Just going to make a quick guess and assume that the gun grade is based purely upon TTK, otherwise the Famas would not be so far up. Also, why do the pistols have TTK and the Semi-Auto snipers have no TTK
Rating system colors should be reversed, ie red bad, green/blue good. Also, rating systems are a bad idea, since they're always tainted with personal opinion. I don't like showing capacity as the +1 value. It's too misleading and unnecessary. An icon or something that shows what weapons get +1 in the chamber would be better. There's no need for rounds per second. I can't tell if you put a rating value on recoil or what, but the real recoil values are what actually matter. Finally, there are no spread values, which are very important.
Overall, I think the chart needs a lot of tweaking. I will say that I like the straight, spreadsheet format, and I'm glad you put in the fire modes and actual reload times. On a random side note, I really don't like Symthic's new chart, so something like this would be nice. I could make one myself but...eh. I do enough with spreadsheets at work.
Ahhh I can't look at this. I'm having fun with my late start in BF3, and every unlock is so mysterious. Must..not..have..statistical..bias
Once you look, there is no amount of bleach that will wash out the information! ;D
But I wouldn't worry about it. There is no magical combination that is hidden in the numbers which no one else is using. Just remember, as a rule, Heavy Barrel on everything you can. Grip on heavy-horizontal recoil. That's about it. Oh, and also ALWAYS USE EXTENDED MAGS for maximum epicness.
What is everybodys opinion on which is the best LMG? Excluding the AR style LMGs, that is. I haven't really used the support class, and basically my knowledge of it consists of M249 = high RPM, and PKP = high damage over range.
Is grip even worth using on them? The way I see it, if you're not using them to lay down heavy accurate fire then use an AR.
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Post by didjeridu on Sept 30, 2012 13:04:55 GMT -5
Normally there's no such thing as "best," but I'd say belt LMGs are an exception. PKP gives the best balance of recoil and rate of fire, as well as having the best reloads of the high damage LMGs. The positives of the M240 and M60 aren't worth the negatives. The low damage belt LMGs aren't worth using, unless you plan on exclusively close range combat with the M249.
The only belt LMGs I'd use a grip on are the M249 and the M240, and the M240 is only there as a different flavor of close range combat. The M240 is still better off in a traditional bipod role. While belt LMGs get better grip bonuses, they have higher spread than traditional weapons, and the grip only makes it worse. If you want to run and gun with an LMG, that's what the M27/MG36/L86 are for.
I use the M60 for the recoil, but that's just my personal preference (and it's the M60, enough said). If I had to go by raw performance, then the PKP wins. But that could also be preference as well, since I reload every chance I get, and the M60 is terribly slow at reloads. PKP on the other hand, is pretty nice. Still, they're pretty close, even if I give the PKP the slight edge.
M240 on the other hand, isn't. As is, it's just a bad PKP. Although to its credit, it's still my favorite LMG when it comes to looks. They should buff it to 750 RPM (like it should be already), and lower the max damage to 30 to prevent turning it into death incarnate at close range. But this is DICE we're talking about, and they'd rather stick to "bullet uniformity" than actually balance weapons.
Anyway, RPK for laser mode. Hey DICE, making the AKs the weak, no-recoil weapons is not cool. Not sure if I've mentioned that, but just throwing that out there. But seriously though DICE, I hate you.
For belts, the recoil doesn't really matter when using the bipod. If you want an LMG that has decent recoil out of bipod (without being complete trash like the T88/LSAT), then the M249 and M60 are good choices. The M60 might seem like it has heavy recoil, but most of it is just visual, and pure vertical is easy to control. The M249 isn't as good for semi and short bursts, but its recoil makes it self correcting for longer bursts and full auto fire.