Battlefield 4 - Catch-All (It's ALIVE)

pndragon26 wrote:

I read where XP Boost does NOT stack... so it does smell fishy, and not in the good way. But who knows.

Boosts from battlepacks don't stack. When you try to activate a boost when one is already running it tells you the new one will replace the current one. But his initial 200% boost was from a Gamestop bonus weekend thing, so it's possible that stacks. And since it was a weird preorder bonus thing it's possible the stacked experience was applied in a way that made it multiplicative rather than additive. It does seem fishy but plausible if he really was getting 400-800% and just played basically the entire weekend.

KEA_Lightning wrote:
PRG013 wrote:

I would update the banner text to mention something about Foul Language will not be tolerated.

Or Admins Active or whatever I have seen in the past.

Just my 3 cents.

P.S. Wasn't me. By the time I figure out what key to hit to Team Chat vs. All, I am usually dead.

I am waiting for my new headphones to arrive and then I will be able to use Vent.

I updated the banner text to :

Welcome to the Gamers With Jobs server! Pants optional. You may be kicked to allow a VIP to join. Foul Language will not be tolerated and if an Admin is around you will be kicked. Visit us at http://www.gamerswithjobs.com

I also added a "Yell" statement which should flash "Foul Language will not be tolerated." every five minutes for 5 seconds. If this is too annoying, I'll remove it.

awesome, thanks!

Mannish I use the key bound to press for crouch hold for prone to dive under water.

theimmortalbum wrote:

Joined a GWJ server for the first time last night - had a blast. Is the consensus to use the built-in squad VOIP, or Vent for communication?

Last night was my first time on the GWJ server as well. Had a blast and it was a noticeably better experience than some of the other servers I played (died) on.

I use Vent when I want to trash talk, but use squad when talking about super secret tactics.

I think it should be let known that just because you sport the GWJ tag that it will not protect you from being kicked.
That being said we should give warning before kicking. 3 strikes? 1 warning then out? I say 1 warning then out if you repeat.

I hope that asshat you guys are talking about wasn't one of my invites. I'd be VERY surprised if it was.

For the record, I barely talk and when I do, it's smack talk about needing to scroll to see Elysium's score in Vent.

Occasionally, I ask for orders too.

I wish there was a way to give up squad lead without leaving the squad.

I'm not good at it and don't want the responsibility! PS2 lets you assign lead if you are the leader. I like that.

Sorry for the lack of playing yesterday on the Dish map. Moto was just driving around a Quad and told me to hop on so he could show me a cool jump. I have to say, I starting following him around on my own Quad and we were laughing pretty hard for a bit.

I was the leader at one point and I pointed to a point (that was in the process of being taken) and accidently issued the take that target.

Within 5 seconds, I received a bonus. Funny, I was actually trying to spot.

KEA_Lightning wrote:

Sorry for the lack of playing yesterday on the Dish map. Moto was just driving around a Quad and told me to hop on so he could show me a cool jump. I have to say, I starting following him around on my own Quad and we were laughing pretty hard for a bit.

Everyone seems to hate that map, but I love it. Purely for the reasoning that it's the best map to have fun with on a Quad.

Thanks to that map I think I already equaled the total number of road kills I've had in my entire career of BF3.

Pikey26 wrote:

Thanks to that map I think I already equaled the total number of road kills I've had in my entire career of BF3.

Harvest Day was the greatest road kill map in BFBC2. Used to love getting in the jeeps or quads in a group and just running people over.

PRG013 wrote:

I was the leader at one point and I pointed to a point (that was in the process of being taken) and accidently issued the take that target.

Within 5 seconds, I received a bonus. Funny, I was actually trying to spot.

This happens to me all the time. most of the time i didn't even notice i'd become leader until i get an accidental order.

You can rack up crazy points as a squad leader if you are constantly giving orders and people are following them. There were times this weekend where I was getting almost 1000 points from squad orders in a round.

When I am squad leader, I am following more than I am leading.

So if I see a bundle of squadies running towards a flag. I am gonna set the order to that.

Best way to rack up points and make everyone happy.

Pikey26 wrote:

When I am squad leader, I am following more than I am leading.

So if I see a bundle of squadies running towards a flag. I am gonna set the order to that.

Best way to rack up points and make everyone happy.

I do the same. I was trying to teach Moto that concept, but the twelve year old boy in him took over. I think Ranalin asked the question on Vent the other night, "What is Moto doing?!" and I could only think 1. Map with a Quad - Jumping. 2. Map with tall buildings - Base Jumping 3. Any Map - Looking for shiny things.

I think his biggest issue is he feels left out since I will not allow him on Vent, however I did make the exception Saturday and we played from 10am to 11pm.

