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Battle For Europe

Post by Sp3c-BuLLeT » December 2012

Anyone play in Battle For Europe? Those were some fun times.

I won the flag capping medal one match:
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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by CharlieGiteau » December 2012

I played a couple seasons. To me it was just a giant, organized pub.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Sp3c-BuLLeT » December 2012

CharlieGiteau wrote:I played a couple seasons. To me it was just a giant, organized pub.


Most fun I ever had in a pub then lol. It was 12v12 if I remember and the match lasted most of the day. Like 8 hours long or something. You had to sit in the waiting to play queue in the subs area for your team and as people dropped out the next in line go to go in. I had a good time. It was a little cooler than a pub because you had a set map for the week just like a normal 6v6 league and your team got together and organized strats and starters for the week. You played with the same team all season and they kept track of the final score and had standings and you could win the championship. The maps were usually ginormous. I had a great time doing it. I wish I remembered the names of some of those maps.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Gorillabc » December 2012

God I miss BFE. To 13 year old me, it was the coolest thing ever. Plus there's nothing like being the best player among a gaggle of shitties.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Gorillabc » December 2012

Bullet, that's not how it was at all... I don't remember how many players were in per game... but you were either Axis or Allies for the season. You were each fighting to control Europe. For example, Allies might try to capture Italy one week. The map would then be Anzio. There would be several battles like this going on each week, I think 3 or 4 each week. There was a ranking system, medals, promotions etc. There always needed to be some sort of officer in each server on both sides, and the officers would nominate who would get non-stat based medals.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by CharlieGiteau » December 2012

I remember being told what route I was replacing, and then what gun I had to use. One map I remember is where the double cap in the mid was able to be hit by mortars is the spawn. It seemed like it was more than 12v12, but it was so long ago.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by squatta » December 2012

ETO league was way better.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Sp3c-BuLLeT » December 2012

Gorillabc wrote:Bullet, that's not how it was at all... I don't remember how many players were in per game... but you were either Axis or Allies for the season. You were each fighting to control Europe. For example, Allies might try to capture Italy one week. The map would then be Anzio. There would be several battles like this going on each week, I think 3 or 4 each week. There was a ranking system, medals, promotions etc. There always needed to be some sort of officer in each server on both sides, and the officers would nominate who would get non-stat based medals.


I'm pretty sure it was only once a week, but maybe we played in it at different times. You are correct your team was either Axis or Allies.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Gorillabc » December 2012

Sp3c-BuLLeT wrote:
Gorillabc wrote:Bullet, that's not how it was at all... I don't remember how many players were in per game... but you were either Axis or Allies for the season. You were each fighting to control Europe. For example, Allies might try to capture Italy one week. The map would then be Anzio. There would be several battles like this going on each week, I think 3 or 4 each week. There was a ranking system, medals, promotions etc. There always needed to be some sort of officer in each server on both sides, and the officers would nominate who would get non-stat based medals.


I'm pretty sure it was only once a week, but maybe we played in it at different times. You are correct your team was either Axis or Allies.


I played in like 2001. For an entire week you'd have 3-4 battles going on for different countries. Like I said, if Italy was contested there would be a server going on Anzio for the entire week, France would be on Caen etc.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Sp3c-BuLLeT » December 2012

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Gorillabc wrote:Bullet, that's not how it was at all... I don't remember how many players were in per game... but you were either Axis or Allies for the season. You were each fighting to control Europe. For example, Allies might try to capture Italy one week. The map would then be Anzio. There would be several battles like this going on each week, I think 3 or 4 each week. There was a ranking system, medals, promotions etc. There always needed to be some sort of officer in each server on both sides, and the officers would nominate who would get non-stat based medals.


I'm pretty sure it was only once a week, but maybe we played in it at different times. You are correct your team was either Axis or Allies.


I played in like 2001. For an entire week you'd have 3-4 battles going on for different countries. Like I said, if Italy was contested there would be a server going on Anzio for the entire week, France would be on Caen etc.


