I'm tired of joining servers and swapping around in squads looking for other people who want to stick together and play as a team. In my experience, just one good squad can win the whole round while everyone else is fighting over getting in planes and choppers. I'm about to give up and just start forming squads and trying to lead, but I really just want people to play together. Are there any tips for making this happen?
I can only provide you with some suggestions;
- Try to find servers that are focused specifically on team work, search for these on Google or websites dedicated to Battlefield multiplayer.
- Contact players whom you've played with that have an interest in team work like yourself and play together frequently on the same server. This is often easier if you know the players i.e. work colleagues, friends etc.
- Do try and lead, You can often surprise yourself with how well you can organise things with complete strangers. If you do a job that involves managing different people e.g. emergency services worker, then you will already have the skills to do this. If you are not then doing this can still be very beneficial because it will give you an outlet to practise and improve your communication and logistical skills.
Hope this helps.
Surprisingly nobody have mentioned the most obvious course yet.
Join a clan
There are plenty of clan servers out there and a lot of them advertise openly that they are recruiting. A clan is a group of people that play together for improved teamwork and fun. They can be relaxed/causual or dedicated/hardcore or anything in between. You just have to find one that match your dedication.
It's much easier to join an existing clan than trying to start one from scratch!
Some things I would look for in a clan (your preferences might vary though):
- Democratic rule with no leader. This is gaming with friends, not the military.
- 18+ age limit.
- Clear ethics regarding behaviour and rules of conduct, but no public whining when outsiders don't play according to their morals. In other words friendly and honorable.
- No required playtime, required meetings or other silliness.
- Roughly the same time zone.
- Required VoIP.
Go scouting online for people that you notice are good then Try to add them as a friend. Do this till you have a team that works well. Make them play together often or they might not get along and the extra time makes you realize everyones strengths; knowing there strengths will help you better orginize your team.