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#1321 Tha Xecutioner

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:19 AM

Here's something that definitely needs to be changed. You shouldn't be able to just spam the AV mines.

You can only place so many before previous mines start disappearing when you place a new mine. I believe 10 is the max you can have down at once.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:33 AM

Here's something that definitely needs to be changed. You shouldn't be able to just spam the AV mines. There should be a limit to how many you can have down at a time. And when the attackers take over a base, the other team's mines should go bye-bye.


They don't even disappear when you die.

#1323 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:15 AM

You can only place so many before previous mines start disappearing when you place a new mine. I believe 10 is the max you can have down at once.


Yeah, well, that's a pretty high number. In previous games, it was like 3. If you have a few engineers on your team, and someone is throwing out ammo, you can have 30 or 40 mines. That's dumb.

They don't even disappear when you die.


Which really doesn't make any sense, considering most other equipment, especially C4, which is quite the equivalent, do disappear when you die.

#1324 Tha Xecutioner

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:23 AM

Yeah, well, that's a pretty high number. In previous games, it was like 3. If you have a few engineers on your team, and someone is throwing out ammo, you can have 30 or 40 mines. That's dumb.

I don't disagree that it is dumb.

My problem with the mines is how hard it is to spot them with the tank while you're driving it. I wish the Proximity Scan attachment would scan the area for mines, as well as enemies.

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#1325 giantqtipz

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:30 PM

i think the mines are fine. besides the MBT is strong enough anyway and can handle i think 4-5 mines?

vehicles can regenerate health, and if you have a keen eye, youll probably spot the mines too. and theyre usually placed in groups of 2-3. so just shoot them and they will all explode. its not hard lol.. no need to nerf the mines. just open your eyes lol.

btw people should learn to use the smoke attachment as well. its really helpful.




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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:36 PM

Taken straigth from Gamefaqs..

Remade my original list since I hit the maximum characters per post.


- The SOFLAM works with the TOW (TOW = stationary launcher)

- The Back button marks up enemy players and vehicles for your team.

- Your Recon Equipment stays on the map if you respawn as a different class.

- You can destroy enemy equipment and even an enemy MAV with your MAV’s Jam Equipment function

- You can hold out your knife by pressing your knife button longer.

- You can drop a total of 6 C4 packages by dropping 3, resupply and dropping another 3.

- The Mortar can shoot faster if you alternate between smoke and HE rounds.

- Vehicles are weakest in the back and the bottom.

- You can roadkill with the MAV if you have enough momentum

- The direction you spawn towards when using the radio beacon is indicated by the red light on top of it.

- The gunner in the apache helicopters can also use his flares if equipped.

- When Squad bonuses are available, you can see which person has what equipped next to his name, (Squad ammo, Squad sprint etc. Next to his class symbol)

- You can only revive the same person once in a small amount of time. After that, your revive won’t work unless enough time has passed, or another person does it.

- You can turn your flashlight and laser off by pressing UP on your D-Pad

- You can spawn on certain vehicles even though the person driving it isn’t in your squad.

- You can switch to third person view in vehicles by pressing the right thumbstick.

- You can no longer blow up M-COM stations with explosions.

- You can land the MAV, press B and use it again later by using the equipment again.

- You can choose in which Squad you end up in by pressing Start, going to Squad and Team options and select a Squad there. Goes from Alpha to Hotel. (Great for when you get in a different squad than your friends)

- You can select if you wish to hear/speak with only your squad or your entire team (if they turn it on as well) by pressing Start, going to Squad and Team options and by selecting: Squad, Team or Off in the bottom of the screen.

- You can only have 1 medic/ammo box out at a time. Throwing a new one will delete the old one.

- Ammo boxes only have a limited amount of ammo inside them. Throw new ones often.

- In helicopters with a gunner, you can see where your gunner is aiming by looking at the rectangular box with the little square in it at the bottom of your helicopter interface.

- The yellow construction dumpsters often seen on the maps are indestructible; they provide good cover for yourself and your equipment. You can also jump in them.

- Every base in conquest has a stationary AA gun.

- Spotting enemy choppers and jets will help your team’s choppers and jets A LOT.

- You can use resupply to give yourself a second claymore, however you can only have 2 out at a time.

- If you spawn on a radio beacon that is outside, you will parachute in. If it is inside you will just spawn on it.

- You cannot spawn on a teammate in a vehicle if the vehicle is already full.

- You can activate your parachute by tapping the A button.

- Every time you move up to the next objectives in a rush round, your placed equipment will automatically get destroyed. Pick it up before this happens so you can place it again.

