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Old 2013-01-16, 04:35 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Bullet Tracers


One of the many things I'd like to see return. It was nice to see where your bullets were going, and I'd imagine it would look great in the Forgelight engine.

Anyone else miss the tracers or is it just me?
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Old 2013-01-16, 04:42 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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I thought there was tracer fire?

I always look for the red and purple lines so I know which way to flank. Or is that just heavies?
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Old 2013-01-16, 04:53 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Vapour trails I think Stumpy. I think snipers also have trails (When they miss me anyway)

Vehical & turret fire also has traces... I dont think regular inf have tracers.
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Old 2013-01-16, 05:12 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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I've noticed very subtle bullet tracers here and there, but I was meaning more akin to PS1. Every shot was able to be seen and was your empire's color. Was especially useful for finding those damn snipers...

I know vehicles have noticeable tracers though, they look great.
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Old 2013-01-16, 05:14 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Originally Posted by Zulthus View Post
I've noticed very subtle bullet tracers here and there, but I was meaning more akin to PS1. Every shot was able to be seen and was your empire's color. Was especially useful for finding those damn snipers...

I know vehicles have noticeable tracers though, they look great.
Yep - especially when they are heading at you
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Old 2013-01-16, 08:19 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Id LOVE to see more tracer fire. Iv been playing around with slugs on a shotgun using a 4X scope (for tower defending) and only every other shot has a tracer. This makes long range fire hard as fuck to adjust for. The drop and recoil is bad enough when trying to pick off bastards at the bottom of a tower, but without being able to see half of my shots land it's almost impossible to kill with the 3 body shots needed.

Will say that slugs make a perfect counter to the idiots drop podding on the top of the towers. Bang bang bang and free hate mail.
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Old 2013-01-17, 07:45 AM   [Ignore Me] #7
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night fighting i see plenty of tracer fire. looks awesome. to keep it with modern day rounds one in every 3-4 rounds is tipped with tracer. looks about the same in ps2 i think. looks awesome as is i think.

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Old 2013-01-17, 08:07 AM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Originally Posted by RSphil View Post
to keep it with modern day rounds one in every 3-4 rounds is tipped with tracer.

I think it was fairly common in 1943
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Old 2013-01-17, 08:15 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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this is true but i think mainly on large caliber weapons for tracking purposes lol.
WW2 is modern day. wasnt that long ago :P

joking aside, i like ps2 traces as they are. just about right. if they had more then night time would look a mess, millions of flashing rounds all over. have to remember ps2 is a lot bigger then ps1
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Old 2013-01-17, 01:37 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Tracers to track snipers would be nice for the target but I'm sorry as a sniper I would never use a tracer for that exact reason. Using a high powered scope I can see where my rounds hit to where I aimed and adjust fire from there and a good sniper can use the mil dots in comparison to the size of his target to determine distance and adjust from there making tracers unimportant to a good sniper. Inf should have every 3rd round a tracer so they can adjust on the fly as they arent about stealth, but snipers would not want it. It is far to much of a liability to us.
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Old 2013-01-18, 11:59 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Originally Posted by RSphil View Post
to keep it with modern day rounds one in every 3-4 rounds is tipped with tracer.
Tracers are generally included in belt-fed ammo for crew served weapons, but are up to the shooter's choice in magazine-fed ammo. The saying goes "tracers work both ways," so there's a risk in using them as it does give away your position especially at night.

The customization of tracers in PS2 could be another station cash opportunity. Personally I'd prefer no tracers until the last five rounds of my magazine.
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Old 2013-01-18, 12:26 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Originally Posted by Papagiorgio View Post
Personally I'd prefer no tracers until the last five rounds of my magazine.
"What the hell have I been shooting at? Oooooh, there they go."
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Old 2013-01-18, 09:28 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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There are tracers, the difference in the darkness between beta and the current game.
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Old 2013-01-19, 12:15 AM   [Ignore Me] #14
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I wouldn't mind buying tracers with station cash, I think they look neat.
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Old 2013-01-19, 02:37 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Yea I still notice tracers.
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