first of all i want to say lets ignore the PC version of this game for the purpose of this thread, since the majority of people who play xbox/PS3 do not play on their PC, for whatever reason. BF3 by the numbers, what i mean by that is, the 16v16 set up this game is going to have. 16v16 doesnt look like its going to be enough, and this is why i say that.
1. lets just use a few constants, and base this off of the previous BF game, on a usual map there would be 2 tanks, 2 humvees, 2 quads, and sometimes a helicopter. take the tanks, and lets say there is 2 people per tank, and dido for the humvees, and usually 3 per helicopter, thats already 11 people in vehicles. now quads are used for transportation, so for them i input a 0 into this equation.
2. Take into account the snipers, theres usually 1+ sniper per squad (thats being generous) which brings our total up to 15 players per team. that leaves 1 person per team either playing as an assualt or medic, or engineer.
3. if this game is anything like the previous BF then the respawn time will be short, and vehicles will be aplenty. so there will be a constant flow of players using them over thier weapons.
These are just the rough numbers of course based on only speculation, and i could be very wrong and maybe vehicles wont play a major role lol, but to me this is insane, i know (if i want a game with no vehicles just play cod) well to counter that, i like the feel of BF gunplay much better than cod gunplay, only problem is the gunplay i enjoy is somewhat non existent. (im refering to what the final product will be like, not the beta)
Is anyone else worried about this? or am i just putting too much thought into this? just seems like 16v16 wont be enough, and this game will be dominated by vehicles and snipers leaving players like me (who like to rush with AR and play the objective, IE arming/disarming bombs, hopeless) maybe theres a reason they left out the vehicles in the beta, and maybe its because the developers realized that with the addition of vehicles, players like me will be turned off by this game. just some food for thought.