tips and tricks
I've commed quite a bit in pubs, and enjoy it, when i'm not going through commophobia
so i thought i'd write a tiny post on medpack delivery, medpack spamming, whatever you want to call it.
most of the time, you don't wanna medpack a vanilla rine not carrying anything in a non-crucial area of the map.there are always exceptions, such as trying to gain the trust of rines whatever. but in general, it's a bad policy to medpack a rine just cuz they got an owie, you'll be bound to give them medpacks for every little nick and boo boo they get from the big bad aliens.
you usually should be medpacking later in the game, when you got the rez, and if the rine is
-in an important area
-doing really well for you
-carrying expensive stuff
now, i sometimes read about how some comms have problems with hitting rines with medpacks. it's actually quite simple.
Running to a WP or Guarding
you just lead them with the packs. if they are along a path, drop it ahead of them. if they are still, drop it in FRONT of them. the odd time you miss, they will waste precious time chasing their tails looking for it.
In a Firefight
in the heat of battle, try not to rain down the medpacks, it can be quite distracting for them, and a waste of rez for you. if it's an intense firefight, drop it someplace safe, where you think they will duck behind to reload. if it's in an open area, and he's jumping around trying not to get his knickers in a skulk's gnashers, drop it evenly around him, so he'll EVENTUALLY hit one.
it helps if you know the map well, because you'll want to drop the packs in ledges and areas where he can refuel/be safe.
be careful of where you drop it. at times, very high map geometry can kinda hold onto the medpack and make it sink slowly through until hitting the ground. this can be a fatal error for your rine, and a waste of rez. also be wary of ground that seems to suck up the medpack. areas to look out for
-anyplace where the ground is uneven, think the ground in biodome hive on ns_origin
-low hanging lamps are also notorious for slowing medpack delivery, think painted corridor on ns_nothing
hope this helps