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Alkydere
Jun 7, 2010
Capitol: A building or complex of buildings in which any legislature meets.
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Kibayasu posted:

Med packs are better.

The best medical equipment was the 2142 medkit.

To this day I have no idea what the PAC medic said. I just heard "Your wounds are stupid!" when I threw one out.

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jisforjosh
Jun 6, 2006

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


I think I'm just incapable of playing BF4 again

drrockso20
May 6, 2013

Has Not Actually Done Cocaine


deep dish peat moss posted:

I stopped talking to one of my best friends about 5 years ago and the straw that broke the camel's back was he was unemployed and living with his mom in his mid 30s and obsessed with CS:Go and he got a knife skin worth $900, and instead of selling it he gave it to some titty streamer he thought he was in love with

As someone who is 30, unemployed(though in my case it's not something I like being), and still living with their mother this makes me both uncomfortable and honestly rather mad, if I had been in his shoes I would have sold it and then given my mom a solid chunk of the profits, like Lord is that just a dumb thing to do

dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


jisforjosh posted:

I think I'm just incapable of playing BF4 again

:yossame:

My muscle memory and map memory is loving shot. I just want chill-rear end multi-player at this point.

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Yeah I find for me revisiting old games never ends up being all that satisfying for me personally so Iíll wait for 2042. I do enjoy watching the Bf4 streams from favourite youtubers though!

jisforjosh
Jun 6, 2006

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


dog nougat posted:

:yossame:

My muscle memory and map memory is loving shot. I just want chill-rear end multi-player at this point.

priznat posted:

Yeah I find for me revisiting old games never ends up being all that satisfying for me personally so I’ll wait for 2042. I do enjoy watching the Bf4 streams from favourite youtubers though!

BF1 still hits well for me but I played it all quarantine

Hot Diggity!
Apr 3, 2010

MEAN MUGGIN'




BF4 is still good but not playing it for...years has made me bad

HawaiinYeti
Mar 12, 2005

All right, all right. Knock it off. We tried. Whatever.


Grimey Drawer

So, uh, I decided to spin up a dedicated BF4 server because I got sick of deep queues and servers that played nothing but Conquest: https://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/servers/show/pc/d1822a1b-f1cc-4f76-a6c9-730564955923
It's a 24 cap, Rush, Obliteration, Carrier Assault, CTF and a couple Conquest Small maps thrown in. The plan is to run it at least for a month or two, but if it actually gets used, I'll probably leave it running until 2042 release.

RCarr
Dec 24, 2007



jisforjosh posted:

BF1 still hits well for me but I played it all quarantine

Yea I literally jumped back in after not playing for 2-3 years and can easily go 2.0-3.0 K/D and finish MVP. Just being halfway competent puts you in the top 1% of players.

Chimp_On_Stilts
Aug 31, 2004
Holy Hell.

jisforjosh posted:

Rumors and leaks are swirling around the "love letter" REDACTED mode with it being named Battlefield Hub primarily from Tom Henderson so take them all with massive amounts of salt.

"Ultimate sandbox experience" purely structured around fun, no focus on competitive elements or balance. Remasters of old maps from older titles in the 2042 engine, with "cross-era" play featuring weapons and vehicles from previous Battlefield titles using the 2042 specialists (not classes)w

Goodness I hope this rumor is right. I said pages and pages ago that realism be damned, I want a mode that goes all in on stupidity and joy for its own sake.

Let me suspend a squad mate's Abrams under a Huey and fly around the map with them blasting their main cannon at Zeroes trying to shoot us down. Let squad mates wing walk on the helicopter blades like it's a giant plate on top of the chopper. I don't give a poo poo, just crank the antics to 11.

FAUXTON
Jun 2, 2005

hope you're doing well


HawaiinYeti posted:

So, uh, I decided to spin up a dedicated BF4 server because I got sick of deep queues and servers that played nothing but Conquest: https://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/servers/show/pc/d1822a1b-f1cc-4f76-a6c9-730564955923
It's a 24 cap, Rush, Obliteration, Carrier Assault, CTF and a couple Conquest Small maps thrown in. The plan is to run it at least for a month or two, but if it actually gets used, I'll probably leave it running until 2042 release.

hadlock spare some of those dunning-krugerrands so this goon can let the good times roll for a couple months

jisforjosh
Jun 6, 2006

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


RCarr posted:

Yea I literally jumped back in after not playing for 2-3 years and can easily go 2.0-3.0 K/D and finish MVP. Just being halfway competent puts you in the top 1% of players.

