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Battlefield 4 Forum - One sticky to rule them all!

EA_Rick
IE Enlisted: 2012-10-11
2015-09-22 10:43 , edited 2015-09-23 13:07 by Wonxif
In an effort to keep this section as tidy as possible, we have created this uber sticky to free up some space on the front page for discussion threads. This sticky will be updated regularly and will contain the latest updates as they happen. Please keep an eye for any edits or changes. Most of the important stickies can be found here. Some have been copied into the thread while other threads that are still open for discussion will just contain links so that you may visit them and take part if you wish.

Below are a list of the Sticky's that have been copied/linked to this thread, in the order you will see them in the posts below.


-Guide to Forum Use-

-Team Balancer FAQ-

-Gun Master Presets-

-Need People for the Phantom Room?-

-Ceremonial Nominations - DICE Friend Dog Tag-

-Weapon charts, weapon comparisons etc. By Symthic-

-How to Install Night Operations DLC-

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2015-09-22 10:48 , edited 2015-09-23 13:12 by Wonxif

-Guide to Forum Use-



Welcome to Battlefield.com and Battlelog!
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Post Guidelines
The purpose of these forums is to create a productive and inviting space in which players can discuss, seek help, and give feedback on Battlefield. Posts that do not contribute to this end are subject to removal per the judgment of forum staff. Users that regularly violate rules or who are disruptive are subject to disciplinary action (bans) per the judgment of forum staff.

Use the search feature
Duplicate content will be removed to promote the usefulness of this forum. Repeat reposting will result in a temporary ban.

Be descriptive
Other users may have similar but different ideas or problems. The more information that is provided the more productive your post will be.

Posting with “DICE” or “EA” in the title of a thread is discouraged
It is redundant and causes clutter. We take your feedback seriously and to heart. By posting in these forums we understand that you are addressing us.

Calling out Moderators and Officials
Avoid creating threads with the names of the Admins, Mods or other employees in the title. Threads posted in this manner will be locked.

Do not post in all caps
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Unwanted topics
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Naming and Shaming
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Reporting potential cheaters
If you want to report a potential cheater, visit the user’s Battlelog profile, click the report "exclamation mark” symbol at the top-right of their page, and fill in the reason for reporting them. You can submit links to videos or Battle Reports with evidence supporting your suspicions of cheating. We investigate all reports and will take action if a player is found to be cheating. For more information on how we work to suppress cheating in Battlefield, head to this Battlelog News post: http://blogs.battlefield.com/2014/09/fighting-fair/ [blogs.battlefield.com]

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Being temporarily banned from posting on Battlelog means that you have broken the rules of the forum or have not been participating in a constructive fashion. Please review the rules and guidelines as posted above. A short-term ban is our way of preventing further disruptive behavior and asking you to reexamine your behavior.

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2015-09-22 10:56

-Team Balancer FAQ-



Alot of you have been asking questions about the Team Balancer, how it works, issues etc. Here is an FAQ brought to you by our good friends at DICE LA, David Sirland and John David Olovsson. If you have any other questions, leave them in the thread and we will see if we can get some replies back.

My squad gets stuck in the defending team every round!
- This is a shortcoming in the balancer where the best squad in the server will by default be placed on the first team every round. We will look into getting this fixed. However, other squads will still be able to end up playing the same role multiple rounds in a row, but this should be less common and shouldn't be a problem.


The balancer split up my squad. You said that it would keep squads together!
- The official balancer does NOT ever split up squads. If that happened to you then you were probably playing on a ranked server that was running a custom third party balancer which is much more aggressive than the official one.


I was moved to the losing team!
- The official balancer ONLY moves players during the end of a round, never during the round. If you were moved during the round then this must have been the work of a custom third party balancer on that particular server.


I was playing with a lot of friends in two separate squads, and we got moved to different teams!
- With the squad capacity being 5 players, there is no intention for the balancer to keep any larger group than that together. While this could technically be done, it would make it much more difficult to balance the game, and this would be unfair to the majority of the players who do not have a large clan to team up with. If you want to play together with that many players, maybe you should try coordinating matches between yourselves and other platoons.


The teams are still unbalanced or even more unbalanced than before!
- First of all, make sure that you are playing on a server that is actually running the new official balancer, and NOT a custom third party one.

That said, even the new balancer has some severe limitations in that it only moves players between rounds. That means that it will have an especially hard time coping if many players decide to leave a specific team without new players joining, for example.

A balancer that actively moves players during the round can have a higher success rate, but those are often too aggressive for the average server and many players have given feedback that they are strongly opposed to being moved during the round, especially to the losing team.


The balancer caused uneven team sizes in the beginning of the round!
- Because the balancer runs at end of round only, it means that if a large amount of players leaves the server during level loading or early in the next game, the balancer simply cannot do anything about it except to wait for new players to join and fill in the gap. This is an unfortunate side effect of balancing at end of round, but not easily fixed since players generally leave a few minutes into the next round, and then it would be too late to rebuild the teams.


