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post #21 of 110
They need to nerf it completely. I know this game isnt realistic, but come on completely blinding my entire field of vision with a puny flashlight in bright sun? Seriously? Its this modern warfare where people get rewarded for having zero skill and just abusing game mechanics?
post #22 of 110
I always annoy my friends by shining it at their face during the start of the game when the timer is counting down.
I switch it off when I'm not in closed or dark spaces but its a pretty nice addition.
I still hesitate before I shoot the light, but I've grown used to it.
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post #23 of 110
It only effects team mates flashlights. I think the flashlight/laser sight blinding mechanics are stupid. The laser isn't quite as bad but the flashlight is completely broken, it's one of the main reasons I didn't buy the game.

Pic of what the laser sight does
http://www.enterbf3.com/topic/2553-l...-why-its-caps/
Edited by smitty5569 - 11/8/11 at 6:29am
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post #24 of 110
A decent idea, just done horribly.


First of all DICE, please go buy yourself a flashlight, stand 20 feet away from a person and shine it in their face. You should be able to see it, but it should be more like an eclipse effect...rather than the white screen effect.

I understand if the 2 people were like 2 feet apart and one shines a flashlight in the others face, of course your entire field of view will be blind. It's just not the case when he's all the way down a corridor, shines a light that's brighter than an eclipse and blind my ENTIRE screen from a distance. That is just unrealistic, and annoying. Not to mention their not even night maps!

I don't know why everyone here praises DICE like a cult.
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post #25 of 110
cry babies. i think it is one of the coolest features of the game. I would honestly be pissed off if they did that to enemy lights too.
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post #26 of 110
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Originally Posted by Sylon View Post
A decent idea, just done horribly.


First of all DICE, please go buy yourself a flashlighttactical LED flashlight, stand 20 feet away from a person and shine it in their face. You should be able to see it, but it should be more like an eclipse effect...rather than the white screen effectwill most likely be blinded from 20 feet away, because one of these flashlights has a very focused beam of light that does not dissipate very much after 20 feet. Flashlights used by military teams are not your shop from wal-mart 5 dollar flashlights that you give your kids when they "camp out" in the back yard.
There ya go, fixed

::edit:: and you people are telling me that if you had something like this laser pointed at your eyes you wouldn't be temporarily blinded by it, really??
Edited by b3machi7ke - 11/8/11 at 6:49am
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post #27 of 110
It would be nice to have real compact flashlight with same power we have it now in game.
 
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post #28 of 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by ASSSETS View Post
It would be nice to have real compact flashlight with same power we have it now in game.
omg, i know right?? I mean, it's like powerful tactical flashlights don't exist!! Do me a favor, buy one of these, and have one of your friends shine it in your eyes from 20 feet away or so and let me know if it has the same power as the flashlight in the game...
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post #29 of 110
I'm glad they did this. No more firing blindly into the light outside in a bright day... talk about unrealistic.
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post #30 of 110
As i've mentioned before. The biggest problem isn't the power of the flashlight. It's the range.
50 Feet, aiming close (not even at you) >COMPLETELY BLIND. In other words, the person doesn't need to aim directly at you (not even mentioning your head) to make you blind.

Why can't they just make it so it's only a giant laser of death when aimed directly at your head INDOORS or at NIGHTTIME.

That picture with the light on outdoors is still too shiny. Simply go outside and turn a lantern on, or even better, turn your vehicles lights on, you might as well turn all of them on (if you have a rally truck) and still the BF3 flashlight is more powerful.

And then look at the laser. As far as i know, the laser isn't more than 5 CM in diameter. Yet when someone aims at your leg with it your screen becomes red. It's like in BF3, you have light receptors in your whole body. Just use logic people, even if a person used the laser on your face, it's impossible to get completely blind, we have 2 eyes, not one.
Edited by ilam3d - 11/8/11 at 7:12am
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