14 Replies Latest reply: Jul 27, 2012 1:19 PM by Ikyoto RSS

Ballistic Vests

I don't think they truly work that well. I was playing on Arkaden with a score of 22 kills, 3 assists, and 0 deaths. I was looking to get a MOAB. I got a vest and then I jumped down from the ledge where all the action is and came face to face with a split screener. Now prior to this encounter, I had easily killed this same guy several times as he was not very good. Now back to the encounter. We were face to face by the fountain thing in the middle. I landed multiple shots on him. He was also hitting me but I thought I should be able to kill him since I had a vest. I WAS WRONG! I lost my 23 kill streak (due to using Hardline pro). I was pissed to say the least.

 

Then a little later in the match I got the game winning kill (TDM) in the same scenario with the same guy. However, this time I had no Balistic vest. I couldn't believe that I killed him w/o a vest and he even landed the first shot on me. I had the advantage on him the first time and he got me. But when he had the advantage I killed him. This didn't make any sense to me.

 

This makes me wonder if the vests really work. They should give you the slightest health boost to take down an enemy, especially a low quality player. In that situation, I might as well never have even picked one up.

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    undzis

    vest are broken in my opinion. they aren't that useful in core but there completely overpowered in HC.

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    When I have vests on, If I get shot by a shotgun I get  a couple more seconds for the second shot gun bullet to come, it works amazing!(Sarcasm) Or it will be blown off by a frag or semtex in a matter of seconds from registering the vest.

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    wridtrvlr

    They seem to work fine for me.  I'd chalk it all up to lag.  I only play HC, so when you don't have a BV you usually die from 2-3 bullets and when you do have one on it takes more like 5-6 (all dependent upon the weapon being used).

     

    There are times when wearing a BV and I get killed by what to me looks like 2 bullets, but I go back and look at it, was more like 5-6.  I blame MOST things in this title on LAG and until that gets fixed, we are ALL going to experience things in this game that makes us say, WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!

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    gambit1969

    They can be a little inconsistant, sometimes they give you that extra half second to get a shot off or find cover and sometimes its like they are not there at all and make no difference

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    HEREIAMNOW

    You said you jumped down from a ledge.  Were you using Dead Silence Pro?  If not, you probably lowered the durability of the vest.

     

    Almost every person I hit that had a vest on, I had to put an extra 3 bullets or so in them.

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      rlbl

      That is exactly what I was thinking.  Jumping off a ledge causes you damage so you will die easier (unless as HEREIAMNOW stated, you are using DSP)

       

      That of course, and lag... As wrid stated, when I seem to die from 1 bullet I watch the kill cam to see the enemy dump more like 4-5 bullets.

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      I was on a 23 killstreak with specialist so I had specialist bonus which gives me all the perks. And I do have them all pro

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        BanHaMMer

        My Clan has tried Ballistic vest, and we really did give them a fair go in core. We came to the conclusion they are of very little benefit. Pity really, as they are a great idea especially when you play as a team.

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    I seem to find that whenever the enemy has ballistic vest I have to put a few extra bullets in. Which does take me as surprise because I don't normally unload my entire clip into the enemy. I've been killed from shooting the enemy and turning thinking I killed them only to either have them in final stand killing me in the end or ballistic vest killing me. Whenever I use ballistic vest I seem to get killed as if I never had a vest on. It's very iffy.

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    coltfirearms

    What does him being on splitscreen have to do with anything? By the way that was a riveting story.

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    Yeah, the ballistic vests are pretty crappy.  It slows my character down and gives the screen a weird yellowish tint.  When I go heads up with someone, I still get killed within a few shots. I figure I would have the advantage with the vest on. Wrong.

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    I have a segment I'll try to upload - Dome - HC DOM. They had vests - hit the guy OVER half a dozen shots with the ACR - nothing but hit markers. regular match - vest are about as useful as wet tissue paper.