Same. BF4 I struggle to break even and get ticked off every death. BF1 I lead the board and every death is acceptable

Mustang
Jun 18, 2006

:thunk:
Have you considered not attending the Captain's Career Course?
:thunk:


If you want a chill experience I'd try support with an LMG in any of the BFs. Keep your bros supplied and just make sure you setup in advantageous positions. Anyone that comes into your field of fire is hosed. You're hosed though if you're just running around trying to shoot people.

Playing scout/recon and using optics to mark vehicles and stuff is another chill way to play, especially if you play with people that will actually shoot rockets at the targets you mark.

Insert name here
Nov 10, 2009

Oh.
Oh Dear.
:ohdear:


jisforjosh posted:

I think I'm just incapable of playing BF4 again
Me: Reading this thread and getting an ego boost because I'm still scoreboard topping or close to it :c00l:
Also Me:
https://i.imgur.com/S6G6ahx.gifv
:frogbon:

The United States
Jul 18, 2004

Please grab the extinguisher


Melman v2

Mustang posted:

Playing scout/recon and using optics to mark vehicles and stuff is another chill way to play, especially if you play with people that will actually shoot rockets at the targets you mark.
SOFLAM all day every day

Mustang
Jun 18, 2006

:thunk:
Have you considered not attending the Captain's Career Course?
:thunk:


The United States posted:

SOFLAM all day every day

Last night I was playing on a team that would immediately launch rockets at everything I marked. On the last half of the match vehicles would turn around and try to run away the second they noticed they were getting locked onto. Easily the most fun I've had with the SOFLAM in one match.

Raskolnikov2089
Nov 3, 2006

Schizzy to the matic

BF4 is easy mode, yall just ain't playing it right.



*edit how do I still not know how to post an image after this many years

Raskolnikov2089 fucked around with this message at 05:42 on Jun 23, 2021

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

Raskolnikov2089 posted:

BF4 is easy mode, yall just ain't playing it right.



How to win BF4:

Put on a suppressor.

You would not believe how much this changes.

Also I'm lol'ing at all the "look at my amazing K/D" posts and you know it's probably because they were in an attack chopper all game :allears:

It's funny how one can tell that from the K/D alone in most cases.

Yami Fenrir fucked around with this message at 05:47 on Jun 23, 2021

Rev. Bleech_
Oct 19, 2004

*~ I remember you! You were on a HORSEY! ~*



gently caress man I did my first Jihad Jeep in like 6 years tonight after ramping a snowmobile, felt good felt right

Raskolnikov2089
Nov 3, 2006

Schizzy to the matic

Yami Fenrir posted:

Also I'm lol'ing at all the "look at my amazing K/D" posts and you know it's probably because they were in an attack chopper all game :allears:

It's funny how one can tell that from the K/D alone in most cases.

LAV and not being bad at the game. Mostly LAV though.

Always LAV.

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004



Mustang posted:

If you want a chill experience I'd try support with an LMG in any of the BFs. Keep your bros supplied and just make sure you setup in advantageous positions. Anyone that comes into your field of fire is hosed. You're hosed though if you're just running around trying to shoot people.

Playing scout/recon and using optics to mark vehicles and stuff is another chill way to play, especially if you play with people that will actually shoot rockets at the targets you mark.

both of these playstyles are extremely my poo poo.

M60 w/ bipod with an ACOG or 3x, ammo box, C4. use the C4 to hunt big game (tanks) or as triggerable mines while you sit up high and burst fire 7.62mm at snipers who cant shoot for poo poo.

or go Recon class with an SMG/AR, radar beacons and just camp a flag and hide in the shadows. alternatively SOFLAM and C4 and go tank huntin'

RCarr
Dec 24, 2007



Iíve had my share of 50+ kill streaks in a little bird in BF4. Same thing with the Arty truck in BF1. Doesnít make it any less beautiful.

