am i just stupid, or does anyone else not know how to aim artillery. my style goes like this, get in artillery, shoot where camera is, then watch and adjust each time. it usually takes about 10 shots before i know where i am, and if i'm hitting anything. i just read the manual and it doesn't say shit to what i need. please help out a poor sap like me.
i think the way they designed to shoot it is primitive
you have to axises - on the left - it shows ur hight (power - how far ull go) on top - where you are aming at. udjust the top one to the target - make the tank point to the middle of the target, or somewhere close. try to figure out how high you have to be, and then when you shoot 50% 50% ull get it.
3.05 - How do I use artillery?
There are a number of excellent, thorough web pages on this topic: Stewart's, Khyron's, and GunMod's.
The short (?) answer is that a scout uses his binoculars on a target, and if you're in an artillery piece (coastal gun, or self-propelled) you'll see a little rocket icon over your defensive strength. The icon will last 120 seconds or until the scout is killed, whichever comes first. Right-click your mouse and you get a circle around the scout's view (the overhead map will show you where the scout is looking from and at). You are the little tank-looking icon on this circle - as you rotate left and right this icon rotates, too. Aim its muzzle at the center of the view (and note how the yellow bar on the horizontal axis moves). If you can't line it up, it means you'll need to get in the driver's seat and rotate the artillery piece a bit. Now give some altitude by going up and down (and note how the yellow bar on the vertical axis moves). Fire with a mouse left-click, and you'll see your shot travel and hit the landscape from the view of the scout. If your shot went short, raise the altitude of your next shot, or vice versa (you'll see a ghost of your previous altitude on the bar).
As a scout, please don't keep spotting new locations every few seconds - this drives artillerymen crazy (it kicks them out of their view of the battlefield) and is pointless. Just spot once and stay alive for two minutes. If you are an artilleryman and need something to shoot at, hit F2 F6, which sends the message "Artillery ready for barrage".
This was taken from the BF1942 Files site. It has a few FAQ's you might find helpful as well...
thank god you guys helped me, i think i'll actually be useful in online games now, especially on 73 easting :nodding:
its a bit hard to get the right feeling for the aiming part, but if you got it, artillery is quite fun to use. i love it cuz you can send devastating bomb carpets from a safe distance.
Fat Freddyits a bit hard to get the right feeling for the aiming part, but if you got it, artillery is quite fun to use. i love it cuz you can send devastating bomb carpets from a safe distance.
You can really do damage with the DC MRL. Nail the enemies plane campin runway. That will give u some killz.
So from now on there will be a method to my madness.