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Battlefield 1943: Coral Sea

Battlefield 1943: Coral Sea

Electronic Arts unveiled today the Coral Sea map for Battlefield 1943 that will be unlocked when the kill count in the game reaches 43 millions. Why not?

Coral Sea

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Commented on 2009-05-29 14:53:46
I'm in doubt. this or 20 grams of crack?
Commented on 2009-05-29 14:58:06
Wait... is this one map 1200MS points? Are maps in BF1943 really worth that much money?
Commented on 2009-05-29 14:58:40
Am defo going to get this, looks a hell of alot of fun and is pretty vibrant. Hope the three (four) maps they include are quality ones.
Commented on 2009-05-29 15:08:28 In reply to RC_Master
Posted by RC_Master
Wait... is this one map 1200MS points? Are maps in BF1943 really worth that much money?
The game costs 1200MS points, not the map, at least that's the impression I got. This map unlocks after 43 million community kills.. which seems to imply that it carries no additional cost, right?

Maybe I interpreted that wrong...?
Commented on 2009-05-29 15:11:04
I still dont know what the deal is with this game (though i havent made an effort to research it).
Is it like a mini-battlefield only for digital download, with 4 maps?
Or is it a game you buy per-map? Sigh
Commented on 2009-05-29 15:13:41
dumb move...I really hope the PC version is totally different.
Commented on 2009-05-29 15:16:38
Quick everyone! Stop killing each other or we'll all be charged 1200 MS points!
Commented on 2009-05-29 15:18:00
SOLD, i have 1200 points sittin doin nothin for the past year, this is the first big XBLA game that seems to get the point, or certainly the first in a long time.

Love the plane sounds, love the dogfighting.
Commented on 2009-05-29 15:18:13 In reply to Baleur
Posted by Doom_Bringer
dumb move...I really the PC version is totally different.
They might drop the health regen.. they may even include this map.. but they already said that they're keeping the class limit. Three classes, no medics, no support = dumb game?
Posted by Baleur
I still dont know what the deal is with this game (though i havent made an effort to research it).
Is it like a mini-battlefield only for digital download, with 4 maps?
Or is it a game you buy per-map? Sigh
The earlier.
Commented on 2009-05-29 15:22:00
It's an XBL Arcade / PSN digital download only game, it will use DICE's Frostbite Engine that powers the Battlefield Bad Company games so you will see destructible environments, and it will feature 3 maps (Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Wake Island) and conquest mode only, with 5 flags on each map. Which can be captured using various player classes, weapons and vehicles. It will cost 1200MPS / ~15USD ... but I guess they will release additional maps as DLC later on.

EDIT: Does anybody have some stats from Bad Company handy, how long it took them to get 43 000 000 kills, or if they even have come that far?
Commented on 2009-05-29 15:23:43 In reply to GriftGFX
"They might drop the health regen.. they may even include this map.. but they already said that they're keeping the class limit. Three classes, no medics, no support = dumb game?"

I am ok with the class thing...whatever but they have no landmines in this game! I love playing as the engineer! GIVE ME BACK MY LANDMINES :.(

I am honestly drifting away from anything Dice makes and getting into Valve's multiplayer FPS's. Team Fortress 2 is so kick ass right now!!

But whatever, I don't want to troll another thread. Enjoy the game console gamers
Commented on 2009-05-29 16:22:56 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
But whatever, I don't want to troll another thread. Enjoy the game console gamers
Yes, please.

What I instantly asked myself was if the kills count per platform or all together? My guess would be per platform, so for each platform the map unlocks on different times. Which sounds like a marketing thing. Time to get some tinfoil hats again.
Commented on 2009-05-29 16:25:32 In reply to AL7AIR
Posted by AL7AIR
EDIT: Does anybody have some stats from Bad Company handy, how long it took them to get 43 000 000 kills, or if they even have come that far?
Well, I can't tell you when they hit it, but if you want to get a very vague estimation I can tell you this . . .

On Xbox 360, I'm ranked #16,961 by kill count in Bad Company with my meager 9,003 kills. That means that there are roughly 17,000 people with a minimum of 9,000 kills each. Using that minimum alone, the Xbox 360 community has at least 153,000,000 kills in less than a year.

Now . . . given that:

A) there are thousands of additional players ranked lower than me (e.g., I have a friend ranked ~28,000th with his ~6,300 kills) whose kills are not in that number, and
B) the top 15 players have between 100,000 and 150,000 kills each

. . . I'd estimate that the Xbox 360 version of the game alone, has probably hit somewhere in the range of 400-500 million kills in the 11 months that it's been out.


Given all that, I see the community hitting 43 million for BF 1943 in about a month . . .
Commented on 2009-05-29 16:58:47
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Commented on 2009-05-29 17:16:23
O come on guys this is f*cking wicked, wha ta wicked way to unlock DLC's or additional maps in the game, not by a signle player reaching a goal but by the entire community of online gamers reaching the goal....

Its a wicked idea for map unlocks and items like that, because it allows for the game to grow on its own and as soon as the community starts to really move more sh*t unlocks its a nice idea.
Commented on 2009-05-29 17:30:49
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Commented on 2009-05-29 20:16:15
43millions. this will go fast. 2 million downloads on every platform and than just 11 kills from everybody. i would say in 10 days (after the 1. million download) the new map is unlocked;)
Commented on 2009-05-29 21:03:16 In reply to staatsfeind1234
Posted by staatsfeind1234
43millions. this will go fast. 2 million downloads on every platform and than just 11 kills from everybody. i would say in 10 days (after the 1. million download) the new map is unlocked;)
Doesn't work like that. 43 millions kills on the specific platform unlocks it for that platform, each platform must make the amount to get the unlock. So we could see a real discrepancy in unlock times.
Commented on 2009-05-29 22:24:14 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
Doesn't work like that. 43 millions kills on the specific platform unlocks it for that platform, each platform must make the amount to get the unlock. So we could see a real discrepancy in unlock times.
than everybody must kill 22 people ;)
Commented on 2009-05-30 11:31:32
lol yeah, not too much tbh.

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