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New Community Manager

qj2002
Enlisted: 2011-11-05
2016-04-11 01:24
Braddock512 said:
Hey everyone!

I'm Jeff Braddock, aka Braddock512.

I'm the new North American Community Manager for the Battlefield franchise.
Don't let the "new" fool you. I've been around the Battlefield Community for 5+ years, back in the old EA Forums days with Bad Company and BFBC2.

I'm a big fan of the series, from 1942 through Battlefield Hardline. I play on all platforms, but have been more focused on Xbox One, PS4, and PC as of late.

When I'm not working or gaming - Fallout 4 is taking far too much time from me right now - I love to cook, play music, skateboarding, movies, comic books, regular books, and traveling. (Last year I put in almost 42K miles in the air.) I'm also working on my tattoo collection. This weekend I'm adding Boba Fett and Slave I to my collection (which includes the Titanfall "A" and the EA logo, among others.) I'm a player of all genres (except mobas - I just can't wrap my brain around those) and like my coffee strong with 2 scoops of sugar and splash of milk. My whiskey? A double, neat. Steaks? Med Rare.

I'm really looking forward to continue supporting this amazing, extremely passionate, and very intense community with EA_Rick, EA_Stiv, and the volunteer moderator staff.


-Braddock512-
Congrats on the position!! Question, have you guys ever thought about adding the ability to garrot or put in a nice fun recoils rifle or be able to even drop cluster bombs?? Curious. Love the game!!!!!
TheSalt
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2016-04-12 06:52
Some additional feedback, THE BF3 AFTERMATH DLC MAP PACK + THE DRAGONS TEETH BF4 DLC are well regarded as the best map packs. Azardi Palace is a near perfect map. Old BF2MC maps Backstab, Deadly Pass, Russian Border, Bridge Too Far were very popular and regarded Nostalgicly as quality map design. I think that balance between URBAN/STRUCTURES in middle with the outsides roamed by tanks makes for a great balance between infy + vehicle play. As seen in BF4 with ZAVOD and Seige of Shanhai being fave maps by community - cheers again bloke ;)
I-Tr1umph_
US Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2016-04-14 14:29
I like this guy... Congrats, and welcome, sorta.
What is best in life? Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women
Braddock512
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2016-04-14 14:54
I-Tr1umph_ said:
I like this guy... Congrats, and welcome, sorta.

I feel sorta welcomed.
Thanks, kinda.

-Braddock512-
North American Community Manager "Life is a game. I'm just trying to get to the next level." http://twitter.com/braddock512
TheSalt
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2016-04-16 16:44 , edited 2016-04-17 17:21 by TheSalt
Hey Jeff, hoping you had a chance to read my long winded dribble, and your thoughts on the matter. If theres a better place/section and or contact to speak with, im happy to be redirected. Im all about bringing back the BF magic that was "once" on consoles, so its not about me, and "what i think is", but "what was".

Im a straight talker, and ive been hands on, its been a love story and a tragedy. DICE spent however many millions marketing/brand awareness BF3 global world tour as part of their launch when all they needed to do was put a community manager in place that listened to the community.

I am not jack frags, im not going into a whole series of tweaks and esports functionality that the ESL small infy type shenanigans on youtube that i know youre addressing right now with spec mode in BF4 and greater focus in BF5.

Im here for the tankers, the jet pilots, the repair bitches, the vets, that love BF Conquest and scale warfare.

You build all these huge maps, create an only in BF "motto" but dont do anything to support those big teams.

BF5 NEEDS AN IN GAME ESPORT / PLATOON SYSTEM, from there teams can go to an IN GAME MATCHMAKING LOBBY where other clan leaders and deputies are looking for other teams with big rosters to play. They ask each other "How many players you got?" "oh weve got 16 on" great! "well we only got 14 are you happy to play 14v14? Yes that sounds epic! "ok then what maps do you want?"

Some functionality needs to be there where numbers are entered, maps entered and both capts say YES/AGREE and then a server gets created with both captains in it. They can manually invite their players, with a 5 to 10min timer to get their players. They can allocate roles, discuss strats amongst themselves and when they are READY both capts hit the READY button and BOOOOOM a friendly/competitive match begins.

