Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

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Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Grimcad » 18 Jan 2018, 18:19

So is the recon load out the "I don't want to follow orders" Snowflake Load out now? I see so many Recon specs getting killed alone, by themselves, hundreds of meters away from where they should be. Is it just me? Or should the specs be actually doing their job and lending some heavy fire support to the squad, instead of going out and "scouting" miles away from where they should be.

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Post by Enceri » 18 Jan 2018, 18:22

you're implying that it only relates to the recon spec. there will always be rounds where specialist won't talk into their comms unless they NEED you, and they'll always rambo off. as a specialist, you SHOULD be with your squad instead of running off without saying shit.

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Post by Grimcad » 18 Jan 2018, 18:25

Fair enough. I will give you that a lot of specs do it. But It seems that more do it with recon. I just don't understand what it is. The marines have a much higher chance of winning if, surprise surprise, all the specs are not dead in the first 40 minutes of the round.

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Post by Dumblike » 18 Jan 2018, 18:59

edgy specs take the "recon" and "scout" too serious
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Post by Alky » 18 Jan 2018, 19:18

I usually stick behind my squad, so that when they get pounced, I murderlize them with a M4RA then realise I also killed the marine who I tried saving.
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Post by Arbs » 18 Jan 2018, 19:58

As a spec, at least a b18 or sadar one, you need to stay alive, because when the enemy starts wearing down, you can deal a huge blow.

You can even be a game changer in assaults. So try to stick around your squad and help support them intead of running off.

The best thing about recon spec is probably the tac binos. Just get a PO to tune on your comms. Other than that idk how useful the cloak is and also the M4RA is decent with a BFA and A19 ammo, for sitting out in range, though i would exactly call it that impressive.

My favorite spec pack is the Rocket one though, so i guess theres some bias.
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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Heckenshutze » 18 Jan 2018, 20:15

They're better dead because they're fucking useless.
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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Bojangles » 19 Jan 2018, 09:28

I'm of the opinion that Sega does what nintendont in regards to sniper and recon. The cloak is nigh-on useless (because as a spec, you should be hanging around with the rest of the squad anyways, one in 20 dungas being able to cloak doesn't help much when boiler clouds start flying) and the sniper rifle does what the BR does but with a better damage output and accuracy.
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Post by Crab_Spider » 19 Jan 2018, 10:22

Recon is pretty alright. Better cover and all that.
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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Grimcad » 19 Jan 2018, 16:56

I also love it when the spec cloaks right behind a barricade or in the middle of the squad during a fire fight and then gets angry when someone else FF's into their back.

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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by spheretech » 19 Jan 2018, 17:17

Heckenshutze wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 20:15
They're better dead because they're fucking useless.
RPG or Grenadier or gtfo.
Useless when played by most, soon™ I will edit some scout gameplay to showcase how to be the ultimate snowflake
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Post by oprayx73 » 19 Jan 2018, 19:44

or they could be using it to sneak about and get kills on fragile undefended support xenos :(
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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Durper » 20 Jan 2018, 03:41

It's a sniper that's not quite a sniper and can turn invisible for like 5 seconds. Of course it's a snow flake role it's so gimmicky and only looks cool
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Post by misto » 21 Jan 2018, 17:33

some of u guys have an unhealthy obsession with snow flakes or perceived snow flakiness
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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Kesserline » 22 Jan 2018, 10:32

The scout seems wonderful in aggressive and capable hands. Cloaking, devastating burst, withdrawing, uncloaking.

Prefered weapons would be CQC or 1-Handed weapons (Gyro) to save mobility and increase blitzkrieg ability.

But the cape makes you look like batman. That's a huge flaw.

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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Arbs » 22 Jan 2018, 19:22

Actually I get the feeling that recon spec would make for a very good flamethrower platform.

>cloak
>sneak behind targets
>decloak
>FRY EM WOMACK! AAAAAAAA! *whooosh*
>cloak again
>run
>Rinse and repeat
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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Dumblike » 24 Jan 2018, 00:33

Arbs wrote:
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Actually I get the feeling that recon spec would make for a very good flamethrower platform.

>cloak
>sneak behind targets
>decloak
>FRY EM WOMACK! AAAAAAAA! *whooosh*
>get pouncedlocked/spitlocked
>try to run
>be infected/be slashed to death
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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Jakkkk » 24 Jan 2018, 00:39

I'm gonna try to play this class the next time I can, but as far as I can see, there's an even amount of people playing it because they want to be the badass, edgy, invisible terror (that get's FF'd in 2 seconds) and the other half wants to play it because it's N E W.

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Post by biscuitsakimbo » 24 Jan 2018, 08:01

Yeah you guys need to learn how to use the cloak if you don't think it's good. And if you say it's useless you're just obviously wrong, it's a sniper smock THAT TURNS YOU INVISIBLE, it''s pure upside. What you do is look down your scope, see a sentinel/spitter/hunter incoming, toggle burst and cloak, move to a tile with blood/a body/ any good cover that obscures your sprite, BFA their face off, burst them again as they run away, kill them when they're down, rinse and repeat. You can also use it to turn invisible in a CQC situation and robust a xeno, as well as using it to escape from a hairy fight. If you're fighting in a large group of marines, your ability to use the cloak well is diminished, so you just focus on using your M4RA to hunt boilers and xenos that push too far. With a cloak and an open area, you can easily hold an entire flank against multiple sentinels, spitters, and praes if you're careful and use hit and run tactics; they can't hit what they can't see.
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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Heckenshutze » 24 Jan 2018, 23:57

Heckenshutze wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 20:15
They're better dead because they're fucking useless.
RPG or Grenadier or gtfo.
Recent changes has made me change my mind, in the proper hands they're good enough.

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Post by GoliathTheDespoiler » 25 Jan 2018, 08:18

A19 incendiary deletes xenos.

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Re: Recon Spec = Snowflake load out?

Post by Grimcad » 25 Jan 2018, 23:35

Well now I never thought it wasn't viable as a class. Though they are much better now thanks to some buffs.

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