OXM UK: "Other than by looking at the bottom of the leaderboards."
That's racist. Next they'll be writing articles on how to spot minorities in urban environments.
7. They'll never spot people... So I guess everyone playing Battlefield 3 on consoles is a Call of Duty player.
StanLee is pretty much correct. The same thing happened in Bad Company 2. Spotting makes all the difference. If you think there's an annoying sniper across the map who won't die, spot them.
As with every FPS game, you should always play with people you know. Spotting is never an issue in the games I play.
"7. They'll never spot people... So I guess everyone playing Battlefield 3 on consoles is a Call of Duty player." - StanLee I guess that makes me the messiah of console gaming then because my middle name is SPOT. The IRNV scope and me are married at the hip. It was MADE for spotting!
I see the non-spotting more in the console versions (well, PS3, anyway) than in the PC. I don't know if it's something to do with types of gamers or what, but there does seem to be a difference. IMO, what little that means.
@lsujester Well switch over to Xbox 360 and jump on my squad. You will be like a kid in a candy shop with all the candy corn icons over the enemies heads. You might see me at the middle or bottom of the leader boards because I only get 20 points for spotting bonus. But with a good squad then we get the ACE Ribbon racked up. (note the good squad. Some people aren't smart enough to stay together in squads)
There are plenty of players in the PC version who do very little if any spotting. I experienced an unhealthy dose of that today. I'd also like to add my pet peeve of getting a knife in the back when I KNOW there are people on my team behind me perched in an elevated position. They don't kill the guy sneaking up on me and don't warn me. I guess they just sit there and watch him do it. Go team!
Always, always, always. Spot. Spot everything. If I see an enemy, he get spotted. I usually spot guys before even pulling the trigger now.
Yeah I'm the same Bolts, the first thing I do when I see an enemy is spot him before pulling the trigger. It helps you to aim at them yourself and if by any chance you don't get a kill you'll still get both kill assist points and spot assist points, so its a win win!
@lsujester I do spot people, but I would do it a lot more if I could more easily reach the button. I play support most of the time, which relies on mounting the gun on something. As soon as you touch the left stick you become unmounted. This happens frequently when holding L1 and reaching over for select. I wish I could switch the Up D-Pad button to spot, but for some reason Battlefield does not let you configure buttons to your liking. Also, they never tell you it is possible to spot people as far as I could see. I don't think most people read the digital manual to find out. They probably assume it is some sort of perk or a class feature that makes people appear.
Concerning #9 - My sniper rifle reloads super slow, but hey! it puts big holes in walls. And besides, I see nothing wrong with rocket propelled sniper rounds.
Funny stuff but it's unfair to lump all CoD players together (like the BF die hards seem to love to do). My crew played a ton of BLOPS when it came out, now we're playing BF3. We talk simple strategy, band together in vehicles when it seems appropriate, and always play objectively. That said, I've spent way more time playing CoD than the BF games. A CoD gamer doesn't always equal a dumb gamer. Funny article, though.
"CoD gamer doesn't always equal a dumb gamer." Not always, just most of the time.
@Laxman Haha, fair enough.
Well they're obviously targeting the generally accepted stereotypes here. There are die-hard BF fans that shame the community too. They just happen to be the ones screaming at whoever takes a helicopter without being the best pilot in the world. I ALREADY GOT ALL THE UNLOCKS SO I DESERVE TO FLY THE CHOPPER EVEN MORE. I'M A CREDIT TO THE TEAM! I PAID $60 TO WIN GAMES NOT LET YOU HAVE FUN!
I agree. I've been playing both series throughout the years from BF2/Special Forces, to COD2/MW2/Black Ops and if you understand the way these games are meant to be played, you'll be good at both. I love BF3's tactical side of things, the vehicles, squads, etc - something COD doesn't have. But then I love COD's fast-paced matches, killstreaks and lightning reflex shooting. Very different games imo, but you can be smart about how you play each one. As for the article, it's actually quite funny as it's true in some regards. I'm guilty of trying to knife people quickly in BF3... :p
Switching back to CoD can be similarly awkward. I usually end up mashing the back button trying to spot the enemy, getting myself killed =(.
Its easy really Just look for this guy. or people who sound like this over voice. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Facepalm )/|O|\(
That guy... he's hilarious but he's retarded. The only mode he's played in bf3 is Team deathmatch for goodness sake TEAM FREAKING DEATHMATCH! BF3 is for team based objective games, not for racking up kills.
That was some funny stuff. Had to watch a few of his other videos to enjoy his deaths. I like how he stays adamant on his idea that he is playing it his way regardless of if he dies all the time. Just running out in the middle of the fight and screaming at getting plugged with a bullet. I would hate to see how he plays MGS...! He knows nothing about tactics or even stealth. He needs to be playing some kind of quick draw game where 2 people are facing each other and then pull and shoot. He is a riot!!!
HAHAHAHAHAH!!! "Let me throw a grenade, I don't give a shit..." Classic CoD noob.
I half expected it to be ELPRESADOR. Lol.
I cried laughing at that. Hilarious!!! now that is someone who's brain controller is still stuck in Call of Duty mode. He is looking for 1 hit kills, The grenade toss and a prayer kill, the run n gun, the extra aim assist of COD, jumping out of a window from 3 stories up and surviving - only in COD, and of course the the smack raging when his ass gets handed to him. I bet he is a noob tuber in COD.
Excellent post, hilarious article. Winning!
