Medal Of Honor Should Let Soldiers Lay Down And Shoot, Gamer Argues

Gamers have needs. They have requests for the games that they play, some of these demands surprisingly specific. Today, let us consider the case by one gamer for the ability to shoot from a prone position and some accompanying news.

A writer and apparent member of the US Coast Guard who writes by the name of BaTs argues that the new Medal Of Honor should allow a prone posture. Why?

Going prone is a tactic that not every player wants or use. But for defensive players like myself find it essential. Imagine being with a squad needing to defend a structure or corner of the street. You can lay prone with your M249 SAW Machine Gun aimed down range to pick off targets as they run at your position. Your shots will be well placed and more accurate then standing or crouching in real life.

I guess what I'm getting at here is that Medal of Honor has the opportunity to become a military simulation better than America's Army, Battlefield Series, Call of Duty series, and Operation Flash Point. It should have all the tools, tactics, and features necessary to play how you would actually fight on the battlefield. If you don't want to go prone, then don't. But don't take it away from gamers that do.

BaTs notes that players could not go prone in Battlefield Bad Company 2, supposedly due to the developers wanting to keep players moving and the game flowing swiftly.

I checked with EA and learned that the single-player mode of Medal of Honor will indeed allow players to make their soldier go prone. The multiplayer mode, which is being developed by a different team, the ones who made Bad Company 2, will not.

Read the rest of BaTs case for the full argument about why military shooters should have the prone option. Also read it if you want to know what "dolphin-diving" is, which I didn't know about until today.

This is a specific request, to be sure, but I get it. After all, it's not much different than caring whether the next Bionic Commando has a jump button, right?

Medal of honour and the Prone Debate [Off Duty Gamers]


    Poor lil camper can't camp anymore. Tisk tisk

      I agree, there should be a full stance option in both multi and single, as he said it's up to the player to use it. I for one am a 'tourist' I don't camp I defensively take a position, kill someone and move on. All these people that complain about camping, I don't understand why they think other players shouldn't camp unless they snipe and want targets and if thats the case you are camping as well. Grow up and realize that defensive positioning 'camping' is fine. It gives me a chance to sneak up and slit throats.

    You want simulation? Play ArmA2.

    Why dont they make "no prone" in multiplayer only then, keep it in single player. Whats so hard about that?

    I will not be buying this if it doesn't contain prone, I'm sick of really great shooters lacking the ability to lay down. I don;t know how many times in farcry2 and battlefield I could have averted death had I been able to hit the ground for's just not acceptable with todays standards

    My god. I hate it when people resort to this argument.

    I'm not at all against going prone in a game, but when you're playing a game that doesn't allow it, how about you learn to adjust from any CoD et al. habits/concepts, and NOT put yourself in a position where your only choice is to take cover behind that shin-high piece of debris?

    Developers aren't retarded; they're not going to riddle the environment with cover that can only be utilised in a prone state when their game doesn't employ that mechanic.

    Such an argument is akin to complaining that your sub-par threesome the other night would have been SOOOO much better had you had two penises and hence, simultaneous boning power.

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