History VideoGame / Battlefield3

29th Aug '16 2:29:00 PM Kadorhal
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** The MP 412 REX, which didn't go to full production because of lack of market, as Russia does not permit firearms to civilians and lack of interest from Western countries. This time however, they properly show the automatic ejection mechanism.
** Both the AEK-971 and AN-94 were participating in the same "Abakan" trial contest which was aimed to find a replacement for the current AK-74M service rifle. Their advantages were considered insufficient for their increased production cost and complexity and both ended up in the arsenals of elite Russian forces and the Ministry of Home Affairs. This could be considered a justified example, as the Russian team in multiplayer IS Russian special forces.

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** The MP 412 REX, which didn't go to full production because of lack of market, as Russia for the most part does not permit firearms handguns to civilians civilians, and lack of interest from Western countries.countries (between the top-break mechanism possibly being too weak for a Magnum cartridge, and an agreement between Presidents [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] and [[UsefulNotes/BorisYeltsin Yeltsin]] banning importation of Russian firearms into America). This time however, they properly show the automatic ejection mechanism.
** Both the AEK-971 and AN-94 were participating in the same "Abakan" trial contest which was aimed to find a replacement for the current AK-74M service rifle. Their advantages were considered insufficient for their increased production cost and complexity and both ended up in the arsenals of elite Russian forces and the Ministry of Home Affairs. This could be considered a justified example, as the Russian team in multiplayer IS ''is'' Russian special forces.



** Close Quarters brings in the [=LSAT=] [=LMG=], which is only in the prototyping stages in the real world.

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** Close Quarters brings in the [=LSAT=] [=LMG=], LSAT LMG, which is only in the prototyping stages in the real world.



** Much to the chagrin of older Battlefield fans. It heals at a slow rate of 5HP/second and it takes a long time to kick in (at least twelve seconds). However, suppressive fire will reset the timer and stop any healing in progress, and it is completely off in hardcore. If people so desire, they can turn it off in their server, regardless if it is hardcore or not.
*** Medkits, however, heal at a speedy 10HP/second and force regenerating health to kick in for players within their effective range immediately, regardless of suppression.
** Vehicles have regenerating health as well. However, vehicles below 50% health (35% for transport helicopters, CAS jets and AMTRAC) will become disabled, [[DamageIsFire catch on fire]] and recieve a penalty to movement and control ([=MBTs=] and [=IFVs=] can barely move, jeeps and armored cars stop dead in their tracks, helicopters lose much of their yaw, pitch and climb capabilities and jets go into a barely controllable spin). At this point vehicle health will keep bleeding out unless repaired back up to 100%.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices: In the March 2012 patch, DICE rolled out the Rent-a-Server plan, allowing UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} players to customize their own personal server like PC players. The "revenue enchancing" part comes in when players, tired of custom settings and abusive server admins, try finding vanilla DICE servers, only to find out that EA phased nearly all of them out.

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** Much to the chagrin of older Battlefield fans. It heals at a slow rate of 5HP/second and it takes a long time to kick in (at least twelve seconds). However, suppressive fire will reset the timer and stop any healing in progress, and it is completely off removed in hardcore. If people so desire, they can turn hardcore, alongside a server option to disable it off in their server, regardless if it is hardcore or not.
*** Medkits, however,
non-hardcore modes. Medkits heal at a speedy 10HP/second and force regenerating health to kick in for players within their effective range immediately, regardless of suppression.
** Vehicles have regenerating health as well. However, vehicles below 50% health (35% for transport helicopters, CAS jets and AMTRAC) will become disabled, [[DamageIsFire catch on fire]] and recieve receive a penalty to movement and control ([=MBTs=] and [=IFVs=] can barely move, jeeps and armored cars stop dead in their tracks, helicopters lose much of their yaw, pitch and climb capabilities and jets go into a barely controllable spin). At this point vehicle health will keep bleeding out unless repaired back up to 100%.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices: In the March 2012 patch, DICE rolled out the Rent-a-Server plan, allowing UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 3}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} players to customize their own personal server like PC players. The "revenue enchancing" enhancing" part comes in when players, tired of custom settings and abusive server admins, try finding vanilla DICE servers, only to find out that EA phased nearly all of them out.



* ShortRangeShotgun:
** Generally averted, at least in comparison to most FPS games, especially if you have flechette rounds.
** Inverted with shotguns equipped with slug rounds if you compensate for bullet drop. Equipping a gun like the [=870MCS=] with slugs and a 6x rifle scope can be used as a makeshift sniper rifle for any class.

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* ShortRangeShotgun:
**
ShortRangeShotgun: Generally averted, at least in comparison to most FPS games, especially if you have flechette rounds.
** Inverted
rounds, and outright inverted with shotguns equipped with slug rounds if you compensate for bullet drop.drop. Pellets do still dissipate after a set distance, but rather than the ten feet of most other contemporary games it's closer to 300 meters. Slugs extend that to 1500. Equipping a gun like the [=870MCS=] with slugs and a 6x rifle scope can be used as a makeshift sniper rifle for any class.



** Tanks or [=IFVs=] with an Engineer buddy are an absolute nightmare to take down with [=RPGs=]. Take out the Engineer as soon as he pops out when the vehicle is disabled, else you'll soon find yourself out of rockets.
* SlapOnTheWristNuke: The FGM-148 Javelin, capable of doing significant damage against any tank, is a two to three shotter against MBTs in the game (unless the target is laser designated).

