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https://twitter.com/#!/d1ApRiL/statu...56942308155392

This guys playing the gamescom demo, he's reported that infantry can only 2D/map spot. Nice.

Also some other stuff on his twitter, Heli's are like BF2 and Jet's move at "400".

(Also Demize99 has confirmed that Caspian Border is the size of El Amein.)


CLARIFICATION


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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
So.. I tried to point out yesterday this wasn't from any "official" or even semi official sources, and it comes out now that it wasn't true. 3d Spotting is IN, but apparently, only if you have LOS to the enemy in question.

Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/battlefield3...emoved/c2d7xy8

"False, 3D spotting is still there. It's been tweaked though - the 3d marker is displayed only if you can actually see the person. So no more sitting in a bush and blindly shooting at the glowing tortilla chips for free kills.

(This only applies to the 3d marker above the player's head, not the blip on your minimap.)"

^^ This is from an actual DICE employee, not some random twitter account.

So... yeah. This doesn't belong in the news section, and if it IS going to be here, the correction maybe should be in the OP.

http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/19710950-post90.html -Demize99 (DEV) clarification.

+rep to those who pointed out my error.
Edited by Perdition64 - 8/18/11 at 3:44pm
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Hmmm, interesting.

I quite liked 3d spotting, it was handy for pointing out enemy positions to team mates that are about to run straight into them.
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I hope so.
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I would prefer that they make that a server admin decision. If the person who owns the server feels like the game should be played with 2D spotting only, then they should be more than welcome to make that change, and vice versa.

As long as they provide that as an option that admins can change, it won't matter to me if it's on or not by default.
 
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Eh I like this. How many kills have you gotten just cause you shoot at an orange triangle? Not very realistic, kinda cheap actually. Not to mention when the triangle is moving behind something and you can still see where it is.
   
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Hmmm, interesting.

I quite liked 3d spotting, it was handy for pointing out enemy positions to team mates that are about to run straight into them.


Spotting is one thing, but when the orange arrow follows you back into the jungle and people can still see you, that is the one thing that annoys me.

As soon as you loose line of sight, it shouldn't update the enemy's position.
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3d spotting helped me a ton as a newbie to the BC/BC2 world. With so much chaos going on(much more than most fps) with tons of mini firefights between lots of diff squads...it was the only way to focus and figure out which way I should be going or looking sometimes. I mean. I got better now but as I watch my nephew play the 360 version so I can help him learn, it's painfully obvious that enemy position prediction and deduction can be pretty hard for a new player.

tl:dr I agree I hope 3d spotting is something an admin can control, at least for normal mode and not HC mode
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While 3D spotting is helpfull to newer players, its not completely removed, vehicles can still do it remember, it just makes a bit more sense now thats all. Planes can fly overhead get an overhead view.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Infinitegrim View Post
I think its gay.

Spotting is one thing, but when the orange arrow follows you back into the jungle and people can still see you, that is the one thing that annoys me.

As soon as you loose line of sight, it shouldn't update the enemy's position.
Yeah I'll agree that's pretty lame.

It was just useful for when there's a medic train on the ridge mowing down your team as they spawn, since you're not going to be voice chatting with your whole team, it's one way to point it out.
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I'm very happy that the developers are taking feedback from the players on Battlefield 3.

3D spotting, although handy, was pretty cheap in my opinion and let to some unfair kills just by following an orange triangle behind cover.

I was surprised about the Comma-Rose update which I am also very happy about and I can only really say that DICE deserves all the kudos they get for really making what the PC community wants.
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