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Bad Company 2: Bad is the new Good- New Patch notes in OP

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  • WarcryWarcry Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    CarbonFire wrote: »
    Warcry wrote: »
    No flares on the Apache either. Someone has been lying. Get in the angry dome, we'll test the 'being traced so you get flares' thing.

    Maybe it's VAlt-Fire? Like I said, it's been a long time since I've even tried it.
    If it IS Alt Fire, then flares would be limited to the Blackhawk.

    Tried it. Didn't work. I tried V Smoke and V alt on everything. I even tried Armour.
    Significantly increased the speed of the Tracer Dart projectile to make it more effective against airborne targets.

    Can someone that has tried the new tracer tell me how much faster it is now?

    Four times as fast. Literally.

    Also, the Uzi is better than the PP 2000 due to the minimal recoil. Shit is awesome.

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  • grambogrambo Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Significantly increased the speed of the Tracer Dart projectile to make it more effective against airborne targets.

    Can someone that has tried the new tracer tell me how much faster it is now?

    4x speed buff apparently.

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  • Winnie The PoohWinnie The Pooh Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So they nerfed alot of the things that previously killed me and buffed my Abakan? Alright then.

    Goomba just has to promise not to yell at me when I use it.

  • ofthefountainofthefountain Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Thanks guys, I guess it's time to go back to tracers instead of 1911 when I'm an engie then.

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So they nerfed alot of the things that previously killed me and buffed my Abakan? Alright then.

    Goomba just has to promise not to yell at me when I use it.

    It's ok, there are plenty of other things we can kill you with :}

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  • cmsamocmsamo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am "special"....

    How the hell do I use the xbox360 PA Metatag that I always see mentioned?

    My tag is Damoven for anyone who wants a game or 2

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  • Muramasa18Muramasa18 Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Man, there's little more satisfying than playing against a group of people who are worse at the game than you. Tearin' those kids UP.

  • SigtyrSigtyr Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I wonder what the chances of attackers winning on Isla Innocentas is now?

    Since with the tracer dart buff, Blackhawks are going to be shot down in a matter of seconds.

  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Gonna use the Type 88 til I make it love me

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  • Pajama_ManPajama_Man Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Pajama_Man wrote: »
    The overall class changes are nice.

    I'm a little irked by the change they made to the bolt action sniper's minimum damage range though. It kind of throws out the little bit of uniqueness that they had between them.

    Oh well. All things considered, the SV-98 got a range buff :mrgreen:

    what did they actually do?

    http://denkirson.xanga.com/722757523/bad-company-2/

    The r7 changes are near the bottom. The chart is updated. If you want to see the old chart just use google's cache.

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  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Horrible Browser not as Horrible anymore guy

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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sirs I shall not bear insults to my good word and honour

    I demand satisfaction

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  • WarcryWarcry Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Tried every concievable combo of vehicle and specialization, including getting a pubbie to trace and lock onto me. Nothing. No flares at all. If someone can figure out how to do this shit, post it here.

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  • wusoldjrwusoldjr Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Gonna use the Type 88 til I make it love me


    I love the Type 88 with the 4x scope. Jumping in the fray, dropping danger close mortar strikes > *

  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sigtyr wrote: »
    I wonder what the chances of attackers winning on Isla Innocentas is now?

    Since with the tracer dart buff, Blackhawks are going to be shot down in a matter of seconds.

    Nope, since VSmoke gives you flares the Blackhawk is still A OK.

    The annoying bit though is for the attack Helos, since with the flare buff you're insane to not take the VSmoke as a pilot (and in general, really), making the VAlt Weapons pretty much useless unless it's a pubstomp.

  • WarcryWarcry Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Looks like this game just went up the tactical meter by about eleven notches. This is pretty awesome.

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  • YallYall Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    cmsamo wrote: »
    I am "special"....

    How the hell do I use the xbox360 PA Metatag that I always see mentioned?

    My tag is Damoven for anyone who wants a game or 2

    You need to send a friend request first, then once it is accepted (which it may not be - I'm not sure who actually manages it) you can go to the gamercard for the metatag, and see which people on its friends list are actively playing.

  • GoombaGoomba __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    I think what happens is that there's no visual indication or anything, the dart just goes away.

    edit: Also hahah dang SV98 is now best sniper rifle even harder.

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  • tinwhiskerstinwhiskers Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Pajama_Man wrote: »
    Pajama_Man wrote: »
    The overall class changes are nice.

    I'm a little irked by the change they made to the bolt action sniper's minimum damage range though. It kind of throws out the little bit of uniqueness that they had between them.

    Oh well. All things considered, the SV-98 got a range buff :mrgreen:

    what did they actually do?

    http://denkirson.xanga.com/722757523/bad-company-2/

    The r7 changes are near the bottom. The chart is updated. If you want to see the old chart just use google's cache.

