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Pharmaskittle
Dec 17, 2007

arf arf put the money in the fuckin bag

Oh hey, if I steal a dropped enemy gun in hazard mode and escaped, do I keep it or get the cash it's worth? Just had a very quick successful smash and grab and extracted with a sniper rifle I didn't bring in, and don't want to start another match just to test it myself.

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Warad
Aug 10, 2019


Dozer will be infinitely useful once he gets his shield back so he can give people a chance to break through the elevator campers on roof points.

Hackerman is only useful against vehicles since he can disable both their weapons and countermeasures for a few seconds leaving them open. His infantry hack though...well I've only managed to get the combo off twice and the spotting range is so short it's useless.

Just make him a dedicated vehicle hacker, make it maybe do a bit more or last longer and leave Paik to have all the wallhacks.

Edit: Either that or make it so that if ANYONE kills the hacked target it does the spot for them or the whole team, just something.

Warad fucked around with this message at 00:18 on Nov 14, 2021

Sedisp
Jun 20, 2012


Warad posted:

Dozer will be infinitely useful once he gets his shield back so he can give people a chance to break through the elevator campers on roof points.

Hackerman is only useful against vehicles since he can disable both their weapons and countermeasures for a few seconds leaving them open. His infantry hack though...well I've only managed to get the combo off twice and the spotting range is so short it's useless.

Just give him sensor balls I say.

Ballistic shields are always a gimmick they can be a funny gimmick they just are only very rarely useful. And if all the specialists were similarly niche (dozer gets real hosed because of map design) it would be whatevers. But a handful of specialists are just good at.... everything?

Warad
Aug 10, 2019


Sedisp posted:

Ballistic shields are always a gimmick they can be a funny gimmick they just are only very rarely useful. And if all the specialists were similarly niche (dozer gets real hosed because of map design) it would be whatevers. But a handful of specialists are just good at.... everything?

There's only one Mackay though.

Republicans
Oct 14, 2003

- More money for us

- Fuck you


I'm a sucker for ballistic shields in all games and was looking forward to Dozer the most.

Hot Diggity!
Apr 3, 2010

SKELITON_BRINGING_U_ON.GIF

Republicans posted:

I'm a sucker for ballistic shields in all games and was looking forward to Dozer the most.

Same. Shotgun / shield always fun and funny

Doctor Butts
May 21, 2002

veni veni veni posted:

Does playing against bots level guns? Seems like you get normal XP for overall progression but the loadouts are completely broken and I cant use anything but the M5? So I can't tell if it's good for gun progress or not.

If so the bot matches might actually be an easy way to level guns. It's actually surprisingly fun to play solo.

It will only level up the weapon until you get to the 'mastery' stages. After that, kills stop counting once you start mastery 1 on that weapon.

Regular XP is there, just really low. There's also an XP cap. But, you'll still get your levels/level unlocks.

Fuligin
Oct 27, 2010

wait what the fuck??

I hate 'specialist' poo poo in a large scale fps like this so much. Like, so so much. Srry but i need to get it off my chest

Skyarb
Sep 20, 2018

MMMPH MMMPPHH MPPPH GLUCK GLUCK OH SORRY I DIDNT SEE YOU THERE I WAS JUST CHOKING DOWN THIS BATTLEFIELD COCK DID YOU KNOW BATTLEFIELD IS THE BEST VIDEO GAME EVER NOW IF YOULL EXCUSE ME ILL GO BACK TO THIS BATTLECOCK
Shotty shield nonsense has won me a lot of warzone games.

Collapsing Farts
Jun 29, 2018

💀
Equipping the spawn beacon changes everything

No longer am I at the mercy of the lovely spawn points... Now I can just make my own, anywhere on the map. It owns

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004

How is stability, and connection issues on BF2042 for you all? I noticed a lot of complaints on the Steam forums, but also Steam users tend to not be very tech savvy.

Rusty
Sep 28, 2001
Dinosaur Gum
It was bad yesterday, it is fine today.

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001



I said come in! posted:

How is stability, and connection issues on BF2042 for you all? I noticed a lot of complaints on the Steam forums, but also Steam users tend to not be very tech savvy.

It was okay yesterday morning, got bad at night. Whatever hotfix they deployed worked for me since I haven't had any connection issues this afternoon.

Hot Diggity!
Apr 3, 2010

SKELITON_BRINGING_U_ON.GIF

I said come in! posted:

How is stability, and connection issues on BF2042 for you all? I noticed a lot of complaints on the Steam forums, but also Steam users tend to not be very tech savvy.

