The thing is that with the AT-4 it's almost impossible to miss, as long as it (and the receiver) is working properly, the "cone" of the beam is just so wide. If the conditions are good (clear weather, no sunlight interference), you can hit a whole column of vehicles with a single shot at several hundred meters.
I remember we defeated pretty much the entire enemy mech unit from a distance of at least 200m at one of the Viksmon games, using a single AT4.
It was evening, sun was down, and the weather was clear. Just deleting an entire enemy unit before you even got to fight them was just kind of... sad.
The AT4 clearly needs some kind of nerf to its range and "cone width"
Two years ago we also ran into some problems with the very strong sunlight (amazing weather that year!). We were holding a crossroad when one of our cars suddenly started registering hits, but only lost 1% with each hit. No BAVS weapon is supposed to deal that little damage, so we figured it was a bug of some sort. Restarted the BAVS, but it kept happening. We waved down a passing GM and told him about the problem, he didn't really get it, but went to investigate. Turns out there was a red player with an AT4 luring nearby, trying to snipe us.Grape wrote:It kinda reminds me about the game in Graninge where a lot of battles were fought under the power-lines. And we got a number of reports about the BAVS system not working.
It turned out that enough current was induced into the ethernet wire from the powerline to confuse the receivers.
We knew weather conditions could affect the range, but not the damage output of the BAVS. So we learned something that day too.