project reality header
Go Back   Project Reality Forums > PR:BF2 Mod Forums > PR:BF2 General Discussion
21 Oct 2019, 00:00:00 (PRT)
Register Developer Blogs Project Reality Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
PR:BF2 General Discussion General discussion of the Project Reality: BF2 modification.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 2019-08-05, 15:10   #1
Rezza
Supporting Member

Rezza's Avatar
Send a message via MSN to Rezza
Default PR Nostalgia

Today I found myself listening to the Project Reality soundtrack composed by Scott Tobin who now composes for Squad and Post Scriptum.

Suddenly it reminded me of how much the award-winning Project Reality was a part of my life. Exactly for 13 crazy years since 2006. I may have fought thousands and thousands of battles, but it wasn't the kill counts, visuals or my interest in military tech that drew me to PR.

It was the comradery, teamwork and tactics. Of what people can achieve in tough circumstances with teamplay and coordination. The human element. PR was a tough game with punishing combat, large maps and complex asymmetrical design. It challenged you each time, but you tried to rise to the challenge with your squad and team.

I made so many real friends which was and still is absolutely amazing. For me PR grew out of its digital shell because the experiences made us connect beyond the internet. Personally, it helped me to learn how to listen to other experienced players. A few years in, I dared to become a Squad Leader which helped me learn leadership based on teamwork. Leading a group of six different people I never met or knew into battles maybe more than 5000 times. Fighting over objectives with dynamically changing circumstances, talking, listening, working towards a common goal.

Maybe it was the international community all around the world. Or the challenging gameplay that made you think instead of shoot. Or the totally dynamic combat situations and changing map layouts.

Perhaps it was the strength I saw in people pulling together.

Whatever it was, it was absolutely beautiful, and I wouldn’t trade those thousands of hours for anything else.

Rezza is offline Reply With Quote
Old 2019-08-05, 15:47   #2
[R-DEV]​Rhino
PR:BF2 Developer
Supporting Member

Rhino's Avatar
Default Re: PR Nostalgia

Awesome post Rezza! Haven't seen the PR experience described so well in a long time!

Rhino is offline Reply With Quote
Old 2019-08-06, 17:08   #3
PLODDITHANLEY
Supporting Member
Default Re: PR Nostalgia

That Kashan loading music always brings back the excitement when it was used on the Battlefront? Kashan training server I tried a few times before taking the plunge.

PLODDITHANLEY is offline Reply With Quote
Old 2019-08-09, 16:36   #4
SoloWing

SoloWing's Avatar
Default Re: PR Nostalgia

You have a very similar experience to me.

I also started to play PR since when it wasn't that different from the original Battlefield 2. For young myself, shooting without crosshairs was revolutionary. But at that time, I was too obsessed with raising the rank in the original BF2, so I forgot about PR sometime.

After a few years later(when v0.5 released), I soon became leaning towards to PR rather than the original. I was fascinated by how the original BF2 could evolve so tremendously like this. It taught me how to use VOIP that I've never used before, how to be a useful team member and most importantly, how to speak English properly. I also met many good people in the game and made many great moments together. PR still gives me eye-opening experiences whenever I play. When EA(May the curse be upon them) murdered BF2 in 2014, only PR could relieve my pain.

Anyway, my favourite theme on the entire PR soundtrack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tx9PvQQ2IM
SoloWing is offline Reply With Quote
Old 2019-08-09, 19:52   #5
Rabbit

Rabbit's Avatar
Default Re: PR Nostalgia

I remember the patch that had 0 deviation rifles, I remember that absolute shit map Al Fallujah region, the helicopter warm up disaster and shitaton island Lots of bad shit too.

Rabbit is offline Reply With Quote
Old 2019-08-11, 21:28   #6
gregjlanders
Default Re: PR Nostalgia

Excellent post Rezza!
gregjlanders is offline Reply With Quote
Old 2019-08-13, 22:02   #7
Nathan
Smile Re: PR Nostalgia

Well said pal!
its the game i always go back to, ive been playing it half my life now lol.
Nathan is offline Reply With Quote
Old Today, 00:15   #8
tlindy
Supporting Member

tlindy's Avatar
Default Re: PR Nostalgia

I played PR for probably 7-8 years, havent played in some time though, played the first round in a LONG time last night, rusty!!!!! I cant even remember all the changes PR has gone through, it has made for some very lasting memories though.
tlindy is offline Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 13:56.