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So as the title says it, what do you think about it?

I played Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula, mostly Oman.

Personally I'm kind of dissapointed. They have BF3'ed these maps.. They feel much smaller, almost 1/2 the size of the original ones.

In gulf of oman the aircraft carrier seems to be closer to the shore and the flags also seem to be closer to each other. It all feels very congested.
In BF2 gulf of oman was very much deserted, in BF3 its more "modernized" with tall structures etc.

Also there seems to be a lot of lag on the server-side. Apparently some servers aren't able to handle the new maps.

I've heard that karkand and wake are much better, so I'm gonna try them out.
Edited by lurkingdevil - 12/13/11 at 6:11am
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post #2 of 149
so far I am happy. i was hoping for more maps with buildings and i got them biggrin.gif
i really hope they fix the lag problem since i noticed on some maps i have been getting some
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My view is that I can't even play yet. Says I don't have the Back to Karkand even though I bought the Limited Edition. :/
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im liking them atm, the dynamic height levels in the terrain are exciting.. i give 9/10 for the expansion.
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From the limited amount I've played so far, me likey.


I didn't play Battlefield 2, so don't know whats what, but I like the beach assault map. Very vehicular. Also played the one, erm, with the train tracks in a city... that was awesome! Had some good fun close quarters tank gameplay. Thermal optics are ridiculous.
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Wake island is good!
I believe you are talking about wake island, chaosphere . The tanks, helicopters and jets really work out well on that map.
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post #7 of 149
I agree with devil since the maps are way to detailed and will cause alot of server lag... But the maps are still fun and are pretty genuine to BF2. smile.gif
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I can't play cause dice didn't realise as always with game companys that a massive amount of people would log in during the release making the servers no respond and such. I can't even login in without it putting me in offline mode and other network errors cause of the congestion
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I'll check it out whenever I got time.
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I tested strike at karkand and it's so identical to the BF2 map (with way better graphics and details, of course). But they are so similar, I like the fact they haven't changed it. They could have screwed it =P.

Gotta check Wake Island, Gulf Of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula
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