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T0TALfps
1254 posts EA Community Manager
edited September 13
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BATTLE POINT EVENT: BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Start Time: September 12th - 00:01 AM UTC
End Time: September 15th - 04:00 AM UTC

No heroes or vehicles will be coming to aid you in this weekend's Battle Point Event for Galactic Assault and Capital Supremacy. Only Troopers and Reinforcements will be available to spawn.
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  • Call of Battlefront
  • Troopers classes and ground vehicles only should have been the event.

    Heroes and reinforcements disabled, other than that it's been better than your average session.
  • Lyc4n
    1135 posts Member
    rollind24 wrote: »
    Lyc4n wrote: »
    Wats everyones huge issue with reinforcements. I still consider them infantry units in terms of gameplay and lore wise being units that where next to the very basic infantry helping out. They r just more skilled infantry in my eyes.

    I can sort of see why as they are a tiered unit but I’m having fun either way with reinforcements over playing whackamole with heroes.

    I see people comparing it to Blast but I don’t get that feeling at all with the different objectives to accomplish

    Yeah true but i mean in terms of lore, i like them they add to that infantry front lines gameplay. A game mode with just the base 4 infantry would get very boring very quickly.
  • Apparently "trooper only" doesn't include the AT-RT on Yavin IV...🙄
  • Lyc4n
    1135 posts Member
    SWymsa wrote: »
    Lyc4n wrote: »
    Wats everyones huge issue with reinforcements. I still consider them infantry units in terms of gameplay and lore wise being units that where next to the very basic infantry helping out. They r just more skilled infantry in my eyes.

    Yeah lore wise is your problem here, I think the reason many wanted trooper only large mode was to remove the advantages of superior health and superior dps units... Even the playing field across the board. Vehicles have several high level counters in the game as to not be as disruptive to the flow of the match.

    I understand this with certain units, but things such as super battle droids and droidekas to an extent from a lore point of view. In the old battlefront the super battle droid was the assault class. If they were to give only troopers a game mode, i would only be fine with it if they pretty much overhauled the classes. Weapons, star cards and even customisation, the legion should only be a difference in colour, the markings could be much more customisable and feel better.

    The way the game is at the moment reinforcements feel like a reward for good play with a slight advantage but nothing game breaking.

    Maybe they should focus on adding value to troopers rather than taking away reinforcements? What do you think
  • Raices wrote: »
    Removing vehicles was a bad idea
    SWymsa wrote: »
    Lyc4n wrote: »
    Wats everyones huge issue with reinforcements. I still consider them infantry units in terms of gameplay and lore wise being units that where next to the very basic infantry helping out. They r just more skilled infantry in my eyes.

    Yeah lore wise is your problem here, I think the reason many wanted trooper only large mode was to remove the advantages of superior health and superior dps units... Even the playing field across the board. Vehicles have several high level counters in the game as to not be as disruptive to the flow of the match.

    Nailed it. Plus vehicles aren’t available in the final phases of most GA maps and all of the CS maps.

    What was so hard for DICE to understand about removing only the heroes from GA? This event is somewhat boring for those “troopers” who enjoy destroying both ground and air vehicles as well as those that enjoy using vehicles. The only map that felt right was DSII but Hoth, Endor, Tatooine and Crait without speeders, no. Some of us troopers consider all vehicles as targets to destroy. It’s fun seeing vehicles turned into fire, smoke and twisted metal.

    I get it why heroes don’t enjoy encountering vehicles as most have no effective counter measures to vehicles other than trooper teammates with ION weapons.

    If EA/DICE really want to improve the trooper content and experience in the game, for those few of us who enjoy playing as troopers, then add more weapons, maps for Extraction and a DZ or Cargo mode as has been requested.

    Also it’s funny to hear the worst vehicle in the game, AT-RT, is still available on Yavin 4. If I recall correctly this was the same bug from the previous no vehicles event.

    One plus for the event is that it’s era accurate for GA. Nice not seeing the PT hero fighting a ST hero in an OT map.
    So removing only heroes from GA would make the mode era accurate and a solid mode for troopers.
    #StarWars-y
  • T0TALfps wrote: »
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    BATTLE POINT EVENT: BOOTS ON THE GROUND

    Start Time: September 12th - 00:01 AM UTC
    End Time: September 15th - 04:00 AM UTC

    04:00 on the 15th? That's hardly a weekend 😔

    @T0TALfps
  • I'm enjoying this one. The objectives feel really different in GA, with different tactics needed.

