• Introducing Image Options for ResetEra 2.0! Check the left side navigation bar to show or hide images, avatars, covers, and embedded media. More details at the link.
  • Community Spotlight sign-ups are open once again for both Gaming and EtcetEra Hangout threads! If you want to shine a spotlight on your community, please register now.

Battlefield V |OT| Band of Brothers and Sisters

Oct 31, 2017
6,081
At least its something different, feels a bit DMR ish. Seems odd to mix up the SMG stuff of the Medic with this gun, especially since the mid range looks a bit off. Need to play with it but it will basically make Medics hang back to get those long distance shots, instead of actually doing their job.
 
Nov 8, 2017
186
I mean, if you want historical accuracy, then weapons should be locked to their respective armies. No one wants that, we just want to have fun.

Historical accuracy, that's what Post Scriptum is for.
I actually use stens/brens etc. only when playing British and vice versa, mp40s, mgs34/43, stg44 are only used by me when playing Germans

But I'm weird that way
 
Nov 3, 2017
3,282
10mins trying to find a match in Firestorm(solo), i gave up, i usually get 1 or 2 things completed before i leave on a Thursday, not today...first task is to make it to top 32 in Firestorm, after that you can take the top line and finish this week's assignment in anymode, the middle and bottom lines is all Firestorm...
 
Oct 27, 2017
694
USA
So since the new Nvidia driver with DXR support for Pascal dropped today I figured I'd try that out.

It looks amazing.

It runs like crap.

I mean, it's exactly what they said it would run like so I'm not mad/surprised but damn, I wish I had a card capable of keeping that above 60FPS but I'm not replacing this 1080Ti until at least the next generation of cards hit. The 20 series just isn't enough of a jump.
 
Oct 31, 2017
1,349
10mins trying to find a match in Firestorm(solo), i gave up, i usually get 1 or 2 things completed before i leave on a Thursday, not today...first task is to make it to top 32 in Firestorm, after that you can take the top line and finish this week's assignment in anymode, the middle and bottom lines is all Firestorm...
Yesterday I played a couple of matches but after that it went into 3:30+ mins of wait for solo, to then not find any match
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,340
Why are they talking about duos like it's some kind of mad science experiment that might fuck up the perfect balance of their solos and squads?
As someone who mostly had to play as duo with a friend in squad match because firestorm matchmaking is shit, I can only wonder.

I mean the only thing which is clearly balanced around squad is vehicules a( nd the way you unlock them in those bunker ), yet we still have solo ( which I can only guess was not originaly in their plan either ).

Just give us Duo.... and the bright thing to do would have been to do it before the ToW actually make us play other game modes... ffs.
 
Oct 27, 2017
603
Interesting to me that the lack of season pass was supposed to help keep the userbase from splintering but that's exactly what seems to happen with the rapid shuffling of game modes. Already hearing people complain of long wait times for Firestorm solos since duos was introduced today.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,162
whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
I hope you like limited game modes because FOUR MORE have been datamined

DICE is at a real low point for me at this point. Too many idiotic decisions made in the past few years, I can hardly consider them a good developer anymore.
 
Dec 12, 2017
211
Is it something Rainbow 6 does?

I can't tell if they've forgotten the previous games where a lot of those modes died quickly or if it's because they died that we're cycling through them. I'm guessing they are easier to make than new maps.
 
Oct 26, 2017
786
Is it something Rainbow 6 does?
Sort of but not really. From memory, the first special event they did was Outbreak about a year ago. Keep in mind that was over 2 years after release. Outbreak was kind of like Combined Arms, if they made actual maps for the mode, and put in actual story elements. It wasn't particularly good, think discount Left for Dead. But it brought a spike in players, so from a business perspective it was probably pretty successful. Then around Halloween they did a special version of the House map where they put some Halloween crap in it, limited character selection all with special Halloween skins and.. it was super underwhelming.

Then leading up the R6 Invitational this year they had a weekend playlist that had pick/ban and you would do all your attacks then all your defense rounds instead of alternating (just like Pro League). It was pretty successful. I think it served as a test bed for if people would accept pick and ban for regular ranked mode.

