Bad Company 2 Beta - thoughts, opinions?

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Sikkyu

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having alot more fun with this game

I have a 3 gameplay vids of BC2 beta

I had an extremely good sniper round and thats up there as well

www.youtube.com/user/sikkyu

PS, hardcore mode is fucking awesome. that is all
 

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this game has some of the best sound i've ever heard in a game. oh yeah, it looks good too.
 

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The only thing I'm getting bored of is playing the same map and game mode for 10 days straight.

Whats the difference between getting bored of the game and getting bored of "only" the map and game type? That's the entire beta right there lol.
 

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s[H]aqFU;1035300016 said:
price drop to 20.00 before its out tells you all you need to know about this game!
rofl

Could be a price error and its not LE (Not that it matters). Still, $20 for a PC game and the BETA is already fun.. so if you can snag it for $20... STEAL OF A DEAL.
 

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The only thing I'm getting bored of is playing the same map and game mode for 10 days straight.

Try a hardcore server(One that says Hardcore or HC in the server title), it is MUCH harder for the attackers, if you don't work as squads, you wont get past the first two points.
 
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price drop to 20.00 before its out tells you all you need to know about this game!
rofl

Considering it's still $50-60 everywhere else, it's obviously a pricing mistake.
 

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this game has some of the best sound i've ever heard in a game. oh yeah, it looks good too.

Considering the directional sound in this game is very poor, it could use some work. Seriously, you can't hear anything behind you half the time. The game reminds me of Source when it comes to sound. Muffled, and not great.
 
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Jap1987

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Wow. Watched those vids of Sikkyu sniping. If hardcore mode keeps one shot sniper kills to anywhere on the body than i am not playing it. Really wanted to like hardcore but snipers will dominate.
 

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Same, Here, Getting Bored of PORT VALDEZ and same game mode, Anyway, It gave me chance to play each class and vehicles.

http://ultimateprestige.com/
EA GUIDE shows only certain Game Types will be avaible on certain maps :(

Anyway almost reach lvl 11, mostly playing on polish serveres(ping 15) or swiss(30)
Leaving Beta, and Have to finish DEAD SPACE(70% complete) and maybe even GTA4
 

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Definitely loving this game. Have logged 60hrs already ... on one map, one game mode. I r teh loozer.
 

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Wow. Watched those vids of Sikkyu sniping. If hardcore mode keeps one shot sniper kills to anywhere on the body than i am not playing it. Really wanted to like hardcore but snipers will dominate.


If anything, the hardcore mode helps infantry against snipers.

In normal mode it takes 1-2 sniper shots for a kill while taking like 10 shots with a rifle. In this case a sniper can easily back away from the action when they start to get hit.

In hardcore mode, while snipers take 1 shot to kill, guaranteed, rifles can now kill with 2-3 shots, making it much easier to pick off snipers at a distance.

Further, the sniper loses their special motion detector ability in hardcore mode. So no, I don't think they especially dominate hardcore modes.
 

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Yeah... I think any class that can get a guaranteed one-shot-kill every time is overpowered.

Also, a friend and I noticed the armor is much more powerful, and it is impossible to take any of the MCOMs away from a competent enemy because they can kill 3-4 guys planting a bomb with out really trying.

They have a balancing act to perform in hardcore.
 

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Yeah... I think any class that can get a guaranteed one-shot-kill every time is overpowered.

Also, a friend and I noticed the armor is much more powerful, and it is impossible to take any of the MCOMs away from a competent enemy because they can kill 3-4 guys planting a bomb with out really trying.

They have a balancing act to perform in hardcore.

I think the only way to really balance that out is to increase the spawn time.
 

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Also, a friend and I noticed the armor is much more powerful, and it is impossible to take any of the MCOMs away from a competent enemy because they can kill 3-4 guys planting a bomb with out really trying.

Did your engineer keep missing? I havent played a HC round, but obviously taking care of the armor is always a priority. Or at least distract him. There are TOW emplacements everywhere too. This is battlefield, no one wants the vehicles nerfed.
 

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Finally got some time on a hardcore server. Its way more suited to my style.

Some of you guys may think that less shots to kill takes away the "skill" aspect, but I really dont understand what you are smoking to think this, it simply requires a *different* type of skill. In games which take lots of bullets to kill my KDR is usually something like 0.5 to 0.7 on average. On games where a couple of bullets will kill, my KDR is more like 2 to 1 or better. I just dont have a brilliant ability to keep an enemy in my sights for long enough to pump 5 or 6 bullets into them (or worse yet, try and hit them in the head), but that doesn't make me unskilled, otherwise I wouldn't be able to get better than average scores in high bullet power games.

