In the ‘Nam
By Dwip March 23, 2004, 7:55 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Battlefield: Vietnam is worse than crack. Much worse. Nevermind that it makes me feel strange to enjoy a game based on this particular war, in ways that I wouldn’t feel about, say, World War II. I’m not sure why that is, but whatever. At any rate, the game’s fun.

So Cole, Whir, and I are all playing last night. Quite a lot, actually, considering we played a lot the night before, too. And it appears that Cole’s the designated chopper pilot, because he’s the only one of us who can actually do it, Whir’s the designated sniper, and I’m that one guy over there with the M-60 and the LAW, who’s job is to play hide and go seek with with T-54s and BTRs. And let me tell you right now, unless you’ve got a tank handy, BTRs are nasty, nasty suckers.

So anyway. It’s like us three and a couple of bot flunkies on around 20 NVA bots. And there’s a whole lot of Communist killing going on, such as in Quang Tri 1972, where we’re fighting them in our one spawn point, their tanks and everything, and we’re respawning and getting shot before taking two steps, and we at one point have to evac to a spawn point we stole, which meant we were without a spawn for a bit, and I was out of the game. Oh yeah. And I got to play hide and go seek with a pair of T-54s at the same time.

Or there’s the whole Operation Hastings thing, where we leap in a Huey, drive it over top of their main spawn point, and eject, capture the spawn point, and then valiently attempt to hold off wave after wave of fanatical VC.

Or there’s the couple of games Whir and I played on the exact same server settings as when the three of us played, and we barely scraped out a couple of wins with like 1 point and 3 points. Intense times.

Then there’s me, who in an effort to be different, decided to play NVA for a while, on the off chance that their weapons weren’t as sucky as I had remembered. They are, with the exception of the AK-47 and the RPG. Plus there are confusion issues. Like when you come around the corner, see a bunch of guys with red names, and you’re like “DIE EVIL COMMUNIST SCUM!” as you spray the group with your…AK-47. Crap. Or that time in Hue, when I’m following this dude around for like a block, right behind him, and then he turns around and I realize he’s got an M-16, so I quickly yank out my gun and shoot him.

Also on the “fairly bloody intense” sheet, another time in Hue as an ARVN trooper, who’s gunning down lots of NVA with my M-60. Hear somebody shooting at me, turn around, and here’s this guy right behind me blazing away. The 60’s out of ammo. Ack. Pull out the handgun under fire, and empty the clip. He falls, right as time gets called.

Yeah. Fun game. Very fun.

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avatar Comment by Clyos #1
March 24, 2004 at 12:36 am

Buah, you completely understated the importance and the coolness of my Chopper driving, much less how we rode around with Ride of the Valkyries playing. The rest was fairly accurate and l337, though you did forget my leetness as a combat engineer.

avatar Comment by Dwip #2
March 24, 2004 at 12:38 am

You know, I did forget the combat engineer part. That was cool.

And yeah. We had mad Apocalypse Now chopper action going on all night. It was sweet. Gunning down Communists to Ride of the Valkyries and all that.

avatar Comment by Whir #3
March 24, 2004 at 1:54 am

I 4r3 sn1p3r