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Battlefront I: Game Over for the Game Hogs?

Remember arcade games? Once you got good enough, you'd finish the game, and it would just end. You killed the dragon, rescued Kimmy, saved the princess, or packed all the dots you could possibly handle. Then...that was it. Game over.

I'd like to suggest EA/DICE do the same to all the Level 90 or higher players still in Battlefront I. They've had their fun. Time to end it. Let others who have put their quarters in the slot get a chance to play.

Since the launch of Battlefront II, Battlefront I has been filled with high-level players dominating the games. (At least those I can get into -- DLC is basically dead). I suspect most noobs and mid-level players have moved to BFII, leaving the top-tier players to dominate the remaining new (and relatively new) players in BFI. There's never been a shortage of posts about poor balance and matchmaking in BF I (or II, from what I've seen), and that's continued strong as ever post BFII, so I'm quite certain I'm not the only one who's facing this problem. Since EA/DICE has show no interest in making games balanced, let's simply cap the top-level players' game time. It's essentially what's happening to new(er) players now.

I know there will be some top-flight players who think this is unfair -- they'll come up with lame rebukes such as "git gud!" (though how one can can get good when one can't even get in the game is something they never explain). They'll complain that they paid their money and should be allowed to play (though they never acknowledge that newer player paid too, and have played a hell of a lot less). They'll say quit whining (though this isn't actually a rebuttal). But all I can say to them is, quit worrying -- it's not like EA/DICE has listened to all the calls for team balancing in the past, right? You probably have nothing to worry about.

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  • You must be a socialist.
  • Jack_H wrote: »
    Remember arcade games? Once you got good enough, you'd finish the game, and it would just end. You killed the dragon, rescued Kimmy, saved the princess, or packed all the dots you could possibly handle. Then...that was it. Game over.

    I'd like to suggest EA/DICE do the same to all the Level 90 or higher players still in Battlefront I. They've had their fun. Time to end it. Let others who have put their quarters in the slot get a chance to play.

    Since the launch of Battlefront II, Battlefront I has been filled with high-level players dominating the games. (At least those I can get into -- DLC is basically dead). I suspect most noobs and mid-level players have moved to BFII, leaving the top-tier players to dominate the remaining new (and relatively new) players in BFI. There's never been a shortage of posts about poor balance and matchmaking in BF I (or II, from what I've seen), and that's continued strong as ever post BFII, so I'm quite certain I'm not the only one who's facing this problem. Since EA/DICE has show no interest in making games balanced, let's simply cap the top-level players' game time. It's essentially what's happening to new(er) players now.

    I know there will be some top-flight players who think this is unfair -- they'll come up with lame rebukes such as "git gud!" (though how one can can get good when one can't even get in the game is something they never explain). They'll complain that they paid their money and should be allowed to play (though they never acknowledge that newer player paid too, and have played a **** of a lot less). They'll say quit whining (though this isn't actually a rebuttal). But all I can say to them is, quit worrying -- it's not like EA/DICE has listened to all the calls for team balancing in the past, right? You probably have nothing to worry about.

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  • I have a better idea; If you don't get up to a competitive level within 2 weeks you lose your rights to play the game online.

    Seriously, you think others have not been in the same situation? When I started playing I was dominated in every match, every mode and every hour of the day. It took me months and several hundred of hours practice to reach competitive level. Why exactly should you get a free pass?
  • I can think of players that fit the description OP but to be fair on them its an issue of matchmaking a low population, map knowledge and they have the upgraded perks unlocked. All I do when I see them on opposing team is quit the game and try to rejoin to be on their side, if that doesn't work, try another type of mode. But I see your point, with such advantages not sure what they get out of stomping people that don't. Only positive is theres not much/no clan pubstomping.
  • I picked up BF1 about a year after release, reached level 100 in about 8 months, and now have PTSD. Ha ha, it was ruthless going up against veteran players, and I didn't even have the benefits of a deluxe edition of the game. I definitely understand the frustration of trying to learn in a hellstorm of one-shots, especially that infernal pulse cannon.

    I got destroyed daily at first, but after a few months, it was so satisfying getting MVP on the victory board. That's what online gaming is all about. And I think BF has a very friendly, casual community. If you can't handle BF 1 or 2, then don't play CSgo or PUBG.

    Since BF2 came out, I haven't looked back to BF1. BF2 is much more fun and much less punishing overall.
  • Cliff Notes:

    Games to hard make the good players quit.

    Seriously you could of put that instead of that drawn out wall of text.
  • Jack_H
    31 posts Member
    edited January 2018
    Cliff Notes:

    Games to hard make the good players quit.