KEA_Lightning wrote:
Pikey26 wrote:

When I am squad leader, I am following more than I am leading.

So if I see a bundle of squadies running towards a flag. I am gonna set the order to that.

Best way to rack up points and make everyone happy.

I do the same. I was trying to teach Moto that concept, but the twelve year old boy in him took over. I think Ranalin asked the question on Vent the other night, "What is Moto doing?!" and I could only think 1. Map with a Quad - Jumping. 2. Map with tall buildings - Base Jumping 3. Any Map - Looking for shiny things.

I think his biggest issue is he feels left out since I will not allow him on Vent, however I did make the exception Saturday and we played from 10am to 11pm.

Actually, I think that was me.

I spawned into a vehicle with him at E on the Dam map, he then proceeded to drive TOWARD our spawn point for a bit, then turned around then drove to the point by a different route....then drove back toward the spawn point by a third route....I was so confused.

I'm catching up here, but regarding abusive talk on Ventrilo:

1) Not tolerated, so if there's a serious issue please feel free to post it in the Vent thread, or PM TheWalt (our Vent host) or myself*. PMing me will probably get the fastest response. There are tons of Vent admins, so hopefully one would be online when this comes up, but perhaps not all are comfortable looking into an actual Goodjer truly being abusive to another. In all my years I think I've only witnessed one actual incidence of a Goodjer being verbally abusive on Vent, and that person wasn't a regular poster, but someone who came to know us through a particular game.

2) Do be aware, though, that some of our game communities (particularly BF) have at times used some salty language and trash talking among friends, so please make certain that this is actual abuse and not just someone who is trying to be good-natured and perhaps erring.

*I am not a GWJ mod nor the owner of the Vent server, no warranty is provided, offer not valid in Alaska or Hawaii, YMMV, etc.

On Ventrilo, that should just be common sense. That's like our living room! Would you talk that way in your living room (if your parents/grandparents/person you didn't want hearing you talk like a sailor were present)?

I was referring to in-game.

Anyone know of any Commander tutorials?

Also, if anyone is being sh*tty on vent, let me know as I am an admin as well like Fedaykin mentioned above.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

I'm catching up here, but regarding abusive talk on Ventrilo:

1) Not tolerated, so if there's a serious issue please feel free to post it in the Vent thread, or PM TheWalt (our Vent host) or myself*. PMing me will probably get the fastest response. There are tons of Vent admins, so hopefully one would be online when this comes up, but perhaps not all are comfortable looking into an actual Goodjer truly being abusive to another. In all my years I think I've only witnessed one actual incidence of a Goodjer being verbally abusive on Vent, and that person wasn't a regular poster, but someone who came to know us through a particular game.

2) Do be aware, though, that some of our game communities (particularly BF) have at times used some salty language and trash talking among friends, so please make certain that this is actual abuse and not just someone who is trying to be good-natured and perhaps erring.

*I am not a GWJ mod nor the owner of the Vent server, no warranty is provided, offer not valid in Alaska or Hawaii, YMMV, etc.

I don't think anyone has issues with Vent, it's with the pub's that join the GWJ BF4 server. They get dealt with pretty quick though if one of the five admins are around.

Yea Vent admin here as well. No one has been abusive on vent that I've noticed but do need to point out that the saltiness is turned way up when it comes to BF and a touch more on Thursday nights. Trash talking is almost a requirement on Thursdays

As for warnings, kicks, and bans. If someone keeps getting a bit nasty i'll say something and if they continue i'll kick. If they come back and behave its no big deal, but if they come back lambasting just as bad or worse I just ban. If someone starts off with Certis is awesome or racist type talk it's just an instant ban.

Maybe I misread a post a couple pages back, but I thought I read an account of someone being abusive over Vent. Good if not, good discussion either way.

Kamakazi010654 wrote:
KEA_Lightning wrote:
Pikey26 wrote:

When I am squad leader, I am following more than I am leading.

So if I see a bundle of squadies running towards a flag. I am gonna set the order to that.

Best way to rack up points and make everyone happy.

I do the same. I was trying to teach Moto that concept, but the twelve year old boy in him took over. I think Ranalin asked the question on Vent the other night, "What is Moto doing?!" and I could only think 1. Map with a Quad - Jumping. 2. Map with tall buildings - Base Jumping 3. Any Map - Looking for shiny things.

I think his biggest issue is he feels left out since I will not allow him on Vent, however I did make the exception Saturday and we played from 10am to 11pm.

Actually, I think that was me.

I spawned into a vehicle with him at E on the Dam map, he then proceeded to drive TOWARD our spawn point for a bit, then turned around then drove to the point by a different route....then drove back toward the spawn point by a third route....I was so confused.

