I wanted to thank E-Leader and the other guys in my squad yesterday for reminding me why I play at TG!
So I just picked up BF3, and had only messed around in the Campaign until yesterday. I used to play BF1942, BF2 and BF2142 quite a lot, but it's been awhile. So in essence, I am having to completely relearn the ropes.
Yesterday morning, I jumped on a random US server to get in my first multi-player rounds. I squadded up with a couple other folks, and began fumbling my way through the controls, learning the map, trying to figure out how to spawn on my squadmates, etc.. In a mere matter of minutes, I had my FIRST KILL!!!! YEAH!!!! Please ignore the fact that I had already died 9 times at this point.
Suddenly, I am seeing one of the guys in my squad typing in the upper left corner:
Them: "Man, do you know HOW to shoot, I mean, like at all?"
<pause to make sure he's talking to me>
Them: "I mean really, you're 1-9....how in the hell do you even do that?"
<pause to make sure I don't use too much profanity in my response>
Me: "If you're talking to me, I have been playing this game for exactly five minutes."
Them: "You mean, like, TOTAL?"
Me: "Yes, I JUST bought it. Ease up dude!"
<pause while they think of something else clever to say>
Them: "Oh, well........."
I left after the round was over.
Last night, I finally logged onto our server, and was put into E-Leaders squad. I immediately spawned on him, and began following orders, trying to keep up, trying to be better at killing than dying, etc.. I screwed up a few times, would spawn halfway across the map, would get lost following my squad mates, etc.. Never was griped at once.
A few minutes in, I was chasing Leader to a flag, and he went down. In TeamSpeak (YAY!), I asked how to revive in this version, because I couldn't seem to do it. Leader kindly just let me know that I just needed to defib like in other BF versions. I let him know I didn't have defib's yet, and he just let me know that was cool....no big deal. Thanks for not making me feel like an idiot buddy! :-)
A few minutes later, the full squad was together, advancing on a flag, and were cramped into a walkway, holding back before we burst in on the flag. We could see enemy movement at the flag, so we were taking shots when available. I made the mistake of strafing while I was mashing the trigger down, and TK'd at least one of my mates. I was expecting them to get PISSED at me, but nobody said anything. I apologized for my stupidity, and what do I hear back? "Hey, not a problem. Don't worry about it."
Since 2142 died, I haven't really had an opportunity to squad up with much of the TG community, and I honestly started to forget what it is like. My love and respect for this community and it's members was 100% affirmed last night! Thanks E-Leader and the other guys in my squad (sorry I can't remember your names.....I was a little busy being overwhelmed)!
Yep, LK, I got the full blown Qspot experience! Wanna know what's funny? I had not assigned a key on my N52te to 'Q', and your thread reminded me I needed to Qspot, so before I logged on last night, I changed my key setup. Last night, when I was feeling uber worthless because I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn, couldn't revive anyone, etc., I started spotting away. LMAO!
I made the mistake of strafing while I was mashing the trigger down, and TK'd at least one of my mates. I was expecting them to get PISSED at me, but nobody said anything. I apologized for my stupidity, and what do I hear back? "Hey, not a problem. Don't worry about it."
Pffttttt. You only killed one, that's why! ; )
Good to see you around Big. Looking forward to squadding up with you.
Superdude, I was so freakin' lost, I think the Pope, Brittany Spears and King Tut could have joined in and I wouldn't have noticed! Lmao! I swear from this point forward, I will actually pay attention to whoever it is I am team killing!
Thanks for the shout and welcome to bf3, trust me I know our feeling of 1-9 all too well, when I first started and later down the road having my ping has the best of me 70% of the time. 6 more months and I am outta here!
It's not uncommon to have someone new just unlike bf2 you earn everthing, I'm sure in bf4 you will have to unlock gun parts to build weapons...
When I am on feel free to ask me anything, especially about weapons, I've managed to get at least 100 kills with each so I have a natural feel for them. Anyone else will be able to help and soon you will be helping others.
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