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MattMarlin

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#1 16 years ago

Right, I have read all the guides about using artillery, but am a little confused still.....

When using the artillery gun, and you right click to see what the scout has spotted, I have problems seeing how you can hit your target properly.

You get little yellow lines up which denotes the mid horizontal and vertical points of your gun (right?)

But is it just trial and improvement before you hit your target, or is there any sore of skill involved?

I don't know? Maybe I am just being crap.

On a separate note, I got Roads To Rome last night. It is the NUTS!!!!!!!!!! :dance: I know what I am doing this weekend (well, apart from getting an MOT for my car!!!)




Dr.H8

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#2 16 years ago

im afraid so.but to make it easyer you bring out the map and allign your artillery so that it faces the target then you need less shots to hit it




apocalypse_kid

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#3 16 years ago

You can line up your gun on the target easily enough by using the central cross hair and little tank icon to point at target, once you're done that leave the distance crosshair in the middle and fire off a shot to judge distances. Once that's done you should be able to get spot on with two or three more shots at most.

Have fun

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MattMarlin

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#4 16 years ago

Well thanks for the advice but I am still not sure I get it!:(

I guess there is no helping some people!

I take it the only thing the Scouts really do to help you is give you "camera" to what you're shooting at, right, and then it is down to you to shoot them, the same as if you were not using the scout.




apocalypse_kid

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#5 16 years ago

Hi MattMarlin,

Are you sure you read the correct arty guides?

When a scout spots for you you press the alt/fire key and get a screen that comes up with a circle and a cross in the middle and two sliders for elevation and direction.

Also you get a little tank icon on the perimiter of the yellow circle which designates your current direction of fire in relation to the target. You adjust your direction slider until the little tank on the big yellow circle is pointing at the centre of the map. Once you have done that you are now pointing directly at the target, then all you need to do is adjust distance using the scout camera for a guide.

Hope this helps

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MattMarlin

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#6 16 years ago

Hey, cheers for SPELLING it out for me, seriously. I think that laymans terms goes a long way.

Cheers once again.:fistpunch:




sejanus

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#7 16 years ago

if you want sometime PM me and I can set up a server you can practice on. I more or less have it down pat now so I can always spot for you and help you out a bit. Good artillery can be a real asset and it doesn't seem to get used enough. Sejanus




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#8 16 years ago

you're right artillery is a really good asset which is rarely used. if a team actually used the artillery correctly and with efficiency they could easily defeat the enemy.




MattMarlin

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#9 16 years ago

Cheers Sejanus,

that is a real kind offer. It is nice to see the community thriving!!

I practiced again this weekend (off line, spotting for my self then quickly running into an artillary piece and shooting!) and god damn it is good.

It is especially useful for that first Roads to Rome map where you're bases are either side of the river. Fantastic!

Take it easy fellas.