- You only one hit kill with the knife if you backstab your target or if you have momentum towards your target. Stabbing from the front normally will take several hits.

- You can place C4 on the front of a jeep/humvee/scout buggy and ram it into tanks to destroy them. Get out before obviously.
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- Holding DOWN on the D-PAD while in a chopper or jet allows you to look around in the cockpit.

- Blowing up enemy equipment such as mines, C4, radio beacons also give points.

- It takes 2 mines to disable a MBT. Unless it is repaired it will blow up so leave mines in pairs.

- A burning vehicle will explode when its health reaches 0.

- The maximum amount of mines you can place is very high. Place them at key choke points.

- You can practice flying the helicopter by doing the second CO-OP mission.

- Firing an a weapon without suppression will reveal you on the minimap

- Crouching or crawling will hide you from the enemy T-UGS.

- Your flashlight/laser can disorient enemies as they enter a room/chokepoint/close quarters area. But they will give away your position.

- Bolt action sniper rifles are not one hit kill on a full health enemy. Unless you hit them in the head.

- The Launchers available to the Engineer class can be used against infantry as well.

- Switching to your pistol is faster than reloading.

- Capturing objective points gives you loads of points. 250 for capture/200 capture assist. 200 for disarming M-COM station.

- You can place multiple C4 packages at the same time by repeatedly pressing the Left trigger.

- You can favorite servers in the Browse server menu to select server you found to be stable.

- The Stealth characteristic on helicopters and jets increase the time it takes for enemies to Lock-on to you.

- You can use C4 to guard M-COM stations to get the M-COM defender Ribbon more easily.

- The IRNV 1x scope also works in daylight/brightly lit places.

- Vehicles will auto-repair themselves if they are above 50% health and haven’t taken hits for a while.

- Flares are to be used when you hear a rapid beeping sound indicating an incoming missile. It is higher pitched than the “Somebody is locking-on beep you hear before.

- Flares have infinite amount of uses. But there is a short cooldown before you can use them again.

- You can still die from rubble from a building that collapses if you are standing outside of it.

- Snipers that are aiming in your general direction will have a reflective light coming off their scope. Use this to spot them.

- Reviving time in CO-OP missions is depending on difficulty. On easy you will revive your teammate in only a few seconds. While on hard it will take much longer.

- If you have trouble flying, the stick layout Legacy is found to be a easier configuration because “Roll” is excluded on the left thumb stick.

- You can use the Back button to request Ammo and Medic boxes from players playing Assault or Support. Sometimes you have to really get their attention before they get the hint you want something.

- The starting weapons for each class are side specific. The last unlocks for each class are those starting weapons for the other side. e.g. “Soviet Acquired M4A1” and “US Acquired AKs-74u”

- If you select a weapon add-on you did not yet unlock, you cannot leave the customize screen.

- Suppression is the effect where you screen goes fuzzy. This is when somebody is firing at you but not actually hitting you.

- The Suppression Specialization will increase the fuzzy/blur upon your enemies. And it will reach maximum blur faster.

- The Explosive Specialization does NOT increase explosion damage. It will increase the amount of explosive devices/rockets you can carry.

- You can change fire modes on certain weapons by equipping the weapon and pressing DOWN on the D-PAD. The small orbs next to your ammo count show what modes are available.

- You can press Y while browsing any item in the customize menu to view a description of the item.
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- You can change your soldiers appearance by pressing Y in the customize menu without having selected a specific class. Just highlight the class you wish to change appearance for and press Y.

- You can switch from HE to Smoke mortars while using the mortar by pressing Left and Right on the D-PAD.

- You can land the MAV somewhere safe and it will keep tracking the enemy motions. It will however be turned off when you leave it.

- You need be crouching or crawling to be able to use the Bipod. Or have a surface in front of you to place it on.

- You can bail out of jets and helicopters before they explode. Aswell as tanks and jeeps obviously.

- You can switch seats in all vehicles by pressing the A button.

- The Straight Pull bolt add-on for sniper rifles allows you to stay zoomed in when you load a new bullet. (C word got blocked here XD)

- The Grip add-on only eliminates horizontal recoil.

- You cannot shoot the tires off vehicles.

- Most fences can be knifed open.

- There are 4 different kinds of Shotgun ammo. More damage, More penetration, More range and More Suppression. They come with their own upside and downside.

- The M320 grenade launcher replaces your medkit. Choose carefully.

- The Beltspeed vehicle upgrade decreases the time it takes to reload your guns/cannons.

