A crazy idea popped into my deranged head... Need you guys to give your input...
When FH2 arrives, Im sure plenty of good leagues/ladders and tournaments will arise; wouldn't it be cool if we had the matches broadcasted live, like FragTV allready does for BF2?
But :: why not take also that feature one step closer to realism?
My idea is this::: each match has 2 pickup kits which has only binoculars and parachute... this pickup kit will have light-blue helmet and backpack so its ieasy to distinguish from normal soldiers in-game... We could then have 2 "reporters" reporting live from the battle-scene, with additional comments etc.... And more: since BF2 allready supports "spectator view" and that's what normally being used for broadcasting matches, maybe its cooler to have the broadcaster be IN the actual game... imagine him running around, seeking cover etc while bullets fly around him... not as it is now, a "freecam" that flies around with no real integration into the game...
Further: remember that Jet-pack from SecretWeapons? he could get something like that, with unlimited fuel -- he turns the HUD off, giving a complete blank screen without minimap, heatlh etc and can then fly up on roof-tops etc to "film" the battle...... Also a Helicopter without sound, or perhaps a zero-gravity vehicle, I know that needs to be modelled and coded (no skins needed) but for bf42 lots of helis exist, in Eod, in Secret Weapons etc, perhaps some heli from BF2 vanilla can be used, remove the sound and at least he can fly around to record tank-battles or dog-fights... wouldn't be so much fun to have a 21st centrury heli circling around you in an FH2 battle though, but its just an idea....
But one thing:: is it possible in BF2 to give a Kit for ex: "armor" or extra health? in bf42 its not, but if it is then the reporter would be able to get close-up with fire-fights without dying all the time....
I think it would be cool... to have some true war-correspondance feature to broadcast FH2 matches.... :cool:
I kind of like the idea, but you know if the reporter is ingame he'll be hit by errant 105 shells and viewers won't have fun waching a spawn timer the whole game.
Id have two monitorsand 2 pc's, side by side. And I'd tap into my silly neighbors who don't know how to setup encryption (I'd have at least 5 networks to choose!That way you couldnt match ip addys) Then Id watch one and play the other. Its actually a common thing people were doing. Ever wonder why someone could find you yet you were utterly concealed? Look for that player and see about those on your OWN team who are AFK. Could be that guy...
I don't really see a advantage over freecam use, except being able to zoom in with the binoculars.
But the person could add comments and it would be like a real war correspondant! and yeah he would be armed with like a pistol and a baseball cap or something, there would be one for each side. They could document how the "war" was going on tapes, made w/battlerecorder, for tournaments like WaW. The correspondant would every once and a while get under cover and take a breather to look around, as if he was talking to someone, and then you could use battlerecorder to be the "cameraman" that follows him around. Would add an interesting perspective to it, for people like me who don't really want to play in these things.
Am I the only one who screamed in terror after reading the words "Helicopter" and "Jet pack"?:) The idea of a field correspondent does sound cool but more than often he would be giving away your position to the enemy. The standard freecam would work better IMO.
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I think this is a pretty cool idea. Even the jet pack. That would rule. Everything would be three dimensional. Have you guys not seen the historic and classic war movie The Rocketeer?
Donkey Dong;3376252I think this is a pretty cool idea. Even the jet pack. That would rule. Everything would be three dimensional. Have you guys not seen the historic and classic war movie The Rocketeer?
Does the game have any command line output? We could write a 'Wochenschau' parser that takes the output and creates Wochenschau style output.
Then dump it to a rss feed or something, add a little marching music and whammo.
Not video but hey, might be a fun project.
Jetpack?!? F that! Im running up to wolves and hitting E, then sprinting on all fours with my wolf eyes, all quick like!