Update on Third Person Infantry Alpha Testing

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Salute, all and I hope that your holiday season was relaxing and happy. Before we left for our Christmas break, the team worked hard to deliver an Alpha stage client of our massive overhaul of the third person infantry for you to play with. We're grateful to anyone who took the time to test and report issues. We're closing the Alpha testing, so the Beta server will be shut down later today, but we still encourage you to test in offline mode.

MOTORMOUTHAs previously mentioned, this was an Alpha client, so not anywhere near a finished product. We still have quite a bit of work to do to get a full Beta client released. Toto has begun work on the paratroopers, his first step is recreating the unique texture of the British jump smock. QA is underway on all the animations and on the finished textures as well. That's not the complete list, but certainly some of the more important bits.

We don't have a set date yet for the Beta release, that will come after we've compiled a complete list of work remaining, but a little bird told me that we're closer to the end than the beggining. By the end of January I expect we'll set a release date.

Once again, thank you to all who tested. We hope you all got some sweet screen shots to share!
0 #9 Khamsin 2011-01-21 15:41
Wait, so does implementation of 3rd person mean that in effect we are going to TRIPLE the number of players in the field!
That'd be fantastic!!!

0 #8 somuee 2011-01-18 01:04
its going to be AWESOME to be able to see my flanks with the new 3rd person!!!1!
0 #7 Doc 2011-01-12 17:42
We aren't implementing 3rd person for general viewing, in this respect "3rd person redo" refers to what you see when you look at another player in 3rd person, not at yourself.
0 #6 Dave 2011-01-12 16:02
I agree, 3rd person will be bad for this game. Why would you implement 3RD PERSON CRS?
0 #5 LePou 2011-01-12 10:59
Dave, you are misunderstanding what Third person means. It refers to infantry model that you see as a third person (the other infantrymen). Simply put, it's the skin of of the model.

I hope i'm correct and that it helped you
0 #4 Therancor 2011-01-12 03:22
Third person is a bad idea... It will make Battleground Europe just like any other war game just like Dave said it would be an unfair advantage... It should be left first person only...
0 #3 Collin 2011-01-11 17:39
I think it would be good, Then you would be able to choose whether you like third person or first. There are really no advantages to either just the players opinion
0 #2 volcol 2011-01-11 16:02
Dave, the third person update means updating the character models and animation.
0 #1 Dave 2011-01-07 17:08
I don't think 3rd person is a good idea for this game. It will allow the infantry to see more of the view which isn't fair. Maybe not but that is what I think.
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