People who are looking to bring balance between the Hawk and other objects in this game need to realize the Hawk is also the most complicated vehicle to operate, therefore balancing out damage from something that takes 0 effort and the hawk, is really unbalancing the game.
I agree with Armyluke here every change seems to make the Hawk lower on the foodchain.
Na! Just put up 30 flak turrets anyone can be a A1 pilot,.Just circle around them and circle and circle and shoot a homer and run back.They are a lot of those now! Guess they got tired of camping on the ground
Playing the game by your self or in outnumbered rooms or with one other pilot to help you, You see all the things are not for the Hawk your a target for everything.
If I constantly play with my CLAN or other players I know, completely different experience
Stop giving away all my secrets of flight.
Thats my new playing style..you rarely die, team almost always loses, all your kills are auto but who cares it's balanced
There is a way to counter that you know
wow thanks balls for bumping this but here are my thoughts now that its been about 4 months sense i made this post.
It seems like being known as someone who is an air to ground only type of pilot has a bad enough rap that not a whole lot of people go out of their way anymore to keep someone out of the air once they are initially shot down. At least in my circle of player i play with/against it is a pretty accepted practice to let someone get back up in the air after you shoot them down. The lack of competitive pilots out there is so small right now that anyone who actually puts up a good fight in the air is someone you want to have stay in the server. Not make them rage quit by being a complete **bleep** noob and A2Gng them.
Clan battles are different of course where anything goes, which is fine.
Also hawks are still the best weapon in the game. A single person in a hawk who knows what they are doing can change an entire game. Cluster bombs only require more aiming but are still just as effective as they were before.
Sounds like someone still plays with honor even if he edited his thread title
I agree with your updated opinion still.
I still think its lame to baserape another team and not either finish the game through the objective or back off so they can get out and give you a challenge (unless its a clan battle).
And A2G flak = Noob pilots.
I agree with your whole post.
The bolded sentence is the most important part of the post.
LOL I couldn't resist saying it
I know what you mean brother, I had my hopes crushed yesterday by a guy spawn killing us with a Grizzly.
At one point I spawned and had THREE hawks standing over my pod.
I was able to finally build a hawk pad and single torpedo the crusher of my hopes (twice) and kill all three "pilots"
Very frustrating and not very un-sportsmenlike.