. Even though not understanding totally the situation is part of the fun, according to a lot of people around here! (Meanging that you are just a soldier taking part in something bigger than you, and wich over you have no control)
But what I really want to say is that I dont really know how these kinds of big manouvers would be done in a 2025 environment or if they would even be possible. I know there is still need for boots on the ground, but not having air superiority would be a massive no-go I guess.
Assets are becoming a lot less forgiving.
I guess I'm going offtopic again.
Are you referring to the situation of gaming industry?
Originally Posted by PurePassion
Last edited by Zoz; Oct 28 2011 at 20:48.