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Oct 27, 2017
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I have to vent about the team of idiots I just had on Hamada Breakthrough, playing as Attack.
I just leave the game if Hamada is picked as a next map, for any mode (CQ, Breakthrough)... The map is horrible. I don't blame people for camping (any side), it is just no fun attacking any point, because the bullets will come from the front, right, left and sometimes even from the back due to how players can hide behind rocks or cliffs.
 
Jan 25, 2019
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I just leave the game if Hamada is picked as a next map, for any mode (CQ, Breakthrough)... The map is horrible. I don't blame people for camping (any side), it is just no fun attacking any point, because the bullets will come from the front, right, left and sometimes even from the back due to how players can hide behind rocks or cliffs.
Yup, this map can fuck off!
 
Dec 10, 2018
660
One thing I am surprised very few people do is crouch run. You don't lose any speed and your profile is harder to see in ditches and behind rocks, but players still run with their heads in the air and their cocks in the wind.
 
Oct 25, 2017
691
One thing I am surprised very few people do is crouch run. You don't lose any speed and your profile is harder to see in ditches and behind rocks, but players still run with their heads in the air and their cocks in the wind.
It's situational really. A lot of the time I'd rather run standing up because I can see around me better. I mostly just crouch run when I don't want to be heard, like flanking around buildings and such.
 
Dec 10, 2018
660
It's situational really. A lot of the time I'd rather run standing up because I can see around me better. I mostly just crouch run when I don't want to be heard, like flanking around buildings and such.
See that's good. Situation based to hide your profile is good, but I see dudes on open plains or roads sticking out by standing up.
 
Oct 27, 2017
706
France
One thing I am surprised very few people do is crouch run. You don't lose any speed and your profile is harder to see in ditches and behind rocks, but players still run with their heads in the air and their cocks in the wind.
You do lose speed, not much but still, you can easily see it as you can catch up someone crouch running.

But yep that's a great addition to the series, I like doing it when approaching a capture point.
 
Dec 10, 2018
660
You do lose speed, not much but still, you can easily see it as you can catch up someone crouch running.

But yep that's a great addition to the series, I like doing it when approaching a capture point.

Huh weird, I guess I never really tested the speed difference, but I was told you don't lose it from a device interview. Would rather be wrong than think I'm right, so in that case there is a trade off.
 
Oct 27, 2017
706
France
Huh weird, I guess I never really tested the speed difference, but I was told you don't lose it from a device interview. Would rather be wrong than think I'm right, so in that case there is a trade off.
Unless that changed, I often told my friend he was still crouching as I was going faster than him.
There's a speed difference, not huge, but there is, otherwise there would be almost no use in running standing up.
 

EatChildren

Wonder from Down Under
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Oct 27, 2017
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Only two assignments left to get the new Tides of War unlock. Played a couple of rounds of Frontlines and it was all pretty easy to progress.

Two notes:

1) Much like a lot of Battlefield's alternate modes, this is my first time playing Frontlines. Unsurprisingly; I don't like it haha. Seems like even more of a slog than Breakthrough. Played two matches, and the second went on foooooorrrreeeeeeeevveeeeeer due to a dumb back and forth between capture point A and B on Twisted Steel, us on the offence, that went on literally like 20 minutes alone. Then we failed to blow up one of the three bombs, so it was back to the A/B dance. I don't like modes that stall and have no appreciation for time. At least with Conquest there's always a sense of progression and/or loss.

2) First time playing with a squad of assholes. Joined some randoms and the squad leader was a total fuckwit. Very rude and condescending to not just me, but the entire team. It was obviously him and two of his buddies. Demanding, insulting, and generally just an awful person. Him and his two mates were killing it in scores, placing first, second, and third on the board and having absurd 30+ / 4 KDRs. Booted me from the squad for "not holding my weight" (and making it very clear), despite sitting in the fifth slot and doing well enough. After winning the first match he went on a tirade about how the rest of the team needs to get off his dick, how brilliant he is, carrying the team, etc etc. Proceeded to shut up mostly but still dominate the next game (until we won that one, after which he abused the losing team). A lot of the opposition were accusing him of walling. Bad experience.
 