Why don't you balance based on some better stat than the skill value?
- While we understand your concerns, we have investigated using other stats such as KDR, KPM, SPM, Rank, and other more teamplay oriented values as well, but when experimenting and running Simulations, we found that the skill value did end up producing the best balance out of all these options.


What effect has the new balancer had so far?
- We have crunched some numbers to get some interesting before and after comparisons. This was done primarily on PS4 servers (PC was avoided so we wouldn't get any influence by custom balancers), and for some values even only official servers.

For Conquest Large servers, the average K/D of the winning team used to be 1.185, and 0.878 for the losing team. With the balancer those numbers are instead 1.132 and 0.910, respectively. If we imagine a perfectly balanced game being an average K/D of 1.000 for both teams, then the winning team's advantage has been reduced by 28.6%, and the losing team's disadvantage has been reduced by 26.2%. The balancer has especially helped to reduce the very unbalanced rounds. Up until now, the chances of the attackers having an average K/D over 1.5 was almost 10%. The chance of such unbalanced rounds has now halved to less than 5%. This is based on a set of 4,000 completed games from before the patch and 6,000 after, not the CTE.

Looking at normal ticket count servers (800 tickets per team), about 33% of all CQL games ended with 450 - 0 or worse. That number is now 24% with the skill balancer. On average, the winning team's tickets has gone down a bit, but is still in the low 300s.

Even on Rush, given the problems mentioned in the first point, we have still seen some improvements to the balance between the teams in terms of number of kills and K/Ds when comparing winning and losing teams.


Continue the discussion here: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955064798139973008 [battlelog.battlefield.com]/
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IE Enlisted: 2012-10-11
2015-09-22 11:03 , edited 2015-09-22 11:18 by EA_Rick

-Gun Master Presets-



With the release of the Weapons Crate Pack in the Spring Update, a new game mode for Battlefield 4 was introduced - Gun Master.

Gun Master Mode Presets

Standard (Weapons Preset 0)

-A-91 with Compensator and Stubby Grip
-M60-E4 with M145, Compensator and Ergo Grip
-AN-94 with PK-A, Heavy Barrel and Stubby Grip
-DEagle 44 with Compensator
-QBU-88 with JGM-4, Laser Sight, Muzzle Brake and Ergo Grip
-M249 with HOLO, Magnifier, Compensator and Bipod
-Saiga 12K with PKA-S and Ergo Grip
-QBZ-95-1 with Prisma, Green Laser Sight and Vertical Grip
-870 MCS with HD-33, Modified Choke and 12G Dart
-UMP-45 with HOLO, Laser Sight and Potato Grip
-M4 with HOLO and Angled Grip
-AS VAL with Kobra, Green Laser Sight and Angled Grip
-L96A1 with M145, Green Laser Sight, Flash Hider and Straight Pull Bolt
-Unica 6 with Mini
-G18 with Muzzle Brake
-P226 with Green Laser Sight
-Bayonet (Knife)

Classic (Weapons Preset 1)

-MP443
-93R
-.44 Magnum
-MP7
-P90
-SPAS-12
-USAS-12
-ACW-R
-MTAR-21
-AUG A3
-SAR-21
-LSAT
-L86A2
-SCAR-H
-JNG-90
-M320 LVG
-Bayonet (Knife)

Pistol (Weapons Preset 2)

-P226
-M9
-QSZ-92
-MP443
-Shorty 12G
-G18
-FN57
-M1911
-93R
-CZ-75
-.44 Magnum
-Compact 45
-M412 REX
-SW40
-Unica 6
-DEagle 44
-Mare's Leg
-Survival (Knife)

DLC (Weapons Preset 3)

-F2000
-DAO-12
-M60-E4
-GOL Magnum
-L85A2
-SR-2
-AWS
-SR338
-SW40
-MPX
-Bulldog
-CS5
-Unica 6
-DEagle 44
-Rorsch Mk-1
-Phantom
-Icicle (Knife)

Troll (Weapons Preset 4)

-Ballistic Shield
-Phantom
-Hawk 12G
-FAMAS
-AEK-971
-Shorty 12G
-Phantom
-RPK-12
-QBZ-95B-1
-M4
-ACW-R
-Phantom with Explosive Tip
-SVD-12
-M98B
-M1911
-Defibrillator
-C100 (Knife)

To adjust these presets:

PC

RCON command to set different type of weapons’ playlists in Gun Master (Vars.gunMasterWeaponsPreset). The command’s argument is an integer in the range from 0 to 4 (where 0 is the weapons list played by default on OFFICIAL servers).

