As the post suggests, I am asking for a reasonable buff to the BM-31-12. While true that it isn’t a “meta vehicle” or consistent, I would like the vehicle to be somewhat playable. As such, I would like to suggest three reasonable buffs that would sit in line with how similar other vehicles have been treated.
Firstly, please give the truck scouting. You only have 12 rounds which you fire off instantly, and it takes over 2 minutes to replenish them on points. You’re also unable to engage targets closer than 600 meters on level ground. A similar vehicle with this buff would be the Zachlam Tager. As such I believe this is a reasonable request.
Secondly, please give the truck a rangefinder. While true that it doesn’t have one, the rockets have just as much drop as the Sturmtiger and you’re often forced to just sit a kilometer away aiming at a neutral cap until vehicles drive onto it. Due to this vehicle’s ballistics and minimum range of 600 meters, I believe it is reasonable to give this truck a rangefinder.
Thirdly, please decrease the time it takes to reload your rockets on a capture point. Games are often decided in less than 10 minutes, so the fact that you can run out of rockets with no reliable way to get kills the second the match starts with no way to rearm and stay useful is very punishing. If the vehicle could stay at a distance and play support from friendly held territory while shelling defenders, it would at least give it a purpose. This would require skill and luck while still being a derpy gimmick.
I would appreciate anyone’s thoughts and support here. I truly love these wacky vehicles, but I find this one to be nearly unusable in its current situation with not even a BR change capable of saving it.