Bohemian Nights
Jul 14, 2006

When I wake up,
I look into the mirror
I can see a clearer, vision
I should start living today

Clapping Larry

Yami Fenrir posted:

Also I'm lol'ing at all the "look at my amazing K/D" posts and you know it's probably because they were in an attack chopper all game :allears:

It's funny how one can tell that from the K/D alone in most cases.

battlefield has exceptionally few good players and some of us are just ok at shootmans :c00lbutt:

I actually haven't been in a flying vehicle since 2016 but now that you mention it, maybe i ought to dust off my joystick and see if I still know how to fly the jets and littlebird

Raskolnikov2089
Nov 3, 2006

Schizzy to the matic

BF4 LAV/BMP was just a thing of beauty. Zunis, 25mm and thermal. Fire a round and hit reload at the start to get full load + 7. Use your superior speed to get behind tanks.
Run the moment you take more than 2 hits, repair and come back. Just stay on permanent boost.

A squad of 2 LAVs + LAV-AD (with Zunis) shouldn't be able to regularly account for 1/4 of the enemy tickets through kills alone, but in BF4 it wasn't that hard. They'll have to nerf, it's massively overpowered. I'll be sad though. Nothing gold can stay.

It also helps that we would regularly sacrifice flags to prolong the kill farming.

Raskolnikov2089 fucked around with this message at 06:07 on Jun 23, 2021

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



The 3.4x ELCAN is my favourite optic in the game. I really hope it returns in 2042 so I can equip Specialist Rodney McKay with a bone stock C7 and a lovely old hi-power like the Canadian Forces intended.

RCarr
Dec 24, 2007



I mean there absolutely no way you go 82 and 1 without a vehicle. Itís still impressive but the amount of terrible people playing battlefield games hasnít changed.

henpod
Mar 7, 2008

Sir, we have located the Bioweapon.

College Slice

I really want to play this game.

Tincans
Dec 15, 2007



The best way to piss off anyone riding a vehicle is to use the PLD (Portable Laser Designator). Only way to stop those monster K/Ds

https://streamable.com/78gep4

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

Raskolnikov2089 posted:

BF4 LAV/BMP was just a thing of beauty. Zunis, 25mm and thermal. Fire a round and hit reload at the start to get full load + 7. Use your superior speed to get behind tanks.
Run the moment you take more than 2 hits, repair and come back. Just stay on permanent boost.

A squad of 2 LAVs + LAV-AD (with Zunis) shouldn't be able to regularly account for 1/4 of the enemy tickets through kills alone, but in BF4 it wasn't that hard. They'll have to nerf, it's massively overpowered. I'll be sad though. Nothing gold can stay.

It also helps that we would regularly sacrifice flags to prolong the kill farming.

Fair. Still a vehicle, though.

Actually weren't LAVs just straight up better than Tanks at one point? To the point LAVs usually went to hunt Tanks?

But honestly what I want the most from BF2042 is having actual counter measures against Jets. You can mostly do something against other vehicles, but against a good jet player the counterplay pretty much boils down to a) be an even better jet player or b) cry in a hidden corner.

Sure you may get lucky with Igla/Stinger spam but it's nowhere near consistent enough.

Yami Fenrir fucked around with this message at 06:40 on Jun 23, 2021

Insert name here
Nov 10, 2009

Oh.
Oh Dear.
:ohdear:


Yami Fenrir posted:

Fair. Still a vehicle, though.

Actually weren't LAVs just straight up better than Tanks at one point? To the point LAVs usually went to hunt Tanks?

But honestly what I want the most from BF2042 is having actual counter measures against Jets. You can mostly do something against other vehicles, but against a good jet player the counterplay pretty much boils down to a) be an even better jet player or b) cry in a hidden corner.
LAVs were better back in ye old days of BF3, where LAVs didn't take directional damage but tanks did, and could take both HE and AP autocannon ammo and just spam switch weapon to double their ROF (since each ammo type was considered a separate weapon this had separate reloads).

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

Insert name here posted:

LAVs were better back in ye old days of BF3, where LAVs didn't take directional damage but tanks did, and could take both HE and AP autocannon ammo and just spam switch weapon to double their ROF (since each ammo type was considered a separate weapon this had separate reloads).

