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I would like to suggest a new Role. A Breacher or Specialist, just as in PR. Basically a Rifleman with one or two explosives to take down FOB Structures. The Idea came to me yesterday, after playing a round of Narva with my Clan mates. After trying to take down a FOB for 15 Minutes, build inside an apartment Building heavily fortified with Hescos and Sandbags at the doors. We had to give up. I like the building System in Squad and being able to close all entrances of all sort of Complex. But i would like more options the get inside those without wasting our precious AT witch we need against Vehicles. I believe the role of a Breacher would give more tactical flexibility, being able to make a entry into a FOB glitched inside those sort of buildings or super FOBs.
DISCLAIMER: Yes, I used the search button, but I'd like to show my view on how this could work. With the appearance of shotguns in development, it seems likely that the US/Russian Ground Forces will get a counterpart to the Insurgent Raider kit. As we know, the Raider is best suited to close-quarters, preferably urban combat. We will replicate this with the Breacher, who's main purpose will be clearing indoor areas and corners, as well as destroying obstacles. It's a class that will be invaluable in maps like Al-Basra and Sumari Bala, and useful for clearing points in other maps. This will be one of the specialised classes, like the GPMG kit which I suspect will arrive soon enough. The Breacher would be, like the HAT kit, limited to a certain amount of players per game. I believe 2-4 per team would be a balanced amount. It will be restricted to the US and Russian factions. It would be best if they were unlocked once a team has 15 or more players. Let's go through what a breacher would have.... Primary Weapon (Slot 1): The obvious decision would be shotguns, already shown to us by the development team. However, they are not the only choice we have. What if they also had Sub-Machine Guns? From a developing perspective, having SMGs in an assault class (Raider/Breacher) would be the only way to implement SMGs (apart from special forces). So, just like you can choose from a number of weapons for the rifleman kit, you could choose between a shotgun and SMG for the breacher kit? So what are these weapons? Shotguns: M1014 (USA), KS-23 (Russia) SMGs: MP5 (USA), Vityaz-SN (Russia) Note, for those who desire a seperate USMC faction, the MP-5 could be replaced by the Colt SMG, for variety. Secondary Weapon (Slot 2): Probably same as other classes, no need for a change. Grenades (Slot 3): I'm a bit unsure on this. I think that this kit should lack smoke grenades, as there is little use for it in the indoors. As for fragmentation grenades, 1-2 would be fine. I don't want the class to have too many, because that could make it overpowered, as well as too similar to the Raider Class. Explosives (Slot 4) These will serve as similar purpose as the IED. Their blast radius could allow rooms to be cleared rapidly. It can be used also to destroy player-built fortifications like Hesco walls, roadblocks, bunkers or other emplacements. However, I believe they will become more useful when there are dynamic map elements in the game, such as destructible walls. This would allow a squad to easily create a new avenue of attack into a well defended position. The Breacher should get 1 or 2 of these in their kit. The US would obviously get the C4, while the Russians would probably get the PVV-5A or Semtex. Field Dressing (Slot 5) 2 bandages as with most classes, no need to change it. Wire Cutter (Slot 6) This would replace the shovel. To not waste explosives on razor wire, use this to remove it. Optional: Body Armour This might be something included, although I doubt it. Maybe it would give the user a chance for a bullet to be ignored, and for the damage caused by explosions to be lessened. I'm only including this because It seems interesting, but not necessarily balanced. I thank you for reading this. Please give critical feedback and constructive criticism.
When we get the breacher class in-game, can we expect to see the need for breachers to use wirecutters on razorwire? I feel it would be nice to give razorwire slightly more difficulty to get rid of rather than a couple shovel swings by anybody.
One of the best parts about Battlefield 2 was the ability to Grappel anywhere, however I foresee that it will be a lot harder to do if a certain level of quality is wanted all around. As BF2 did, it sort of shrunk the player model and all kinds of clipping would occur (personally as long as the feature is there I don't mind) but I'm interested to know if a plan is already in place for the system or whether or not it is to be cancelled?
well this might be just me but from my experiences i have never felt mines and IEDs of their sort have been effective in PR as they would IRL. Mines and IEDs serve the purpose of area denial but this is hardly achievable in PR. there have been many times when i was an insurgent sapper waiting somewhere to trigger my mines for 15 minutes just to be killed while breaking cover for a second wondering why nothing ever comes my way. An idea i have that might make mines more viable as an area denial would be to give commanders the power to set mine fields. this would be an ability available only for insurgent commander. the insurgent commander would get a cool-down ability(30 mins?) which would allow him to lay down an IED field of specific kind (AP or AT) with a medium spacing between each and a set amount of IEDs. this would make area denial for insurgents a more viable tactic allowing easier ambush. in Addition it would relieve insurgent sappers from trying to lay mines every where just to be shot leaving 5 mines which would be never activated due to kit loss. and here comes the balancing part. The BLUFOR commander would get instead a cool-down ability (15~20 mins) which would basically detect mines at a certain radius. this ability would mark only mines which were in the radius and it would take around 2~5 mins to receive (mark) the intel. this might lead to the introduction of minesweeper role, making the breacher more viable (giving him a minesweeper as kit customization?), and/or making the engineer a more viable role and possibly a necessity for armor crews. this would also make gameplay a lot more tactical on both sides making insurgents consider ambush routes, and BLUFOR consider possible ambushes a more tactical approach to caches and a lot more communication on both sides with command making him more useful. i know there is a lot more balancing i haven't discussed but if i sat here to write them all i would miss my launch so i want to know what you guys think and what possible balancing should be applied.