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battlefield 4. do I have to use origin?

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Hey, I just bought battlefield 4 for $20 from Origin. am I really tied to using their software in order  to play? it forces me to use a webbrowser and download plugins... I just want the game, not all this extra crap on my computer.....

 

 

Is there a good solution to get ride of origin and just play the game? I really want to return the game if it's tied to this other POS. 

 

thanks,

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The Battlefield 4 server match/profile pages have to use a Browser to show you your stuff and join a server. It's not a big deal, not sure why everyone makes it as such.

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You got an option to get a refund with this "POS" service, so just do that.

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You have no chance to avoid, make your time.

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I think that Battlelog was actually quite a smart way of doing the BF3/4 "main menu". You get lots of functionality, it's easier to maintain than an in-game GUI, and you don't have to launch the game in order to look at your stats and servers and stuff.

To answer OP's question, you have to use Origin/Battlelog. There's no other way of playing Battlefield. If you're that set against it, EA allow you 24 hours to request a refund. If you choose to refund the game will be uninstalled and your money returned to you. :)

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I think that Battlelog was actually quite a smart way of doing the BF3/4 "main menu". You get lots of functionality, it's easier to maintain than an in-game GUI, and you don't have to launch the game in order to look at your stats and servers and stuff.

 

Server browsers belong in the game you're browsing them for. Forcing you to have to use a web browser is a step backward. It's like we went back to the days when you had to use something like gamespy to find a server in quake 2.

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Server browsers belong in the game you're browsing them for. Forcing you to have to use a web browser is a step backward. It's like we went back to the days when you had to use something like gamespy to find a server in quake 2.

Actually being able to modify my load out, view the battle map on a 2nd screen, view my stats, join a server, see details on servers, and more.. all from my browser is perfect.. I don't want to have to go into a game to do all of that.

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I think battlelog is a great way of doing things. Works MUCH better then any ingame server browser i've ever used. And as people have said, i don't need to launch the game to look at stats and change my loadout. I disliked it at first as well, but i've come around, and it's far superiour to any other multiplayer game i've used.

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Server browsers belong in the game you're browsing them for. Forcing you to have to use a web browser is a step backward. It's like we went back to the days when you had to use something like gamespy to find a server in quake 2.

Then they'd have to reintegrate the server browser and achievement platform for every game.  They tried having it in game (and out) for Medal of Honor: Warfighter and the in game version was very limited.

 

This way you can customize your loadout and other stuff without spending a lot of time loading the game first, as well.

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Yeah, I actually like how its implemented as well. I hated Battlelog initially with BF3 but have now come to really like it for BF4. Plus, anytime I'm in a queue, can just pop to another browser tab while I wait. 

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Given you have paid for the game and own it, you could crack the game, i obviously cant post any likes here. That's the only way you could play without Origin and you probably would not be able to play on-line with a modified copy of the game either.

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Given you have paid for the game and own it, you could crack the game, i obviously cant post any likes here. That's the only way you could play without Origin and you probably would not be able to play on-line with a modified copy of the game either.

 

Only thing is, you do not own the game.

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Only thing is, you do not own the game.

Well if you have paid money for a licence to use the game that's as close to owning it as you will ever get. I could justify cracking the game for my own personal use with that in mind, life's too short to worry / care about technicalities like that.

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20$ only? How?

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I agree it's annoying when you just want to quickly launch an offline game.. 

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Short answer: Yes

Long answer: Yes you do

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They should slim down Origin.

Battlelog is great! The in-game server browsers of other games have always been crappy. Now they only have to update a small plugin instead of having to add lots of UI code to a 3D game engine.

I like to just look around in Battlelog before I start the game. No need to open the heavy game client and queue inside it. I can do that in my browser.

Battlelog is a big plus, Origin isn't. Origin feels unfinished, incomplete...

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I love battlelog, I can update my loadouts and check stats and other things all from work without having to have the game installed.

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