Vehicles are coming back in a big way in BFV and they are poised to be more complex than ever before. In game prompts only provide so much detail and often leave much to be desired. Posts here, on the official forums and Youtube can help fill some gaps but this results in fragmentation making it an inefficient means of educating players on the intricacies of vehicle combat. To remedy this I'd like to create a site where vehicle stats are centralized and lucid explanations of the often complex mechanics are easily accessible for all.
Something that needs to be said though about vehicle stats is that they are difficult and time consuming to compile. The information needed to complete an entry on a missile in BF4 for example is scattered among several files. This stands in stark contrast to small arms weapons info which is much more standardized and consolidated. To further exacerbate the problem, vehicle weapons often use material modifiers that dictate what a tank shell does to a APC vs a light tank vs a heavy tank vs a aircraft and so on. These material modifiers are not in the game files making determining certain weapon damage a time draining affair of manual testing and recording the many different combinations.
So I post here today to ask you the reader if you are interested in seeing such a repository of vehicle info to help better educate the community and facilitate more informed discussions on vehicle balance. If I can garner support I hope to use that leverage to ask the devs to provide the material modifiers to me which will vastly accelerate the process of providing accurate info.
I'm not asking for money or even help building or maintaining the site (although I am not opposed to help if you're interested in volunteering) but simply your opinion on whether you feel the community would benefit. If you feel strongly in the affirmative I kindly ask that you retweet #BFVvehiclestats to help galvanize support. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend all!