- The Fire extinguisher upgrade can be used to prevent your vehicle from not self-healing because it is below 50% hp. If the fire is put out it will self-heal later.

- You can choose to spawn inside a jet or helicopter from the spawn screen by selecting it when it appears in the spawnlocation screen. Sometimes, since jets and copters spawn after the players do, this will take a little more time. Patience will get you in that jet.

- The Mobile AA vehicle as seen in the vehicles progression screen is only located on 1 map in 1 game mode atm. Rush on Noshahr Canals, Russian side. It is a mobile version of the stationary AA found in bases and has lots of upgrades available.

And that's all for now. I'll try to add more before my edit timer is up. But this should help a lot of new players getting into this great game.

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#1327 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:38 PM

i think the mines are fine. besides the MBT is strong enough anyway and can handle i think 4-5 mines?

vehicles can regenerate health, and if you have a keen eye, youll probably spot the mines too. and theyre usually placed in groups of 2-3. so just shoot them and they will all explode. its not hard lol.. no need to nerf the mines. just open your eyes lol.

btw people should learn to use the smoke attachment as well. its really helpful.



Um no most tanks get hit by 1-2 at most and they are down. Usually it's 1. People have smoke on their tanks still? That's one of the most useless things you can have and its one of the first things you can get rid of

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#1328 giantqtipz

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:51 PM

I'm talking about MBTs, not tanks. I think that's what the mobile spawn is called. But the MBT is already powerful and strong. If tanks have higher damage treshold, then tehran highway would bbe hell for the defenders. Its already hard playing as defenders on that map. The attackers get 2 tanks and 1 MBT.

And the smoke is useful. You can even use it to cover your teams advancement, and not just to cover yourself when you're in danger.




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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:15 PM

I lived by the smoke attachment in BC2. Can't wait to unlock it in BF3.

#1330 Soodmeg

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:20 PM

Giant, what is the point of your post? I cant figure out what the things you list are suppose to be? I thought it was a patch list for a second.

#1331 Soodmeg

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:24 PM

I still love the game MP on here, I dont have really any criticisms that dont involve people not playing as a team. I dont really rage if I dont get the kill because the game will give you the points based on how much damaged you did so I dont understand the problem.

I think they handled most of the game right and the rest is just personal issues that everyone has with every game.

Now that I have played COD....uhhh, yeah looks like I am staying here for a while.

#1332 giantqtipz

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:45 PM

Giant, what is the point of your post? I cant figure out what the things you list are suppose to be? I thought it was a patch list for a second.


Haha just some things about the games mechanics that every player should be aware of. Some might be obvious but perhaps some aren't.

Like you can't revive the same person more than once. It was possible in BC2, but in here; if your temmate dies again after you revived them, they can only be revived by another player.. I think! And holding the knife button will make you equip the knife :P

But I didn't come up with it. I usually alternate between CAG and gamefaqs forum for discussions about games. So much trolling going on there its crazy

Edited by giantqtipz, 09 November 2011 - 06:56 PM.




#1333 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:49 PM

I'm talking about MBTs, not tanks. I think that's what the mobile spawn is called. But the MBT is already powerful and strong. If tanks have higher damage treshold, then tehran highway would bbe hell for the defenders. Its already hard playing as defenders on that map. The attackers get 2 tanks and 1 MBT.

And the smoke is useful. You can even use it to cover your teams advancement, and not just to cover yourself when you're in danger.


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MBT = MAIN BATTLE TANK.

...the hell are you talking about?

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#1334 js1

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:27 PM

I still love the game MP on here, I dont have really any criticisms that dont involve people not playing as a team. I dont really rage if I dont get the kill because the game will give you the points based on how much damaged you did so I dont understand the problem.

I think they handled most of the game right and the rest is just personal issues that everyone has with every game.

Now that I have played COD....uhhh, yeah looks like I am staying here for a while.


Cool, because I sent you a FR. ;) I played with a couple of guys from the CAG clan and some of my friends last night. Lots of fun. This game is such a blast with communication and teamwork.

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#1335 HydroX

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:40 PM

Anyone that is up for squad play (using teamwork and such) feel free to shoot me a FR. I play randomly in spurts but the majority of my play time is at night after 10pm Central normally.

#1336 giantqtipz

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:45 PM

:-s

MBT = MAIN BATTLE TANK.

...the hell are you talking about?


You looking for a cock fight?




