Unfortunately I am not SVER and does not win all the time which means my only joy is to get a minor defeat if at all possible haha.
And no, I haven't had a job like that, I dunno what's that something you are talking about but I am talking about thinks that you REALLY should know, for example. Don't snipe where people have to walk around you or just plain block roads/doors/openings, FRAGO - Something leaders SHOULD KNOW WHAT TO DO!, wait up for your team before planting charges (unless you are know you are not gonna get the charge off and you are just doing it for the distraction.), actually revive people in front of you even if they are not your team... (really, how many people have ignored you, even when you have a mic yelling them to rez you?), lets see... don't shoot your team, don't knife your team, don't crash your car at the other team's car, don't park in a place where 3 bunkers can shoot at you, don't kill yourself, don't poison gas where you spawn (really, it has happened before.), don't throw nades at a wall thinking it will deflect and bounce else where because nades in MAG will just drop straight down after hitting something, and some other stuff like don't wander off, don't hide behind boxes waiting to be killed, don't think that window right there makes you invisible because people can still shoot you, don't give up!
And communication isn't the easiest way to win, SVER does have a lot of other tactical advantages and being a SVER player you NEED TO ACCEPT THAT FACT. People can talk all day about their dog died or how their day is, or some other language I don't understand, but that doesn't mean they will win. It's more than communication, it's team harmony. Two people arguing on mics just makes the team worst, so I think it's just more of experience of players (Something that SVER have too much of, lol.) that brings in the wins.
I for one enjoy using the headset as I have fun with the banter (I've been known to sing "Suicide Is Painless" -Theme from MASH while fighting) which i know some find annoying. I do also see its tactical advantages and am pretty good at (trying) to follow orders.
Sometimes, because I have a new baby, I will go mic-less and just try to do what I'm told and try to be helpful. I have been kicked off at least once for reasons unknown to me, and now this string brings this to light -uncool a**holes.
The headset certainly enhances the gameplay, but is NOT a 100% neccessity.
SL = MIC
PL = Mic
OIC = MIC
basicly what i am trying to say is if you have a leadership postion you NEED A MIC, how are you supposed to tell your PL leader that you could use a tac refresh, then the PL asks his other squads...when everyone or most everyone gets back to him he contacts the OIC and says" YO MY PLATOON NEEDz DAT REFRESH" or whatever...then BOOM!! more strikes!
cant do that with out a mic...period
just being apart of the squad without a mic is fine as long as you follow the FRAGO
or you could just hook a keyboard to your PS3 and type the OiC a message maybe?
I'd say it depends on your position. If you are a normal soldier or a Squad Leader, it isn't a must have. But it's always a good thing, especially as a squad leader, to be able to communicate with your squad.
Now, if you are a Platoon Leader, a mic is a must. Being able to communicate with all 4 squads gives your team a serious advantage. Not being able to puts your platoon at a huge disadvantage.
And if you are an OIC, it is also a must. You have to be able to command 127 other players on your team. If you can't, your team has a huge disadvantage, one that could change the outcome of the game.
I believe it is a choice to have it but i don't have one though i say who cares if you don't have a mic, even if you do, what good are you doing, your only giving out commands but if you don't haveone your most likely to be more consentrated on the game, so its a yes no, and i have also been kicked before because i didn't have one though i had been lvl 55, 579 points in 10 minutes in a sabo b4
Communication helps out A LOT in this game and without mics there is no communication.
It's not just about giving orders and whatnot (but a squad leader should ALWAYS have a mic) but communicating with your team and sharing info.
For example, when I play as a sniper I usually spot a lot of targets and I can then forewarn my teammates, this helps out a lot and that's just one example.
Mics are more important than you think, they are not crucial to play the game, but good communication greatly enhances the overall effectiveness of your squad and team.
Seriously, either stop complaining or just get a mic and start talking, it's as simple as that.
As long as your not a PL or OIC.
SL don't really need one. The few in your command will usually follow a fraggo. Some might even follow a waypoint, but not man SL's use em.
A mic makes things way better. Tactical information, telling your squad exactly what you want to do.
Needed? No. Helpful? Heck yeah!