Hooves

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About Hooves

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    Fireteam Leader

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    Ft. Worth TX
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    Motocross, Gaming, Flying

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  1. Locked squads Good Idea or bad idea?

    My biggest reason i want to lock squads is exactly to not ruin other peoples experience. No matter how many times ive put it in the name (mortar 3 people max) i end up getting a 9 man squad. Which im not going to lead. So those dudes that joined a squad under automatwd threat to do so end up with an SL that is manning the mortar with a small dedicated crew, and they end up being randoms that dont help the team, because they cant use rally points. The mortar can be immensly effwctive and its a full time job measuring out shots, coordinating calls for fire and getting the needed supplies to continue that effort. Some will say "well dont run a mortar squad". Well you are dumb. The only way to make them effective is to be constantly engaged in that pursuit. Just allow me to make a 4 man squad. Lock it, and let us do our work. Of course locking comes with join requests and recruiting requests. Hooves
  2. Reduce mortar spam

    I have had both fantastic and mediocre results with running a mortar squad. It is wholly reliant on the team. Even a squad with an FO is only effective on the one portion of the map within view of your FO. Whilst i can be incredibly effective on his targets, the rest of the enemies are left un harrased. However, in the rounds where other squad leaders are utilysing the mortar squad by way of accurate timely calls for fire. My mortar squad has had upwards of 40-50 kills. Lets not also forget that a mortar team need not have 50 kills to be amazingly effective for the team. Suppressing fire can be used to aid an advance or hold an enemy at bay long enough for the inf squads to regroup. I think the inclusion of helicopters will really add to the gameplay as well. As once RPs and FOs are placed, the burden of quick resupply will fall to the heli squads. One of those resupplies will be the mortar squads, thus freeing up that dedicated logi runner. As to your point of "who would want to run back and forth to grab mortar rounds". I can say. Me, id love to do that. In turn, Id like to have my mortars do a little more damage than they currently divie out. Its all about what floats your boat. In mine (and many others) case, the supporting role of mortars or even resupply, far out gratifies the rush of close infantry or vehicular combat.
  3. Reduce mortar spam

    Well yes, they would have to address that, but I'm sure its not beyond their skillset to do so if they were to incorporate an idea like mine.
  4. Reduce mortar spam

    Im glad to hear that some more improvements to the experience are coming, as the current experience is lacking in a few ways. Even more stoked to hear i was close to the mark on further developments ;p The time between rounds with my method can be directly influenced by the process it takes to grab a mortar round from the crate of rounds. And the distance a player must travel (2 steps or 5 steps) that way the artificial (and unrealistic) reload timer can be more organically bypassed.
  5. Motar squad watch your size

    This will go away when we can lock squads at certian sizes. Problem is, many servers make you join a squad. And a mortar squad needs only 4 max. So 5 slots just sit waiting to be filled.
  6. Squad Mortar Calculator App (Android)

    So, one more thing that crossed my mind for a future update would be a representation of each map. That you would be able to just touch where you want to place your mortar and target. No actual keypad entry, its automated by touching on the map. Of course it would take time to incorperate each in game map. But that could lead to alot more bells and whistels like a range plot, time of flight indicators and even more. Hooves
  7. Reduce mortar spam

    One possible solution to at least slightly slowing the SPAM but still being fun to use is as follows: Treat the interaction with the mortar more like planting ieds. That is to say. Be "mounted" in the mortar sight long enough to set distance and direction, then have to get out and "grab" a mortar round. It would be in your hands as if you had the ied. But the ONLY place it would turn green (to place) is at the tip of the mortar tube as if you were "hanging" the round. When you clicked to "place", the mortarman does the "duck" animation, the mortar round slides down the tube and fires. At which point the mortarman can either get back in the sight to correct the next shot, or go "grab" another mortar from a crate that is auto built as part of the mortar tube. This accomplishes two things. 1. It increases the immersion for the mortar team as if single crewed, it would take longer. And if crewed would improve teamplay. 2. Slow down mortar spam unless the mortar is multicrewed. It would also provide the currently missing mortar animation. (Hanging the round, then ducking, which is a cool extra bit that very few if any other games have). Basically just like the video above. But slowed slightly due to "picking up" the rounds.
  8. Squad Mortar Calculator App (Android)

    One more request. (I love this tool by the way) Once set, can you allow us to save the presets? Ex: Target loc - f5 kp2 5. Save as Alpha Target loc - C2 kp2 3. Save as Bravo Etc etc. That way we can quickly reference fire locations and concentrations? Obviosly changing mortar positions would be a challenge but perhaps still have to select origin site? Or maybe even save the origin site? Like, alpha (mortar loc.) to bravo (tgt loc) Great app dude. Very fun to use. Hooves
  9. Did the animation changes not make it in?
  10. Logar Valley on Militia is like...

    good post. Someone had to say it.
  11. Backer Tag Redeem!

    PRetty Sweet, this is the first thing I ever backed on KS. Stoked I was right!
  12. Rushing - The Game Changer

    I feel ieds are going to lessen the effectiveness of this tactic. Depends on the map though. Some maps allow you to not drive on a single road to get all the way to the enemies first flag.
  13. Statistics?

    For clarification. I meant persistent stats. Thanks for the info fellas. Hooves Which servers are those?
  14. Statistics?

    I searched for that topic and found nothing. Im just wondering if statiztics are planned. Id love to know how many revives, kills, deaths, points taken, defended ive done.
  15. Free look / TrackIR Support

    Good to hear!! Natural Point really is helpful for titles wanting to add support. And honestly the hard part of mouse look has been done by you, Id be VERY surprised to learn that TIR implementation was hard at all.