#1337 Dr.Zoidberg

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:17 PM

It's been nice playing with some CAG's this week. There is nothing wrong with putting 40-50 mines down for protection. I think it might cut down on the tank whores and get them onto the battlefield on foot where the real action is. I don't put down any mines but I may be one of those helpful teammates who just keep handing out ammo/mines. :lol:
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#1338 fatmanforlife99

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:21 PM

I still love the game MP on here, I dont have really any criticisms that dont involve people not playing as a team. I dont really rage if I dont get the kill because the game will give you the points based on how much damaged you did so I dont understand the problem.

I think they handled most of the game right and the rest is just personal issues that everyone has with every game.

Now that I have played COD....uhhh, yeah looks like I am staying here for a while.


Pretty much spot on dude, I played the hell out of MW2 and have been playing BF since MC on the PS2. MW3 MP is just shit, played it for like 20 mins, just going to play the story mode and thats it.

Anyways, the M320 GL, is very good. I can't wait till they buff the UMP, they hurt it big time from the beta.

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#1339 Soodmeg

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:45 PM

It's been nice playing with some CAG's this week. There is nothing wrong with putting 40-50 mines down for protection. I think it might cut down on the tank whores and get them onto the battlefield on foot where the real action is. I don't put down any mines but I may be one of those helpful teammates who just keep handing out ammo/mines. :lol:


The thing about it is that Tank drives are plum dumb most of the time. You have infinite amount of shells, did it never cross your mind to just at where you are going? Its not that hard.

#1340 Dr.Zoidberg

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:38 PM

I saw someone's earlier note that "this game is a step down from BC2". I understand that someone may like BC2 more but there's no way BF3 is a step down. To me, BC and BC2 were too similar, it was like the same guns in both with different maps. BF3 is going back to its pc roots of being Battlefield (getting rid of Bad Company). BF3 is closer to BF2 on pc many years ago than BC2 and I think that's a great thing.

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#1343 twiceborn

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:01 AM

:-s

MBT = MAIN BATTLE TANK.

...the hell are you talking about?


I think hes confusing the mbt with the amtrac(spelling?). The amtrac is a beast in capable hands. It has the best armor and can take out a tank if the gunner isn't skiddish and bails out as soon as someone sneezes in their direction.

As for the mines, on flat surfaces they stick out so they can be spotted by the naked eye. Also, if you have thermal optics available they light up very bright. Another thing to do is to stay off the beaten path and take the long way to the objective.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:03 AM

Bought MW3 at launch and just can't seem to get into it. I don't know whether or not BF3 has spoiled me but there is just absolutely no team communication and it drives me nuts. Plus I know this is typical COD but the maps are tiny! I always get juried from behind and it's pretty frustrating. No big deal though, BF3 is more than enough to fill my multiplayer appetite. Getting pretty good at it too.

#1345 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:38 AM

I am awful with the choppers and planes, but thanks to a wonderfully skilled attack chopper pilot, I was able to finally get an air warfare ribbon as the gunner, the last one I needed for the "Decorated" achievement.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:49 AM

I had some really bad games last night. I know I'm not great at shooting that's why I throw down med kits and do revives when I can. However, I had a team last night they were so bad and the other team just kept on camping in chokepoints. It was crazy.

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#1347 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:55 AM

Yeah. As much as I love this series, it's like any other competitive shooter: you get a lot of good players against a lot of bad players, and things will get ugly really quickly.

#1348 JustYourAverageJoe

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:55 AM

To prove that one person cannot carry a team, I submit to you my Rush game earlier. I went about 40/25 (give or take) as an Attacker. I took out 2-3 tanks and a jeep with naught but C4 and a dream, and secured 3-4 MCOMs. I had to literally drive a tank to an MCOM, park it, and blow away every enemy that got close so our team could take it. Even with all of this babysitting and hand-holding with my team, we still lose at the last MCOM.

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#1349 giantqtipz

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:40 AM

I am awful with the choppers and planes, but thanks to a wonderfully skilled attack chopper pilot, I was able to finally get an air warfare ribbon as the gunner, the last one I needed for the "Decorated" achievement.


Was it at caspian border on rush?? Because I piloted a chopper from start to finish without crashing, and there was this one gunner who was by my side the entire time! I flew high and low and dropped players all over the enemy base :D

Your post was made around 8:30pm and I was playing at caspian around that time

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:43 PM

Can someone explain the ranking system after level 45? I got killed last night for the first time ever (kidding) and the dude was a level 45 with a "3" to the right of the rank. Veteran status was in the top left corner if I'm not mistaken. Obviously there is no prestige - but do you still rank up after 45?

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