- Yes for 7.7 - 8.7 ; 9.0 - 10.0 ; 10.3 - 11.x.
- Yes for 7.7 - 9.0 ; 9.3 - 10.0 ; 10.3 - 11.x.
- Yes for 7.7 - 9.3 ; 9.7 - 10.3 ; 10.7 - 11.x.
- Make it alternating BR, like in Air Simulator Mode to switch up Meta helicopters periodically.
- No, I like it the way they are.
I would like to address an issue that we’re facing with the current Heli PVE mode we are all familiar with since the current matchmaking was set up for helicopters.
Having to participate in matches toghether with helicopters in a high difference in BR
can be an issue if you don’t have the tools to be effective enough in battle in order to score points. This can lead to frustration, low results and even battle abandon since most of the 7.7-8.3 helicopters struggle to get results against 9.3 ones and the same happens at 9.7-10.0 versus top tier ones.
Coming near the end of a match, this is how usually the end results will look like:
This is how matches mostly end up and - as you can see - there is a very huge gap between lower BR vehicles and top tier ones.
For lower BRs, my suggestion will be to include 7.7-9.0 helicopters (or similar) with limited range and number of ATGMs or none at all, which will not be able to dominate vs “dumb-fire” rockets like AH-1G, Japan’s UH-1B or AB.205.
This BR could be followed by 9.3-10.0 and afterwards separate the top tier by 10.3+ in order for the matches to be playable by mid-tier helicopters as well.
These BRs are not set up in stone however, I have made several suggestions on how to mix the helicopters in the matchmaking - including the sistem we have today for Aircraft Simulator battles with alternating BR ranges periodically. If you have other ideas, please feel free to also include another BR separation strategy for Heli PVE mode.
The addition of a new bracket will allow vehicles like the Bo.105 series, Mi-24, Ka-29, AH-1F & S series, UH-1 C & D, HKP9A and A109 (plus others that may join these ranks) to actually be effective in battle and be enjoyable to play in this game mode, as well as the upcoming helicopters in the game like AH-6 Little Bird or the OH-58 Kiowa to shine and not compete all the time with Appaches and Ka-50/52s.
This will also increase the interest in this game mode for players that did not reach the top-tier vehicles in their Helicopter trees.
Thank you and stay safe from those pesky AAs!