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post #8521 of 16243
The avs server was running strong with randoms after work last night. I only got a couple matches in on it (Caspian Rush and Wake 5 flag - nice picks!), but it was a good group in there. I'll throw some money towards it if it stays that way - I like the custom map rotations.

Finally gave the L96 a shot - like it, but man, how long does it take to unlock the ACOG and straight pull bolt? Think I got about 50 kills with it - thought that would give me one of the two. I don't understand why DICE doesn't have a weapon progression chart in-game. Do you guys use it as a sit back and snipe weapon or as an 'assault recon? I felt it was a little more geared towards sitting back a bit, but I was stuck with the 8x scope.
post #8522 of 16243
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Originally Posted by ballen420 View Post

Finally gave the L96 a shot - like it, but man, how long does it take to unlock the ACOG and straight pull bolt? Think I got about 50 kills with it - thought that would give me one of the two. I don't understand why DICE doesn't have a weapon progression chart in-game. Do you guys use it as a sit back and snipe weapon or as an 'assault recon? I felt it was a little more geared towards sitting back a bit, but I was stuck with the 8x scope.

I don't remember the unlock progression but the ACOG is pretty decent. Straight pull is a necessity in my opinion, so do try and stick with it until you get that. I normally try and sit back a ways while using that gun but I've run ACOG or Red Dot with it and had some success up close and personal. When you unlock straight pull bolt be sure to give it a full couple of seconds before firing your next shot or the accuracy is horrid.
post #8523 of 16243
MPH- do you have paypal? If you made everyone admins we might as well set up a donation and keep it up if it stays populated, especially if its noticed that there are people returning, and its not killed by 12 avsr's vs them haha.
Also- Might add avsforum - xbox area etc... to the Server subject line.

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Originally Posted by atlienzz View Post

When you unlock straight pull bolt be sure to give it a full couple of seconds before firing your next shot or the accuracy is horrid.

this is a good tip. you almost have to take a breath, then fire again.
post #8524 of 16243
Yeah when we started last night mph you weren't on so we jumped on a random server.

Afterwards tons of AVSers jumped on including some who don't normally play conquest and it must have been some of the worst CQ games I've played in a while, too one sided. I can see why some might have bad impression of CQ if they play games like this. Enemy team was just whoring vehicles and sniping, and we ending up wining with 300+ tickets it felt like each round.
post #8525 of 16243
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Originally Posted by atlienzz View Post

I don't remember the unlock progression but the ACOG is pretty decent. Straight pull is a necessity in my opinion, so do try and stick with it until you get that. I normally try and sit back a ways while using that gun but I've run ACOG or Red Dot with it and had some success up close and personal. When you unlock straight pull bolt be sure to give it a full couple of seconds before firing your next shot or the accuracy is horrid.

Thanks for the tips. I've yet to use a rifle with straight pull bolt yet - I'll check BF3stats or Battlelog when I get home to find out how many kills left to open it up. I like it - lot of one shot kills - I just felt I needed to put some distance between myself and the target to use it, unlike the SKS which I can get up close and personal with (and iron sights were great on).

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Originally Posted by htskinner View Post

MPH- do you have paypal? If you made everyone admins we might as well set up a donation and keep it up if it stays populated, especially if its noticed that there are people returning, and its not killed by 12 avsr's vs them haha.
Also- Might add avsforum - xbox area etc... to the Server subject line.

Maybe we can see who's interested in donating and see how much we can put together. Isn't it $50-60 for 6 months? Might be better than renewing every week. I think over the next week or two we'll start seeing a lot of servers disappearing.

One of the key things that needs to be done to keep it in everyone's favorites is constant administration. Balance is key - the servers I've really enjoyed playing on are the ones where the admins are constantly balancing it - not letting teams get stacked one side or the other - and switching players around when it does. Not sure how easy or hard it is to maintain in game, but listening to the guys talking while doing it sounded fairly easy.
post #8526 of 16243
I'll donate and volunteer to help manage the server when nobody else is on. PayPal will probably be the best bet.
post #8527 of 16243
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Originally Posted by atlienzz View Post

I'll donate and volunteer to help manage the server when nobody else is on. PayPal will probably be the best bet.

Can't we gift points too? Never done it but something in the recesses of my mind tells me it's there.
post #8528 of 16243
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Originally Posted by lordxar5 View Post

Can't we gift points too? Never done it but something in the recesses of my mind tells me it's there.

