[bf1942] Possible to disable commander?

Lee Latham leeprivate at cgmlarson.com
Thu May 19 10:09:26 EDT 2005

As a casual player, I too would like to see this disable-able.  While I'm a 
hardcore gamer, I'm still a casual gamer, and I just want to jump on a 
server and enjoy myself, and not have a 12 year old trying to boss me around.

This sounds like another of the several things I would need to see before 
running a server...

  At 04:07 AM 5/19/2005, you wrote:
>I've seen interviews floating about about BF2 but haven't seen anything 
>set in stone about server options.
>Will it be possible to disable the commander position for match play in 
>BF2 on the server side?   The main concern stems from this article from 
>someone who's played it in a recent demonstration...
>The problem is the ability to see enemies on a radar is the "holiest of 
>holies" as far as Battlefield games go.  99% of all cheaters banned from 
>competition have been banned for radar use, and the competitive community 
>won't really take well to a person on each team having a radar.  It would 
>look quite silly if people banned for cheating with an illegal radar 
>couldn't play a game that had a built-in radar ;).
>Please allow the commander to be disabled via server option for match 
>play.  As with other suggestions, leaving it on by default is fine, but 
>competition and pubs are two completely different games, and imo the 
>option should be there to enable and disable whatever we deem necessary 
>for competitive play.
>As stated by the person in the above article, all other commander 
>functions can be performed by the various classes (medic, ammo, etc.), and 
>since voice comms are used we don't need the communication of the 
>commander position.  If these assumptions are true, alot of people will 
>rather have the commander off than have a person with a radar running 
>around in a match, even if the radar is on a timer.

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