It seems like its only real niche is killing vehicles from a vantage point. If you're actually sniping, the DMR's roughly as effective and far easier to use, if you're anywhere near a vehicle you're better off with... well any other explosive, really.
Perhaps more to the point, what motivates someone to pick the SL from an ordinance drop? --- ...and that's how I came to be known as the Flourescent Haberdasher.
The only time I call in a sl is if there's a bunch of vehicles around. The only time I think it would be effective for killing Spartans is when they arefar away and you know they will just hide after shooting them with a dmr. This way if you keep the laser off them when charging you can kill them before they hide
Well, for starters, I use it because it's my favorite weapon in HALO by far.
Second, I use it on infantry if there are no enemy vehicles out.
Third, I use it if I'm not going for any particular weapon Commendation or I didn't get the choice for a weapon I still need the Commendation for(which at this point is only Needler, Fuel Rod, Concussion Rifle, & Beam Rifle). --- RE4, REmake, HALO 1 & 3, & other videos here v http://www.youtube.com/user/Jaidabecca
I barely use them because I know I'll never get a kill with it. I'll either be killed trying to use it or I'll run out of ammo and have to ditch it without making a dent on anyone due to its slow charge and people moving slightly to the left or right just as I fire it. --- "If you don't like something, don't watch it again. Why whinge about it on a forum to a load of divs? Don't worry about it." - Karl Pilkington
I've actually killed more infantry with it than people in vehicles. It's great for Banshee control or taking out a hog, but nothing is as satisfying as frying someone across the map with it while they jump dodge and try to strafe away from the laser. --- What do I look like Mr Frank-****-For-Free? No doe, Hoe? You can't **** with me THIZZ IZ WHAT IT IZ -- GT: Spidux
BTB Exile is the easiest map to pick up almost every single weapon commendation there is. Being populated 90% by idiots and people that don't know how to FPS certainly helps that. --- What do I look like Mr Frank-****-For-Free? No doe, Hoe? You can't **** with me THIZZ IZ WHAT IT IZ -- GT: Spidux