The EMP (scorestreak) is horrible.

#1Planeteer01Posted 12/31/2012 4:12:49 PM
It only lasts for 40 seconds and can be countered by a single perk. Why does anyone bother using it? Chances are if you get an EMP the enemy either A) doesn't have scorestreaks or B) their UAV can be better countered by a CUAV or FHJ.

CUAV > EMP
AGR > EMP
Escort Drone > EMP
Lodestar > EMP
etc. etc.

Arguments?
#2ICantNameGudPosted 12/31/2012 4:14:06 PM
>implying people use hardline on even a single class

If you go VSAT > EMP you get your dogs or swarm free.
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#3ICantNameGudPosted 12/31/2012 4:14:29 PM
*hardwired
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#4fatclemenzaPosted 12/31/2012 4:15:35 PM
It should last 60 seconds. I noticed that the effect wore off pretty quickly in this game. The only thing its good for is VSAT > EMP > Swarm since the assist points do most of the work.

EMP grenades are more effective.
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#5shadowsofdawnPosted 12/31/2012 4:15:36 PM
Its good for one thing: combining with VSAT for massive assist points.
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#6MightyGebPosted 12/31/2012 4:17:27 PM
Not quite. That same perk counters CUAV, so that's null. The EMP also counters the UAV streak by destroying it and preventing its use for that time period. The EMP directly beats pretty much every other streak in that sense. Hardwired is also the least used in its tier.

It has its place. I don't use it myself though.
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#7AlexanaxelaPosted 12/31/2012 4:18:31 PM
people equip the emp?
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#8Planeteer01(Topic Creator)Posted 12/31/2012 4:19:37 PM
ICantNameGud posted...
>implying people use hardline on even a single class

If you go VSAT > EMP you get your dogs or swarm free.


The EMP doesn't help in getting the dogs/swarm at all though. Like I said, a CUAV, FHJ, or hardwired would do the exact same job. You can obtain 3-4 CUAVS in the time it takes to earn a single EMP against semi-competent players. The EMP is also worthless against people that aren't good. It doesn't have a niche and is severely underpowered.
#9BipBapBamPosted 12/31/2012 4:19:39 PM
Planeteer01 posted...
can be countered by a single perk


Nobody uses hardwired...
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#10MrArmageddon8Posted 12/31/2012 4:20:45 PM
Worst scorestreak is the Dragonfire.