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Pappy Boyington

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#1 15 years ago

I hate it when I call for back-up (air/naval cover or reinforcements ect.) and get none. I KNOW there are alot of spamming smacktards in this game but I dont call without good reason. If any of you good players see me calling for assistance of some sort please do me a favor and answer the call if you can, tnx.

~Pappy




Hot Shot 12

I follow teh Moo!

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#2 15 years ago

I hate that 2. Whenever someone else requests a pickup or medic or engineer and i can help i always do. :agreed:




OutKast

Dread thinks I'm a special person

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#3 15 years ago

yeah...I only have the multiplayer demo right now but am planning to get it...I have a question though...how do you crounch and lay on the ground?




Pappy Boyington

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#4 15 years ago

Crouch = ctrl

Lay Prone = Z




Asmodan

Slightly cooler than a n00b

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#5 15 years ago

I've played quite a few games with you actually, nice to have a decent teammate for a change. I generally try to back up the people that call for it, but if I'm halfway across the map or it's obvious they don't need it I don't bother. When you see a guy call for anti-tank support and there are ten friendly arrows around him on the map flying/driving over there is more than likely pointless.




Hot Shot 12

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#6 15 years ago

Which servers do you guys usually play on? I mostly play on EA servers because they are the fastest with my pings in the 20's. But i tire of idiots who destroy vehicules right before another team mate can get in it. (and TKrs) Whenever i see something like that i go crazy and kill him like 2X in a row just to teach 'em a lesson.




Asmodan

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#7 15 years ago

I hit the EA servers a lot myself, simply for the ping factor. You're right though, the lack of decent players can get frustrating. I couldn't tell you how many times I've seen games lost because not one person on a team seems to understand that the point of conquest is to take flags. Germans that sit in their main base and shell the windmill for the whole game on Battle of the Bulge. Allies that sit on the beach and snipe through Omaha Beach. A dozen guys standing on the aircraft carriers on Midway and Wake. You name it, and the stupid ones will do it (or not do it in this case).

Another good server is Wisconsin Death Trip. Good pings, great connection and usually at least a few decent players.

You might want to look into using All Seeing Eye instead of the in-game server browser. ASE lets you search for specific players, so you can find decent people to play with or at the very least see which servers good players frequent.




Bdr Hickman

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#8 15 years ago

I feel that many players don't realise that its a team based game and it's important to back up your team. Its a doom/unreal mentality that many gamers bring to bf42. Don't get me wrong great games in their own right but "look-after-#1" tactics just don't work. Its this squad gameplay that makes bf42 what it is fresh new online gaming. Its got me so annoyed that this concept is misused on so many servers that Iam looking at joining a clan just to play the game as it should be.




Dr. Yoshi

MEDIC!!!

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#9 15 years ago

Unless I plan on using my jeep as a suicide bomb, which I love to do, I'll pick up anyone who requests a pickup as long as I can reach them without putting my own life at risk. Same goes with transport boats.




TheCatPeeler

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#10 15 years ago

i PROMISE, if i am on your server and you yell for a grease monkey i will do everything in my power to haul ass to your position to repair your tank or plane. as a medic i wont go all the way across a map for you, but will definatly go out of my way. if you are close you will become my top priority. i think people are so fed up with not getting any help the dont call for it anymore. i hardly ever hear a med. or eng. call on the com. i usually just see wounded peeps or vehicals.

i like to ride in turrets with the tanks, and bail when we get to the front. the turret is a death trap. i will get out and follow the armor, sticking to cover and waiting for a chance to repair the tank or to use some dets or mines. as a medic i try to run alongside the bazooka joe's and engineers to provide support against infantry, and to use my medkit on the wounded. i think these are the roles that meds and eng. were made for. its a shame more people dont use them to help.