Happy Birthday Stadler!

Happy B’day Stadler!

Today is a special day for Battlefieldo… Our site was founded nearly a year ago by Erik “Stadler” Zuuring. It all started here on Erik’s Tumbler. Erik has grown Battlefieldo into the largest Battlefield 3 Online Community in just over 4 months of being alive. He steers us staff members in the right direction on development, and has more drive and focus on providing the community with their needs than I have ever seen in any video game I have ever played. Erik is the ultimate community manager, and we honestly wouldn’t have such a great, world leading community site and community without him. Erik has recently also been added as a Battlelog Moderator, and also serves the community on the Battlelog forums. We have some pretty big things on the horizon for our site, and our community following, and I know we all rest easy at night knowing Stadler’s at the helm. Happy Birthday bro, and thank you so much for the sweat, blood, and tears you put into the site, and the community.

 

On a less serious note: Be sure to check out Stadler’s “Confession” in our staff confession post. =)

 

 

ROFLMAO : BF3

Series Introduction:

We all know just how hilarious and entertaining the gaming community can be with the endless supply of original videos and parodies. So we’re going to be looking out for the funniest Battlefield 3 Videos to share with you in a new series “ROFLMAO” For each episode we’ll have a poll on our forums for you to vote on which you feel like was the most hilarious video. We’ll then feature all the videos that have won from every episode in this season and host a “Best Of: ROFLMAO Season 1″ finale. Looking forward to showcasing the best original content the BF3 Community has to offer.

Season 1 – Episode 1 — 12/1/11

Video 1:

Battlefield 3: Spaceship Easter Egg (Battlefield 3 Machinima)

Video 2:

The “N” Word

Video 3:

Battlefield 3 Trolling dem Noobs

Announcing STARWARSO.com

Announcing STARWARSO.com

The Battlefieldo Team is happy to announce the addition of our sister site: STARWARSO.com. STARWARSO will be kicking off as a blog originally and will then evolve into what is to hopefully be the world’s largest online Star Wars community. We have so much planned and are so excited to expand our resources and experience over to a new site and a new game. We have so many things on the horizon for not only Battlefieldo, but now also her sister STARWARSO. We’re expanding our team, and if you’re interested in becoming a part of STARWARSO contact us HERE with your resume and online community or technical experience.

 

Stay in touch with our Development and be apart of the founding membership!

You can follow us on Twitter: @STARWARSO

“Like” us on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/starwarso

New Spotlight Series: “DO IT LIVE”

Announcing Series: “DO IT LIVE”

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I’m proud to announce the expansion of the “Community Spotlight” section of our community into what will become a daily segment for us, its called “DO IT LIVE”. The spotlight can be oh so bright sometimes… especially the spotlight of the worlds largest online BF3 community (yea… that’s us). So far.. it seems like our “Articles” section in community spotlight is lacking, while the Videos & Artworkis thriving! I’d love to see you guys putting more content out on the community spotlight, because starting tomorrow I will be picking videos, articles, and artwork out of our spotlight section to highlight on our newest installment “DO IT LIVE!” and give you the Battlefieldo Spotlight you so clearly deserve!

 

Perks:

We’re going to tweet your content

We’re going to Post it on Facebook

We’re posting it on our “News” homepage

You get max Battlefieldo exposure, and mad street cred.

Profit?

Can’t wait to start giving you guys the audience and attention you deserve! See you on the spotlight!

@PR3SIDENT_

Community Spotlight: Cookie

Community Spotlight: Cookie

For those of you guys who haven’t had a chance to meet Cookie, you’re seriously missing out. Cookie is one of the funniest most personable members of our Battlefieldo community. He cracks me the hell up all the time, and has this personality that just makes you enjoy being around him. I’m pleased to announced that Cookie will today be brought on board as our first official ”Clan Recruiter/Welcomer”. In this new role he will assist Grizzle and myself with the recruits, trialists, and driving membership to the clan. Please congradulate him when you see him.

