BF2 Patch Notes?

A post to the Neowin forums (thanks Total Battlefield 2) offers what are purported to be leaked patch notes for the upcoming version 1.03 patch for Battlefield 2. The update describes a new map (a return to Wake Island?), a BFHQ stats compare feature, new player name "tags," and some balance tweaks, with some accompanying bad news in the form of a projected October 3 release date. This is neither official nor confirmed, so keep your salt shaker handy as you chew on this:
Engineer/Helicopter· Modified the rate at which engineer can repair a helicopter while sitting in the helicopter. It now takes longer for the engineer to repair the helicopter.

Vehicle/Control Point Capture· Only one person in a vehicle counts towards a control point capture. If passengers want to increase the rate of the flag change, they must disembark from the vehicle.

Vehicle/Soldier interaction· Improved physics of vehicles against soldiers so that soldiers are not as easily killed by moving vehicles. Bring on the wing-walkers!

Auto Balance· Auto team balance no longer moves the commander or squad leaders to the other team.

Point Farming· Limits placed on ability to point farm.

Rank/Awards· Criteria for gaining ranks and awards has been changed.

Supply Drop· The commander's supply drop now has an icon on the minimap and a 3D-map icon in the world.
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I liked the sounds of the "only the driver of the vehicle gets capture points" when I first read it but now I am thinking it may hamper the game. Think about it. A fully loaded helicopter comes into a base with a good pilot. The two side gunners are taking out the defenses and one or two other guys are shooting out the back. Normally they would all get points. Now everyone is going to be bailing out of vehicles just to get points leaving the pilot (or driver for that matter) stuck. Especially if it is in a vehicle where the driver can't really do anything offensive like shooting at people who are trying to kill him. I guess we will have to see how it plays out but it sounds like it could have a negative effect. Ok maybe for helos but for tanks and jeeps it is going to suck when your gunner who can look around much faster than you jumps out just to get a point.

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