Alpha IX

As most of you know, for awhile I wanted to use the clan name Alpha 9, but 9 would be the roman numeral: IX.

So the clan tag would be A.I.X. 

It’s a transition that will take a bit of time. Hopefully there are not “outrages” and people leave. People have left and people have joined, so I thought this would be a good time to change things up. PS4 is due, 2014 is around the corner.

So hopefully everyone sticks it out with me, if not, then no hard feelings. – We shall continue to snatch tags as a team lol.

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Limited Edition Battlefield Watch

Only 500 made. £270/$300/€300

BF Watch - LE

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First Impressions

Surprised that nobody has committed their first impressions of the BF4 beta to paper yet, these are my first impressions – let me know if you agree or disagree:

It may come as a surprise to most of you who know what I thought of BF3 that I am actually enjoying the BF4 beta, overall it is a positive improvement in my eyes. Whilst in BF3 various issues and my own poor reflexes led to me being constantly whipped by most other players in the beta I find that I have more time to react and my bullets tend to hit the target which can only be a good thing….

I find the gunplay to be a lot tighter and is reminiscent of BFBC2, less recoil and bullet spread being toned down along with the virtual elimination of suppression makes the whole experience much more enjoyable. Being able to move vertically in the maps and parachute from the roof of one building to another is a great idea. With the exception of the elevators at B there aren’t really any ‘choke’ points to speak of so you don’t really get bogged down – although there does appear to be more action on B than anywhere else, I suppose that is understandable though. Diving below water to avoid that pesky sniper is a godsend and being able to counteract a knife attack is a positive move too… maybe now I won’t get knifed so much.

I do feel that the SoS map is too big for 24 players as I do spend quite a lot of time travelling from flag to flag as not many players seem to realise that the vehicles are there for transport and not to just blast away at the skyscraper columns to force the collapse, which incidentally doesn’t really add anything to the gameplay on this particular map. I am hoping that the ‘event’ in other maps will be more of a game changer.

Unfortunately DICE have again opted for the linear flag placement but I am hoping that this will not be the case in all of the maps, not sure about the losing ammo if you drop a partially full clip – whilst being realistic was it really necessary to introduce this? If you are going to do this for infantry shouldn’t you do it for helicopters as well and force them to return to base to reload?

Disappointed at the overall level of unscripted destruction apart from shooting glass out you don’t appear to be able to do much else. Maybe this explains the introduction of the XM25 air burst grenade. Spotting is a total crapshoot and I still  find myself being one shot killed after emptying a clip into someone, but that’s probably my connection.

If EA/DICE keep the final release of the game similar to the beta and fix the few issues that are present at the moment then I shall be more than happy and will more than likely see you on the new battlefield. 🙂

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Rohalient’s message

Hey guys, its been awhile since I got together with some of you.. well most of you. I apologize for my absence mainly because I am a part of iHS and I haven’t been with you guys in so long. My reasons for being away is starting with school, I have been getting overtime and working hard on my team assignments and they don’t play and neither do I. Second, I haven’t been playing much PlayStation lately mainly because my personal friends have gotten me to play Xbox with them and we have been doing all kinds of gaming there. And lastly I have been caught up with this project I have been working on which will be going on 5 years now and it requires all my focus and attention to ensure it’s completion. But, I really miss the team and I will assure you I will be getting both the PS4 and Xbox one when they are next available! also if any of you guys play GTA V I have a crew that I would like to affiliate with iHS and here is the link:http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/the_kings_of_chaos Feel free to join and tell iHS to join as well so we can branch this crew to the PS3! this crew is on both Xbox and Playstation.

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Battlefield 4 Beta

Map: Siege of Shanghai. (Conquest Mode or Domination Mode).

October 1st, for those who/are:
Pre-order the Battlefield 4 PC Digital Deluxe Edition (Available on Origin)
Battlefield 3 Premium member
Registered owner of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition

October 4th
Open to all Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC players. Download from Xbox Live, PSN and Origin.com.

Date subject to change.

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