Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Snd Tip No53 - Have Patience

Playing Search and Destroy needs patience.When you will master patience, things will be easier for you.There are some times that you need to rush and sometimes that you need to wait and have patience.Which ever of the opponents breaks first, loses.Learn to read the gunfights and wait for the opponent to make a mistake first.

There is a video example that shows how to wait for the right time to act.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snd Tip No52 - Advanced Team Tactics

Advanced Team Tactics

There are several tactics you can apply while playing as a team and there are also several things you can avoid.
First of all, what kind of team are you? Are you a team that is well organized? Is there communication among the teammates? How well do you know the other teammates and their style? Do you assign each player a different class or do you have random classes?

Let’s see some tips .There are 3 basic sections that needs your attention.

A)    Moving
When moving you have to follow some rules.
If you are a rusher you have to know well the map hot spots ,routes (tip no4) and times to get there (tip no1).It’s crucial to know when to sprint and how (tips no23 and no35).Be carefully when moving with other teammates.
 If you are moving in groups, it should be no more than three people because of
1) there would be less at the front lines to keep the enemy distracted and
2) more people will cause more movement and it will increase the chances of being seen. If possible go alone (tip no51).
Don’t go all together in one direction cause one single enemy could stun or flash you and eventually take out many of you, if not all. Also if you all move towards one direction with no one guarding your six o clock, then you may get surrounded by enemy rushers and get pinned down.

B)    Defending

Case 1
The team splits and covers both bombsites.
A good tip is to have several players with several different classes for more versatility (not only snipers for example).
Case 2
The team splits and covers both bombsites and possible ‘hot spot’ passages .Also one player rushes to the enemy spawn and infiltrates behind enemy lines .He can take  out any unsuspicious enemies ,cause panic to enemy lines ,distract and make the enemies to go to a defensive position ,slowing down their attack .Remember the best defend is attack.
Case 3
The team goes beyond the bombsites and goes for the kills. In that case there is a bigger possibility of losing for several reasons .First of all you can lose cause you won’t be able to defend the bombsites and the enemy will plant the bomb .If the enemy plants he has the advantage, cause planting makes the game coming to an end .The clock ticks backwards and you have only a few seconds to kill any defenders and defuse .Only if you have the numerical advantage you can increase your possibilities for win.

C)    Attacking

Case 1
Split and attack both bombsites. The team that hasn’t got the bomb could act as a decoy , retreating after causing noise and go support the team that has the bomb. That way the enemy forces will split as they won’t be able to know where your team will plant.
Case 2
Go all together in one bombsite. You  should proceed with caution. Don’t move all together. Cover your six ‘o clock ,cover all possible routes that an enemy could use to flank you . Plant. Take defensive positions.
Case 3
Go for the kill.
A team goes forward, searching for enemies. A few rushers go towards enemy spawns. Their job is to take out unsuspicious enemies , cause panic to enemy lines, distract and slow down enemies. If you are lucky enough the game could end without planting. Snd is an objective game so playing the objective (plant) could help you accelerate things to your advantage. If you plant, you have only a few seconds that you have to stay alive and defend. If you don’t plant and go for the kills , then you can play for a long period of time and eventually lose , cause you won’t be able to find the remaining enemy and kill him in time.

There is a video example of spawn traping.See what happens if you aren't so careful and you don't cover all passages.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Snd Tip No51 - Always Stay Away from Your Teammates if you Rush

Always Stay Away from Your Teammates if you Rush
If you stick with your team, you will have a better chance of being spotted and ultimately get yourself killed. Teammates will get you killed most of the time. You should always stay by yourself. If a teammate is moving with you, then go a different route unless you confirmed that he has a silencer and won't attract attention to the other team.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Snd Tip No50 - Use smoke


Use smoke
You can use smoke as a disappearing trick. When spotted, throw down
some smoke. After the smoke fills, move to a different location and hide. The smoke will conceal your movement, and the enemy won't be able to know where you hide and can't determine which direction you headed and most likely won't ever be able to find you.You can also use smoke if you are rushing.Throw a smoke grenade into an open area or passage and run through it ,hiden from enemy snipers.You can easily flank them and take them out causing panic into the whole enemy team.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Snd Tip No49 - Use enemy UAV to your advantage!

