Let me just start off by saying "What the hell"... I'm a pretty calm guy in general. I learn from my mistakes. In this case, i just wanna drive over something squishy... So I bought myself Battlefield 3 about a week ago after long hours of persuasion from my brother. I have been working non stop recently and could use some time to relax with a good game. I popped the disk in amd let it install. I'm not even going to say a word about the painstakingly huge update that is required after the game has been installed. I eventually got into a server. Cool. Amazing graphics. Great sound. I let that seep in for about 3 seconds... Boom! Dead... Out of nowhere. Don't get me wrong, I'm fairly good in general with my FPS games. I figured I must be missing something here. I took the time to learn, I studied the game, learnt the secrets of hiding, the flow of the map, spotting your enemies. All that nonsense. I felt prepared. I persisted through match after match. My team won more often than not, I revived my dead teammates every time. Dropped medkits, everything. I racked up some good points. I couldn't be more P'd off though. In the end, BF3 is an FPS. A shooter. The aim of the game, excuse the pun, is to shoot people. And I was getting none of it. I just wanted to kill people and I was more and more often becoming the bait, the cannon fodder. It wasn't fun or rewarding when I won. You can quite literally go anywhere on any map, with not a soul about and you will be guaranteed of being shot by some little dickhead in a bush. Tonight was the last straw. Team deathmatch, 8v8. You can see absolutely nothing with the sun that is always shining in your eyes no matter which direction you are facing. No matter if I decide to sit in the furthest corner of the map with a 20km scope or run around trigger happy with a shotgun, before you can even shoot whoever you are aiming at, there will always be someone else behind a pole or a tree or underneath a freaking badger, who will shoot you first. Screw this. Screw battlefield 3, screw EA and screw Oprah for being so inspirational. I'll stick to working hard and making money, that calms me.