The winning platoon gets a win/loss recorded against their clan and a battlog report where they can save their favourites. An in game ladder lists all the teams wins/losses.

ITS BASIC BUT IT WILL GROW THIS GAME FAR FURTHER THAN ESL OR DOM OR SPECTATOR MODE (which is great for the shoutcasters and who will come in their droves as BF will be the greatest esport spectacle in the world, some of these jet and chopper pilots and tank crews have mad skills THEY WILL BE THE ROCKSTARS and BF the vehicle from which to showcase)

Least case scenario youll have an engaged international gaming community within your own game, thatll be playing epic battles 24/7 and thats where the real skills get developed from wins losses and battle hardened punters.

Can you dig it? Can you dig it? Caaaaannn yyyoooouuuu diiiiigggggg iiitttttt?????
RaNdOmKils666
AU Enlisted: 2015-05-22
2016-04-17 15:47
Sup Jeff, hope you enjoy your position as the new Community Manager and best of luck to you.
b2tchwood
GB Enlisted: 2012-01-16
2016-05-01 08:55 , edited 2016-05-01 08:57 by b2tchwood
Hi Braddock512,

I hope you've enjoyed the past 5 months and you are looking forward to gearing up as the community takes a vested interest in the upcoming BF5 title which is soon to be announced.

Obviously the community will have a lot to say and questions to ask with regards to platform specific issues to address, server information, "net coding", along with more specific information relating to classes and game mechanics as time moves on.

What are your plans for voicing the communities concerns, questions and opinions? How do we best get involved with getting these points across?

Thanks for your continued efforts, happy gaming and see you on the battlefield!
http://www.youtube.com/user/b1tchwood?feature=mhee I recon better than you assault.
Braddock512
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2016-05-02 18:17
Hey b2tchwood - first, let's get the announcement and reveal out the door. ;)

Regarding feedback/suggestions - I'll be working with various teams to share this information upward to the dev team.
When I have something I can share with the community - I will .

That's what I can promise.

-Braddock512-
North American Community Manager "Life is a game. I'm just trying to get to the next level." http://twitter.com/braddock512
b2tchwood
GB Enlisted: 2012-01-16
2016-05-02 20:25
Braddock512 said:
Hey b2tchwood - first, let's get the announcement and reveal out the door. ;)

Regarding feedback/suggestions - I'll be working with various teams to share this information upward to the dev team.
When I have something I can share with the community - I will .

That's what I can promise.

-Braddock512-
Thanks for the reply. We're all looking forward to future announcements and getting involved where possible.

B2tchwood
http://www.youtube.com/user/b1tchwood?feature=mhee I recon better than you assault.
kingofspades272
GB Enlisted: 2011-12-28
2016-05-07 15:30
Hello Battlefield Lovers,

My name is Paul or JustFrags on Twitter and YouTube, I am a massive Battlefield Fan and Veteran of the franchise. My dream is to eventually work for DICE as I love games and the process of making a game that would be a big success in the industry.
I have many ideas for Battlefield and after watching the Battlefield 1 Trailer, I think my ideas would fit perfectly into the game and hopefully you, the community would also love my ideas.

Battlefield 1 Ideas:

1.
My first idea is a Map, the map would be called "Von Zeppelin" or "Operation Zeppelin" (Optional to change.) The map would be a Zeppelin in flights and players would spawn at each end of the Zeppelin and quickly find enemies to target and take out, this would be awesome map for Team Deathmatch and also Rush, in Rush players would start at a airfield full of broken and still in the process of building planes. If the two MCOMS have been blown up by the Attackers, a Zeppelin cinematic animation would take off and the attackers attach ladders,ropes or ziplines to try and get onto the Zeppelin to take the next two objectives, you could even use destroyed building and broken plane wings to access the Zeppelin. The Zeppelin was a type of rigid airship named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who pioneered rigid airship development at the beginning of the 20th century. Zeppelin's ideas were first formulated in 1874 and developed in detail in 1893. They were invented in Germany in 1895 and in the United States in 1899. Zeppelins were a big part of World War 1 and I know it would be awesome to have this idea implemented into the Battlefield 1.

