21 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2012 8:14 PM by NZL_Sean RSS

Should the recon drone be nerfed?

BanzaiBanana

I reckon that this is the killstreak I die most to, just because it's so easy to get and the effects are so hard to counter

  • Re: Should the recon drone be nerfed?

    How to counter:

     

    - Blind eye (Pro or not)

    - Stinger to take it down

    - Bullets to take it down (Blind Eye pro more helpful here)

    - SAM turret

     

    Or my personal favourite... Run away

     

    It doesn't need to be nerfed, it does exactly what it's suppose to and as a high-ish KS, it's perfectly fine IMO. I rarely see people use it but it's not exactly hard to counter.

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    kastro187420

    I love that little helicopter... 45 Assists in one match because of it. After calling in 3-4 in a single match, the enemy team really starts to hate you. It's even better if a teammate is calling them in aswell. I was on Dome a while ago, and me and a teammate (though not deliberately coorindated) were constantly calling them in. I had 3, he did 2. After the match you could hear the people on mic rather annoyed by them.

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    mdm123456789

    Are you for real? God, is this what this game has come to, people now wanting the recon heli nerfed? Get the hell out of here.

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    strablind

    Is there something in this game that people don't cry about? Buff this nerf that, just accept the game for what it is.

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    anoreo

    Recon Drone is perfect. It is deadlier than the SR-71, but it is manually controlled and there is no directional dots. It also gives a counter-UAV+Flashbang effect, but can also be shot down.

     

    I think the Drone is perfectly balanced, and is one of the best pointstreaks that truly shows the power of the Support Strike package that doesn't involve killing people.

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    SULLY130EighT

    I'm suprised that I don't see people using the Recon Drone that much. It's a great way to gain xp. But why nerf it? I used to use it when I first got the game. But I'm so addicted to using specialist that I don't use Support or Assault killstreaks anymore and haven't in a long time.

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    It is silly that its tags last forever.  Its a death sentence to get taged by the recon drone.  For a support killstreak its effect lasting forever is extreme overkill.  Either give it a tiny ammount of health so just one or two bullets will kill it.  Or (much perfered) make the tags go away after a vertain amount of time.  I suggest 30-45 seconds.  If you can survive for 45 seconds when the entire enemy team knows exactly where you are in real time you should probably be taken off of the radar to stop the enemy team from endlessly dying while trying to get you.  Kidding.  Black bird=8 killstreak non stacking lasts 45 seconds.  Mw3 recon drone=10 kills (non stacking but doesn't need to be a streak) lasts until it gets you killed.  Kinda silly when you look at it like that.

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    mdm123456789

    This thread is stupid and so is anyone who doesn't agree.

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    phxs72

    I get killed by that little bird more often than not because of the flash more so than the fact that I'm tagged on the map.  The most effective players that I've seen use it will put it somewhere near their team and tag everybody as they pop the corner.  Makes for some easy kills.  It doesn't need nerfed but it definitely is an annoying killstreak when used against you.  Makes me want to learn how to use the woefully underpowdered EMP grenade.

    • Re: Should the recon drone be nerfed?
      BanzaiBanana

      I think the worst thing is how easy it is to get, and it definately makes you wonder why you should have to equip an EMP grenade just to stop yourself dying to a support killstreak

      • Re: Should the recon drone be nerfed?
        kastro187420

        BanzaiBanana wrote:

         

        I think the worst thing is how easy it is to get, and it definately makes you wonder why you should have to equip an EMP grenade just to stop yourself dying to a support killstreak

         

        Isn't that kind of like saying "Why should you have to equip a Stinger just to stop yourself from dying to an Assault Streak?". It's because it's a counter. You equip the EMP Grenade to counter not only the Recon Drone, but Sam Turrets, Sentry Guns, Remote Sentries, and other enemy equipment.

         

        If you don't think it's worth taking the counter, then you're going to just have to deal with getting tagged and showing up.

  • Re: Should the recon drone be nerfed?

    Just walk inside a building, then when the recon drone follows you in, knife it and no more recon drone, or instead of using flash/stun grenades, have emp grenades on a couple of classes. I personally find that no one uses these outside of drop zone, so whenever you do dropzone, have an emp grenade and your golden.

     

    Should be doing that anyway, as an emp grenade not only destroys recon drone, but sentry guns, portable radars, tactical insertions, stops enemies seeing there map and using killstreaks for a limited time.