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Old 10-09-2004, 05:00 AM   #1
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Question Do you play...?

First person or 3rd person? I mostly play 3rd.


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Old 10-09-2004, 05:02 AM   #2
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First. 3rd mostly for vehicles


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Old 10-11-2004, 06:19 AM   #3
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I did pay 3rd which is very unusual for me but seems to suit the console style of the game.

I'm going to change back now though. I just discovered that in 3rd your gun is lower so you can't shoot over many of the objects placed for cover. eg. the boxes by the entrance to the hangar in Hoth. In 1st you can hide behind them and shoot out, in 3rd your bolts just hit the side of the box. Aaargh! Dumb!
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:32 AM   #4
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1st normally, but 3rd for vehicles (except the speeder bike).

Like shrinker said, i have noticed those problems. In 3rd person that problem is ship dependant. For example there is 1 clone ship where playing in 3rd person really screws up the targeting & location of the ship.


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Old 10-11-2004, 07:01 AM   #5
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1st normally, but 3rd for vehicles (except the speeder bike).

Like shrinker said, i have noticed those problems. In 3rd person that problem is ship dependant. For example there is 1 clone ship where playing in 3rd person really screws up the targeting & location of the ship.
yea, I've noticed alot of lag when u play 3rd person in a few vehicles

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Old 10-11-2004, 07:23 AM   #6
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In ships I usually take 3th person, but sometimes switch to 1st for reasons meantioned by previous posters.

For infantry, I usually pick 1th person if I need to concentrate on kliing as muhc enemies as fast as possible, mainly cause 1th person is easier aiming for me. However, if I need to watch my surroundings as well, I pick 3th (take for example the situation were you are busy converting an enemies control point and enemies are likely to spawn all around you.)


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Old 10-11-2004, 03:18 PM   #7
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First OR Third person view : Which is best ?

I was wondering which kind of view most players were using ?

Or a least which one is the best for playing SWBF.

For me :
  • 1st person view offers better accuracy than in 3rd person (especially with wookiees & droidekas -bug ?-)
  • 1st person view gives a better idea of whenever you're in cover or not
  • 3rd person view gives a wider vision of the battelfield, making it easier to evade grenades for example... (which is the very strong point about it...)
  • 3rd person view is VERY necessary for controlling vehicules and ships...
  • 3rd person view allows you to watch how cool you're character is fighting

I can't make a real choice between both, it seems I'm going to switch often during the game.

What do YOU think about this ? Which is the "best" ? How do you play ?
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Old 10-11-2004, 03:23 PM   #8
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In 3rd person your gun is lower so if you're standing behind a low obstacle you might not be able to shoot over it, while somebody in 1st person will.
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Old 10-11-2004, 05:12 PM   #9
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With vehicles, 3rd person, no question. On foot, I'm always in 1st person though. In 3rd, it's harder to shoot, and since you are in the wya, you can't see somethings that are rihgt in front of you. The petty amount of extra visibility doesn't outweigh the disadvantages, IMO. I've never ever had a problem avoiding grenades in 1st person. Manuevers in combat seem easier in 1st.

3rd I will sometimes use for the Dark trooper and Jet trooper, because precision jumping is more important for them. But in general, I always use 1st.


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Old 10-11-2004, 05:34 PM   #10
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In 3rd person your gun is lower so if you're standing behind a low obstacle you might not be able to shoot over it, while somebody in 1st person will.
No, your weapon placement is the same no matter what perspective you are in. The placement on the vehicles I think is a general "bug"...makes some vehicles useless in non-flat situations.

1st Person view for infantry purposes and out of vehicles. 3rd person for when in vehicles.


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Old 10-11-2004, 05:48 PM   #11
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:10 AM   #12
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ooops

Sorry I haven't seen the other thread about views....

("Do you play..." isn't obvious)

Thanks for all informations
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Old 10-12-2004, 02:32 AM   #13
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3d person as I'm no big fan of battlefieeld or CS i play almost everything in 3d person sometimes I switch to 1st person but that's rare
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:58 AM   #14
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No, your weapon placement is the same no matter what perspective you are in. The placement on the vehicles I think is a general "bug"...makes some vehicles useless in non-flat situations.
I was talking about infantry not vehicles.
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Old 10-12-2004, 04:32 AM   #15
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I play sniper a lot, so I usually use 1st person, but if I'm assult, its easier to use 3rd.




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Old 10-24-2004, 01:11 AM   #16
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First or third person?

