Discussion: Battlefield 2 Tactical Mod / Battlefield 2 Tactical Mod - Feedback & Suggestions - Crosshair on vehicle guns - I know it's technically not realistic, but not being able to see where you're shooting
Lorian, when you fire a .50 cal or LMG, do you see the yellow tracers that are shot every few rounds? I use those along with the bullet impacts to adjust my aim and have little problem mowing down infantry or shooting helos out of the sky. It wasn't easy at first, but after some practice and adjustment it becomes second nature.
Yeah, that's on my list of things to research. I think I've stumbled on some tracer stuff in the past and I think you can adjust how often tracers are fired (every 3, 5, whatever bullets). I'm also going to see if we can adjust what tracers look like and make them more visible so they don't get lost in a bright sky or other bright background. Maybe the green slime tracers of Red Orchestra would work better.
Yeah, it's one of those things you think is horrible at first (no crosshairs on .50 cal), then you go play single player for about 30 minutes practicing, then you'll come back and say to yourself "ah, that's not so bad!".
The only times that feel "hairy" for me now are shooting at helos in a bright sky and losing sight of the tracers and firing in very congested areas (a lot of both hostiles and friendlies) but otherwise I've gotten used to the lack of crosshairs.
Changing the tracer frequency/color will help but the best advice for now is to mow down bots for about 20 minutes and you'll get used to it. You'll also find your first shots increasingly more accurate than you'd think...
Yeah I just avoid using the .50 cals now. They've just been a deathtrap to me and seem to instill little fear in whoever I'm firing at. When fired upon, it seems like it's easier to go prone when spotted by a .50 cal, use your iron sights and pick off the gunner than to avoid it or hide from it.