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callmecheez
17-06-2011, 07:50 PM
Evening all, is there a relevant thread knocking around for the RPS bfbc2 server? Thanks

DarkNoghri
17-06-2011, 10:24 PM
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "relevant thread." This is the first thread I'm aware of on the new forums about this topic.

If you're looking for server info, just search "Rock" in the server browser. The R must be capitalized, as the BC2 search is case sensitive.

Shakermaker
17-06-2011, 10:31 PM
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "relevant thread."

Maybe this should be the thread to share war stories? I certainly had a good time tonight on the server. Personal high point: I don't think I have ever knifed so many people during one playing session. :)

callmecheez
17-06-2011, 10:48 PM
I played for a bit too, but just wanted to ask - why didn't the chat thing work - Any ideas? I pressed 'chat to all' and wrote "hello" (etc) but it never appeared in the chat box. Weird one!

DarkNoghri
18-06-2011, 12:17 AM
No idea. Chat works fine for me.

Wolfenswan
19-06-2011, 12:54 PM
oh, people are playing on the server again? i dropped out of BC2 a while ago and never enjoyed playing on public servers much.

TheBlobThing
19-06-2011, 01:21 PM
I played for a bit too, but just wanted to ask - why didn't the chat thing work - Any ideas? I pressed 'chat to all' and wrote "hello" (etc) but it never appeared in the chat box. Weird one!

I had that too. No idea if this is true, but it happened after I typed 'fuck' in the chat, and I've gone and gotten paranoid about it being the 'Think-Of-The-Children'-profanity filter. It even got scrambled and all.

Glow
19-06-2011, 01:39 PM
Great to have the server up .. was good fun when I played the other night. Will try to be on it more when I have time!

TheBlobThing
19-06-2011, 07:06 PM
Too bad it was deserted this afternoon. Will try to get a spot tonight after getting tired of co-op'ing MoW: Ass. Squad with my friend.

Rossignol
19-06-2011, 07:10 PM
I'll do regular events for this one.

TheBlobThing
20-06-2011, 12:52 AM
Alright, I'd like to ask what you guys think about passwording the server. A couple of griefers started shoving the team's helis in the water with RPG's, and being really abusive.

Alex Bakke
20-06-2011, 01:01 AM
So I've been playing over the past week with some RPS chums, and I've noticed that the USAS-12 is really, really good with magnum ammunition loaded, and extra pouches.

ata
20-06-2011, 02:00 PM
Yeh there was a couple of (very vocal) dicks on last night.

As far as the password goes, possibly password the server for events? Then remove it outwith any events?

Here's hoping the server stays as busy as it has been the past few days!

The JG Man
20-06-2011, 02:17 PM
The USAS, and I'd say the Saiga, are more effective with extended ammo than magnum. I always find 6 is never quite enough. If you're running as assault, running low on ammo doesn't really become a problem.

I'm guessing the server has some sort of auto-admin for cheat detection? I've been skeptical of a few people when I've been on, but not enough to out-wardly call something out.

The server is fun to play on though. Good atmosphere.

Doesn'tmeananything
20-06-2011, 04:32 PM
Oh yes, the Saiga with extended ammo is one of my favourite combinations for the maps where range is not a priority. I tend to use that when I play a medic. Not exactly sure why, but perhaps because I usually stay behind my teammates to heal and revive them and whatever enemy I may kill is just a couple of paces away from me.

TheBlobThing
20-06-2011, 05:45 PM
Yeh there was a couple of (very vocal) dicks on last night.

As far as the password goes, possibly password the server for events? Then remove it outwith any events?

Here's hoping the server stays as busy as it has been the past few days!

Hmm, good idea. Passwording the server outside events will also minimize traffic, which would be unfortunate. It's already empty until peak hours.

Do we actually have any admins for the server?

rhizo
21-06-2011, 03:28 PM
The server seemed fine on most parts when I was on with my smurf (bluecom (http://bfbcs.com/stats_pc/bluecom)). Little in terms of lag, a couple of hit detection failures with a shotgun but that's about average. Surprisingly light on the explosives spam as well. Rushing was fun for a couple of maps but I'd really like to see a mixed mode between conquest and rush. Also please do establish some sort of access control or at the very least admins, the griefers are sure to come otherwise.

