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  1. I just got banned for TK'ing an entire squad because their driver was a dip-shit and hit my mine about 400 meters away from me and I lost score in game. Of course they blame me when there is no way to prevent my team from hitting our mines they can see on the map. Please change to TK's go to the driver if they hit mines and kill themselves and or their squad.
  2. My suggestion included modular improvised explosives and the devices to initiate them. Opfor. Will be able to choose a loadout at a cache or bombfactory that includes the size and type of explosive, intiation device(pressureplates or command wire..). The power source will be bundled with the intitiation. the type of device can be placed through a command prompt in a doorway or window for example. when you are close to a door you can rig it with a 15lb charge and a pressure release switch. Or place a pressure plate in the doorway etc. Leaving a disturbed ground texture or a decal of your choosing.. a rug or maybe just a piece of cardboard. Situation would dictate. so if you bury 50lbs of charge in a roadway it will show as the decoy object you pick and you can run command wire to a hideout. I Do not really know how realistic the command wire could be modeled but if it is too complicated. have a set of wires run out of the ground and towards wherever the sapper places the intition device. So if it is found the blufor can notionally follow the line. bluefor. Blufor will have access to a vallon or other metaldetecting device, explosive charges and a toolset to disarm these devices when found and to assist his unit in a patrol. when moving and having the detector equiped he will sweep it left and right while watching his hud and listening for detection squeels. he can drop babypowder or use spraypaint to mark the safe path and mark possible ieds or where to avoid. this detector and units skillset will include a better knowledge of traps and ieds. So he will be able to use the detector on doorways,walls, debris,and windows in a searching prompt to try and detect a device. If found he can place a limited amount of charges or attempt to reveal the bomb and disarm it. Giving the blufor team intel on a cache or bombfactory. There is so much possible with this its hard to explain it all. Seeing how a vast majority of the fighting in a asymetrical battle depends on using these to balance the battle I would love to see attention to detail in this subject. I Apologize for my poor grammer and mispellings And if any of this has been brought up already. Please tell me any opinions and ask any questions. I personally spent 6 months as a minesweeper on minor ops in 2009 and 7 months as a explosive detection k9 handler in 2010 on a daily basis. Afghanistan both times. Ok guys. Fire away.
  3. 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.