Issues with BF2
Hi folks, this may sound a little bit like a rant (it partly is), but it's about BF2 and its associated problems.
Firstly, that God-awful menu system. It's so unresponsive (sometimes plain doesn't work when you click things), and occasionally locks up my machine altogether. Anyone else with similar problems?
Secondly, the Account server - what a joke. I know there's a lot of traffic going to and from it, but Steam has way more traffic and never takes that long. I shouldn't have to load up the game and wait another 10 minutes (in some cases) for my stats to get downloaded. I got promoted today to Private First Class. After waiting my 10 minutes, I get to the main menu with a big box telling me I'd been promoted, and to click OK. I click OK, and guess what? The crappy interface locks up my system. Reboot time, folks.
Thirdly, the server browser - another joke. It's slow and unresponsive again, and suffers from the same problem you see in the whole BF series: no matter how many times you refresh it, you see a server with 27/32, try and join, and it says it's full. Refresh again, 27/32, still full? Oh yes.
I do appreciate EA released a patch for all of this, but it too was faulty and has been withdrawn (before I knew it had even been released in the first place). And if I do make it into the game, it's flawless.
But these niggles need to be ironed out. The problems I have aren't consistent, they only appear every so often, and I reinstalled the game (after something got corrupted, which led to PB kicking me from every server thinking I was hacking) and they got slightly worse.
I wonder if I'm not the only one suffering these problems? Early reports from Google suggest I'm most definitely not.
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