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Posted 9/2/16 , edited 9/2/16
So, who's been playing the beta?
Thoughts?

Me, i think it seems pretty friccin awesome! For those who have not played it, you needed to sign up to battlefield insider to get early access (you got to play it a day or two early) but its now open (has been for a couple of days) and i was told that it will be open for another 4-5 days.
Its just the one map and you can play either conquest or rush. You can play all four kits and you can level up pretty high (not even sure if its capped in the beta?) and unlock and check out alot of guns and gadgets.

Iam loving the game. It looks and runs very sweet! I have not experienced any server crashes but occasionally i have lost connection to the EA servers and of course being a beta there are some bugs.
Lots of small bugs.
Dose not seem to be any lag.

It's a pretty big adjustment from Battlefield 4, as far as it takes some getting used to, as far as using guns with iron sights only/no modern style scopes (ww1 so duh), guns that have alot of recoil and some seem a bit innacurate, less rate of fire (of course), the vehicles are of course very different also.
I have not tried flying but the old school tanks steer very different and you really have to rely on team work as some of the tanks have side cannons so you as the driver need to line up your passengers for the shot.
Now the driver repairs and i think only the driver can?
Some of the vehicles have like 6 seats.
Riding horses is fun. It have had trouble trying to road kill in the old jeeps/cars lol.

There's a big train that has multiple seats , including a driver.

It's pretty different in some ways as far as the way some of your gear is used and deployed.
Of course it still feels like Batttlefield, there are just alot of little changes, lots of things feel a little different but alot of it is the same.

Its cool like you seem to level up fairly quick (think iam rank 21 already and i've only played it twice) but you dont just rank up , you also have to level up each kit and you earn ah money and you use the money to unlock new weapons and gear/gadgets.

I think that this game is going to be very very awesome.

Oh and one more awesome thing, now in the desert map when the sand storm kicks in (looks awsome but is annoying) it dose not remain for the remaing duration of the round, it will go away after a while.
Iam not sure if it comes in and goes at random and varying times or not but yeah it was annoying in BF4 when the sand storm would kick in so early then not go away.

The destructible environment remains awesome :D

Some of the guns seemed way too weak though. Like it can take way too many shots to kill someone.

Cant wait for the main game. Anyone pre ordered it yet?
I have and i've been playing the beta with alot of my old clan mates and ex clan members an mates n guys from another clan we friends with. Its awesome :D
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I love it.

Like you said, it takes some adjustments from a BF4 play style. In BF4, I love to sneak up to vehicles and blow them up with C4, but now with most of them having multiple turrets, it’s extremely hard to do. Also, the lack of PLD to identify range and notches in the scope sights makes sniping much more difficult.

Those 2 things combined with the lower accuracy of the assault class’s starter gun has made go towards the medic class. Its starter DMR is perfect for the range I usually prefer (I also tried the one with the red cross iron sight, but I didn’t like it).
Even though I prefer helicopters over planes, I spent time with all the planes. They handle a lot more sluggish than BF4, especially the bomber, but they are fun to use when I’m using them with my friends, though I prefer being in the gunner seat.

My favorite “vehicle” so far is the horse, I try to get on one whenever possible. It has great mobility and the ability to drop both ammo and health packs for teammates. At the moment, not yet knowing what obstacle height it can jump has gotten me killed more than a couple times. And I still need to get used to the proper timing for sword swipes (I’m too used to the timing in Witcher 3).

I’m definitely getting this at launch, so I’ll end up “pre-ordering” it a day or 2 before the release date so I can pre download it.
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Posted 9/2/16
It's starting to grow on me, but it could use some changes. Such as...

1.) Horses are basically four legged tanks. I'm pretty sure two magazines from a machine gun would drop a horse, not barely wound it.
2.) Snipers are far to easy to use. What happened to bullet drop? Were WW1 era snipers more accurate than their modern day counterparts?
3.) It seems like everyone is a bullet sponge. It takes far to many bullets to kill someone.

If than can fix those things, I just might buy it day one.
Posted 9/2/16 , edited 9/2/16
I been playing it on my breaks and its pretty nifty most of the time i would be part of the Ottoman Empire and very little the British.

