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Tickrate and “Fixing the Netcode” For BF4

May 17, 2014
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Some of you may already know what tickrate means. Succinctly, it is the times a server updates the clients. BF4 is/was 10 times/sec. LevelCap explains this and a bunch of other things that DICE/EA are doing to finally fix the game.

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17 Comments
  1. May 17, 2014 9:57 am

    Level Cap is the best. I really hope these fixes come to Xbox one. And soon.

  2. Blankman permalink*
    May 17, 2014 2:45 pm

    It’s already too late. The clusterf*€k that BF4 has become has damaged the franchise going forward. The dismal numbers of people still playing the game are only a reflection on the community’s faith in the game. There are many that will not be coming back or purchase the next iteration. EA/DICE burned so much good faith that they cannot hope to recover and deservingly so. Renting servers when the game is still pooched was the last straw. Talk about spitting in gamers’ faces. I, for one, will not be purchasing any future BF games as I’ve stated in party chat.

    • May 17, 2014 6:52 pm

      If these fixes actually come, there will be a set of gamers that, since they have the game anyway, try it out again and may play a while. But yes, the damage is done, and the only way that EA/DICE could repair even some of it would be to fully refund everyone’s Premium payment, AND offer ALL that content for free to ALL BF4 owners, along with an apology – an admission of wrong doing and contrition of heart – BEFORE or during E3 (after which the anticipation of all fresh titles will provide greater resolve to hate the IP).

      An apology in word and deed won’t happen, so I agree Kenny, for the vast majority of BF4 purchasers (almost all of those who already abandoned the game) Battlefield is a highly damaged IP (not just game) – and for educated gamers, the damage extends to all games that will be using the Frostbite engine.

      EA/DICE have the power to heal a little of the damage by doing what I mentioned above – but they won’t.

    • Herandar permalink
      May 17, 2014 7:33 pm

      No corporation would ever go for what you are suggesting though, unless coerced to by a court or government.

      I understand why you would want that, but they are busy working on Star Wars Battlefront.

      Also, I don’t really get the frustrations. Been playing a lot lately and find the game to be extremely fun and rewarding. Even got MVP for the first time!

  3. May 20, 2014 3:44 pm

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/20/xbox-one-skype-app-can-now-be-snapped

    I will say, I am really liking the frequent updating this gen.

  4. May 20, 2014 10:56 pm

    OT and especially for Grymmie:

    http://www.cracked.com/video_18913_if-game-thrones-was-made-in-90s.html

    Complete with VHS artifacting! When the blur line started creeping its way down the screen I completely lost it! Bwahahahaha

    • May 20, 2014 11:23 pm

      Rotfl at the last scene!! Pushes the little dude right out the window. Ahhhaaahhhhhhaaa!!!

      Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

  5. May 22, 2014 11:52 am

    If you own minecraft on x360, the upgrade for xbox one is only 4.99!

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/22/minecraft-xbox-one-edition-release-date-set-for-august

    • May 22, 2014 3:18 pm

      Love that the 360 saved games will transfer! What features will it have?

  6. May 28, 2014 5:49 am

    As if to stand in defiance of my suggestion, EA/DICE are offering the option to buy Battlepacks! The ignorance and arrogance is breathtaking. I don’t think there is any oxygen left in the room.

    There is still no word about the 30 tick servers coming to the console gamers. Ultimately, the scale of their game may simply be beyond the current Internet infrastructure capacity. If that is the case, then they need to publicly admit their mistakes and try to figure out a way to make amends. This announcement of premium Battlepacks flies in the face of all hope of that ever happening.

    And, they plan on announcing a new game in the series developed by Visceral, Battlefield Hardline. With all my heart I hope they are booed off the stage when they unveil the game… no matter how good it looks. I feel sorry for Visceral games, but somehow EA has to have it made plain to them that their greedy, unrepentant treatment of the BF community is unacceptable.

    So that no one misunderstands me, BF is still my “Star Wars”. Frostbite offers the very best in soldier animations, as far as I am concerned, and with the exception of Turtle Rock, nobody is even close when it comes to encouraging and rewarding team play. When I played the other night, I was equally in awe of the graphics and map scale/design and in utter disgust and disappointment at the netcode. That is all I am going to say for now – that is all I can say. The ball has been in their court since the release of the game.

    • May 28, 2014 1:58 pm

      Posted in the Onion article, but here is the gameplay leaked for the new BF.

      http://www.computerandvideogames.com/465114/battlefield-hardline-gameplay-video-leaks/

      It looks VERY different, and as much as I want to “hate” it, it looks pretty great lol.

    • Blankman permalink*
      May 28, 2014 3:44 pm

      I’m with you, Zos! I, too, want to “hate” it, but it does looks pretty darn interesting. I loved the Swat franchise (Sierra & Irrational) & practically everyone here loves being a virtual criminal. Damn, this game came out of the blue even though we knew EA & Visceral were working on a police-themed BF!

    • May 28, 2014 5:26 pm

      I will reply to you guys here, since this is more BF related.

      Like I said, the ball is in their court. If EA and partners want to make a good game using Frostbite and the BF name, I am all over it. Until they demonstrate to us that is what they’ve got, however, I am standing to the side admiring the concepts and art only. Again, the scale of BF4 may simply be beyond what most Internet connections can bear. It may be before its time.

      By the way, the video in that thread has already been blocked. But a new copy was put up by LevelCap, complete with 1080p.

      Check out the Gamespot trailer embedded below.

      A Neogaf user compiled a lot of info on the game.

      http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=825964

  7. May 28, 2014 5:59 pm

    Gamespots copy.

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