7 hours played, no issues today but some issues yesterday (but Dice said their servers were dying)

toggle
Nov 7, 2005

Not sure why I decided to check out the reddit sub/thread ? for this game but its just constant crying and negativity. The sheer outrage over software. Incredible. Glad I dont browse reddit that often but jesus christ those people seem to have their self worth tied to video games

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004

Thank you! Still leaning more and more towards PC version then, but going to play on Series X since I have a 10 hour trial on that.

Tiny Timbs
Sep 6, 2008

toggle posted:

Not sure why I decided to check out the reddit sub/thread ? for this game but its just constant crying and negativity. The sheer outrage over software. Incredible. Glad I don’t browse reddit that often but jesus christ those people seem to have their self worth tied to video games

Yeah it's basically a death threat brewery

Before release there were like 20 threads screeching about scoreboards now it's all people who are upset they aren't MLG at the game on Day 1

Atheist Sunglasses
Jul 26, 2003

All the candy you want. Crotton crandy, crandy apple. I like to go on the best ride first. Name of roller croaster.

I'm baffled how anyone is actually playing this game. Every game I've joined everything just starts sliding around, bullets don't do any damage, getting de-synced, and then everyone will float into the sky. Usually my 'head' leaves my body and I can see my limbless, headless torso floating behind me. And then it will disconnect me from the server. Sometimes Portal games will work for a while though, but eventually I get disconnected. I figured this was just Dice bullshit server problems but it seems like others are playing the game.

I'm so loving confused.

I do get 'UNKNOWN ERROR//2:2600J' error notification every time I boot up the game. Don't know what the gently caress it means but I'm wondering if its connected. I don't think there is anything wrong on my end seeing as how every other game works fine, but what do I know. I did Google it and somebody said changing your DNS server to Google might fix it. wtf is this bs

Thirsty Dog
May 31, 2007

I dont think you need to be particularly ~Reddit~ to have a strong negative reaction to this game. I'm finding my fun where I can, but I have friends who've already refunded because their experience has been absolute poo poo. 128 player Breakthrough is garbage, the squad stuff is as barebones as it can be, there's no platoon support, Portal's been repeatedly turbo-hosed at times, there's huge amounts of jank, everything to do with unlocks and attachments is designed by people who've never tried to play a videogame before, and the gunplay is wildly inconsistent.

Propaganda Hour
Aug 25, 2008



after editing wikipedia as a joke for 16 years, i ve convinced myself that homer simpson's japanese name translates to the "The beer goblin"

Atheist Sunglasses posted:

I do get 'UNKNOWN ERROR//2:2600J' error notification every time I boot up the game.

I get this too, but I don't think it means anything. It's never had an effect on me booting up the game or getting into matches.

jisforjosh
Jun 6, 2006

"It's J is for...you know what? Fuck it, jizz it is"
I came across bloom like this a couple times yesterday and thought I was seeing things but then stumble across someone else experiencing the same thing


https://i.imgur.com/PVQewru.mp4

Tiny Timbs
Sep 6, 2008

The classic "don't worry guys the beta was based off an old build" trick definitely got people again

Phoix
Jul 20, 2006




Fallom posted:

The classic "don't worry guys the beta was based off an old build" trick definitely got people again

I think it was, it just basically only affected performance.

Warad
Aug 10, 2019


toggle posted:

Not sure why I decided to check out the reddit sub/thread ? for this game but its just constant crying and negativity. The sheer outrage over software. Incredible. Glad I dont browse reddit that often but jesus christ those people seem to have their self worth tied to video games

I especially love the complaints about the no /all chat. Yeah it kinda sucks from a "sense of community" stand point but when I popped back into BFV to do some comparison work and the entire round was nothing but two idiots bitching at each other for using vehicles (in a battlefield game) and other generic rage comments, I wondered if that's what it was really only about; a 1k+ comment thread all about how they COULDN'T do that anymore, even for the briefest of moments because you know for a fact DICE is going to turn it on again for the Day 1 patch.

Of course it was.

Let alone the scoreboard, like god drat Tribes 2, literally the best game ever created only had one for the end round screen, didn't see us literally rant hours on end about how it was a conspiracy to "coddle casuals" or whatever it is.

Paracausal
Sep 5, 2011

Oh yeah, baby. Frame your suffering as a masterpiece. Only one problem - no one's watching. It's boring, buddy, boring as death.

Fallom posted:

The classic "don't worry guys the beta was based off an old build" trick definitely got people again

I guess all those people who haven't had major problems (like me) are just lying? The only issue I've had is my 6x scope not actually working when I swap to it.

Malcolm Excellent
May 20, 2007

Buglord
My biggest issue is hitreg. Just unloading on dudes and they no sell it, is super frustrating.

jisforjosh
Jun 6, 2006

"It's J is for...you know what? Fuck it, jizz it is"

Malcolm Excellent posted:

My biggest issue is hitreg. Just unloading on dudes and they no sell it, is super frustrating.

