Berlin and other such "frantic" maps.
Hehe- I didn't care much for Berlin and Stalingrad in the original game, and not much difference in FH. I got into gaming late in life (58 now) and as a result never was weaned on hours of Doom, Quake, and other FPS games. In fact, BF1942 was the first "shooter" I ever bought. (started out in flightsims)
I'm just not quick enough, and seldom stay alive more than a couple of minutes.
Besides, it sort of offends my sense of realism. The real battles were awful meat-grinders, but after the initial large-scale assaults, both places devolved into small groups of 4-5 men, "kill groups", who would work carefully through the blasted rubble, searching for other kill groups. Lots of snipers, ala "Enemy at the Gates". This frantic running around with submachine guns blazing would have just been suicide. Then there's the Axis "I can throw a grenade 200 yards" thing....Yeah, I know, the potato-masher handle might give you a little more range, but grenades are hefty (I have tossed a few). There might be a few stout fellows who can exceed 50 yards, but not many.
My best tactic so far is to find a hidey-hole and pop ususpecting enemy as they run past. Sooner or later they figure out where I am, and throw a grenade from across the river....hehe.
haha classic. yeah i dont like those much either.
Don't feel bad... Its rare to live more than three minutes on those kinds of maps (for me, at least...) With all the running around and close quarters, it can get quite... disorganized.
The same reasons my dad sticks to flightsims and rts games (he's 56 now)
nice. I dont see why my dad is the only dad in the world which dont play computer games! :'(
Living 2 minutes on Berlin is above average unless you are hiding in a hole. I enjoy those maps. They are a nice change of pace from the other maps in FH. Especially if you just came off of a tank grinder like Prok.
You're a little older than me but more story is the same. BF1942 was the first FPS I tried. And I get frustrated at times cause it all depends on who sees who first whether it be eyesight or computer lag and then how quickly you can pull the trigger after that. I guess its like sports - the older (and slower) you get the more wisdom and experience you need to compete. There are some maps and situations I refuse to stay and be cannon fodder in. Hang in there.
HMMMM 58 ...too old. I'm 56 and I don't agree with you....with the exception of my reaction timing which is not quite as good as 20 years ago but I hold my own...I think ;) . In our clan, our arty guy is 60...... now thats old Whitt
I take what n0e says way too seriously
12th March 2004
What a nice thread,it makes me feel young again.:)
HOly smokes! huray for hte old guys *looks* oh im one too