I've nothing better to do. Let's stir the pot.
So I've been doing the rounds in game, looking at chat and shooting some dudes.
And I have come to a realization that makes me sad.
Nobody likes Galicia. And that saddens me, because I think it's really fun to play.
Now, now, hold your horses mister "But that's because you just grab the Putilov and vehicle farm"
No, that's not it. Although the Putilov is fun.
In fact, there's a few reasons why.1. The lack of obvious cover
This map's notorious claim to infamy, the argument that it "has no cover." The most unimaginative claim known to man.
This is a map that gives you scarcity and promotes those who improvise. While at first it just looks like open field, one can find shellholes, trenches, destroyed trucks, windmills, houses, trains, grassy knolls, all sortsa stuff. And if worst comes to worse, if you're out in no man's land and you've nowhere to turn, throw smokes between you and the nearest cover. If you've really gotten yourself caught in the boonies, such as between A and E, well that's kind of your own fault.2. Running weapons that probably shouldn't be run on this map
Nothing brings me greater joy than dominating on Galicia with the Model 1900 or Fedorov Avtomat. Step aside, Ross Mk.III Sniper. Get out of my sight, M1917 MG. I have my Super-Hotty Double-Shotty and the Avtomat-Before-Time to bring me up to the top of the scoreboard.2. Teamplay
This is either the best thing about this map or the worst thing about this map. Hell, it's the best/worst thing about any map in this game.
Imagine, if you will, you're storming D flag. But alas, where is your team? Oh, alas, they are sitting back in spawn with their bipod'd LMGs, scoped bolt-actions, and mortar trucks. You jump into the flag with your own bolt action and expect to outplay enemies who came prepared with medium to close range guns.
Convince a team that you should only
use scout, support, and the arty truck on this map and they'll just that.
Now imagine another scenario, rushing D flag but instead you're supported with well-minded medics, assaults, and just maybe that Putilov slam van. The enemies, most of who may be long range classes, will be no match for your buckshot or 6.5×50mmSR Arisaka at a range of 15-5 meters.
Show a team that you can be just as effective without having to grab a scoped gun, and they'll potentially believe you. Potentially.4. It's pretty.
Yeah, alright, this is a given with any Battlefield map, because Frostbite is nice.
Look at it though.From "The Beauty of Battlefield" by Flickr user Den7on
The old Eastern European windmill design, the river, the light forest, the unnatural beautiful skies, it all gives you an impression of fighting on the Eastern Front.
Well, that's my rant over. Just thought I'd give this poorly-battered map some attention.
What do you think? Is there a grain of truth to what I've said? Am I just spouting hogwash? Could you not care less? Lemme know.