So I'm considering buying a membership... is it worth it though? (those who already have one) is it cheaper and more useful than station cash I guess??
I just recently tried this out. It seems v-e-r-y difficult to get any kills at all in the F2P model. Is there some UI feature to make enemy targets stand out more? Or upgrades I might be missing to make you not get 1 shot?
And what does the game being F2P have to do with kills? Starting guns work just fine.
All the important upgrades are cert only. As an infantry, there really isn't a big advantage to SC. If you want to be a pilot there is, but luckily infantry are the only job with a point in this game.
Newb Ramblings incoming: Are standard rounds useless against armor (vehicles)? For the Heavy, is there a way to 'lock on' with your rocket launcher? (and how many rockets should it take to take some of these tanks out. I swear I had one where I exhausted all my ammo on it.)
Tanks have armor in the front , top and sides and they can reinforce one part with certs, they have no armor at the back, two rockets in the back with the default rocket launcher kills any tank, normal bullets don't work on vehicles except the fighter planes and the flash bike
There are "lock on" rocket launchers but they cost 1000 certs and you can't use it to "dumbfire aka no aim shot* if the tank is 2 feet from you and they do less damage and warn the enemy that they are being locked on in the same time .. not very useful if you play alone, devastating if there are 5-6 of you shooting the same thing
As for rank 50ies killing you, then yes, they do have some advantages.
1: They are probably very familiar with the gun they use, which means they know how to handle it well (the gun itself might not be all that much better, because starter weapons are fairly good across the board except perhaps snipers unless you are NC).
2: They probably Q'd you and marked you as a target and had no problems finding you.
3: They have gun upgrades.
Now, gun upgrades are very cheap. It is 30 certs for a scope and 100 certs for stabilizers, attachments and other weapon components. These things just make the gun slightly better, upgrade for upgrade. A 3.4x scope for instance is easier to aim well with than a default scope, and nightvision scopes make you easy to kill in the dark. Add up to guns being able to lower vertical and horizontal recoil and the guns are more stable and what not. They might have bought high velocity ammo that makes bullets travel faster, hitting you faster than your bullets do across the same distance, etc.
So it isn't always the gun itself, it is usually their combat experience + attachments that kill you. Luckily, you can easily get both of those with little hassle once you figure out the game. :P
Would also like to add as a new player you can really benefit from joining up with the public squads (or even just with friends)! Being able to run around with a sizeable force that is likely experienced will help you learn the layout of facilities better and provide you with support.
Quick question... items etc That can be purchased for 1000 certs... why do they cost so much? and as a non member how long would it take to get 1k cert points?
Well, i avoid the huge fights, because my PC cant handle them, i just pilot a scythe and go for lone planes,tanks,sunderers,liberators and small fights i can find, i make about 30-50 certs per hour, its very low compared to the hundreds/hour other people make
So if you can handle the huge fights and manage to get constant kills you can get 1000 certs very fast even as a non member
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Certs take some effort to gather too without a subscription, you need to either be a killing machine or capping bases alot to get a decent amount, would take about a week at most to accumulate 1000 I reckon though.
Last edited by Lothaeryn; 2013-02-02 at 05:25 PM.
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Also, the new patch is out. SMGs for everyone!
[EDIT] Hell, I'm sure you can dumb fire while aiming with the sights, too. No need to wait for the lock on if you are sure you can hit your target.
Woot! Was wondering what the update was for, haven't really been following it lately. SO PUMPED though