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Battlefield V |OT| Band of Brothers and Sisters

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iRAWRasaurus

iRAWRasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
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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.
I am on a break from the game currently. But yeah. It’s a shame.

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Oct 25, 2017
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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...).
Maps are killing me. I really love the game, but the map and weapon variety is so poor.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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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...).
I was excited at first based on conception, but in execution Tides of War is tragically awful. Through mediocre, uninspired objectives that at best are forgettable and effortless, and at worst gatekept behind specific game modes and convoluted objectives, DICE has bottlenecked new content progression through the illusion of rewarding engagement and for not much of worth.

I get what they were trying to accomplish with the shift to games-as-a-service design, and I know that it's a complicated thing to execute, but Tides of War doesn't work. Does anybody actually look forward to or care about the objectives each week? I've seen nobody speak fondly of any particular milestone or objective. They're workman-like chores, that when spoken of are more as a frustration in bottlenecking play into a particular game mode or seemingly unachievable milestone. The weekly rewards are the only thing to be excited about, and so far they've been new guns and whatever which are very welcome but hardly an incentive to keep fuelling play.

I think that's the reality of Battlefield V. I play it and keep playing it because there's enough I like about the game that the basic act of play is rewarding in of itself. But there's no anticipation or excitement from me on the road to new content, because an overwhelming majority of it doesn't interest me and the means of accessing it has been handled poorly.

Premium was a significantly better, more reliable, and exciting form of content delivery. I get the change, but it's absolutely made for a lesser post-launch experience in every single way.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Assignments were the worst / most annoying content in the older Battlefields for me. I can't believe they made most of the "content" and progression in this game a series of very annoying assignments every week.

To make things worse, I bet that they look at the engagement numbers and see a lot of people do ToW and their takeaway from that is that people love that stuff rofl, and not that people feel forced to do them.

BF4 at this point had 3 map packs out, tons of new weapons, tons of new gadgets, new permanent modes, and yes I could still find games for any of the maps of all the DLC.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Maybe i'm in the minority, but i never gave a shit about assignments or ToW stuff.
W/L ratio is the only thing that interests me.. that's why i mostly stick to the same weaponry, once i found my jam i stay with it. I play all classes and all vehicles/planes though.
Still have to win a Firestorm match, damn several times it was really close.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Maybe i'm in the minority, but i never gave a shit about assignments or ToW stuff.
W/L ratio is the only thing that interests me.. that's why i mostly stick to the same weaponry, once i found my jam i stay with it. I play all classes and all vehicles/planes though.
Still have to win a Firestorm match, damn several times it was really close.
Even if you don't care about assignments, which includes both weekly and chapter progressions, it affects you. The cost of upgrading weapons is also behind assignments...

When you play the game, a ton of the people will do assignments, which goes against the competitive mentality. They, including me, aren't playing to win, they are playing to complete assignments.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I do feel like I'm chasing assignments in this far more than I ever was in the earlier games.
Same here. It's borderline obsession. I think it's because certain maps/situations make them viable so you have to both be vigilant for opportunities and then spam that opportunity lest the game end faster than you expect.

I managed to gild the tommy gun last night because I got a game of frontlines on devastation with fairly even teams, and it still took me 20+ min in game.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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BC3 and new generation next fall? Rumors ?

Frankly I dont think BC3 will be the "same" as BC2.

Welp another nail in the coffin for BFV.
I don’t know if I would buy it after what’s happened with BFV, even if it got a bunch of hype, and that is unfortunate because BF has always been that shooter above the rest for me, but I am just not interested in the direction DICE/EA is moving toward with the franchise. Feel like I lost a buddy.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Finally could play solos yesterday but got wrecked. I suck ass in this mode solo, even with good weapons. I threw an artillery attack, got the armor, shoot with the M1A1 and the Sten, landed hits, and it still killed me. WTF
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Not sure what it is about Firestorm but I'm kinda addicted, in spite of the bugs and quirks. Couldn't go to sleep last night because I just kept playing over matches in my head 😳
 
Oct 25, 2017
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BC3 and new generation next fall? Rumors ?

