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Battlefield losing it's appeal

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I have been absolutely addicted to Battlefield since it’s release and while I lost a bit of interest after I got to rank 25 I did get hooked once again when I realised I now need to get down to the mid teens on my skill ranking.

So I have been loading Battlefield up pretty much every time I have had a spare second and enjoyed every minute of it. However that was until today.

I just finished playing some Battlefield now and it was incredibly annoying. It seems that a lot of people have now figured out that when playing it is easier to rank up if you entirely ignore the actual game and just go off on your own mission.

So now I was playing and the enemy had tagged our gold crate and some moron was just sitting above it sniping people instead of disarming. I stood back a bit and watched the rest and it seems that this is the new tactic. Ignore the entire point of the game and just look after yourself.

1 1/2 hours of annoying gaming and I have now given up. Hopefully this is just a dodgy day or this could be the end of Battlefield for me. What’s next on the horizon?

Last Updated: August 1, 2008

23 Comments

  1. Vg2

    August 1, 2008 at 18:24

    mm keep playing until GoW2 ^_^

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  2. Nick

    August 1, 2008 at 18:25

    Ya its true, people have figured out all the cheap tactics as well, which means that the games definitely arent as fun as they were a month ago when people were still exploring the maps and just doing there thing.

    Its a shame

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  3. Rudolph

    August 1, 2008 at 18:40

    Well this is a difficult one, personally I don’t think its the sniper’s job to go disarm, as that is what the assault guys are for, but if you’re a sniper and nobody’s disarming, then it becomes your job.

    I’m mostly either recon or spec ops, and I’ve got to tell you that disarming a bomb while playing as recon, is like karate, it just doesn’t work. There are usually a couple of guys guarding the bomb, and the pistol is only so powerful. Also as soon as you leave your post you might miss the spec op trying to sneak past your lines to plant a bomb on the other crate.

    I don’t think the sniper should be to blame here, rather him, or the rest of the 5million snipers in the team not realising that there are enough snipers.

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  4. koldFU5iON

    August 1, 2008 at 19:21

    Meh knew it wasn’t worth getting JUST KIDDING!! ๐Ÿ˜› sheesh if looks could kill, still can’t afford it ๐Ÿ™

    anyways if your tired of battlefield join us for GOW day on Monday! let’s rekindle that fire, that once burned so bright! There’s already 2 matches going on and there’s space

    http://www.thexboxlounge.co.za/ViewMatch/394/

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  5. PillsburyDeeBoy

    August 1, 2008 at 19:31

    Yeah, Gears should be fun…or you could always go back to COD4. too. That obviously has far more legs than Battlefield ๐Ÿ™„ …

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  6. PO7H3AD

    August 1, 2008 at 20:14

    Now that Pillsbury has spoken, watch all the COD games start popping up :p

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  7. Milesh Bhana

    August 1, 2008 at 23:38

    I didn’t get into BF2, or 2142 (didn’t have a good enough connection back then). But from all reports from my friends, stats padding to get medals and unlocks have been a problem since then. Pity that hasn’t changed.

    Milesh Bhana’s last blog post..Recycle, recycle, recycle.

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  8. LazySAGamer

    August 2, 2008 at 00:43

    yeah but having 7 snipers and a support person isn’t the way the game should be played ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. AENIGMA

    August 2, 2008 at 08:47

    Thanks Lazy; this is exactly the reason I stopped playing… On PC, I played for years, hundreds of hours. We were a battlefield clan at the time. We too the game very serious, but also enjoyed it a lot. With BF BC, people didnt play for fun, they played for score… except RIP, I saw those guys were having a helluvalot of fun.

    Hopefully when I go back to BFBC in a month or two; the real players are left and the statmongers are gone…

    *starts holding breath

    *breathes again after nearly fainting

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  10. LazySAGamer

    August 2, 2008 at 09:23

    Okay I put COD4 in, played 2 games… got bored and am now looking for something else.

    COD4 has no point… In Battlefield you have goals which is one of the coolest things about it…

    That and the fact that the buildings keep falling down around me.

