Dear Battlefield 3 Console Players, Smarten Up Would You?

Volatile Mode writes an open letter to Battlefield 3 console players.

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Majin-vegeta2093d ago

I play on PS3 and i agree it's annoying when there's like 3 guys near a flag that hasn't been captured and they don't even go for it.Screw K/D ratio only the try hards care about that if they're worried about it they should go play cod on the other hand i don't give a rat's @$$ about my K/D if i did my kd wouldn't be this low.


BattleTorn2092d ago (Edited 2092d ago )

I'm a sucker for watching my K/d, even in Battlefield. (call it Cod-itis)

That being said, I'm usually fighting to maintain a 1:1.

And it's usually much more fun to just forget about it, and play the objective.

wicko2092d ago (Edited 2092d ago )

My KDR is 1.8 but my win loss ratio is almost 4.8 - I care more about my win loss ratio than my KDR. However, I also play on PC and it is the same story. My stats are considerably worse on PC, 1.4 KDR and 2.25 WLR, but I usually play on my own, on PS3 I have a bunch of friends I play with. We don't like to lose matches.

I try to maintain both. I almost wish there wasn't stats we could look at, then I would just play the game without thinking about them.

MariaHelFutura2092d ago

You can help your team capture flag by killing a sh!tload of people. Its a lot easier to capture flags when the enemies are dead...

soundslike2092d ago

you make too much GO BACK TO COD!

Its a fact, you can't take flags if you dont have more people alive on the area than they do. Thus being able to effectively wipe everyone out is an essential skill. Anybody who says otherwise is just trying to excuse their scrubbiness

morganfell2092d ago

One kill is one ticket. But by capturing all the control points you can punch more tickets than with kills alone. Capturing all the points causes enemy ticket counts to drop like a rock.

Neither just killing or capturing is the solution but when working toward victory in Conquest facts are facts: Capture > Kills

Boody-Bandit2092d ago

I'm old old school and most of the guys I use to play FPS games with on the PC hated stat tracking when it started. They feel it took the real strategy out of the game and players became more interested in individuals achievements.

That is one of the reason I don't play BF3. It's hard to find a good group of players that are going after or defending the objectives. I miss when BF allowed you to kill your own team mates. I use to love slices the throat of a sniper a half a mile away from the objective and my having to spawn behind him because of the spawn system it had.

You would have to run forever and usually ended up getting picked off by the opposing sniper. I would give the sniper on my team 1 warning, if I die trying to get to the objective and end up spawning and you are in this exact same location? I'm slicing your throat. They would never respond. Well that is until I killed them.

FPS games on the console is 85% individual players and 15% people actually playing it in which it was intended.

If you want KDR go play team death match or death match. Leave the mission based games to people that will actually try to accomplish the objectives.

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mugoldeneagle032091d ago (Edited 2091d ago )

And always make the part of the community who DOES take the game serious like a bunch of jackasses.

I'm willing to bet there are just as many people that screw around on PC as PS3/360, you just don't run into them as much since most kids won't be spending the $1-2 K you'd need to play it on.

I agree that its annoying when people don't use classes correctly or fly helicopters when its pointless (or wait in lines for aircrafts), but when your playing w/ the majority of a community your going to run into a few idiots along the way...

If anything, blame CoD or other run & gun driven games who teach you to kill and be hard to get killed. That's what BF3 isn't about but people don't know that because a FPS these days is a form of COD.

And as for piloting helicopters, if anyone has a PS3 and needs me to pilot them AND get you a ton of kills, let me know. There are too many times I've flown the Venom around the full maps, gone 0-2 and gotten last place but had my gunners go 20/30-5.

So yes, we exist.

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BALLARD322092d ago

Not gonna happen. People care too much about irrelevant ratios. It's not just console players either. I know that a good portion of PC players are just as bad.

Marked2092d ago

Agreed...I play on both PS3 and PC. Both are filled with garbage players. Its the side stacking that can get out of control and push people to rage quit.

dead_eye2092d ago

I don't mind if you playing objective or not but please if your playing as a medic or support learn how to drop a medic pack or ammo box. It doesn't slow you down or stop you doing anything you want but it does help other players on your team. This does seem to be a problem with ps3 players. My first game on pc about a month ago was unreal, ammo boxes all over.

wicko2092d ago

It's pretty funny how people don't realize that other team-mates are relying on them. A buddy of mine told me of an occasion where a support guy wasn't dropping ammo, and my buddy was jumping and hopping around in his way trying to get him to understand he was empty. The guy didn't understand what was going on, so my buddy rolled a jeep onto him and killed him, picked up his kit and dropped a box of ammunition.

The guy then sent a PSN message to him, and all it said was "ohhhhh".

Akiba962091d ago

The thing is though, dice made it so that people low on ammo will show up as little cricles with bullets in them on the mini map of the people using the support class. The thing is also shown above their head if I'm not mistaken.

wicko2091d ago

Yep, and when you hit select while looking at a support class, it yells out "i need some rounds!" or something similar.

DaReapa2091d ago

@dead eye
I know what you're saying. Just the other day I was running low on ammo chasing a support guy, all the while spamming the select button. It took him half the length of Caspian Border before he figured out that I had been asking for ammo.

dead_eye2091d ago

LOL at all above.

Seems to be the support class is the main offender of this.

So we've all spent ages prancing round a support class for the same thing.

made me chuckle.

Virtual_Reality2092d ago

That is why I play with Clans and people I already know.

ZeroWil2092d ago

I hate playing Conquest in this game (Xbox version). It's simply not as fun as it was in BF2 (PC) and BFBC2.
It seems to end way too fast (except on about 3 stages) and I think the mode was negatively affected by the large map sizes (even after DICE scaled it down) and lower player count.

krazykombatant2092d ago

They need more tickets for the conquest. Most of the time a match last 10 mins.

Akiba962091d ago

I felt like the the players were to spread out on the conquest for the console version. You should try rush... its much more focused and never feels like your only playing with 23 other people.

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