Game is out! The known enlisted are below:
booty (XBL: Stilgar Black)
Edgar_Newt (Edgar Newt)
TrashiDawa (Trashi Dawa)
AcidCat (Boot Stackhead)
Donan (DonanGWJ )
Nei (Nei HD)
Thin_J (Thin J)
JimmDogg (JimmDogg76 )
Dr_J (Proud Helios)
Island Dog (?)
LobsterMobster (Liberty Lobster)
Not playing but is an obnoxious spellchecker: Fedaykin98 (Fedaykin98)
Demo Impressions from before:
Single player is only good for two things: learning the controls for multiplayer, and playing around with the engine without getting shot. The engine is a one trick pony, but, oh my,what a trick. Simply put, you can blow holes in buildings. Enemy runs into a building for cover? Blast open the wall with a grenade launcher.
Multiplayer? After previous stillborn console attempts, I was floored about how well they captured the PC Battlefield feel. There are times in the demo where it feels like the best moment in Karrkland, but better. The destruction features really keep the map fresh. When the other team has the other point nailed down from a building, simply poke holes in the building. The maps themselves feel different as the battle goes on, completed with craters from the artillery. There has been some streamlining to be sure (crouching, but no prone), but most of it works well in service to game balance. The one shot sniper kills are fine, but no squad picking (it's done automatically from what I can tell) and no revives are missed. The new game mode works fine in practice, even if the premise is nonsensical (blow up boxes to get the gold?).
Anyway, I played way more of this than I was expecting. Anyone else try it out? I'm very curious about what the core Battlefield group here thinks of this (Richy, Lobster, Swamp, Trowan, Jarhead, etc), as I could easily see it having more legs than BF2142, which was my favorite to date.