And apparently a recent rule they made on their server to not use the non-tracer rounds because they are only in the game because they forgot to disable them..
Therefore I was wondering how many regular infantry actually load tracers into their regular magazines. I know in IDF the standard for rifles is 6 normal magazines (no tracers) and 1 all-tracer magazine, while LMGs (5.56) had 1/10 tracers (also often manually removed by the gunner). MMGs (7.62) had 1/5 tracers. HMGs (0.5") had 1/3 or 1/4 (don't remember exactly).
Does anyone have any concrete information about how US army/USMC/British Army/other 5.56 users actually load tracers into their magazines, in a 1/3 or any other ratio? And where it is actually a standard, do everyone actually go with it rather than take the tracers out? I just find it very weird that using 1/3 tracers in normal rifles is such a wide-spread standard (that I've just happened never seen any evidence for myself), and that those who serve in an army with such a standard don't go out of their way to re-load their magazines with 0 tracers.
If they end up forcing use of tracers in PR I will seriously consider shooting every 2rd round into the ground to avoid detection. I just can't believe people actually choose to use tracers as part of their regular ammo, as the disadvantages are so great compared to the advantages.
Note that the purpose of this thread isn't about how effective/ineffective tracers are, I'm sure we all know their advantages and disadvantages, but I was rather interested in who actually ends up loading them and going into combat with all his magazines having some sort of 1/X tracer load.
Thanks for any info!
Edited by galzohar, 05 August 2012 - 06:27 PM.