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  11. Janrik

    August 2, 2008 at 09:31

    Agree with you guys, but it is down to who you play with.

    Thanks for the compliment Aenigma, we the RIP clan is all about the fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    Our very low KD/s prove it ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  12. doobiwan

    August 2, 2008 at 11:13

    You have days and you have days. If you’re stuck on a server with a bunch of self serving stats padders then quit and join another game. 1.6 million copies sold, there’s a game for everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyway, conquest is coming, that’ll sort the men from the boys ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  13. scotty777

    August 2, 2008 at 12:18

    well, I remember play BF2 and BF2142 and I was playing with me friend(the only guy that had adsl apart from me :D) and we would just mess around, but we did it in order to win the overall game… I remember playing BF2142 with me friend and we ended up winning the games because ever one else is to busy killing each other. So lazy, maybe try band up with a couple of your friends or the oaks here and just play to have fun!

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  14. MaXiM

    August 2, 2008 at 15:59

    Yep… Like the D says… If you join a bunch of W@nkers, just leave the game and join a new one with a decent objective orientated squad… I play the PS3 version and I am sure we have the same problem as the XBOXer’s, but in the end, you have the choice to join a new game and the way forward is not sniping for points. I get the most points taking objectives and knifing members. Got over 125000 global points already. Can’t wait for conquest. That’s my Fav mode… The best way to ensure a squad that works together is to create your own SA squad with players who know how to play ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. MaXiM

    August 2, 2008 at 16:01

    The Stat padders on the PS3 version of the game constantly get their stats reset as well. I monitor the leaderboards and often see the padders get removed… The biggest gripe I have is getting TK’ed when I get a chance on the Art… Arrgh… They should ban anyone that TK’s someone on Art… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. PO7H3AD

    August 3, 2008 at 13:53

    You have officially made Pillsbury wrong, now we can continue to play the better game, Battlefield ๐Ÿ˜€

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  17. doobiwan

    August 4, 2008 at 07:56

    I have to agree there. It’s almost worth the minus points to TK them back. If you do it, be sure to C4 the whole thing just to pi$$ them off ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh, on the whole padding thing, what I noticed this weekend is that the padders don’t really benefit. I earned a lot more points defending properly, so they’re just diddling themselves.

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  18. Jimmytheediblewyrm

    August 4, 2008 at 14:36

    join us you lawn… we mission around as a squad, and quite often rounds are won purely cause four players are playing as a team…

    I will agree, a good few games ive played, have people just sodding off and doing their own thing… but thats what your friends list is for ๐Ÿ˜€

    Its as fun as you make it at the end of the day, it was the same on the pc versions of battlefield.

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  19. LazySAGamer

    August 4, 2008 at 14:43

    Well if I ever received an invite from the famous Jimmy I would join ๐Ÿ˜›

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  20. Jimmytheediblewyrm

    August 4, 2008 at 16:22

    lololol! Touche good sir…

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  21. Nick

    August 4, 2008 at 18:18

    Burn! Ziiiiiing

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  22. Janrik

    August 5, 2008 at 08:28

    Good news!

    On August 7th, Battlefield: Bad Company(tm) players worldwide will get to experience the intense rush as they tackle online play in a whole new way with Conquest mode that will be released as a free download for the PLAYSTATION(r)3 and Xbox 360(tm).

    Made famous by Battlefield 1942(tm), Conquest mode pits players against each other in a fast paced battle to eliminate the opposing teamรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs tickets. Players deplete their opponentรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs tickets by one point per kill and can cause their opponentรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs tickets to spiral downwards by capturing control points. Four maps that are currently available for online play in Gold Rush mode will be available to conquer with Conquest mode.

    360 Rant Rave Battlefield: Bad Company Conquest Mode Available Aug. 7th

    http://ps3.psu.com/media/battlefield…c_conquest.mov

    http://www.brutalgamer.com/wp-conten…tmode_360p.wmv

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  23. LazySAGamer

    August 5, 2008 at 08:45

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