FNG / Fresh Meat
- May 31, 2006
The PTRD's true targets are light armored vehicles and the tracks of heavier vehicles. These are things already in the game...Reducing the power of the PTRD would not "correct" it either. That's because you still can't hit optics, MGs, etc. So it wouldn't be correct either, because it would cause no damage, when we know IRL it did cause damage.
So you can't correct it without correcting the target.
This is NOT going to happen. Fixing the weapon without adding in it's true targets, means the Devs would have to rebalance EVERY map that has the PTRD, and do a whole crap load of testing.
They want realism, but they also want playability.
And trust me, then KNOW the PTRD is overpowered.
While I have no doubt that there are cases of a PTRD being used to damage the optics on tanks in real life, I doubt very much that this was a common tactic. Shooting the smoke lauchers off (or other external items) I could see. But the optics are a VERY small target, and because they are recessed slightly behind the armor you'd have to be firing at them from just the right angle. Which also just happens to be the angle at which they can see you the best...
I can only find a few of references to PTRD's shooting out the optics in a tank, and they're all in game related forums. The PTRD was a very common weapon on the eastern front. If this was done commonly in real life there would be lots of stories about it, not just one or two.