    Also its nice to see the scoreboard looking a lot more even across the team, rather than a few players dominating at the top.

    I think I would have preferred vehicles to reinforcements, but that can come in another event. This will definitely do for now!

    The big maps are crazy w/o the vehicles. Hoth & Endor feel like slow motion. But 'mist3r' post is right on point
  • FixYourAntiCheat
    4 posts Member
    edited September 14
    Still not fun being carried or going against people blatantly botting and walling. Heroes weren't necessarily the problem, since cheaters will always find a way to abuse something. I'm still on a permaloop of bailing out of matches that I see someone just kill hogging on either team. Trying to dodge all of them is a chore.

    We need hard cutoffs mmr-wise, since the anti-cheat won't take care of hackers, and just hellban them to their own queues via the mmr route. Don't dump new players with them either on the hacker's team, it's toxic to win due to one as well.

    I don't mind waiting 5 minutes instead of 30 seconds if it means I can avoid being carried by or going against a hacker or someone with magically perfect mmr the anti-cheat can't figure out.
  • Lyc4n wrote: »
    SWymsa wrote: »
    Lyc4n wrote: »
    Wats everyones huge issue with reinforcements. I still consider them infantry units in terms of gameplay and lore wise being units that where next to the very basic infantry helping out. They r just more skilled infantry in my eyes.

    Yeah lore wise is your problem here, I think the reason many wanted trooper only large mode was to remove the advantages of superior health and superior dps units... Even the playing field across the board. Vehicles have several high level counters in the game as to not be as disruptive to the flow of the match.

    I understand this with certain units, but things such as super battle droids and droidekas to an extent from a lore point of view. In the old battlefront the super battle droid was the assault class. If they were to give only troopers a game mode, i would only be fine with it if they pretty much overhauled the classes. Weapons, star cards and even customisation, the legion should only be a difference in colour, the markings could be much more customisable and feel better.

    The way the game is at the moment reinforcements feel like a reward for good play with a slight advantage but nothing game breaking.

    Maybe they should focus on adding value to troopers rather than taking away reinforcements? What do you think

    Sure, buff troop classes up to the standards of reinforcement classes and you're on a winner. If that's not what you ment then explain because that's about the only way I could see things levelling out.

    As for this event, I'm now wondering why they took out the hero class at all because the reinforcements have simply taken their place.
    Its not hard to see that players will always gravitate towards having advantages over everyone else (HP and DPS) so I ask why do the devs facilitate that so much in BF2?

    This game would have been legendary if they had followed the battlefield template, I'm sure their "innovating" gameplay has actually put off a lot of shooter fans.
  • Please don't do this again ... really miss my tanks ;(
  • I get why some people like it, but this Boots on Ground event sucks. Its akin to strike but maps intended to include vehicles, starfighters and heroes/villains.

    There could be a permanent GA variant of this mode but with only vehicles or starships omitted-not heroes. Maybe just GA with ground vehicles & artillery? And vice versa. A GA Mode no heroes & vehicles.

    This no heroes/no vehicles game mode just sucks. Its too bland and devoid of action without them. The objectives can be difficult enough to cap with heroes and vehicles.

    Cannot wait until it ends. Played probably 90% less because of this awful event & that includes 90% of my friends playing a lot less too. It’d be fine on different modes &/or smaller maps but its making GA awful & boring.

    Possible modes in future:

    1) GA with ground vehicle/artillery but starfighters

    2) GA without vehicle but heroes unleashed style-maybe 4 heroes available on first stages & upped to 6-8 heroes on last stage

    3) GA with all vehicles but no heroes

    At least one of these modes being permanent would be fun. I’s probably lean toward mode 1 & 3 being permanent
  • rollind24
    5815 posts Member
    edited September 15
    Please don't do this again ... really miss my tanks ;(

    Would you like it better if the next one was like this event (no hero’s) but with vehicles?
    #infantrylivesmatter
  • rollind24 wrote: »
    Please don't do this again ... really miss my tanks ;(

    Would you like it better if the next one was like this event (no hero’s) but with vehicles?

    I don't like limitations at all, but as long as I have vehicles, it's mostly okay.
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