Originally Posted by mark_j
yeah I've been doing it the hard way until now lol. In a day got the last 3 jet unlocks on Kharg Rush.
One thing that is super annoying is that I got the final jet unlock but no service star. WTF? I did quit before the round was over so I hopefully I didn't screw myself out of that star just to warn you guys going for the final unlocks.
Yeah I saw on battlelog that you had gotten the ECM jammer, but no sign on the service star. Usually you do get a service star after all unlocks, but it's been so long I can't remember. You should have unlocked a special dogtag - an F-16 with a pinwheel on the nose.
That said, WTF is with DICE putting planes on dogtags that aren't in the game?! F-16 on the service star tag. The jet proficiency dogtag is an F-15.
Anyways, for those of you who have everything, here's my setup for jets:
Rush mode, air dominance assured (server w/no dogfighting allowed or friend in the other jet)
- Stealth [longer time to react/get out of an area]
- OR Air Radar [you don't know who is in the other jet]
- Guided missiles [spot enemies, take out jeeps in one hit, kill people who are trying to repair]
- OR Rocket pods [destroy mines, disable vehicles]
- Flares [breaks lock on everything but guided shell from tank; ECM doesn't work properly]
I'm starting to prefer guided missiles since rocket pods don't kill tanks as fast as the jet's cannon in rush mode. They also lock onto mortars, SOFLAMS, and other equipment.
Conquest mode, air dominance unsure
- Air Radar [so important being able to see where the enemy is]
- Guided missiles
- OR Rocket pods
For Conquest, rockets may very well be better. Tanks typically run smoke, and since the jet's cannons are rather weak against armor, rockets are your best bet for disable/destroy.
Originally Posted by jsacevedo
I am giving up on the jets. I tried to learn them, but I can never stay in the air. Only three things can happen when I get in a jet:
(1) Opposing jet(s) shoot me down
(2) No one is spotting and I cannot find any targets
(3) I crash
The jets seem so ridiculously fast that I cannot get a bead on anything or have a successful strafing run. I can at least fly now and stay in the sky, but I am useless because I can't take anything out. I am admitting defeat.
I only need one more ribbon to complete the entire set - melee ribbon. I almost never melee. I can never seem to get behind guys to knife them, and lately when I have the knife hasn't been working reliably. I took a few deaths yesterday due to this.
Find the server I mentioned earlier. Or just get in a game with someone else, get on opposite sides, and get both jets.
Originally Posted by atlienzz
I need this one and the PDW ribbon to complete the set. I have probably died 50 times recently when the knife animation refuses to kick in. I have no idea what my problem is, I'll be right behind them without them knowing I'm there and I just take a swipe at them and they turn around and blast me. Heck sometimes I'll swipe them and they end up knifing me in return. This is the most annoying BS I've encountered recently, it seems they tweaked this with the latest patch because I used to not have any issues with it. Anybody know a good map/scenario where I can get this ribbon? I know I can get the PDW one I just haven't used those guns at all yet.
Knife - if the knife is being held horizontally, you won't get the kill and dogtag. Wait for the knife to be held vertically, then use it.
Try playing on larger, more open maps like Firestorm, and hunt snipers.