Yeah we never did stock maps. We always played on the largest maps you could find in DOD. I didn't play until like 2003 or 2004, so I guess some things changed since 2001.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Wint0 » December 2012

Quite possibly the most fun I've ever had playing DoD was in BFE games. I played allies campaign except for once or twice? Played 5 or 6 of them. When I played it was one map every saturday for 12ish hours or something. Either way, fun killing loads of people and they would stick it out. Both sides always had heavy hitters though so it always evened itself out. Played against Netherhell SO MANY FUCKING TIMES.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Airnick15 » December 2012

Gorillabc wrote:Bullet, that's not how it was at all... I don't remember how many players were in per game... but you were either Axis or Allies for the season. You were each fighting to control Europe. For example, Allies might try to capture Italy one week. The map would then be Anzio. There would be several battles like this going on each week, I think 3 or 4 each week. There was a ranking system, medals, promotions etc. There always needed to be some sort of officer in each server on both sides, and the officers would nominate who would get non-stat based medals.


It varied from like 12v12 to 16v16 during the peak, depending on player turnout. Battles were on Wednesdays and Saturdays for 12 hours, each side had 2 or 3 armies so there were multiple servers and maps being played. Yeah officers would do promotions and medals after each battle. I played from BFE6 to the end of BFE (24?) and then played some Source in the follow up tournament, Victory in Europe (ViE).

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Airnick15 » December 2012

CharlieGiteau wrote:One map I remember is where the double cap in the mid was able to be hit by mortars is the spawn.


Sounds a lot like clervaux to me.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Airnick15 » December 2012

Wint0 wrote:Quite possibly the most fun I've ever had playing DoD was in BFE games. I played allies campaign except for once or twice? Played 5 or 6 of them. When I played it was one map every saturday for 12ish hours or something. Either way, fun killing loads of people and they would stick it out. Both sides always had heavy hitters though so it always evened itself out. Played against Netherhell SO MANY FUCKING TIMES.


Yeah as much as I've enjoyed matches, I still remember having way more fun in BFE. They were fairly good about balance, although once campaign (BFE 9) had an Axis army that was ungodly stacked, with some of the best competitive players combined with all the 12 hour playing nerds. Netherhell might have had the highest K:D in the history of that tournament, having a 16 player team with guys who run in a straight line and look at the ground when they prime a grenade was great for sniping.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by joeledmunds » December 2012

I remember playing against a bunch of Vp in those. I also had a shitton of medals from the 3 campaigns I played. It was super fun, and I don't remember a lot of picked lineups, it was always just people trying to get into the servers. A constant rotation of people eager to take part in the craziest organized pub ever. If only we still had the pubbers to do another one.

All these nostalgia threads make me feel old as fuck.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by CharlieGiteau » December 2012

I think a revival of BFE would be absolutely fun. Too bad there isn't enough of a community for something of that scale anymore...

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by Airnick15 » December 2012

joeledmunds wrote:I remember playing against a bunch of Vp in those. I also had a shitton of medals from the 3 campaigns I played. It was super fun, and I don't remember a lot of picked lineups, it was always just people trying to get into the servers. A constant rotation of people eager to take part in the craziest organized pub ever. If only we still had the pubbers to do another one.

All these nostalgia threads make me feel old as fuck.


Vp started as a group of people who knew each other IRL in Georgia, then ballooned from recruiting a ton of people from BFE.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by yellowteeth » December 2012

Sitting in the reinforcements channel on ts2 waiting for the call that you were going on the server next, bfe was a right laugh.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by hildebrand » December 2012

damn, sounds like a shit ton of fun. never partook in any of this.

we should attempt something like this instead of doing a draft. would be way more fun.

16v16, shoutcast, massive map, 4kills 5kills out the yingyang. would be SO AWESOME

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by squatta » December 2012

So...

1911 BFE Style 16 vs. 16 Battle for dod_heutau/dod_cherbourg/dod_hill_classic 2013 ??

6 teams, 96 players ?? (figured 4 too litle, 8 too many, 2 teams get first round bye based on round robin ??)

Round Robin and Double Elimination Tournament ??

Shoutcasting ??

$20 donation per player ??

1st Place $1600 / $100 per player ??
2nd Place ?
3rd Place Profit ??

???

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by CharlieGiteau » December 2012

hildebrand wrote:damn, sounds like a shit ton of fun. never partook in any of this.

we should attempt something like this instead of doing a draft. would be way more fun.

16v16, shoutcast, massive map, 4kills 5kills out the yingyang. would be SO AWESOME

I believe there were thousands of players in BFE at one point. Saw some old post about it and someone mentioned 4000 players worldwide, but I'm not sure if that's true. I think the idea would be worth a try.

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Re: Battle For Europe

Post by reddogg » December 2012

i think 475th tried to revive this a year or 2 or 3 ago and couldn't generate enough interest in it

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