Post by cptmacmillan on May 9, 2010 11:21:25 GMT -5
The helicopter TOW is useless
Except not, considering it allows you to knock out any vehicle, including a tank, within an extremely short amount of time. Which is very important, considering tanks have ,50 calibers that shred your paper armour. It's also exceptionally handy against buildings when unguided, and you can even get a knack for exactly where it goes when unguided to use it against infantry.
Maybe you don't work with a good co-pilot over Skype like I do? Honestly though, you should stay the hell out of helos if you don't have a partner and let someone else who has do it because there is only one attack helo and you should be letting your team get maximum efficiency out of it.
Regarding the topic, for most things I pick a variety and don't really favour anything over another. The only vehicles where I will always pick the same thing are helos. I always have vehicle armour on the UH-60 and the Mi-24, and I always have alternate weapon on the AH-64 and Mi-28.
I don't think there is enough benefit in any upgrade to merit taking it over Smoke. With the strong proliferation of Tracer Dart Pistols in every game, nothing out there will allow your vehicle to survive longer, and therefore rack up more kills.
Also, most people don't know how cool the Smoke upgrade is on the UAV. It launches 3 smoke grenades in a small spread at your target, and from high enough up that spread makes an instant smoke wall.
Except you can EASILY be re-traced after you smoke, and tracers don't even do anything important to ground vehicles.
You have some very interesting opinions sir, thank you for sharing them. Could you explain your choices a bit to me? While your statement regarding Tracer Darts and smoke is very confusing, I can at least write it off to the likelihood that you haven't actually spent any real time using them. That said, I can't fathom your other choices.
I always have vehicle armour on the UH-60 and the Mi-24
Why? You clearly use it a lot, to the point where you can see some value of communicating with your gunner (I'd be interested in what's so important that you're talking about. "Oh man, I blew that guy up so hard!" "I'm going to fly left now"?) But then surely you realize that the armor upgrade on the helicopter does absolutely nothing useful. Both helicopters are still one shot kills with any rocket launcher with or without armor, and you're talking a difference of 1-3 seconds of stationary heavy machine gun fire. I must be missing something, can you share what it is?
Both helicopters are still one shot kills with any rocket launcher with or without armor...
I believe that is incorrect. The CG is not a one hit kill against an armored helicopter (or at least a blackhawk) without the explosive specialization. The game data can prove it, but I know that this happens to me all the time.