For all those (semi)auto-shotgun fans, do try the M416(or your favorite AR) with the 40mm shotgun attachment. Effective at all ranges and no one will complain about your choice of weapon. Haven't looked back despite enjoying some early rushing with Saiga + slugs.

TheBlobThing
21-06-2011, 09:52 PM
Server is empty most of the time :(

ata
22-06-2011, 06:52 PM
It has seemed to fill up pretty quick when a few people join, so all that should be needed is a small group of people to jumpstart getting it filled up.

Glow
23-06-2011, 08:34 AM
I noticed that last night. Great place to play, really friendly atmosphere and people actually seem to be trying to work together!

JefferySmokes
29-06-2011, 09:28 PM
Hello,

The server seems to be down D-:

TheLastBaron
29-06-2011, 10:45 PM
Was thinking about picking this up if it goes on sale this summer and saw that I already own it. Thats the problem with compulsive buys during various sales, I need to stop reading the bargain thread. I played alot of 1942 and BF2, but I've never played BC2, how similar are they(in terms of gameplay).

Muzza
03-07-2011, 08:41 PM
I've tried to search for the server but nothing like RPS shows up when i search for Rock (i used a capitol R)

The JG Man
03-07-2011, 10:02 PM
I played alot of 1942 and BF2, but I've never played BC2, how similar are they(in terms of gameplay).

Better in some areas, worse in others. Infantry play is a hell of a lot better. It feels and works more satisfying, backed up by the phenomenal sound design which has deservedly won awards. A lot of things are breakable in some ways - you can chip walls, take down sentry towers, blow open walls and knock down buildings, where debris remains to hide in. You're not safe if you hide behind a wall in BC2. In some respect, it can kinda ruin other shooters for you, when in BC2 a grenade launcher will blow open a wall and possibly taken down an enemy behind it, whilst in others all that happens is the wall goes black for a few seconds and that person snipes you dead.

Map design is acceptable, but not fantastic. There are a few maps that are really good, but the BC series is more infantry-focused, being the off-shoot that it is. Maps are smaller, many rather linear, in that there are few or predictable flanking routes. Of course this gets balanced slightly by destructible buildings offering improvised routes for infantry (or tanks). There are significantly less vehicles to choose from, though they are very powerful in the right hands, so no difference there.

There are only 4 kits and unlike 2142 where kits allowed you to chop and change a few things giving more options and game-play routes, that is considerably reduced here. Really, what you see is what you get. Assault does all-rounder play and gives out ammo. Engineer repairs vehicles and is anti-vehicle. Recon is your sniper and medic is...well, the medic. That being said, there is some variety. All kits get kit-specific weapons which have different characteristics; range, damage, rate of fire and so on. Hence, one assault may not be the same as another; I could be carrying the close quarters rifle F2000 with a grenade launcher attachment, whilst someone else in my squad of 4 will be using the long range M16 with shotgun attachment. In addition, as you rank up you gain access to all kit weapons, namely pistols, shotguns and a couple of battle rifles.

Players get specialisations (read: perks) that can do different things, such as increase weapon damage (unfortunately this is very powerful, but it won't be in BF3), put an ACOG 4x scope on the weapon, give the player increased run speed etc. You have two of these and an additional one with a vehicle spec, such as an optical zoom, alternative main weapon fire and smoke launchers. A tight squad who work together in great balance can, like in BF2, really help a team.

BC2 has most of the things that make Battlefield Battlefield, but not all of them. Some of the things it adds are not fantastic, but others are better than what's been done before. You will be disappointed by the maps, although they are almost all serviceable and there are a few stand-out ones, but if you liked 1942/2, there's a very good chance that you'll sink your teeth into BC2. And if not, BF3 is round the corner!

CuriousOrange
04-07-2011, 07:38 PM
Just picked this up in the Steam sale, is the RPS server no-more? I can't seem to find it in the server browser.

outoffeelinsobad
05-07-2011, 05:25 AM
Yes, I cannot find it either. Also, I miss Quinns.

lunarplasma
05-07-2011, 09:01 AM
The last time I found the server, it was empty (at UK primetime, too!).

ata
05-07-2011, 04:43 PM
The server does seem to have disappeared, it was however empty more often than not :(

LeiterJakab
06-07-2011, 03:01 PM
Shouldn't we make a RPS BC2 Steam group, or is there one already??

