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Old 05-19-2012, 03:06 AM   #1
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Do mortars drop confetti ?

Hey guys, I'm trying to get 2 mortar kills for one of the B2K assignments, I've never used the mortar before, only heard it was good before the patch, my problem is.. I cant get 2 kills with this damn this, I've dropped it on a ridge that i know 4 snipers are sitting, no kills, no assists or nothing! I've dropped it on objectives while attacking, nothing!, I got assist points once or twice but none of the other times

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:10 AM   #2
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I want to say keep trying at it. Also a tip would be wait till people are spotted to drop the shell on them and try drop right on top of them. Maybe YouTube has some video tips.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:12 AM   #3
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That's the problem, every time i've dropped it, it's been on spotted people, in big bunches, and not a sniff maybe they were in buildings.. but I've definitely dropped it on people out in the open and nada

i'll keep trying
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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spotted tanks on hardcore?
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In that case, people will have to download more RAM for it. Consoles have come a long way since they first appeared, so this is very possible.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #6
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It'd be awesome if they did! You could rain it down right before the end of a game you're about to win!

Serious answer: with not being able to deploy it in spawn now and the stupidly small splash damage it does I've just about given up on using the Mortar now. The thing should have a bigger guaranteed "kill zone" since it's so useless at present.
Try hardcore if you must, it could be easier.
Think I'm going to forever be one medal short of the entire collection once I get my laser desig. one done because I cannot be arsed sitting through another 185 mortar kills.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #7
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It's a shame that it was nerfed. I rarely used it but never felt that it was too powerful.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:19 PM   #8
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Counter mortars, counter mortars, counter mortars.

Almost everybody sets up mortars on Operation Metro Rush these days. When you see somebody on the other team firing off mortars from the other side of the map, drop one right on him. You're pretty well guaranteed to kill him unless he's sitting under some kind of cover. And they even seemed to have fixed it so you can't deploy mortars if your body isn't exposed. And most people are too stupid to move after dropping a few. So if they kill you, you can usually score an easy revenge kill on them when you respawn.

I don't use mortars for anything else... just teaching mortar spammers a lesson in ordnance efficiency.
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Do it on hardcore. And it was hard to get kills with even before the patch really all they changed was that you can no longer camp in your spawn with it.
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I managed a fluke occurrence to get this. I hit a series of anti tank mines that three members of the opposing team were stood on, along with a tank they had just captured from our team and were trying to repair. Anyway the three guys, the tank, and about 4 AT mines all went up at once and filled the screen with text and numbers.

Heres some practical advice: go into an empty rented server with a friend and have him stand on the spot until you kill him. Twice.
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Counter mortars, counter mortars, counter mortars.

Almost everybody sets up mortars on Operation Metro Rush these days. When you see somebody on the other team firing off mortars from the other side of the map, drop one right on him. You're pretty well guaranteed to kill him unless he's sitting under some kind of cover. And they even seemed to have fixed it so you can't deploy mortars if your body isn't exposed. And most people are too stupid to move after dropping a few. So if they kill you, you can usually score an easy revenge kill on them when you respawn.

I don't use mortars for anything else... just teaching mortar spammers a lesson in ordnance efficiency.
This, this, this! I racked up 111 kills whilst playing TDM using the silly Mortar, and a fair number of those kills have been Counter-Mortar kills. You're pretty much only guaranteed a kill if you actually hit the person, and generally the only people sitting still are people noobing it up with a Mortar.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:45 AM   #12
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Got it done earlier on Rush attacking Noshahr Canals

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Counter mortars, counter mortars, counter mortars.

Almost everybody sets up mortars on Operation Metro Rush these days. When you see somebody on the other team firing off mortars from the other side of the map, drop one right on him. You're pretty well guaranteed to kill him unless he's sitting under some kind of cover. And they even seemed to have fixed it so you can't deploy mortars if your body isn't exposed. And most people are too stupid to move after dropping a few. So if they kill you, you can usually score an easy revenge kill on them when you respawn.

I don't use mortars for anything else... just teaching mortar spammers a lesson in ordnance efficiency.
All you need to know. Pinpoint, fire, displace. Enjoy your 120 points for the kill and equipment demolition.

EDIT: I'm almost missing the MAV-riding dickbags. It was a favourite action of mine to personally make their lives miserable. Either by counter-sniping them or dropping shitloads of high explosive mortar shells on their heads. Failing that, smoke, let them try to be all Xx3lytesnyperzxX from a buggering rooftop when they can't fucking see.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:51 PM   #14
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All you need to know. Pinpoint, fire, displace. Enjoy your 120 points for the kill and equipment demolition.

EDIT: I'm almost missing the MAV-riding dickbags. It was a favourite action of mine to personally make their lives miserable. Either by counter-sniping them or dropping shitloads of high explosive mortar shells on their heads. Failing that, smoke, let them try to be all Xx3lytesnyperzxX from a buggering rooftop when they can't fucking see.
I used to troll my friends with M320 smoke all the time... heheheheh.
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I'm almost missing the MAV-riding dickbags. It was a favourite action of mine to personally make their lives miserable. Either by counter-sniping them or dropping shitloads of high explosive mortar shells on their heads. Failing that, smoke, let them try to be all Xx3lytesnyperzxX from a buggering rooftop when they can't fucking see.
I simply switched to Recon and then went and killed them with my own MAV. I'm not sure how many kills I have with it, but they were all from killing MAV-riding dickbags as you have so eloquently labeled them!
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All you need to know. Pinpoint, fire, displace. Enjoy your 120 points for the kill and equipment demolition.
This, though I would say wait for the round to hit before moving on as if you move before it does and you get a kill, it doesnt get attributed to the mortar, I've "lost" 3 or 4 mortar kills by moving before the round lands.
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This, though I would say wait for the round to hit before moving on as if you move before it does and you get a kill, it doesnt get attributed to the mortar, I've "lost" 3 or 4 mortar kills by moving before the round lands.
Ah bugger, I always forget about that.
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