This is gonna be a little rant so feel free to ignore.
Why is it no one understands the importance of SOFLAM? I'm not claiming to be the best player, but it just astounds me that people can't see where the opposing team is strongest and tackle that as a team. Just played on a server, Conquest on Kharg Island, and it was full of noobs. Almost everyone one our team is an engineer, except for 3 or 4 snipers. Not one SOFLAM. Even after I asked our team for pretty much the entire game. When I joined we were winning by 100 or so tickets, then the RU team got a pretty good heli pilot and we got massacred. All of a sudden we're losing.
It's so incredibly annoying. It's not like you have to actively SOFLAM, place it somewhere good and it'll lock on to stuff in it's sight, you don't even have to change your play style.
Me and a friend joined a server the other night playing on a similar game. Our team isn't doing too good, RU had about 300 tickets on us. The entire US team is either a medic or an engineer running around in a tank. My friend puts down a SOFLAM and sits back and snipes and I protect him and take out any attacking helis or tanks as well as maintaining B and C. We then lost by ~30 tickets. I know this wasn't just me and my friend, but if no-one takes out the vehicles how do people expect to run around and not get raped?
So how was everyone's day?