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Once mouse bindings come in, I'll be able to set flashlight to my thumb key, and I'll try clicking it on and off a lot to cause a strobe effect as I strafe. Hard to do that on the keyboard while moving atm.
if you've got a mouse with macros etc. you can set a keystroke binding to the mouse buttons and aven make those keystrokes program specific. i have my middle mouse button set as "G" and 1 of my thumb buttons to "F" so i can throw grenades and knife from my mouse; but if i quit the game or alt tab the buttons return to their default usage

edit: if BF3 does make it to steam; i'm definitely going to be cancelling my origin preorder..
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I learned that people have gotten used to the light, and if they see the beam on the walls in a hall etc~ they can mentally prepare themselves for it and it doesn't really affect them.

So I learned to flash and stun with the light. I'll appear with it off then turn it on, shoot, leave~ then return with the light off. Usually surprises them.

Normally, best thing I do is wait for them to show up, they spot me~ but as they're about to shoot I light my taclight as I spray. It usually discombobulates them enough for me to edge out a victory with up to two opponents, maybe three.

Once mouse bindings come in, I'll be able to set flashlight to my thumb key, and I'll try clicking it on and off a lot to cause a strobe effect as I strafe. Hard to do that on the keyboard while moving atm.
That's a bit genius. I have a programmable mouse, so I could theoretically program it to turn on the taclight only when I look down the sights. Hmmmmm. Interesto.
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think about it, your getting blinded int he subway tunnel cus its dark and thats half the map....your going to be playing in huge conquest maps, im sure the flashlight won't bother you when your driving by in a tank
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Just want to put this here. Read this over at anandtech. For those of us that played Caspian, even for a few minutes, I think we agree with this (atleast I do).

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Battlefieldo - BF3, A True Sequel to BF2? Yes
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I was involved in the Alpha trial and I enjoyed Operation Metro quite a bit, but there was something missing in it. Like most of the community of gamers eagerly waiting the release of this game, clinging to any new video that is released, I was uncertain if Battlefield 3 would really be the true sequel to Battlefield 2. Once I stepped foot into Caspian Border, I knew this was indeed the Sequel I’ve been waiting years to play. There were Jets flying over head, the sound of tanks treads crumbling through trees in the distance and my squad mate saying voice commands like "There is a big ******* tank over there!"

See that bush soldier? Better prone there with your RPG because a big ******* tank is heading to your position!

With the Open Beta of Battlefield 3 released, there is a lot of complaints about Battlefield 3 from the community. I wanted to write this article to send the word out not to worry and be patient. Operation Metro on 32 player rush is not a true Battlefield 3 Experience in my honest opinion. Yes it has amazing weapon damage and tight infantry combat but playing Caspian Border was a totally different experience and is exactly what 90% of Battlefield fans are waiting for. It’s a shame that it wasn’t made the default Beta map. But perhaps that is due to server related issues.

Caspian Border is not even the largest map in Battlefield 3, and from playing it I was amazed at how huge it was. The flying area was almost triple to what the regular area was, making it easy to take your jet to the outskirts and line up a strafing run on an unsuspecting tank column. Even when on infantry, the level of detail with small rocky areas with grass and bushes was absolutely mind blowing. Whether you are in a helicopter, on foot or taking a flag with a tank you felt a role in this large battle going on. Playing the game on this map really made me admire the features. While you pull G’s on tight corners in the jet, your players breath can be heard heaving. When DICE says BF3 is about immersion, they’ve nailed it spot on. There was nothing more intense then watching a tank battle obliterate a nook of forest with a Cobra helicopter swooping in low to finish off those who survived.

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But if you are sceptical, don’t worry, Battlefield 3 really is the true sequel to Battlefield 2. It’s been well worth the wait.

Edited by ignite - 10/5/11 at 6:15am
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dteg, if it does make it to Steam, I'm sure EA will find someway to incentivise keeping your Origin pre-order.
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i'm sure they will too, but it's going to have to be REALLY good to keep me planted..
great article imo. i've yet to really spend time flying jets though; as i mentioned before my joystick was buggy to say the least, i hope thats all cleared up by release. maybe it's better now since the update but i've yet to check might just do that tonight..
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On the topic of squads:

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3...4925962155306/

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HOW WILL SQUADS WORK IN THE RETAIL VERSION OF BATTLEFIELD 3 ON PC/XBOX 360/PLAYSTATION 3?

Since the Open BETA we’ve added more advanced functionality to manage your squad. You will be able to browse and join specific squads through the squad screen. You can see all players that are in a specific squad as well as who’s playing as lone wolf. As a squad leader you can set your squad to private as well as kick players from the squad.

On console you will also be able to choose if you want the active VoIP channel to be team or squad and invite friends to your squad. You will also be able to mute any player on your team through the scoreboard.
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i can kind of see the kick feature and mute features being abused; but i will admit kicking a sniper camping in our uncap from my squad will definitely bring a smile to my face..

i do find the voip relatively useless though, most of the time i'm in my clan server and we have a clan vent. no need for ingame voice =/
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Originally Posted by chewbaccasdad View Post
dteg, if it does make it to Steam, I'm sure EA will find someway to incentivise keeping your Origin pre-order.
O.o BF3 on steam?
I hope so... Where you guys saw that?
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O.o BF3 on steam?
I hope so... Where you guys saw that?
http://bf3blog.com/2011/10/report-ea...ld-3-to-steam/
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