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15-12-2015, 12:23   #1
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Battlefield 1 general discussion

It's early days yet, but it's on the way, so here's a thread for it.

Dice staff have confirmed the team has moved to it, now that Battlefront is out:

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sta.../1100-6433075/

And EA in turn have said it will be a military setting once again.

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16-12-2015, 10:18   #2
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Difficult to comment until we know what sort of military setting.

Current day, future or past? Hope they give us a hint of that soon at least.
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16-12-2015, 11:22   #3
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I'd like a new setting. The Korean War has always had potential I reckon.
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I reckon they'll go big on this one. They're free of the old gen consoles so the maps will be huge, but they'll still want to have close quarters battles and cooperative teamwork, so i reckon they'll do this

4 or 5 massive maps based on different themes, Desert, Snow, Urban, island, Jungle or whatever. Large numbers of players in each map 128+

within these maps, you will be able to spawn into different theatres each with multiple objectives but players will be able to move freely between these environments (but the distances would way be too far to walk)

Air vehicles would be able to operate freely throughout the entire map and there would be specfiic air targets like bunkers that can only be destroyed from the air but can be defended from the ground

Transport choppers would become vital for ferrying large volumes of troops from point to point and there would be escort aircraft whose role is to protect the choppers

This means the same map could have clusterf*ck zones where people who like spamming grenades could hang out, but the tactically minded players would be able to go wide to flank them and take objectives behind them to win the round. (if they had decent chopper support)
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I reckon they'll go big on this one. They're free of the old gen consoles so the maps will be huge, but they'll still want to have close quarters battles and cooperative teamwork, so i reckon they'll do this

4 or 5 massive maps based on different themes, Desert, Snow, Urban, island, Jungle or whatever. Large numbers of players in each map 128+

within these maps, you will be able to spawn into different theatres each with multiple objectives but players will be able to move freely between these environments (but the distances would way be too far to walk)

Air vehicles would be able to operate freely throughout the entire map and there would be specfiic air targets like bunkers that can only be destroyed from the air but can be defended from the ground

Transport choppers would become vital for ferrying large volumes of troops from point to point and there would be escort aircraft whose role is to protect the choppers

This means the same map could have clusterf*ck zones where people who like spamming grenades could hang out, but the tactically minded players would be able to go wide to flank them and take objectives behind them to win the round. (if they had decent chopper support)
This sounds more like a military sim than their usual fps games. Almost like Planetside2. An interesting idea for sure but one hullofa project. I wouldn't say no to it though
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Yeah, a mix between destiny and planetside but with real world physics weapons and vehicles in a real world setting.

I reckon EA have the skills and resources to build this game (it might take them about 6 months after release to actually get it to work properly, but after that, it's all good)
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We can all hope, but I sincerely doubt BF5 will be anything close to what you're saying.
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Re above, i wouldn't care for 128 players in a map... being 1 of 64 itself means I have little involvement in the overall game even if MVP so what would the point in really playing the objective when you are 1 of 128 players. Expect to see 80 snipers on the map!

For me they need to look at:

1. Ensure PS4 players have better servers, servers to include DLC and premium maps as standard and servers that do so in random order. I had the way the DLC is fragmented... there is one custom server which uses all maps but they cant keep it running 24/7 because to get numbers they have to make if "official" when means they can only play standard maps in standard rotation. Once that is full he then has to change it to his rotation and once the numbers drop off he then has to go back to vanilla. What kind of crap is that.

2. Like the above, I wish there was a way the DLC didn't split the player base. Why not promote the game with 10 maps from launch and another 20 to go with premium only being €15 and same only rewarding you with camos and a few guns? Surely the extra sales of the games would outweight the individual DLC and premium sales. Also would keep the game alive longer further again improving the chances of making further base game sales.

3. In gameplay; nothing major, BF4 is a great game with brilliant variation but I'd like to see more classes along the lines of what Battlenonsense said.
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unfortunately I think they will go with the Battlefront approach. they will create a Platform that they will then use to sell maps packs and modes. Premium will be replaced by a season pass with year 1 dlc and year 2 dlc. so they sell the bare bones games for €60 , year 1 season pass €50 year 2 season pass €50

The game itself will amazing but will probably be shallow without the DLC.
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Would bet my balls its Battlefield 2145
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More of the same, they wont do anything to rock the boat. Put out a basic game with DLC to follow and push premium hard. Its a shame but with no real console compition they have no need to change.

But what I would love is completly refocused single player, finish up with the linear go here, shoot this with that gun crap. Drop you in the middle of a map and give you a mission and you do it which ever way you want - like a more focued BF version of farcry.
Multiplayer - more of the same, I like the whole "leveloution" thing and would like to see it developed and fully destructable buildings ala BC2 would be nice.
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Would bet my balls its Battlefield 2145
Please god, not that. I would prefer Battlefield 214B.C. than another futuristic game, people say that the market was oversaturated with WW2 shooters but the current trend of futuristic shooters is dragging on even longer.

I'd love a new era - but I'd be happy enough with more of the same broadly speaking, BF4 was an excellent game overall.
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I would like the idea of being able to purchase single maps, not like a DLC package like they had, because some DLC pack had maps people would never play.
Would be nice to have transport choppers, that could transport a tank or vehicle(with troops or not).
Something ingame, that you build up time or unlock time, you could use this time to play on maps that you haven’t purchased, or you don’t have the DLC for.
They should really bring the back being able to use commander on tablets and phones, as I think this was under-utilized the last time, and cut short too.

….and other stuff I can’t think of yet.

Oh, maybe have vehicles/weapons specific to the team, ie. Russian team, Russian only vehicles/weapons. ..etc
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Single maps would be a nightmare for servers...if a map was in the rotation for a server and you didn't have it you wouldn't be able to join.
Maybe after the disaster of Battlefront they might change their minds about DLC passes or at least offer a season pass at half the price.

Here's what I want.
Proper jets flying again--the bf4 ones are awful and the 30mm cannon is crap
Get rid of scope glint--it's a farce and catering to noobies. Enforce sniper caps if necessary.
Dump half the ranks for BF4 and widen the gaps between them much like BF2. When you ranked up in BF2 it was an achievement. Ever since BF2142 ranks have been meaningless.
Get rid of all accessories bar sights. Too many of these add-ons are ruining weapon stats and they spend half the time patching unintended perks back out.
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What about bad company 3?
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