your not missing out i got 2 swarms in one game and got a total of 4 kills with them both. dogs are pretty bad too i have only had them a few times but im pretty sure i get more kills with a lightning strike or two
i had alot of games where i had 2 vsat out of a CP lol
now its a theory of mine but i think that the moment you earn a CP and the moment you die after it might effect what your reward is.
usually when i earn a CP and die shortyl after it i get a lower tier scorestreak.
if i manage to go on a tear before calling it in i usually get rewarded with the higher ones.
i also have 1 basic strategy and that is anything lower then a sentry gun i take a gamble on and chance it.
im thinking about upping it to the war machine though cause i get that way to much lol.
Also G running lower tier scorestreaks gives you the opportunity to play modes like HQ or Dom way more agressive towards the objective.
most will not risk death when on the brink of getting the higher scorestreaks and that might be the difference in those modes.
Also other then the Vsat the game doesent favour the higher streaks at all.
i wonder if people know that the thropy system can block missiles from the loadstar and Vtol is about the easiest high score streak to shoot down even with a EMP up.
All you need is an LMG with FMJ and about a full clip lol.
Cant miss it either.
Launchers you only need for UAV,CAUV and warthog altough warthog is useless now a days.
I've dropped 702 I got dogs once and got team killed for it lol to bad I was host and killed him till he quit. I have more kills with a care package throwing them in hc or landing on people then I do with dogs or a swarm I've gotten one of each and dogs got me 3 kills so I took it off swarm got me 2 , Lower steaks do much better for me kill wise. I'd rather run uav vsat ep or cuav. But I'm stuck on the stupid guadian calling card where its not counting half the time. So I am running the skill package and guadian now and getting them pretty often in the care package.
There's nothing more well deserved than a swarm or K9 unit out of a skill package.
I called in 482 care packages before I figured out that I can actually earn the higher streaks now, and stopped using them. Zero swarms (although I have seen an enemy get a Swarm from a CP twice), but I did get the K9 unit once...10 seconds before the end of the match. :facepalm:
As far as I know each scorestreak has a set percentage chance of coming up whenever the CP is rolled: either when it first drops, or when you re-roll it with Engineer. Engineer does not affect those percentages either way, although it does give you a second (miniscule) chance at getting one of the high streaks you're after.
I think there is also a reltionship between what killstreaks you have recently earned and which ones will appear in your care packages. I'm trying to earn all the titlecards for the scorestreaks, so I've gone through them one at a time, and I've pretty much always run Care Package/Whatever scorestreak I'm working on/Whatever #2. When I ran CP/Orbital VSAT/Escort Drone (and for a while after when I ran CP/VSAT/EMP), for example, about 40% of my pacakges were either VSATs or Escort Drones (About half dropped as is, half I changed from lower streaks). I was still getting Stealth Choppers frequently from when I was working on those, and it got to the point where I actually expected to get one of the three almost every time I dropped a package. I switched from CP to Hunter Killer once I had about 1500 CP drops and have been running it since I started Warthog work, so I can't comment on if these affects apply to the higher streaks.
From my limited memory (lottsa 420) in my 1550 CP drops I've earned about
2 Swarms (exact figure)
6 Dogs (4-7. I DEFINITELY got the last 3 AFTER I had EARNED my first two days before)
8 VTOLs (Dunno how many, but more than dogs and less than 12)
I'm finishing up EMP and Dogs right now and earned a couple K9s yesterday... maybe I'll run Care Package today and see if I earn dogs randomly.
Another fun fact: I was running CP from day one and on days 1-3 I terrorized the COD community (I must've been the only one who was rushing with a PDW every match from the begining lol) and earned a good 100 or so pacakges. On the first day ALL were Gaurdian or lower. By the 2nd day Sentry Gun- Stealth Chopper started popping up. On the third day I got 1 swarm and the rest were shitty. Since then, I've NEVER received a scorestreak via care package that I'd never earned.
I used Care package Just to get the Fourth Streak on the line up. VSAT, Counter UAV, Hunter Killer, Escort Drone are the ones I always get. I never wanted to gain K9 or Swarm in CP. Its unfair and you guys know that. I stopped using CP Coz it is such a Waste of time waiting, that I would gain around 400 points in that time. I have got Swarm 1 time and it made 19 kills which lead our team towards Victory. Any Streak you get other than RC-XD is great.