# GunMaster Specific
vars.gunMasterWeaponsPreset "0"

Consoles

Create New Preset.
Name the Preset.
Scroll Down to Weapons List Preset
0 is the default for the Gun Master Preset. 1-4 are the additional presets.
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2015-09-22 11:09 , edited 2015-09-22 11:13 by EA_Rick

-Need People for the Phantom Room?-



Looking for help with the Phantom room? Follow this link to find a group to enter the room and get the Phantom Bow: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955064787158018443/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]



Post here if :

You require 3 others to Join you in Hangar 21's elevator in order to Obtain the Bow.
You are replying to those who are looking for people to join them in Obtaining the Bow.

Post information:
Make sure you post the following :

• The dogtag(s) you have
• The platform you are playing on.

-Posts that attempts to derail the thread will be censored.
-Posts that are made about finding the Final Stand dogtags will be censored

(this thread is purely for the Phantom room elevator)

-Posts that encourage boosting or joining No kill servers to acquire the tags will be censored and may incur further action.
-Posts that encourage others to glitch will be actioned accordingly.


This thread is for those who have one or more of the Final stand dogtags and are looking for others to join them in getting the Bow.

If you still need to find the Final stand dogtags, Click Here [battlelog.battlefield.com]


*updated 9-12-14*
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2015-09-22 11:12 , edited 2015-09-22 11:18 by EA_Rick

-Ceremonial Nominations - DICE Friend Dog Tag-



Want to nomiate someone for the DICE friends Dog Tag? Well you can do so by visiting the following thread: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955065237002226625/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]


The final and most asked for Dog Tag is of course the DICE Friend Dog Tag. Acquiring this one will not be a standard affair, and is based on the following criteria:

“A DICE Friend is a nominated Battlefield 4 player who has helped DICE and Battlefield 4 through things like community building, events, tournaments, bug tracking help, or other positive influences”.

A small DICE group/committee will consider nominations on a regular basis and will publish the results in the Ceremonial Announcements Forum here: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955064786185289768/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]. Every person awarded a DICE Friend Dog Tag will be called out as to why they have been selected there.

To nominate someone or to ask questions about this, please post below (yes, you may nominate yourself, but it looks better if someone else does it!).
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2015-09-22 11:15 , edited 2015-09-22 11:15 by EA_Rick

-Weapon charts, weapon comparisons etc. By Symthic-



Want to get the latest stats and information on all the weapons in game? Check out this guide from Symthic and continue the discussion: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955065217380766134/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]


Symthic said:
I'm proud to announce that we have published BF4 weapon stats on symthic.com [symthic.com]
Some of you probably already know us from the popular BF3 stats - this time we're back with even more comprehensive stats:
- Compact chart of each weapon with everything important for a quick snack.
- Full, bigger view page of each weapon for everything we have to throw at you, including TTK/BTK and accuracy plots.
- Simple comparison between two weapons (verbal description of pros/cons).
- Advanced comparison between up to five weapons with every variable and color codes.
- Comparisons include possibility to compare with different attachment combos.

There's even more coming - we have plans for gadget and vehicle statistics, for instance.


http://symthic.com/ [symthic.com]

-Sym
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2015-09-22 11:17 , edited 2016-05-04 08:02 by T0TALfps

-How to Install Night Operations DLC-



Battlefield 4 Night Operations is a free* DLC release available across all platforms and regions for all Battlefield 4 players. Learn more about Battlefield 4 Night Operations here: http://bit.ly/1IIzDkR [bit.ly]

PC

To download and install Battlefield 4 Night Operations on PC, follow these instructions:

1. Open your Origin client and click on "Store" or head to Origin.com and login
2. Search for “Night Operations” and click on the title
3. On the Battlefield 4 Night Operations page, click “add to cart”
4. Hit “checkout” on the pop-up
5. Accept the Terms & Conditions by ticking the check-box and click “pay” (do not worry, its free* - you won't be charged)
6. You are done! You will receive confirmation now and the option to download Battlefield 4 Night Operations. Once you click “download”, it will appear in the game details of BF4 under the expansions tab

Xbox One and Xbox 360

To download and install Battlefield 4 Night Operations on Xbox One and Xbox 360, follow these instructions:

1. Head to the Xbox Games Store on your console or visit marketplace.xbox.com
2. Locate the Battlefield 4 Night Operations DLC by searching for “Night Operations”
3. Click “Get it Free”
4. Confirm your selection and the download will begin
5. Once completed you will have access to Battlefield 4 Night Operations

PS4 and PS3

To download and install Battlefield 4 Night Operations on PS4 and PS3, follow these instructions:

1. Head to the PlayStation Store on your console or visit store.playstation.com
2. Locate the Battlefield 4 Night Operations DLC by searching for “Night Operations”
3. Click “Add to Basket” then head to “Your Basket”
4. Click “Proceed to Checkout”
5. Click “Order and Pay”
6. Start the download. Once it’s complete, you will have access to Battlefield 4 Night Operations


*REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 4 FULL GAME ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM.



LEGACY OPERATIONS TROUBLESHOOTING



If you are seeking information and assistance about the Legacy Operations - please click the following link: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955064801409098885/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
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