Round about February 2003
I got my hands on BF1942.
At first it was a whole new experience with the different
variety of classes, vehicles and weapons you could use. After
a month of playing and sucking drastically at being an infantry
I decided to get my old joystick out and blow the dust off
it. I had used it in the past for flightsims but this was
a whole new ball game. Up to 64 online players in a map and
now I had the chance to prove my worth as a pilot.
At first it was hard to get used to the controls but I soon
found that I had mastered these and noticed that my accuracy
was improving. I then found out how to lead when tailing a
plane, this lead to me being tagged as a cheater in many games
as I was getting pretty good.
So I then fell upon a stat tracking site for Europe and noticed
that I was ranked around the 800th place which I thought wasnt
bad in the whole of Europe. A few weeks later and I was up
in the top 20. Around this time "Road to Rome" the
expansion came out for Battlefield 1942. I had the piloting
skills and now the fast BF110 bomber. It wasnt long before
I topped the Stats and claimed No1 BF1942
player for Europe.
Well I havent really had much to shout about in the online
community as I have always been above average and nothing
else. I was ok at UT, Pretty good at Tribes2 and finally BF1942
as a pilot I shone although I sucked at anything else :-).
Finally I have now moved onto Return to Castle Wolfenstein
- Enemy Territory and seem to be ok at that too.
Anyhow, below are a few screenies I took in some of the good
games I had. Also a link to BF
Tracks, the excellent stat tracking site that I
topped. I have also taken a few screenshots in there too as
it may well not be around in a few years time and its always
nice to have a reminder.
The only ingame scorecard screenshots I have taken are the
ones I sent to DICE showing the unbalanced issues with the
bomber in RTR.