Lylow , A.K.A Cheeky_M0nkey here from the good old days of BF2142. Hopefully some of you will remember me (I was very keen on titans and equally keen not getting shot by Omen's wretched tank, the old follically challenged scammer!)
Well myself and my clan have moved on to Bad Company 2, sticking with the Battlefield series. Unfortunately one of the main failings of BC2 that I can see, is the lack of a decent community.
For that to flourish I feel you need 2 things:
- A working ingame VOIP for random gamers to meet and greet and have a chat ingame.
- And a decent sized friends list so that you can come back later and find gamers that you got on well with.
Sadly BC2 never came through with the goods in that department and the community is behind the 8-ball so to speak.
A few of the clans that play Hardcore mode have gotten together and are trying to fix that. One of the things we have created is a Hardcore Squad Death Match Ladder, as there is such a lack of good hardcore tournaments available on BC2. Ive been lucky enough to become one of the two admins for the ladder.
The entire tournament is hosted on the web through the BC2 Community site - http://.badcompany2.com.au
. All the information about the ladder can be viewed easily from there.
As the topic title above says - it's a SQDM ladder, played on hardcore mode, with matches being hosted on both the RK clan and the JKS clan game servers. It will all be officially organised, with streams running to punkbuster and an active admin tool auto kicking rule breakers. Games will be played without anti-tank rockets or vehicles as a true test of skill, not a race for best "noob in a bush with a gustav".
While conquest mode is traditional for ladders and scrims, I feel that SQDM mode is good for this particular game and the current player base, because you only need a squad of 4 guys on any one night, and members can switch out for one another when someone cant make it. We have 16 clans playing over 6 weeks to find an eventual winner.
This post from me though is a little different from others I have put out to other clans, in that the ladder has actually already commenced. We have only just begun our first round of 6 and unfortunately as is the nature of these things, we have had one clan pull out of the ladder and we are seeking a replacement.
I've known the boys at TOG since I began playing 2142 years ago and would be very happy if they would like to field a side. We have some well established and respected clans in the ladder already including 45th, AU and G3.
Before you commit either way I'll let you know the bad news in that matches are played for points and we dont want to penalise clans already competing. As such, if you joined the ladder for round 2 you would be to play a seeding match which at best would see TOG sitting in the bottom half of the ladder. However, as I mentioned, it is only week 1 and if you perform well, your clan could be easily in the top 4 by week 3 or 4.
Please let me know if you are interested in being a part of the ladder. And if you have any questions, dont hesitate to go on the forums at http://.badcompany2.com.au
and have a look around or talk to either myself or the other ladder admin Bubba. You can always find either one of us on our respective forums or online.
Thanks for reading, looking forward to your response,
Lylow - AUS BF BC2 Ladder Admin