good day fh freaks i have an idea (i know it will find resistance) why not replace the old boring, unrealistic , undetailed vanilla bf maps (e.g. Bocage) with better ones made my custom mappers? The vanilla ones are just played out and the only advantage they give is, that everyone knows them. So why not officialy replace bocage with Ot's. Hell of bocage? its 500% as good as the old one. Or another one el elamein theres a remake at www.kwk-clan.de which looks better and does more fun. El elamein is just a map for planes, while the remake makes it to be nice for everyone. At the same website there is a total remake of tobruk which i think is also very well done and lots of more remakes and new maps (its not an advertisment- they are just good)
I support your idea. Especially the old bocage really ought to be thrown out. Looks ugly and plays like shit. Otolikos "hell of bocage" is really worthy as a replacement. Cant say anything about the el al map as i dont know the remake and the old does not disturb me that much..
Have any screen shots of the remade El Alamein? Some of those customs maps from that site looking pretty interesting.
no there arent any available but go here http://www.kwk-clan.de/main.html and dl them
I agree it would be wonderful if they were all made from scratch. But I am one of the people who think that a worthy compromise could be to have the current FH-versions of DICE maps be a separate map pack that was not part of 0,7. I like some of the old DICE maps, such as Battle for Britain. I have no doubt the FH devs can/will make a better BoB map, though. As for servers running them, that's their choice, but ideally, I'd like to see all-FH map servers split up into theatres by days (mondays and tuesdays=West Front maps, Wednesday and Thursday=East Front maps, etc.).
(its not an advertisment- they are just good)
I agree, I think there's many maps that could be redone but I'd probably put Bocage & some desert maps first, Berlin as well.
Berlin totally sucks. For some reason DICE thought one of the most powerful nations in the world 's capital city couldn't afford paved streets. I support the making of a new Berlin, complete with historical buildings such as the Reichstag, landmarks such as statues and such, and streets, not dirt roads.
schoolkidBerlin totally sucks. For some reason DICE thought one of the most powerful nations in the world 's capital city couldn't afford paved streets.
And the entire Red army should be squeezed into a single alley and given 1 tank...
Anyone ever play Secret Weapons? I heard that was made by Dice Canada. If so, they know how to do a city map. Just play Essen and walk through the city - it actually feels, somewhat, like a city (or at least, more so than Berlin). The best city I've seen so far is in the map Arnhem. Still, none of the cities I've seen in Bf1942 or any of its WWII mods can compare to cities in Call of Duty and even the graphically inferior Medal of Honor Allied Assault. While the buildings in those two games all look different and unique, BF1942 uses the same cookie-cutter buildings over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, until it makes you feel as sick as reading this sentence.
Schoolkid I would have totally agreed with you until recently but I beleive the time has come for things like that to change. FH .67 as an example, and as well here's an example; earlier when I was playing Otolikos' Ramelle Neuville I couldn't help but notice & admire how much better the town(s) starting look as compared to previous maps due to the new FH statics, same goes for Foy & Meuse River Line. The new statics are really doing wonders to bring these towns to life and make them seem more featured and therefore more beleivable. Lets keep our fingers crossed for more statics to enrich the environment(s) & keep our patience as I imagine the FH crew have by far shown all their cards. Who knows, their might by a city type map in the pipeline.