Oct 30, 2017
3,222
San Diego
I’m not even going to log in this week for the assignments. I have more than enough CC now just to buy everything I miss from now on. My interest in the game has been wavering and Apex was the final nail in the coffin for me. I don’t even care about getting to 40 in ToW, all you get is some copy paste dog tag and some skins that the whole server is going to be wearing. I definitely want to check out Rush and the new map(s) in March. However, the co-op and new vehicles this month aren’t interesting enough to keep me playing.
 
Dec 10, 2018
660
32 days of playtime, lol. 97% w/l and 17 k/d. The only way I can see this is remotely possible is with a squad all the time and he's kb/m. Either way he's cheating somehow.
I just looked around the net and found a forum post that led to this video:


Turns out he is using ghost accounts to cheat. Unbelievable.
 
Dec 12, 2017
154
Absolutely insane effort to go to. Doesn't seem that likely to be common thankfully, but it has got me wondering about all those people that never spawn. It's rife on Squad Conquest.
 
Oct 26, 2017
634
You guys just jelly of dat KD have you considered gitting gud? /s

Finishing Tides of War this week was a slog. I'm kind of sick of challenges of things I've already done, like win as an attacker, or the X objective kills. Just let em be earned simultaneously, you can still require a path to get to the end reward. Or just X many completed. It's really hard to make locked missions not feel like you're getting screwed. And Dice, you have not pulled it off.

Looking ahead a couple of weeks I see all these vehicle challenges. Like... for real? Fighting over tank spawns is a pain in the ass on a good day. This is going to be a fucking disaster. I hope to god you are spinning up Panzerstorm 24/7 with 2x tank spawns.

Sales numbers tanked EA's stock and Firestorm got Pearl Harbored by Respawn. I guess no rush releasing now, may as well wait till March 31 and hope people start getting bored of Apex Legends by then.

Rough Battlefield week all around.
 
Oct 28, 2017
504
Bournemouth, UK
Someone else posted this a while back, but I wanted to re-emphasise it: GaaS is a continual loop; if the game sells poorly at release but you're planning a true GaaS then this should not affect your road map. if you react and start dropping content planned then you will only be telling people never to buy your games again, as you don't support them.

Personally I'd rather they doubled down on BFV, pumped out more content and released a new BF title not before holiday 2021.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,005
Someone else posted this a while back, but I wanted to re-emphasise it: GaaS is a continual loop; if the game sells poorly at release but you're planning a true GaaS then this should not affect your road map. if you react and start dropping content planned then you will only be telling people never to buy your games again, as you don't support them.

Personally I'd rather they doubled down on BFV, pumped out more content and released a new BF title not before holiday 2021.
I hope so. The "best" way is to send out a meaty package update later this year, at the 40 dollar all in or 20 dollars as an upgrade. Similar to what destiny does. It's not great, but if you're geared up for an annual 60 dollar funding cycle it's the least worst compromise...
 
Nov 2, 2017
260
EST
If anyone wants to squad up for a frontline session tonight on PS4, I’ll be on after 8p EST.
Are people using Discord to squad up? I don’t see too many posts here trying to get squads or teams together. I remember getting some good groups together in earlier BF’s on the old site.
 
Nov 2, 2017
260
EST
I forgot to ask this in my last post and think it deserves its own anyway.
What is your opinion on removing k/d from the end of the round game report? Do you think it would promote more team play?

I am in the removal camp, of which, I hope is large enough to maybe make a change, because as much as I may want to not care about my k/d, it’s still broadcasted after each match and I can’t help but want to increase it, which makes me play for kills rather than helping my team at times. It’s like the old “ if you can’t beat em, join em” mentality. I do believe that removing that data from the game report, could start making some of those k/d players think differently about how they play this game and give a little more enjoyment to those of us who want to work the objectives. I’m sure there are some like minds here and I’m sure I’ve missed some points, but I wanted to get my thoughts out there and see what you all think.
 
