PC Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3 : Which one should I buy?

Nomad

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I have been thinking of buying one of these two games for multiplayer. My previous online gaming experience has been limited to Call of Duty 4 on local servers and I currently have 2mb PTCL DSL connection. What sort of ping players are getting for these games? Which game is suffering from more lag, disconnections and other problems which players from Pakistan have to face?

I'll probably be getting disc based version from UK. Will I face any problem because of that?

Kindly share your experience :)
 

Blastwave

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Battlefield 3

Tanks, Jets, Helicopters, boats, Armored Cars and much more.

Rewards team play.


Maps are miles wide.

Huge scenery, beautiful graphics.


A whole new and different set of how you manage your in-game profile with guns, attachments, carry ones and unifiorms.

and over 100 BF3 players already on PG with Genuine keys.

Come join the madness.
 

Omyakha

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If you loved COD 4 than you'll probably love MW3. They've really gone back to their roots with MW3, it's the most fun I've had in ages (but I play on the PS3 so :p )
Here's what I've gathered from my time in in BF3
- Get a vehicle or you're pretty much f*cked for the entirety of the match.
- Didn't find a vehicle? The torment begins. Watch as you get killed over and over by some sniper humping rocks or trees far away in the distance.
- You may get a good match if your team finally decides to get its shit together and actually coordinate with you but that barely ever happens.

100s of people may have bought the game but barely any of them like to play in squads or put on headsets to coordinate properly. They're either too busy "jumping from map to map" or "getting their asses whooped" playing alone :p

On the other hand, if you do get BF3, there'll finally be a way to interact with you. Get BF3 :p
 

Moatasim333

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Umm, i am currently addicted to BF3 :p but i will try to keep the argument as fair as possible!

BF3 is a game to play with friends! if u are with a good team, u can literally wipe the floor with the enemy team!
If u are thinking of going on a rampage! going flawless... thats not gonna happen....
u have to play using ur brain.
meanwhile
MW3 is simple and is good for quick fun! just hop on play a few matches... thats all!
i found the spawn system on MW3 to be a bit crazy!
Someone said ''BF3 is like chess, and MW3 is Tic Tac Toe''
I absolutely Agree.....
 

JKhan

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Bad Company 2 was a lot better. I didn't find BF3 very exciting to be perfectly honest. Neither MW3 or BF3 interests me (Sold my copy of BF3 to a buddy).
 

faraany3k

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Irrespective of preference.

You should go for Battlefield 3. if you are a FPS fan both games are great and offer unique gameplay. Battlefield wins only because we are in Pakistan. And LAG in matchmaking is hell. MW3 is mostly played with matchmaking and is almost unplayable due to HIGH LAG. Battlefield 3 provides a more stable gameplay experience.

But as a gamer you should not miss on MW3 aswell and buy a cheaper key.
 

HYD3R

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For multiplayer Battlefield 3 :) mw3 mp is boring . for mp play cod mw2 alter iwnet.. but but only bf3 . you will love operation metro ;)
 

kashifji

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Both games are good and fun to play.but both are very different .bf3 is tactical game.it has big maps.u need deep strategy to get kills and objectives in bf3.cod mw3 is run and gun type game.u need good strategy but u have to use ur brain much less than bf3 in this game.it has small maps.it is fast paced game.graphics of cod mw3 are really poor when compared with bf3.also in bf3 u can drive vehicals,tanks fly jets and helicopters.both games are fun now its ur choice which type of gameplay u like.bad thing in cod mw3 is that it has,nt changed much since cod mw2.but u have,nt played any game after cod 4 so this is not ur problem.i am playing bf3 without lag and connection issues and i dont think u,ll face lag issue in cod mw3 due to its match making system(means game has not dedicated servers) because i have played cod mw2 without lag which also has matchmaking system.bf3 has many bugs.it has crash and freeze issues on most systems.u can search battlelog forums many people are facing issues with bf3.i also faced multiplayer freezing problem in bf3 and game was unplayable for me
 

hasanJ

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Battlefield 3 hands down man no comparison

@Omyakha try to join Squads with have some one play Assault to revive u when u die
and BF3 is a Tactical Shooter not a guns blazing one man show and its the reason most ppl die a lot
 

Blastwave

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Battlefield 3 hands down man no comparison

@Omyakha try to join Squads with have some one play Assault to revive u when u die
and BF3 is a Tactical Shooter not a guns blazing one man show and its the reason most ppl die a lot
Dam straight.. Here's the breakdown


CALL OF DUTY: COPY PASTE 3

Small maps. 10x10 ft max

Same old shooting

same old crap

Same old utter disarray of discipline and absolutely no teamwork.

one man show all the way


BATTLEFIELD 3

HUGE MAPS. Miles and miles of terrain in sight and you can go every which way.

Destructibility. You blow the hell out of the walls, buildings, cards, everything.

