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View Poll Results: Most stressful or demanding Role
Squad Leader 705 43.09%
Squad Member 39 2.38%
Commander 144 8.80%
Armour Gunner 56 3.42%
Armour Driver 66 4.03%
Heli Pilot 295 18.03%
Heli Gunner 23 1.41%
Jet Pilot 121 7.40%
Soft Skinned Vehicle Driver 11 0.67%
Soft Skinned Vehicle Gunner 20 1.22%
Smacktard 23 1.41%
n00b 95 5.81%
Insurgent Motorbike rider 24 1.47%
Logistic truck driver 0 0%
Irish 14 0.86%
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:56 AM   #81
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Commander is important role but I don't find it stressful. I think commander can be afk for a while, if he tells people about it. Commander is important for launching JDAM and communicating with squads but it's not just commander's job, it's squads' responsibility too.
Never, EVER go AFK as a commander. I hate when I can't set up a firebase because my commander went out for a smoke. This can often lose the flag, or even the whole round for the team.


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Old 01-17-2009, 08:45 AM   #82
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Obviously it depends on the game you're playing, sometimes being a heli pilot is easy, but other times it's the hardest damn thing i've ever done.
However last time I played, I found being a SL very stressful!

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Old 01-17-2009, 11:16 AM   #83
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being a heli pilot is quite stressfull at times when 2 squads want to go to the same place you drop first squad off then get SAM locks left right and center and have a lot of close misses to then tell the second squad when back in saftey you are not going there to then moan and say noob ill do it better go to training. They then say go to somewhere else equally as hot, then get shot down and moan and say noob, go back to training server is quite stressfull. Also when computer like has a fit out of nowhere and you crash tht can be annoying and stressfull

FuzzySquirrel =US=:And the point is me sneekin up on a U.S tank IF i had c4 or a mine they would have been dead
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Darth.Skylinei remember this one time i was running to the living room, so i decided to jump to get me there faster (yeah vBF2 style haha) - but then i hit my head on the top part of the door
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:02 PM   #84
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SL are important but really not that stressful once your used to it...

I'd say armor gunner is kinda stressful in the heat of battles because you must hit your target the first most of the time to survive wich mean you must see everything and aim good. The survival of your crew and vehicle depend on it and since armor are very important assets in PR, losing it is really not good.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:48 PM   #85
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Definately SL, not only do you have your squad to worry about directly but you have a CO to worry about and report to and also other squads to take into account. You also have to remain vigilant for the WHOLE round whilst you are in the field. A CO doesn't have this, they have the round to worry about but not when to pull back, where to set a rally, if they are going to be effective, if they will be shot, etc, etc.

But when it goes right its brilliant, all your fighting, ordering, difficult decisions, attempts to keep your people alive occupied and effective pay off. Not just at the end of the round either, every time you take an objective successfully and with few casualties is brilliant.

I actually managed to get through a round without a single casualty once, and sill be effective. I managed to get people to act as a single force and take orders from me rather than the actual SL (which was Mark Olsen, a few of you will know him), another time, and again we were very effective. Those were some of the best rounds I have had. I just wish everyone was more willing to follow Olsen instead of me that time, I was mostly getting people to cover each other and hold onto the territory that Olsen took.

So, its not really stressful as you can really see progree every time you get people together and attack as a unit, but it is demanding having to be aware of the battle the whole round as well as being aware of your surroundings. It really makes you an effective SM, too, when you know how to out-think the enemy in every situation and can be there to assume command if the SL goes down.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:56 PM   #86
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Spec Ops is missing. I voted squadleader, but moving in alone into enemy territorry scouting out an outpost and moving in hoping nobody spawns while you knife it and plant satchel charges makes my pulse really spike.

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Old 01-17-2009, 01:00 PM   #87
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no doubt about it...commander...

want an early death? go commander....like it..but you have to get ready as much as possible before putting yourself in that role...

get your snack, take a pee break, make a coffee and a bottle of water wouldnt hurt either..

basically your are looking at 2-3 hours where you cant take a break..
Stressful if you're a good commander and everyone count's on you, not so stressful if your pants cos you tend to piss all over the game anyway :P

I'm going to say armoured infantry squadleader... That is 1 fully crewed APC under your command and 4 foot soldiers... Job is to provide fast armour support quickly and extract squads that need extraction (leaving behind the 4 man fireteam as support)

Nothing worse than controlling 5 other people whilest fighting yourself, trying to make sure your vehicle knows where its safe and keeping that alive, negotiating who needs help the most and worst of all when you pull a full squad out of the thick of it, only to leave the fireteam behind with 4 guys instead of 6 fighting waiting for the APC to come back.

Stressful as hell but god I love it


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Old 01-17-2009, 01:11 PM   #88
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I agree with Jonny...

SL is most stressful for me. It's hard coordinating a 6 man squad, while also trying to fight, or much more stressful when your squad doesn't listen!


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Old 01-17-2009, 01:38 PM   #89
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Jet pilot, 20min spawn aircraft that can be taken down by some one clicking when they hear a lock tone....

also when no one lazes


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Old 01-17-2009, 01:54 PM   #90
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I would see it to be the SL role.

I used to lead a lot in PR, even in BF2 before when i could coax some players into working together. In about Late .6, combinations of smacktardary, incomeptance, and show stopping problems (server crash, CTD) pushed me over the brink.

Now i find trying to lead a conventional line squad one of my most stressful roles in PR, however i will still lead a specialist team (HAT crew, CAS unit, sniper team etc). Still find it hard to watchsomeone i dont know, use an AT weapon, when ammo is limited or the situation is dire lol.


I think Armoured Vehicle commander is pretty damn unbarable too, unless you know you have a superb gunner. I think im a pretty decent Armour gunner and find it unbarable to watch someone scowering the horrizen for the elevation and degrees i call out a good 30seconds ago .


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