    Seriously you could of put that instead of that drawn out wall of text.

    Riiiiiight....because that was the point of the post. You are to reading comprehension as hackers are to Battlefront: pathetically unequal to the task without help.

    So, just for you, here are the satire-free Cliff Notes -- Game unbalanced. ATTENTION EA: you've done nothing so far. Please fix!
    Post edited by Jack_H on
  • I don't know what EA planned for balancing via matchmaking. My experience is I play a match and in the next queued match its the same teams versus one another, or matchmaker creates a super team with the top scorers from both teams against everyone else. If balance makes for better games this design doesn't make sense.
  • No, TC you are wrong. I've been playing BF1 over the last few months and if anything it's the opposite. I do much better now than I did a year ago. I think a lot of top level player have moved on to BF2. I'm not very good at the game and in the first year I'd be near the bottom every match, but now I'm usually top 3 or 4.

    Just learn the maps, pick a weapon and stuck with it. I'm level 100, no way I want to be banned, it's too much fun playing these days. And BF2 sucks.
  • bfloo
    14544 posts Member
    I went back to play cargo and have tight, well played games.

    If the new game had even half the balance the 1st has now it might actually be fun.
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  • ymt190e
    100 posts Member
    edited January 2018
    Try Extraction mode on Outer Rim DLC...One of the tightest game modes!!!
  • parsec67 wrote: »
    I have a better idea; If you don't get up to a competitive level within 2 weeks you lose your rights to play the game online.

    Seriously, you think others have not been in the same situation? When I started playing I was dominated in every match, every mode and every hour of the day. It took me months and several hundred of hours practice to reach competitive level. Why exactly should you get a free pass?

  • TheStalker88
    6084 posts Member
    edited February 2018
    ymt190e wrote: »
    Try Extraction mode on Outer Rim DLC...One of the tightest game modes!!!

    My team got massacred twice yesterday by some very well stacked team of expert players. It was infuriating but still fun. Smoke grenade is very underrated.
  • waiting4bf2
    2 posts Member
    edited February 2018
    nah... not to hard. 3 months and no unlocks rank 100. Al I Used was partner hands and the bo-rifle.


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  • i know this post is more of a clickbate thing. but im compelled to respond. So i was a day one BF2015 buyer. I played it, no kidding almost every day, for over a year straight. i loved, and still love, bf2015. i just dont get the hatered. after over a year, i took small breaks to catch up on games i bought and never gave a chance to because of bf. its now been over two years. i just a week or so ago finally hit lvl100. I am by no means an expert player. those of us who have maxed out or are getting close, did so at our own pace. someone posted they hit 100 in 8 months! it took me two years! i lost sleep. i was run over by players i will never come close to in skill,EVER. nights i wanted to smash my controller and nights i couldnt believe I was ranked number 1. but one thing this game has provided, is a great time. and after this long journey of being slapped around by multiplayers finest, my reward after 2 years of earning what i fought for, is to be kicked out of the game? us OG players had to wait MONTHS for double point weekends. now, its always on! so no sir, we dont need to be kicked out for our efforts. YOU need to be kicked in the **** all the way to the top of the hill like the rest of us, and be thankful you have double point always on as you do. thanks to all of you for making bf2015 so great. just my opinion. ;)
  • i'm sure it is, they are not hogging all the Aimbot Hacks in BF2
  • ymt190e wrote: »
    Try Extraction mode on Outer Rim DLC...One of the tightest game modes!!!

    My team got massacred twice yesterday by some very well stacked team of expert players. It was infuriating but still fun. Smoke grenade is very underrated.

    Exactly...I tend to do quite well on Outer Rim DLC. But when I find myself playing against some very well stacked teams/players, it is more challenging and push your skills/gameplay to the limits. It is even more fun and gives you the urge to do better...
  • My impression of this thread (mostly) is:

    "Noob wants to kick all the good players off BF1, cos he's tired of getting curb stomped/pub stomped" (Depending on which side of the ocean you're on)

    and

    "Sweaty tryhards on BF1 don't want to go to BFII because they like stomping said noobs, and don't want to have their roles reversed, and be the recipient of said stomping".
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  • GFROGG
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    Billkwando wrote: »
    .."Noob wants to kick all the good players off BF1, cos he's tired of getting curb stomped/pub stomped" (Depending on which side of the ocean you're on)...

    "pub stomp" refers to premade teams (usually clan members) beasting random public server players who often have experience, map knowledge, upgrades and advantage of client side team play
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