They did not design the support strike package for beginners/greenies... not sure where you got that idea.
The game has slowly shifted towards making it an easier time for those new to the game. Think the introduction of a Care Package. You get the chance at the high end KS with far fewer kills.
Now you have a "strike package" that rewards players for just getting kills... not in a row... just kills. And is this strike package available only in "objective games"? No. This is mainly geared toward the new and/or lesser skilled player.
A good player... even in objective games... is going to get his kills and caps/defends. You give him the benefit of being able to be even more aggressive and still get an Escort Airdrop without having to worry about dying...?
Bye, bye greenies.
I have to agree with Hollywood here.
They aren't doing much damage to the opposition. They aren't racking up kills, they're primary a support tool.
I primary run Spy Plane, Counter and Blackbird in Black Ops which I'm not really doing much damage to the opposition, I'm primary a support tool for my team.
I'm doing the same for MW3 with UAV, Counter UAV and Advanced UAV + being a supportive objective player. I'll win alot more games but I won't rack up 50+ kills.
Not that powerfull you say, lets see your take on this when you encounter mr killwhore with his remote turret which ive heard lasts untill the enemy team takes it out and you can hop in and out of it throughout the game untill it gets taken out (thats 5+ kills right there if placed in a good enough spot) then the stealth bomber (if placed well again could weild you 3+ kills everytime and people will get good at placing them because they will earn them more than in previous games) Then the almighty escort airdrop comes and gives you a couple of kills while unloading 4 CP and a Bobby trapped one (well we all know some of those E- drops in MW2 could give 25+ kills quite easily and more often than not 10+ kills) i dont need to add that up to see that 18 points will reward you with another 18 kills at least on the scoreboard.
The fact they allowed someone to run 3 lethal killstreak in this package is stupid and along with QS the escort airdrop is the most stupid decision they made with the game
It's not all passive or pure support...
5 Kills – Ballistic Duffel – Drop Juggernaught perk for the whole team, not jugg suit
10 Kills – Remote [Missile] UAV – Target enemies with missiles
12 Kills – Remote Turret – Sentry Gun that you can control
12 Kills – Stealth Bomber
18 Kills – Juggernaught Recon Armour – Care Package Drop Armour
18 Kills – Escort Airdrop – Same as the Osprey Gunner but you dont control the gunner or chopper and Drops 5 care packages, one will be hacked.
It is not going to be hard to get 10-18 kills/pts.
... and give Jugg to 3-4 good players at a time and this package will be deadly in the hands of vets and dominate the greenies... simples.
I guess we'll have to wait and see.
From the players who went to COD XP, it would be nice to know how often some of these point streaks you pointed out were called in per match. (Juggernault, Stealth Bomber etc)
As an objective player, I'm all for the support package. It balances out slayers and supportive team players. I'd rather be killed by a player who managed to attain a Stealth Bomber over a player who kills me with an AC-130.
It's IW way of making sure that air support won't dominate the match compared to MW2.
Ballistic Vests...how much extra health do you get?
I don't feel it will be abused and I honestly don't really think it can be "abused." I consider myself a veteran player and in Black Ops I play mainly "Support" streaks now in objective based games to help my team win. I'll probably do the same on MW3. On those rare occassions I play some TDM I'll use the Assault package with the Predator to start the chain just like in MW2.
I see what you're saying, but the only killstreaks in that list that a high KD player would want to use are the juggernaught and the osprey gunner. The juggernaught, use teamwork, sourround him and shoot at him, he will die quickly. The osprey gunner, the easiest thing in the world, just pull out your launcher and take it out. High KD players will not abuse this strike package as much as you think. A few will, but most of them will use the assault strike package.