I’m exhausted, spent. I’ve been so excited about 1.27 I moved my PC to a whole new room with a new surround sound setup, etc. I tried to play last night but I couldn’t keep my eyes open.
We do have an ongoing chat-host issue, something insidious and lurking that has been affected a sweep of subsystems, but I’ve narrowed it down and should be able to tackle it tomorrow.
Tonight, I’d had a good rest, and I spawned in and tried to play, and I just kept reeling.
Mortars: I mean, wtf. Whoever pushed to have them added into the game needs a good, hard, merciless beating. And then knighting and declaring a saint.
Between TOEs and Resupply, and the addition of indirect fire – the game has changed. Everyone is discovering something new. I spent a half hour driving a truck around pulling up alongside tanks, ATGs, AAA guns, and waiting for them to go, “holy ****! I’m getting resupply??????”
I spent another half hour with a chain-gang of resuppliers at the top of the hill outside spontin – a bunch of guys spawned in from a truck carrying ammo packs down to the mortars and LMGs laying down INSANE amounts of fire on the poor Axis defenders down in the town.
The place was streaming with blue icons – I was playing BEF and there was a French mobile spawn – from the same firebase – just along the hill from us. And then there were explosions, and there started to seem to be less of us. It was so busy and there was so much going on – tanks and atgs firing into town endlessly because they had supply trucks keeping ’em going – mortar rounds, lmg fire, etc, etc – and with so many corpses all around, it was hard to tell who was dead and who was prone… It was so busy that it was way too late when I realized that our mortarmen’s rounds couldn’t be landing that short and caught a brief glimpse of the two mortar rounds heading directly for me before things went dark :)
I’ve been sitting staring at the map screen – watching chat – my finger hovering over the launch button. If I do, I know I’m probably going to be at it all night, and I need to call it soon.
1.27 scares me – its fricking awesome :)