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  • Ammo shortage?

    Perhaps it's a symptom of an increasingly successful Russian strategic bombing campaign, but I've noticed a disturbing trend on the battlefield of late - a complete lack of ammo boxes.

    It has gotten to the point that on at least five occasions in the past few days I have literally run out of ammo. When I look around for resupply all I see are medics (of course there is a virtual hospital of med kits lying around), engineers, and wookies, but for the life of me I cannot find anyone playing assault. And equally if not moreso frustrating, when I do find an assault player I generally find myself chasing him around spamming the Q key to no avail. Heck, I've taken to expending my last couple of rounds firing at thier feet and they just stand there looking at me.

    What the heck?

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    Re: Ammo shortage?

    Everyone is a medic as you have said. From what I have seen, people much prefer to be a rolling squad of revive's with 2 sec invincible time than work with any other kit. This is a phase though. We had the same problem with medics when this game first started remember? We told people to start playing medics and drop health and do revives, well, it worked too well cause now everyone is a medic :p

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    • #3
      Re: Ammo shortage?

      Look for me. I'm always Engy or Assault unless otherwise told and the first thing I do when I spawn as assault is drop a box. Of course you'll have to venture to the deep dark HC server to find me and my ammo boxes.


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      • #4
        Re: Ammo shortage?

        Ive noticed this as well. As Dredge said I think its just a phase. In my experience - everyone sniped, everyone tubed, everyone gustaved, now everyone is playing medic. In couple of weeks when people have tried out most of the weapons people will find they're favourties and probably stick with them.


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        • #5
          Re: Ammo shortage?

          That's the thing... my 2 fav. kits are Assault and Medic. In the end, I'm going to have to choose in which I find more useful: Do I focus on keeping my team alive, or do I focus on killing the enemy?

          Of course, I can keep my teammates alive by killing the enemy, but the ability to revive, IMO, plays such an important role. You can pick up any kit to get extra ammo, but only the medic kit can revive. Not to say there's a shortage of medic kits out there, but I like the idea of having the ability to revive whenever I need to. I've always favored the idea that an alive teammate is better than a dead enemy.

          In the end, if I'm playing rush, I typically play medic when attacking, in favor of saving tickets. If defending, I favor assault, to be more efficient at killing and resupply the Gustav engies that are bound to pop up. If I'm playing conquest, well, I guess it depends on what I feel the team needs more of.


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          • #6
            Re: Ammo shortage?

            Eh, it all goes back to no SL to require certain kits. At the very least it would be nice to see what kits your squad members are before spawning in. With four classes and four members per squad the standard loadout could/should be one of each no?

            My personal preference would be two medics and one assault being the standard with the fourth guy choosing whatever is needed for the current situation. But alas, 'tis not to be, BC2 encourages people to do whatever they like. Ain't nothing like looking down at the three names of your squad members and seeing three crosshairs next to them...yay.

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            • #7
              Re: Ammo shortage?

              I always run out of ammo myself, even if I'm playing assault :P Sometimes I forget that I'm the man with the magic box of ammo and run around asking for ammo:P

              Check in the beginning of the round who got what in your squad, if you and your squad can work together to create a kit balance it will make your life so much easier.. I rarely here anyone asking what's needed when joining a squad which i think is a shame since it's such an easy thing to do to make your squad more effective.

              Since we don't have a working VOIP it's hard to communicate with pubbies in your squad. so my next tip is. Kill someone with an ammo hub steal his kit and deploy, take your kit back and get back into the fight..
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              • #8
                Re: Ammo shortage?

                You forgot your lol....

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                • #9
                  Re: Ammo shortage?

                  Originally posted by Abel View Post
                  Since we don't have a working VOIP it's hard to communicate with pubbies in your squad. so my next tip is. Kill someone with an ammo hub steal his kit and deploy, take your kit back and get back into the fight..
                  Originally posted by jazy2 View Post
                  You forgot your lol....
                  jazy....let us hope.



                  See that's what you guys get for being such good players, you know how often I run out of ammo? maybe 3-4 times since I got the game, and it's typically from trying to shoot a darted tank that is behind an object and I can't get a hit on him/her.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Ammo shortage?

                    When I play, it's almost always Assault, sometimes medic. I just love those long-range ACOG kills. I'm always dropping ammo, and try to drop it near clusters of players whenever I can.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ammo shortage?

                      "The man with the rifle shoots. When the man with the rifle dies, the man behind picks up the rifle."

                      I love assault and I understand what you're talking about. It is pretty ridiculous sometimes. I've also run out of ammo before and tried to find an ammo box(while assault).
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                      • #12
                        Re: Ammo shortage?

                        Originally posted by Spyder228 View Post
                        Look for me. I'm always Engy or Assault unless otherwise told and the first thing I do when I spawn as assault is drop a box. Of course you'll have to venture to the deep dark HC server to find me and my ammo boxes.
                        Yeah I have to say I've only occassionaly seen a shortage of ammo boxes on the HC server (usually after a better than average string of kills) but maybe that's because I'm usually rolling with you or other TG members that keep us full of ammo and health...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ammo shortage?

                          Originally posted by PennyFlame View Post
                          "The man with the rifle shoots. When the man with the rifle dies, the man behind picks up the rifle."

                          I love assault and I understand what you're talking about. It is pretty ridiculous sometimes. I've also run out of ammo before and tried to find an ammo box(while assault).
                          Ah, COD back when it was good.

                          Im constantly dropping ammo since it's the easiest way to get points for the Assault.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Ammo shortage?

                            Since the 40mm nerf I have seen a lot less assault classes.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Ammo shortage?

                              Also, people have realized that assault rifles = A. Killed from range by an M60 or B. Killed from close up by a shotty.



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