Ugh… that’s it. Deeply contrary to popular opinon, Strike at Karkand is the worst fucking level in Battlefield 2. God, I’m at the point of dropping out if Karkand comes up in the rotation.
In theory, Karkand should be the closest thing to a slam dunk for the MEC, the side I usually get stuck on. However, virtually every frickin’ game I’ve played on, my teammate idiots leave both fucking flanks wide open. 90-percent of the time, I find myself as the only defender guarding either the main base behind the river, or the northwest control point, and I can’t be in both places at once. Tonight, I was the only guy at the NW control point when 1 M1, 1 Humvee, and a squad of USMC come rolling up. And I had seen then coming on the UAV early, I was screaming for help to my squad and to my team, but the idiots didn’t respond. Again.
I did my best. No way I was going to kill that M1 with just an M16, so I waited for it to capture the flag and move on, and, from atop the roof of the building where the control point was at, proceeded to kill about 7-8 infantryman. They then sent guys up the ladder to try and kill me, but I killed them, stole their weapons, and kept going. I maanged to frickin recapture the flag single-handedly before they finally got me. The entire fucking time, I’m on my own despite my screams for help.
And this isn’t the only time this happens. There’s such a fucking myopic focus on that hotel control point that no one ever notices when a rear flag gets taken. Next thing you know, 75-percent of the USMC team is spawning back there and taking all the major control points. Meanwhile, only 25-percent of the MEC side manages to peel themselves away from that fucking hotel point.
Seriously people. Yeah, defense sucks, but it wins games. All you need is two four-man teams. One to guard the NW control point. The other to guard the river. The rest can spend their time at the hotel. That flag doesn’t matter. If the USMC takes it, they only push you back a little, and you can try and push them back. But if they get any of the control points on the flank or the rear, the MEC is completely fucked.
I’m getting sick of being the only guy trying to hold the river against squad after squad trying to infiltrate down that way. Tonight, I managed to cut down a three-man squad on my own doing just that. But they eventually overhwelm you, and next thing you know, they got one of the rear spawns and it’s game over.
I swear, it’s that simple. But. No. One. Ever. Figures. That. Out.