But anyway, I like hardcore, its way more fun for me. The only thing I dont like is the more powerful snipers, someone with a bit of skill can take you down as you are running across the battlefield straight after spawning in a very annoying manner. I'd rather 1x headshot = dead and 2 body shots = dead for snipers.
 

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Did your engineer keep missing? I havent played a HC round, but obviously taking care of the armor is always a priority. Or at least distract him. There are TOW emplacements everywhere too. This is battlefield, no one wants the vehicles nerfed.

No, we were in the tank. My buddy was an engineer and occasionally had to get out to repair it a bit, but the tank lasted the the entire time we had it. He was in the main gun and went 15-5 in only a few minutes (all 5 deaths were before getting the tank).

Despite this, our team couldn't cap an MCOM because it is impossible to hold a point long enough when you are a sitting duck and 2-3 bullets will kill you.

If they can fix the tank damage, and sniper power, then conquest in hardcore mode will be a blast.
 

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Wow. Watched those vids of Sikkyu sniping. If hardcore mode keeps one shot sniper kills to anywhere on the body than i am not playing it. Really wanted to like hardcore but snipers will dominate.

Just tried it with a buddy. I went 13 and 2 before I got bored of the lack of teamwork and quit. It just doesn't have the team oriented feel to it. I suppose if I'm trying to max out my Recon score and can't find any friends to play with it would be fun.....?
 

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No, we were in the tank. My buddy was an engineer and occasionally had to get out to repair it a bit, but the tank lasted the the entire time we had it. He was in the main gun and went 15-5 in only a few minutes (all 5 deaths were before getting the tank).

Despite this, our team couldn't cap an MCOM because it is impossible to hold a point long enough when you are a sitting duck and 2-3 bullets will kill you.

If they can fix the tank damage, and sniper power, then conquest in hardcore mode will be a blast.

I do this alot with the main tank. Its easy not to die in a tank if you hang back and provide fire support and destroy cover for you team. you move in when you got lots of guys around you to provide them cover and fall back to repair. I like having my buddy trapper in the gunner because he just cuts down enimies liek crazy and having voice chat is pretty sweet. Works really well in the apache too. I fly and he guns and we pretty much just rape everything. If you take 60-80% damage in the chopper get out and land and repair then get back int he action. you can keep a single chopper for 10-20 minutes getting massive score and having the enemy team raging hard.

As for hardcore mode, i have the same thing. not quite used to the gun recoil yet to get lots of kills in normal mode. hardcore mode is much nicer. maybe its MW2 style ish since most guns kill in 3-4 hits. it feels like BC2 you gotta unload a whole clip to kill a guy.

Sniper being overpowered in hardcoremode? i dont think so. its pretty sweet, but you still have to deal with bullet drop and lag between the pull and the hit of the bullet. Im getting better. If you watch my vide i missed quite a few shots but part of being a sniper is also providing recon and fire support with mortars.
 

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i remember when the pc guys heard the bad news from mw2 that no dedicated servers..alot of them said they were gonna wait for battlefield....was this the battlefield version? i cant remember
 

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i remember when the pc guys heard the bad news from mw2 that no dedicated servers..alot of them said they were gonna wait for battlefield....was this the battlefield version? i cant remember

yes this is, as BF3 has yet to be annouced and probably will not come out till next year.

that being said bc2 is set in the present so all the guns in in BC2 should be pretty accurate.
 

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Loving the game. Love the physics and the buildings getting blown up. Just wish the UAV had a machine gun like I have seen in the videos.
 
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really want to get this game but i don't know if it will run on either of my systems. someone help me out and give me an idea if it will run on my rig in my sig or this laptop

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dual 1gb mobility radeon 4870s in crossfire
4gb 1333mhz ram
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was there a set amount of keys distributed?

Not really. Pre-orders from Steam and pre-orders from certain e-tailers were given keys. There were also several web sites that gave away keys for free. I don't think there are currently any keys being given away.
 

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really want to get this game but i don't know if it will run on either of my systems. someone help me out and give me an idea if it will run on my rig in my sig or this laptop

alienware m17x
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dual 1gb mobility radeon 4870s in crossfire
4gb 1333mhz ram
running win 7 64 bit

i'd say both your laptop and your desktop are superior to my aging rig (see signature). as a point of reference i run the beta at 1920x1080 medium settings, 2xAA, 8xAF and average 50-60 fps with occasional dips into the low 30's/high 20's. i imagine it will improve slightly for the full release. IMO you'll be just fine on either of your rigs.
 

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Not really. Pre-orders from Steam and pre-orders from certain e-tailers were given keys. There were also several web sites that gave away keys for free. I don't think there are currently any keys being given away.

doh' whens release date lol
 
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