[bf1942] No CTF in BF2?

Michael Price michael at michaelprice.net
Tue Feb 22 15:15:22 EST 2005

I think the problem lies in creating something that is essentially a sequel 
to the original. In most cases the success of the original makes the target 
audience expect the same from any predecessors.. Is it fair? Probably not. 
But its something that's true.

Just giving us eye-candy doesn't make it all the more enjoyable. Make it 
something unique and unto itself. Market it as such and a lot of the 
pre-launch flak may be avoided. Bill it as the next evolution as a wildly 
popular game and people will expect the same that was delivered in the 

Just my thoughts.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lee Latham" <leeprivate at cgmlarson.com>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] No CTF in BF2?

>i think the strong feelings have to do with extreme potential 
>dissappointment, because bf42 rocked and we would all like to see the 
>successor game rock, too, because we (or i at least) would love to play the 
>game it could be.
> At 01:30 PM 2/22/2005, you wrote:
>>Hey, the whole BF2 game is just Desert Combat with some additional 
>>whistles and bells. What do you expect ? The coming of the messias ?
>>I really can't take all this pathetic stuff in here anymore.
>>Nobody forces you to buy and play it !
>>On the other hand, this is still the BF1942 mailing list. Haven't heard a 
>>lot about this subject for a long time now. Any new patches ? LOL.
>>Brigham Stevens wrote:
>>>The project manager posted (and I don't have the URL but it is on 
>>>planetbattlefield somewhere) about how the new ranking system turns the 
>>>game into an MMO without the 10$ per month fee.
>>>Right... and a 64 player server cost how much?   Anyways, I emailed him 
>>>to plead the case for CTF and not having lockable weapons... They can 
>>>keep their rank as far as im concerned but lockabale weapons are STUPID. 
>>>What, are we going to have generals running around the battlefield with a 
>>>BFG? Or will it just be a reveolver with perl handles?
>>>Anyways, let's just hope the modding potential is good so EA can have 
>>>their game and we'll have ours..... I guess the last thing I'm afraid of 
>>>is they broke the stats worse than with bf1.6 because they want to be the 
>>>only stat providers...  I assume they did not diminish any of the stat 
>>>Lee Latham wrote:
>>>>They'll just end up doing it after release after the uproar when it's 
>>>>not there.  If that's true, my guess is that an incompetent project 
>>>>manager is in charge...not good...no game software project manager of 
>>>>any competence or experience would consider leaving CTF out altogether 
>>>>in a game like this.
>>>>At 07:20 PM 2/18/2005, you wrote:
>>>>>Have you read that here or in an interview? I agree, it truly would be 
>>>>>sad if CTF is left out.
>>>>>>From: Brigham Stevens <brs at vikingmind.com>
>>>>>>This plus the fact that they killed CTF means this game is doomed.
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