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** Tanks or [=IFVs=] with an Engineer buddy are an absolute nightmare to take down with [=RPGs=]. Take out the Engineer as soon as he pops out when the vehicle is disabled, else you'll soon find yourself out of rockets.
rockets and still having to deal with an angry enemy vehicle.
* SlapOnTheWristNuke: The FGM-148 Javelin, capable of doing significant damage against any tank, is a tank in reality, requires two to or three shotter hits against MBTs [=MBTs=] in the game (unless the target is laser designated).
13th Aug '16 2:55:28 PM nombretomado
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** In the dog tags: [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Ace Of Spades]] comes with a song quote, [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Cause of Death]] is called a "fishy abbreviation" (and comes with fish bones on it), "Are these subtitles" refers to a popular comedic fanmade ''Battlefield 2'' video called ''Mine'', the True Handgun Master tag quotes and depicts DirtyHarry, and then there's [[VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany HAGS WAS HERE]], of course. Plus extra logos of EA games you might already own. Back to Karland added a Dog Tag named Diving Dolphin, featuring a prone dolphin with a helmet and an M4, in a callback to Battlefield 2's GameBreaker tactic.

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** In the dog tags: [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Ace Of Spades]] comes with a song quote, [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Cause of Death]] is called a "fishy abbreviation" (and comes with fish bones on it), "Are these subtitles" refers to a popular comedic fanmade ''Battlefield 2'' video called ''Mine'', the True Handgun Master tag quotes and depicts DirtyHarry, Film/DirtyHarry, and then there's [[VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany HAGS WAS HERE]], of course. Plus extra logos of EA games you might already own. Back to Karland added a Dog Tag named Diving Dolphin, featuring a prone dolphin with a helmet and an M4, in a callback to Battlefield 2's GameBreaker tactic.
29th Jun '16 8:00:54 AM bravo104
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jack Chaffin, a MauveShirt from the first level, is injured by a sniper; after he's evacuated, we never see him again.
15th Jun '16 10:23:25 PM xenol
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** This glitch is probably mistaken for a feature of Frostbite, called [[https://youtu.be/iey04xp2lUc?t=2m47s HDR Audio]]. Basically, if you have a lot of loud sounds going on, it will drown out quieter sounds. The sounds mentioned in the above? If explosions and gun shots are going off next to you, you can't actually hear them anyway (gun shots are ''really freaking loud'') and this may be a case of RealityIsUnrealistic.
11th May '16 6:21:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* RevenueEnhancingDevices: In the March 2012 patch, DICE rolled out the Rent-a-Server plan, allowing {{Playstation 3}} and {{Xbox 360}} players to customize their own personal server like PC players. The "revenue enchancing" part comes in when players, tired of custom settings and abusive server admins, try finding vanilla DICE servers, only to find out that EA phased nearly all of them out.

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* RevenueEnhancingDevices: In the March 2012 patch, DICE rolled out the Rent-a-Server plan, allowing {{Playstation UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 3}} and {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} players to customize their own personal server like PC players. The "revenue enchancing" part comes in when players, tired of custom settings and abusive server admins, try finding vanilla DICE servers, only to find out that EA phased nearly all of them out.
4th Apr '16 8:43:10 AM HighCrate
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** One of the government agents that investigates Blackburn is a spitting image of voice actor Glenn Morshower. As Morshower is well known as Aaron Pierce, Presidential Bodyguard on 24, this is also a case of HeyItsThatGuy.

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** One of the government agents that investigates Blackburn is a spitting image of voice actor Glenn Morshower. As Morshower is well known as Aaron Pierce, Presidential Bodyguard on 24, this is also a case of HeyItsThatGuy.
20th Nov '15 10:11:29 PM Str8taim
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* HarsherInHindsight: Throughout the "Comrades" mission, you control Dima [[spoiler: in an attempt to stop a terrorist attack in Paris, dated on November 13]]. Cue back to reality, where [[spoiler: there was actually a city-wide terrorist attack on Paris on November 13, 2015]]. The game's date is supposedly set one year before, [[spoiler: but the similarities of the attacks are amazing, specially with the terrorists who attempted to attack the stadium and were stopped at the train stations, much like Battlefield 3's mission has you fight on a train station]].
16th Nov '15 6:29:47 AM 7331Squall_Leonhart
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* HarsherInHindsight: Throughout the "Comrades" mission, you control Dima [[spoiler: in an attempt to stop a terrorist attack in Paris, dated on November 13]]. Cue back to reality, where [[spoiler: there was actually a city-wide terrorist attack on Paris on November 13, 2015]]. The game's date is supposedly set one year before, [[spoiler: but the similarities of the attacks are amazing, specially with the terrorists who attempted to attack the stadium and were stopped at the train stations, much like Battlefield 3's mission has you fight on a train station]].
13th Nov '15 9:49:08 AM FF32
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** In Back to Karkand, running an enemy over with the [[JokeItem Skid Loader]] will unlock the "[[TheLonelyIsland Like a Boss!]]" achievement.

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** In Back to Karkand, running an enemy over with the [[JokeItem Skid Loader]] will unlock the "[[TheLonelyIsland "[[Music/TheLonelyIsland Like a Boss!]]" achievement.
9th Oct '15 12:11:10 PM 4maskwolf
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** The Russian team has a "Paratrooper" camouflage available in Multiplayer that matches the camo pattern worn by Russian Federation paratroopers during the "Rock and a Hard Place" mission in the single player campaign.
** On the map Seine Crossing, the attackers must pass through an alley or a road, with the road being flanked on both sides by tall buildings. Engineers with [=RPGs=] or Assaults with grenade launchers can shoot at the buildings, and the rubble will crush whoever was unfortunate enough to be caught in it.
** Before the End Game DLC, the only way to get the M1911 S-TAC(an M1911 with both suppressor and flashlight) was to pick it up off the dead bodies of a DICE Dev's soldier, in a practace known as kit hunting. After End Game, however, there is an assignment which unlocks the M1911 S-TAC and a dogtag for you. What does the dog tag say on it? "No more kit hunting".
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