My frothing obsession for dog tags

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#1 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

I cannot get enough dog tags in multiplayer. I don't know what it is, but if I see someone nearby, I will risk my life to go knife him and get his dog tags.  I'm rank 3 and have 50 dog tags.  Not much, but I'm working my way up.  Who else loves these, and how many do you have?

#2 Posted by philuk19 (124 posts) -

I only have 22 at the moment, but yeah its great building up the collection lol. Its very satisfying to get that knife kill and I hate it when I get knifed lol.

#3 Posted by Jadeskye (4368 posts) -

lol i can't speak for BFBC2 but i had a massive dog tag addiction in BF2142. i had about a thousand before i eventually quit that game for stealing my life.

#4 Posted by lilbigsupermario (844 posts) -

i absolutely love getting those dog tags!  it's actually the achievement that i'm most proud of when the stats show up after a match hehe!  i don't get a lot of dog tags per match, but when i get at least one for a match, i'm happy hehe!

#5 Posted by Jeffsekai (7058 posts) -

Dog tags are amazing. I love looking at them too see if I've knifed anyone more than once.

#6 Edited by Jones (51 posts) -

Dogtags are awesome. At the moment I have 220 and the top dude on the list I knifed 5 times. :D However the majority of the dog tags transferred from the demo. In the full game I have only aquired 49. :p

#7 Posted by Gspoon (105 posts) -

The most I have from one person is 7
I had a awesome game the other day where I got 38 kills 30 of those were with the knife.

#8 Posted by Ubiquitous (571 posts) -
 You have way more than me, and I'm lvl 15 I believe. I probably have around 25.
#9 Posted by Azrail (404 posts) -

i mainly knife when i need to or when someone has their back to me and i still have a lot lol

#10 Posted by Andheez (601 posts) -
Thats just not true.
#11 Posted by Meteora (5789 posts) -

I know how you feel. I just risk my life to get the dog tag even though its pretty much futile; since someone for some odd reason always turn their back at the right time and kill me, or some random douchebag sniper takes me out. =/

#12 Posted by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -

I only go for knife kills if my opponent is having a moment of blatant awareness fail, or if I have empty clips in every single gun I'm carrying in a CQC situation (which happens far too often).

#13 Posted by natetodamax (19230 posts) -

I do not share this obsession.

#14 Posted by Tuggah (1074 posts) -

I only knife out of necessity, or if I find someone on the UAV.

#15 Posted by acev (101 posts) -

Knife is fun, I have 108 unique dog tags 

#16 Edited by Donos (1197 posts) -

Just wondering, do the dogtags collected in BC1 carry over? I suspect they do, because there's no way I've already knifed 70 people (I knife maybe 1 person every 4 games).

#17 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I came up behind basically the entire team planting a bomb and knifed every one of them...what a glorious time that was.

#18 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

Don't know why but I read the title as "My brother obbessing for drugs"

#19 Posted by Gspoon (105 posts) -
It is true you just have to try.
#20 Posted by White (1445 posts) -

Why knife when you can take the repair tool and give it to 'em to the head.
Man. That dentist achievement was HARD to get.

#21 Posted by SilentCommando (579 posts) -
@Donos said:
" Just wondering, do the dogtags collected in BC1 carry over? I suspect they do, because there's no way I've already knifed 70 people (I knife maybe 1 person every 4 games). "
Have you played the BC2 demo? Because the dog tags from there carry over to the retail version.
Anyway I also love getting dog tags. I'm about level 10 and have 73 unique dog tags.
#22 Edited by Dawglet (313 posts) -

I haven't checked how many I've gotten in awhile, but I'm very proud of my "SouljaBoy" dog tag. :D

#23 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Me and my mates have an obsession with getting each others' Dog Tags. If I get one of theirs they will stop at nothing and sneak around the whole map not shooting anyone in fear of giving away their position to get me. It makes for pretty hilarious group chat. Love the game.

#24 Posted by AndrooD2 (225 posts) -

I too love the dogtags.

#25 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

You should play Metal Gear Solid 2.

#26 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

It's just bad how much I gotta have them...I'd die maybe half as often as I do if I didn't try to get those damn tags.  Usually I wait until the match is about half over and then I go around the outskirts of the map and start knifing any snipers that might be camping on a hill or in the bushes.  Sometimes though, I get spotted and instead of shooting I pull a Patrick Bateman and just fucking charge in there with my knife.  I tend to get gunned down when that happens though lol.

#27 Posted by Cheapoz (1064 posts) -

I find it EXTREMELY hard to stab people. The stabbing motion is so slow that if you're on any amount of lag will leave you animating out in the open and likely to be shot. Unless I know the enemy won't move for 1-2 full seconds I'll shoot to kill.

#28 Posted by Gspoon (105 posts) -

This is what I am talking about
#29 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

rank 3 and 50 dog-tags??? I have over 1,000 kills but only like 60... you must really like dog-tags. "frothing" seems like a pretty good word to use for you.

#30 Posted by ki11tank (683 posts) -

don't have a ton, still trying to get some stats up, i will probably resort to playing games with all knife kills, or various other gimmicks i can come up with to try and make things interesting down the road :P
the knife kills are the most savage and disrespectful kills in the game and yes.... that's why we all love them.