    So If I'm reading that right, sniper rifles are now even worse at killing people at long ranges than before vis a vi LMGs & ARs?, and no more 1 shot kills out to 40 yards with the m95?

  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Okay, so flares work, that's cool, and you can see it, per that video. Only one problem remains.

    It takes 20 seconds to reload the smoke package.

    It takes 3 seconds to reload a tracer dart.

    D:

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  • That_GuyThat_Guy Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am going to play this so hard when I get home from work. It is another short day so I had better see Rak and the other stoners on there when I get home at around 7:30 estern.

  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    How big is this damn patch?

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  • fsmith1fsmith1 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Well, I'm about to hop on and try out the new patch. Wish me luck.

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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    How big is this damn patch?

    Steam updated it painlessly for me

    UPDATE RE FLARES

    I can't get them to work in a server by myself (VSmoke enabled!), I guess it requires a hostile missile lock before you can fire them?

    Also, it's good that the flares don't make you immune, since vehicles are supposed to support the ground troops rather then just indiscriminately rape faces. This just means that you have a fighting chance 1 on 1 with an engineer.

  • BeltaineBeltaine The End of TimeRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I hit up the Dr. Pepper site and my codes just said they were unlocks for Mass Effect 2. Didn't see anything for Bad Company 2, although Battlefield Heroes was listed.

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Beltaine wrote: »
    I hit up the Dr. Pepper site and my codes just said they were unlocks for Mass Effect 2. Didn't see anything for Bad Company 2, although Battlefield Heroes was listed.

    suuucckkkaaaaaaaa

    I actually like Dr. Pepper, so I don't mind buying it, but I'd like my unlocks too!

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    That's pretty normal, since they're not out yet.
    The kit upgrades will also be coming to PS3 and PC a little later on, we’ll post the exact release dates here as soon as we can.

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  • fsmith1fsmith1 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Well, my first impressions from a short game are as follows.

    The M16 has not really been nerfed, it's still just as deadly with magnum ammo.
    The Abakan is a bit better, but it's barely noticeable.
    The T88 LMG is no longer useless, it's actually like a PKM with 200 rounds in the belt instead of 100. It's looking like this might be my new LMG of choice, though I've yet to try the MG36 or the XM8 LMG.
    The sniper "nerf" sounds bad, but really the snipers have not even taken a hit to effectiveness (provided you always aim for the head as you should)
    All the bolt actions are pretty much identical now aside from feel and sights.

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  • MasumeMasume Creator Caprica, FloridaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Finallyyyy, a patch! Looks good all around. The changes to medics were needed something fierce! Curious as to how much this affects the CG, although from the looks of the stats, not too much...basically they toned down the biggest issue.

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  • GoombaGoomba __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    From 2.7 to 1.8 kill radius.

    Which is like 3.7 to 2.9 explosivemk2 radius.

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Edit: Nevermind, was looking at damage vs range.

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  • GoombaGoomba __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    CarbonFire wrote: »
    how does 1.8 X 1.25 = 2.9???
    8 (the maximum damage radius) - 1.8 = 6.2. 100 / 6.2 = 16.12903225806452. 20 / 16.12903225806452 = 1.24. 1.7 + 1.24 = 2.9.

    20 comes from 100 - 80, since 20% of 80 is 20, which is 100, which is a kill.

    So I guess it's more like 3m because it's actually 1.8 and not 1.7, but still.

    edit: STILL EXPLAININ' IT

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  • MasumeMasume Creator Caprica, FloridaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Now the real question is, will the changes make people use something other than the M1911, and will it be worth it? :P

    The CG still looks meaty, simply no more mass killings from the radius. Granted, your behind a wall and your still screwed.

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  • RageRage Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Please bear in mind that DICE has an established history of not actually changing things in the game, even when they said they made a change. It would not surprise me in the least if there are some red herrings in that list of weapon tweaks.

    Perception is reality I suppose...

    I'm most excited about 3 motion balls + faster re-stocking from ammo crates. So good.

  • GoombaGoomba __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    All of the pistols, at least THEORYCRAFYINGLY SPEAKING, appear to be balanced. Even the M93r.

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I wonder why the felt the need to nerf V-Reload. I never felt it was that powerful to begin with, especially for ground vehicles. I guess maybe with the attack chopper gunner position it was a bit strong, but choppers are all but screwed now with the much faster tracer dart so :3

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  • MechanicalMechanical Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Doesn't actually seem like anything's different on the 360 end. Guess the update was something else?

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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Mechanical wrote: »
    Doesn't actually seem like anything's different on the 360 end. Guess the update was something else?

    360/PS3 patches are still in the pipe

  • HawkHawk Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    How big is this damn patch?

    Steam said 349MB (and some change)

  • MechanicalMechanical Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Robman wrote: »
    Mechanical wrote: »
    Doesn't actually seem like anything's different on the 360 end. Guess the update was something else?

    360/PS3 patches are still in the pipe

    So the update was simply for the store, then. Huh. Oh well.

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