This is more like a question but here I go. I like to be the bomber in the jet fighter when I fly with my friend. Now im sure many of you are farmiliar with the way the bombs work with their lock-on ability and their targeting. But it seems like I get a glitch when fireing them mabey 25% of the time. But im not sure if this is a glitch. Sometimes it seems like a target is out in the open full ahead and my mate flys for it I lock-on and fire my missle only the second after I fire my missle all the little boxes on my screen you know the ones that indicate a target all just disappear and my missle goes haywire and doesnt hit anything. Now I did consider that this could be mabey becasue the missle lost sight with the target but it also seems to happen when ive got people out in the open with no obstructions? Can anyone tell me if this is a feature or mabey some kind of glitch or something?
Firstly, when you lock on a target, they hear the warning beep, same as when ground AT are looking at the vehicle. Now, if the vehicle is badly damaged, any smart player will get out of it as soon as he hears the "lock warning" go off, cause in 98% of the time, the vehicle is about to be destroyed.
The laser guided missiles lock on vehicles with people in it. If he gets out, the vehicle is no longer considered a target, and hence all your targetting brackets on our HUD will disappear.
Another thing is that if the bomber's gunner uses any view other then the "laser-missile" view, the aiming gets screwed (not always, but most of the times), and even when the plane is flying level and steady, the locked missile will miss the target. Only way to "fix" this is to get a new plane.
So, for those bomber-gunner-wannabies that like to overtake clanbuddies and get into a plane with a clan member, and then screw up the aiming by using other views (cockpit view, external views): stay in the "laser view", or the moment the pilot determines that aiming is screwed off, he will ditch the plane... with you in it :rolleyes:
MMM we dont ditch eachother we are always chatting our hjearts away in TS. I do know that wehen someone jumps out of a vehicle though locking juts off. And I dont use any view other then the first person laser bomb sight view. I see it must be the bug as it seems quite random and me and my friend have even done some testing like if I fire it the moment I get a lock the second I fire the missle goes haywire or even if I wait the second I fire the missle goes haywire. So just as long as its a glitch and not me I guess im set. I just wasnt sure if I was missing something because sometimes I get gold and other times my missles seem to be drunk.
I hate the stupid missiles in that game, arent they meant to be heat seeking or something along them lines...well i find it rather friking annoying when you are following right behind a bomber in your fighter and he isnt turning and then you get a lock, shoot the missiles, and just before they get to him, they decide they want to be stupid and dodge him, even without him releasing the chafes, what the hell is the deal, especially when the missiles miss him and go to the ground and end up hitting your own vehicle and you get a teamkill punish for it, which is really annoying as hell. I tend to just get the jet now and fly to the enemy airstrip if it is US and i just scrape up all the people running on the deck without shooting them or using bombs (It is so funny to see their comments afterwards, as the last game i did it, and one funny guy on the deck kept on saying "look out here he comes", and then they would all scatter away from the deck, meaning i only get about one of them because they are too slow.... One problem with doing that is when a helicopter or jet spawns while you are scraping the deck, it scares the sh*t out of ya.
I'm Right, You're Wrong
9th January 2004
I have never had the missles magically dodge away from planes. They hit the target all the time unless I lose the lock or the guy goes into a tight turn. Also I do not think that there are any bugs with the aiming system on the laser guided missles it is just as hydraslav says. If someone gets out of the tank then you will lose the lock also if they deploy the smoke grenades you will lose the lock. This is what any smart player will do and I guess that 25% of the time you are shooting at smart players.
Both of you are talking about the wrong missiles! Read people, read. We are talking about Laser Guided missiles for the gunner position in the bomber, not the pilot's missiles
hello [SYN] hydraslav i believe i was just playing a match with you...i forget what server...internode i think it was....or some other one. On Topic: Yes the laser guided missiles, you know...the ones that are meant to be smart :o What a joke that is, i only managed to hit a jet today when i was right up its arse and he was flying straight, and i shot 3 missiles to blow him up....the first one missed and hit a ground vehicle on my own team :mad: (which i am getting annoyed with) and the other two blew him up...but then when i am flying around like a crazy pilot, dodging and weaving all over the place, i get a missile lock, FROM A BOMBER, and this bomber was out manouvering my fighter strangly enough, so basically i was flying around like crazy, noway he could hit me with a missile when suddenly, BOOM! i get shot by his damn missiles, all of them hit me too :confused:. Its also the same with the guided missiles on the ground, the stinger sites do the same damn thing with helicopters, here is this helicopter flying along, goign straight ahead, he has just used his chafe and i take the opportunity to blow him up, and i shoot my 2 missiles....and OMFG AAAH F*CK! HOW DID THAT MISS....they went at the heli and came around behind the helicopter, then decided to dodge it at the last second.....there is something wrong with this game, i hope this is addressed in the next patch.
Jak vara svensk.
4th May 2005
Ok you guys are just way off. This discussion is about the missiles for the gunner position in the bomber aircraft. The ones you fire in a black and white view. And they dont lock on to Helicopters and planes because theyre programmed not to. They lock on to jeeps, tanks, apcs and stinger sites. Thereby the name "air to ground". The trick to hitting your target with them is to keep the crosshair on the target after you get the lock and fire. Sure it has happened to me that they seem to just go haywire but that was because i couldnt keep the crosshairs on the target for long enough.
Also notice that a lot of the accuracy depends on which missile you fire. The first and second ones are on the edge of the wing and will therefore have a tendency to drag to the left or right, while the third and fourth ones are closer to the plane body and are a tad more accurate.
Conface I do realize this but what im trying to say is that now that ive heard of the bug I guess I see whats going on. The same thing happens. When I get another plane I get no rpoblems. And Yes i can tell if they shoot smoke nades. But what im talking about is that the missle lock stay on perfectly UNTIL you fire. if you fire right away or wait a fesw secs the thing still looses lock and the tank is still mving and he hasnt jumped. I know what it looks like when someone jumps out of the tank and most of the time I just guide the missle in manually for a kill what I mean is when the missle goes hay wire and stops responding to commands and ALL the targets on your screen disappear. Not just the one you locked.
Once again thanks for the Info Hydraslav. Atleast now I kno0w there is some bug causing it and it isnt me most of the times.
Natacehello [SYN] hydraslav i believe i was just playing a match with you...i forget what server...internode i think it was....or some other one.
Internode.... last time i heard of Internode was when i was in Australia, almost 1 year ago... I played a lot from various LAN cafes.... but that was on BF42 or BFV.... very weird if someone used my name for a BF2 game there....