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02-12-2010, 11:24 AM | Post: #1
Offline Skunkw0rkS 
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Hello fellow soliders,

I decided to write a little guide for all the newcomers who never played Battlefield 2 or Bad Company 2. I won't go into that much detail about skills or weapons since most of them aren't available now. But I want to give you an overview to all the gadgets and the overall gametype of P4F. As a BF2/BC2 and BFH veteran, I know a lot about the stuff available in the game. Since there are many questions asked ingame, I hope this little compendium will help BFH players adjust to the modern, fast paced setting. If you're a BF veteran allready, you won't find tips you allready know. Tongue



Gameplay

Lets start with the actual gametype. Let me quote Ben Cousins from his Dreamhack presentation:
Quote:We've a new gamemode which is just about capturing and holding points.Your kills don't count towards the victory anymore, so what this does it demands a strategic way of playing the game. You've to corporate in capturing and defendig flags. And those guys who stood on top of a building just sniping people aren't contributing to the game, so we're trying to encourage those people to get involved and actually take part in the game.

Or as Tcommand put it:
(02-12-2010 01:12 PM)Tcommand Wrote:  the new game mode is easy to explain. The goal of your team is it to be the first of getting 1000 ticket. For every flag ur team hold ur team get one ticket per second/impulse. So if your team hold 3 flags and the opponent team hold only one flag in a duratation of 60 seconds, that means that after this 60 second ur team get 180 tickets and ur opponent team get only 60 tickets ... kills havent any influence to the amount of tickets.


So your main goal should be to hold more flags than the enemy to win the round. This could be achieved by flanking your opponents with a jeep and take their backflag. Just standing on a corner shooting at enemies won't help your team that much. So make sure to use the available vehicles even during a match by spawning back in your base, grab a vehicle and flank your opponent. You don't need a Jeep, APC or Tank for it, but it makes things much easier.



Class specific features

  • Assault

    The Assault is a infantry killing machine and ammo supplier for the team. At the moment it's pretty bugged to recharge your ammunition, but I hope this will be figured out soon. You should always throw down ammo packs near your teammates, to give them the opportunity to fill up on rockets for that pesky tank camping your spawns, or resupply Recon who ran out of ammo sniping the enemy. It gives you points and makes your comrades happy. Win win for both of you. Big Grin
  • Medic

    The name says it all, this guy is capable of recharging the health of teammates, and in a future version will be able to revive fallen soldiers from the battlefield. Atleast i hope that this feature will be available. ^^ So do the same as an Assault, throw down medi packs near friendly players to recharge their health, it gives you points and your team will love you for it.
  • Engineer

    He's the anti-tank guy and carries a RPG to get rid of those tanks, APC and jeep who stop your team from advancing. Mke sure to save your rockets for vehicles and don't use them on infantry. You've a SMG and psitol for that. Don't get in long range fights with Assaults or Recon since you'll loose most of the time. Better try to flank enemies and attack them from behind. You guns don't make that much of a noise so you should use this to your advantage.
  • Recon

    The long range fighter in this game, equipped with a sniper rifle which is superior an great distance. P4F has bullet drop on the sniper rifles so don't expect the same behaviour for the rifles as in BFHeores. To get a feeling for the deviation hold down the left mouse button after shooting to stay zoomed and watch where you bullets hits. After a while you'll get used to it.

