I'm sure most of you are aware of the Operations campaign update from last week, Introduced along with the campaign were 2 award melee weapons. These weapons are only obtainable via the special battlepacks for completing the campaigns, and receiving the puzzle pieces. To my knowledge, and please correct me if I am wrong, these are only available for another 4 days.
I have not seen operations this active since launch, and it is by far my favorite of the new game modes, so props to you guys over at dice for giving the community the incentive to play these modes. What concerns me is the possibility that once the award knives are no longer obtainable, the player count will drop significantly.
So, my suggestion to DICE, is to keep the awards permanently, keep the pieces the rate they are, (I've opened 5 battlepacks so far and still only have received the first piece) This will keep operations relavent for an extended time. I would also suggest having a specific melee weapon for a certain campaign. Currently with the Russian campaign, you can obtain the Russian and french award knife. Make it so that you will only get pieces for the Russian knife from the Russian campaign, and have the French knife available with a new operation campaign focused on the TSNP maps. Possibly add a specific weapon for each campaign and that is the only way to obtain it, (USMC Mameluke sword for Kasierschlacht+Iron walls?)
Give the players a reason to play the operation campaigns, I have enjoyed massacring the red army on Volga River, and to be honest, If the melee weapons did not have a codex associated with it, I would not have started working towards them.
But, these are my opinions, let me know what you think!
How many battlepacks have you opened so far?