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nurturedhate

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Few bugs, nothing terrible. Z is my prone, works fine in main game. Will not go prone in any of the portal games. I can kneel, but not prone. Makes it hard trying to shoot a lmg or just avoiding people.
There's no prone in BC2. Took me a sec to remember that as well.
 

MrSquished

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No in game voice chat I just read? That is so so dumb.

What have these developers been doing for 3 years?
 

sze5003

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No in game voice chat I just read? That is so so dumb.

What have these developers been doing for 3 years?
From what I've been reading and watching some people on YouTube like jackfrags, I don't understand why it took 4 development teams and 3 years for this game. No campaign, cut out a lot of stuff from previous titles in the series, less destruction to the environment, and giant lifeless maps, 23 guns total.

At this point I'm hoping I will enjoy Portal and hopefully get to play some maps I remember.
 

MrSquished

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From what I've been reading and watching some people on YouTube like jackfrags, I don't understand why it took 4 development teams and 3 years for this game. No campaign, cut out a lot of stuff from previous titles in the series, less destruction to the environment, and giant lifeless maps, 23 guns total.

At this point I'm hoping I will enjoy Portal and hopefully get to play some maps I remember.
Seriously. How the fuck are you supposed to chat with others to play strategically, plus meet other players you gel with to then play together more. That's how it works, you talk in game and meet people.

That is terrible.

I've read from multiple places portal is fun and the saving grace.
 

sze5003

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Seriously. How the fuck are you supposed to chat with others to play strategically, plus meet other players you gel with to then play together more. That's how it works, you talk in game and meet people.

That is terrible.

I've read from multiple places portal is fun and the saving grace.
Is there no voice chat at all in Portal too? I guess for the main game since everyone can be a one man army type of character through the different specialists, they didn't bother to include voice chat..but that wouldn't really make sense because chat is useful for game mode like hazard zone.

I saw options for it in the open beta but it didn't work at all. I'm thinking it will be added later because I definitely saw key bindings for push to talk or open mic in audio settings.
 

Ackmed

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There's no prone in BC2. Took me a sec to remember that as well.
Damn, I totally forgot about that too. So used to it in ever game now, thanks for the reminder. I was going crazy trying to figure out why it wasnt working.
 

JTsyo

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From what I've been reading and watching some people on YouTube like jackfrags, I don't understand why it took 4 development teams and 3 years for this game. No campaign, cut out a lot of stuff from previous titles in the series, less destruction to the environment, and giant lifeless maps, 23 guns total.

At this point I'm hoping I will enjoy Portal and hopefully get to play some maps I remember.
The rumors are: making a Battle Royal game and then turning it into a regular Battlefield. It would expain why there's a minimal teamwork and armor as equipment.
 

GodisanAtheist

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From what I've been reading and watching some people on YouTube like jackfrags, I don't understand why it took 4 development teams and 3 years for this game. No campaign, cut out a lot of stuff from previous titles in the series, less destruction to the environment, and giant lifeless maps, 23 guns total.

At this point I'm hoping I will enjoy Portal and hopefully get to play some maps I remember.
- Its the same with all EA (and frankly most AAA) properties now.

Someone wanted to chase whatever the latest gaming trend was. They made a game called "internal codename game" and put it together. Some suit see's the game and says "I like, but how about these 50 changes" and the game goes through 2-3 complete teardowns/rebuilds as this cycle repeats itself.

One day someone notices that the development hell game is not gonna make ROI, so another suit says "lets slap [well established series'] name on this thing" and immediately like that all the ROI projections are back in balance.

The game is torn down and rebuilt 2-3 more times to get it "up to snuff" and "to the standards our fans expect". Its then torn down and rebuilt one final time in 6 months of hellish crunch that has a couple devs commit suicide or leave the industry or have a divorce and is pushed out the door.

Then @sze5003 asks "How the **** did it take this long and so many teams to make this piece of ****?!"
 

Ackmed

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I still cannot get BF3 to change optics. T doesn't work, though it works in the main game. I can go to weapons and configure it to have two, but just can't switch between the two. FRAPS doesn't seem to work, neither does CAM software. Trying to show FPS in the game.

Wife picked up my 3080TI today, guy tried to give her 3k when she was leaving. But she knew I wouldn't want that and told him no.

Got it installed, turned up graphics to Ultra and other options. Seems to run smooth but can't get any FPS software to work. Hitting ` and 'perfoverlay.drawfps 1' doesn't work either. Plays smooth but want to monitor it with different settings.

Still playing Portal more than anything, Caspian Border over and over is what I want.

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aigomorla

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lol i was bot / player farming on portal as its so broken.
somehow got lucky to be on the side with guns.
and well i can see why people are pissed at the xp farms on the game.
 

