Here are a few of the things that I would most like to see implemented. Keep in mind that I love Tacops and am not bashing it; as far as I’m concerned Tacops is peerless in it’s category of modern warfare simulation. I have read the forums and archives of the Tacops website, and I realize that most, if not all of the request have been sent in before. Nevertheless, I would like to know the progress, if any, on the following items:
I know it has been suggested before BUT it would be more realistic if units would fire upon tanks, even if they can’t destroy them. As we have observed recently, the Iraqis have used 105mm HEAT to seriously damage the Abrams. Even though they were slaughtered, they managed to damage the tracks, TIS, LRF, CITV and other subsystems of the tank. Obviously, this would reduce the effectiveness of the tank; therefore, could be crucial in deciding further engagement.
The laser designator on the Longbow is an immensely powerful force multiplier that has not been implemented. Perhaps it is for balance reasons, but I would rather the Force Lethality rise then resort to the outdated tactic of popping up and firing. How silly is it that I have to close within 4000m and achieve direct LOS - thereby endangering my helicopter - when Apaches during the Gulf War were able to fire at tanks without taking off the ground?
Different speeds for the vehicles are immensely important but are not implemented. It would be nice if the Stryker IAV went upwards of 60mph like it’s supposed to, and it would be sensible if the BFV went 4mph while crossing a body of water instead of taking off like a jet ski as it does now. Of course implementing different speeds would necessitate a global “marching” speed. Implementing variable speeds is not icing on the cake, it’s a determinant for some vehicles being as lightly armored as they are. Oh sure the M1A2 SEP is tough as a brick sh*t house, but it can’t run down a speedy and 20 tons lighter Type 98 Chinese MBT.
The AC-130 Spectre gunship – the probably most requested item and every newbie ask for on his first post. So be it, I am a noob and I want to tear up tank convoys with tenacity. Yes I know the scope of the game is tactical land battle, but the Spooky couldn’t be more harmful and advantageous than the MLRS ICM?