Its great for the lone wolves and has a place in survivor mode, but from a team player pov, I find it near worthless.
You could be running crafter 3 to assist the team, or first aid 2 and reviver 1 to keep the team on their feet.
Maybe its just me and my playstyle, but I notice a major difference in matches when I'm rocking a team oriented setup as apposed to a combat heavy or stealth setup.
Now, not being able to mark them is frustrating, but that's when communication comes into play.
It's only a good booster if it suits your playstyle. To use it effectively, ideally you need to:
- Be using a suppressed weapon
- Be prepared to crouch-walk most of the time
- Have a knack for remaining hidden and not giving away your position
- Keep away from any team mates who aren't using it
- Know how to flank effectively
I almost always play with it when paying solo. I generally do much better Down-Kill-Death wise, when playing solo, than in a team. It's amazing the stupid things people do when they are sure there's no one there, i.e. they've used listen mode, and seen no one around.
But yeah pointless if not playing with a well co-ordinated squad at your side.