Ohhhh, that makes sense.

It's honestly hard for me to keep the two games apart since they're so similar in a lot of ways.

The thing I remember the most is that I liked the BF3 maps a lot more than the BF4 maps, honestly. I just feel like the BF3 maps had a lot more character. Like Seine Crossing or the Dama something Peaks maps. I remember those, while BF4 maps seem to mostly be variations of "largely wide open map with little to no cover from air vehicles."

I used to play a LOT of Flood Zone simply because it was an exception to that.

Yami Fenrir fucked around with this message at 06:51 on Jun 23, 2021

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



The LAV/BMP is a monster as long as you donít get hit in the side. If you can bait out another tankís projectile shield or whatever itís called with your cannon at long range your two TOWs can put out a ton of damage. If you have a gunner that knows to use the SOFLAM perk you are laughing at everything except attack jets.

Tincans posted:

The best way to piss off anyone riding a vehicle is to use the PLD (Portable Laser Designator). Only way to stop those monster K/Ds

https://streamable.com/78gep4

Nice shootin Tex.

Insert name here
Nov 10, 2009

Oh.
Oh Dear.
:ohdear:


Oh yeah I forgot another thing that made IFVs better in BF3: the best-in-slot upgrade Reactive Armour, which absorbed 1 RPG shot from the side it was mounted on, covered all 4 sides in the IFV (so you were guaranteed to block at least one shot) whereas the tank only had it on 3 sides (sides and back).

Yami Fenrir posted:

Ohhhh, that makes sense.

It's honestly hard for me to keep the two games apart since they're so similar in a lot of ways.

The thing I remember the most is that I liked the BF3 maps a lot more than the BF4 maps, honestly. I just feel like the BF3 maps had a lot more character. Like Seine Crossing or the Dama something Peaks maps. I remember those, while BF4 maps seem to mostly be variations of "largely wide open map with little to no cover from air vehicles."

I used to play a LOT of Flood Zone simply because it was an exception to that.
I much prefer the gameplay of 4 but I think I also preferred the maps in 3, especially the DLC maps from Armored Kill onwards. Though while I can't recall the maps off-hand I distinctly recall disliking several base BF3 maps, meanwhile in BF4 there isn't a map I generally dislike enough to groan when it comes up.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that for me, BF3 had lower lows and higher highs, while BF4 had a more consistent throughput, which led to 3's maps being much more memorable to me.

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004



this article suggests that cross-platform was announced at E3 but i dont recall seeing anything about it and the only links i can find regarding it are asking the question followed by 'read on to find out!' so i would assume its guessing in the hopes of being the first to be correct.


https://www.distractify.com/p/is-battlefield-2042-cross-platform

Chikimiki
May 14, 2009


Tried out BF5 again for shits and giggles and... It still sucks. Weapons and such are OK, but the maps remain unbalanced crap (except for the Pacific ones) :v:

jisforjosh
Jun 6, 2006

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


Hopping back into a Littlebird was like riding a bike and went on a decently long streak once I got my loadout situated (thanks Battlelog for not updating my ingame poo poo) but the BF4 gunplay/handling has definitely aged poorly

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



I canít kill things worth a poo poo in the scout chopper but I can at least fly the thing competently and be an annoying bastard with LGMs and the 25mm cannon. Occasionally I even steal a kill from a tank that was shooting an enemy tank already.

Fried Watermelon
Dec 29, 2008




After playing BF4 since launch I've finally unlocked the Gol Magnum last night. gently caress those challenges where you need to do something specific in 1 round only where stars need to align.

Now to camp the bomber on like 5 maps so I can get bomber kills for the Cruise Missile

Not the Messiah
Jan 7, 2018


Buglord

Been playing 3 and 4 the past few days and BF4 just...feels worse to me now? Which is weird because I remember it being better but now it feels really floaty/weightless compared to 1 and even 3, while also having guns that just feel super inaccurate now. I think I've just lost my mojo with it, but 3 feels much chunkier and I remember the maps more, even if it's not quite as slick moving around

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codo27
Apr 21, 2008



Depends on what you're coming off of. I tried when I was in the thick of Warzone and it felt awful. After 6 months or more away from competitive shooting, it feels great.

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