[bf1942] Well EA, at least you tried.

Paul Bowsher paul.bowsher at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 07:18:54 EDT 2005

Taking bets on whether it'll be hotfix or recall

On 10/5/05, Tim Shackleton <tim at timshackleton.com> wrote:
> So I'm not sure how many actual bugs got fixed.  I can see a few
> enhancements, I can hear a few enhancements, for sure.
> I can see a bunch of things suddenly broken that previously worked
> properly though.
> I can see myself being unable to select spawn points on the map because
> your coords are offcenter.  I can no longer run and hit tab to view the
> scoreboard at the same time.  I can't say Yes or No with PageUp and
> PageDown while running anymore.  (Yep, I use a very non-standard set of
> keybinds).
> Cheers for not including a "Don't bother me with your propoganda"
> tickbox.
> It's great how exiting a fixed gun sometimes doesn't work.
> It probably doesn't matter if I'm ringing the LAV out in second gear up
> a hill, but constantly changing it back to third, and back to second,
> thats just annoying.  And me, with my spindly, starved little soldier
> legs - if I can climb a hill, you'd think a tank could, wouldn't ya?
> At least a vehicle can drive past now without ripping my limbs off!
> It's awesome how relatively inexperienced players have most weapons
> unlocked now.  I suppose this is the BF2 way of ruining an online
> 'economy'.  Maybe we had too many NCO's?
> It's impressive that the netcode appears to be worse now, though this
> could be a harsh call given only a couple hours of play.
> I distinctly remember helicopters being efficiently removed from the sky
> over Afghanistan at the hands of ONE rpg.  Hell, why not make them
> bulletproof superstructures flown by immortal soldier-gods?
> The knife I'm carrying isn't 6 feet long, but it sure cuts like it is.
> It's staggering that (in my case) the linuxded server install package
> thinks PB is working just fine but all clients get booted, yet the
> previous version worked fine.  But hey, I could be missing something
> there, it's only been a few hours.  Maybe my host-based firewalling has
> tripped me up.  I'll check before I start whining, oh wait...
> But it's late, and I could go on forever.
> In summary, I'm utterly stunned.
> You guys tested this, right?
> Surely?
> Counting the days till the next patch,
> -t

Paul Bowsher
IT Systems Developer
Simply Stuck Ltd

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