Official DICE servers for Battlefield 3 multiplayer have been completely withdrawn, with the game now largely playable only on private rented servers.
Publisher Electronic Arts and developer DICE recently made the bold move of introducing a server-rental scheme to console versions of Battlefield 3. At $30 for 30 days, these servers don’t come cheap, but this hasn’t stopped the Battlefield community from signing up in droves.
Who actually pays for these servers anyway, and why would you even want to? I'm really not sure who's worse here, perhaps you can help: EA & DICE, or the fools who actually pay up for this shit?