FLX wrote:wingen013 wrote:So why do these have a lower rate of fire than older RPKs? I did some reading and it seems that it was a fairly incremental upgrade that featured a faster rate of fire. Just curious as to what the justification is. Was it a doctrinal change?
Because when you have to change your drum magasine every 75 rounds your average RoF is lower than when you carry boxes of 200 rounds.
(And be happy that I didn't consider it's using the 45 rounds mag)
Sorry but how does this answer make any sense when the RoF in the armory is a completely arbitrary stat?
The game files define the number of hit rolls in a salvo, time between each hit roll and time between each salvo (magazine reload). That is what defines how fast it can actually kill/damage stuff in the game.
Then the game adds number of rounds per salvo/hit roll (can't remember now), this has absolutely no effect on damage, but is the defining factor in calculating ingame RoF.
This is also the reason why SPAAG RoF is completely arbitrary and carries no relation to actual damage output.
On that note, I'm still waiting for a straight answer on this, because it's a contradictory statement.
I.e. I'm looking for an acknowledgement that this is an issue that is being worked at:
urogard wrote:[EUG]MadMat wrote:urogard wrote:RPK-74 and clones RoF is still not fixed
RPK isn't broken, hence won't be fixed. And as many others, its stats were refined in the DLC's first patch.
So, here is a statement: it won't be changed, even less "fixed".
Hence you've got an official answer, any further mantra-ing "still no" will be deleted.
I wasn't talking about RPK. Nowhere did I mention even once the RPK. I was talking about RPK-74 and clones, hence completely different weapons.
One final question with respect to this, since my original question hadn't received an answer, and to avoid misunderstandings I'll rephrase it:
So you actually intentionally intended to change it so that RPK (old) to deal 30% more damage than all the newer RPK variants (LADA, -74, etc.)?
While at the same time denying USSR access to this older but more powerful MG variant of the RPK and only giving them the RPK-74 which is significantly weaker than the RPK.
Yes or no?
Connected to this question, is the question whether NK intentionally only has access to the RPD with 0.08 HE/s which is the lowest possible CQC MG damage output and not a single infantry option with access to a better MG?