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Thread: Boycott Against Battlefield 3 Is Underway

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    Default Boycott Against Battlefield 3 Is Underway



    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...3-is-underway/


    The Karkand DLC was announced in May, offering classic BF maps, Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula. However, it seems what they’re actually angry about is the Physical Warfare Pack that was announced more recently, and contains the Karkand content.

    In there you also get a Type 88 Light Machine Gun, DAO-12 Shotgun, Flechette Shotgun Ammo, and a Flash Suppressor, along with the extra maps. But it seems that while Karkand will be available for purchase after the game is out, the weapons and ammo will not, and campaigners are claiming this will give an unfair advantage to those who have pre-ordered.

    Buoying their activities is the memory that a similar campaign worked for Battlefield: Bad Company, organised by Sarcastic Gamer. Since EA backed down last time, it seems odd that they’re doing the same this time.
    As most of you know, EA recently announced an exclusive DLC for preordering BF3. If you don't purchase the pre-order or limited edition version of BF3, you will have to pay extra for the Karkand expansion pack. The only thing not included in the Karkand Expansion pack is the Guns and ammunition, which will create an unfair advantage people who pre-order. As well, charging people extra to play maps available on day one. This was a decision made by EA, and not DICE. DICE and all of us need your help to get EA to wake up and change their decision. The Hive Mind of Reddit has a GREAT influence over the internet, and a lot of the media as well. Whether the rest of the world knows or not. Please remember to be POLITE in these emails. A bunch of spamming telling them what dumb asses they are probably wont help much.

    This thread points out that a boycott called by sarcastic gamer against BFBC1, that eventually caused EA to change their mind.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comme...his_same_crap/

    VOTE WITH YOUR WALLETS FOLKS, AND SEND EA EMAILS TO LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD.

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    BF3 Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/battlefield

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    Important EA emails

    John Riccitiello (CEO) - jriccitiello@ea.com

    Eric Brown (Exec VP, CFO) - ebrown@ea.com

    John Pleasants (COO) - jpleasants@ea.com

    John Schappert - jschappert@ea.com Chief Operating Officer

    Leonard S. Coleman - lcoleman@ea.com Director

    Jeff Huber - jhuber@ea.com Director

    Gary M. Kusin - gkusin@ea.com Director

    Barker, Ken - kbarker@ea.com Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

    Geraldine Laybourne - glaybourne@ea.com Director

    Gregory B. Maffei - gmaffei@ea.com Director

    Vivek Paul - pvivek@ea.com Director

    Lawrence F. Probst III - lprobst@ea.com Chairman of the Board

    Richard A. Simonson - rsimonson@ea.com Lead Director

    Linda J. Srere - lsrere@ea.com Director

    (Copy and paste this to your "send to" bar to save time: jriccitiello@ea.com,ebrown@ea.com,jp...,lsrere@ea. com)

    (thanks to exiva for the emails)

    Phone numbers for EA Games

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    EA support page: https://customersupport.ea.com/login..._next_page=ask

    Link to original post on BF3 website: http://www.battlefield.com/uk/battle...pack-available

    Link to the poll on EA forums: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/6801802.page

    I figured there should be a post containing all this information for easier access to the Reddit community. Post any results/ information below. If ANYBODY gets a reply from EA, let us know what was said.

    Edit: I think many people are missing the point. The point is that we don't want paid DLC that is going to split the community into groups of who does or does not have that DLC. You obviously can't join a server if its running a map you don't have. Bad Company 2 gave all its users the DLC for free. Now, I can see EAs reasoning about it from a console stand point (So that they still make a little money off of used games), but there is absolutely no reason for this on the PC. Obviously, you can't buy used PC games. EA, if you won't do this for everyone at LEAST do it for the PC community.

    Edit: Rock, Paper, Shotgun has noticed

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    Lemme guess: some underling at Activision started this as a "help the PC community!" thing, not a "We're worried BF3 will cut into our profits!" thing. LOL.

    On a serious note, Call of Duty has been doing this for awhile and nobody is complaining. So why now, why here? I'm not convinced it's a "have it or you can't play" thing like CoD. I think EA is not stupid, and this is probably a "you can still play but you get the bonus prize" thing. Like leather upholstery in your car rather than fabric, it still drives the same but the experience is slightly different. Nobody is saying you can't drive without leather, so to speak.

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    Physical Warfare Pack available to all Battlefield 3 players later this year

    I would like to start by clarifying that the Physical Warfare Pack is a time-based exclusive. If you do not pre-order Battlefield 3 at a retailer carrying the Physical Warfare Pack, don’t worry. We will unlock the contents of the Physical Warfare Pack for free to all Battlefield 3 players later this year.
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    Do you have any idea when pre-orders start ?

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    Is this going to be available on Steam or is EA going to pull it like they did with Crysis 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    Is this going to be available on Steam or is EA going to pull it like they did with Crysis 2?
    LOL

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    Laugh it up fuzzball.

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    You are the biggest Starwars fan boy I have ever seen LMAO.

    I also read the Steam booted it EA never pulled, I guess EA violated some terms and Steam kicked it from the cupboard.

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