#31 Posted by pwnasaurus (1286 posts) -

i have 160+ right now just wait till you realise that higher ranked dudes have silver dog tags yea you risk your shit for those tags.
#32 Posted by Nasar7 (2869 posts) -

I go for a knife kill only when its a sure thing. Even thing I prefer to just spray them in the back.

#33 Posted by Tennmuerti (8175 posts) -

Question what do the people on PC use to knife?
The middle mouse button is not working out too great for me, it's simply too much time to move your index finger from the firing button, by then you are knifed in return.

#34 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

I suggested that everyone play what started it all. Battlefield 2142. 

#35 Posted by Gspoon (105 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" I suggested that everyone play what started it all. Battlefield 1942.  "
fixed it for you
#36 Posted by Binman88 (3693 posts) -
@Tennmuerti:  I use the arrow keys for movement so I use Numpad 1 to knife (I guess that would be the equivalent to the keys R or T if using WASD). Used to use one of the side buttons on my mouse but my new mouse makes that a little more of a chore than it needs to be.
As for the OP, can't say I care too much about them. If it makes more sense to kill someone with my gun, then I'll do that.
#37 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Gspoon said:
" @ch13696 said:
" I suggested that everyone play what started it all. Battlefield 1942.  "
fixed it for you "
Wait. You can take dog tags in that game? I never saw it in Battlefield 2 so I didn't know.
#38 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I find it so hard to knife, I often have a stab perfectly lined up and then some shit happens like the dude crouching, leaving me stuck with the animation hitting the air. I've got something like 5 or 10 tags this far at rank 2. I mostly snipe though so I don't really get many opportunities.

#39 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -
@Gspoon said:
" @ch13696 said:
" I suggested that everyone play what started it all. Battlefield 1942.  "
fixed it for you "

Fixed it for you, 2142 was the first game to have dog tags.
#40 Posted by Gspoon (105 posts) -
@Jayross said:
" @Gspoon said:
" @ch13696 said:
" I suggested that everyone play what started it all. Battlefield 1942.  "
fixed it for you "

Fixed it for you, 2142 was the first game to have dog tags. "
Ok I thought we were talking about just knifing fools. I wasn't thinking about dog tags.Brain fart lol
#41 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -
@pwnasaurus: Yeah, I've come across those.  seeing a silver dog tag for the first time was...absolutely divine.  I spent the rest of the match hunting the owner of those tags.
  It is absolutely the best word lol...Sometimes if I see someone 20 feet away with their back to me I will sprint across the open field for them, ignoring all reason.  I got up in the neighborhood of 80-90 tags tonight. 
@Cheapoz: The long animation is why I like it, actually.  It's the risk-reward system that makes it so great.  True, the lag sucks, but the thrill of flanking a sniper  and hoping he doesn't turn around has given me my most exciting moments in the game.  That's part of why I love the whole system so much.
Tonight, I came across a group of 6 enemy players or so in a tight little bunch.  I ran in a knifed 4 of them before the first one I got respawned and killed me.  I don't think the other knew what was going on haha.
#42 Posted by Cheapoz (1064 posts) -

Yeah I like the idea that the knife isn't just an 0.01 second instant kill in any direction, but there are times I've gone for an OBVIOUS knife, only to be knifed in return somehow.

#43 Edited by Crafted92 (23 posts) -

heh i suffer from the dog tag syndrome it usually results in me getting shot in the face as i get tunnel vision when i see someone with their back to me unawares im there then bang his mate sees me and i dont see him and it usually results in me getting clipped

#44 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Necroposting FTW?

#45 Posted by Tesla (1959 posts) -

I knifed three guys in a row the other day, and the last one had silver dog tags.  Three medics had my squad pinned down, 2 were firing and one was healing.  I flank them while my squad draws their attention.  Knife the healer as he turns to face me, then put it in the back of both of the other guys necks as they continue to shoot, unaware of my presence. 
I've knifed a lot of dudes online in my days, but this particular instance was special.    

#46 Posted by Bindings1 (90 posts) -

Right now I have 232 total dog tags. No bragging you just asked. 

#47 Posted by Darksaw (315 posts) -

I love sneaking up behind some Wookies camped in a bush, especially if they have Silvers, I'm still keeping my eye out for a Gold. It's pretty soul crushing when you think you have a guy for sure then someone spawns on him and blows you away.

#48 Edited by JiuJitsuka85 (377 posts) -

What determines the color of the tags, their rank?
Edit: Nevermind googled it and found this:
Rank 0-19 is Bronze
Rank 20 - 40 Silver
Rank 41 - 49 Gold 

#49 Posted by Torben (73 posts) -

When I get knifed (all the time) and there is a star next to the knife, well you just know that the other dude knows what the hell he is doing. I think it's awsome, it's like a mini game within the game. 

#50 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -


  Skip to 3:20 for an amazing knifing streak (not my video btw)
Personally I have about 200 dog tags, just got the award for 200 melee kills the other day. I will totally knife someone when I've got the chance, but nothing like a defib kill either. 

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