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I'm not sure I'm a fan of this game lol, I tried it out for a bit but it just makes me want to play BF2142 which this feels like a knocked-off version of :/

Hmmm, horses for courses, I guess.

It took me a few hours to get the hang of it and Im still dying more than Im kill'in tongue.gif

Its been said before but I will state it again... its really not a SP game. To get thew maximum fun out of this game you need to roll with a team.

Im not in a position to join an 'official' outfit, I just hit 'insert' and hook up to a random one but thats where the game shines.

Stick with it for more than 'a bit', its got a steep learning curve, if you havent played this type of game before.
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Hmmm, horses for courses, I guess.
It took me a few hours to get the hang of it and Im still dying more than Im kill'in tongue.gif
Its been said before but I will state it again... its really not a SP game. To get thew maximum fun out of this game you need to roll with a team.
Im not in a position to join an 'official' outfit, I just hit 'insert' and hook up to a random one but thats where the game shines.
Stick with it for more than 'a bit', its got a steep learning curve, if you havent played this type of game before.

Most don't require a high level of skill you just need to be able to follow orders and stick with the group.
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Most don't require a high level of skill you just need to be able to follow orders and stick with the group.

Absolutely thumb.gif

Sticking with the group if often the hardest thing to do... especially the rapid deployement type teams.
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Absolutely thumb.gif
Sticking with the group if often the hardest thing to do... especially the rapid deployement type teams.

Just get in an nice outfit that uses Teamspeak and roll with them. Other then that rapid deployement teams are pretty effective thumb.gif
    
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Well I mentioned BF2142, which is this kind of game:p I meant quite the opposite, it doesn't seem as tactical or to require such teamwork and skill.
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I have to chime in on this because it seems like every person or review who talks about having fun in this game always says you need to intimately integrate yourself into a team and follow orders. I don't know if this is because people get bored easily without a social element being ever-present, or if many people just aren't able to comprehend the strategy of the game and think for themselves. But I just simply don't find this true at all.

Regardless of whether you're piloting, driving, or infantry, you'll typically go to the same, logical places. There are three things to look at on the map that will tell you where you need to go next: flashing zones, enemy-held zones (obvious, I know), and enemy prevalence in any given zone. Know the relationship between the three will help you prioritize a route and plan of action after spawning.

Flashing zones with low enemy prevalence (yellowish) of your faction's color are many times just a lone wolf trying to solo cap while no one's looking. I'll stop by any of these on my way to a hot zone to neutralize whoever is there and defend the area from being taken. It's typically quick, free exp. You could start scoring quicker if you just went straight to the big battles, but it doesn't take long. Take a couple-minute hit for the team.

After sorting that out, it's on to the the real fighting. The goal is to take enemy territory. That should be a no-brainer. The main bit of strategy I would inject into this as you're getting a feel for the map after spawning is if there are any cut-off points. What I mean by this is any one zone that you could take that would cut the other side off from a large chunk of their territory and thus their resources. Look at the enemy prevalence and just see what you can do in this regard. If nothing, then just go on to one of the hot points. The battlefield is a living, breathing thing, so you'll just have to get a feel for which one you're needed at at any given time.

There's more I could go into, but my main point is that you can be effective and have plenty of fun solo. Actually, you can be more effective than most by just having a few free thoughts of your own instead of purely subscribing to the sheeple gameplay.

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To add a quick thought onto this - use Sunderers. Get the cheap perk that makes it a mobiles spawn point, look for a target of opportunity with the different map filters, as stated, and get your team flowing into a zone quickly. The difference between you just riding up to a zone solo and trying to take it and setting up a Sunderer in an inconspicuous location can easily mean the difference in taking it or not.
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I have to chime in on this because it seems like every person or review who talks about having fun in this game always says you need to intimately integrate yourself into a team and follow orders. ~snip~.
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To add a quick thought onto this - use Sunderers. Get the cheap perk that makes it a mobiles spawn point, look for a target of opportunity with the different map filters, as stated, and get your team flowing into a zone quickly. The difference between you just riding up to a zone solo and trying to take it and setting up a Sunderer in an inconspicuous location can easily mean the difference in taking it or not.

To be honest, I havent played any MMOs of this size before, this is my first. To a newbie, this is a huge game and the learning curve is steep.

I think it helpful to tag along with a team and actually learn the mechanics of the world and game play. Once you get the hang of things, lone wolf can be fun but speaking for myself, it was harder to get into the game, start off, playing solo.

I dont think its a matter of having a sheep mentality, its just an option, just as lone wolfing is. Both are fun and both have thier rewards.

You raise some good points but I think they are assuming the player is well versed in game play, maps and mechanics. But yeah your right, its more social for some people. smile.gif
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To be honest, I havent played any MMOs of this size before, this is my first. To a newbie, this is a huge game and the learning curve is steep.
I think it helpful to tag along with a team and actually learn the mechanics of the world and game play. Once you get the hang of things, lone wolf can be fun but speaking for myself, it was harder to get into the game, start off, playing solo.
I dont think its a matter of having a sheep mentality, its just an option, just as lone wolfing is. Both are fun and both have thier rewards.
You raise some good points but I think they are assuming the player is well versed in game play, maps and mechanics. But yeah your right, its more social for some people. smile.gif

Well a person learning the ropes of the game is in no way what I was referring to. I was just contrasting what all the reviews and many seem to agree about, that being ever-part of the hive mind is necessary to have fun in this game. While it is a fun way to play, it is far from necessary if you know what to look for and know what you're doing.
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Just get in an nice outfit that uses Teamspeak and roll with them. Other then that rapid deployement teams are pretty effective thumb.gif


To be fair,that is balls(the TS part)

Some of the best fun I have had is with total randoms in a squad driving across Indar(one guy was singing Chris Rea's "driving home for christmas")as much as we all told him to shut the hell up,we stuck to him like glue,i.e. a proper squad,not bad for a bunch of randoms using the built in VOIP.

To me,that is one of the main attractions of this game,I love rolling with my outfit(even though we suck),but the chance that you can sometimes just "click" with total randoms is EPIC.thumb.gif
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To me,that is one of the main attractions of this game,I love rolling with my outfit(even though we suck),but the chance that you can sometimes just "click" with total randoms is EPIC.thumb.gif

It's what makes the game for me. I don't play serious enough to want to get into an actual Outfit and such. I might join one just for the sake of it and learn but right now, auto-join a squad and hope you find some people that know the slightest about teamwork and its a blast.

But thats just me, I can't get super serious. On a side note for anyone fairly new to the game reading newer comments. Please make sure to EQUIP your cert after you buy it... Took me a whole 2 days of saying that my sniper rifle felt no different after getting forward grip before I realized I didn't actually have it equipped to my gun (I know... I'm such a newb...) Oh well, everyone does something dumb... thats mine. That and forgetting I had pistol ammo and running blindly at a max swiping my knife for the fun of it after my rifle ran out redface.gif Didn't turn out so well, though I connected with 2

I find some people just need a little nudge to make a good push. Someone to blindly run in taking out people left and right. Sometimes being a max and sacrificing yourself to take out 4 -5 defenders can be the turning point and allow your squad to make a push and overwhelm. I don't mind being the sacrifice. In fact, I find you earn cert points and get more kills when you get in peoples face and reckless.

I also love melee with a Max. Something about killing someone with a backhand slap thats so appealing.
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