Bio

Cookie, aka Michael, comes from Belgium. He’s still a student and is currently in his final year of High School. He has plans to study IT after High School at university and achieve a Master in Networking Management and Distribution. He keeps him busy with school with his final essay about Cloud Computing and loads of other work. Once a week he goes to MusicSchoolas well (he’s in his final year of it). He has a nice Keyboard to play on, for the experts a Yamaha PSR-1500.

Cookie fell in love with FPS Games from the beginning. The same counts for PC-Gaming. Consoles were never his thing. The first real game he had was Call Of Duty 2, a clean and simple World War 2 Shooter. He signed up with at a non professional clan and made a few good friends up there, but he never got into Call of Duty that much afterwards. He did buy “Black Cocks” to give it another try, but soon realized only the Zombie Mode was descent enough. He also played a few Age Of Empires’ and some Half Life 2 based Mods. After a while he discovered Battlefield, Bad Company 2. Instantly he left Call of Duty buried in dust. As he was searching for updates about Battlefield and the upcoming, he stumbled upon Battlefieldo and signed up.

“Instantly I knew that this was the place I was searching for. 
Quality and Mature are keywords that are present up here. ”

Although Cookie doesn’t have the best rig, he still manages to get pretty descent gameplay… He has an AMD Athlon X4 620 Processor @ 2.60Ghz, A Nvidia Gefore GTX 460 1Gig and a  650 Watt Power supply

He takes life easy, and enjoys some peace and quiet once and a while. One of his favorite quotes is: “We think too much and feel too little”.

Interview:

What were your thoughts on the BETA? And now, with the final being published for about 3 weeks, were you impressed or disappointed with the final build looking back?

 Before the BETA even was released, I was already stunned by the graphic quality of the game. I was excited what the new Frostbite 2.0 engine had to offer. The BETA just confirmed my expectations. Although some complained about game play issues, I didn’t have any problems with it because I didn’t want to complain about the details as it was a BETA. Now the final game has been released I’m just enjoying it even more. I do expect more from the game as its final built, but I’m sure DICE will bring up the updates to fix the bugs as quick as possible. I am stunned… From the beginning ’till the end.

What is your favorite class? Favorite weapon loadout?

My favorite class is Assault. I love the M16A3 with a red dot on it. It’s also a good looking weapon and shoots pretty accurate in my opinion. I’m getting into the support as well with an M249, but that’s when I’m playing as a Russian, ’cause I don’t have the ability to choose the M16A3 then x)

You’re most memorable moment in Battlefield 3 thus far?

I don’t really have my most memorable moment. I like it every single time I play the game. There might be some more memorable moments, but I think they will be there when we start playing BF3 on a tactical, advanced, strategic way. Then I might get some memorable moments (of epic-ness).

Rush vs Conquest? Offensive play style or defensive play style?
I like them both. It depends from time to time which one I’d like to play. Rush is a game I’ve been playing less, but still amuses me a lot. Conquest is a classic one that never gets bored. Lately I’m getting into TDM mode. I’m having this eager to just walk around and practice my shooting. – Some Quick Action. I’m mostly the defensive guy, but try get bypass the enemies and get all of a sudden offensive and pwn them from behind. I’m proud when that plan succeeds  (which is not that often x] )

How long have you been a die-hard Battlefield fan?

I’m not a die-hard Battlefield Fan actually, although Battlefield convinced me quite quick. The first Battlefield I bought was Bad Company 2. Enjoyed it every single time! One of the best games ever back then.

If I was going to give you a copy of Modern Warfare 3 for free, would you play it?
I might play it, just to check it out. I won’t be too amused with it though. After a few days I would just swap back to Battlefield 3. In my opinion Call of Duty has gone the wrong way in innovative FPS Gaming. It’s time for them to notice what DICE pulled off and what they’re up against.

You’re one of our top forum posters, what do you love the most about the Battlefieldo community?

What I love most about Battlefieldo is that there are much space for a good laugh and some jokes, but also can become serious when needed. A good example was the first Clan Meeting. Everyone jokes around in Team Speak, but when it comes to discussing serious matters, we all change in a way to be the most productive community out there. Battlefieldo is built upon a good team that has the abilities to keep a community running. That’s what I admire the most.

 

Thanks to Cookie for his time and hardwork he puts into being an active contributing member of our community.