Yeah I forgot about that, never done it but I know the functionality is there. So do we just donate to MPH?
post #8529 of 16243
Sounds good.
Along Harpua's lines, I'd say throw it up for a month for now. Put the avs info in there. And don't kill the server, lol.

Also did anyone notice under the squad screen you can change your voice comm from squad to team? Has it always been like that?
post #8530 of 16243
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Originally Posted by htskinner View Post

Sounds good.
Along Harpua's lines, I'd say throw it up for a month for now. Put the avs info in there. And don't kill the server, lol.

Also did anyone notice under the squad screen you can change your voice comm from squad to team? Has it always been like that?

Yea team chats been there all along. We just haven't ever used it. I'm not sure if you have to set it every match though?
post #8531 of 16243
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Originally Posted by htskinner View Post

Sounds good.
Along Harpua's lines, I'd say throw it up for a month for now. Put the avs info in there. And don't kill the server, lol.

Also did anyone notice under the squad screen you can change your voice comm from squad to team? Has it always been like that?

We've used it when there were more than 8 on a team, or the parties kept being stupid (people in/out/in/out/etc). Works decent, but kinda glitchy at times. Better than nothing!
post #8532 of 16243
oooo thats the first time i've ever even looked down there haha.
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post #8534 of 16243
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Originally Posted by Ambrose View Post


How the hell do guys get games like this where they can casually waltz into a pack of 6 guys and just shoot them all in the face without a single bullet being fired back or where seemingly every bullet misses? I've played against some pretty poor teams before, but never ones that were THIS bad. They had 11 colonels, for Hell's sake.
post #8535 of 16243
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

How the hell do guys get games like this where they can casually waltz into a pack of 6 guys and just shoot them all in the face without a single bullet being fired back or where seemingly every bullet misses? I've played against some pretty poor teams before, but never ones that were THIS bad. They had 11 colonels, for Hell's sake.

Yea, I agree with you. You have 6 guys and not one bullet hits him. I'm begining to think the Holo sight is use less now. Played last night with somone ranked level 95. They should have said ranked "no life" instead.
post #8536 of 16243
"Clever girl." LULZ.
post #8537 of 16243
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Originally Posted by ballen420 View Post

Finally gave the L96 a shot - like it, but man, how long does it take to unlock the ACOG and straight pull bolt? Think I got about 50 kills with it - thought that would give me one of the two. I don't understand why DICE doesn't have a weapon progression chart in-game. Do you guys use it as a sit back and snipe weapon or as an 'assault recon? I felt it was a little more geared towards sitting back a bit, but I was stuck with the 8x scope.

ACOG scope at 50 kills, straight pull bolt at 60. Also, I will second atlienzzz, you should wait a second before firing another shot with the straight pull bolt or else you will shoot the sun. With the added OHK box to the chest (within 15m), you can be more aggressive but your accuracy has to be spot on. Just make sure to keep your sights up when you go around corners and retreat if you are being suppressed. When sniper rifles are suppressed they are completely worthless. Even though you are ADS at someone, your bullet will defy the laws of physics and fly to some random place.

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Originally Posted by lordxar5 View Post

Can't we gift points too? Never done it but something in the recesses of my mind tells me it's there.

Back in 2007 there was a beta program that allowed you to gift points, but that has been discontinued. I had some extra points I could have donated too.
post #8538 of 16243
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Originally Posted by jsacevedo View Post

Back in 2007 there was a beta program that allowed you to gift points, but that has been discontinued. I had some extra points I could have donated too.

Well that stinks. PayPal it is. Or I guess we could buy a point card then message the code to somebody.

I have about 3000 points right now so if none of this works I can start one up for a week if people are wanting to play when MPH's runs out.
post #8539 of 16243
Got d@mn recoil!
post #8540 of 16243
Anyone notice that the points received for laser designating targets has changed since the patch?

I unlocked CITV last night for tank and was getting 20-40 points for designating, and got up to 90 points when my laser designated target was hit. I don't remember getting points for a hit target while using the SOFLAM.... is this new or unique to the CITV station?
post #8541 of 16243
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Originally Posted by mark_j View Post

Yeah when we started last night mph you weren't on so we jumped on a random server.

Afterwards tons of AVSers jumped on including some who don't normally play conquest and it must have been some of the worst CQ games I've played in a while, too one sided. I can see why some might have bad impression of CQ if they play games like this. Enemy team was just whoring vehicles and sniping, and we ending up wining with 300+ tickets it felt like each round.