Coordination and team work makes for an amazing gaming experience.

Squads

Respawn is directed if you're in squad or if there is a spawn beacon.

TANKS

JETS

HELICOPTERS

TRACTORS

BOATS

ARMORED CARS

MORTARS

ROCKETS

MINES

TANK MINES

.
.

Imagine this....


You're sitting in a tight spot, there is mortar fire by the enemy and there is a tank staring down at you. ..

what do you do?

WHAT DO YOU DO?

A lot of things can happen.

1 - Your team comes in tanks rampaging, guns blazing and blasting the hell out of everyone.

2 - Your air support comes in to help you, jets, helis and more helis.

3 - You turn around and there is a whole squad rushing in towards your position going SPAAAAARTAAAAAAA!!!!

4 - The enemies start falling to the ground and when you take a look around, you see a sniper far away in some position telling you " I got your back babe!"

5 - YOU DIE and come back to give em hell :p


You NEED Battlefield 3
 

Nomad

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Thanks for the replies guys :)

I'm aware of the differences between the two games. I'm not concerned with lack of innovation, poor graphics or arcade nature of MW3. What concerns me is problems with matchmaking and lag. Similarly, I know about all the good qualities of Battlefiled 3 multiplayer. My concern is problems with Origin (and any lag). I have read about many people having problems with origins but surprisingly nobody here seems to be having any issues with it.

Will Battlefield 3 still be enjoyable if I'm not part of any clan (or group of friends playing the game together) and want to play the game occasionally for short amount of time? This is the only thing that attracts me towards MW3.

I'm just trying to avoid getting both games :$
 

Blastwave

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Thanks for the replies guys :)

I'm aware of the differences between the two games. I'm not concerned with lack of innovation, poor graphics or arcade nature of MW3. What concerns me is problems with matchmaking and lag. Similarly, I know about all the good qualities of Battlefiled 3 multiplayer.
Hell with macthmaking.

That crap is only in COD.

In Battlefield you get servers, LOTS and Lots of servers. You choose what you want to play. You choose who you want to play with.

My concern is problems with Origin (and any lag). I have read about many people having problems with origins but surprisingly nobody here seems to be having any issues with it.

Will Battlefield 3 still be enjoyable if I'm not part of any clan (or group of friends playing the game together) and want to play the game occasionally for short amount of time? This is the only thing that attracts me towards MW3.
You can even directly join your friends in a match, just click JOIN FRIEND in list an Viola.

Even you can invite people to come play with you in a certain map.

Lag is NOT an issue in Battlefield 3

with so many servers, with filters, with ping check, you can easily filter servers and always find something that fits well with your internets.

Will Battlefield 3 still be enjoyable if I'm not part of any clan (or group of friends playing the game together) and want to play the game occasionally for short amount of time? This is the only thing that attracts me towards MW3.

Every time, I repeat, EVERY SINGLE time you play Battlefield 3, you will feel you've known your teammates since the dawn of time.

Battlefield 3 supports and rewards team play heavily and you will learn to love it. Join squad and you're in for a treat. Add people from PG, add players you've had fun with and you've got a whole dam division of your own, let alone clan.


For occasional, short amount of time, there is always TEAM DEATH MATCH.

Matches last minimum 8 minutes [16-32 players, 100 score limit]

to

Hours! [16-32 players, 300 score limit.]
 

Nomad

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Well, I guess I'll be getting Battlefield 3 for sure. Should I get Modern Warfare 3 as well? I'm getting it for Rs.2,800 (UK disc). Price is very tempting, but if matchmaking is a problem and there is too much lag than I would rather not waste any money on it.
 

kashifji

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Thanks for the replies guys :)I'm aware of the differences between the two games. I'm not concerned with lack of innovation, poor graphics or arcade nature of MW3. What concerns me is problems with matchmaking and lag. Similarly, I know about all the good qualities of Battlefiled 3 multiplayer. My concern is problems with Origin (and any lag). I have read about many people having problems with origins but surprisingly nobody here seems to be having any issues with it.Will Battlefield 3 still be enjoyable if I'm not part of any clan (or group of friends playing the game together) and want to play the game occasionally for short amount of time? This is the only thing that attracts me towards MW3.I'm just trying to avoid getting both games :$
Dedicated servers are always better but i have played cod mw2 without any lag.many people including me faced problems with origin and game but after playing bf3 it was so much fun to play that i forgot that i had any problems with game.playing bf3 with freinds is real fun but it does,nt mean that u cant enjoy game when playing alone without freinds.however i,ll suggest u to buy bf3 only if u have time to face crashes,freezes and finding fixes

---------- Post added at 01:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:39 PM ----------

but if matchmaking is a problem and there is too much lag than I would rather not waste any money on it.
I am downloading cod mw3 steam.after download will complete i,ll inform u about my experience
 
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