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02-12-2010, 11:25 AM | Post: #2
Offline Skunkw0rkS 
Gadgets
  • Tracer Dart Gun

    The tracer dart is available to all classes in P4F, and gives you the ability to mark vehicles. This will not only mark them with a rectangular symbol seen all over the map, it will also help Engineers to lock on their RPG Launcher on marked vehicles. This gets rid of the balisitic curve the rockets fly normally, and makes it easier for them to take out those camping tanks. You'll receive points if a marked vehicle gets destroyed by one of your teammates. So make sure to use it on any occasion possible.
  • Combat Knife

    The knife isn't equipped by default, many players think that it replaces the pistol if added but that's not true. So make sure to equip it with every soldier you have. It's pretty useful while flanking the enemy, or if you ran out of ammo. Not much more to say about it other than slice them up! Big Grin
  • Motion Sensors

    A lot of Recons asking ingame what this bomb is they carrying around. Well it's not a bomb it's a motion sensor which reveals enemies in the proximity of the thrown sensor. They'll show up on the minimap seen by your whole team. You'll get points if someone gets killed while in range of your "balls", so make sure to use them. Tongue
  • Vehicle Repair Tool

    This Engineer exclusive gadget gives you the option to repair friendly vehicles, makes sense giving the name of the gadget. Tongue It takes a while to repair a tank, APC or jeep, but if you stick around long enough you'll be rewarded with 20 points for being your teams mechanic. I didn't tried out to kill people with it till now but I hope it's possible, similar to Bad Company 2.

(This post was last modified: 02-12-2010 01:10 PM by Skunkw0rkS.)
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02-12-2010, 11:26 AM | Post: #3
Offline Skunkw0rkS 
General Tips and Bug Workarounds

If you got stuck with an empty weapon, hold the reload button and change to another weapons. It works!

You ranked up and didn't got your ability points? Close the game, logout of the website, log back in and fire up the client. Go to the trainings tab and click the little icon and the upper right corner. After that it will show you the correct amount of points for your respective level. Now you can spend it on the Frag Grenade ability, success! Big Grin

Sometimes the game gets pretty wobbly, if that happens switch your weapons and it will go away. I've this problem mostly in alleys, or in the building near the square flag for example. It seems to happen while in narrow spaces, but I'm not 100% sure about that.

(02-12-2010 05:06 PM)RedReaper Wrote:  For people experiencing the 3D model viewing of a soldier when your game starts up;

Click off of your client, wait 3-5 minutes, and you should have the full functional screen with a player selection screen in front of you. Works for me, and I saw a lot of people having the issue.



Allright soldiers, that's it for the moment. I will update this little guide as soon as new stuff gets introduced. If you've something to add feel free to post your ideas and tips right below.

Cya on the battlefield. Cool

Skunkw0rkS
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02-12-2010, 11:27 AM | Post: #4
Offline Skunkw0rkS 
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02-12-2010, 12:58 PM | Post: #5
Offline EA_Goodman 
nice one.

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02-12-2010, 01:05 PM | Post: #6
Offline Skunkw0rkS 
(02-12-2010 12:58 PM)EA_Goodman Wrote:  nice one.

Thank you sir, my pleasure. ^^

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02-12-2010, 01:10 PM | Post: #7
Offline AshbyJones 
nice guide

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02-12-2010, 01:12 PM | Post: #8
Offline Tcommand 
the new game mode is easy to explain. The goal of your team is it to be the first of getting 1000 ticket. For every flag ur team hold ur team get one ticket per second/impulse. So if your team hold 3 flags and the opponent team hold only one flag in a duratation of 60 seconds, that means that after this 60 second ur team get 180 tickets and ur opponent team get only 60 tickets ... kills havent any influence to the amount of tickets.

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02-12-2010, 01:22 PM | Post: #9
Offline Skunkw0rkS 
Thanks Tcommand, hope you don't mind adding your words to the first post. If so let me know. Tongue

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02-12-2010, 05:06 PM | Post: #10
Offline RedReaper 
For people experiencing the 3D model viewing of a soldier when your game starts up;

Click off of your client, wait 3-5 minutes, and you should have the full functional screen with a player selection screen in front of you. Works for me, and I saw a lot of people having the issue.
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02-12-2010, 05:09 PM | Post: #11
Offline Skunkw0rkS 
Thanks Red, added to the Bugs section. Big Grin

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02-12-2010, 05:48 PM | Post: #12
Offline RedReaper 
(02-12-2010 05:09 PM)Skunkw0rkS Wrote:  Thanks Red, added to the Bugs section. Big Grin

No problemo. ^_^
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02-12-2010, 05:56 PM | Post: #13
Offline Joao611
Cool guide! Of course it has little thing to me to learn since I play BF Heroes and BC2.