I have also created a cool Easter Egg for the Battlefield Community to find if this idea comes to life!

-Image of what the Zeppein could look like: http://bit.ly/ZeppelinMap [bit.ly]
-Image of inside the Zeppelin: http://bit.ly/InsideAZeppelin [bit.ly]
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My Second idea is a Community Made Weapon, We have seen what the community can do in Battlefield 4 with the awesome map "Operation Outbreak" - in this challenge, the Battlefield community would come together to make a community weapon, this could be a gun, a vehicle and even a melee weapon. Us the community would have daily Battlelog Forums and a voting system to see what we can come up with, once a idea has come to mind, the community and DICE Devs can work together to create an amazing weapon to use on our playground, The Battlefield!
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On the subject of weapons, my 3rd idea is a weapon, more specificly a melee weapon, The weapon would be called the "Damspel" wish is Swedish for Shashka which is a special kind of sabre; a very sharp, single-edged, single-handed, and guardless sword. In appearance, the shashka is midway between a full sabre and a straight sword. It has a slightly curved blade, and can be effective for both slashing and thrusting. It was used during World War 1 and was a Russian Weapon. This weapon would also create some amazing animations for the players to enjoy every time they get that kill!

-Shashka: http://bit.ly/ShashkaBattlefield1Style [bit.ly]
-Shashka, another view: http://bit.ly/ShashkaInBF1 [bit.ly]
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My 4th idea is another map, but this map is based in a dark and abandoned hospital, the building it self would have 3-5 levels chaos as players fight their way through these dark and scary corridors, they could also be destruction as who doesn't love destruction! Whole floor levels could fall on top of each other like dominoes and then players have to retreat to the grounds of the hospital where the chaos continues.

Images of a WW1 Hospital: http://bit.ly/WW1Hospital [bit.ly]
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/PIX/hosp_addington.JPG [longlongtrail.co.uk]
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My 5th idea is a Trench Knife that has a knuckle duster built into the grip of the knife itself, it is designed to kill or gravely incapacitate an enemy soldier at close quarters, as might be encountered in a trenchline or other confined areas of the Battlefield. This weapon could also be used to throw at enemies from a great distance where with great precision and and a steady hand could get you the kill!

Images of a trench knife: http://bit.ly/TrenchKnife [bit.ly]
Knife and Knuckle Dusters in one: http://bit.ly/KnifeandKnuckle [bit.ly]
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My next idea is a Bayonet attachment where the player can knife the enemy when things get a little heated! this would make some amazing fights and would be an awesome feature.
Sticking to this concpet, I would also like to see a Dart Shooter which would shoot little darts at enemies which can blind them for a few seconds or release a type of gas that could stop enemies from seeing you as you push up the Battlefield.

Bayonet: http://bit.ly/BayonetinBF1 [bit.ly]
Dart Shooter: http://bit.ly/DartShooter [bit.ly]

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Another is a submarine map, This map will be called "Operation Ubåtar" this is Swedish for submarine, this would create some epic gun fights for the players as they try and push forward to the objects, this map could be good for Rush, Conquest and TDM. I have also created a new mode called Water Warfare (optional to change) where players would and can only be in a submarine and you have to battle on the sea agaisnt the enemy players to come out on top (Pun Intended!)

I also have an amazing easter egg for this map!

Concept by: G-Panzy
In depth details by me.

Image of a submarine: http://bit.ly/BF1Submarine [bit.ly]

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Another idea is a map located in the Middle East, I thought long and hard about a awesome location for epic battles, I came up with Egypt, players would find themselves fighting in and around pyramids which could be destroyed if players choose to do so, camels could also be used to transport players and weapons. Sticking to Egypt, players could also find them self fighting against enemies in a Sphinx, this would create epic battles and many different levels of combat.

Image of a pyramid location: http://bit.ly/PyramidsBF1 [bit.ly]
Image of a Sphinx: http://bit.ly/SphinxBF1 [bit.ly]
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Another map idea, this map would be called "Runaway Train" players would find them self on a runaway train thats going fast and its not stopping, this map idea would be amazing in Rush, Conquest and TDM. Derailing part of the train could also be a feature and destroying whole carriages of the train.