Community Spotlight: Cookie

Community Spotlight: Cookie

For those of you guys who haven’t had a chance to meet Cookie, you’re seriously missing out. Cookie is one of the funniest most personable members of our Battlefieldo community. He cracks me the hell up all the time, and has this personality that just makes you enjoy being around him. I’m pleased to announced that Cookie will today be brought on board as our first official ”Clan Recruiter/Welcomer”. In this new role he will assist Grizzle and myself with the recruits, trialists, and driving membership to the clan. Please congradulate him when you see him.

Bio

Cookie, aka Michael, comes from Belgium. He’s still a student and is currently in his final year of High School. He has plans to study IT after High School at university and achieve a Master in Networking Management and Distribution. He keeps him busy with school with his final essay about Cloud Computing and loads of other work. Once a week he goes to MusicSchoolas well (he’s in his final year of it). He has a nice Keyboard to play on, for the experts a Yamaha PSR-1500.

Cookie fell in love with FPS Games from the beginning. The same counts for PC-Gaming. Consoles were never his thing. The first real game he had was Call Of Duty 2, a clean and simple World War 2 Shooter. He signed up with at a non professional clan and made a few good friends up there, but he never got into Call of Duty that much afterwards. He did buy “Black Cocks” to give it another try, but soon realized only the Zombie Mode was descent enough. He also played a few Age Of Empires’ and some Half Life 2 based Mods. After a while he discovered Battlefield, Bad Company 2. Instantly he left Call of Duty buried in dust. As he was searching for updates about Battlefield and the upcoming, he stumbled upon Battlefieldo and signed up.

“Instantly I knew that this was the place I was searching for. 
Quality and Mature are keywords that are present up here. ”

Although Cookie doesn’t have the best rig, he still manages to get pretty descent gameplay… He has an AMD Athlon X4 620 Processor @ 2.60Ghz, A Nvidia Gefore GTX 460 1Gig and a  650 Watt Power supply

He takes life easy, and enjoys some peace and quiet once and a while. One of his favorite quotes is: “We think too much and feel too little”.

Interview:

What were your thoughts on the BETA? And now, with the final being published for about 3 weeks, were you impressed or disappointed with the final build looking back?

 Before the BETA even was released, I was already stunned by the graphic quality of the game. I was excited what the new Frostbite 2.0 engine had to offer. The BETA just confirmed my expectations. Although some complained about game play issues, I didn’t have any problems with it because I didn’t want to complain about the details as it was a BETA. Now the final game has been released I’m just enjoying it even more. I do expect more from the game as its final built, but I’m sure DICE will bring up the updates to fix the bugs as quick as possible. I am stunned… From the beginning ’till the end.

What is your favorite class? Favorite weapon loadout?

My favorite class is Assault. I love the M16A3 with a red dot on it. It’s also a good looking weapon and shoots pretty accurate in my opinion. I’m getting into the support as well with an M249, but that’s when I’m playing as a Russian, ’cause I don’t have the ability to choose the M16A3 then x)

You’re most memorable moment in Battlefield 3 thus far?

I don’t really have my most memorable moment. I like it every single time I play the game. There might be some more memorable moments, but I think they will be there when we start playing BF3 on a tactical, advanced, strategic way. Then I might get some memorable moments (of epic-ness).

Rush vs Conquest? Offensive play style or defensive play style?
I like them both. It depends from time to time which one I’d like to play. Rush is a game I’ve been playing less, but still amuses me a lot. Conquest is a classic one that never gets bored. Lately I’m getting into TDM mode. I’m having this eager to just walk around and practice my shooting. – Some Quick Action. I’m mostly the defensive guy, but try get bypass the enemies and get all of a sudden offensive and pwn them from behind. I’m proud when that plan succeeds  (which is not that often x] )

How long have you been a die-hard Battlefield fan?

I’m not a die-hard Battlefield Fan actually, although Battlefield convinced me quite quick. The first Battlefield I bought was Bad Company 2. Enjoyed it every single time! One of the best games ever back then.

