Originally Posted by moocowman
I'll ask you this as well. What exactly do you suggest they do?
Commander is there and can communicate to any squad specifically and with the way commander assets work, if you don't work as a team you'll be SOL and your team will get steam-rolled. In-game VoIP is there for communication between squad mates and as mentioned above, commander to specific squads. Field upgrades put a huge emphasis on working as a squad and you literally can't progress to higher tiers without doing squad objectives such as reviving and resupplying squad mates and if your whole squad dies, your whole squad loses that progress have to start over from the first tier. Modes like Defuse and Obliteration require teamwork (I'd hate to be the one running the bomb in Obliteration on a team who refuses to work together).
DICE is providing the tools to work as a team and very much encouraging it. It's up to the players to actually work as a team.
I as well as you and pretty much anyone else knows BF4 is a arcade game. With that pointed out, lets take team play one step further. I'm sure you know how it works with the squads and so forth. But just to make the team/squads play more as a team here are some ideals.
Make the sniper class as it's suppose to be with a spotter. Two people equals two players working together. This is team work.
As for the squads go, and say there are 5 members in each squad and say 6 classes. Only one player can be one class. This create even more team play. Now one must count on a player to heal, ammo, recon and so forth. This takes the person who just wants to camp out of the team. This is also how I and pretty much all who played BF2 did it. We didn't all jump into the medic class or the support class, we created a well oiled team/squad. I still play like this today. If my squad has no medic, I will jump in as mecic, it no one is support I will jump in as support.
Team speak/voip is great. But many don't care for it for many different reasons.
The real problem with the Bf series is most just want to camp and spew M302 shells, grenades or snipe