Do you use first or third person view? I like third... but i still cant avoid flying my x-wing into the floor every 10 seconds.


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Old 10-24-2004, 01:30 AM   #17
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Old 10-24-2004, 02:01 AM   #18
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this one was pre-release so that doesn't count

but then again,

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Old 10-25-2004, 12:36 PM   #19
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I almost always play in 1st-person - it's more fun for me. The only sort of exception is the AT-ST, and that's only because the view out the window is so horrible that you can't really drive the thing otherwise. I wish they would fix that so you could see out more of the window. As it is now, it' like you're standing as far back as possible from the window, which is silly.


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Old 10-25-2004, 01:05 PM   #20
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1st all the way, baby. I think the choice between views is what really made this game for me. I hate being forced to play in a 3rd person view, lame. Thank god this game gives you a choice, though cause otherwise i wouldn't have bought it
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Old 10-25-2004, 03:43 PM   #21
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Old 10-25-2004, 06:15 PM   #22
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i use first on foot except as a sniper, where your close range view shouldnt matter as much as what is going on around you, and it also automatically goes to scope instead of over-the shoulder. in vehicles i use third person because it lets me see where the rest of the vehicle is, but in some cases (ex: gunship on geonosis) you need to switch to first person because you cant hit anything otherwise.


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Old 10-25-2004, 07:54 PM   #23
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Too tell the truth, I probably use 1st more on the ground, and 3rd more for vehicles. However, I switch off as needed, like to see around a corner or check my back, or to get a better angle on my surroundings.

For the larger vehicles though, using 1st person is something I'm more inclined to do (like the AT-AT).

You don't know how many times I've been shooting down troops left and right, only to have a bot kill me by ramming his blaster into the back of my head.

Yes, I know you can check radar to see where the guys are, but I get distracted. ; )


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Old 10-25-2004, 11:12 PM   #24
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Depends on the map but mostly 3rd for infantry, 1st for vehicles. Seem to fly & fight better.

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Old 10-26-2004, 01:25 AM   #25
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Well, I've switched my position on first person when on foot, I'm more inclined to go third person now, especially when crouching behind a wall or something, popping up to fire on incomming soldiers.

Or simply hiding from an AT-ST.

I don't know, I sorta feel like cheating, especially when I'm looking past a corner of a hall or something.




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Old 10-26-2004, 03:16 AM   #26
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I always play in 3rd person. Got it on console though.

How do you change the vehicle view to 1st person?




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Old 10-26-2004, 03:28 AM   #27
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first person and third person when in vehicles.
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Old 10-26-2004, 06:34 AM   #28
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On a related note, it would be cool if the server admin had the option of locking everyone on the server into a particular view, like in Mechwarrior 4. I think I'll go add that to the "bugs / enhancements" list


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Old 10-26-2004, 01:42 PM   #29
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same as most:
1st on foot, except when i need overview (cap cp)
3rd in vehicle, except when in gunner seat or facing large numbers in front of me


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Old 10-31-2004, 01:35 AM   #30
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1st person 4 everything exept AT-ST's and starfighters.


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Old 10-31-2004, 01:34 AM   #31
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I used to use 1st person, then I switched to use 3rd cos it looked cooler. I might go back to 1st though after reading some of these posts.
I always use 3rd in vehicles.


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Old 10-31-2004, 05:29 AM   #32
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i use both, when im in a building i choose 1st, if not, 3rd




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Old 10-31-2004, 06:17 AM   #33
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No doubt about it, First with infentry, 3rd with vehicles.


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Old 11-06-2004, 01:52 AM   #34
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Old 11-06-2004, 02:44 AM   #35
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3rd when capturing a spawn, mostly 1st. 3rd for vehicles


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Old 11-06-2004, 06:57 AM   #36
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First for infantry. I can't get a good headshot with 3rd.
3rd person also for most vehicles except for fighters. It just feels better in 1st person


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Old 11-06-2004, 09:36 AM   #37
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depends on the map.....i like using 3rd for open maps like naboo.


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Old 11-06-2004, 01:02 PM   #38
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1st person. 3rd person for vehicles. except for; speederbike, transportship and the at-at


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Old 11-06-2004, 02:26 PM   #39
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I play 3rd mostly but sometimes first.


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Old 11-06-2004, 03:20 PM   #40
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As infantry 3rd, I find it heeps easyer to get headshots in 3rd for some strange reason as the 1st person on foot view gives me that clumbsy feeling.
3rd person for most of the vehicles aswell except for the Seperatist vehicles and turrets.


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