We will run our server on Classic mode as soon as possible. We tried this when BF4 was launch, but had to edit the server back to normal due to the dreadful “custom” preset. It was very hard to get players on. This time it should be easier.
For all the newer members Classic mode is what BF2 and MGs little lovechild BF2142 was.
• No 3D spotting (doritos), minimap spotting only
• No health regeneration (infantry or vehicles)
• No 3rd person vehicle camera
• No spawning on squadmates, only squad leader
• Full reload is on (remaining bullets in magazine are lost)
• No kill-cam
• Friendly Fire is OFF
FF off is debatable, but I think it is maybe a good move since the terrain and models in BF4 are ALOT more detailed. Hard to see the difference between friends and foes, unlike in BF2142 where, enemies had black uniform and others had something else that I cannot remember. And yes, I know 3rd person vehicle camera was actually in the older BFs, I hope they change it (my personal opinion).
Watch this video for more info about Classic mode and also enjoy the music:
Of course things like server activity will be interesting. It will be a preset like Normal / Hardcore / Official – so I expect that it will be alot easier to maintain an active server unlike the dreadful “Custom” preset. If everything turns out for the worse with Classic mode – server will of course roll back to how it was – really do not think this will happened.
Really looking forward to this as a Squadleader and I hope other SLs out there aswell as SMs will love it – like it was. It will create a better environment for teamplay and people will stay alot closer together and not fubble around on the Battlefield.