on 12-11-2011 03:31 PM
Today I played my first game in a squad, by accident (thought I had turned it off, as usual). First I didn't get what was going on, why is that guy green-ish and why is my name and some other guy on the screen etc.
Not only my first squad game, but I was also the leader. Luckily I learned here very recently about marking objectives. But it still kind of stressed me out, especially after I realized that the guys did what I told them too!! So much responsibility etc.
But it was fun and we did pretty well. Took the game to a new level of cooperation, was able to spawn in the middle of the action etc. But I also felt I couldn't do as many outlandish things like capturing far away flags by myself in a fast vehicle etc. Feels wrong to abandon my own marked objective, and I also didn't want someone to spawn on me while being far away from my objective.
Anyway, got advice on being a squad leader? Is it okay to mark an objective we already have just to defend it, or is it expected that one always should go for an enemy flag? Last map was Kharg Island, and I had the marking on Construction Site most of the time, and sometimes on The Office. We basically ran between those two. We got a lot of squad points, my squad (except me) ended up position in 2-4 score-wise, and I was a bit below (as per usual).
on 12-11-2011 03:58 PM
Not enough people know about 'command orders' aka marking objectives.. This was featured in BFBC2 and any squad member could perform the action. It gained you points of a similar system to BF3 when a squad member completed a kill/ objective arm etc.
For Rush I recommend selecting the harder M-COM first if you're in a squad of unknowns. But I most often tend to put it on the objective I'm attacking, or where most of the action is. So on Conquest it's usually best to place on the middle base (especially the 3 base maps such as Operation Metro), although I will again put it on the bases I'm attacking and trying to gain, hoping that my squad will be following.
It's extra points, so worth using. Luckily there's still a few people out there who actually assist their other team mates by spotting, so when they coincidentally get Squad Leader they figure out about Command Orders.
on 12-11-2011 04:02 PM
You play without squadding up
Their names are green because they are in your squad, all the squads names appear in the corner. It shows which are alive or dead in your squad and if they are using squad perks. Bonuses such a kill assists, heals/revives, repairs ect all receive 10 extra points when helping a squad member. Plus you can spawn directly on to a squad members position. Not only saves you time getting to an objective quicker but helps your team by getting people to the objectives quicker and the more people their the more likely you are to win.
Wouldn't worry about being a squad leader anyhow. Can be useful if non of the squad have mikes and are good team players. Sometimes you may not notice you have lost a flag until you here the squad order. Other than it seems useless apart from getting you an extra 20 points when ever a squad mate does an action near an objective
Squad orders where better on BFBC2. Could easily rack up an extra 1,000 points in conquest. Anybody could use them. Every time you received 1 squad attack bonus order and 1 defend order bonus you got the squad member pin for 200 extra points So I would just alternate between attack and defend orders. Order an attack on flag, then run to the next for a defend order, even if the next flag was an enemies just wait for it to be neutralised and your flag going up quickly hit select and it becomes a defend order
on 12-11-2011 05:06 PM
12-11-2011 06:00 PM - edited 12-11-2011 06:01 PM
How do you know if you are a squad leader?
It will say on the screen:
[*YOU ARE NOW THE SQUAD LEADER*]
And if you miss that, you will have a green star next to your name in the squad list.
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