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Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:48 am

The rocket hog will be in the new map pack map breakout in invasion. I for one am really really excited about it, we get something that can counter that dang banshee.
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:00 am

Rocket hog is gonna need protection from elites on foot. It's gonna get a lot of assists shooting at ground pounders.

Gonna be a completely different style of driving for that hog.
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:18 am

I think it will mainly serve as an anti-vehicle weapon as it has air vehicle lock on and can take down a wraith pretty quickly. I can see the spartans just hiding it somewhere and using it like a SAM Turret to take down the banshee.
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:21 am

yea its going to be diffrent then the regular hog going to be a magnet for the other team to blow up or steal, should be fun tho.
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:32 am

Just a new element to figure out in matchmaking.... sweetness... :)
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:51 pm

I hate to say, but from forge testing I've done with it, the rocket hog is just about useless against a decent banshee pilot. Yes, it has lock on missles, but you're gonna have to fire them when the banshee has no idea you're around, even then it seems like it's a 1/3 takedown ratio since banshee pilots can easily evade. It just isn't effective against banshees. I think the rocket hog will be a monster against infantry and in the hands of a good driver/gunner combo a good anti-armor vehical as well. I do hope they put it into BTB.
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:54 pm

The rockets themselves are incredibly weak so splash damage is the only real way to kill players running around. Even harder since the elites have evade. We tested this in forge and you can just strafe and jump to avoid dying from the rocket hog.
It will be most effective in killing the elites wraith from long range and the banshee. Or simply just to barrage a door way to keep the elites pinned.
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:11 pm

It'll be for crowd control to keep those nasty Blargs from pushing in numbers. ::flex::
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:29 pm

Checkpoint wrote:
I hate to say, but from forge testing I've done with it, the rocket hog is just about useless against a decent banshee pilot. Yes, it has lock on missles, but you're gonna have to fire them when the banshee has no idea you're around, even then it seems like it's a 1/3 takedown ratio since banshee pilots can easily evade. It just isn't effective against banshees. I think the rocket hog will be a monster against infantry and in the hands of a good driver/gunner combo a good anti-armor vehical as well. I do hope they put it into BTB.



indeed. i see the rocket hog being a giant assist machine. our testing just went to show how useless the hog really is. but thats why it's so fun to get good with and drive, so in all honesty... im excited to try to make it work well :)


so... is this only going to be in invasion? :( i want it to be in matchmaking too. probably will be eventually
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:23 pm

I wonder if it will be in invasion slayer... that would be interesting.... Also, I see the revenant as a counter to the rocket hog. The revenant's ability to move laterally is almost untrackable with the rocket hog. If they do intend to include the rocket hog, hopefully they will test it with some ggn people. ::panic::
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:25 pm

Rocket hog only tracks on flying vehicles.
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:32 pm

I know, but I'm talking for the gunner to manually track. Have you tried to hit an enemy revenant on Campaign legendary with tough luck on? Nigh on impossible unless you are very close to the revenant, and then you have a good chance of both dying.
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:44 pm

I can't wait to try it out! With a good gunner this time. KAT SUCKS!

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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:11 pm

why cant we just have a damn guass hog? thats all i want in Halo but they never put it in MM...
 
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Re: Rocket hog in MM!!

Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:08 pm

Rogue Sins wrote:
why cant we just have a damn guass hog? thats all i want in Halo but they never put it in MM...


Because its overpowered? :shrug:
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