Originally Posted by RagingCain
Call of Duty is the same way.
Just the state of the industry, release product no matter how "finished" it is, as main streamed as possible, changing as little the formula to not-alienate the previous gamers.
I have 66 Hours logged of Team Death Match, which matches my times spent on Bad Company 2, its just heartlyfully dull or infuriating.
One server I snipe like Vasilli Zaitsev, the next like Ray Charles. All because of having to recompensate for the client-server-client hit detection. I have seen people walk away 3-5 ft after firing for them to suddenly fall down dead. I have seen blood spray from other snipers heads just to watch them turn around and shoot me down.
BF4 is a beautiful game, and its great when its working, but its hit detection is rage inducing and unfair. Then, toss in the pistol guy sniping with an aimbot... You can barely hit this guy on a good day.
I warmed up to Battlelog this time, and the worst part is, there the thousands of padded stats from stat boosting and/or cheating. With K:D ratio as high as 6:1 and accuracy surpassing 100% (yes yes shotguns, but the dude has 99% accuracy with a sniper is phoney.) SO it makes Battlelog useless... and quite frankly you can't report cheaters? Why don't we all just start cheating? That way at least we don't have to worry about hit detection issues.
well said - but yeah what can we do, realistically.
We make videos, we show evidence, we compare and contrast there's not much we can do, unless we develop on the game ourselves. It's up to the people we pay (EA) to sort it out, and they don't and won't.
So that's why I'm boycotting EA games, at least until they sort out their crap.
I also will never, ever pre-order an EA game any more - I think I'll happily wait 1 month after its release to watch HONEST non-paid reviewers this time round and see literally everything wrong and right about the given game.
That's what I'll do with any upcoming releases from EA.
Originally Posted by wrigleyvillain
Yeah well mine was rock stable too the first week ten days before they did anything patch-wise. Then the freezes and later audio loops started. Though I was totally stable again all last month long and maybe earlier but did not play all of january.
You sure you don't have that errant line in the .cfg causing the problem at join/launch?
And hey Ghost12 I guess you guys have been playing on mostly UK servers at least so far? And who or what is xfactor?
xfactor is a youtuber with a lot of subscribers - his a decent player, but all he did when he played with us, is camp in vehicles.
There was also huge speculations of him being paid by EA to say nice things about the game - those myths were busted soon after- but that doesn't mean they weren't HEAVILY bias.
In fact last night when I played I remember someone talking about the hit detection and I said: "Yeah I know, would be nice to see non-paid reviewers make proper videos about this game *cough cough*" - got to people laughing in the public BF4 chat.
You know what gets me most about certain "famous" camping youtubers?
They never, ever go into an empty server and say: "Hey guys, come join me in this server, it's empty"
Why not play with your fan base, make your fans happy and interact with them?
Theskillclinic (theraider) an excellent BF gamer (heck loads better than those other youtube noobs), went into a server on twitch, he joined a full game and then wait - holy crap there's people joining - then he sends over AN EMPTY 0/64 player server via his twitch, and joins that game. THEN he gets on TS3 and we chat all as a team and have an absolute blast.
Fun fact - xfactor and lvlcap only play maps that have vehicles in them - or are heavily influenced by them - it's quite sad really, but hey they can play however they want - just thought it point it out.
Originally Posted by Erick Silver
I'd really like to see the OCN Server more active. I used to have OCN Tags but due to the utter lack of OCN Player base I removed them in hopes of joining up with another clan/platoon. Its so disappointing when one of the largest computer/computer gaming forums on the interwebs has almost no player based for one of the largest FPS Games on the market.
Originally Posted by Ghost12
They do have a player base, the platoon has been realy active since inception in Bf4, so far so good. The server is not worth playing on as there is no admin and no basic tools or functions required for a decent game or returning player base, we had this issue trying to populate it for a time in bf3. That has not stopped us steam rolling various servers together the last few days.
Originally Posted by Erick Silver
I'd really like to know what servers the OCN Platoon is playing on then.
Originally Posted by Ghost12
Any, none specific, the best way is to join the platoon then add some OCN members as friends and join in when or where possible, if you check the reports I think we managed 8 members in some games and I know I have had many with 2-4. Honestly been an absolute pleasure these last few days, completely another level to playing solo with randoms. Some very good individual players and team orientated people on here.
We should love to have control over the OCN server, we could get some great games going, but due to "higher powers" that crap ain't ever going to happen, especially knowing how management is on OCN (I gave up folding for OCN because of it now).
If we could control a server, be admins and/or at least give people a server to play on, we honestly would.
Due to no admin being active on the server there's utterly no point in having it up and running.
Finally the "I want to know hat people are playing" well, that's down to EA - they REALLY should implement a feature that lets you know this, but they haven't (at least not yet, nor can I honestly see it happening).
If you want to know who is playing what, add as many OCN members as you can. Then people should take the initiative and before gaming, see what other OCN members are playing and then join up on them.
That's what we have done in the past 2 sessions and it worked out just fine.
After we left another server I invited 10 people into the server, 4 joined and then a later 3 joined up on me after about 20mins of gaming.
We had 7+ OCN members on one server.