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darkjedimonkey
09-01-2007, 09:59 PM
Shouldn't there be more commands? Instead of just Hold, Move Out, At Ease, and Follow Me couldn't there be controls like Attack Vehicle or Attack Command Post or Attack Nearest Enemy.

What new comman, it you like the idea at all, would you like best?

I vote for Attack Vehicle.

jawathehutt
09-01-2007, 11:27 PM
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

MachineCult
09-02-2007, 09:19 AM
I really like Attack Vehicle and Fall back to last command post.

darkjedimonkey
09-02-2007, 10:44 AM
if would be cool if you could also have a specific type of AI follow you. like order all troopers to follow or bazookadudes to follow you etc.

Titanius Anglesmith
09-02-2007, 11:52 AM
I'd definitely like to see Attack Vehicle and Covering Sniper Fire (or just regular covering fire).

MachineCult
09-02-2007, 12:40 PM
I'd like to see a ranking system like Battlefield 2's incorporated into the game. Meaning that you can only issue squad commands if you're a sergeant, and then you can issue more commands the higher your rank and then when you're a commander you can issue a limited number of orbital bombardment.

darkjedimonkey
09-02-2007, 01:15 PM
the orbital bombings werent very satisfying
there where only 5 to 6 blasts and they were in a very confined space.
if you were to close to a wall they would hit the roof. and if you took to long to get into a good position you either ran out of power or were shot down

TripHammer
09-02-2007, 08:34 PM
I've never been a big fan of the squad commands. I always thought if I wanted to command a squad I'd play Star Wars Republic Commando. I like the minimum commands we have now in Battlefront 2.

darkjedimonkey
09-02-2007, 09:00 PM
i respect your opinion
i just think that at least a new command should replace At Ease

jawathehutt
09-02-2007, 11:13 PM
While I agree with you trip to the hammer time, BF3 needs to have at least a few commands. Imagine if you were sent to war with only the ability to say follow me and dont follow me. You would probably die in the first firefight. While there shouldnt be things like "take out that specific enemy", they could at least have it like Battlefield games where you have things like ____ spotted, attack CP ______, need pickup, ect....

TripHammer
09-03-2007, 01:38 PM
Yea, I see the point. I definitely used the squad commands in SWBF1 way more than SWBF2. When I started playing SWBF2 they became almost useless, so I guess I got used to gameplay without them.

I think cover fire from a sniper with a wide range is too much. However; cover fire from troopers might be something that could work well. I think 5 is too much though. Maybe all the AI within a certain radius of where you gave the command. It could be 1 or even 5 if it worked out that way. All the "Attack xxxx" commands could be the "Cover Fire" command, just lock on a particular target for whatever you want attacked. If you don't lock on a target, it becomes a general radius or... whoever has locked on you as their target, would be the target of the cover fire when the command was given.

GeneralPloKoon
09-04-2007, 04:53 PM
I would like attack command post... alot.

darkjedimonkey
09-04-2007, 06:14 PM
I would like attack command post... alot.

yeah it doest have to be effective but at least the AI could put a fighting effort into the attack
and actually not act stupid.

jawathehutt
09-04-2007, 08:06 PM
It doesnt even just have to be for AI, its alot easier and faster to press f4 f2 than it is to type "go to___" and less likely to get you shot in the back of the head. And on that note, they need to make it so you can at least shoot while typing.

GeneralPloKoon
09-04-2007, 10:48 PM
Well i've only played the console version so I wouldn't know about that problem...

General Bly
09-06-2007, 09:36 PM
i kinda like all of them but i picked the six i liked the most

darkjedimonkey
09-13-2007, 04:01 PM
its sort of hard because all of them seem good.
it would be nice if 5 or 6 bazookas hit a vehicle at once

Fettscommander
09-14-2007, 12:52 PM
I think if we can get much more intelligent ai we wouldn't need all those fancy commands

joesdomain
09-14-2007, 03:02 PM
I think giving short basic commands is the only way they can do it. Fall back, attack nearest vehicle, attack nearest solider, hold position and follow me are good basic commands.

darkjedimonkey
12-19-2007, 09:46 PM
i agree.
fall back is definitely needed especially in split second moment when they dont notice grenades.
attack nearest vehicle is good.
attack nearest soldier? they do that already....

jawathehutt
12-19-2007, 11:20 PM
Maybe you could use it when rebels so your ai buddies actually fight living enemies instead of the bodies of the stormies you killed.

DeathKnight23
12-20-2007, 04:57 AM
what the hell did 'at ease' even do? i swear it was just to cancel hold or follow me?

DeathKnight23
12-20-2007, 08:05 AM
There's kinda a wide range of results here, looks like every1 of these commands is wanted by some1 for BF3 :xp:

darkjedimonkey
12-20-2007, 04:02 PM
i think at ease means "do whatever u want to do just leave me alone"

LordOfTheFish
12-23-2007, 04:49 AM
I think You should be able to take more guys with you.It would be like having your own little batallion.

darkjedimonkey
12-23-2007, 11:59 AM
that would be cool.
good idea....

jawathehutt
12-23-2007, 05:24 PM
Why would a grunt have a battalion?

darkjedimonkey
12-24-2007, 11:12 AM
well it would depend on your rank.
if you were a pvt you would only get 1
crpl 3
sgt 5
etc
etc

jawathehutt
12-24-2007, 01:23 PM
see and thats stupid. I play SP for the sole purpose of mod maps. I dont want to spend 10 hours getting so I can tell some idiot to follow me. At the very least, make it so you can turn off things like that so I can get my map playing done and then go on multiplayer and not have to farm to get allies

darkjedimonkey
12-24-2007, 03:28 PM
i guess so.........
well what about just having more people to follow you.
ha.

sviskejuice
12-31-2007, 09:29 PM
I voted for "Follow Me with 6 or more guys following you". LOL, say "Follow me" to all persons you meet.

darkjedimonkey
12-31-2007, 11:24 PM
I think "fall back to last command post" would be a decent command.
Even in multiplayer a general command would be nice.
Usually everyone, be it AI or someone, are spread out which results in 60 dudes rushing the last CP resulting in loss etc etc

NL_Sudentor
01-30-2008, 11:57 AM
They should just use a commander.
Just like battlefield man. It is very handy and especially because it isn't a dumb AI person.
And then you also need to squad up off course and receive or give or ask for commands.

JoeDoe 2.0
01-30-2008, 01:24 PM
Covering fire and Initialize surgical bombardment would be nice

DeathKnight23
01-31-2008, 12:25 PM
Covering fire and Initialize surgical bombardment would be nice

so would many others but there's only so many keys a controller has :xp:

JoeDoe 2.0
01-31-2008, 12:40 PM
so would many others but there's only so many keys a controller has :xp:

That's why button sequences and the d-pad were invented :cowdance

DeathKnight23
02-01-2008, 07:36 AM
That's why button sequences and the d-pad were invented :cowdance

yep :D but even thats limited.

Doc Valentine
03-25-2008, 01:02 AM
I still think that attack command post would be an extremely useful command. They had that in Battlefield 2 and it was a godsend. I would think it would be the same in this game.

NL_Sudentor
03-25-2008, 12:30 PM
I still think that attack command post would be an extremely useful command. They had that in Battlefield 2 and it was a godsend. I would think it would be the same in this game.


Indeed, battlefield 2 commander settings were absolutely good.
But how do u wanne put all these commands on a ps 3 when buttons are limited