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Battlefield 3 Rant

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Conor, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Conor

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    Let me just start off by saying "What the hell"...
    I'm a pretty calm guy in general. I learn from my mistakes. In this case, i just wanna drive over something squishy...

    So I bought myself Battlefield 3 about a week ago after long hours of persuasion from my brother. I have been working non stop recently and could use some time to relax with a good game.

    I popped the disk in amd let it install. I'm not even going to say a word about the painstakingly huge update that is required after the game has been installed.

    I eventually got into a server. Cool. Amazing graphics. Great sound. I let that seep in for about 3 seconds... Boom! Dead... Out of nowhere. Don't get me wrong, I'm fairly good in general with my FPS games. I figured I must be missing something here.

    I took the time to learn, I studied the game, learnt the secrets of hiding, the flow of the map, spotting your enemies. All that nonsense. I felt prepared. I persisted through match after match. My team won more often than not, I revived my dead teammates every time. Dropped medkits, everything. I racked up some good points.

    I couldn't be more P'd off though. In the end, BF3 is an FPS. A shooter. The aim of the game, excuse the pun, is to shoot people. And I was getting none of it. I just wanted to kill people and I was more and more often becoming the bait, the cannon fodder. It wasn't fun or rewarding when I won. You can quite literally go anywhere on any map, with not a soul about and you will be guaranteed of being shot by some little dickhead in a bush.

    Tonight was the last straw. Team deathmatch, 8v8. You can see absolutely nothing with the sun that is always shining in your eyes no matter which direction you are facing. No matter if I decide to sit in the furthest corner of the map with a 20km scope or run around trigger happy with a shotgun, before you can even shoot whoever you are aiming at, there will always be someone else behind a pole or a tree or underneath a freaking badger, who will shoot you first.

    Screw this. Screw battlefield 3, screw EA and screw Oprah for being so inspirational.

    I'll stick to working hard and making money, that calms me.
     
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    Battlefield 1942 was my favorite, the maps were so huge you could just cruise around in a jeep without anyone bothering you.
     
  3. Black.Star

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    No offense... But how is the game at fault when you are bad at it?
     
  4. Conor

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    I didn't say it was at fault. I just find the extreme learning curve, the players who hack, camp and cheat and the unfavourable odds towards new players of a lower level somewhat frustrating.
     
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    Are you kidding me bro... battlefield is more for the vehicles. Play COD if you want to shoot people.. but word of advice: get your ass in the map Armored Shield, jump in a tank or heli and start destroying them.. you're making me want to play right now. That's really the only map I like now (think it's the biggest one too) I can usually hit 15-20K points when the tickets are on Max..
     
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    Sounds way too stressful, dude.

    I agree on COD; similar to this game but probably more what you want. I'm more into Skyrim, FNV, and GTA V when I get my hands on it.
     
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    Do a search for the "noob" servers - most are geared to the lower level players. It won't take long to get the hang of it. Good luck!
     
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    Mine too. The only game I allowed myself to play. Played on Tweedle Dee and Wake Server a lot.

    @OP I had the same problem until one day I realized that this whole idea of "I'm going to lay down some place safe and try to figure out how to play this game." just does NOT work. In BF1, I learned to constantly stay in motion. We'd memorize the maps so we knew that little prick was going to be inside that bush before he even got there.

    BF3 just might be all that playable. I read a lot of complaints about it from people that played BF2. Anyways, games are at least a distraction and at worst an addiction and the best thing that happened to me after Wake went offline was when those douchebags at 5th Marines banned me. I started learning IM a week later, and here I am. I haven't played in over a year, and really don't miss it. I uninstalled PunkBuster just last week, as I have no plans to go back to it.
     
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  9. Conor

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    This ^

    I used to be seriously into Dota, and when I say 'into', I mean heavily addicted. I think I have almost 1000 hours logged in Dota 2, maybe more in Dota 1...

    I recently had to format my PC due to some issues, and it was just time for a fresh start. At the time I made the worst mistake possible, I forgot to backup my Steam Games. With my current internet speeds, a full download was out of the question. So what did I do? I forgot about it. I started working, and working damn hard. The result, I have more work than I ever have had, I'm making profit and I am loving it. It hits a spot that no game ever could.
     
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    LOL this sparked some memories.

    Lemme tell you a little story. When I was in high school I used to play lots of FPS games but mostly Counter Strike. I had a clan/team/group of beloved friends to play with, we went to tournaments and we were quite good at it. We used to train like 2-3 hours a day and by training I mean tactical stuff, strategies, attack and defense formations/tactics and of course individual training to better our weaker skills. And most of the team members reached a semi-pro to pro level in about a year of basically doing this daily. We got to a level in which playing on public servers we got fragged once in about an hour of gameplay. We knew every nook and cranny of all maps, we knew all the weaponry and how to use it, we knew how to give consistent headshots with grenades and so on...

    But maturity caught up with us and we got off to better things (college, girls, partying and finally work, oh and AirSoft :D).

    Now, a few months ago, I was sitting with my nephew (he's 12 years old) and we were wasting time so to speak. He tells me "Dude, have you played Counter-Strike Global Offensive?". I was like "Nah man, I just play xbox now for like 1 hour a week.". Then he asked me "Have you ever played Counter-Strike?". I told him "Yeah, long time ago". Then he said the most funny thing ever "I bet I can PWN you". I was thinking "PFFHCHCFF LMFAO, the little grasshopper won't know what hit him, play it down, act a fool, and kick his ass"

    So we started playing 1vs1. We played on a AWP like map (for who doesn't know it, it's a map on which you play sniper, looong coridor with boxes to hide behind); if you don't have ninja reflexes and great aim you're gone pretty quick. Level starts, I get my gear on, tag behind a wall, see the prick, scope on fire, him dead, I was thinking, dude it's like riding a bike, you never forget. How wrong was I! Level respawns, see the kid, jump to reach a wall to hind behind and get a better position, I never hit the ground, aerial headshot. And for about 40 minutes, the kid broke me in half. Literally, he destroyed me. Played about 5 maps, with different weapon setups, I even created a config to buy gear faster, I used all the skills I had, used all the tactics I knew, all for naught.

    Got home that evening pissed as hell. First thing I did the next day, bought a gaming mouse, keyboard and headphones, installed CS and got cracking at learning the new gameplay on CS GO. After a few days training I started playing on public servers. That was the biggest mistake I've made in a while. In 4 hours I felt like a 1920's football player playing 2013 football against FC Barcelona. All the players were around 13-17 year old demons!!!! I mean it, they were like devil robots. I barely got a frag and barely could survive a round without getting fragged.

    And I've learned that the gaming world evolves as everything else does, and if you don't keep up with it, the roles will turn 180 and YOU'll be the noob made fun of by the l33t. And this applies to IM also as we all are well aware :).
     
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  11. Conor

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    Just goes to show not all FPS's are created equal. What makes it worse is I'm a highly competitive person. I hate losing. I'd rather chop my feet off with a shovel than lose a game. I don't rage about it, but inside I'll be screaming every curse word known to man.

    I'm just happy knowing I'd die less, were this real life.
     
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    Hehe, I still play that one, on Bihnet server :)
     
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    the learning curve in BF3 is all about handling the recoil and accuracy much more so than any FPS game I played before. Watch jiika battlefield 3 on youtube to see how the pros handle the recoil. Takes a while to learn but easy to get high KDR once you do.
     
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