Ryathorz wrote:Perhaps you were in a particularly heavily overlooked base at the time.Atis wrote:Spits in corner with decent LOS is easy to snipe. Well-hidden spit will have little to no LOS i.e. useless.
Just using the layout below as an example - there are a million places you could put a spitfire at ground level where a sniper on the hill would have no chance. Those placed up high though are always going to be vulnerable, if not to a sniper then to AV weapons.
(I wasn't much of a CE guy back in the day but there was always plenty of it around. Spitfires were first and foremost used for AMS defense though)
There is second hill behind base, 2 snipers will cover almost everything. Any place invulnerable to them will have crappy LOS. Now try to find place for engi who repair /upgrade wall turret where snipers won't reach him. On other bases even vehpad is open.
Main point of CE is early alarm, slowing first wave down and preventing fast ghosthacking by random guy. After fight has started restoring CE helps by distracting attackers.