Use enemy UAV to your advantage!
 An enemy UAV being up is a GOOD thing when you use assassin. I know when our UAV is up ,i am given a sense of security,so does the enemy,so use it to your advantage! Having a false sense of security may lower the enemy's defenses.

Be careful though!
Being in your team's pack will only ruin it because you are in the middle of all your teammate's red dots,so you may get spotted or killed accidentally.If you are  a lone wolf ,behind enemy lines they'll never see your attack coming!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Snd Tip No48 - Use wisely your time and your killstreak time

Use wisely your time and your killstreak time

If you have earned a chopper,try to call it when you can earn the most of it, which is at the last minutes of the round,
when the enemies will be forced to come out from their hiding spots, in order to plant or to defend.
Then you can plant (if you can in a bombsite that is outside ,in an open area),and have the chopper to back you up.

Make the enemy  do 'forced' moves,planed by you,as they won't have any alternative.

I posted a video of a game  i recently played which shows exactly what i said above.Watch it and take example.In the video you can see some of the tips i am posting here ,taking place.
You can see that i sometimes rush and some other times i camp for a while waiting for the right moment to act (tip no16).You can notice at 0.46' how recon helps and the way that i plant at 3.18'.
I plant from the side that i control so i can cover my body as i don't know who might be checking from the other side.Also i am planting at that side of the bomb that i can see, and defend the bomb from a distance (tip no20).
I am also planting in time so i can benefit from my chopper which is already up.Only the enemies who use blind eye can move with safety at that time and that gives me extra time.The enemy will have to risk in order to get to bombsite.Also i can hear and see if my chopper shoots at a passing enemy,revealing his position to me.Even if the chopper fails to kill him,i will be prepared knowing the direction he moves.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Snd Tip No47 - Ways of exposing enemies

Ways of exposing enemies

There are several ways to know where an enemy might be.Pay attention to the signs during gameplay and expose the enemy.

Skull hunting
One way to know the area that your enemy is ,is to look at the skull that appears when a teammate dies.You will not know the exact position ,but a bigger area.Sometimes that might be enough especially when there is only one enemy remaining.You can set him a trap,or wait for him in an opening or a passway.You can also use that knowledge to deceive him or plant at the opposite side of the map,if you are attacking.

Mini map

The other obvious way to know where an enemy might be is the mini map.When you use uav, enemies that don't use assassin,as well as those who shoot without silencer appear in the minimap.

Recon is a very useful perk as every enemy that takes explosive or bullet damage is marked as a red arrow on the radar, which also shows the direction the enemy is facing.Be one step ahead!

Care packages
You can see the area that an enemy is, by locating the drop area of the care package he calls.Many times though there might be a trap with a booby traped care package so this doesn't work all the times.Be cautious and proceed.

Recon drones
Another way to get help is the recon drone.If you or one of your teamates calls the recon drone,the whole team might learn where all the enemies are.

Sit rep
Some times sitrep might help you expose an enemy.Sitrep gives you the ability to see all of the enemy equipment.If you are searching an area that don't have anything blinking and suddently you see an enemy claymore or any other equipment deployed at that time ,then an enemy is there and is preparing for camp or setting his traps.This is most useful at the begining of a round where enemies preparing their defences.If you are a quick rusher you might have the chance to see something like this.

Marksman is very usefull perk as it allows you to identify enemies from farther away by showing their names at a greater distance.You can see enemies that in any other circumstances you wouldn't be able to see.

Teamspeak or any other program that allows you to communicate with your teammates is a big advantage for you and your team.It allows you to exchange information realtime ,to learn where an enemy might be and to avoid unecessary actions.

Portable radar
Portable radar is another way to expose an enemy.It shows enemy movement within its radius once it has been deployed and helps you find the bad guys as long as they who don't use assassin.

Support killstreaks
Killstreaks as uav and advanced uav might give you great help and provide you with the necessery intel in order to accomplish your goal.