Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by 1Kurgan1, Jan 23, 2010.
keep us updated gully! im doubting it will release today tho. SOMETHING WILL COME UP!
Well I got BFBC2 for a present 3 months ago and finally got around to playing multiplayer for the first time last week. I don't get a huge amount of time to game, probably 3-4 hours a week at most, baring in mind I am an old git with kids and a grandaughter, oh and a busy job as well, although after having spent 27 years in the Army I need some combat FPS for nostalgic reasons!
I should start by saying I have always been a COD fan and I have even played MW2 up to Level 4 prestige, something that took me a while based on 3-4 hours a week! I have to say I was a little skeptical about this game as my only experience of Battlefield was from about 7 years ago and there were more glitches and bugs than a whore has customers.
However..... I must say I am impressed! This is so much more realistic in multiplayer than almost anything I have played before, the graphics are very nice and I like the fact that you cannot max your loadout in about 10 hours of gameplay like COD.
I am only at rank 5 I think and I am finding it pretty hard TBH, already I seem to have a preference for Recon and Engineer, I don't know if thats because I hate the early LMG's and Assault weapons, crap Ironsights and lots of recoil. I particularily like the mortars in recon and the Rocket launcher on Engineer. Just hoping that sometime in the next couple of weeks I get far enough to get some Magnum ammo as it's such a disadvantage firing first against an enemy, puttin 5 rounds in him at close range and he fires one shot at you and you drop
rest assured I will be paying regular visits to this thread now! keep up the good work guys!
yea tatty! its a great game (mind all the bugs) but after being in the military, your prospective of FPS games change. i started out playin CS back when HL1 just came out and CS was in beta and i loved it all the way up to 1.6 but after the army i need a game that is similar to what i did. This game touches base on a lot of things we did. It not your average run around machine gun spraying! That is why i only play hardcore were it doesnt take much to die and you have to shoot, move, and communicate (basic 11B tactics).
Liar. You haven't played for years.
Any update on this patch today?
do we still have tpu server?
Edit: nm, no rush?
UK TPU server has been shutdown as no-one was using it and i could really use the £30ish a month which it was costing to run it. As for the other servers i've not seen them used in weeks.
There were no updates on the patch status since this morning beyond "I'm still waiting to hear from QA".
Right now, the DICE guys are putting on their jammies, getting ready to watch some TV, then off to bed.
I think they'l just say nothing & hope everyones already forgotten about it until 2moro when they'l come back with exactly the same news as they did this morning. "New patch coming later"
Nice to have a convert, the guys I work with were in your situation also, but most of them never played Battlefield games and they touted MW. They tried BC2 and they haven't gone back, just over all a much more realistic and engrossing warfare experience. Glad your liking it, and good to hear someone who isn't angry about how the guns unlock, I felt it was just fine, but I've heard others saying they wished it took longer, but that would be a pain.
Also if you want a Assault rifle with great Ironsights, use the XM8, its one of the first Assault weapons and honestly, its as good as they come from Assault, the AN-94, M416, and M16 are all awesome, but those are the last weapons you unlock and the XM8 is early on and just as good as those and it has a better Iron sight, those other weapons have horrible ones, got to use the Red Dot to make them worth anything.
Am on rank 7 now and I will try that XM8 Kurgan thanks.
looks like it might be "early next week"
Client R8 and Server R15 - Release info
twitter.com/zh1nt0: "Alright ladies and gentlemen! Patch on Wednesday.This post goes on the forum as well as twitter."
twitter.com/zh1nt0: "... Patch info! Client R8 and Server R15 - Release info - Electronic Arts UK Community - electronicarts.co.uk"
According to Planet Battlefield, this is 1:00AM - 5:00AM Eastern Time, US.
No problem, not really many suggestions for LMG's sadly. The M249 is nice, but it's damage per bullet is too low, the PKM sucks, the Type 88 is ok, but your really going to have to wait till the M60 for a good medic gun, then the MG36 is great and the MG3 is good (it's getting a buff I hear). So sticking it out with Medic to level your best of hiding and dropping health packs and reviving people till you get the M60.
I thought the unlock rate was fine but the hard lvl cap should have been 25.
I think you should level after the weapons, but the level length after the 30's is unreal.
Rant coming.....fair warning.
I completely agree their. 50 is just stupid and provides no motivate to strive for it. Its a "if it happens some day, fine." kinda thing. The level cap should be like 36 or 40. Get rid of all those pointless ranks like bronze and silver this and that. Stick with real military ranks, even if you have to borrow from more than 1 branch or use officer titles to do it. It was like the were developing a Military MMORPG and it became a pure FPS in the later stages.
There is still a lot of room to add to this game and I think they will add some decent stuff once the game is stable and we can stop bitching. Lets all keep in mind they are on patch 8 and the game has only been out for like 4 months. I think they are doing a good job with what we have, but I do look forward to 6 month and 1 year (lets keep'em playing) expansions.
I know we bitch a lot, myself included, but I think BFBC2 is a good game with a lot of potential to be great with just a bit of extra stuff to create more diversity and since of options for 2 of the kits. Assault is very well balanced and all the guns feel like they all can and will get some use depending on play styles of the user IMO. Recon has like 3 guns people use, Medic has 1, and Engineer has like 3 as well. The universal guns just has too many shotguns will little to no difference in game combat.
I just look forward to the Special Forces style expansion for BC2 and this Vietnam crap will not be it. I know that will do it and I look forward to seeing it. Until then, I will be on tonight at 11 p.m. US Central time and I look forward to helping you kill people soon
I hope you mean you'll be staying up tomorrow, and not tonight, as the client will not be out until WEDNESDAY.
When the patch delays started I knew I would miss the patch because I'm moving. Well tomorrow the truck comes to take my stuff. One day before the patch. FML.
See you guys in 2 months.
Tonight. I don't really care about the patch. I will read the details later, but I doubt it will effect how well I can kill people as long as the back-stab BS is fixed. I don't use the M60 and don't have that much trouble killing people who do, so it doesn't bother me. I think it is over used, but that is bound to happen in every game with something or other. I use a large variety of weapons based on how I play and what is happening at that time, so I have no Platinums with a particular weapon other than my 1911 Pistol, but I have a few golds with most of the weapons.
Patch of no patch. I will be busting skulls and taking names with my TPU tags displayed proudly. I just wanted some TPU buds to back me up.
I guess that was wrong. MY ISP is being crap right now, so no online fun.
If the M60 gets another nerf that would be stupid, I hope thats not what your implying by the new patch. That gun is balanced, it's only over used because almost all other LMG blow balls. The MG36 is good, but too low of damage per bullet. Snipers 1st weapon is one of the best, Assaults XM8 is one of the best for them, And the AKS-74u is awesome, even the scar and the other starting weapon are good.
Wow, you read so deep into that you missed it all. I said the M60 is fine the way it is and doesn't seem unbalanced IMO. I then stated that every game will have something or some weapon that everyone can agree it is the way to go, the M60 is BFBC2's. I use the MG36 on non-hardcore because I get a free red dot sight.
what happened to all the TPU servers?
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