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#3336796 - 07/07/11 04:10 PM BF3 classes and new info...  
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suppressive fire... tri-pods... etc etc...

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#3337274 - 07/08/11 03:38 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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"This brings us to two new features in Battlefield 3: Bipods and Suppressive Fire. Bipods have a very practical use, especially for LMGs, as they provide a substantial increase in stability while laying down a base of fire. Bipods can be deployed anywhere by zooming in with your LMG when prone, or when standing/kneeling in front of suitable supports, such as a window sill. The stability created by deploying a Bipod gives players a massive boost in accuracy and recoil reduction. Youll be able to unload an entire clip of 200 bullets from your LMG with great accuracy without even letting go of the trigger, all thanks to the Bipod.



Suppressive Fire is a new in-game mechanic that changes how you can play the game. When you lay down fire in close vicinity to an enemy, the incoming barrage will show up as a graphical blur effect on his screen to stress him and let him know its not safe to pop out from behind cover. Just as importantly, this mechanic also affects his characters in-game firing accuracy, making him less of a threat by using real world tactics. Better yet? You get team play experience points for doing so!"

They are making this game way more "realistic" and tactical than BC2, however they MUST get in game comms to work to make it really team oriented.

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#3337318 - 07/08/11 05:03 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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#3337328 - 07/08/11 05:29 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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It's going to be a good one. But, man...I really wish they'd figure out a way to control the amount of snipers on a server. Realistically, it should probably be about 60% assault, 20% support, 15% engineers and 5% recon (snipers).


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#3337452 - 07/08/11 12:12 PM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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agreed pooch... the sniper class has ruined many of online games/experiences IMO... BF series, MoH... etc etc.

#3337512 - 07/08/11 02:15 PM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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I'm just trying to make sure I have enough RL spare time to be able to play it, come October wink

The rest I can deal with - play with friends, known bods, only, etc smile

The machine should already be capable of running it - so no new stuff needed there, thankfully!

(already finding a little more time, so I can at least participate on my favourite forum - SimHQ wink)

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#3337553 - 07/08/11 03:20 PM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Pooch]  
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Originally Posted By: Pooch
It's going to be a good one. But, man...I really wish they'd figure out a way to control the amount of snipers on a server. Realistically, it should probably be about 60% assault, 20% support, 15% engineers and 5% recon (snipers).


I guess it will be the same setup as BC2, you can't limit the numbers of a given class, players play what they want, they payed for the game so why can't they play the class they want to play. Having said that, snipers suck big time.
However there are servers running "pistol only" and "basic weapons" so....

#3337565 - 07/08/11 03:34 PM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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Sure thats true... you buy it, you play it... but whatever happened to server options... I bought it, I'd like to set up a server where i could limit the snipers... like you said, i bought it, i want to play it MY WAY.

#3337594 - 07/08/11 04:08 PM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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Originally Posted By: Magnum
Sure thats true... you buy it, you play it... but whatever happened to server options... I bought it, I'd like to set up a server where i could limit the snipers... like you said, i bought it, i want to play it MY WAY.


I have it on pre-order (two copies - one for me, one for a mate) - but that can change I guess. Do we have a definitive position on running servers with BF3 - is it "run one if you like - we don't care - but don't expect your scores to count", or is it gonna be "nope - pay us for one - and run a couple of bits and pieces that WE think you can handle" ?

I'd like personal dedicated servers, so I can run this game in 5yrs time when they're sick of providing them for money. Must admit I've not really looked at that aspect of BF3 - but as usual I'm prepared to be disappointed wink

Martin...

#3337643 - 07/08/11 05:39 PM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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Only 4 classes again? How many did BF2 have, six or seven?


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#3337663 - 07/08/11 06:11 PM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: December]  
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Originally Posted By: December
Originally Posted By: Pooch
It's going to be a good one. But, man...I really wish they'd figure out a way to control the amount of snipers on a server. Realistically, it should probably be about 60% assault, 20% support, 15% engineers and 5% recon (snipers).


I guess it will be the same setup as BC2, you can't limit the numbers of a given class, players play what they want, they payed for the game so why can't they play the class they want to play. Having said that, snipers suck big time.
However there are servers running "pistol only" and "basic weapons" so....



I've played on a server that limits snipers, when I tried to choose that class the game started and I keeled over and it said "maximum number of recon reached" and I had to choose another class, I think they only allowed 2 or 3 snipers at a time.

I've maxed out on recon and now i'm going for assault, damn those people with the body armor and reflex sights ar15 you're making my life difficult :0)


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#3337938 - 07/09/11 12:37 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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The Recon class doesnt get a ghillie suit in BF3? Now I wont know who to shoot at first!cuss2 Ah well, hopefully ghille suits will be an upgrade or something.

Seriously though, whats up with all the sniper hatred? Are you guys that complain not able to get some shots on em? Are you running around out in the open? Is your surround sound not set up so that you can hear where the shots are coming from? Can you not see the vapor trail from the shot and follow it back to the origin? Are you not using cover and concealment and covering your open sectors? WHAT!?!? LOL

Check it out ... a wookie is hitting on your wife or girlfriend as you read this message! biggrin ...



Ya, I know, sometimes you join a game and it seems like youre fighting against a clan of snipers. In that case, just hit the exit game button ... simple as that. Dont moan and groan on the forums.


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#3337939 - 07/09/11 12:37 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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Originally Posted By: Magnum
Sure thats true... you buy it, you play it... but whatever happened to server options... I bought it, I'd like to set up a server where i could limit the snipers... like you said, i bought it, i want to play it MY WAY.


I agree, you should be able to run your server your way, and you can, just don't expect your stats to be updated which means no weapon upgrades.
I don't think EA took any action against servers running class limits anyway. There were usually snipers moaning on the forums about some servers that limited the class, asking where they could report them to EA, but the servers stayed up.

#3337954 - 07/09/11 12:50 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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Quote:
Dont moan and groan on the forums.


I wouldn't call it moaning and groaning... but yes, thats exactly what forums are for... sure it can turn to #%&*$#, but these forums welcome a good discussion for and against.

#3337971 - 07/09/11 01:07 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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I prefer discussions about how to overcome an obstacle instead of just saying the obstacle sucks.


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#3338015 - 07/09/11 02:10 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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then start your own forum or go elsewhere... until you own SimHQ or work for the site, WE will make the rules on what to discuss and how.

#3338024 - 07/09/11 02:26 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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exactly the reply I expected smile


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#3338028 - 07/09/11 02:32 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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My biggest beef with the average sniper is they are not team players (although I have never met one that isn't the best shot, don't worry they will let you know!). Most seem to concerned on padding their stats, and don't really try to help capture or defend a base/m-com. Another thing that really gets me about snipers are when they take one of the teams assets (say like an Apache) and crash it, just to get to a position where they think no one will see them. The class in the game is called "Recon" but gives no awards for it. As in real life a recons duty is to collect information on the enemy more then taking out targets.

Just my two cents so take it for whatever its worth!

#3338030 - 07/09/11 02:40 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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and I agree RB, and a good point post.

#3338040 - 07/09/11 03:15 AM Re: BF3 classes and new info... [Re: Magnum]  
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Can't stand bush Wookies. America's Army didn't do much right, but it did know how to control the number of people in the game using sniper rifles. There were X number of available slots and if you didn't click your preferred slot in time, you didn't get it.

And you had to qualify with it first.

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