Narcissistic 2036 wrote:Stunned helicopters should be changed though. Let them fly off in a random direction, trying desperately to shake off the AA fire, rather than the current effect where the pilot's leg suddenly becomes extremely heavy when he panics. Frankly all of helicopter movement could use an overhaul but making helicopters only ever rout and other units only ever become stunned would do for now.
I love the sound of helicopter pilots just FLYING AS FAST AS THEY CAN AWAY FROM ANY BULLETS. One way to choose the retreat point, is the center of the largest point-blob within 10km with the lowest/least eligible hostile forces (in total points) within 1km of it.
I was envisioning the current rout behavior of "LOL let's all just go this way" being given solely to helicopters rather than any major changes. Maybe in future they could be given something similar to the 'move out of fire' AI behaviour to allow them to move out of envelopes of fire. I'm somewhat concerned about helicopters flying over rifle infantry, going halfway past them, deciding they don't like it, turning around next to them and flying back over them 'to safety'. Also I'm not sure that greatly increasing the chances of the unit (e.g. Longbow, Ka-52) being preserved is a good plan, although I'm willing to change my view on that.
If nothing else can they please stop circling like nutters when stunned. They can sit still and be quiet like everyone else.