Servers have been up and down like a jack-in-the-box, with players left wondering if there is a fault at EA's end or elsewhere. In order to alleviate issues, the publisher has now set up a Battlefield 3 server status page — an online destination which alerts players whether the servers are officially running or not.
As trouble shooting goes, it's a simple solution. If EA says the servers are online, then you've got a headache at your own end. But man, a launch as important as Battlefield 3 should not be having this many issues. It only takes one small push to get people to purchase Call Of Duty.