[quote="alastair":3vxkyyo7]Bad Company 2 had a lot of poor design descions, mainly bad map design that encourages players to sit still and snipe (not to mention the funnelling movement from the spawn area). The grinding to unlock things is particularly annoying in a game that's trying to be competitive. Learning the game and each of its weapons is the most enjoyable part, but once you've mastered the game, theres nothing left for you (I suppose playing in a clan would help, if you can bothered). [/quote:3vxkyyo7] I think the map design is great. There's one sniperfest map I dislike, and the rest of the maps are fun, varied in appearance and playstyle, and believable as locations that might actually exist. they make highly tactical gameplay possible, but also feel very organic and realistic.
And what's left for you after you unlock everything is an online multiplayer fps. The whole point of these games is to go online, destroy people, and engage in tactical team play. I liked the unlock system. It's fun. Even when it was annoying. And you don't grind to unlock. You just play the game like normal. The only difference is, you might have to play medic longer than you wanted to.
the spawn area thing is irrelevant. The whole game is squad based, so you and your squad coordinate by spawning off of eachother or off of captured points if you all die
not saying your opinion is invalid or anything, just giving the alternate point of view
I'd really like to play a game with a decent matchmaking system (Halo 3's and SC2's are okay) so that you don't have to spend a lifetime trying to find a match where each player is of a similar skill level (theoritically, the most satisfying challenge is one which is equal to your skill), but Battlefield still holds onto the awfuly outdated server list system where you play against random kids of random skill levels, it's possible to see the game's skill range in a single match (an FPS beginner trying to figure out how to aim a gun and walk at the same time, and a veteran pro FPS player).[/quote:3vxkyyo7]
I'm not sure how it is on xbox or whatever, but on pc, it has a perfectly state of the art server system. Being able to specify filters to help you choose between hundreds of fast servers, all with gamers in them. Servers that can be customized. It's how it's supposed to be. if your team sucks, be the one that makes it better. if it still sucks, change servers. If you want to play similarly skilled players, try different servers until you find a good skill mix, and favorite it. I don't need my pc telling me who I should play against. When I play with or against vets I learn from them, and sometimes its fun to kills noobs over and over.