Stuka87

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Got it installed, turned up graphics to Ultra and other options. Seems to run smooth but can't get any FPS software to work. Hitting ` and 'perfoverlay.drawfps 1' doesn't work either. Plays smooth but want to monitor it with different settings.
Typing perfoverlay.drawfps 1 into the console certainly does work. You should end up with green text in the upper right corner. It will show CPU and GPU FPS. By having both you will know if you need to adjust settings that hit GPU or CPU.
 

quikah

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After about 4-5 hours Portal is the only fun thing in the game.

Might pick it up when it hits $20, certainly not worth the $60 they are asking now. Should be in about a month or 2 judging by the reception it has been getting unless they can pull a miracle patch out of thin air.
 

balloonshark

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Just found out this game has bots. I may have to pick it up later on. Hopefully they keep the XP/unlocks with bot play even if they have to separate it from real multiplayer XP/unlocks. I have no interest in multiplayer shooters any more. I have a feeling the try hards will whine until they completely nerf bot play. My money will stay in my pocket until everything shakes out because of the way they nerfed everything in BF4. That was the last time I payed full price for a game.
 

Ackmed

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Typing perfoverlay.drawfps 1 into the console certainly does work. You should end up with green text in the upper right corner. It will show CPU and GPU FPS. By having both you will know if you need to adjust settings that hit GPU or CPU.
Thanks, I did that but forgot the 1 at the end. Been so long since I have had to do that. Working before I launch the game, but not in the game. EA's new software is Beta, as it says, hopefully works better after. But CAM is bug ridden. FRAPS has always worked no matter what the past 20 years, won't now for some reason.

I didn't know Steam had Battlefield back, or else I would have used them. I almost dropped BF when they made it an Origin exclusive. But I am a EA Play Pro member so it was free. May buy it on Steam anyways.
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Shmee

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In origin there is an option to show FPS in games.
 

JTsyo

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Typing perfoverlay.drawfps 1 into the console certainly does work. You should end up with green text in the upper right corner. It will show CPU and GPU FPS. By having both you will know if you need to adjust settings that hit GPU or CPU.
What's the sim listing under CPU?
 

MrSquished

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Small patch today for some bugs, they said they will put out two more patches in the next 30 days I think, with the second one being larger and adding some features. Let's see how this fleshes out.
 

sze5003

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I will try and play after work but I'll probably only do portal. Not sure they can fix the structure of the game but hopefully the bugs they will get eventually. It really sucks that voice chat for pc is not in at launch.

My friend played earlier today and told me it kind of sucks lol.
 

KentState

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Wife picked up my 3080TI today, guy tried to give her 3k when she was leaving. But she knew I wouldn't want that and told him no.
Did you get the guys number? LOL

I would gladly part with either my 3090 or 3080 Ti for 3k.
 

MrSquished

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I will try and play after work but I'll probably only do portal. Not sure they can fix the structure of the game but hopefully the bugs they will get eventually. It really sucks that voice chat for pc is not in at launch.

My friend played earlier today and told me it kind of sucks lol.
I saw some pretty good gameplay from JackFrags on hazard zone. It's a shame how they fucked up this game. Still has potential. BFV started off pretty shitty to a lot of people then got fixed, but will the player base stick around to find out?

Vanguard looks shitty and I'm not into another older era shooter right now. It's a poor time for shooters that aren't battle royale. I hate marketing execs that drive terrible decisions for developers. I know DICE can make a good BF, they must be being hampered by the business decisions of EA, which we all know sucks the life out of so many games.
 

sze5003

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I saw some pretty good gameplay from JackFrags on hazard zone. It's a shame how they fucked up this game. Still has potential. BFV started off pretty shitty to a lot of people then got fixed, but will the player base stick around to find out?

Vanguard looks shitty and I'm not into another older era shooter right now. It's a poor time for shooters that aren't battle royale. I hate marketing execs that drive terrible decisions for developers. I know DICE can make a good BF, they must be being hampered by the business decisions of EA, which we all know sucks the life out of so many games.
I have cod Vanguard and I enjoy the short campaign but I also had some fun in the multiplayer. It's way too fast paced for my liking and some of the maps are cool but again I feel like they are too small for how chaotic the gameplay gets.

It's much faster than modern warfare 2019 and I already thought that one was quick. But cod is only fun for a few brainless shooter matches and nothing else, at least unlocking the weapon mods makes the weapons more fun to use.

Unfortunately all the devs that previously worked on the other battlefield titles have left DICE.

I also watch JackFrags but I remember during the open beta he was criticizing the game heavily. Suddenly now he must have gotten paid by EA and I'm sure most content creators and YouTube streamers are, because he was praising it so highly in his streams the past few days, talking about "look at all this destruction" when we know it's nothing like what the destruction physics were before.
 
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