Many a time in FH have i been killed or injured by silent and invisible artillery fire (such as the 105 Howitzer) or mortars. Is it supposed to be 'silent and deadly' on purpose? Or is it just a bug that there is no explosions or sound of incoming rounds? Always wondered about this.
Yeah, it's just like you're being sniped, but then you read : ... [howitzer] [11pzg]snotvod :p
My pet peeve in FH. Not the lack of sound or sight of explosions but the fact that arty is stationary and able to become part of pixel shooting. Playing El Al, some one on Allies had this down because the minute a flag would go white, he would hit the flags. Whoever it was he had the middle and the North bunkers down pat. Frankly, it just sucks big time.
That's where the teamwork that nobody bothers with is supposed to come in ... Axis air assets attack 105 battery ... and/or Wespe battery counter-fires on Allied cap attempts ... welcome to the selfish world of online gaming
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27th June 2004
If I remember correctly, I heard that this is a bug that happens because artillery shells are only rendered/have their sounds played when the actual artillery piece is rendered/has its sounds played. Since all objects stop being rendered after certain distances (due to system performance and the fog making it pointless anyways), the shells from them become invisible at that point too. 'Tis an oversight that almost certainly came from the original (vanilla) battlefield not really using artillery much - especially at some of the ranges that FH uses. The optimization made perfect sense for that, but unfortunately, it seems to be hard-coded. Unless only artillery vehicles/objects were made to be rendered at all distances, possibly? I'm not one to know the real effects of that idea, though.
Ahh, interesting. That does make sense because i've been taken out by artillery and i've actually seen the explosion and then i've also been taken out by the 'super secret weapon; invisible and silent artillery' :p (as I've mentioned earlier).
It only seems to be invisible when it hits you directly, like when a tank shells hits a guy right in the chest it doesn't seem to explode as powerfully. That's all I can think of.
To be honest, if someone dropped a load of 105 on you, would you hear it?
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An arty barrage should create a fog of red.
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Chunky Red Sauce (tm) > red mist.And shouldn't you be doing your homework?