Frankly I dont think BC3 will be the "same" as BC2.

Welp another nail in the coffin for BFV.
I hope it's not legit. BFV is quite simply a disaster. I don't want BC3 (right now). I want them to fix BFV.

DICE needs to put Battlefield on a short hiatus for a few years - think Assassin's Creed. Rushing these games out every two years is really starting to damage the IP.
 
Dec 12, 2017
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I hope it's not legit. BFV is quite simply a disaster. I don't want BC3 (right now). I want them to fix BFV.

DICE needs to put Battlefield on a short hiatus for a few years - think Assassin's Creed. Rushing these games out every two years is really starting to damage the IP.
I think EA might feel that they can put out a Bad Company game from another studio and treat it like Battlefield is on hiatus. They then return with another numbered game in a couple of years and hope people are hyped.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Having fun in firestorm on random squads but could use some play with the same people for a few rounds.

Any ps4 players out there? Please add me if you can PSN : supercrap . On for an hour or 2 around 10-12 PM PST
 
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iRAWRasaurus

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I hope it's not legit. BFV is quite simply a disaster. I don't want BC3 (right now). I want them to fix BFV.

DICE needs to put Battlefield on a short hiatus for a few years - think Assassin's Creed. Rushing these games out every two years is really starting to damage the IP.
Yeah I rather dice fix and solve the issues with bfv.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I hope it's not legit. BFV is quite simply a disaster. I don't want BC3 (right now). I want them to fix BFV.

DICE needs to put Battlefield on a short hiatus for a few years - think Assassin's Creed. Rushing these games out every two years is really starting to damage the IP.
I do want a modern BF to launch with the next console gen. I would want them to fix BFV as well but at this point the former would probably be more important than the latter.

I don't know what to think at this point. They kind of had a good idea of integrating the various BF games together with that top level UI to switch between games. Maybe a proper GaaS next-gen release of Battlefield looks more like I don't know, Halo MCC, where all the games are really under the same roof so to speak.

It sure feels like this is the first generational switch where companies are going to have to move their games over. It's not like 2013 when you could give a limited time upgrade discount on COD: Ghosts and call it a day. I'm expecting purchases to cross over 100%, and live service games like Siege, PUBG, and Rocket League to receive timely native Xbox4/PS5 versions. BFV definitely feels like a game that's just going to be discarded with the new gen. Which makes me even less interested in giving it another chance.
https://www.reddit.com/r/BattlefieldV/comments/be9gvu/welcome_to_grind/

Every seconds spent in the Grind mod for ToW will destroy part of my soul.
I swear, their GaaS strategy seems to be letting an intern come up with a pointless 'new mode' that is a minor rules tweak of an existing mode at best and then making people grind it for a week. No thanks. I'm out like Criterion on this one.
 
Dec 12, 2017
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I'm not dead set against Grind, but some of those flags already provide that sort of play on normal Conquest. I'm a little worried how it'll run on consoles as well. The netcode isn't that great as it is.

I had it in my head that it was going to be very similar to Incursions, this is wildly different.
 
Dec 17, 2017
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So, Operation Metro - The mode. Quite literally a meat-grinder mode.
This isn't why I've liked and played the Battlefield series historically - sure, it can be pretty mindless fun for a game or two but is it battlefield?
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I think i will like Grind very much.

Regular Conquest in BFV doesn't work for me and we never have any kind of proper frontlines so it's turns into a bunch of people running around in all directions. Grind seem more or less to be Squad Conquest but with much more players.


So i'll gladly try. Can't be worse than Firestorm anyway.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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yep, Grind looks like Metro/locker mode. I will certainly play it once every ten conquest match to have a bit of fun, but this won't be my go-to mode.

