Yes, they often have problems at launch with server stability. However, the last couple of launches seemed to me to be less about stability and more about the matchmaking, as in not being able to find servers. That said, the shaky launches and sporadic issues
time and again are well worth it just to be able to have dedicated servers in my opinion.
What I don't understand is that when the demo for BFBC2 launched I had fewer problems getting online than when the actual game was released. I would have thought the demo was a good example of what to expect at launch, but it was iffy at best to get on
for me during the 2 week period after the full game released. I agree with spud I'll just see how it goes and hope it goes smooth this time.
If the server is being a jerk, luckily DICE is giving us plenty of toys to play with while they fix it (solo and coop). If that doesn't help, then pop in your BC2 disk, shite never gets old quite frankly.
We should make a gentleman's wager. I say the servers will be crappy for a good 8 days.
I say that their will be high ping and random disconnects for at least 15 days. For an added bonus I say that the official EA statement will be "We had no idea that Battlefield 3 would be this popular."