Level wise it looks impressive but only once have i been on the other map most of the time i been on the Sinai map. Is there even another map? or its just one.

Its fun for me i had a blast playing it and im mostly end being a Trigger Happy.
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Posted 9/2/16
I like it, gives back the BF1942 feel that made me become a fan of the franchise. I've gotten pretty fed up with these modern combat games and this is definitely more up my alley. I like being sniper, so scout is the way for me. I like that the scout class actually has some strategic and tactical value in this game, as opposed to BF3-4 where a modified assault was always better.

I feel like there could be a bit more "grittiness" to the aesthetics of the game though. Like, WW1 was a pretty fucked up war.
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Posted 9/3/16 , edited 9/3/16
Thanks for replies. Yeah cannot wait for full release.
Yeah i think soldiers and horses should die easier. Hadn't really noticed the bullet drop yet as i haven't sniped but i noticed alot of guns are no good long range.
Yeah i havent tried to set dynamite on tanks yet. I have noticed that mines seem very effective though! they seem harder to be spotted and less useless in this game as opposed to other BF games. How good is it when a jeep or tank with 5-6 people in it run over your mines? :D
So much harder to take out tanks without RPG's. I've unlocked the anti tank rocket with the assault kit, needing to either prone or set bi pod on a window seal or rock or legde or something makes it harder to take tanks out.
Pretty sure only one map on the beta?
I never played 1942, BF2 was my first BF game so i cannot compare and this is my first ever multi player WW1 FPS game. Even with COD, COD 4 was the first on line FPS game i ever played and Soldier of fortune 2 was my first ever.

I have not played as scout/recon. It dose seem pretty "gritty' to me, but mostly just due to recoil and iron sights and no locking on or reactive armor and smoke/flares n things like that.

Not sure if there is a commander in Bf1?
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Posted 9/3/16 , edited 9/3/16
I gave up on it after I realised bullet drop wasn't a thing. Honestly Battlefield has always struck me as a series where the developers are about as aware of the physics of firearms as a Americans are about intelligent politics . Slapping a World War One Paint job on what is basically the same old Battlefield hasn't improved it in my mind.

I am sorry that I expected more out of this game. I am not sure why considering the Battlefield series as a whole is less a First Person Shooter and more a arcade shoot em up with a first person camera view. I guess the trailers sucked me in , the game play turned me off. My need for a decent shooter isn't going to be fulfilled by this insult against World War One. I wanted actual physics and real life damage, is that so damn hard for a developer to deliver?
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Posted 9/3/16 , edited 9/4/16
Well what else are you going to play? COD??

EDIT: getting bored of it now. Bring on the full game! Just gotta play it again tomorrow or the day after so i can get the beta dog tag!
Already level 26. Not much point leveling up too high on a beta me thinks.

2ND EDIT: yeah snipers are very annoying on this game. But they always are in all FPS games. I had a quick go. i couldn't seem to one shot kill like so many do to me but i only tried brief.
Tried the flame thrower, that was cool. I love being in the train. Melee is really cool in this game, not sure if there is a counter?
Cant tell if i got the beta dog tag at all? I've done all that is required. Not that a dog tag really means that much ^^;
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Posted 9/5/16
Played it a little bit and found it to be pretty boring. I have lost interest in shooters so that's probably why I didn't like it that much. Though I do wish the game had more modern weapons.
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Posted 9/6/16 , edited 9/6/16

lalmelvin wrote:

Played it a little bit and found it to be pretty boring. I have lost interest in shooters so that's probably why I didn't like it that much. Though I do wish the game had more modern weapons.


Only one map gets boring pretty quick once you've tried out all of the kits and vehicles n that.
lol well yeah not the right game for you then (being a world war 1 game and all)
I was initially disappointed it was WW! but now iam glad. It's something different. But fuck me alot of the guns are horrible to use though! but same for everyone at least.
Just realised i have not tried flying. I hear its easier than other BF games (i've never been a pilot in any of them). Might give that a crack now.

EDIT: tried flying once. Was a bit surprised that you start in the air in flight. W and S tip the nose but A and D seemed to do nothing, i could look around with mouse but couldn't seem to accelerate so i crashed n died.

