Author Topic: Willing to try a PR nostalgia night? (please answer even if you don't own BF2)  (Read 5033 times)

ZenPhire

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Summary (read only this if you dislike my usual essays lol):
The earlier versions of PR can be amazing fun, great blend of action and tactical features. You may fall in love with PR.3 or PR.5 even if you dislike the newer versions of PR, and regular BF2 (I'm one of those). Give it a shot with me? =)


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If you own BF2 but have never played Project Reality mod:
Project Reality started as a mini mod and has grown into one of the best and well known mods for any game. It's goals are to inject as much realism into the BF2 engine as possible, creating a fun but realistic game (compared to vanilla BF2). With every version more and more features have been added and have improved the game immensely.

If you know PR mod but didn't like it:
If you tried PR mod then you are probably interested in a more tactical version of BF2. Perhaps you didn't like PR because of the community (sometimes very strict, arrogant, self-righteous), or perhaps it was the heavy logistics (you won't have a good time unless your team has well coordinated FOB and spawning, transportation, and supplies), or just the ratio of action (much of the time is spent traveling, building; less time actually engaged in combat). The older versions of PR are closer to Vanilla (regular) BF2 yet still inject tactical features. It is easy for some one to hate PR.9, hate BF2, yet LOVE PR.3 or PR.5 ... since each has a different blend between action and tactics.

One perspective of PR.9 (recent releases):
The mod in it's current state has a very high learning curve; the manual is HUGE and if you don't read it all, you are bound to be tripped up a lot.  It has very logistics centered game-play, which enforces serious team-work. But in my experience, it is rare to find good team-work or friendly PR players. It's all worth it when you have even just one great game of PR.9, the game is very suspenseful. However I've been playing PR since it FIRST debuted and I've seen the community grow unpleasant. The current releases are  best with at least 32 players. And although single player is an option, bots get boring; they are very stupid and predictable. The weapon mechanics at long ranges they are fun and dynamic, but CQB has been very disappointing for me since .7/.8, as the bullet cone is outrageous in my opinion.

The proposal:
I think some amazing fun can be had from playing the older versions of PR (.3/.5 or perhaps another version). They play a lot like insurgency mod in terms of action, yet there are vehicles and some great maps. This idea stems mostly from the hope that we can get more interaction in LMC if we have a weekly or by weekly fun night that everyone (or most everyone) can attend. Insurgency used to be that common thread (and since it's free now [via TF2] perhaps in can be again, INS resurrection? WAR?). But I would love to see if PR could be a binding game as well. The earlier versions are crazy fun and killer action. PR.3 was the first really stable version of the minimod and is very similar to Vanilla except for the realistic damage scale, more restricted kits, and realistic hud (like no crosshairs); very fun action.  And PR.5 is a good middle ground between the amped logistic craziness of the recent versions and the simplicity of .3! It has the kit request system, and some other great features, but still has great action.

I think of it in terms of this analogy:
PR.3 -is to- BF2...
-as- INSmod -is to- CS:S ... (more tactical mechanics, still lots of action)
while PR.9 (recent version) -is to- ARMA2 ... (super tactical, but not as much action)

PR is great and I love it, but these days I don't have the time for a 2 hour minimum length game in which only %50 action tops (usually more like %10 if you are playing properly). What would be great, is quick fun tactical action with friends who are interested in tactical game-play. And I think older versions of PR may be a great way to get it! (Provided we have enough people willing and able [have BF2])

Discuss this idea in the thread below:
http://www.lmcgaming.com/forums/index.php/topic,4131.0.html

Or reply here to explain your answer to the poll.
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MowSkwoz

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I've got BF2 and I enjoyed the vanilla version. I've never actually played any of the PR mods but I'd be down with giving it a try.

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Id be ok with this
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ZenPhire

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Only 4 votes? C'mon peeps. =)
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Isn't bf2 free now?

ZenPhire

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Isn't bf2 free now?
There is a game called Battlefield play4free... it's the BF2 engine with a few enhancements (few is key I think). It's totally different though and is all self contained with a online ranking system and purchasing weapons and upgrades possible. More like an MMO shooter. =P
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I love this game. If anyone wants to play some time look me up. I love playing medic.
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Well as for me and five we would love a chance to play some new maps on a non coop map latest version PR. The only reason we dont is you need a full squad of real friends to play along sides with. More fun that way and less bitching about asset stealing. As for coop me and five regularly play in the morning on a server i host as needed with modifications to make the game play so much smoother and faster. Example no kit restrictions got the wrong one no worries can go right back and get the correct one. Wait I am squad leader and want to drive a humvee and you say i have to have a different kit no worries G3n is here. No kit vehicle restrictions and vehicle weapons power up much faster, hop in a tank and drive and switch to gunner to shoot  okay there is little delay but not much. So not sure how much of a pain it will be for me to run a earlier version if i can i will join.
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Would love to, don't have the game or a working computer anyways.

ZenPhire

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which should we start with?

Im thinking .3 would be best because then if we go to .5 its like we are watching it grow =).

.3 was still mini mod status. much more ike bf2 than pr (as it is today). but plays well (no crosshairs, more ralistic damage model)

.5 was where we start to get into custom maps ike black hawk down and such. aso thats when they implimented the kit reuest system, though there were stil crates (i miss those actually lol). they hadnt yet added the huge cone of fire, it feels more ike ins in a lot of ways.
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I haven't played in a while but I have it installed. Just let me know which version to get and I'll look for it. What time do you usually play at? I like playing in weekend mornings it is usually the only time I can devote a couple hours straight to gaming.
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To be honest, this will probably never happen.  If you guys look at the start date of this post, you will understand what I am talking about.

Let's be real here, people lol.

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I guess I'm a year too late for this, but like I said look me up if anyone wants to play some time.
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ZenPhire

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To be honest, this will probably never happen.  If you guys look at the start date of this post, you will understand what I am talking about.

Let's be real here, people lol.
what a negative nancy. go spread your fud elsewhere. =P
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Maybe, depends on what were going to do on it.