Pretty sure twisted steel will be absolutely awfull as the map looks basically like a corridor. The others might remind me the brainless fun i had with Close Quarters in BF3.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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whatever they do with twisted steel, this will always be a 10m wide corridor. Even if they use a fixed (i.e. not destroyed) version of the bridge, may be with possibilities to use the upper structure, this will still be a corridor with direct line of sight from one side to the other. Pretty sure this will be a grenade/PF + sniper fest.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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whatever they do with twisted steel, this will always be a 10m wide corridor. Even if they use a fixed (i.e. not destroyed) version of the bridge, may be with possibilities to use the upper structure, this will still be a corridor with direct line of sight from one side to the other. Pretty sure this will be a grenade/PF + sniper fest.
There should still be the under bridge to sneak behind the enemy by using the ladders. We'll see. I'd wager we'll have a huge meat grinder on the bridge and smaller skirmishes under the bridge (and maybe above too).
 
Oct 28, 2017
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This game would be so much better if it had about 2 bigger maps a little smaller than Panzerstorm and 2 medium sized maps like Arras/Rotterdam.

That and some quality of life tweaks, slightly faster base tank speed/turret rotation speed, get rid of just about every weird ass tank bug there is (idk how there is STILL tank juttering when you're aiming this far after launch).
 
Nov 11, 2017
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There should still be the under bridge to sneak behind the enemy by using the ladders. We'll see. I'd wager we'll have a huge meat grinder on the bridge and smaller skirmishes under the bridge (and maybe above too).
The map clearly shows this is the case. It also shows that they added some cat walks under the bridge.
 
Dec 12, 2017
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It might work, at least this style of map fires up a lot of the population. Most of the other modes seem to confuse people. There's far less explosive spam as well, so it shouldn't just be players standing either side of a doorway throwing grenades all game.

The downside is obviously that it could just be snipers and MMG's and no one moves, the elevated bridges seem to play that way a lot of the time anyway.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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It looks incredibly dull to me but people loved the meat grinders in the previous games so it's probably a good call on their part.
Yeah, my take is entirely subjective. For me this seems like the pinnacle of what I hate in some maps since bf3.

This mod, just like other mods which lives of making maps smaller would be far less disapoiting to me if it meant Conquest had more than 1 Panzerstorm-like maps (well 2 with hamada ).
 
Oct 27, 2017
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As soon as you lose momentum in grind it's all over.

Whoever keeps the center point for the first 3 minutes is going to win, almost every time.


I also think it's a bit too narrow. There should be at least 2 more flank options on each side.
 
Dec 12, 2017
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I don't mind Grind, but I doubt I'll be bothered when it goes. Flanking seems possible, but more as a way of getting kills than winning. It doesn't feel like many people are thinking of winning anyway . There's so little movement, I wouldn't even call it camping. There's even more lag than the normal game, I was either slaughtering people or or couldn't buy a kill.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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As soon as you lose momentum in grind it's all over.

Whoever keeps the center point for the first 3 minutes is going to win, almost every time.


I also think it's a bit too narrow. There should be at least 2 more flank options on each side.
Back in my TF2 days I loved this kind of mode - it was straight forward enough that people could follow but also made matches interesting when you could fight n turn it around
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Cordoning off chunks of the map for garbage modes (e.g. TDM, Domination) is a longstanding tradition at this point with BF. COD players come play our game plz here is some spawn and die/kill within 3 seconds gameplay what's that you want to play Battlefield for Battlefield stuff? There's not enough of you find us some more COD players and have them check out "Grind".
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I like Grind. But i was one of those savages that liked Metro so t'was to be expected.

Devastation is not really adapted for the mode and Narvik is still Narvik, but there's loads of fun to be had on Rotterdam and Twisted. I've made 25-0 on Rotterdam by attacking with an MG-42 (almost never went prone). Felt good. I got downed a few but that's the mode where everyone is reviving and healing so i couldn't stay dead.

Weirdly enough, it seem to be the best mode for witnessing medics actually doing their jobs.
 
Dec 12, 2017
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It is SMG friendly and one of the assignments is five revives in a life. With all these modes, you can't really be sure how it will play until the assignments are over and the really uninterested players have gone.