What the train could look like: http://bit.ly/RunawayTrainBF1 [bit.ly]
Inside a carriage: http://bit.ly/InsideRunawayTrainF1 [bit.ly]
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The following are general ideas I would like to see in Battlefield 1:
Battlefield 3 "Enemy Killed" Text, I loved this text in BF3 and it really looks good on your screen and stands out well!

Battlefield 3 ENEMY KILLED Text: http://bit.ly/BF3ENEMYKILLED [bit.ly]

I would also like to see the return of dogtags, These really made you stand out on the Battlefield and it gave you a reason to knife someone, I do like the idea of patches as seen in BF:H but dogtags would be an awesome feature to BF1. Dogtags in WW1 were a circle shape and it thnk this would be a cool idea to have.

My concept for a BF1 Dogtag: http://i.imgur.com/5SzqN6s.png [i.imgur.com]

I am also hoping to see Battlefield Premium to make an appearance this year and being a premuim memeber gave you some awesome gear and early access to DLCs
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I also have many easter egg ideas but I wont tell them unless my other ideas come to the Battlefield!

These are my current ideas for Battlefield 1, I hope the DEVS at DICE do see this and tell me their thoughts! I am a huge fan of Battlefield and DICE and I hope to work there someday.

My Twitter is @JustFrags if you wish to contact me about these ideas or about another topic.

Thank you for reading,
Have a great day!

Paul Murphy | JustFrags | Kingofspa
Lowlandnutria92
US Enlisted: 2013-10-05
2016-05-12 15:08
Will you play titan fall 2,mirrors edge or bf1 more?
Of course, with the increasing number of aeroplanes one gains increased opportunities for shooting down one's enemies, but at the same time, the possibility of being shot down one's self increases. Manfred von Richthofen
TheSalt
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2016-05-18 14:39
Thanks Jeff
Braddock512
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2016-05-19 13:48
Lowlandnutria92 said:
Will you play titan fall 2,mirrors edge or bf1 more?

MEC comes out next month, so I'll have some time to rock it out before BF1 launches.
No date yet set on Titanfall 2, so we'll see.

As always, I will play as much as possible and probably still suck and be way behind everyone else.
LOL
But I will have fun.

-Braddock512-
North American Community Manager "Life is a game. I'm just trying to get to the next level." http://twitter.com/braddock512
badkarma11
US Enlisted: 2012-06-23
2016-05-19 13:52
As always, I will play as much as possible and probably still suck and be way behind everyone else.
LOL
But I will have fun.

A man after my own heart. Play, have fun, and I'm a suck player
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
longsword25
US Enlisted: 2015-10-29
2016-05-19 14:00
shoot if only i could play with you guys now that would be a honor unfortunaly yall play xb1s and pc and ps4 some thing i dont have so i must stay on the 360 but on a serious note though i have benn playing battlefeild my hole life it was my first game i got and pretty much the game i play most of the time so if some one would ask me a question what would you play i would proudly say battlefeild i may not be able to play bf1 sigh but i will have a darn good time kicking but in the 360 version of the bfs i have also a suggestion to braddok sorry cant spell good sorry but the next dlc that will be free can you make it second assalt that is what every one i know wants for i guess the guns but i would like to see people on the remasterd bf3 maps and who knows you guys might make money on it cause they may buy bf3 to see what the orignal maps were like so if you read all of this i thank you and good day and may battlefeild forever prosper
Strac_CRO
HR Enlisted: 2012-11-25
2016-05-19 14:09
Hello Jeff
longsword25
US Enlisted: 2015-10-29
2016-05-19 14:14
yea sorry hello jeff/jackfrags great youtube channel btw and congrads braddok on your new position may that area prosper along with the rest of dice prosper by this and jack frags should relly compare your self with indiana jones you hunt easter eggs =treasure and you get in to fire fights like jones
Nikobg20
Enlisted: 2016-05-04
2016-06-13 17:07
Good, the game sucks! Esp the multiplayer is crap, respawn system is crap, its full of hackers and abusers.
 
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