If I was going to give you a copy of Modern Warfare 3 for free, would you play it?
I might play it, just to check it out. I won’t be too amused with it though. After a few days I would just swap back to Battlefield 3. In my opinion Call of Duty has gone the wrong way in innovative FPS Gaming. It’s time for them to notice what DICE pulled off and what they’re up against.

You’re one of our top forum posters, what do you love the most about the Battlefieldo community?

What I love most about Battlefieldo is that there are much space for a good laugh and some jokes, but also can become serious when needed. A good example was the first Clan Meeting. Everyone jokes around in Team Speak, but when it comes to discussing serious matters, we all change in a way to be the most productive community out there. Battlefieldo is built upon a good team that has the abilities to keep a community running. That’s what I admire the most.

 

Thanks to Cookie for his time and hardwork he puts into being an active contributing member of our community.

Community Spotlight: SamFisher

Community Spotlight: SamFisher

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to mingle and meet a lot of Battlefieldo’ers SamFisher is definitely one of the coolest cats I know.

Here’s a little about Sam,

He’s been game since he was 5 back in the early 80′s. Started on a Commodore Vic20 playing games and doing basic programming. Moved on to a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k (yes 48k) and hasn’t stopped since. He has a sick-nasty rig currently running: an I7-920 @4ghz, Noctua D14 with a single EVGA GTX560ti. He plans to upgrade to another 560ti at some point in the next month or so… He also just bought a Razer Black Widow Ultimate keyboard, which whilst being very expensive is one hell of a mechanical gaming keyboard. Sam stays kind of busy with work and his 3 kids, and is currently working for a large food retailer in the UK which keeps him in a reasonable apartment and allows him to upgrade his PC when he can. He’s just joined the SAS squad in the BFO community and very glad to see they have 16 members in the squad already. Elite is the squad Captain and is a very funny guy and they are looking forward to some great matches once BF3 releases soon.

 

When did you start gaming?

I started gaming when I was about 5 years old in the 80s (yes I’m old lol) on a Commodore Vic20. The games were incredibly basic and really not that fun. I then moved onto a Sinclair Spectrum 48k (lol 48k) and the games then were really getting better development and much more fun. I’ve been PC gaming for about 15 years now and had many rigs.

What game or experience really pulled you in?

This is quite hard to remember but what really pulled me into PC gaming was Doom. The way graphics are these days and the way we can communicate with TS etc. really makes PC’s the way to play until the next generation of consoles come out. Even then I’d still prefer to play on PC tbh.

Most embarrassing online moment?

OMG my most embarrassing moment happens very frequently when I’m in TS and forgets to press push to talk and realize I’m just talking to myself. Auto activation FTW. I’m sure we’ve all done it

Run and Gun? Sit and Shoot?

Definitely run and gun all the way I’m no good at sniping, but often I’ll be a bit more tactical about approaching situations instead of just running in guns blazing.

Favorite Class/Weapon from the Battlefield series so far?

In the beta I think my favorite class was assault because I wanted to use the medic kit a bit more since I never really used that before. I think I’ll be rolling with my engineer kit a lot as well as I love my flying and vehicles.

Hobbies outside of the game?

My main hobby outside of the game would be upgrading and tweaking my PC. I love the whole process of ordering parts and building a rig from scratch. But sometimes I like to take a break from all things technology and just enjoy my time with my friends and family.

What do you want to achieve from Battlefield 3?

My main goal in BF3 is to work on all my kits starting with engineer, assault, support and then sniper. I want to get all the unlocks for everything and fine tune my skills in both vehicles and my infantry play. Also the biggest thing for me is too have lots and fun and enjoy my time with my friends in TS.

 

Big thanks to Sam for all his help to me personally as well as to Battlefieldo and the community we are building. Couldn’t have done it without great members and supporters as yourself.

Community Spotlight: Ghost Warrior

 

Community Spotlight: Ghost Warrior

Thanks for joining us on our #2nd Community Spotlight, today I’m talking with Ghost Warrior, the 2nd most active user on our forums, and a very large contributor to our community.