In ur tracer dart section can u explain how to lock it with the RPG? Because I had read in many places how to do it but still don't understand Sad

EDIT: Founded that u can't aim directly to the target. U need to aim a little to the left/right/up to follow it. But it seems buggy because sometimes it doesn't work.
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02-12-2010, 06:02 PM | Post: #14
Offline Dfuzz 
Nice guide Big Grin

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02-12-2010, 06:15 PM | Post: #15
Offline Mobster 
Excellent guide of the basics. My first few games it took me awhile to figure out all these tips myself. Hopefully new people will read this and have a better time in-game. Wink

Officer: "Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?"
Soldier: "Sure, buddy."
Officer: "That's no way to address an officer!
Now let's try it again!"
Officer: "Soldier. Do you have change for a dollar?"
Soldier: "No, SIR!"
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02-12-2010, 06:29 PM | Post: #16
Offline Skunkw0rkS 
(02-12-2010 05:56 PM)Joao611 Wrote:  Cool guide! Of course it has little thing to me to learn since I play BF Heroes and BC2.

In ur tracer dart section can u explain how to lock it with the RPG? Because I had read in many places how to do it but still don't understand Sad

Thanks, to my understanding it works similar to BC2 you need point your RPG at the marked vehicle for a short time, and pull the trigger. If the rocket flies in a straight line to the target it locked on. I'm not 100% sure about. If anyone, maybe a blue or someone who tested it ingame, can explain it in more detail I'll update the guide.

(02-12-2010 06:02 PM)Dfuzz Wrote:  Nice guide Big Grin

=Dfuzz

Thanks, I appreciate it.

(02-12-2010 06:15 PM)Mobster Wrote:  Excellent guide of the basics. My first few games it took me awhile to figure out all these tips myself. Hopefully new people will read this and have a better time in-game. Wink

Thank you, thats why I made it. To give others some tips to enjoy their ingame expirience even more. I'm glad that someone from the dev or mod team stickied the thread so it don't get lost. Wink


If anyone has some other important tips for bugs and such fell free to post them here. I will add them to the guide to build a more detailed version of it. Guess this would help a lot of players and cuts down on repeatedly threads about the same questions.

Skunk out. Cool

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02-12-2010, 07:56 PM | Post: #17
Offline Edris 
Nice guide


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02-12-2010, 08:33 PM | Post: #18
Offline Terminat0r. 
very nice guide.
I only played BFH. so all of this is new to me and very useful.

I did notice that number in screen going up to 1000, but I never knew the gameplay until Tcommand mentioned it.

I have subscribed to this topic to get the new updates from you.

just one question: what is the diff between assault rifle and smg?
in BFH, mg for close range, smg for midrange and sniper for long range.
so where does assault rifle fit into this?
also I found assault rifle to be more accurate than SMG and MG in long range. is that fluke?

finally, ammo box bug is annoying, but I usually suicide after running out of ammo.
k/d here isn't permanent. and my k/d isn't the best right now.
my first game, I got k/d of 0/9. yes, I was running around like rambo (BFH gunner)
but now I started to play with more control and I am improving.

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03-12-2010, 02:07 AM | Post: #19
Offline Nativejam 
Nativejam approves of this topic!

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03-12-2010, 02:12 AM | Post: #20
Offline Lucky 
there is really no point in aiming to win, you get a decent score and then dumb auto-balance switches you to the other side mid game........so now your loosing. I don't care about auto-balance but mid game switches is a big NO.

Other than that, guides to me are like a game manual, i never read them Smile

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