Eric wrote on Feb 17, 2010, 13:57:
I haven't been paying much attention to this game, but I can't even believe this game won't have a dedicated server binary or LAN support?!
On occasion I attend a LAN party with a group of guys that still play BF1942/DC. Looking back on where we've been, it is really sad where we're going.
It has dedicated servers through the EA Hosted partner bullshit. Honestly it sucks but it sucks far less than matchmaking and thankfully there are plenty of partners this time around so there should be some price competition.
As for lan support, I can't really get upset about it because the entire industry has moved away from lan party functionality sadly.
And sniping in this game is absolutely awesome. They really nailed it in my opinion, it's so rewarding to line up a shot, see the enemy fire at the same time you do and see him go down instead of u. (because he missed) There is almost no twitch shots involved, the range and location have to be carefully aimed and it's so damn fun to see someone firing at you while you stay focused and land a better shot, BOOM HEADSHOT!
I love the snipers role in this game. You can make a ridiculous number of points by being a real sniper and strategically focusing on specific targets and providing spotting for your team. It's a huge difference when you're on Assault to have your enemies spotted ahead of time by a sniper. I love how they integrated that functionality. I also tend to focus on targets near objectives instead of being one of those retards who thinks sniping is all about trying to kill everyone you see. I let plenty of targets escape if it means I can take out the sniper or MG guy covering an MCOM. I got my first sniper hit on a helicopter pilot last night and nothing is quite as satisfying as seeing that Apache spiral to the ground.
They nailed sniper in this game, too many people will play it like any other FPS and that's a real shame because when it's played right its amazing for team support.
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