Greeting fellow soldiers!
Before I start with a little something we all might actually agree on:
We all know the game is in a really bad situation with construction sites at every corner. But nonetheless, one might as well just enjoy what the game currently is and wait for it to settle down.
The amount of negative and duplicate threads with the exact same point are getting out of hand. Being a developer on Battlefield must be quite frustrating by now...
Either you care about the community and come back to reading the same negativity again and again is demoralizing and we all can understand that.
NOT reading the feedback will develop the game in a direction no one wanted it to and is just as bad for any game that requires community input.
That being said, let's focus on the good parts! Which are actually a LOT on my part.
1. Physicality (aka. Attrition)
For me, this is by far the most positive feature that came to the series.
This game just feels so godly on that part with everything being at a human like scale for the most part.
No instant in/out of vehicles. He reached the Tank? Still has to climb up and not save yet.
Reviving actually taking more than a bit of aiming and *bling*, you're good to go buddy.
Soldier movement being more dynamic and less robot like, making aiming so much more satisfying (if the hit actually registers, but ignore that for now, it's being worked on)
Damn have I hoped for something like this since back in BF2.
Sadly, most of the maps wouldn't work without it and actually most don't even do with it because they can be rather scarce (at least for my taste)
Players tend to ignore them, especially support which is much faster than a medic(duh!), but they add an extra layer that the maps would be lacking otherwise: Cover!
Fortifications make the game feel much more warlike and add to the atmosphere a lot. No more simple standing around and just stupidly aiming for an enemy to cross your path.
3. Class Perks
One might wonder: Why not simply give all the bonuses to the class?
Answer: Roles! Having the choice to be more offensive, defensive or supportive gives the classes a bit of spice.
Focusing on sniping? Better take that extra breath buddy! Wanna get some Repairs done? Engineer it is! Scouting? Fear no more, Pathfinder is here!
There's a bit of lack in actually noticing the effects, but this can be added to and improved!
You guys remember specialization slots from BC2? That's what this basically boils down to and I LOVE IT.
The camping is bad. That's one thing most of us can agree on. But despite that, having the choice between light, heavy, AA, and destroyer tanks is quite refreshing.
Sadly the balance between them is quite off at the moment, but once established. Hell this' gonna be good!
Same goes basically for planes. And stationaries / towables are not really up to their task. But again, all a matter of tweaking the values.
Still, the Vehicles feel great. Like that giant piece of Steel they actually are, driving shudder down the spines of the infantry lurking behind the sandbags.
5. Grand Operations
Yes, even those are awesome for me. Most of it being dues to the incrementing pressure with each additional day. Especially the first Days are what I like the most.
Taking a bomb and plating it at an artillery? This is some good ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. I wish there was more objective heavy missions like this in Battlefield.
Don't get me wrong, capturing flags IS Battlefield at its finest. But remembering the Titan mode from 2142 always makes me shed a tear in respect for that mode...
These were just 5 points and there are surely more if we were to take a closer look at the game and what it WILL be if DICE goes forward with their vision.
I want to speak out my support for the devs working on the game and hope they don't give up in there dark times that are before us.
Additionally, I would like to appeal to the soul of the Battlefield veterans and newcomers. The game won't fix itself and just crying about it won't get it done either.
Bad decisions have been, and will be made, but the game is not dead yet and it can recover faster than one would expect.
wishing you all some nice battlefield moments, I make myself to the next spawnpoint and hope to see you around!