BF2 Patch "only a few days from release now"+ Wake

Article here:

http://bf-news.de/index.php?go=artikel&sid=14150

Featuring… Stuff that should’ve been there since release!

Stats compare - view the extended stats details for any other player
in your BFHQ simply by double-clicking on their name on the leader board
or using the new search feature!

Server Favorites and History - find your favorite servers that much
easier. No more searching for them through the main server list!

Nickname Prefix - Add and change your clan tag to your account name at
will. No more creating alternate account names to cover the changes in
your competitive lifestyle!

Supply Drop Icons - Supply drops now appear on the main map and within
the 3D Map. Find that elusive supply drop much, much quicker!

destroying the commander’s toys. Special Forces players rejoice!

Server Reserved Slots - Server Operators can now set aside slots for
their admins to join a full server at any time!

Vehicle Passengers - the names of players in a vehicle with you are
now displayed when you enter or change seats.

Countermeasures - a reload bar has been added for vehicle
countermeasures. You’ll always know now when you can set off that next
flare!

Tweaks

Point Farming changes - DICE has implemented functionality that makes
it significantly harder to point farm on Ranked Servers.

Mod Support - Mods now work properly with the Dedicated Server!
Additionally, the game will automatically switch mods when joining a
server that is running a mod you have installed but do not have activated.

Map tweaks - Spawn menu map and Commander maps now scale based on the
size of the level being played (16, 32 or 64 players). Mini-map also
scales automatically based on the vehicle type you are using (manual
changes to zoom levels are remembered as well).

Commander scoring - No more TKs from Artillery!

Vehicle tweaks - No more accidental kills from bumping a friend with
your tank (try to avoid hitting him at speed though) and no more
struggling uphill in an APC. Also no more improper TK allocation from
vehicle explosions.

Auto Team Balance tweaks - Commanders and Squad Leaders now immune to
team switch.

Anti-Air Missiles - These are now much more effective against fast-movers.

…and much, much more!

They’ve got screenshots. Sadly I am a Wake whore :( GIMME GIMME GIMME.

I still play BF2 a fair amount…it’s replaced any want I have to play counterstrike, for the most part. BF2 feels like counterstrike++ to me. With more balance if you don’t talk about choppers on some maps.

Where do you guys play these days?

Cool, I’ll play some more when these changes hit.

First thing I’m gonna do when I play is run for a missile launcher and give some payback to those chopper and jet whores.

I’m still playing on the Tactical Gamer servers.

I have say the addition of Wake is a good choice… that really is one of the best maps…

You get good use of air power, good long roads for jeep kills (you can get some good speed up), and they have artillary you can man and sink ships.

Good stuff all around.

No team kills from artillery!

Well I think it’s that the commander won’t get punished for TK but you will still die.

I hadn’t played BF2 for a month or so when I decided to get back on the TG servers for a little relaxation. Instead of finding a teeming server, there were three guys who quickly informed me in their screetching voice that “no weapons but knifes,” because they were “having a knife fight.”

I shot them all about 20 times with grenades before another person joined the server, where I was kicked off by vote. That was the most fun I’ve had with BF2 in a long time. I hope I’m not banned from TG forever.

Gotta say that Wake 2007 looks really really nice and a lot of changes in the patch will probably pull me back to BF2.

That’s awesome. Did you take various kits too? :)

–Dave

I haven’t BF2’d for months. The patch will definately pull me back in. I am extremely happy to hear about the more robust anti air-weaponary. I’ll save the rejoicing until after the patch is released and tested. I wonder how many new bugs will be created. :?

I serious hope the “much much more” includes adjusting the rediculous scale of points you need to gain ranks. After the first two ranks, it takes FOREVER for the third promotion, and I can only imagine how long it takes for the fourth. It’s way out of whack.

“Gain two ranks in your first 10 hours playing, and spend 150 hours getting the third!”

And why is there still no friends list coming? They have global login and player names, why can’t I mark a few friends and automatically join the server they’re on?

Sounds like you may have joined server 2 which is where some TGers go just to dick around or practice.

Dang, I’m excited about the anti-air more than anything. The stingers are nearly useless against a decent pilot, you have to trigger it right as he passes overhead or it’s outrun, and he has to fly straight or it can’t turn with the plane. Frankly, I get no greater joy than ruining the day of plane campers.

H.

Shit I haven’t even gotten my second rank yet. =P