Til we ran into that ANA crew or whatever they were called... ouch.
post #8542 of 16243
Thanks for the additional tips, Shmoopy.

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Originally Posted by Hksvr4 View Post

Got d@mn recoil!

Got d@mn Flash Suppressor.

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Originally Posted by ahartig View Post

Anyone notice that the points received for laser designating targets has changed since the patch?

I unlocked CITV last night for tank and was getting 20-40 points for designating, and got up to 90 points when my laser designated target was hit. I don't remember getting points for a hit target while using the SOFLAM.... is this new or unique to the CITV station?

I noticed this for both SOFLAM and CITV. You still get 10 for the designation, but now if it's hit, it seems you get points for each person that is in the vehicle. It used to be a single 'Target designated hit' bonus, but now there are multiples - my only guess is the number of passengers affects it. 300 for the friggin medal - takes forever. Think there is a dog tag for 5 laser designation medals too - WTF?
post #8543 of 16243
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Originally Posted by coyote_5 View Post


Til we ran into that ANA crew or whatever they were called... ouch.

Yes indeed. I ragged quit on firestorm. I went 0-11 in about 10 mins. I placed 2 c4 on a tank, then hit the switch, nothing happens. The tank kills me with a point blank shell. Also, I shot a rocket into a disabled tank and all I get is a hit marker and a kill assist. All I was getting was kill assist after another. I had 99 kill assist. Wth!
post #8544 of 16243
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Originally Posted by Hksvr4 View Post

I had 99 kill assist. Wth!

I've had 100 kill assist before.

What, a squadmate came in with halitosis and breathed on him while he died from my bullets?
post #8545 of 16243
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Originally Posted by coyote_5 View Post


Til we ran into that ANA crew or whatever they were called... ouch.

Something was going on with that crew, don't know what but it wasn't right.
post #8546 of 16243
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

I've had 100 kill assist before.

What, a squadmate came in with halitosis and breathed on him while he died from my bullets?

I've got one of those once.
post #8547 of 16243
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Originally Posted by Hksvr4 View Post

I've got one of those once.

Sigh. After taking a week off, tried some games today. If I never see another Team Deathmatch again, that would be great. Throw every last ounce of strategy out the window and just shoot away. Not for me.

Compound in the new "DICE roll" and all I can say is that the fun has been stolen from this game for me. They've effectively "balanced" the battlefield by making level one noobs just as likely to get kills as seasoned veterans. I got killed by everything from spray-and-pray pistols while shooting people directly in the face, to shotgun blasts taking off 100% of my health from the DAO from 200 yards away. Vehicles are a complete joke now. One Stinger makes my jet go down to 19% and in flames? Really? One single SMAW and my 100% healthy tank blows up? Seriously? THIS is suppoedly a good thing?

I know that some were crying rivers of tears at not being able to take out tanks, choppers, and jets by themselves, but this is ridiculous. Throw in the randomness of "you might kill someone, OR they might be able to just turn around amidst a hailstorm of bullets and shoot you in the face," and this game is busted now.

Sorry to be so negative, but I miss my once great game that I've put hundreds of hours of playtime into.
post #8548 of 16243
Have an hour of usage time with the M26 Dart gun now. It is ridiculous. I had raged about the USAS frag rounds before the patch, but that pales in comparison to the M26 now. I'm only speaking for myself using this in team deathmatch but there just isn't much you can do against this gun. Not too many people running around with it yet but they will.

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3...77967265/xbox/
post #8549 of 16243
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Originally Posted by Ambrose View Post

Have an hour of usage time with the M26 Dart gun now. It is ridiculous. I had raged about the USAS frag rounds before the patch, but that pales in comparison to the M26 now. I'm only speaking for myself using this in team deathmatch but there just isn't much you can do against this gun. Not too many people running around with it yet but they will.

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3...77967265/xbox/

Already been a vic. Wasn't impressed.
post #8550 of 16243
It's a mistake/glitch on DICE's part. If you equip the under-slung M26 then it receives the benefits of the 3rd attachment slot for the weapon.

If this is the heavy barrel then the M26 receives up to a 75% spread reduction (adding to accuracy and range enormously) as well as slower damage drop off (adding to range enormously and making your aim less important).

It's a mistake, so I'm pretty sure it will be patched. But if this catches on, expect to see the G3 with under-slung M26 dart destroying you from 20m away on a regular basis.

The flash suppressor and sound suppressor also add their effects, so you can have a silent M26 but the Heavy Barrel combo is the problem.
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