Originally Posted by choC.
Strength in numbers is definitely applicable in this game.
Definitely but also do not forget that the strength of a group is limited by the strength of the weakest link.
At certain point, having more people becomes less and less productive - imagine you're looting some tents and the following happens within few seconds:
overwatch: all clear guys ... hold on who is that leaving the north tent?
someone: i don't know which direction is north is it to my left or my right?
looter1: that's just me
looter2: wtf someone just shot me! i don't know where i am though
everyone: who is shooting
overwatch1: i think we might have a hostile among tents
looter1: it's me guys don't shoot!!
looter2: i am bleeding
overwatch: who just left tent1 !?
someone: which one is tent1?
overwatch2: two hostiles approaching from the rightr
everyone: whose right!?
Meanwhile a single ninja-logger-in is cleaning out our guys
So yeah, the more people in the group - the more important is discipline:
- clear comms
- how important is what you want to say - does it even apply to current situation?
- if you're lost, find your own way, now is not the time to complain about not having 2nd monitor
- always announce ALL of your gunfire always, all of it - how many shots/what you are shooting at.
- if you're moving to a new location - attempt to announce it BEFORE one of our snipers tells everyone to get down because he's about to fire.
- never use left/right. it means nothing to anyone except you. oclock directions rarely, always use Never Eat Sour Wheatbix. If you don't know compass directions at all times/in all places - reconsider what you are doing in this game/in the group.
Now all this is pretty nice in theory - but under fire = stressful situation, people dying = people panic = comms ALWAYS deteriorate because people always forget discipline. It's part of the realism and ultimately part of the draw of the game I think
Still, adding more people is only as good as the discipline of the individuals