I know there was probably already a thread on this, but I decided to make a poll. And being lazy like I am, I quoted Beast of war (hope ya dont mind:) ) because I agree with everything he said.
Beast Of War And i will never understand why the devs decided agianst locking vehicles.....
90 % of all FH games are still public server run games and stalking and stealing the other sides equipment in their main base ruins every map and game. That it does not happen in a specific server is bullshit, however tiranical the admins rule there.
How can players be expected to go out in the map and take/defend flags if primairy equipment is taken from their main base all the time ? The only way now to prevent it is to permanently guard respawning vehicles, wich means you cannot fight in the map so you are not helping your team to win. In most servers you will be even kicked if you remain in your own base too long.
A fact is, enemy players should not be in an enemy main base, if the flag cannot be taken. The only way to make that happen is take away the reason for enemy lame players to be there : locking enemy vehicles.....
With the enemy vehicles locked, there is no reason anymore to camp in an enemy base before all flags in the map are taken and the whole army is attacking that base.
I think the devs think taking enemy vehicles is a tactic ( attack enemies in the back ) and a good means to balance powerfull enemy equipment. But in reality it is game ruiining and extremely DICE arcade. I even think no player really likes this feature, exept the ones that are so skilless they need the most powerfull vehicles to get a score, and have to steal them if they are on the "wrong" team. It is just a lame feature, for lame players.
And it gets players kicked who on accident fire on an enemy vehicle but kill a teammate and get kicked off the server for it. Having to use a minimap before you fire on an enemy vehicle is rediculous......no real military unit ever hesitates to fire on an enemy vehicle, or is killed itself instead......why should we have to hesitate and first look on a map if the vehicle is clearly an enemy vehicle ? Players that say they can look on the minimap and shoot without delay talk out of their ass......looking on a minimap and your brains processing that information will cost you 1 a 2 seconds at least.......if you shoot on sight you are therefore a full 1 a 2 seconds faster. I hate this game very much that i am penalized for shooting enemy vehicles on visual contact , because lame friendly players drive around in them......so much for realism.....
I hope the devs reconsider it for next versions......because enemy vehicle campers running around in your base from half a minute after game start on is really ruiining an otherwise perfect wargame.
BOW is crazy and should go outside to soak up some good sun because ur posts have to be 200 words or more :p
anyways YES the vechicles should be locked, because an american in a king tiger doesnt take the king tiger for advantage, he can kill the whole german team but in german hands the king tiger is sometimes neglected and unprotected
i mean maybe the devs should make a pickup kit for tankers, in that way the tanker can not be the ultimate soldier by driving a tank and then abondon it to kill infantry
This has been disscussed before, and the answer is still: NO!
Stealing tanks is a part of the game. If you lock the tanks, alot of players wont play. Seeing as its a game, I think its alright if you can have fun, but wait, we want realism...so that means lets dump everything thats fun.
Dread thinks I'm a special person
5th February 2004
No locked vehicles. These kinds of suggestions that aim for realism would take all the fun away and the mod would lose a lot of players. You must remember that this is still only a game and not real war. In real war it might have been impossible to use enemy vehicles, but this is a game where everyone can still drive a tank with arrow keys, rotate the turret with mouse and fire with the left mouse button. So my vote is NO!
well, if you dont wanna lock for the other team, why dont you make more time to enter in a enemy vehicle??
I was always a feature in BF 1942 that you could use ANY vehicle on the Battlefield. That is one reason why BF was so attractive and popular.
Locking vehicles for enemy players wouldn´t have much inpact on game-play on most maps, but would make the game increasingly frustrating over time.
If I see any tank on the Battlefield, then I want to be able to drive it. no matter what side it belongs to. So my vote is AGAINST locking vehciles.
However I would promote needing longer to enter a vehicle. Because the sudden teleportation into a vehicle can be pretty lame sometimes. It would be nice if it took about 2 Seconds to enter a vehicle, or that you could only enter tanks from above...
Yes! Especially planes and tank. It's okay that you can steal a jeep or APC, I don't mind that, because they are not really that important to the overall advancing on the particular map for the teams. It's more crucial if fx a yank steals a Tiger from the axis base, or steals it on the battlefield. Because those vehicles can almost turn the balancing upside down, and make the other team loose, just because they lost that one single vehicle. Now about the thing when a flag turns side, and there still are vehicles left from the other team. Well then they'll just have to put some piats / panzerfausts or satchels on them, and then wait for their vehicles to spawn. I think it's worth sacrifising those thing that judge reinhold mentioned in this thread
I am starting to get tired of this stuff. Things that only hinder the gameplay, and make people not want to play. When it aint broke, dont fix it. And i for one say it aint broke, and its fine. If you are stupid enough to repair your tank and let some "yank" take your tiger, so be it, but dont be a stupid noob and penalize everyone for it. I think some of you guys are trying to create ideas just so you can post them. Even if they wont work, you guys are trying to think of something creative, and more times than not, its very stupid.