Every game, I mean literally EVERY game, our team never gets fire support because the observer always fucks off somewhere and gets himself killed.
I'm sick of this forced team play element. It's stupid. It doesn't encourage team play in a natural way. Rather, it forces two players to be glued to each other at all times. Playing as a commander is one of the most infuriating experiences I've ever had in a shooter. Want to call in a smoke barrage to cover your team's approach to the next objective? Too bad, your observer just ran out in the open and got domed by a sniper. Want a gunship to break the enemy's defense while you push in? Too bad, your observer is all the way on the other side of the map, staring down his 2x red dot sight pretending he's helping and playing "tactical".
For the love of god, NWI, stop being married to this stupid fucking mechanic. Nobody likes it. Nobody likes to play commander because it's always a frustrating experience. Nobody likes to play observer, either, because they don't want to be glued to the commander's ass all game long.
Just let me carry the goddamned radio myself. Maybe then I wouldn't feel like smashing a vase every time I make the mistake of picking commander.