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I hate how EA Ruined C&C.
No, if you really want to blame anyone on the fall of the RTS Genre in general, put your hate on the various devs for not going 'let's codify our UI and controls!' ala Call of Duty and Starcraft basically nuking the market.
 

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Titanfall and Titanfall 2 (despite the latter games incredibly resurgent popularity) have been made largely unplayable in multiplayer for months due to DDos attacks, cheats and other hacking related nonsense.

 

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What is it with hackers using DDOS attacks on games? They can't even play themselves, they just want to ruin it for everyone else. What's the point in it? I get cheats, but not DDOS.
 

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What is it with hackers using DDOS attacks on games? They can't even play themselves, they just want to ruin it for everyone else. What's the point in it? I get cheats, but not DDOS.
There's actual groups people will hire to execute DDOS attacks on their selected target. Thus the main reason hackers perform DDOS against games is, well, they've been hired to do so, they're mercenary. As to why people hire them? Could be a range of things, from disgruntled players, to superfans of a rival game, to perhaps a competitor attempting to sabotage them...
 

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What is it with hackers using DDOS attacks on games? They can't even play themselves, they just want to ruin it for everyone else. What's the point in it? I get cheats, but not DDOS.
There's a few motivations for it. It depends on the type of attack.

Some are by "activist" groups trying to blackmail or punish a company. Lizard Squad notably tends to go after big companies that have offended them.

You can DDoS just one IP address, this is normally done to hurt a rival player and get an advantage in the game. You DDoS them and their ping suddenly goes up to fifteen minutes and they get a brisk three frames a second to see what's going on in-game so you beat them easily in the competition. It's just a different type of cheating, one that's much harder to prove because hey, you didn't have a cheat mod, you were just playing a normal game, not your fault he had a lousy internet connection.
 

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>be me
>see Battlefield 2042 preorder launch on the Steam Store's main page.
>get excited and check the trailer
>see fucking awesome explosions
>get super excited, consider preorder
>look up more about the game
>128 player multiplayer
>no campaign
>excitement gone, now positive game will be in EA Play within 6 months (likely much less) and be nearly free to play not long after.
 

Zachowon

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>be me
>see Battlefield 2042 preorder launch on the Steam Store's main page.
>get excited and check the trailer
>see fucking awesome explosions
>get super excited, consider preorder
>look up more about the game
>128 player multiplayer
>no campaign
>excitement gone, now positive game will be in EA Play within 6 months (likely much less) and be nearly free to play not long after.
I was thinking of pre ordering but now I am gonna wait and see.

Also, that doesn't mean anything. most of the Battlefield player base sticks to multiplayer. Hell, you can pretty much look at achievements percentage and see that they are very low for campaign. BF4 and BF 1 still have VERY packed servers.
 

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I was thinking of pre ordering but now I am gonna wait and see.

Also, that doesn't mean anything. most of the Battlefield player base sticks to multiplayer. Hell, you can pretty much look at achievements percentage and see that they are very low for campaign. BF4 and BF 1 still have VERY packed servers.
Which is a bummer because BF3 had a pretty ok (for its type) single-player campaign. BF4's is shit, no doubt about it (China and Russia really hate each other, enough that Nixon managed to sway them to the West)... and BF1's anthology campaign is pretty decent and mixed things up quite a bit.

I still go back to BF3 from time to time to this day.
 

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Which is a bummer because BF3 had a pretty ok (for its type) single-player campaign. BF4's is shit, no doubt about it (China and Russia really hate each other, enough that Nixon managed to sway them to the West)... and BF1's anthology campaign is pretty decent and mixed things up quite a bit.

I still go back to BF3 from time to time to this day.
Oh I agree. I do think they are focusing on the MP because they know most people play that over story. I do not like they have a battle pass and that the Classes aren't classes but Specialists.

it looks fucking good though, and 128 players? Fucking hell that will be fun
 

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Oh I agree. I do think they are focusing on the MP because they know most people play that over story. I do not like they have a battle pass and that the Classes aren't classes but Specialists.

it looks fucking good though, and 128 players? Fucking hell that will be fun
It would but still... it's sadening that MP is the only real thing in town. :(
 

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Battlefield Bad Company 2 was peak Military Shooter for me... but I'm also like... thirty... something... It had a great and fun and amusing campaign that while a bit more simplistic then some of the other military campaigns in competitor games, was just as good and typically a fair bit longer and thicker then say your much lauded (and meme'd) Call of Duty style single player campaigns.

Plus the multiplayer was amazing in Bad Company... and then they improved on the amazing multiplayer with an almost new DLC with their Vietnam setting, which was like a whole new multiplayer game and doubled my time playing the game since it was so different from prior Bad Company multiplayer.

The Battlefield series keeps going everywhere with trying to compete with Call of Duty with Hardline, I and V and so on and so forth... Bad Company was where it was at.

This sort of small talk bantering is better then 95% of the shit that's babbled about in video games now.


And it's DEEP!
 
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A lot of people want that back.

But the MP of Battlefield has always been better then COD
 

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Kinda looks like a rehash of BF 2142, and that was nothing but multiplayer too. Just no flying bases this time. I expect it will be FTP inside a year.
 

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Kinda looks like a rehash of BF 2142, and that was nothing but multiplayer too. Just no flying bases this time. I expect it will be FTP inside a year.
I don't.
2142 wasn't. They have a whole bunch of planned cosmetics and more.
 

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Ever since Bad Company finished, MP has been thier main focus
Then again it is the only thing that sells units these days. Although, to be honest, the best way forward for COD and Battlefield would be a mix of alternate history and various shades of future... but that would take too much time and effort.
 

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Then again it is the only thing that sells units these days. Although, to be honest, the best way forward for COD and Battlefield would be a mix of alternate history and various shades of future... but that would take too much time and effort.
That is basically this game
 

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Electronic Arts suffered a hack not too long ago.


The hackers claim they were able to steal the source code for FIFA 21 as well as for the Frostbite engine that powers numerous games for EA ranging from the Madden to Battlefield franchises as well as Software Development Kits and other proprietary software.
 
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