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  • Announcing/Interpreting an Enemy's Location

    Hey guys. New member here :) Lil' intro... I've been playing with TG since BF2142 and with the release of BC2 I've finally decided to join TG. I must say I've enjoyed the game even more since I've joined and I have not played on any other server since :P

    My question:
    I have always been horrible at announcing and interpreting an enemy's location via cardinal points (north, south, west, east). I can easily tell apart each cardinal point when I'm looking directly at the map but not when I'm standing/moving in game. Therefore, I sort of have to guess when I hear a teammate say something like "squad moving to bravo east side" or "enemy units coming from the north".

    How can I identify the cardinal points while in game? I think this should be added into a BC2 TGU class.


    [ Official 3rd Special Forces Detachment (SFD) Member ]

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    Re: Announcing/Interpreting an Enemy's Location

    Press 'M' to bring up the big map. It doesn't rotate like you're minimap.

    So if somebody says infantry spotted south-east of bravo, pull up your map and figure out where it is.

    Up is north, Right is east, Left is West, Down is south.

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    • #3
      Re: Announcing/Interpreting an Enemy's Location

      hey SweetTooth!

      Please checkout the SOP on contact reports: http://www.tacticalgamer.com/battlef...t-reports.html

      As far as remembering N/S/E/W, it's a thing you have to practice... it's pretty tough without a compass for sure. Once you start learning the maps with directions in mind, it will become much easier. For example, Panama Canal is a "north/south" map, so you know that Alpha is south of Bravo and Charlie is off to the West. It will become second-nature to know that "contact west of bravo" means bad guys are attacking bravo from the dry-dock/boat.

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      • #4
        Re: Announcing/Interpreting an Enemy's Location

        Generally for the cardinal directions it just takes time with lots of m presses to memorize what the directions on each of the maps are. If you want the official wording for each report check out the above links.



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        • #5
          Re: Announcing/Interpreting an Enemy's Location

          on Conquest maps, UAV's or points of interest like W6 talks about are solid reference points. Personally, specific landmarks are easiest for simple players like myself :)

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          • #6
            Re: Announcing/Interpreting an Enemy's Location

            as a general rule of thumb....on rush mode...there is a very obvious directionality to the game...I've tended to stray on the idea that on rush mode it's easier to say in front of OBJ A or on the left of OBJ A and so on and so forth...

            If you visualize yourself looking at the enemy spawnpoint and where your objectives are located...it becomes very self explanatory...

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            • #7
              Re: Announcing/Interpreting an Enemy's Location

              Thanks for the help guys :) I will have to put into practice all of your suggestions.


              [ Official 3rd Special Forces Detachment (SFD) Member ]

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              • #8
                Re: Announcing/Interpreting an Enemy's Location

                I yell a lot, mash the q key, and hope for the best. Spending some time with the map up can help you get a sense of how everything is oriented. Landmarks help. The spotting key helps.

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                • #9
                  Re: Announcing/Interpreting an Enemy's Location

                  Also, for the full-scale map, I highly recommend changing the default key binding. Mine is "Z", which puts it within much easier reach than the default "M" choice.

                  (with a hat tip to an unnamed member of the 3rd who suggested the change -- sorry, I don't remember who it was!)




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