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Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 16 Aug 2016, 11:48
by Mythor
Traiiiiiiiiin! :dance:

Loved the bit with the sniper going for a headshot on the armoured machinegunner and him just shrugging it off. :thumbup:

Open beta is coming September 1, Battlefield Insiders (mailing list subscribers) get access some time shortly before that. Either way, about two weeks to go!

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 16 Aug 2016, 12:53
by Yurtles
That machinegunner bit actually has me the most hesitant. They're an elite class - https://www.battlefield.com/news/articl ... te-classes

It doesn't sound like they're as insanely overpowered as the heroes in Battlefront - and come with built in weaknesses, which is good.... but if the Max suits in Planetside 2 have taught me anything it's that while having something that completely outclasses everyone else is some fun for the individual, it just plain ruins the game for everyone who has to play against them.

I don't like that sort of gameplay, it reeks of a "everybody gets a trophy!" style of design.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 16 Aug 2016, 13:40
by Mythor
You could say the same of the tanks and planes though. At least the Sentry will encourage people to have gas weapons and thus masks equipped. Will have to see how they go in the beta.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 17 Aug 2016, 17:30
by stingtwo
the Gamescom bf1 livestream replay https://www.twitch.tv/battlefield/v/83982838 skip to the 10minute mark cause it's only the "starting soon" splash screen before that

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 18 Aug 2016, 09:38
by Yurtles
Awesome. Seems like my elite class fears were completely unfounded, it looks like they're more to add flavour to the combat rather than give someone a big leg up on other people.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 16:46
by Mini
Got my email with a code to the beta today... looks like it is starting now by the email wording...

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 17:47
by Mythor
Yes, seems like it's starting right away, at least for Insiders?

7.1gb download.

Reach rank 15 and play on at least four different days to get a beta dog tag when the game launches.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 20:21
by MUG
I don't like it, it feels all wrong, the hit boxes are crap (even with my less than 20 ping) and that map is as boring as batshit.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 20:31
by Mini
My download keeps going fast then stopping, fast then stop, fast then stop...
So no playing tonight, maybe tomorrow...

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 20:44
by Mythor
MUG wrote:and that map is as boring as batshit.
Getting the big cannon on the train is pretty fun. Destroy lots of things, occasionally blow some enemies up.
Horse riding was pretty fun too. Ran one guy down, chopped another with my sword, jumped over sandbags.
And it's good to have the terrain destruction happening again.

... not thrilled by the gunplay. Need to give it some more time. Sure is pretty though.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 01 Sep 2016, 07:20
by Mugsy
Grabbing the open beta myself. Says it'll take 2.5hrs... will see how much I can do before I leave for work. Left my PC on overnight to grab some steam games so not keen on leaving it on while I'm at work.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 01 Sep 2016, 11:58
by Mini
Played a few games last night.
Enjoyed Rush more than Conquest, but still suck at these games... actually kinda suck at FPS's in general these days, and don't have the time or energy to stick one out long enough to get good at it

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 01 Sep 2016, 13:30
by Ralph Wiggum
Unfortunately when the actual game comes out you'll pretty much be playing only conquest servers. I have wonderful memories of rush back from the days of Bad Company 2 but if BF3 and BF4 are anything to go by...yeah, you're pretty much stuck with one game mode.

Gonna give BF1 a miss I reckon.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 01 Sep 2016, 17:02
by Mini
I played last night with 7 others on TS, the best part of the whole thing was being online with 7 others talking shit.
I don't think any of us really enjoyed the game, it was OK, but not awesome... there was more bitching about it then good things said...

Also I lost all in game sound, so that was slightly annoying...

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 01 Sep 2016, 17:10
by Disco
Ralph Wiggum wrote:Unfortunately when the actual game comes out you'll pretty much be playing only conquest servers. I have wonderful memories of rush back from the days of Bad Company 2 but if BF3 and BF4 are anything to go by...yeah, you're pretty much stuck with one game mode.

Gonna give BF1 a miss I reckon.
I don't know why Rush took such a nose dive after BFBC2, it was the best game mode and pretty much the only one worth playing - conquest is balls.

