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    1.03 Battlefield 2 Patch in the next 2 weeks

    Just got word of this patch's imminent release in a newsletter from EA

    and as i am bored on a sunday morning i thought i would post the body of the email

    to me it seems like it will fix a good majority of the problems.....we hope,

    here it is

    A Message from EA/DICE about Battlefield 2™

    Hi everyone. Thanks to all of you, Battlefield 2 has seen great success around the world.

    Since its launch, we've tried to give Battlefield 2 all the support it deserves by releasing patches with the fixes and improvements you've asked for. Unfortunately, we haven't lived up to the standards we've set for ourselves. So all of us at EA and DICE are working extra hard to make sure that your Battlefield 2 experience improves dramatically in the coming weeks.

    Towards the end of August, we will be releasing a new patch called 1.03. This patch is currently underway and will undergo thorough testing to avoid the problems that have occurred in the past. To make sure you're up to date until then; make sure you have installed the latest upcoming 1.02 update, which you can download here.

    Here are just a few of the fixes you can expect to see in the 1.03 patch:

    * Server and Client performance improvements.
    * Improved Server Browser – added Favorites and History Lists.
    * Point-farming prevention - game will stop Support/Medic/Engineer point farming exploits.
    * Squads - locked squad leader will get a message if someone wants to join.
    * Many HUD improvements - see the names of others in your vehicle, zoom level changing depending on vehicle, map zoom depending on map setup (16, 32 or 64 player map) etc.
    * Teamkilling changes – the logic of how teamkills are tracked will be changed.
    * Gameplay tweaks - the way transport helicopters work will be tweaked.
    * Additional scoring changes - players who destroy an enemy commander's assets will be given points.

    There are over 140 fixes and improvements in the 1.03 patch and we're looking forward to everyone moving to 1.03 to get the best Battlefield 2 experience on a level, cheat-free playing field.

    We also know that there is still an issue with availability of slots on Ranked Servers. We're all delighted that this new feature has been so popular, but we know that many of you are finding it hard to get onto a ranked server, especially at peak times. We are taking big steps and investing heavily to ensure that everyone can experience this side of Battlefield 2. New official servers have gone up in Europe and the U.S. this week and you will see many more going up in the coming weeks. Our vision is to make sure you never have to wait to get onto a ranked server.

    Thanks for being such great fans of Battlefield 2. We've been listening to you and we're determined to make Battlefield 2 the best online shooter experience out there. We hope you like the changes that are coming.

    - The Battlefield 2 Team
    for me, the most important change that they are promising has to be....

    Many HUD improvements - see the names of others in your vehicle

    i was really angry that this feature wasnt included in the original game, it should help lots with communication

    they are also promising to upgrade the server browser....lets hope it really is an upgrade

    Pete

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    * Point-farming prevention - game will stop Support/Medic/Engineer point farming exploits.

    Whats that all about?

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    It's possible for two support players to sit away from the battle, taking turns to waste ammo and then rearm each other for points.
    Medics can do the same- if one person allows himself to die on the edge of the map (i.e. killed by the game when it warns you not to leave the battlefield) he can have a buddy constantly revive him for points, only to be killed again instantly a second later. Repeating the process 100 times probably takes less than a couple of minutes but gets the medic at least 200 points..

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    End of August is in 2 weeks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klarrix
    It's possible for two support players to sit away from the battle, taking turns to waste ammo and then rearm each other for points.
    Medics can do the same- if one person allows himself to die on the edge of the map (i.e. killed by the game when it warns you not to leave the battlefield) he can have a buddy constantly revive him for points, only to be killed again instantly a second later. Repeating the process 100 times probably takes less than a couple of minutes but gets the medic at least 200 points..
    Ah. Don't see why anyone would buy the game and not join in the battle

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    Quote Originally Posted by utdmleach
    Ah. Don't see why anyone would buy the game and not join in the battle

    If you did it on a ranked server you get points that give you promotion and the ability to unlock extra weapons

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    Why a favourites option wasn't included from the start is beyond me.

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    I think they were trying to tie everybody in to using gamespy, what do you lot think?

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    Yes, that would explain the half arsed attempt at a browser. It's APPALLING

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    it would be nice if it didn't automaticly get the browser list before u selected filters.
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    If you guys haven't disabled intro and game videos hen I heartily recommend it! It's taken a LOT off my loading speeds and the browser loads much quicker, even in-game.

    I'll be glad that the patch will sort out all these things (the black hawk thing really bugs me) but I'm considering 'farming' for the knife kills badge cos that's a biotch to get

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    Rename the intro, license, dice and another file from .bik to summint else
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    Rename the intro, license, dice and another file from .bik to summint else
    Yeah I did that a couple of weeks ago - makes a huge difference in loading times.

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    Just don't rename the menu ones. Theres two or three u don't rename IIRC>

    I have no idea why the loading times dramitcly decrease.

    Its not todo with the BIK player not loading, because it still loads the movies for the menus/
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    I have bought the game and just downloaded 1.02, its amazing at the problems that have occurred from this game.

    Annoyingly tho, i was offered a job away from home so i won't be able to play BF2 or go on my computer

    In CustomPCs (the newest one about best dream pcs) there is an ok article explaining how EA have pratically made only one server provider provide the entire servers etc for the maps and gaming, which cuts out jolt and other companies. Not a fair system, and i believe that would contravene the competition commission policies, altho i guess it is not affected as EA is candian/america iirc?

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