You can do the same type of multiple deployments with the mortar pickup kits. I imagine this could create a formidable artillery battery if properly placed.
cool, i didnt know about that. but it would be pretty easy to kill the gunner(s), just 1 shot to the head. and they can be destroyed pretty easy too, just nade them. maybe just make 2 MG's spawn?this way they wont be over abused (im sure someone will abuse it some how)
It doesn't take a sniper to pop a bullet in the head of deployable MG users......just a rifle is enough.
I don't know what experience you have with deployable mg's, but surviving rate isn't that good behind one. So i doubt it can be exploited at all, no matter how many you drop.
Simply shoot the mg gunner from distance from a clutter of bushes/trees with aiming a common rifle carefully ( he has no idea where that is coming from ) or outflank them by going around some distance.
The best use i saw for MG is overwatching stationary defending friendly tanks being some distance behind them, and spray the satchel charge/AT weapon enemy infantry off of them when they run from the bushes or rise up from a river bank. Bullets won't hurt the tank, so it's fire free.
Deployed in the first ranks of a defence line the MG gunner is usually shot before he can shoot himself......it is a good weapon to overwatch friendly units, not as a first line of defence. At least, that is my experience.
So i am not so afraid for deployable MG abuse.
MrFancypantsWell, how about putting 20 on an important bridge? Would be difficult for a tank to cross it.
Why? The tank passes over them like they're not there....
Slightly cooler than a n00b
27th September 2004
Apro-FIN-I just noticed that it is possible to spam stationary machineguns. The theory had been in my mind since 0.65 was released but now I actually tried does it work. Here is the trick: Deploy a stationary MG from a pickup kit, go near it but DO NOT USE IT! You will soon get new one reloaded but the old one stays on the ground. Here are some pictures I took at SemperFi server: Pic 1: 4 mgs I deployed from on kit + one in my hand Pic 2: Same from different direction Pic 3: MGs started to disappear after a while but there was enough time to man them. Here someone has manned one and shot a couple of shots with it. So... Exploit or a tactic? Like this it would be possible to make great defences (not impossible to defeat but a bit harder)... :naughty:
Hey that looks sweet. Do you know if the bots on co-op will jump in them? I'd like to see a screenshot of 31 bots in stationary MGs killing smacktard bots running into the kill zone.