Kicking off 2012 also means kicking off the new v1.60 patch. If you are not patched up, then get it done ASAP.
The new patch makes serious changes to the AI. They now have pretty sharp eyes, spotting players (and especially vehicles) at greater ranges. And once spotted, the AI will often waste little time putting some fire on your location. After a bit of testing, what this means is that encountering a 3 or 4 man patrol isn't just a target shooting exercise, as before. If they are within 150m, we've got a chance for a 1:1 loss ratio within our own group before the AI are all down.
AI need to be spotted early, and treated as threats at all times. This means using clean radio discipline: Target, heading, range.
Since these changes impact how our library of missions will play, tonight we're going to gauge the AI by playing a few older missions. In addition, Taosenai has a new mission for tonight too, We'll play it #2 tonight, then follow up with some tried and true missions.
This means no Sahrani Campaign mission this week. It'll resume next week.
See you there!