I first wanna start off by saying what every battlefield fan will say "As a fan of battlefield" I can say that the reveal did excite me but disappoint me at the same time. Im not posting this to complain and watch the forums fill with trolls, hate and ignorant remarks because someone feels they are right and know best however I think we should discuss the purpose of a reveal and how important it is but also what we expect and feel about the reveal.
Normally reveals are meant to showcase what a company has been up to so they can inform and hopefully gather support for their product by reassuring us. However what I felt like I was partaking in was no more than just another tease or a magic show if you would. Little flashy stuff here and there and bam you got a crowd excited or intreeged. In my opinion a reveal should not only inform its supporters or fans what they been up to but whay they are offering as well. In the end they just repeated themselves every year boasting about what they have added but not really showing us how or what. Not only did they not really show us anything but they didn't exactly re-asure us on why the game will be as good as they claim.
Despite showing a trailer full of action with chaos surrounding and filling a soldier with adrenalin trying to survive, they really didn't show us anything to get us to say 'Where's my wallet?" Which in my opinion is what I look for. Something to convince me that it's worth my money and my time.
Now before anyone jumps to conclusions and tries to point out why im clueless and so on. Yes they still are going to release more trailers, have showcases etc however for the first portion only those who have money, time, and the convenience are able to go accross the country or the world while I'm currently busy working and saving up money as I enlist into the military so I do not have the luxury to fly out like many others do and have the opportunity to see and play well before others and make my choice months before to pre order. Not everyone make stacks and instead makes enough to enjoy basic things in life and supports oneself and their family which is why many wait months or even years after a release of a product to get their hands on it to make sure it was even worth it in the first place.
I would love like many others to go to such events but are not so fortunate which is why I think Dice should have spent much more time on the reveal showcasing the things they discussed. Yes the game is still in development and they wanna treat those small hardcore fans who can show up, but what I want from them is a glimpse of what they offer. They do not need to give me a 2hour reveal but a 5min showcase for each change and addition. I do feel they need to show me why my time was worth watching them instead of doing something else. I wanna see a small glimpse of them actually fortifying a position and the types of tactics they could use or even maybe a 5min play through on a war story to show me the mechanics and movement. Show me a quick 30sec tease of the variety options of soldier customizations or even some weapons we get to use besides the basic choices of weapons such as the ppsh, mp40, mg42.
All in all I did enjoy the funny bits of the stream team and the trailer was interesting and showed some basic glimpses of combat but not enough for me to get excited and boast about what I look forward to or how much time I will want to invest in my free time. What do you all think? Am I alone and crazy on this or did Dice sorta half ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ the reveal and just enjoy teasing us without taking any risks and continuing to build hype and our support!?!?!?