So after player Planetside 2 for a bit and then switching back to BF3 for a bit. There is something that I cannot tolerate anymore in AAA games is high contrast lens flare skyboxes in multiplayer. Especially when this has a negative impact on gameplay aka I can't see shit! Look I know the current generation of gamers (both console and PC) like good graphics and don't get me wrong I like super amazing awesomesauce xtreme graphics, but FFS not in multiplayer.
Do you know what all of these have in common?
- Lens Flare
- High Contrast Bloom
- Motion Blur
If your answer is that they are super amazing cause they make multiplayer look awesome! You're WRONG and you should be ashamed.
All of these hamper your ability to see your target especially at long ranges, but they also affect your FPS (Frames per Second). In multiplayer, especially in a FPS (First Person Shooter), anything below 60 FPS is unacceptable. There is no arguing on this fact, ask anyone who plays competitively. I used to play Counter Strike in CAL-I (Holy shit! look at my E-Peen *spurt* *spurt*) back in 2002 and Point of Existence in TWL back in 2004 (*spurt* *spurt*). Two equally skilled players on a even playing field, with one at 30 FPS and one at 60 FPS, the person at 60 will generally win.
Also, realism and immersion are dumb counter arguments, especially in the terrible MMS genre.
tl;dr Stop making annoying skyboxes in multiplayer KTHXBAI