Finally they just had an April Fool's event which... much like the Halloween event, reskinned a map (Plane) with limited operator selection and made it Hostage only. Unlike the Halloween attempt though, they went all out, reskinned it with a My Little Pony type theme, revoiced the announcer, made the hostage into a guy in a bear suit named Mr. Bear. Even though it was not at all my thing, I have to admit it was pretty hilarious for one or two rounds.

All the events had limited time RNG loot boxes where you got one for free, and then could earn another (or in the case of Invitationals it was like 3 or 4) by playing the game. But if you wanted all the shit it was going to cost you money.

Also recently they added a newcomer playlist with limited map selection, bomb only, to help ease players into the game as it has gotten more complex over the years with new operators and maps.

What they did with House/Plane is actually kind of smart, as far as limited operator selection and modes. The game has some fun maps that aren't in ranked mode, and are more and more broken as new operators make small/linear maps impossible to play competitively. I think a casual playlist where each of those maps gets a curated experience might be fun. Limit the operators and mode per map to give it decent balance between attack and defense.

But no, at no point have they done anything as confusing and scatterbrained with their modes as BFV.

What they did do in that first year, is they had a commitment to put out a new map every 3 months, with 2 new operators as well. They had broken matchmaking, little to no anti-cheat, and every new season update would break things, and lots of times also re-break things that had previously been fixed. It was a total shit-show.

In the second year of content they canceled the Polish map, made a season called "Operation Health" and did a lot of good work to fix the game's major problems. It took them a couple of more seasons to really get everything in a good spot. If the core gameplay wasn't so good I don't know if it would have made it. But Ubi has a track record supporting stuff like For Honor, so maybe it was always going to get fixed, I don't know.

BFV is nowhere near as fresh or engaging as Siege was. They don't have another year to fix it. Actually with Firestorm being a flop I think that might already be game over.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,340
After tonight I can say :
- Duo make Firestorm so much better when you only play with 1 friend like me, as expected. . . this better stay.
- fuck putting reviving and picking up weapon on the same keybinding ( is there a way to change that ? didn't find it ), didn't get a top 1 because it picked a weapon on the ground with no ammo while I wanted to revive my friend.
 
Nov 3, 2017
3,282
Play another BF game then play this game and you realize how piss poor the sound is, BF1 your footsteps sounds perfect, BFV Dice moved the character's ears to their knees so the footsteps are loud, someone at Dice please play your older games, from the poor visuals to horrible sound and you wonder why players Camp in this game..
 
Oct 31, 2017
1,349
I really really enjoy Firestorm.
Yep, It's growing on me. I only have one issue.

In South America we went from playing in 140+ ping servers, to have NONE. You can't play Solo or Duos, you just can't find a match. Just like that. Squads works fine, and it's super fun, but every player I've played with has the same issue. We can only play in squad mode.
 
Oct 27, 2017
603
Yep, It's growing on me. I only have one issue.

In South America we went from playing in 140+ ping servers, to have NONE. You can't play Solo or Duos, you just can't find a match. Just like that. Squads works fine, and it's super fun, but every player I've played with has the same issue. We can only play in squad mode.
Not having a season pass was going to keep the player base from fragmenting, though, right?

/s
 
Oct 26, 2017
786
Haha, Criterion is already gone. Firestorm is junk. The gunplay is still solid, the map is ok if a little bland, the actual Firestorm looks cool though not sure blocking vision both ways at the threshold was a great design choice. But just about everything else sucks.

Partying up and staying partied between games sucks.
Wait time between games sucks.
The initial parachute/dropping mechanics suck.
The looting sucks.
The inventory menu sucks.
The health/armor system sucks.
The weapon/upgrade system sucks.
The tanks suck to play as, and suck to play against.

Blackout's new Alcatraz clusterfuck mode is by itself better than Firestorm. Sure, it's incredibly stupid and random but at least it's fun, and brings something a little different to the table.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,478
Done with the game.

I think all of us were way too generous and wishful, that perhaps, something good will come out of it if we just give it some time. Nothing will come out of it. Even the reverse tank bug got the laziest fix ever: you can still wiggle with it. The visuals are nice, and the gunplay is good, however, that is not enough to make up for that marginal or no improvements for over 6 months:

• UI
• Assignments
• New content
• Cosmetics (the shop with two extra gas masks is trash)
• Matchmaking
• Anti-cheat
• Player communication/teamplay

Good luck to the one who still believes that the game is going somewhere.
 
