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Old 08-04-2007, 09:51 AM   #1
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Hello all.

To prevent any "use the search !" kind of stuff, I've done a search, but nothing relevant came out.

I expect you all know the anti-spam protection, that prevents you from such a vanilla crap like repeating "You got it" all the time.
If you do, you'll get blocked for 32 secs or so.

Now, we've got increased draw distance in PR, so spotting enemies in distance is sometimes quite unreliable.

Recently, I was playing Al Basrah as a civilian, doing some spotting for my teammates.

I saw an APC in distance, moving into the city and I've tried to spot it.
It was far away, so I wasn't very successful and marked lots of question-marks instead.

Suddenly a british soldier with knife appeared.

There were lots of friendlies in the area, unfortunately none of them were facing my direction.
So I thought: I'll try to spot him and hopefully someone from the team will gun him down.

OK, pressed "spotted", but guess what.
"Blocked for 30 seconds".

5 seconds later I was "arrested".

And similar stories like this happens to me too often for comfort.

To the point of this story: Will it be possible to get rid of this spam-protection, preferably only for the spotted function ?
I don't think that voice-spam "Enemy troops !" will be an issue, as this voice is no more played (only ? mark appears).

Thanks for the reading and excuse any grammatical mistakes - English isn't my native language .
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:46 PM   #2

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I had a similar experience on Sunset city while flying the LB and spotting troops crossing the bridge.
It would, however, allow people to effectively cheat by spam spotting everywhere to reveal the enemy.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:51 PM   #3

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Press Q, right click on the Spotted menu, highlight the enemy asset and left click. That's one way to spot things from far away.


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Old 08-04-2007, 12:57 PM   #4

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Even so, you only have so many spots per minute than you are muted for 31 seconds.
Objects like trees. fences and razor wire will prevent any kind of spot and often you try to find a new position to spot the target only to find you are blocked by the spam filter.
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:11 PM   #5
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Spot once, if it doesnt work, use team chat or manually. Altough spotting manually can result in the icon appearing closer to you, than where the target is

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Old 08-04-2007, 02:05 PM   #6

The spotting in BF2 kind of sucks... alot. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to spot an enemy that's in the middle of the screen, only to have question marks pop up on the wrong locations on the minimap (not where I'm pointing at all) and then getting blocked.

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Old 08-04-2007, 02:53 PM   #7

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Originally Posted by Deadfast View Post

Thanks for the reading and excuse any grammatical mistakes - English isn't my native language .

don't worry man, i couldn't even tell, you have perfect english. i actually thought you were an american untill this last line and then i looked at where u are from
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