Jul 25, 2018
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I forgot to ask this in my last post and think it deserves its own anyway.
What is your opinion on removing k/d from the end of the round game report? Do you think it would promote more team play?

I am in the removal camp, of which, I hope is large enough to maybe make a change, because as much as I may want to not care about my k/d, it’s still broadcasted after each match and I can’t help but want to increase it, which makes me play for kills rather than helping my team at times. It’s like the old “ if you can’t beat em, join em” mentality. I do believe that removing that data from the game report, could start making some of those k/d players think differently about how they play this game and give a little more enjoyment to those of us who want to work the objectives. I’m sure there are some like minds here and I’m sure I’ve missed some points, but I wanted to get my thoughts out there and see what you all think.
How about just showing kills? That could encourage players to PTFO more, since being closer to the action will likely lead to more kills. Tracker sites would still track K/D, though I don't know how widely used they are.

Score and end of round ranking do say a lot about how useful a player was to the team, but OTOH a high K/D with a low score may also be an indication that the player helped the team a lot. Or it might mean vehicle whoring without helping to take objectives, or cheating, or camping with a sniper, or it might be skill. It's hard to say, and if you hide that K/D statistic then it could lead to people not looking to increase their skill. I guess I'm not sure if removing K/D or only showing K would result in more people PTFO and less camping. Maybe it would help a little, but not as much as you hope it would.
 
Dec 17, 2017
146
Someone else posted this a while back, but I wanted to re-emphasise it: GaaS is a continual loop; if the game sells poorly at release but you're planning a true GaaS then this should not affect your road map. if you react and start dropping content planned then you will only be telling people never to buy your games again, as you don't support them.

Personally I'd rather they doubled down on BFV, pumped out more content and released a new BF title not before holiday 2021.
Precisely. I bought BAttlefront 2 at launch under the proviso that I was going to get a GAAS title and that change will be constant. Instead, I got vague roadmaps, content coming "soon", piss-poor "content" spread thinly over too much timespan. It genuinely felt like "oh you wouldn't swallow the microtransaction bullshit and it didn't meet sales targets? Well fuck that title and everyone that plays it" - it was clear that it was kept alive by contractual obligations to Disney, not the players/buyers.

The result to me? I wont touch any inevitable Battlefront 3 with a barge pole and I'm incredibly wary that I've been fooled twice by EA with BFV as I can easily see it go the same way as BAttlefront 2. If that happens, Battlefield is regretfully dead to me.
 
Oct 27, 2017
270
I wonder if removing K/D being displayed would lessen the motivation for cheaters? I did also notice that playing Battlefront 2, people were more willing to push because they didn't have to worry about K/D, it is not recorded.
 
Jul 25, 2018
2,746
Precisely. I bought BAttlefront 2 at launch under the proviso that I was going to get a GAAS title and that change will be constant. Instead, I got vague roadmaps, content coming "soon", piss-poor "content" spread thinly over too much timespan. It genuinely felt like "oh you wouldn't swallow the microtransaction bullshit and it didn't meet sales targets? Well fuck that title and everyone that plays it" - it was clear that it was kept alive by contractual obligations to Disney, not the players/buyers.

The result to me? I wont touch any inevitable Battlefront 3 with a barge pole and I'm incredibly wary that I've been fooled twice by EA with BFV as I can easily see it go the same way as BAttlefront 2. If that happens, Battlefield is regretfully dead to me.
Post-launch content distributed freely to everyone tends to be funded by post-launch revenue. No such thing as a free lunch. I haven't been fooled by BFV. The game is decent value, they are bringing a coop mode and battle royale soon, new weapons almost weekly, and anything more than that is a bonus imo. I'd love a ton of free content too, but we have to be realistic.
 
