With the introduction of Battlefield 1 came a whole new user interface for both Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 4. The purpose of this new change in BF4 was to help get players who haven’t bought BF1 adjusted to the new interface in hopes that they would eventually pick up a copy. However it seems as though BF4 players aren’t very happy with the change.
This week question, which is more of a complaint, comes to us from Freshthrowaway1138, who asks,
Personally I have found the new user interface to be refreshing. I didn’t mind the change and actually appreciated it when I got my copy of BF1 before returning it.
Now although the experience and benefits from having the new vs old UI is extremely subjective it seems like a lot of other players want their old BF4 look back.
Most of comments on the community reddit page were like this. It’s unfortunate that others don’t seem to like this change. In fact in the gaming world, change (big ones that is) seem to usually be disliked by the communities that are affected by said change.
I consider myself to be more of a casual gamer, but don’t get me wrong. I rag about your typical gamer issues like campers, lag and getting killed by noobs. However, at the end of the day I still realize that I’m just playing a game. So changes to a User Interface may take some getting used to but it would never affect me to the point that I would take to the forums to vent or rant about how sucky the new “thing” is compared to the old “thing”.
Yet I also know that gamers can be very, no, extremely passionate about the titles they play. There are some die-hard battlefield players out there that honestly have logged so many hours playing this title that almost any negative nerf or major change, as perceived by them, can be the antithesis of good in their eyes.
So as an answer to the question posed above I simply say, Yes. As a gamer it is your right/freedom to express your views about the changes that have/are/will take place in a game that you have bought. However if your gripes pertain to a game that has already been finished and won’t be receiving anymore updates or content then is there really even a point?
Honestly BF4 has been out for years. It’s a finished game and complaining about it’s new user interface is pretty much synonymous to a dog barking at a parked car. Yeah, you’re making a lot of noise. Others may begin to bark with you. However the car has reached it’s destination and isn’t going anywhere, no matter how much noise(or complaints) you make.