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Before, NWI said to report harassment through EAC. I've done that a number of times and have never received a response (when you hit submit, it displays a message to expect a response within 14 days). Does anything happen with these reports? Should we continue to report harassment through EAC until the new features are implemented?
I looked it up and the military only have one person in a squad carrying it. Leads me to believe its not the go to weapon for most situations.
Correct. The M249 is NOT a suitable substitute for a rifle. Personally, I never use it unless I'm in on defense in Push. In that case I can set up in a good spot and mow down approaching enemy like grass. It's far too unwieldy to use on the attack if you're at all interested in staying both highly mobile and accurate.
That's just personal preference, though. I can see where the M249 would be useful on the attack for suppressing defenders while assaulting troops advance or cutting off defending reinforcements from an objective, but that still involves planting it and firing from a stationary position.
Bottom line, I think the M249 is fine as-is.
When I see that I offer to be the observer and walk the new player through the commander role. Most of the time the offer is accepted and welcomed, and I get to teach new commanders not to smoke the objective they're defending.
On a side note, there has been a decent amount of recent discussion about the increasing toxicity of the community. One way to fight that is for veteran players to be welcoming and helpful towards new players. There will always be people who just don't know how to deal with people but, generally speaking, people will behave in a way that matches the way the community presents itself.