In BF1 i almost always played as a medic for more than a thousand hours. In BF5 im playing only as a medic. Let's start saying that the best medic weapon averall is MP40. MP40 even maxed out is nothing special. And i'll tell you very soon why. Even maxed out the weapon is extremely inaccurate at midrange, has a a huge spread with bullets going all over he place and bit strong recoil. WORST thing of all is that the time to kill is super high, especially compared to assault e support weapons.
Last map i was playing 10 mins ago was the one in the desert with a stone bridge (don't remember the name of the map) i was in a 1vs 1 against another guy at short range, I shot my MP40 full auto and all my hits went on target on his chest. Half a second later he started shooting with his STG 44 against me WHILE I WAS STILL SHOOTING HIM and brum brum. I got almost instantly killed. While he was still alive.
My ping was 25 for the record.
Then i met a guy with Sturmgewehr. Same stuff with me shooting half a second before him. And same result.
Then i met another guy with Gewehr 43 and same result again.
Then i met a guy with Ke7 and again, same result.
And on and on and on.
According to Dice, they gave medics these kind of weapons so they (medics) can stay in the frontline to help the infantry and revive. First of all whats the FRIGGIN purpose to send the medics in the frontline if their stronger weapon cannot even compete against any other weapons of the other classes in 1vs1 and short range. They can stand a chance in very closed maps like Fort De Vaux. But what about BF5? The maps are all friggin wide open. One medic cannot even peak with his head form a sand bag that he gets killed 600m away by assault or scouts or support and their bipods and faster bullets. Without mentioning that other classes have FASTER BULLETS! Remember when in 1939-45 the Axis lost the war because their weapons didnt have this perk? Me, no.
Medics had a perfect weapon time ago. Gewehr 43. Perfect for middle range, hit from behind the lines without exposing themselves too much and then revive. But no. Dice hates medics and they removed their only decent multirole weapon to give it to another class who doesnt need it. Very good, Dice.
Remember when in WW2 soldiers in both sides were taught to aim for the medics first whenever they had the chance? Apparently medics in BF5 are expendable. Who cares if their weapons are trash. Lets put them in front and in open maps with weapons not even capable to hit midrange.
Probably this is why lesser and lesser people want to play as a medic, and it's a miracle to find 3 or 4 medics together in the same team. Same happened with BF1, now happens with BF5
About bipoted supports. This must've been someone's fantasy dream when they sleep in Sweden (guess who im talking about). BF1 became trash with the TTK2 when support class was given the possibility to hit anywhere anytime with laser accuracy and no spread and no recoil when using bipods. Support class started to heavily camp after TTK2 and game was [garbage].
After dinner i played 5 consecutive games as a medic in BF5. And the funny thing is, both teams in which there were great numbers of support guys, started camping and barricading themselves from minute 1 till the last minute. Nobody were advancing or trying to get flas. They were just there with their bipods, waiting for the random enemy guy to be killed 600m away.
I can understand if this was WW1, an highly static war of position with people shooting themselves from the entrenchments. But BF5 set in WW2???
A huge mass of bipoted support camping till the die, is this the way this game is meant to be played? I think there is something very wrong here.
Then my last question is... whats the purpose of having all classes able to revive their team mates, if anyone ever revives?? In 5 matches i've been revived like 3 times. 3 times in 5 matches. Team mates nearby just stepping over me and leave. And im not the only one complaining. Chat was full of medics go [F word] yourselves, or "revive!"
I'm not a high K/D guy, but as a medic i primarily focus on healing my team. In BF1 i was top 0.2% heals and revives when i left, now i dont know (and i bought the game months after day 1). I guess my stats in BF5 will be sky high considering nobody revives you if not the few medic heroes willing to risk their lives for team play.
Whats the point of having a super long revive animation even for medics? Another nonsense.