Jump back to quoted post27 Nov 2021, 12:43 PMrumartinez89
One thing I have never understood is the hard-on for rushing a 222, it is legit trash unless rng rolls your way or it hits vet2.
For anybody I played yesterday GG, sorry for being so salty.
The 222, for only 30 fuel and the cost of a penal squad does everything the T-70 does but arguably even better relative to it's measly cost.It is almost immune to small arms fire, only being vulnerable to SMG-wielding infantry at point-blank when it's rear armor is exposed.It is often said that it's AI is garbage, but overtime it stacks on damage and forces squads away just like a T-70 does.
It forces SOV build orders almost entirely around countering it near the 5-minute mark.You get a infantry harraser that can easily outrun ultra-lights and destroy them without much effort, and it usually fucks over T1 SOV builds really hard forcing them into a early PTRS upgrade(noob trap)/build a early T2 for ZiS(meaning you're gonna be starving for manpower early game)/use a doctrinal AT gun such as M42(terrible in the long run) or airdropped support weapons from the Soviet Reserve commander which lacks premium tanks/arty strikes.
30F 280+MP is not a investement, and it pays off if it survives as if it costs atleast twice it's actual cost due to it's insane veterancy bonuses especially if you combine them with cancerous spotting scopes.The 222 has passive extra sight range unlike the T-70 which has to use a ability for it.It barely delays a P4 rush, which almost all OST players have been doing for the past 4 years, whilst a T-70 severely delays the T-34 timing.
Also, spotting scopes are truly cancerous and should be removed, I played a match yesterday on Port of Hamburg northern side, with my forces on mid.I placed my vet 3 T-70 behind a ZiS to spot for it behind mid, looking into the fog of war waiting for the OST player to attack me, what actually followed is that I saw a round fly out of the FoW and instakill my T-70 on Recon mode without me ever spotting what actually shot at me(it was a elefant).That Elefant was given more sight range than me by a P4 with spotting scopes even tho a P4 shouldn't be able to see farther than a actual recon unit.I have more than double his playtime, so if you ever wonder how easy it is to play OST there you go.