- Mar 29, 2011
The issue with this is that sniping becomes pointless. If the second you shoot someone they just start dodging around and being unable to get hit, why would you snipe?Jacco said:I dont have a problem with the "one second death" so much as the way it's implemented. If Battlefield had a way to move suddenly and quickly in random direction but still kept the rest of its mechanics, I'd be fine. My annoyance comes in when someone gets the jump on you and you are in the open or something where there is nowhere to go. A dodge function there would be nice because it gives you at least a chance.Mr.K. said:Well the one second death is a big part of MMS, making sure everyone just dies when sprayed down for the ultimate casual effect.
If you don't want insta-death then you are barking up the wrong genre tree.
What Battlefield needs isn't necessarily a dodge mechanic, but better map layout so that you don't have to dodge. Maps in BF3 come in two categories; A few bases spread out with large, open areas between them, or a few bases clustered together with large open areas from the spawn points to them. If you filled those large open areas with something, you wouldn't be out in the open and easy sniper fodder so much.
You can do this in Battlefield too. The problem is you are then lying prone in the middle of a large open area with a sniper 200m away with a direct sight to your head. If you're in cover it helps. In close quarters it helps against slow firing weapons, but since you can't shoot on your way down if you're up against a semi-auto, burst fire or full auto weapon, you're screwed. The main purpose of diving in BF3 seems to be to jump on grenades thrown at your squad so that you take the majority of the damage, dying to save the rest of your squad, whereby your squad medic will instantly revive you.Kopikatsu said:Well...BO2 has a dodge button, kinda. If you try to go prone while sprinting, you'll dive instead. Usually buys you enough time to gun down the other gun if you're using an SMG or handgun.
Soooo much this. Loved this in all the other Battlefields. Come Battlefield 3 I no longer play it because online is shit and there are no bots. Bots will keep me playing your game. I would have bought your expansion packs had there been bots. There weren't. I've moved on to better games.Squilookle said:Mother-flippin' BOTS.
Every shooter should have bots. Bar none. No excuses. Even if the online multiplayer never takes off, or dies in 6 months... if your game has bots then your multiplayer/instant action/challenge modes will never go to waste, and can live forever.
Agreed, though in Battlefield you can dodge sniper bullets. No weapon is a 1-hit kill, except for on a headshot - and even then not even some snipers are 1 hit kills, and headshots at long ranges are very hard to get. This means that the first shot will hit you, you dodge, and the second shot that would kill you misses.We already have four buttons for dodge: W, A, S, and D. Besides, you can't dodge a sniper bullet if you don't know it's coming.