Platoons Feedback

TheBikingViking
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2014-02-27 09:18 , edited 2014-02-28 08:01 by TheBikingViking
UPDATE:

Thanks for all the great feedback! It's great finally to have the feature live, and we're hard at work already at improving various things based on the feedback we're receiving. Since the release yesterday, we have fixed/change the following:
- A critical bug where Platoons would get mixed up in the database, essentially causing different Platoons to "merge". Fixed within minutes of the release.
- Increased the maximum Platoon name length from 16 to 22 characters to match the BF3 max length. Fixed within hours of the release.
- Fixed a bug where Platoon leaders got founder rights by editing the Platoon, thus being able to demote the "real" founders. Fixed this morning.

As for the Premium requirement to create a Platoon; this requirement will be removed on March 13th, two weeks after the release. You will still need a soldier with minimum rank 10 to create a Platoon, and you will still only be able to create maximum 1 Platoon at any one time.

Keep providing feedback, but as always, try to be as constructive as possible. We will keep you posted on the developments.


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Hi everyone

We're happy to finally release Platoons on Battlelog for Battlefield 4. Over the past 3 months, we've been hard at work, laying the foundation for this first iteration of Platoons and building a really strong and solid framework that will be able to support many new enhancements and additions to the future.

If you haven't read about Platoons yet, then you can find all the details here: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/news/view/introducing-bf4-platoons/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]

Now it's out and it's time to get your actual feedback on it. As always, it helps us immensely if the dialogue can be constructive and detailed. We are interested in all kinds of feedback, both the positive and the negative, but presented in a good manner. So please try to focus your feedback, contain it to this specific feature and be as constructive as possible.

Please divide your feedback into the following categories:

WHAT I LIKE
- <List everything that you like about the feature in its current forum on separate lines>

WHAT I DON'T LIKE
- <List everything that you don't like about the feature in its current forum on separate lines>

SUGGESTIONS FOR NEW FEATURES
- <List suggestions for new features and improvements to enhance Platoons, on separate lines. Try to be as descriptive and precise as possible, and explain why you think it's valuable>

BUGS & TWEAKS
- <List bugs and small quirks that you've find here, on separate lines>
Battlelog Producer
_Mark-Blackburn_
PL Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2014-02-27 09:24
when platoons will be available
► "Niech Bóg zmiłuje się nad moimi wrogami, bo ja z pewnością tego nie zrobię."
Sk0t0r
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-23
2014-02-27 09:25
_Mark-Blackburn_ said:
when platoons will be available


Hit the reload button! IT'S OUT!
Rawi666
PL Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2014-02-27 09:26
BUGS & TWEAKS
Creating exactly the same platoon that already exists makes secondary platoon that is "merged"...
Also, the invite list from the initial platoon goes to the secondary platoon
MasterWalker86
DE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2014-02-27 09:33 , edited 2014-02-27 09:36 by MasterWalker86
BUGS & TWEAKS

Created a Platoon Name: Squad Awesome, Ticker GER. Now it disappeared an i got kicked from another Platoon!? I havent joined another one?

Update:
i've recreated my platoon and there it is again, well, we'll see whats coming next...
twoodts
FI Enlisted: 2012-02-18
2014-02-27 09:40 , edited 2014-02-27 10:01 by twoodts
WHAT I DON'T LIKE
- maximum of 16 characters in the name

SUGGESTIONS FOR NEW FEATURES
- allow longer names
- give ability to change platoon name like in BF3
- give ability to change platoon tag like in BF3
- allow copying of emblems from founders personal emblems
- give ability to delete the platoon (maybe it already does that when last member leaves? didn't have chance to test)
- remove text-trasform:uppercase; from the platoon tag as it creates confusion (if it wan't converted to uppercase)
JohnDie79
DE Enlisted: 2011-11-26
2014-02-27 09:42 , edited 2014-02-27 09:43 by JohnDie79
BUGS & TWEAKS
- Seems like every platoon created overwrites an existing platoon and adds you as a leader. Then you can kick out all the other members/leaders and take it over.
K3_600
GB Enlisted: 2012-02-25
2014-02-27 09:43 , edited 2014-02-27 09:44 by K3_600
I have created a platoon, presumably at the same time and with the same name as someone else (DEAD) and now we are both founders and can both make changes but are unrelated and probably have a different gaming mindset..

Initial hiccup I think.

I agree with the longer name request.
JFT96 YNWA
DeputyDelta
AU Enlisted: 2013-09-29
2014-02-27 09:46
JohnDie79 said:
BUGS &amp; TWEAKS - Seems like every platoon created overwrites an existing platoon and adds you as a leader. Then you can kick out all the other members/leaders and take it over.


Experiencing this problem.
xMs-Barnez
Enlisted: 2012-02-20
2014-02-27 09:47
DeputyDelta said:
JohnDie79 said:
BUGS &amp;amp; TWEAKS - Seems like every platoon created overwrites an existing platoon and adds you as a leader. Then you can kick out all the other members/leaders and take it over.
Experiencing this problem.


me three
shibbdude
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2014-02-27 09:47
I made a platoon, but i get automatically joined into someone elses platoon and my own platoon dissappears
HIGH-FLYING-NOOB
GB Enlisted: 2013-11-29
2014-02-27 09:48
I can only invite 2 friends.
How well can you tie a bo?
ll_DarkN1ght_ll
DE Enlisted: 2011-11-08
2014-02-27 09:50
i created a platoon a random com into my platoon und kicked me out? are you kiddng me
Greets DarkN1ght
aman-singh9801
IN Enlisted: 2012-09-04
2014-02-27 09:51
just created my platoon and somebody already hijacked it http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/platoons/view/1767971395714971026/ [battlelog.battlefield.com] please dice help me here
if u dislike a game i have no problem with u if u hate a game then no need to add me in ur list
Flug-E
FI Enlisted: 2011-10-22
2014-02-27 09:51 , edited 2014-02-27 09:54 by Uhpam
There seems to be a problem with platoons being overwritten. We have now temporarily disabled the Platoons feature while we investigate this matter.
IISpaceCowboyII
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2014-02-27 09:52
WHAT I DON'T LIKE
16 max character limit? Should be much higher, 40 or 50.

Also inb4 "What I don't like - Premium only!"
KinGuiN
NL Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2014-02-27 09:52
seniledawdler said:
WHAT I DON'T LIKE
- maximum of 16 characters in the name

Yeah, bit of pita... Also, it's disabled completely now... Right after I saw the name of the platoon I just created was changed and someone else was Founder too... Guess it was not completely ready yet.. ;)
The-FrownyFace
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2014-02-27 09:53
seniledawdler said:
WHAT I DON'T LIKE
- maximum of 16 characters in the name

SUGGESTIONS FOR NEW FEATURES
- allow longer names
- give ability to change platoon name like in BF3
- give ability to change platoon tag like in BF3
- allow copying of emblems from founders personal emblems
- give ability to delete the platoon (maybe it already does that when last member leaves? didn't have chance to test)


And appears only premium can create them?
^^Assnine (*asinine) remark.
twoodts
FI Enlisted: 2012-02-18
2014-02-27 09:54
Amak1131 said:
And appears only premium can create them?

Correct.
Asashx
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2014-02-27 09:54
You need to remove the maximum characters allowed in the name, couldn't even fit my platoon name from bf3. Huge setback!