Driver1. Attacking a main base and taking shit for it is total bullshit. In war do you think that people never attacked things they knew they couldnt win? Take the Bulge for one example, did the Germans decide not to create an offencive when they knew they were loosing and retreating to Germany? What the fuck is this?
2. In real war, the Tank crews blew up their own tanks so that the enemy couldnt steal them when they got disabled. Ok, you dont want tanks being stolen from the main base? BLOW THEM UP FOR US. If no ones there, their anyones vehicles. Its going to be like that untill you can paint a white star or a swastika on them so that you can discriminate. Untill that happens, when I jump in your tank, its your loss. Deal with it.
Thanks but no thanks.......when i blow up tanks in my own base i will be kicked off the server as a total nOOb......and rightly so.
Funny to see people trying to bring up the most rediculous arguments to justify a total unrealistic feature.
Advanced enemy vehciles ( not jeeps, trucks or motorcycles ) should be locked and that is the best possible solution for a credible realistic wargame......period.
If that cannot be, main bases should be secured with fences or other barriers preventing enemy players to be able to just walk right in.......there is no real military base in the world that you can just walk right in.....it is simply rediculous.
Maybe it will take time for to convince the devs of this, and maybe we will never succeed in that, but as long as enemy vehicles can be stolen the game will never succeed in making you feel asif you are really experiencing a WWII battle......and that is the ultimate aim for most WWII games....
I mostly agree with Beast. Tanks should be locked. In the previous discussions about this, there were some good ideas posted to counter the problems that arise with locking vehicles (IE capping a base, and the enemy tanks are still, forcing you to blow them up.) Like, just make them disappear or blow up when the flag is capped. But, I don't want to get indepth, it's been done.
As for running around in the enemies main base? I guess I could go either way.
SungodBut what about people like me, who forgo the parachute and would rather be an engie, especially on maps like Bocage where there is no hangar to repair so I can repair myself on a far corner of the map and not worry about death from above or some tank thats wandered onto my runway. I definately do not like this idea. I think its fine as is.
The idea is good. It's just a matter of adding an hangar to all maps like Bocage.
If you have read anything about the war in Africa, Russia and even Europe you will see that both sides routinely turned enemy tanks against their former owners. Unfortunately it was difficult for the American crews to steer the vehicles since they used voice-activated driving controls that only responded to German spoken with a true Austrian accent, as opposed to the standard ignition systems and steering columns used on Western vehicles. (!!!) A few links I quickly dug up on google beyond the various books I have read on the war that mentioned the use of captured enemy vehicles. Hell, Rommel would have been finished months earlier in Africa had he not relied on stolen British vehicles, guns and ammunition to compensate for Italian incompetence at supplying the Panzer Army Afrika. http://www.battlefield.ru/library/battles/battle16.html http://www.achtungpanzer.com/briti.htm http://www.achtungpanzer.com/ct.htm http://www.achtungpanzer.com/ctpic.htm http://www.battlefield.ru/captured/captured.html http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764302655/wwwlink-software-21/202-3498198-4072617 http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/088740524X/wwwlink-software-21/202-3498198-4072617 Shall I keep posting links?
Hm it would be quite fun if in Gazala Germans captured one of outposts that starts with the British flag that has like 1 or 2 Matildas II and when those were destroyed it would spawn a modified Matilda II (with the german cross signs painted on it) and not some Stugs. After all Germans do lack of good tanks on that map. :) NOTE: Keep in mind that what I've just said above is not related to locking/unlocking vehicles.