Episode 3 of The Gamer’s Craic podcast is now live, with the “guest this time is NGT director and Hupit bod Gary, AKA Hypermole and also mole237 on YouTube.” David did a great job of editing it as always. Thanks Gary for coming on the show!
It was a laugh doing it, but DO NOT listen past the end. No good will come of listening past the end jingle. No, do not do it. Really!
Also this morning episode 14 of the Don’t Revive Me Bro podcast was released with Daniel Matros, aka zh1nt0 who talked at length about Battlefield and other things.
TyeWebb’s first Bad Company 2 commentary and it’s great. As a console player on PC he came across many of the same problems I had/have with the different control mechanics. He’s a lot further on in the game now and runs rings around me whenever we’re placed on different teams!
If there’s one thing I don’t like it’s being shot out of a moving vehicle by a sniper in Bad Company 2.
That’s what happened to me when I joined a game on Arica Harbour as an attacker. I hopped in a Humvee and roared up the road only to die at the hands of a sniper in the tower on the hills. FFS! I only logged in to check the networking was ok (getting the “The router in use may not support IP fragments, and the communication features of some games may be restricted.” error.)
Anyway, I came back as a recon, and armed with the M24 and 12x scope I spawned near the UAV controller. From there I could see a tiny dot moving about in his tower and the occasional flash as he continued to take pot shots at my team. I tried a few shots but an electricity pylon got in the way. I dodged over to the other side of the road for a clearer view and on my second shot got the kill! Me? The noob recon got a long distance kill, marksman headshot or something and 413 points! Woohoo! Yes David, I performed a ritual teabagging too. You’d be proud.
‘Course I didn’t record it. My PVR is upstairs, laptop in the kitchen, PS3 in the living room. Bah.
Oh, and if anyone has any suggestions for the “ip fragments” problem I’d love to hear them. I already set the MTU lower without making any difference to the error showing. None of my friends were playing so I didn’t get a chance to talk to anyone so I don’t even know if it is a problem. I don’t even remember if I that error was showing before. Oh well.
After last night’s brilliant performance on PC, which was interrupted by my taking down a helicopter with an unguided RPG I have a new goal in the game.
KDR is all important to most players, despite what they’ll tell you about playing the objective and all that sort of thing. It has to be because you don’t want to be losing firefights all the time, right? It’s no fun spawning on the recon back in your base that has only 1 kill by the end of the game is it?
Wrong! I’m well on the way there already so my goal is a 0.01 KDR!
Sometimes of course enemy soldiers will walk in front of my bullets and stay there long enough to fall over in a funny way but it doesn’t happen very often. Still plenty of opportunity for me to support my team as a medic, assault or engineer of course. (Recon doesn’t count, I never play that role anyway.)
Who’s joining me? (Certain scenes from the Life of Brian flash though my head right there, you’ll know what I mean if you’ve seen it!) I’m docaoimh on Steam, donncha on PC BfBC2 and whenever I play PC games the preferred method of chat is Skype but I have mumble installed too if that’s your thing.
Catch you (or probably not because you’ll sneak up on me) on the Battlefield!
Woah, so there is a stats API for Bad Company 2! It’s powered by bfbcs.com who of course throttle it but at least it’s there. EA only give API access to a select group of sites so this is a boon. Thanks Reddit guys!
I feel a WordPress plugin might be worth coding to access this.
Hot Digity! I did well in BC2 Vietnam this evening, and on PC too!
In my first game got a quad spray through the walls of a hut, and then tore apart the other team in a tank. I led the leaderboard with a 11/4 KDR. Could not believe it. I swear, some players should practise flying helicopters more. They practically line themselves up to be shot out of the sky with a tank shell..
Very enjoyable 45 minutes of play and I’m level 6 now!
In case you’re wondering, my consoles have been disconnected because of home renovation. No Xbox or PS3 for me for maybe another week. 🙁
I’ve never noticed the aim assist in Bad Company 2 but apparently it’s there and this video shows how bad it is. PC players are right! Console players suck! 😉
Thanks RDTTeamAwesome for posting this informative video, and to drmb for blogging it. I just don’t have the time these days to watch all the BfBC2 videos out there and they post some of the best to their blog!