4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2014 5:27 AM by famousaj RSS

    Mortar strikes

    xoMrSLAVEox

      So does anyone have experience from mortars in the game? Is it good?

      Today in one game there was 3 guys who used mortars and they started early in the game to use them, and they used them all the time all game long. It was impossible to see any cryptids coz ground was shaking all the time and there was smoke everywere.

       

       

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        • Re: Mortar strikes
          Graedad

          They really work, but they're really, really annoying and not conducive to team play. A lot of fun if you want to try them, especially to switch things up - just be sure the lobby's okay with it beforehand.

          • Re: Mortar strikes
            NuclearSwagCow

            I used to use Mortar Strikes a lot back before I ever prestiged for the first time. Then, I befriended the Vulture, learned about when they did to other people's screens, and stopped using them.

             

            Pros!

            Great to get aliens off you. Being horded by a pack of unruly scouts? Even the basic MS should thin the herd. As you upgrade, they get much more powerful, and if there is a cluster of aliens/cryptids in your vicinity, you can sure bring them down or critically weaken them.

             

            Cons!

            Until you upgrade them once or twice (even thrice), they're really only effective on Scouts or other minor or weakened enemies.

            When you unleash them, it's best to close your eyes, and tell your mates to do the same. Everybody's screen shakes like there's a 8.5 earthquake, and the bigger the strike, the longer the madness. In addition, it leaves the user disoriented (the whole team is screwed up, but especially the user).

             

            IMO, the cons outweigh  the pros.

              • Re: Mortar strikes
                famousaj

                ya, we had some fun with this the other day (bc of the cons you mentioned) an we all were doing MS very often to just see what what would happen. It was chaos man! its fun to break up the monotony every once in awhile, but it's super annoying. My side nearly split in two from laughing though. It's like someone is shaking your TV whilst trying to watch The Hangover.

              • Re: Mortar strikes
                Youngblood_73

                I've never used them... But I've been in lobbies with someone else using them.  They've caused me to go down more than once. You literally cant see anything. i kept getting hit, but I couldn't see where it was coming from. Turned and ran... Right into a swarm . I use the vulture and while the rockets on it cause some vision problems, the mortar strikes are 10X worse.