I like it, but I think forward knifing needs a little tweaking. Stuff people didn't seem to pick up from the beta: Bullets > Knife: I know this is a hard concept to handle in Battlefield considering Knifing being OP (BF2), unfair (2142), and both (BFBC2). In Battlefield 3, if you come at a guy with a knife and he can shoot at you, suppression will take effect and the knife target lock does not work in suppressed mod. If you were trying to forward knife a guy for whatever reason and it didn't work, it was not bugged. Second scenario is if you see a friend get put in the hold position prior to the actually throat slitting, you can shot the enemy off of your buddy and save him some embarrassment. This is kinda hard to pull off if both are standing as the animation for a standing knife kill is about 1.25 seconds (guessing). The animation for pulling someone from prone or crouching addes about another 1.5 seconds. You now know that you can save your friends as I have done it twice, so please don't stand there and watch me die before you shoot the guy. What does this mean. People like Kurgan, TimSad, and other knife happy people will have to stop. BF3 favors people like me who only shank. As I am bias I will only suggest you use the knife to either embarrass a specific person, or just to be stealthy in a situation. P.S. Chat works for wounded people, not dead people. So if you stab a guy, he will not be able to text chat to his buddies about their impending ownage.