Smashbox
07-07-2011, 04:01 AM
I really want to find a good server for this game (just picked it up on the Steam sale). Anyone still playing?

CuriousOrange
08-07-2011, 03:04 AM
I'm playing, mostly the Vietnam add on at the moment which I actually think I'm preferring. But that may be as it runs so much smoother for me. I'm CuriousOrange on Steam and in England. BC2 Steam group sounds good.

corbain
13-07-2011, 06:31 AM
I also just picked this game up in the Steam sale, and would relish the opportunity to play with some RPSers.

If there's no longer an official RPS server, perhaps we could somehow co-ordinate to meet on a certain server at a certain time, wearing a red carnation

callmecheez
13-07-2011, 08:46 AM
Sounds like a good idea Corbain - does anyone have a nice UK server in their favourites they can suggest?

rhizo
14-07-2011, 08:39 AM
Seems that there are a bunch of new players thanks to the summer sales. I agree, if the server is down, we should at least try to form an RPS squad or two on some server. A UK server sounds good to me. Also, better get voice comms too, since there's going to be a bunch of players below the magnum ammo ranks :).

Glow
14-07-2011, 01:57 PM
Has anyone created such a group yet?

Ciber
15-07-2011, 01:37 PM
Hi, I'm sort of new here. I'm thinking I really should stop playing Brink and toying with stuff like the Homefront demo and play something good. Such as BFBC2 and not Brink. I really feel the likes of RPS have let me down by not pointing out that Brink will be like ETQW and be OK but get boring quickly and only have very few populated servers, as in they should have been saying most people will find it rubbish and unsatisfying and BTW don't waste your cash. Also the new free TF2 has proved to be less fun than I remember when TF2 was still vaguely new, so, hmm, RPS you let me down there too. Where were these fun TF2 servers at? Anyway, I actually really like the RPS site and I plan to be searching for the RPS BFBC2 server at the weekend. :)

LeiterJakab
15-07-2011, 02:06 PM
Well we need a group name, an abbrevation, and a link. So I think let's come up with something and create a group. Should it be a BC2 group or a general BF group?

Glow
16-07-2011, 03:31 PM
might as well make it general BF ahead of BF3

Rossignol
16-07-2011, 11:36 PM
Server is back up. Feel free to practice for when we set up an RPS BF3 clan.

Ciber
17-07-2011, 12:39 AM
Server is back up. Feel free to practice for when we set up an RPS BF3 clan.
Why is it on Team Deathmatch though?

Skumby
19-07-2011, 08:43 PM
So I've been playing this a few times lately, in perparation for BF3. What's up with the weapon unlocks? I know I've played it enough for my engineer dude to actually be able to engineer - the main menu shows the repairy thing is ready to use - but when I join any server, it doesn't actually let me use any of this stuff. Am I missing something, or is the game really this broken?

rhizo
19-07-2011, 11:18 PM
On some servers I've run into a problem where the game shows me as rank 0 and doesn't let me choose any of the higher gear I've unlocked. I think it might be some kind of a problem connecting to the "rank servers" leaving the joined server thinking I'm rank 0. That happens quite rarely though and on some servers it goes away after a while. I can usually just switch servers and everything works again. I don't know if your problem is the same but anyway. Haven't had any other problems with the unlock system.

rhizo
22-07-2011, 06:35 PM
Ok, how about we finally get those RPS games up this weekend guys? I'm sure we'll be able to scrounge up a squad or two. I'd be up for some squad action at least on Saturday, pretty much any time (EU). How about it, are any of the new guys still playing :)?

TechnoJellyfish
28-03-2012, 11:34 PM
Is this thing gone for good?

frenz0rz
29-03-2012, 02:08 AM
Is this thing gone for good?

I still play semi-regularly if anyone fancies a game.

Raaritsgozilla
22-05-2012, 10:50 PM
I have started playing but may can it for BF3

KorbenGoodkat
26-05-2012, 03:52 AM
I still play this from time to time, didn't knew there was a RPS server till now. Gonna try and join for some crazy action! (by crazy I mean people fragging me a lot)