Frags are much better than plasma nades.

#1KIngdomSora50Posted 1/30/2013 7:48:28 PM
Frags actually help you stopping enemy charges and aren't ridiculously easy to dodge, and are far more reliable than stickies
They also can bounce of walls allowing you to destroy campers more easily.
#2enterthemadroxPosted 1/30/2013 7:50:19 PM
This is why I'm 6 frag kills away from level 4 of the commendations.

I like them, reliable as hell in several scenarios.
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#3ShadowMaster684Posted 1/30/2013 7:51:31 PM
It depends on the game types you play. Given that I play primarily BTIS, plasma grenades are almost a necessity, with all the vehicles. If I played smaller games - regular IS, Regicide, Oddball, that kinda stuff - I would definitely take frags with me.
#4enterthemadroxPosted 1/30/2013 7:53:12 PM
ShadowMaster684 posted...
It depends on the game types you play. Given that I play primarily BTIS, plasma grenades are almost a necessity, with all the vehicles. If I played smaller games - regular IS, Regicide, Oddball, that kinda stuff - I would definitely take frags with me.


See, I take frags with me on all playlists and try to throw them under vehicles if I have to and don't have my BR to shoot them with.
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#5ssj3bladePosted 1/30/2013 7:53:55 PM
Only bad kiddies use Plasma grenades, for that ghost throw once you've already killed them (their only chance of getting a kill)
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#6KIngdomSora50(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2013 7:55:45 PM
ShadowMaster684 posted...
It depends on the game types you play. Given that I play primarily BTIS, plasma grenades are almost a necessity, with all the vehicles. If I played smaller games - regular IS, Regicide, Oddball, that kinda stuff - I would definitely take frags with me.

Frags will help you much more in the long run given there is a lot of cover on the big maps, you shouldn't even try facing vehicles head-on like the Ghost or Mantis in the first place.
#7ShadowMaster684Posted 1/30/2013 7:57:24 PM
I prefer the reliability and quickness of vehicle destruction that plasmas offer. While frags are useable, they're not going to do very much against rampaging ghosts, even if you EMP them first. Frags are definitely stronger, and much better in tighter spaces, but I think plasma grenades are a little bit more utilitarian. They lose a lot of effectiveness with no vehicles around, though, save for the people who panic-stick every time they round a corner and see an enemy (and those guys are really annoying, I have to say).
#8ShadowMaster684Posted 1/30/2013 7:59:27 PM
KIngdomSora50 posted...
ShadowMaster684 posted...
It depends on the game types you play. Given that I play primarily BTIS, plasma grenades are almost a necessity, with all the vehicles. If I played smaller games - regular IS, Regicide, Oddball, that kinda stuff - I would definitely take frags with me.

Frags will help you much more in the long run given there is a lot of cover on the big maps, you shouldn't even try facing vehicles head-on like the Ghost or Mantis in the first place.


I destroy those things all the time. Admittedly, for ghosts it's ineffective to stick them - I mostly save sticks for warthogs. Usually the best way to take out a ghost user is to just EMP them and then punch them in the side of the brain-bucket before they can get moving again, and of course for mantises it's easiest to just board them. Still, having used both, plasma grenades are absolutely more reliable in the situations I find myself most often in.
#9enterthemadroxPosted 1/30/2013 8:02:38 PM
I don't use frags for ghosts, I prefer to try and shoot it to destroy it and if they charge, I'll jump over and try to hijack if possible.

Can't get close to mantis users to even try to board them, they always seem to spot me and kill me before I get close but those players who throw frags at a mantis annoy me.
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#10ShadowMaster684Posted 1/30/2013 8:07:04 PM
I like to think of myself as a vehicle destruction specialist, since nobody else on my team ever seems to want to bother with the things. I've probably destroyed half a dozen mantises in just a few games on Shatter today. The tricky part is clearing out all of the guy's teammates, then you just EMP him and either throw stickies then to damage him, or repeat-EMP until you can get up on him and board the thing.

Also, I'm sure nobody cares, but I have 367 Plasma Kill and 336 Vehicle Destroy medals, currently. Those are my 9th and 10th highest counts, respectively. A lot of those are double kills with warthogs, too, and occasionally triples - I've even gotten a couple overkills from the splash damage killing their nearby teammates. I just don't feel like frags could have gotten the same results.