In Bad Company 2 it was the horrendous number of snipers (Wookies) that plagued the online multiplayer. In Battlefield 3, those same players spam Mortars.
I was just experiencing this last night as well on BF3. Some guy just kept back on a rooftop launching mortars. Got annoying and I just left the game. I hope this doesn't become a new trend and the snipers in this game are getting to be just as annoying as BC2 now.
whats annoying me is the LMG support spammers. I played a match where almost all of them were using LMG. I think Dice needs to make people who use LMG's run and move slower then normal soldiers. I picked up a LMG and I ran just as fast as someone with a sub machine gun.
You would think this is common sense to slow a soldier down with a bigger weapon. They are meant to be fire support weapons not for CQB.
Just use the MAV in the recon class and mark them for your team to shoot them down.
Tough to shoot them down when they are tucked back in their own spawn.
Even easier to have a support drop a mortar back on their head, even if they're back in the spawn. Teamwork my friends.
Mortars are worse then snipers, they get INF ammo and can take out INF and vehicles at long distance.
Yeah I didn't know this until I experienced it the other day for the first time, I mean so many snipers are campers who want to avoid all one-on-one contact as it is, so um hey here's an idea, let's give them mortars with infinite ammo! wut
Return fire with mortars of your own. Enemy mortars show up on the minimap like sore thumbs. The mortars are fine in the game. If people don't know how to counter them then they shouldn't be playing the game until they learn to use team work and get some skill.
I just mortar them back since they light up my mini-map like a christmas tree. Pretty easy to deal with them IMO.
Is there anything you guys won't bitch about ? Mortars don't one hit kill ,plus the map is fucking huge so move out of the way ,flank them ,spot them .there is so many ways to take care of unwanted obstacle . Seriously that's the most balance game i've played in years . Stop being lazy or just leave . MW3 comes out tomorrow ,go bitch at them !!!
It is a new trend, no doubt about it. The more mortars that are unlocked the more players will be using them. I see a patch coming limiting it's use.
Another patch from EA... We will be waiting a month or so
Sounds like something was not thought all the way through. Hopefully MW3 doesn't miss something like that. Cause it's the best first person shooter of all time.
like how they missed OMA noobtube spam?
Completely agree with you. Nothing is more satisfying than running around the end of the map and getting a mortar spammers tags, like wookies in BC2
But it takes to much fun out of the game searching for spammers rather than playing the game how it was meant to be played.
and how is the game meant to be played online is meant to change every time you play it or it will get stagnated so the mortars Bering new Challenge's you kill them and move on
Same with the snipers, theres no problem. I always make sure to get those prone noobs' tags to make them pay.
Idk about this, I have not had a problem with mortars at all. I don't think I've even seen 2 in 1 game. Yeah it sucks getting mortared, but I've only been killed by them maybe 3 times. I'm at rank 16 right now. I was hyped to get the mortar, only to find out it's not even that great. You need multiple hits to take down a vehicle and you have to get a direct hit to even kill a person. And as soon as you drop one close, the vehicle/person always takes off. Also, you get placed on the map as soon as you set it down. It should stay as is.
The problem isn't 1 or 2 guys doing it... It's when 4,5, or 6 are doing it. Like that article said, it's only going to get worse once more people unlock it. If they're so worthless and underpowered, why are they even in the game? Mortars are lame... Might as well be nOOb tubes from MW2.
learn how to play. if there are 6 of them then you have an easier time defending/ attacking. just saying
Only time I use mortars is to one shot the people who sit there and mortar
Only time I EVER use them too. I have 30+ kills doing that. One guy rage quit cuz I got him 3 times in his spawn spamming it.
i experienced this in metro first time.. the guy was on the defending side (first crates) and in the spawn area (which you'll die in 10 seconds).... I finally said screw it.. went in there knifed the man, and died a second later.
well you see me and my friends always coordinate and well we were using smoke mortars to conceal the enemies approach so when they came out they were right in out sights that and just to scare them out from camping but on its own i can see how the mortar is cheep
It's not cheap if you are using it tactically. The issue is when you have 4-5 players all using the mortars, not caring about the objectives. Using like you are doing, is a decent tactic.
Smoke mortaring is fine. Though I haven't seen a SINGLE person use a smoke grenade besides myself. They are so effective when used right, and if you watch some bfbc2 videos, they are the deadliest weapon lol.
And the smoke-mortar is even better (don't know wether it can really kill someone though) because it is shooting really big clouds - it's awesome.
When there's 5 or 6 of them doing it, it's called easy targets. Get YOUR mortar out, launch it, and immediately pick it up and run away. They'll be dead, and you get to choose a new position to pick off the rest of them. You can be #1 on your team just by killing mortar users with their own handicap.
They just need a reduction in the fire rate. They aren't all that accurate so spammers aren't very effective, just annoying.
I've dubbed spawn mortaring Douche Canoeing. Spread it Around!
Mortar spammers are chumps, they are usually the ones who get nemesis-killed and then take their "I'm mad cuz I suck" frustration out on the real players who want to have fun. What a bunch of weenies!
Do you know how hard it is to get a kill with mortar? I've true countless times with no success. Even when I spot a sniper/mortar that isn't even moving, I can't get a hit. Only thing ive ever hit was a tank. I don't get how you can't hit a red enemy marked that's not moving.
It's not THAT hard... Cause if it was, nobody would do it...
I use it and it is really cheap haha... You get unlimited ammo and can hit anyone considering they give you a map. I think they should limit the ammo like they do in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. But you could also get an ammo pack in ET, so either way you have an endless supply of ammo.
my point of view but snipers are pussies always fighting from afar. get close and get shit done. but ya thats just me.
It's not THAT bad. Yea, it can be a little annoying but its not exactly difficult to avoid them or find and kill them either.
Bu bu bu bu but BF3 is supposed to be a flawless fps that rapes cod on every level...a game where no one camps and mortar spams, just "plays the objective". A game where all the faults are disregarded as "not that bad", where in other games they make them "unplayable". Whatever. Let the disagrees fly people!
It's not game breaking, it's just annoying as hell! Mortars coupled with tactical flashlights that have high beams and OMGWTF.
Yeah I totally get that it's not game breaking, it just amuses me to hear people say "its no big big" and move on. If it were another game, a bigger deal would be made and trash would be talked...so I immaturely spoke up :/
You will find fanboys everywhere - diminishing a whole community because of those stupid people is...well...stupid.
My apologies good sir.
Gets worst in TDM matches because of smaller maps. Played a few games where there were 5 enemy mortar guys spamming the whole map at the same time, very effective in the tehran highway map because of choke points and open field.
I like to mortar the mortar spammer that hides in his spawn. I'll do that till i finish my 300 kills off.
I prefer claymores myself. Nothing more fun than being chased by people as I turn and drop one and they blow them selves to hell.
Good to see that no one has strong opinions on this topic :)
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