Introduction:

Chris “Ghost Warrior” Broun was born in Auckland, New Zealandin 1996. He relocated to Australia 10 years ago in 2001. Chris is currently attending one of Australia’s most prestigious private schools. Chris is currently inquiring about a job in the Royal Australian Air Force and is an ex RAAF cadet. Chris first heard of Battlefieldo on the EA UK forums late last year and noticed when the second the bfo team heard about it there was already an informative article on their website. Chris first made his debut in the video game world playing Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 back in the dark ages. He made his first debut in the battlefield world playing Battlefield:Vietnamback in 2004 and ever since he has been kicking tires and lighting fires across all battlefields (except Battlefield 2, and Battlefield 2142). Chris being primarily a console gamer since the release of the original Xbox and has continued his legacy with the Xbox 360. With the realization that consoles were becoming outdated the conscious decision to switch to the pc platform was made late last year and he has been working towards that goal ever since. His favorite books are Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab, The Art of War by Sun Tzu and some of the old Indiana Jones books. His favorite music genres include: epic, rock, metal, jazz, blues, country, Russian folk, dubstep, techno, electronic, r&b, soul, 80’s disco, 60-80’s rock, grunge, alternative rock, hip hop, pop, whatever the trololol song is and much much more. Chris currently goes by the nickname ‘crispy’ as when Chris B is pronounced it makes the word crispy.

Content/Works:

First Photoshop:

Photo of Ghost Warrior and Daniel Matros & Lars Gustavsson from DICE.

Recent Work:

Interview:

PR3SIDENT: When did you battlefield experience begin, what game?

Ghost Warrior: My battlefield experience first began with Battlefield Vietnam back in 2004. I did not have the most capable internet back then so 100% of my games were local with computer opponents.

 

PR3SIDENT: When did you know that you’re were a blood-born battlefielder?

Ghost Warrior: Since my baptism by fire in Vietnam I had a ‘natural’ affinity and ability to expertly co-ordinate and control vehicles with unparalleled skill. It was like I had been practicing for years. I have never experienced this phenomenon with any other video game series.


PR3SIDENT: Favorite Class/Weapon from BFBC2?

Ghost Warrior: My favorite class in battlefield: bad company 2 was most definitely medic. Medics play a crucial role in my personal ring of friends and my style of team play. I find myself constantly reviving teammates and keeping friendly squads alive and active. My favorite weapon has to be my ammo cannon, nicknamed ‘Garrus’, my Maschinengewehr 3. When Garrus fires in bursts (3-7) rounds, he drops enemies with ruthless proficiency. Garrus enjoys having iron sights only with magnum ammunition and the ammunition bandolier.

 

PR3SIDENT: Most Memorable experience in a video game?

Ghost Warrior: I find this question (on a personal level) very hard to answer. When I play a videogame I develop an ‘emotional bond’ to the game, its story, its characters ect. The 4 most modern memorable memories from video games are:
1. Metro 2033: I found myself in the most immersive, realistic and truly ‘living’ environments I have ever experienced in real life or a virtual world. Metro 2033 is immersive.
2. Red Dead Redemption: I loved roaming around the desert in this pre World War 1 western. I loved the amount of effort rockstar put into this game and made an unforgettable gaming experience. Red Dead Redemption is great
3. All Halo titles especially Halo 3: The halo series has one of the best storylines and inspired so much emotion to come out in me. Halo games are beautiful.
4. Mass Effect 1+2: The Mass Effect series is dope freshness, that expression can only describe that series.

 

PR3SIDENT: 5 Things you want to achieve in Battlefield 3?

Ghost Warrior:
1. Experience a whole new dimension in next-generation online multilayer all out warfare.
2. To become a leading figure within the battlefield community
3. To become one of the most (you know what, why not) the best pilot within the Battlefieldo community. (I have pretty much achieved this, sorry Qrfl, its true).
4. Make some new mates all around the world.
5. Enjoy myself.

 

PR3SIDENT:  What’s is like being apart of the Battlefieldo community?

Ghost Warrior: My thoughts on the Battlefieldo community are as follows: Erik, Chris and the rest of the staff have constructed an absolutely seamless website and has attracted some of the most eccentric, exciting and interesting characters from all across the globe, and I love em’ all.

 

Thanks so much for your contributions to the community Ghost, as well as your continued support. You can follow Ghost Warrior on Facebook , YouTube & Google + .

