Originally Posted by nykeiscool
Wow so it's like a complete opposite in console youre more or less encouraged to play with friends however on PC... They avoid letting friends join up together intentionally.... I understand maybe auto balancing after A game where it's totally needed..... but that's just a little sucky... If anything IMO that's a broken system clan buddies play on vents and mumbles... This is how we get stupid games where you're teammates are telling the other team where you're at. Battlefield pushes a squad system but a horrible VoIP.... When I think of squads I think of me and 3 buddies who have our game planned out and want to play together as a squad not throw me and my buddies in a game where we are all mixed matched talking on a vent for no reason... Does no one else do this nor want that?
Hmmm... Well, no, we're not discouraged to play with friends, we're discouraged to ruin game balance, but rather compete. I've mostly played COD with friends and when you're a competitive player, you'll wreck a team all by yourself. Put 2 of those in the same team with voice chat and you've got instant rape (yes, I've killed off lots of servers with one of my friends). Those 2 players on different teams will instead compete and most likely make for a fairly even match. Regarding friends telling friends about enemy positions: Well, yes, it happens, but it's rare(ish) in pub games. Remember, game devs optimize for pub play and gamers on pubs generally don't have good voice comm (if any), so it's not a big issue. Also, people often want their team to win, so not all people tell where the rest of the players are (since that'll lose them the round).
But yes, we all want to have a squad of coordinated players, but that's often an unfair advantage, seen from a pub perspective.