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BF4 how do i invite a friend to a multiplayer lobby

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this is so frustrating. i spent my money that i work a full day to earn to buy this game. i was so excited to play with my friends. it is impossible to play with them. should i buy CALL OF DUTY?

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They better come up with a fix I bought the premium package upfront at the gstop so I'm out 120 bucks for a game that is so far shockingly disappointing
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Everyone... Relax they will try to fix it all. As soon as possible ,and you are all complaining it wasn't worth it besides all that it is. Also you people who say I should get Call of Duty get it stop complaining...
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BF4 how do i invite a friend to a multiplayer lobby

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There is no way to group up with friends, pre-game, and join a public server!!!! EA/Dice is making it to where you must, not only purchase the game, but also pay a daily,weekly, or monthly fee for renting their servers to have the ability to play with friends. I have just had a conversation with an EA rep which only angered me more. To all that have purchased this game, I recommend returning and never purchasing another game from these companies again as so plainly put to me is " Over promise and under deliver". This is not something I agree with nor do I behave in this manner as a proper business strategy. Do whatever you choose but if you find that later on that this is the reality in order to play with your friends do not say I did not voice my opinion. Below is the transcript between me and a EA Employee.

 

 

11/2/13 Games Main Chat Window

You are now ready to chat w ith Amarjeet.
Amarjeet
Thanks for contacting EA Customer Experience, my name is Amarjeet. How may I assist you today?

 

you
are you familiar with Battlefield 4?

 

Amarjeet
Yes,Why not .

 

Amarjeet
How may I help you ***** ?

 

you
Please advise on how to invite friends and join a game together

 

Amarjeet
Would you mind holding on for a second while I check the query for you ?

 

you
yes

 

Amarjeet
Are you having any friend in list ?

 

you
yes I have a friends list

 

Amarjeet
Okay,So you are having the friends in list ,what is the problem you are facing now ?

 

you
from the information I gathered, is that the invite friends or " create a group" has been removed due to server
issues.

 

Amarjeet
Yes,the only rights now having is admin who had created the server.

 

you
there is no way to create a group and join together....you cannot just join a server by yourself and then invite
friends due to the slots filling up fast and number of players....are you guys going to resolve or should I return this
game and get my money back

 

you
there is no way to rent a server so what your telling me is that you cannot invite friends without renting server,

which you cannot currently do?

 

Amarjeet
The ,only way is to rent a server,Yes you can invite through rented server.

 

you
can you rent server?

 

Amarjeet
Yes you can rent a server.

 

you
and why cannot you create group without renting server and join a public match together

 

you
how do i rent a server then

 

Amarjeet
Okay If you want to rent a server ,let me tell you .

 

you
listening

 

Amarjeet
Okay,Thank you .

 

Amarjeet
Would you mind waiting for some time while I fetch the information ?

 

you
sure

 

Amarjeet
Please have a look at this
:http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/news/view/bf4-rent-a-server-docs/

 

you
i apologize but this is unacceptable....forcing people to paying daily,weekly, or monthly just so they can play with
their friends is ridiculous.....I will be returning this game and never purchasing another EA game again as well as
informing others the same since this is a major problem.

 

you
"a later date" which could mean anything

 

Amarjeet
I am very sorry,If you want to play then there is no way that you can be admin.

you
if this game was based on "teamplay" why cant you create a group and join together as a team on a public
server?

 

Amarjeet
This is not the EA concept of renting server,Ea is only producer of games and I would like to tell you Shawn that
The Ea servers are free.

 

you
im not wanting to be admin...that caters to players who abuse the ablility of renting a server

 

you
all the same to me....EA and DICE
Amarjeet
***** can you imagine there are lakh of people who want to own a server and be admin.

 

you
this conversation is completed continue your work. Thanks!

 

Amarjeet
I hope you can understand that ,if there is free server which can be controlled , there is huge amount of data to
transfer.

 

Amarjeet
You are welcome ,I am very sorry that there is no way ,the only way is that you all friends can rent a servers
together.

 

you
I understand Networking/Servers/Data Transfer and anything IT related as this is what I do for a living...no excuse on
not having the ablility to create a group with friends before joining a game and then joining a server together

 

Amarjeet
This is the way of business ,And Ea is providing free servers to play who ever want to play.

 

Amarjeet
I appreciate your concern,As you said you are in IT, then you can think of how business goes.

 

you
business as usual....over promise and under deliver?

 

Amarjeet
And Why any body will rent there server for free.

 

you
yes but my philosophy is not over promise over deliver, but under promise and over deliver

you
your not making any sense with you dialogue

 

you
your*

 

you
again thanks for your time

 

you

goodbye

 

Amarjeet
Okay,I am very sorry .

 

Amarjeet
Have a nice Day *****.

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Re: BF4 how do i invite a friend to a multiplayer lobby

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Having the same problem. Trying to play with friends and cannot get into a game with him. EPIC FAIL!!!!

 What a wast of money! Trading this for MW3 tomorrow.

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Re: BF4 how do i invite a friend to a multiplayer lobby

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This whole no free commander slots **bleep** keeps popping up every time I try joining my friend and it is really pissing me off. Please fix this problem and make it to where we can have a multiplayer lobby and invite our friends like in bf3. This new **bleep** is stupid. I always loved battlefield but now they **bleep**ed up and to be honest to me it feels like they are trying to be like gay as call of duty
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BUMP

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Have 5 friend swith bf4. We want to create a group in bf4(like bf3) to join a game together, chat with strategize and who will be which role durring the match. But it seems you can only invite during a match. So how is it all 5 people and i know im not the only one to join a match with rapidly filling slots. the answer is not hapening, only half of you will get in. just got the game and I have to say how is it that this feature is not available. 

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Re: BF4 how do i invite a friend to a multiplayer lobby

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sounds to me Ea reps dont know custumer service. If he played the game and I honestly I think he hasnt he would understand the problem right away and what you meant and the answer you wanted

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Re: BF4 how do i invite a friend to a multiplayer lobby

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Had the same pop ups. Here is a way around it.

Invite friend u wanna join to chat, tell them to press start and look at the browser room number. It is 3-4 digits, it is after the map name

Go to multiplayer, then to server browser. Go all the way to the right last option and search the room #. It will be the first room.  You will be able to join if there is room or join as a commander or wait until a slot opens up.

And people, stop complaining about the game it is very well put together.  A lot of work into it and well worth the money. Ghosts is garbarge compared to this. best first shooter for sure.  Can't wait for the updates.

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Community Manager

This is just a short update to let you know that we have heard your feedback on the lack of a squad join feature. While there currently are no plans to include a lobby feature in Battlefield 4, we are listening to you and evaluating our options. In the end, we want to make sure you have a great experience.

Instead of building upon what we had in Battlefield 3, we took a new approach where you are able to quickly and easily find and join friends already playing, or invite them to an ongoing game. You can invite friends either in the Multiplayer menu, or by bringing up the new in-game Battlelog by pressing the Back/Select button.

Some of the feedback that we’ve seen from you is that server slots may get filled up by other players before your friends can join. We understand that this can be frustrating. To avoid this, please make sure that you’re playing on a server that has enough free slots.

If you wish a new squad to be formed when a friend joins your game, you can set this option in the options menu. If you want to be in total control over the team setup, then you can turn this feature off. Once a squad has been created, squad leaders can also make the squad private so that only invited players can join.

Improving the stability of the game and fixing bugs is our priority right now, but we wanted to let you know: we are listening and your feedback is appreciated.

 

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