Although I'm interested in Battlefield 1, I just don't see enough for the game to be worth the $$$ they're going to ask for it through the bullshit Premium system, so at this stage I'll be missing it as well.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 01 Sep 2016, 17:14
by Ralph Wiggum
Disco wrote:
Ralph Wiggum wrote:Unfortunately when the actual game comes out you'll pretty much be playing only conquest servers. I have wonderful memories of rush back from the days of Bad Company 2 but if BF3 and BF4 are anything to go by...yeah, you're pretty much stuck with one game mode.

Gonna give BF1 a miss I reckon.
I don't know why Rush took such a nose dive after BFBC2, it was the best game mode and pretty much the only one worth playing - conquest is balls.

Although I'm interested in Battlefield 1, I just don't see enough for the game to be worth the $$$ they're going to ask for it through the bullshit Premium system, so at this stage I'll be missing it as well.
Funnily enough its been Battlefront which has been feeding my rush mode desires, with walker assault and sabotage. Finding a populated server however, is the tricky part.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 01 Sep 2016, 20:59
by Duke
I'm finding it hard to get into the Beta as well, it's fairly uninspiring which is disappointing as this was one of the games I was looking forward the most this year. But yeah, scratch me up as another one that will most likely pass on BF1, because there's not much point unless you have the premium content and the game certainly isn't worth what they're asking.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 02 Sep 2016, 01:59
by Nekosan
Duke wrote:I'm finding it hard to get into the Beta as well, it's fairly uninspiring which is disappointing as this was one of the games I was looking forward the most this year. But yeah, scratch me up as another one that will most likely pass on BF1, because there's not much point unless you have the premium content and the game certainly isn't worth what they're asking.

Funny, we've had the exact opposite experience lmao.


I was 100% apathetic but after my first sabre kill im enjoying the hell out of it. Got a good 4 movies length of fun out of one level tonight for free so i doubt I'll hesitate to pay $80 for it. Pretty fun so far, game is gorgeous.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 02 Sep 2016, 07:36
by Duke
If Star Wars Battlefront is anything to go by, then BF1 base game at $80 odd bucks might have you throwing in the towel earlier than expected because the game (SW:B) isn't much fun unless you have the season pass.

But hey, glad to hear some are happy with it, Nekosan. :)

EDIT: $169.98 for the Ultimate Edition. EA should be embarrassed. :thumbdown:

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 02 Sep 2016, 20:29
by Yurtles
Played for a few hours tonight. It's pretty good. Got a bit of that chaotic nature to it that Dice likes to put into their games - it gives me a feeling of "hurry up and do something before you get killed by that guy you know you won't see coming". Keeps things moving and you don't know what's going to happen next.

But Planetside 2 has spoiled me I think. Bigger fights, bigger maps, more functionality, more variety, more options and yet still giving me room to breathe and think about what I'm going to do next. Plus there's the whole not paying ^ $169.98 for the privilege of playing.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 05 Sep 2016, 23:22
by Yurtles
The servers have had the time limit removed in conquest. I also didn't notice any blatantly obvious hackers while playing tonight either, so they must have updated their anti-cheat at the same time they made the server changes. Between the two it makes a surprisingly large difference to the gameplay.

I'd recommend giving it one more try if you were turned off of it over the weekend, tonight has brought me round to thinking about buying at least the base game.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 04:09
by Nekosan
Sunday night i saw about 4+ hackers banned per game Yurtles, record was 8. They really should make it so you need to own a game on the account to get into the beta.

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 22:48
by Duke
Yeah, I've been persisting with it, Yurtles. Though it gives me the impression of it being a modded version of Star Wars: Battlefront a fair bit.

But seeing both Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and Rising Storm 2: Vietnam have been pushed back to at least Q1 of next year I might invest in this in the meantime. I guess I'll hang out until it's released and make the decision then. *shrugs*

Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 23:25
by Disruptor4
aw shiet. I actually quite like it and feel rush is definitely the go to mode. Hopefully the other maps keep the rush being better trend. $60ish from OzGameShop will probably where I get it from. Premium down the track.
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Re: Battlefield 1 is coming!

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 23:51
by Nekosan
The whole "display your avatar" thing is interesting, had a guy tonight whose avatar was a chick on her knees with a mouth full of cum. Going to be interesting to see how far people take it before they crack down.