Last edited:
Oct 27, 2017
603
Done with the game.

I think all of us were way too generous and wishful, that perhaps, something good will come out of it if we just give it some time. Nothing will come out of it. Even the reverse tank bug got the laziest fix ever: you can still wiggle with it. The visuals are nice, and the gunplay is good, however, that is not enough to make up for that marginal or no improvements for over 6 months:

• UI
• Assignments
• New content
• Cosmetics (the shop with two extra gas masks is trash)
• Matchmaking
• Anti-cheat
• Player communication/teamplay

Good luck to the one who still believes that the game is going somewhere.
It's kinda crazy, isn't it. I remember thinking that BF1's support was pretty absymal. Map packs were slow in releasing, bug fixes took forever. That game looks like perfection now compared to BFV, though. And it's got way, way more content too. Not sure what happened to the team on BFV. I wonder if many of them have been moved off the game completely, despite whatever the rumblings were about tons of people working on it currently.
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,564
OMG Squad Conquest!! Finally the best mode makes a return.
Please be permanent...

Man this freeze a second bug in Firestorm on the Pro is getting annoying... it's the only fundamental issue i have with that mode.
 
Nov 11, 2017
320
Managed to get a new highest kill streak today of 28. Maybe not as good as some but it felt great. Helped that I put some sector artillery down on a flag and then hit it with 3 rockets and 2 grenades.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,478
I am getting close uninstalling, i like the game, gun play is fun but sheeeesh outside of gunplay everything SUCKS, it's the reverse BF1, everything about BF1 is great but the gunplay..
I used to think that you were paranoid about cheaters, but playing the firestorm with 1/3 matches seeing the white-outlines of others, or playing Conquest with 50/0 "experts"... maybe the problem is bigger than I thought. The reason I played Conquest is because of the 5-kills of airstrikes achievement, which is bullshit, however, it is the only non-Firestorm path towards the shitty skin.

I watched some youtuber's BF4 re-examination, and the bullshit assignments were a problem in that game. So this shit isn't from BF1 (kill 2 planes with a fucking MG in one round which took me over 2 hours), this spans 5 years back. "We appreciate your feedback" MY ASS.

I am going to play Anno as a chill simulation game on low difficulty ;)
 
Jan 4, 2018
529
Done with the game.

I think all of us were way too generous and wishful, that perhaps, something good will come out of it if we just give it some time. Nothing will come out of it. Even the reverse tank bug got the laziest fix ever: you can still wiggle with it. The visuals are nice, and the gunplay is good, however, that is not enough to make up for that marginal or no improvements for over 6 months:

• UI
• Assignments
• New content
• Cosmetics (the shop with two extra gas masks is trash)
• Matchmaking
• Anti-cheat
• Player communication/teamplay

Good luck to the one who still believes that the game is going somewhere.
The severe lack of maps and factions is killing my interest in the game. Tides of War is such a disappointment. I refuse to wait 1 year after launch to be able to play USA and Japan in a WW2 game (let alone USSR or iconic battles from 1944 and 1945...).
 
Nov 2, 2017
1,095
I am getting close uninstalling, i like the game, gun play is fun but sheeeesh outside of gunplay everything SUCKS, it's the reverse BF1, everything about BF1 is great but the gunplay..
I’m thinking about reinstalling 1, it’s good to see there’s a peak ~ 10k on the PC daily. I never knew what the gripe was with 1’s gunplay, it felt great to me. Haven’t played 5 yet, so I have no frame of reference.
 
Nov 3, 2017
3,282
I’m thinking about reinstalling 1, it’s good to see there’s a peak ~ 10k on the PC daily. I never knew what the gripe was with 1’s gunplay, it felt great to me. Haven’t played 5 yet, so I have no frame of reference.
I still have friends who play BF1, i have one friend playing BFV, in BF1 we have a full 5 man squad we usually play weekends...played some BF1 on Sunday man the sound is perfect in that game, footsteps don't sound like the shit we got in BFV..