I can def say that snipers are going to be a massive problem in this game :(
First couple times i played the beta i was doing quite well but last couple times i seemed to struggle. Had some shocking nightmare-ish rounds tonight.
Amazing how quick some players have gotten so good at this already. Seeing lots of guys getting 30+ kills for no or very little deaths.
All battlefields are very bad(for you) when you cant get in a good squad but i get the feeling that this will be the case even more so in this game. I kept not being able to join my mates severs or squads so boy did i die alot.
Not good being stuck on foot and with ZERO squad support and no squad orders. As in all BF games but feels even more important in this one.
But i guess i was unable into get tanks for the most part and i was playing the support kit. Pretty garbage kit compared to assault and probably medic.
Was so annoying i was driving a tank that has the side cannons and i had passengers and at least one was from my squad, i was lining them up for kills, there were so many infantry just waiting to die and they just wouldn't bloody shoot at them.
I was spotting and lining them up and talked through my mic telling them which side they were on and they just would not shoot! i reckon they thought i was a noob shit cunt for not moving but all the enemies were there so easy to kill but they didnt even kill any.....

Have any of you guys managed to get any kills with the trip wire??? i simply cannot. i always get enemy hit 80. Never a kill..

Went from loving the beta, to getting bored, to getting ragey lol. seemed i was good but get worse every time i play it. Got to rank 30 anyways i think.
That'll do. i hear its capped at 60 for the beta but i'll just wait and look forward to the main game now.

Really hope there will be a decent amount of maps and hope they wont all be so open and such sniper havens like the one in the beta is.
And they better fix the bug where you cant join off of your friends most of the time... I noticed that you can join off of them in origin but in game it barely lets you.
Encountered an annoying bug hwere in a tank i could not shoot in the passenger seat/gun.

Actually raged quit tonight lol. Not used to getting 9/20) iam pretty good at BF4...


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ha ha nice. You can control the horse and time your swings alot better than me.

Oh one other thing i forgot to mention in my rant last night, anyone else notice that some of the guns are actually more effective when you shoot off the hip? i know that's usually a noob thing but i found that with some of the guns shooting off the hip was honestly more effective.
Real close range of course. But alot of the guns i tried were absolutely uselss at any sort of range. Guess iam still getting used to not having it so easy like with all the guns in BF4.
I also noticed that pistols were often more effective than alot of the primary weapons. I got killed by them alot also.

Might give it one last crack tonight.

Release date is October the 22nd if i recal?

EDIT: oh and how many bullets dose it take to kill a horse? lol
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Posted 9/7/16

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EDIT: oh and how many bullets dose it take to kill a horse? lol


I find a couple of mags from the Lewis gun works wonders..another reason I dislike Battlefield 1..Also who the fuck designed these maps, they are perfectly and I mean perfectly designed for sniper warfare against pretty much anything not a sniper or a tank. Fucking hell no one not in a tank stands a damn chance.
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MrAnimeSK wrote:



EDIT: oh and how many bullets dose it take to kill a horse? lol


I find a couple of mags from the Lewis gun works wonders..another reason I dislike Battlefield 1..Also who the fuck designed these maps, they are perfectly and I mean perfectly designed for sniper warfare against pretty much anything not a sniper or a tank. Fucking hell no one not in a tank stands a damn chance.


lol well this is what betas are for and there will be patches and nerfs/ballancing.
But yes this map needs more vehicles. I mean the guys in the planes do ok as well...
But yeah its a snipers wet dream. You really have no chgance when there are so many of them if you're on foot. I like big maps but a wide open one like this needs more vehicles for sure.

I remember for the first couple/few days the rounds went way too fast and they adjusted that, i see there was an update. Iam hoping it was a new map. Bout to find out.
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lol well this is what betas are for and there will be patches and nerfs/ballancing.
But yes this map needs more vehicles. I mean the guys in the planes do ok as well...
But yeah its a snipers wet dream. You really have no chgance when there are so many of them if you're on foot. I like big maps but a wide open one like this needs more vehicles for sure.

I remember for the first couple/few days the rounds went way too fast and they adjusted that, i see there was an update. Iam hoping it was a new map. Bout to find out.


Yeah I guess but how hard is to understand Horses are not fucking M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks. I mean I am sure even an amateur coder would realise that and code the game accordingly.
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