Ranks, and how they (should) look for factions.

Vespervin
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-06-06 20:05 , edited 2013-08-02 01:47 by Vespervin
What I have in mind here does not change the game, at all, really. It's more of a cosmetic change.

Now, when we play Battlefield 3, all of the ranks are those from the United States Marine Corps. While I'm fine with this, I would like it so if I'm playing, say on the People's Liberation Army, the rank insignia would look like theirs.

For instance, say my rank is Captain. Below are what they look like for the United States Marine Corps, Russian Ground Forces and People's Liberation Army.

USMC - Captain
http://images.military.com/pics/ar_captain.gif [images.military.com]

RGF - капита́н (Kapitán)
http://i39.tinypic.com/awtkig.png [i39.tinypic.com]

PLA - 上尉 (Shàngwèi)
http://www.chnarmy.com/attachments/2010/05/1_201005082354351jW8A.jpg [chnarmy.com]

Depending on which faction I'm playing as, the rank should change to match. Now, the rank number would still be next to the icon just like how it is now. If this was Battlefield 3, all rank icons would have "42" besides them. If you did not recognise the icon, the number is still there so you'll know the rank.

On Battlelog, when you chose your soldier avatar, the rank insignia will change also. So, in my case I have the RGF Assault and therefor I should have the RGF Colonel icon instead of the USMC one.

Just a minor detail that I believe games with various military factions should have, but I already know Battlefield won't have this sort of thing.

I would still like some opinions on this.
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kulmason
CA Enlisted: 2011-12-26
2013-06-07 01:40
Pretty good idea since it doesn't take too much effort (most of it will only be research) to do that.
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Vespervin
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-06-07 03:31
kulmason said:
Pretty good idea since it doesn't take too much effort (most of it will only be research) to do that.


Thank you for the feedback.
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Don_Juan12222
XK Enlisted: 2012-08-08
2013-06-07 03:35
http://i.imgur.com/1P9cW.gif [i.imgur.com]
NanoAgeWarrior
PT Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2013-06-07 03:37
they need to keep throwing at the screen "YOU HAVE BEEN PROMOTED" every 20min of gameplay otherwise the little kids will get bored.
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USSWISCONSIN94
US Enlisted: 2012-01-03
2013-06-07 03:37
That's a awesome idea. They should do that :)
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Vespervin
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-06-07 03:40
Thanks for the feedback, guys.

NanoAgeWarrior, what are you talking about?
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Fluffy_Foxxy
GB Enlisted: 2012-03-11
2013-06-07 03:47
why does it matter so much?
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GR3B3N
Enlisted: 2012-03-31
2013-06-07 04:30
NothinButSwag said:
why does it matter so much?
Butcher851
CY Enlisted: 2011-11-24
2013-06-07 04:33
As for the USMC they could keep the ranks they had in BF2, which are actual ranks and not some imaginary ranks like Col XXX Star. 4 Star general should be the max and that should only be kept for special cases like in BF2. Same goes for ranks in all the factions used, use the real life ranks and not make ranks up.
cakes-mA
US Enlisted: 2012-10-23
2013-06-07 04:46
nice
Fes-Owned-Yu
US Enlisted: 2011-12-25
2013-06-07 04:52
cakes-mA said:
nice

The Seychelles flag looks pretty badass.
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Vespervin
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-06-07 04:55
NothinButSwag said:
why does it matter so much?


It doesn't really matter, it's just an extra detail to throw in the game.

Butcher851 said:
As for the USMC they could keep the ranks they had in BF2, which are actual ranks and not some imaginary ranks like Col XXX Star. 4 Star general should be the max and that should only be kept for special cases like in BF2. Same goes for ranks in all the factions used, use the real life ranks and not make ranks up.


I couldn't agree more.
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BlindSpider11
US Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2013-06-07 05:36
Great idea OP, a small detail that makes a difference. It would be like allying yourself with one of the factions, awesome!
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faresferas1
US Enlisted: 2012-06-07
2013-06-07 06:06
Well we don't know much, would like to be on the russian ground forces most likely like MAG. 3 factions you choose your allegiance to one.
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Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2013-08-02 00:37
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moodii_77
US Enlisted: 2011-12-23
2013-08-02 00:41
I don't get it ..
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DennyKovacs
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2013-08-02 00:42
moodii_77 said:
I don't get it ..


Basically he's saying, when you play as a certain faction, it shows the ranks of that faction and not just one universal rank that it shows now.
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RustyFrags
US Enlisted: 2011-10-31
2013-08-02 00:44
USSWISCONSIN90 said:
That's a awesome idea. They should do that :)

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I laughed Pieky, LOL.
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PVT-NUB
FI Enlisted: 2011-12-24
2013-08-02 00:45
Awesome idea!
+1