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It seemed like this game should be a lot of fun and I'll give SOE credit for letting people get a good taste of it without spending any money at all but, as indicated in the title, I'm burning out in record time.
I still don't know all of the ins and outs of the game so maybe I'm missing something. I'm sure someone will let me know if I am.
The number one problem I've been having with the game is that I have trouble finding enemies. The most important thing for a shooter game is to have people to shoot at, right? Well---where the heck are they? I'm not exagerating when I say that I spend 99% of my time in the game just running around or driving around or flying around looking for enemies. I do find some but the ratio of time spent "looking" versus time spent "fighting" is very poor.
With aircraft it's easiest to find other aircraft but I have yet to kill a single enemy aircraft so it's hard to get excited about that. It doesn't seem to matter how long I pound the other guy with my guns I can't kill anyone. But then someone gets me in his sights and I last about 2 seconds then boom. I understand that this is because other people have upgrades and I have none but it certainly doesn't encourage me to keep going.
With infantry, finding other infantry to fight is becoming so tedious I decided to come here and bitch rather than keep trying. I think the problem is that there are too many bases to capture and no real reason for opposing sides to concentrate in one area.
I mean, I look at the map and see an area which say "enemy squad detected" or whatever it says, something like that. So I go there thinking I'll find some action but when I get there it's a ghost town. So I wander on to the next base, nope, nobody here either. I can blast terminals or hack them if I'm playing an infiltrator or I can afk at a capture point untill I single handedly capture a base....but what fun is that crap? Sure it gets me experience but I'm afraid I really just don't care. Running from emptry base to empty base hacking terminals for experience is not very entertaining.
So is there some way to find out where a major fight is taking place? I'm fed up with blindly searching the map hoping to bump into an enemy. One day, after single-handedly captureing a base, I sat there watching the capture point for probably 15 minutes and finally, FINALLY...a lone enemy guy showed up to take the base back. I almost hated killing him, this fellow wanderer in the desolate world. But I did, I popped him a couple times with my sniper rifle (whatever the hell it's called) and killed him. Then I felt bad about it because I was alone again, so I logged out.