Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

BF3 Spotting Tweaked

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • BF3 Spotting Tweaked

    So, a soldier in direct Line of Sight that is spotted will have a 3d red marker. If he moves behind cover or concealment, including vegetation, the 3d red marker will disappear. He will always be on the minimap. Vehicles are always fully 3D spotted, and LOS does not apply since they are larger more important targets with less threats (and it plain did not work to have jets flying around who couldn't see the tank you spotted for him to take out).

    This lets you essentially "nudge" your buddy to tell him about a target, or point out a sniper on a hill you see but cannot engage (with your shotgun for example). But it prevents players from using 3D spotting as a wall hack.

    Additionally, the primary motivator for the change is that 3D spots that you cannot see are not threats. We noticed that players would focus on 3D spots over everything else, meaning they would ignore people in line of sight. It's far less confusing when the 3D spot on a soldier can only be seen if you can see the soldier.
    Looks like they're removing the "wall hack".

    Source: EA Forums



  • #2
    Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

    Interesting change...not sure what to think about it quite yet.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

      Hmm. This could work, though I'd still rather they removed 3D spotting completely.
      That said, I'd rather they just made BF2143, so I'm not sure how valuable my suggestions are. :)
      |TG-Irr| westyfield

      Sig pic by Sonic, avatar by Chalcas. Thanks!
      Irregular since 2007.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

        Server "off" button should be FTW!

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

          This is how I would have done it. Only difference is I would make the spot fade away fast. Great move!
          Battlefield Samurai 'Banzaaaiii!!!

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

            I am all for it!

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

              Haha at jets having a hard time targeting ground units.

              You'd think it was hard to fly and look at your minimap at the same time.
              |TG-12th| Namebot

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

                Originally posted by [tR]Greasy_mullet View Post
                This is how I would have done it. Only difference is I would make the spot fade away fast. Great move!
                I don't think that's needed in practice. People would prob peek and scoot. By the time your buddy looks that way, the 3D icon's already gone b/c the sniper/guy is already back behind cover.

                Originally posted by Namebot
                Haha at jets having a hard time targeting ground units.
                Not needed. AtG missiles! If you really had to strafe the ground with that mounted minigun, you might as well give up me thinks.
                |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
                TG World of Tanks Clan Executive Officer
                Former 9th & 13th

                Pronounciation: Eh-Cree-Oh Ah-Nay-Ess
                Still can't say it? Call me Acorn then. -.-





                SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)

                TG Primer and Rules

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

                  I actually prefer this implementation to not having it at all, and I hope the TG server keeps it on.

                  Especially if VOIP is not very reliable, this spotting will be useful to tell your squadmates where people are.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

                    Originally posted by Kilrogg View Post
                    Especially if VOIP is not very reliable,
                    Fix this for us and I will hook you up with hookers and blow!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

                      Neither of those sound appealing to me =[

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

                        Cookies? I'm sure I can get you something! :)

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

                          I think the default 3d settings sound pretty good now. I would want to play with it on and see before I passed judgement.

                          “Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough!” Benjamin Franklin

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

                            Originally posted by westyfield View Post
                            that said, i'd rather they just made bf2143, so i'm not sure how valuable my suggestions are. :)
                            lol
                            Anger is a gift - Malcolm X

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: BF3 Spotting Tweaked

                              Originally posted by Kilrogg View Post
                              I actually prefer this implementation to not having it at all, and I hope the TG server keeps it on.
                              I second that. I think the admins should keep it on for at least the first week or so, and see what the community thinks.

                              Comment

                              Connect

                              Collapse

                              TeamSpeak 3 Server

                              Collapse

                              Advertisement

                              Collapse

                              Twitter Feed

                              Collapse

                              Working...
                              X