That sucks because BF3 is pretty damn fun and you're missing out on all the fun. To add to your torture, it'll take you another 1/2hr to enter codes, download and install everything before you can play.... and then you have to hope that the servers in your
region are up and running so you can at least play a couple of games before they go down again. Oh, the humanity!
All in good fun sir, all in good fun. Please don't hate me... too much.