Well if anyone on my friends list sees me on and wants to play co-op send me an invite.
I'm on PS3.
Last edited by theBOYER; 08-09-2012 at 09:58 PM.
Last edited by theBOYER; 08-09-2012 at 10:15 PM.
Seems like dog fighting is the best way with jets. I've come across some brutal jet pilots while trying to do damage in helis or tanks.
Armored Kill with the AC-130 should give you guys one more thing to target - a large target
I'm a tank or LAV type of guy: 14 stars with the Tank, 1 star with the LAVs.
Yes, I know I have a problem
1804 kills with jets here. (Split over two accounts, first account is a hair away from the 10th Jet Service Star)
Jets aren't a "get in and go" type of thing in BF3, it requires a lot of seat time and experience to get up to a level where you can consistently stay alive and help out your team. It can be really rewarding and a load of fun if you're willing to put in the hours to get a hang of the controls and what to do to get kills and points.
They're not impossible to get kills with, jets just have one of the highest learning curves of any vehicle in the game. Keep in mind that your airspeed will affect how tightly you turn, match your wing angle to the person you're following and try to predict how the enemy pilot will behave so you can be one step ahead and make sure your crosshairs are leading him. The prediction and the leading are by far the hardest to master and comes from experience.
Limiting yourself to dogfighting means you're not going to getting very many kills at all. Jets have a spawn interval, and there are only 2 up in the air for you to take down at any time. Even then, it's hard to get a clean kill with out the hot shot in the other plane crashing his plane or bailing as soon as he takes a couple hits.
Get good with the cannon to take down jets and helis, once you unlock rocket pods, run those and look for enemy vehicles. Once you're sure that there are no threats to you in the air, look for a ground target by spotting (you will only be able to get spots on tanks and jeeps unless you're flying tree-level), gain some altitude, slow the plane, and unload your rockets on the vehicle and follow up with cannon. Usually that will net you a disable or even a kill, if your teammates had been working the tank over already. Once you unlock the guided missiles, step up to that. Same thing: fire your missile at the tank and follow up with a strafing run, you'll usually get a disable. The guided missile also gives you a FLIR cam with magnification which allows you to spot infantry more easily, which is more helpful to your team than you, though with lots of practice, you'll be able to pull off snipes on unsuspecting infantry.
tl;dr: Jet is hard, skill up with cannon, don't circlejerk.
Last edited by kimilein; 08-10-2012 at 04:33 PM.
Kimilein. That last part transcends into kids hovering the spawn destroying and killing players as they spawn. Im all for teamwork but they should color the areas of limitation differently so you can still piss outside the map in a plan or heli but have limited time within the enemy AO.
Idk how many times ivd been spawned killed by a deuschbag player. Also, when that starts happening, team mates give up hope and either leave or act stupid and team kill with vehicles or hopping into the driver seat of a heli and then purposely crash it.
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Last edited by GreenWagen; 08-11-2012 at 10:36 AM.
Things I've learned from Non-hardcore mode:
- Silencers are useless if your weapon doesn't do an obscene amount of damage quickly
- The Mk11 rifle is useless
- Mp7 is useless
- M320 is still 1 shot kill with explosion perk
I managed to shoot down a Heli with a Rib boat with 1 shot. that was pretty much the highlight of the night for my kills...
For 360, if you guys like a good hardcore conquest match on the weekends, the AR15.com guys have our own server and platoon. Spawn campers don't generally get to stay long. Just search for AR15 in the server search. PS3 guys have one too, but I can't say I know how they roll.
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Those are fun to troll though. One of them was a Scout Heli boosting server. The guys would fly from flag to flag and capture flags in the chopper to get points. Set up C4/AT mine at the flag for lulz.