Is it just me or is every emplacement just an expensive xp pinata for whatever form of IDF the Axis choose now? Your mileage may vary depending upon the level you play at though I don't recall many of the better players using emplacements... Pretty much ever.
And that was before further nerfs.
They've all been nerfed so much as to be pointless in my view. Which given the cost of them plus the faction design means you're effectively playing with half a deck of cards.
There's been lots of changes to them over the course of the game updates though the recent patch nerfed the mortar pit so you can't even stand a chance of outgunning the opposition. Brace also took a bit hit both in terms of duration and repair ( what's the point of it if you can't repair?? It actually means you're going to lose more sappers which is doubly pointless). The Reme commander too nerfed stand fast so only one emplacement could be repaired. Also the sappers had a big hit to their repair speed. Heavy sappers even more.
Hence a quadruple nerf supposedly 'balanced' by a buff for the most useless emplacement of them all, the 17pdr.
Bear in mind that Lelic sell the UKF as a stand alone game, hence it should be playable. They also sell a commander who specialises in advanced emplacements, though this too has been nerfed into the ground in previous patches.
Admittedly the bofors can be a speedbump, and on some maps it's a crutch the UKF needs. There's still the odd map where a pit can recoup it's cost.
I would argue though that there is no meta or playstyle against anything other than really very bad opposition which allows the veterancy bonuses ( which is supposedly the games uniqueish feature) to play a part as whichever emplacement you choose and wherever you place it there is no way to keep it alive. Well, unless you stick one at a map corner and convince the hun that his IDF doesn't need any more xp.
Now don't get me wrong or start regaling me with spittle flecked tales of how some noob once beat you with nothing but luck and cancer... I don't want to see them buffed.
It's crap, always was and always will be. Terrible design, woeful implementation and the bastard unwanted step child of someone in Lelic's orrifices who once had his signed autograph of an Austrian gentleman of historical interest desecrated by a Brit.
Rather than pretending that the design works couldn't we just get a mobile mortar to replace the god awful pit? It wouldn't even have to be a good mortar, just.... Anything that isn't a sitting expensive target. Maybe even just a mortar upgrade for the otherwise rather pointless UC?
I mean is it actually fun building 3 mortars or leigs and sitting there for 25 minutes with no counter possible? Does anyone actually enjoy playing against the Brits?
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