Ok so I am attempting to make minimod 2.0 here and have been looking into various effective ranges of certain suspect weapons I have run across in SABOW. Top of my list of "why is that not shooting at me" is the BMP1's 73mm grom gun. Many a time I have sat just outside of range and blown to hell zillions of bmp1's. Thing is I was not all that far away.
Effective range is (at least in US army land) 50 percent hits from average soldiers at a given range. Sometimes its a moving target sometimes not. Long story short default SABOW has the 73mm grom with an effective range of 800 meters. That just seems a bit short to me. I know the thing is rather close ranged as major weapons go but 800 meters is pretty damned close for an armored vic. Mind you thats for a point target, not an area target. Data of this thing is all over the place with some claiming insane things like 600 meters and others closer to 1400 meters. Freaken 600 meters? Really? I know Im pretty damned sure I could hit a freaken thing the size of an AFV with an iron sighted akm with a canted front sight at that range, let alone a big gun.
Ok rant concluded on that one.
So I have attempted to stay away from touching config files of weapons unless I made something new. So for mini mod 2.0 I have changed it to 1050 meters. I still think thats to damned close but I want to stay inline with over all SABOW. Thoughts people?
Other thing is I am considering making an OV7 HE round for the RPG7. Not sure if this is a good idea as infanty in game often do interesting things. Thoughts?
I am playing around in my head is 12.7mm MG's. Ahhhh soft spot for these kind of weapons. It appears the dshka has a range of 1200 meters in SABOW....ya I'll buy that for a point target if its on a tripod with a T and E. But .50 cal ball for m2 and such is 1000 meters and 700 for AP. This I am sure is me over thinking things here. Longest i have ever fired a .50cal MG is 1600 meters using a T and E off a HMMWV against a slow moving truck target (fake of course)
. Two sensing bursts and I was all over it. But of course thats the size of a freaken truck. However without a T and E just free handing it, things get a bit difficult pretty fast. I have watched many a soldier shoot all over the freaken place (except the target) when ranges get over 7 or 800 meters just free handing that bad boy. Unless they have gotten ALOT of range time that is. I guess I just don't get why one is 1200 and the other is 1000 for sabow.