Community Spotlight: Grizzle

Welcome to the very first “Battlefieldo Spotlight”, the spotlight will be a way that we highlight particular members, their artwork, videos, achievements, and submissions. This gives our beloved members a great opportunity to showcase their work, and also gives us here at Battlefieldo a chance to give back to our awesome following. For more information on the Community Spotlight read THIS post in our forums.

Spotlight: Grizzle

Today I’m sitting down with one of Battlefieldo’s most active and respected members, Grizzle. For those of you who don’t know Grizzle, here is a little Bio on him…

German born, Grizzle has been living abroad for 20 years and is currently living in Shanghai, China. He graduated from a British School in Shanghaiand is now working as an Event Organizer, Event Promoter, Photographer and DJ. In his free time he loves to play PC games and really loves the Battlefield series, started playing back in the BF:Vietnam days. The only down side he has to go through is the Chinese internet. In order for him to play lag free on servers is with the help of VPN software, which helps him out a lot. In September Grizzle heard about the BFO community, joined immediately and is having one hell of a good time with the BFO members on TS and in-game. Often people ask him a lot how he ended up in Shanghai, China. It’s because of his dads business, where ever his dad goes, the family tags a long. Before Shanghai he lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, the city where he was born. Now the time comes, where he has to decide where he will end up next, due to University options. It currently stands at Florida, US or Singapore, Singapore. We will see where he will end up, next year march.

Grizzle’s L33T Videos:

BF3 Beta – Engineer & Support Class Gameplay

BF3 Beta – Assault Class Gameplay

BF3 Beta – James Bond Moment

BF3 Beta – Remembering The Beta

 

Spotlight Interview: 

PR3SIDENT: What is your experience with video editing? Background? Self taught?

Grizzle: I was part of a game filming community called The Blue Entertainment Group. They still exist and they are great guys. We used to sit down and plan out proper video ideas. Our videos were mostly based of the Battlefield series; I had a lot of fun with them. Through this community I got into video editing and it is still very basic, but everything it that I do in the program is self taught. Unfortunately I slowly disappeared from the group, the main reason being the school and ever since the hype for Battlefield 3 started I thought to myself, now this would be the time for me to get back into video editing and in-game recording.

 

PR3SIDENT: Dude, you have 888 posts on our forums as of right now… that’s a pretty wild number, what are your thoughts on the community as a whole being such a large contributor?

Grizzle: Haha yeah, I’m very active on the forums. It’s a lot of fun no doubt. I really love the humor, the discussions and the creativeness that is flowing through the forums. The community itself is very friendly and helpful, when some one needs help we are more than happy to help that member out. No matter what the situation is. “No one gets left behind” pops into my head. We are a growing community and we are growing fast. We can see that every day. Like today for instance, we reached the 10000 posts mark, which is quite impressive for a forum that is still so young. I love it here!

 

PR3SIDENT:  What did you think of the Beta?

Grizzle: I found that the Beta was a lot of fun, even with the bugs and glitches. I mean that’s what a Beta is for, it is there for the community to test it and report certain things to the developer so that they can make it even better and more enjoyable for us, when it’s being released. Which I’m pretty sure that EA/DICE will nail. Hands down. It was sad to see so many ignorant people rage quit the Beta because of so many little things, that DICE fixed within a few days after the Beta has been opened to the public. That’s also a thing that I’d like to address, the speed that DICE worked at to make sure that the Beta is as stable as possible… which it was after few Battlelog forum discussions. I really love their support towards the community.

 

PR3SIDENT: Your Favorite Battlefield Moment?

GrizzleMy favorite Battlefield moment… I think it was the first time I actually stepped foot into my first Battlefield Vietnam Multiplayer game. Yeah that was it, my very first Battlefield multiplayer round… I was just amazed, how awesome it was with all the players, maps. It was different, it was unique with all the teamwork that was involved, the vehicles the sound. I still remember that day as if it was yesterday. That’s also how I got addicted to Battlefield franchise. Fun times back then in the ‘Nam. Haha

 

Grizzle’s Youtube

Grizzle’s Twitter

 

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