EA Has 99 Problems and a Patch is One—Banhammering’s the Other
Well, the “Back to Karkand” DLC for Battlefield 3 has been released—and it needs a patch.
Apparently, according to a post on Bettor, users are having troubles with the server browser, resulting in difficulties in finding matches in the DLC. This has been more or less confirmed on EA’s official Battlefield 3 blog a couple days ago:
“At the moment, we are experiencing issues with the server browser. Please use the Quick Match filter settings to pick the Back to Karkand map and mode you want to play. Going through the server browser right now will match you up with base game maps only. We are hard at work isolating and fixing this issue and will have an ETA on this later. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, using Quick Match will let you select and play on any map, from the base game or Back to Karkand.”
Many of this season’s biggest titles have encountered lots of snags: the other day a game-killing bug in Skyward Sword was discovered, there’ve been lots of glitches found in Skyrim and the subsequent patches released to fix those bugs, Modern Warfare 3’s servers have been all kinds of messed up, Batman: Arkham City had missing or messed up DLC codes…but EA’s Battlefield 3 has been plagued with server issues, bugs, and now another buggy bit of DLC.
And to add more to the mess, there’s the bans. A few weeks ago, we reported that EA was going to be reexamining their practices in terms of banning forum users who use naughty language, after many reported instances of over-zealous moderators shutting potty-mouths out of their Origin accounts.
Well, Destructoid has posted the account of one more banned user—someone named Aaron who goes by the amazing nickname MaximumTaco. According to Mr. Taco, someone else in the forum cursed, and then put Aaron’s username in the post, resulting in Aaron getting banned.
He documents his experiences here and here, and if his account is to be believed, this may set a pretty nasty precedent. Invoke another users name in your service-breaking comment and they get banned? If this is actually true, that actually sucks.
Let’s hope that someone at EA clarifies the situation a bit.