After posting file comments for a while, I've decided to take it to the streets! Some of the stuff I write may be a bit controversial, but I feel it needs to be said. I haven't read any other posts though so shoot me if I'm going over old ground.
Desert Combat - Everyone's number 1 favourite mod...
I'm started to get annoyed, because the way I see it Desert Combat's starting to take over bf1942. Now don't get me wrong if DC were an unbelievable mod I could justify this, but to be perfectly hounest I think it's over rated. Now no doubt people will be saying, yeah but it's only in it's alpha, and I understand that - but people are saying it's incredible now. There is a massive ammount of DC produce and other new DC style mods appearing (Ji Had anyone), who are trying to 'cash in' so to speak on the the modern warfare setting. Now this wouldn't be so annoying if it wasn't for the fact that gameplay wise desert combat seems to be...lacking. But more annoying for me than that is the way they're sucking all the talent from the other mods (I have to say this is what I've heard so if I'm wrong I stand corrected) as would be skinners, modlers and programmers are lured away from the mods they were working on in search of the fame and fortune they believe desert combat can provide. The result? Output from other mods is seriously reduced and quality independant skins are reduced. If a good plane skin for a WW2 plane is made, the file comment is immediately 'wow your great, you should work for desert combat'. Or someone makes a WW2 map - Immediate comment, 'this looks good but you need to make it for DC'. Bah I say! DC has plenty of maps in production and what is more, many of the maps which are converted to DC are never served anyway. Am I the only one who hopes that Galatic Conquest, EoD and Forgotten Hope will be much better than this? Of course Desert Combat has also led EA to believe that 'modern technology' is the right way to go. Which probably leads to secrete weapons, an attempt to release a expansion pack in keeping with the bf WW2 theme will still trying to induce modernish technology. Sadly the reaction from many fans is this is unwanted, and will no doubt ruin the reputation of the game. It just seems to me that everyone seems to think DC will automatically be the best mod for bf and therefore anyone with talent must join it.
Secondly - On hearing rumours that the Ji Had mod has been taking models out of previous game mods I'd like to ask something...
Isn't it about time there was content sharing in mods, shouldn't WW2 weapons, tanks and planes be put on bf1942 files for the community to acess as a whole. For instance if I wanted a British tank, which will no doubt be made for Forgotten Hope, wouldn't it be handy if they gave permistion for the model to be used in other mods? That way we wouldn't have the same models been made over and over again for mods and instead get the highest qualities models and skins for all mods. However like I say to do this, they must have permision. I DO NOT AGREE WITH UNATHOURISED CONTENT BEEN TAKEN FROM OTHER MODS without the makers agreement. Just me two very large cents, please pick my statements apart. Let's get some other peoples views.
:agreed: i feel the same way Brookster.
I'm waiting for Galactic Conquest, Forgotten Hope, and EoD too. I think DC is overrated and I'm not much a fan of modern warfare anyway.
Im waiting for band of brothers, eod, and forgotten hope.
I agree one hundred percent. It is not that Desert Combat is so great that it is seen as the mother of all mods. I think it is looked at as the best because it was the first. People then seem to think it cannot be beat since it has had what two, three months of pretty much no competition.
Originally posted by VonMeyer Im waiting for band of brothers, eod, and forgotten hope.
Oh yeah, forgot 'bout Band of Brothers
ok, i have to get this out of my system. I hate desert combat! i think it sucks! its so freakin boring! ahhh..... thats better. :cya:
Originally posted by vilramithrang I think it is looked at as the best because it was the first. People then seem to think it cannot be beat since it has had what two, three months of pretty much no competition.
Exactamont! That and a combination of these modern warfare people and people who just think it would be 'cool' to renact a current war on a game. Something I'm not too sure I agree with. Credit for what there is of the mod but I have to say I am much looking forward to EOD, Galatic Conquest and Forgotten Hope rather than the next alpha of desert combat, when they will have no doubt reskinned the Ak-47 for the 100th time. It's that I hate desert combat It's just I think personally it doesn't work too well. For instance the way jets fly - I know they can't get this realistic but it does detract from the mod. I do hope the improve it but the one thing I'd hate the most is if they tried to sell it as an expansion pack. I hope they don't because otherwise people will forget how good origonal bf is.
P.S Let me also say I am amazed by some of the stirling work been created for mods such as 'Empires' 'Spy Mod', 'Black Hawk Down', 'Siege Mod', 'GI Joe' and many many more - It's been a pleasure to see these develop and sometimes I don't think they get the credit they deserve. Keep it up!