Oct 30, 2017
3,222
San Diego
Battlefront was strange. Honestly, I don't think they should have made a BF2. The original was fine, they just needed to keep adding to it. Like every time some thing new came out. Rogue One, Solo, TLJ, Resistance, and etc. They should have release an expansion for like $30 and just kept adding to the game. Instead they release a new game and fucked everything up.
 
Jul 25, 2018
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Battlefront was strange. Honestly, I don't think they should have made a BF2. The original was fine, they just needed to keep adding to it. Like every time some thing new came out. Rogue One, Solo, TLJ, Resistance, and etc. They should have release an expansion for like $30 and just kept adding to the game. Instead they release a new game and fucked everything up.
Expansions are only bought by a fraction of the original owners. They did the right thing with a major release. They chose very very badly with the P2W.
 

2Bee

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,009
Someone else posted this a while back, but I wanted to re-emphasise it: GaaS is a continual loop; if the game sells poorly at release but you're planning a true GaaS then this should not affect your road map. if you react and start dropping content planned then you will only be telling people never to buy your games again, as you don't support them.

Personally I'd rather they doubled down on BFV, pumped out more content and released a new BF title not before holiday 2021.
If they had given Battlefront 2 proper GaaS support after all the controversy and poor sales that game went through then I would have faith in EA, but its like you say, once that trust is broken its really hard to buy another GaaS product from the same company/developer.

Expansions are only bought by a fraction of the original owners. They did the right thing with a major release. They chose very very badly with the P2W.
The mistake was dropping support for that game.

The team they left to handle that game is so small they can barely keep up with the bugs.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,291
Someone was auto head-shotting on my team, he had more kills than the rest of the team combined.

At the very least, I dropped ammo for points, because I just spectated as enemies died the second their heads peaked from the cliffs.
 
Oct 28, 2017
504
Bournemouth, UK
The result to me? I wont touch any inevitable Battlefront 3 with a barge pole and I'm incredibly wary that I've been fooled twice by EA with BFV as I can easily see it go the same way as BAttlefront 2. If that happens, Battlefield is regretfully dead to me.
100% agree. I bought both BF 1&2 and felt burned by how little support the game got, in terms of my expectations as a GaaS. I really was hoping they knew what they were doing come BFV but if this also. doesn't pan out it's on me. but it'll be my last Dice/EA MP game I buy.
 
Jul 25, 2018
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100% agree. I bought both BF 1&2 and felt burned by how little support the game got, in terms of my expectations as a GaaS. I really was hoping they knew what they were doing come BFV but if this also. doesn't pan out it's on me. but it'll be my last Dice/EA MP game I buy.
How much free content do you think you are entitled to?
 
Jul 25, 2018
2,746
Is there any downside to equipping a bayonet on a recon? The last specialization is bayonet or variable zeroing, which I never use. IIRC in BF1 a bayonet would impact the time to ADS or accuracy or something like that.

So the new week ToW is Frontlines. At one point I hopped in a tank and found nobody on the team bothers to assist a tank. At least 4 out of 16 players were Support, and none would help repair it. Then while on an objective I got taken out at close range from behind, while teammates were all around doing nothing.
 
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iRAWRasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
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If anyone wants to squad up for a frontline session tonight on PS4, I’ll be on after 8p EST.
Are people using Discord to squad up? I don’t see too many posts here trying to get squads or teams together. I remember getting some good groups together in earlier BF’s on the old site.
More than welcome to invite me if I am online.
 
Jul 25, 2018
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If a company boasts that there is no Season Pass anymore and everyone is getting the content, I have an expectation that there will be a similar amount of content compared to BF1 or Battlefront 2015 Season Pass.
LMAO, wow the entitlement is strong! You want $50 worth of content for free, and if you don't get it then they are the ones being greedy apparently. Wow. Remarkable.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,291
LMAO, wow the entitlement is strong! You want $50 worth of content for free, and if you don't get it then they are the ones being greedy apparently. Wow. Remarkable.
I was PROMISED all of the previously paid content for free, and I was also promised the biggest BFII and BFV packages in their franchises.

My entitlement goes as far as EA's promises which they broke (or at the very least not yet delivered).