The first AR has some atrocious bloom that makes no sense, literally SMGs are more accurate

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004

How is the gameplay modes against bots?

Tiny Timbs
Sep 6, 2008

Paracausal posted:

I guess all those people who haven't had major problems (like me) are just lying? The only issue I've had is my 6x scope not actually working when I swap to it.

Yeah

Roman
Aug 8, 2002

Maybe it's because of the environments but this game doesn't look as good as the previous few games. Not even BF4.

I've only played the co-op botmode. Am I actually unlocking attachments etc. to use in real multi? If so I do like that at least.

But can't say it's holding my interest as I played 2 games of Conquest and quit both early because BF Conquest is still boring. Thankful it's only the gamepass trial. If Hazard Mode doesn't grab me I think I'm gonna pass on this one.

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007

Roman posted:

BF Conquest is still boring.

You picked the wrong mode

Shrimp or Shrimps
Feb 14, 2012


I could be completely wrong, but I feel like V and 2042 are really blurry. I think it's something to do with TAA, but once you get out to like maybe 150m or something, details smudge together.

Granted I am playing at 1080p, but I just didn't experience this in 1, and while 1 was better than 4, 4 was still better than this for clarity.

Casper is super useful if you have a team willing to actually play an objective (instead of camping at the back going for sniper headshots to add to their poo poo rear end YT mix tape nobody is going to watch). If your team is okay, it makes a huge difference having 1 or 2 dedicated spotters lighting everybody up with a big red hexagon. Also hitting the tanks as they try to advance is great because half the time the drivers just haul rear end in reverse and take themselves out of the fight. Keep doing it and it's a 50/50 chance they just become tankwookies, taking up a vehicle spot.

The worst is when you're attacking, you light up the enemy team, and then realize 80% of your team is doing the aforementioned shitass YT mix thing. This seems to happen every time you're attacking on the snow map. God drat I hate battlefield sometimes, I don't know why everybody wants to be a sniper. At least amongst the millennials and up I can understand the Pvt. Jackson thing, but there hasn't been any kind of popular media about BAD rear end SNIPER MAN in a long rear end time, and yet somehow all the kids just want to snipe.

I've found Boris to be useful as defenders on breakthrough India (Deserted? Can't remember the name). Putting up a turret in any of the nooks and crannies, especially in the second phase, must have gotten me 10+ kills while I camped next to it with an lmg and shot people who engaged the turret. Of course against an organized squad it's going to be far less useful, but the pubbie mass will absolutely die to the turret / be spotted by it and then die. Granted, Boris does seem to be more of a spot situation specialist rather than the kind of broadly good-to-excellent specialist that Angel is.

folgore
Jun 30, 2006

nice tut
Didn't see this in the last 3 pages but Xbox Game Pass is on sale for $1 again and it gets you EA Play which includes 10 hours of BF2042

Thirsty Dog
May 31, 2007

Fallom posted:

The classic "don't worry guys the beta was based off an old build" trick definitely got people again

No it's pretty obvious that the beta was a much earlier build, there's quite a lot of difference.

Hot Diggity!
Apr 3, 2010

SKELITON_BRINGING_U_ON.GIF

Fallom posted:

The classic "don't worry guys the beta was based off an old build" trick definitely got people again

It's night and day difference

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004

I think he means more that the game launched in an unacceptable state in a lot of ways. It still has serious problems that shouldn't be there in a AAA full release, even at launch.

Sedisp
Jun 20, 2012


The stadium on hourglass is large enough to be its own metro locker map.

This is extremely silly.

alg
Mar 14, 2007

A wolf was no less a wolf because a whim of chance caused him to run with the watch-dogs.

having a blast playing the game still, no issues today. really liking specialists, I can have a machine gun, rocket launcher, revive people, and drop ammo/armor to people. I don't have to handicap myself or depend on other people's awareness to shoot tanks

Justplainan
May 4, 2009
Poop-socked my way to Lvl25 so I've unlocked Paik. Wall-hack ability is defintely not as unbalanced as pictured, there is so much chaos going around don't really notice the highlights, and the range is incredibly short which is so situational due to how large the maps are. It's a submarine sonar ping style.

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Rusty
Sep 28, 2001
Dinosaur Gum

I said come in! posted:

I think he means more that the game launched in an unacceptable state in a lot of ways. It still has serious problems that shouldn't be there in a AAA full release, even at launch.
Well then say that, the fact is most of the issues with the beta have been fixed, so it had to be an old build and I was super skeptical.

Also no one is playing rush for some reason. I had a game that was 4v3, what?

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