Originally Posted by Thoth420
I doubt we will see wind having an effect on trajectory. The environment maybe not the ballistics.
My guess is the zeroing is like the fire rate button and will have some form of hud indicator. From what I saw it just has a few different ranges:short, medium, and long essentially. Like Boredgunner said anything more advanced than that and you are looking in the wrong game series.
Been meaning to try the Red Orchestra/Rising Tide games.
lol a wind mechanic in this game... You don't think the shoddy netcode is a good enough mechanic to replace wind?
This game is to casual to introduce things like that, and especially since EA is vying for the COD crowd more and more, they have to dumb it down some and make it easy to get into. Advanced mechanics like that would be lost upon new/younger players and make it less fun overall. They like to expand the battlefield and it's options, but they can't get to real because that isn't this game's place, it is still destined to appeal to the masses and not be hardcore/simulator in any way really.
Long range sniping really doesn't have much of a place in BF3 anyway, if you are that far away from the battlefield you are probably not very helpful. Even a recon camped in spawn, running a MAV the entire match would be more effective than shooting 15-30 guys from 1000m away for the whole round. You yourself may not get very many points running MAV, but the rest of your team will benefit greatly, kind of a trickle effect, where 1 more guy is killed because you spotted him, which didn't allow his squad to spawn on him to take back this flag, etc, etc.
Originally Posted by Emissary of Pain
Hey guys ...
Quick question ... ... How is this game for new comers ... ... I have never played any of the BF games and the only online FPS that I have played was a while back and was UT3 ...
If you pick up the game from the beginning it will be a lot better, or if you even started with BF3 right now in anticipation for BF4 you would probably have 70%+ of the game mechanics down for BF4. Once you learn the maps, good loadouts, and some tactics it will become a lot easier. All of that is generally learned with time, so if you suck hard for the first 30-100 hours, that would be the learning curve. Beyond that you should have a good feel for the maps, what guns to use, and how to work with your team and should be doing much better.