19 Replies Latest reply: Sep 18, 2013 11:28 AM by UndreamtStone RSS

Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?

zrt23

hi,

 

I'm actually trying to unlock every scorestreaks challenges and when watching my stats, i noticed that some lower scorestreaks are OP compared to higher scorestreaks. I know some air assault scorestreaks are more efficient in open maps but even so, there is a high difference.

 

Examples:

  • death machine: used 14 => 68 kills vs stealth chopper: used 28 => 75 kills
  • war machine: used 16 => 63 kills vs escort drone: used 15 => 53 kills
  • k9 unit: used 5 => 28 kills vs lodestar: used 5 => 40 kills

 

Well, Swarm is ok, i used 6 and get 57 kills. But it's deserved for the highest Scorestreak.

 

I can't say for VTOL/Warthog as i have not tried it yet.

 

Also, I wont talk about turret or dragonfire, as they can be easy destroyed (if your team do not try to avoid fighting them with EMP/RPG or just with any weapon for the dragon)

 

Otherwise, Hunter Killer is pure rubbish, You have over 80% chance to kill someone and you reach it too much faster. As it looks like they like me, they often **** my series (makes me raging when close to VSAT or whatever lol).

 

About, Lightning Strike/Hellstorm, it's also pretty annoying when you hide in a room (with a real ceil!) and you still get killed by them. (map bug ?)

 

What's your opinion about this ?

  • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
    Momba1

    Any Scorestreak's effectiveness entirely depends on the map and in particular your opponents. Personally, I prefer non-user scorestreaks because they don't take me out of the game for periods of time. Some of my lowest scoring games but high KDR are when I use something like a Lodestar, so my personal favorite is the Warthog and anything higher folks rage quit. I've played TDM and have gotten two Warthogs with only 4-5 kills, and with a Lodestar I average 10-11 kills. IMO the lower scorestreaks are the way to go.

     

    Scorestreaks besides maps depends on the game type, timing and or in particular Core v/s Hard Core. My first kick/game ban was the accidental use of a Lightning Strike in HC where I took out half the team capping a flag - oops. In Core my favorites are Lightning Strike, Sentry Gun and Warthog. However, I have a ton of kills (~10K) with the Sentry Gun IF you have some smarts both defending it and placement.

     

    Keep in mind the only person who cares about your Calling Cards, CAMO's, etc is you.

  • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
    P0nic0rn78

    I prefer, UAV, Counter UAV and Hunter Killer.  All are easy to get.  UAV and CUAV assist will get you the Hunter Killer quicker and if the other team are not vigiliant at taking down the constantly UAV, you will have a big advantage.

  • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
    phxs72

    The mid tier streaks have always been more effective partly because they are easier to get but also because they tend to disrupt the enemy teams movement just enough to swing things into your favor.  I've called in Swarms that have gotten me 15 kills and ones that have gotten me 2 kills.  In that same amount of time I would have had two or possibly three lightening strike/hellstorm combo's and could expect at least 15 - 20 kills from them altogether.  This doesn't make the mid-tier streaks OP but rather just more practical.

  • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
    UndreamtStone

    since this is about score streaks...guess I will post here....how do you get 7 score streaks...when you go 23-19 in a game...I cant do it but saw a guy that did...he got
    sentry gun...stealth chopper...lightning strike...and 3 others that he used all at the same time...or I should say back to back to back..deployed each one....of course they won the game...and yes they were all his

    • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
      phxs72

      Obviously we weren't there but care packages would be one possibility.  Another would be that his caught a lucky 11 kill run and then struggled the rest of the match.  The lag shifts were epic this weekend.  If you want to know for sure, just play the game back in Theater mode from his perspective.  It won't take you long to figure out if something wonky was happening.

    • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
      Momba1

      Okay it's not the 23-19 it's the order and placement of Kill & Deaths. Example I'm an admitted Noob when it comes to Sniper Rifles or Shield, no I suck at them, and if I get frustrated being killed constantly then I'm whipping-out my AN-94 with a > 2 KDR and like magic I'm getting in my streaks not to mention playing the Objective points. Also I recall my pathetic KDR when I was doing Launchers (Diamonds) and I'd be easy pickings derping looking up into the sky while some a-hole shots me in the face from 5' away.

       

      So to 'know' watch the film and see what was going on...

  • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
    UndreamtStone

    I did...wasn't happy with the results...he had no kills above 5 in a row to get the packages or streaks

    • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
      zrt23

      perhaps he used tactical equipments that can give him a lot of assist points (especially EMP grenade). EMP x2 combined with scavenger can give you even more assists points. Assistance kills also give you points (25 to 75 depending how much you hit anenemy). I'm used with that as I need a lot of bullets to kill enemies in core and often finish a round with a least 5 assistance kills.

    • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
      Momba1

      You need to watch the FILM! Pff...I've killed-off folks plenty and snatched their Care Packages...the last one was a K9!

  • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
    UndreamtStone

    like I stated above...I watched the film...was not happy with what I saw....he was not legal in any way....didn't steal anything but was able to get score steaks rapidly and easily....and they all came within short period of time together

  • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
    UndreamtStone

    he never got past 4 kills in a row...didn't steal anything...got warthog...helicopter...swarm...and 2 others....was stupid....he didn't steal any care packages and didn't drop any care packages...all of a sudden he gets all these between middle and end of game....did them all back to back...they won of course...but were losing by 20 points before his kill streaks...and he was only player with them

  • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
    UndreamtStone

    oh...it was tdm regular not hard core

    • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
      Momba1

      Regular TDM is 100 points/kill and one modified version of TDM is 150 point/kill. Getting all of that crap would be impossible even tossing out EMP's and destroying equipment.

       

      Now on the Xbox until recently sure with an Infected Host, but since Xbox is now running on Dedicated Servers, our PC servers BTW, that too is impossible. You'll need to upload the film or friend request me on Steam and I'll be more than happy to watch the film(s) with you.

  • Re: Are mid ScoreStreaks unbalanced ?
    UndreamtStone

    roger that....this game is going downhill fast as are most pc games it seems....cheats are on the internet a dime a dozen...why cant we get help here...it is almost like they don't want pc players anymore....and I don't own an xbox or ps......that's why I said I watched the film and could not believe what I was seeing....next time I come across another one will save it and put it on youtoob for all to see and give you the link