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#1 Posted at 2011-07-23 05:58        
     
Hi guys,
Just wondering which view you prefer when playing (first person or third person)and why. Especially as a soldier during a firefight for example. I prefer third person because 1 - you can check what is around a corner without exposing yourself ( is that cheating ? )
2 - Less tunnel vision (you can see more to your flanks )

What are your thoughts ?


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#2 Posted at 2011-07-23 06:23        
     
Well.... hmmm I guess first person because I find myself doing alot of flanking and CQB plus I need quick access to ironsights ill use 3rd person to view the landscape and watch for ambushes and drive.

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#3 Posted at 2011-07-23 07:23        
     
I use both. Usually 3rd person though, but all firing is done first person through scopes or sights. Mostly it's because I feel like I have more control in 3rd person than I do rotating a camera in first. It's almost more immersive for me.

Some people claim 3rd person is "cheating", but even the devs say it's not because as you said, we lock peripheral vision that we should have.


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#4 Posted at 2011-07-23 08:09        
     
The little time I play I always play 1st person.
But, I do not mind using 3rd in vehicles as I am a bad driver, but thats cause I hardly play :-P

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#5 Posted at 2011-07-23 14:50        
     
I tend to stick to first person most of the time. I find it much more immersive. Although I do sometimes switch to third to see over walls or around corners (Or use command view). Sometimes I switch to third in choppers when landing to see where the ground is or to get a sweet screenshot. I do know and have played with lots of people that prefer third person though.

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#6 Posted at 2011-07-23 17:08        
     
Tunnel Vision is defitenly a cancer you need to learn to fight or it will get you killed a lot, I like 1st for actual engaging targets and combat, but 3rd if i want to see my mini badass at work

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#7 Posted at 2011-09-01 23:58        
     
I use third person alot, but never in combat because it is alot easier to fire from first person. third person is good for checking over or around cover, and also checking your team mates are keeping formation.

i can understand why people might say that command view is 'cheating' but its not really but it does give you and advantage over your enemy.


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#8 Posted at 2011-09-02 17:44        
     
When moving (running, driving, flying, swimming) I use mostly 3th person view, because it's a 'calmer" view and easier. But when the action starts or can start, I switch to 1st person view just because I like this experience more.


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#9 Posted at 2011-09-02 19:53        
     
1st when I play online, or when I'm in a fire fight. But when I'm by myself, I will play in 3rd just for the fun of it. Most of the time when I'm in the editor.

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