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Why No Commander in Battlefield 3

Eurogamer has an explanation from Karl Magnus Troedsson, general manager of DICE, on why there will be no commander in Battlefield 3, the next installment in DICE's military shooter series. "That's why the idea that we've had, the team-play elements of the Commander mode that we really like, we have tried to push down to the squads and the squad leaders," he explains. "We've tried to push this down into the squads so they can both fill the roles that the Commander had, but then also be an active soldier on the battlefield." Here's why:

"I don't know how many people have tried to play as a Commander in Battlefield 2, but it's kind of a strange experience. Everyone agrees that that actual role of the Commander is very, very cool. But the problem is that only one person per team could play it, and it was always the highest ranking one.

"But even for the people that played as a Commander, the first thing they did was what? They ran off to a corner somewhere and lay down there and tried to hide so the Spec Ops guy wouldn't find them when he was going to blow up the installations.

"They basically spent the whole match lying on the ground on some obscure corner of the map, hoping not to get knifed in the back and trying to support people."

Troedsson concluded: "There was something very cool about the Commander role and there was also something a bit flawed, we have to say."

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10. Re: Why No Commander in Battlefield 3 Sep 22, 2011, 23:41 bhcompy
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 22, 2011, 20:43:
He forgot to mention the commanders that dropped vehicles ON YOUR HEAD, supply drops on ROOFS, and artillery on flags the team was trying to capture, followed by 50 thousand felt chat lines on "lets kick the commander" and a felt 600 votes, and revote attempts to get rid of the commander.

Only to be followed up by someone who never before played commander and had no clue what to do.

vehicle drops on enemy snipers' heads was the best ever
 
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