@360ICE Ha... didn't know that different gamers where considered races? So what race are you, where are you from? I'm am BF3 but I have CoD friends so I can't be a racist. So my use of the "N" word (Noob) when referring to them wasn't racist. Hmmmm... looks like that line doesn't work with gaming races either. j/k
First one in the article doesn't even make sense. Call of Duty shotguns have less range than BF ones. So why would a Call of Duty player be even using the shotguns on Battlefield?
this article is funny, he forgot to mention how you think your rambo going for the objective by yourself, thats what i was doing during the beta lol
the title made me laugh. lol
1 way, don't play the objective and go for Kill/Death, oh it's so fun having a team that have no idea what it means to play a team game
well its fun to play against a team like that
Reminds me of the assasin mode in Killzone. It tells us who the target is, me and 6 other people walk around a corner, and this nub comes charging at us guns blazing all alone. We laugh and mow him down, one point for us.
And it seems I'm always on that idiotic team. Friendly tanks are sniping instead of pushing points, enemy copters aren't taken down, people sitting outside enemy flags to get kills causing us to eventually lose all points and get spawn camped. I hate them so much.
@f789790 You have ppl not trying to take down enemy choppers ??? When i play BF games im usually having to race other ppl to be the first to get the enemy chopper down, it always seems to me everyone wants to do it.
Gotta be a lot of players who are killing time (and themselves) waiting for MW3, whereupon they're going to trade BF3 in for it. Cue a lot of moaning about Online Passes when they pick it up pre-owned...
Yeah it will be good when MW3 comes out so the CoD players get off the servers and things really start to heat up. Might actually manage to get onto the local servers now (in Australia, is almost impossible to find one with an open slot)!
this was pretty funny
Lol this is so me. I'm new to battlefield but im getting used to it.
"3. They're trying to navigate Operation Firestorm on foot" One Rush map is as big as three COD maps. A Conquest map is like ten lol.
one gripe i have with bf3 maps compared to those in bc2 is that some have a lot of plain surface without much cover.. and it easier for the enemy to spot you.. unlike in BC2, where you had a lot of trees, hills etc.. to sneak around...
It's more realistic that way. If you need to get across wide open ground and you know there is someone waiting to shoot you then get some covering fire going. Once the fire is up, run across, simple. Using realistic military tactics in BF gets you a good score.
or i could just grab an ATV to flank th... oh wait..
that was fun to read.
Guess what, this is the first BF I've played (previous CoD player) and I consistently come top of the leaderboard!
Top of the leaderboard due to high kills, or team work?
What about your team though? Please tell me they're at least winning. Because if they're not, then you're not winning either.
If he's top of the leader board it doesn't matter. I think it's almost impossible to get to the top if you don't get objectives. I also frequently hit the top, but one person can't make your team win if the last half is being cut to shreds and not getting captures/etc. If you get stuck on a shit team, prepare for a losing streak until you quit or some of the players are finally replaced by better ones. I do find that sometimes when I try to provide support in a chopper or fly around for air superiority my team loses all the points. :/
Reason i'm top or near the top is because my Squad (my friends basically) each select a different class, noone ever chooses same class, hence we can support eachother and most of the time all of us get the top 4 slots.
2. They're trying to stab people from the front Not only have you brought a knife to a gunfight, you've whipped that knife out under the nose of a man wearing a Kevlar T-shirt in the earnest conviction that you can stab his meat off before he pulls the trigger of his pistol. And now you're dead. It was always going to end like this. How deranged would you have to be to design a game where knives beat guns? Oh right. <-----That
hahaha pretty damn funny! I've had it sooo many times when a ammo guy just stares at me while im low on ammo. like they dont know whats going on
Drop your ammo guys, if a team mate is shooting your face he usually wants something!
I always run out of ammo when i'm not support.
And when you finally send a message to them asking them for ammo, they reply with "u mad bro?"
One of the most childish and stupid comments to ever grace the internet is "umadbro", I can instantly tell just by someone using this comment that they are either younger than 12 or mentally younger than 12. I say we ban it from the world
Just left a match with a team FULL of support guys. Not one support pack. They were all trying to C4 anything that moved. Extra crispy annoying.
@konGreat, I had something like that happen last night, ran out of ammo and chasing a guy spamming select for him to realise i need more ammo.
It's funny but so true. "They're trying to use a shotgun like a rifle" lol, COD all over.
Theres sum truth in it.. The battlefield player in me knows how to use one like a rifle. Just switch out the buckshot ammo for slug ammo and ure off to taking out assualt guys from a distance... snipers...not so much.
WHO THE HELL CARES! Just enjoy the game how you want to enjoy the game. Is there something in the rule book that tells you how your supposed to enjoy the game? wtf no?
Calm down it's just a joke article. But really, if you want to run and gun with no teamwork at least stay out of objective based modes.
I thought I should let you know that a lot of users on this website have no sense of humor.
17 Disagrees :DD HAHA! I love N4G
the vehical play in this game is majorly flawed. i dont understand the draw or them in this game. its spotty at best
wtf are u talking about??? This game is balanced 10 times over when it comes to vehicles.. Just try moving a tank/jet/chopper behind enemy lines and you'll be greeted by a bevy of rpgs and be sure to looking at a respawn screen with no new tank/jet choppers spawning for a least a min. BF3 balance trumps BC2 balance in every way.
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What's the point of your video? It's just a mash up of gameplay clips.
we just got trolled...
There are problems with the multiplayer, like it lags etc. But it's worth every penny. Playing with your friends, team work, owning the other team, you actually feel good. You could however get COD and grab a bolt action sniper then Run'n'Gun. Which you need no skill to progress. But hey, everyones different.
If your team is competent you can take out any vehicle quickly. My only complaint is the idiotic LAV. When it's sitting in the middle of nowhere, the only thing that can kill it is a tank that hunts it down. Rarely happens so anything in the air gets shot down pretty quick.