Yeah he does like to drive around aimlessly. Probably got that from his mother.

ranalin wrote:

Yea Vent admin here as well. No one has been abusive on vent that I've noticed but do need to point out that the saltiness is turned way up when it comes to BF and a touch more on Thursday nights. Trash talking is almost a requirement on Thursdays

As for warnings, kicks, and bans. If someone keeps getting a bit nasty i'll say something and if they continue i'll kick. If they come back and behave its no big deal, but if they come back lambasting just as bad or worse I just ban. If someone starts off with Certis is awesome or racist type talk it's just an instant ban.

Too clear it up for anyone new, Certis is Awesome type talk refers to derogatory homosexual references. The site will replace it with Certis is Awesome. The phrase "Certis is Awesome" may be used mockingly against Certis himself in reference to his BF4 gameplay skills at any time.

Hemidal wrote:
ranalin wrote:

Yea Vent admin here as well. No one has been abusive on vent that I've noticed but do need to point out that the saltiness is turned way up when it comes to BF and a touch more on Thursday nights. Trash talking is almost a requirement on Thursdays

As for warnings, kicks, and bans. If someone keeps getting a bit nasty i'll say something and if they continue i'll kick. If they come back and behave its no big deal, but if they come back lambasting just as bad or worse I just ban. If someone starts off with Certis is awesome or racist type talk it's just an instant ban.

Too clear it up for anyone new, Certis is Awesome type talk refers to derogatory homosexual references. The site will replace it with Certis is Awesome. The phrase "Certis is Awesome" may be used mockingly against Certis himself in reference to his BF4 gameplay skills at any time. ;)

My age is showing he killed me a few times in a row last night

ranalin wrote:
Hemidal wrote:
ranalin wrote:

Yea Vent admin here as well. No one has been abusive on vent that I've noticed but do need to point out that the saltiness is turned way up when it comes to BF and a touch more on Thursday nights. Trash talking is almost a requirement on Thursdays

As for warnings, kicks, and bans. If someone keeps getting a bit nasty i'll say something and if they continue i'll kick. If they come back and behave its no big deal, but if they come back lambasting just as bad or worse I just ban. If someone starts off with Certis is awesome or racist type talk it's just an instant ban.

Too clear it up for anyone new, Certis is Awesome type talk refers to derogatory homosexual references. The site will replace it with Certis is Awesome. The phrase "Certis is Awesome" may be used mockingly against Certis himself in reference to his BF4 gameplay skills at any time. ;)

My age is showing he killed me a few times in a row last night :D

Hey, I got your dog tags, you must be slipping.

ranalin wrote:
Hemidal wrote:
ranalin wrote:

Yea Vent admin here as well. No one has been abusive on vent that I've noticed but do need to point out that the saltiness is turned way up when it comes to BF and a touch more on Thursday nights. Trash talking is almost a requirement on Thursdays

As for warnings, kicks, and bans. If someone keeps getting a bit nasty i'll say something and if they continue i'll kick. If they come back and behave its no big deal, but if they come back lambasting just as bad or worse I just ban. If someone starts off with Certis is awesome or racist type talk it's just an instant ban.

Too clear it up for anyone new, Certis is Awesome type talk refers to derogatory homosexual references. The site will replace it with Certis is Awesome. The phrase "Certis is Awesome" may be used mockingly against Certis himself in reference to his BF4 gameplay skills at any time. ;)

My age is showing he killed me a few times in a row last night :D

Lost a gun battle? Must not have had your shotgun.

I joined the vent Friday night and there was about 5-6 of us and it was great. I joined Saturday night and there was 10+ in there and well...it was interesting. I lasted about 10 minutes and had to leave because it was non stop chatter. I was getting a headache and I couldn't think straight.

Gumbie wrote:

I joined the vent Friday night and there was about 5-6 of us and it was great. I joined Saturday night and there was 10+ in there and well...it was interesting. I lasted about 10 minutes and had to leave because it was non stop chatter. I was getting a headache and I couldn't think straight. :)

Wood grain, CD player... Just give us some of that Gumbie drawl, everyone will pipe down and listen.

Gumbie wrote:

I joined the vent Friday night and there was about 5-6 of us and it was great. I joined Saturday night and there was 10+ in there and well...it was interesting. I lasted about 10 minutes and had to leave because it was non stop chatter. I was getting a headache and I couldn't think straight. :)

I turned down the volume on vent chat a bit. I think I have it at -5 in the app settings. That's quiet enough that I can still hear it clearly but it's not distracting.

Gumbie wrote:

I joined the vent Friday night and there was about 5-6 of us and it was great. I joined Saturday night and there was 10+ in there and well...it was interesting. I lasted about 10 minutes and had to leave because it was non stop chatter. I was getting a headache and I couldn't think straight. :)

Yeah that's why I don't pop into Vent for BF.