Please Help! Love the game, but I'm aweful at it (BF3 XBOX360)

#1 Posted by Sillybigwillie (30 posts) -

Unfortunately I have had to spend a lot of time mending after a series of surgeries, so I am home alone quite a bit. I don't have many games (medical bills are not cheap ha!) but my cousin bought me Battlefield 3 as well as the premium subscription. I have been playing off and on for a couple of weeks now but I am just no good. I have only leveled up twice and my kill to death ratio is like 1 to 15. I am sorry to all of my fellow players forced to be on my team. I have purchased two iphone apps and tried to research multiplayer techniques, but nothing is helping. Two questions, ONE: does anyone have any suggestions or places to go to improve my game, and TWO: should I feel bad for my poor performance and should that keep me from playing this game I love although I know I'm not helping my team? Thanks P.S. I have been playing the Dust and elysian tale demo 6 times now, if you haven't tried it, it's great. I hope to get that for my birthday this year!!!

#2 Edited by Djnuttty (138 posts) -

Gotta be a troll. Or deadly serious. Both are hilarious.

Keep practicing.

#3 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Just go into this game with the mentality of a medic, hide around corners and if someone dies scan the area if its clear run in and revive them. Chuck med packs at hot areas, this game awards you alot of experience for reviving and healing people. Also jump in a a gunner on some one thats piloting or driving a tank. Also join squads and spawn on them.

#4 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Sillybigwillie: Also, don't worry about your kill death ratio, it's BF3 not COD what you should care about is your SPM (Score per minute).

#5 Posted by Baillie (4254 posts) -

@Sillybigwillie: Be very careful, battlefield is a game of think first, shoot second. Work together with your squad, flanking is always key, learn the maps.

#6 Posted by xdaknightx69 (450 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

Just go into this game with the mentality of a medic, hide around corners and if someone dies scan the area if its clear run in and revive them. Chuck med packs at hot areas, this game awards you alot of experience for reviving and healing people. Also jump in a a gunner on some one thats piloting or driving a tank. Also join squads and spawn on them.

learn the maps, if you are not good at killing then get good at support (medic,support,recon). shouldn't be to hard when its only 12v12.

do you play only CQ maps or vanilla/B2K?

#7 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@xdaknightx69: Isnt 360 BF3 16vs16?

#8 Posted by SuicidalSnowman (396 posts) -

Are you playing Deathmatch? Or any of the Close Quarters maps? On the consoles, I think its easiest to start with Rush. Try to find a STANDARD ruleset game. Search for official DICE servers or ones marked "Vanilla" (also, the forums on battlelog will help with this). Conquest is also easy to start with, but on consoles you will be playing a lot of empty maps.

Start with assault. Chuck med packs, revive when you can. Engineer is pretty easy to play (guns are easy to handle), but really you need to go up against vehicles to be fully effective. You can get exp by throwing down ammo packs as support, but it takes time to learn to use LMGs properly. If you must play recon, I suggest waiting until you have unlocked a PDW weapon (I think the UMP is fairly early). Sniping is tough in BF3 at first.

Keep in mind that battlefield is all about team play. Jump in a squad with a high level, and follow him (her?) around. If they shoot at someone, you do to. Pay attention to your positioning also. Its important. If you have a carbine, don't try and snipe.

Save TDM and the Conquest Dominaton (in the close quarters maps) for later. These are clusters, and you need to get some experience.

Also, join squads when you get in game. Don't worry about being bad for your team. They are playing pub, its their fault to. As long as you aren't trolling (in Battlefield, it usually means wasting vehicles) its fine. If you really are THAT bad, they can leave.

#9 Posted by xdaknightx69 (450 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: nope, 24players (12v12) 16v16 is 32 :P

#10 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@xdaknightx69: Crazy I play on PC big maps only. I killed like 8 people in 1 barrel being chopper gunner today. Not enough targets with only 12 people to bring down the rain on.

#11 Posted by xdaknightx69 (450 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: yah i play PC only. 12v12 on console is boring and most maps look empty.

#12 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@xdaknightx69: Yeah it's like the politicians signed a treaty to start withdrawing troops.

#13 Posted by Sillybigwillie (30 posts) -

I have just been playing with the quick match option but I do have the expansions. I am learning the maps and trying to be plotting, but I run into the issue that I am usually dead before I can make any moves. I have tried sniper and such, but more often than not, I get placed in the train track map with the cafe and try to capture the flag. I have been able to secure two of the objectives, but had to leave the game after a half hour to do my work. Thank you for all of your help so far.

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