Tanker classes and the cap zones

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LukeFF

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In Black Day July, there is an artillery observer class on the Soviet side that, when in use, does not count towards personnel needed to defend or capture a cap zone. I'd like to see something like this applied as well to the tanker classes: when not in a tank or assault gun, tankers do not count for anything in the cap zone. The rationale is that too often people use the tanker classes as pseudo-infantry instead of their intended role. Granted, it won't stop people from running around as infantry, but with no purpose to serve outside an AFV I think it would encourage people to use the role properly.

Opinions?
 

Boggs

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I like it. Many times I've seen tankers use their machines as personnel carriers, moving unscathed across the areas with no cover into a cap zone, unload the crew and go about clearing the cap zones on foot. I usually play as anti-tank infantry and it's quite frustrating when these assault troopers who're trained on tanks appear.
 

Corban Ireland

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I like it. Many times I've seen tankers use their machines as personel carriers, moving unscathed across the areas with no cover into a cap zone, unload the crew and go about clearing the cap zones on foot.
That's what I like to call "intelligence." Intelligence should be rewarded, not punished.
 

worluk

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it also would solve the problem of people jumping out to save the cap.
 

snakedude24

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ZOMG the russians are camping LOL N00BS hahahah, its okay, ah damn, hes clipping, go guys, we arbitrarily have 20 seconds left to get in a predetermined spot!
 

LukeFF

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That's what I like to call "intelligence." Intelligence should be rewarded, not punished.

Right, just like BA-64s zipping across the middle of a battlefield trying to take out enemy tanks. :rolleyes:

Players should be rewarded for proper tactics, not arcade-ish 21st century nonsesne as such found in FPS games. Tankers in WWII were NOT trained to be dismounted infantry - that's why they were given big steel vehicles in the first place!

BTW, this idea does have precedence, in a way. In Combat Mission, the player cannot order tank crews to dismount their tanks, and when they do bail out of their tanks their morale takes a permanent hit, to keep them from being unrealistically used as infantry. As such, it would be a unique and innovative idea for RO, like I mentioned with the Artillery Spotter in the BDJ.

As it is now, tankers in RO are simply infantry with the ability to crew tanks, which should not be so.
 
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