- lag in specific areas / times / amount of players in the area and on which hardware?
I always find that the Kavala layout, kinda laggy obviously. ARMA is terrible for close combat play.
- areas without sufficient cover to spawn / attack / defend?
Sector A flag in Zaros, for Independent I think, while there is some cover and walls, the middle is just completely open. I just have a bad feeling about it, it always turn into a meat grinding. Also a bit laggy.
- specific layouts that you really like?
I liked most layouts on Stratis, you should have more on Stratis again, LITE is really dope on that map IMO. Malden can suck a big fat one if it's not the island layout.
- specific layouts you really dislike?
Northwest, I like it but I also hate it. Kore flag creates some huge stalemates, coupled with Lakka being so far away it has a really weird dynamic going on for it. and the Syrta flag is also a giant pain in the ass to cap as well, super easy to defend, really difficult to find MHQ spots without it being glaringly obvious.
While the layout in Zaros with the sector flags are fun, as soon as one team breaks through and manages to cap every single sector, the other team just ends up leaving in despair. Not as much a layout issue more so of an attitude issue I feel. It must be a recent thing because it did not use to happen. I think people have just gotten better at pushing? People like to complain other players suck massive dongs, but the skill really has gone up IMO.
- is the balance/mixture and ratio of teams fulfilling?
Absolutely, people like to complain on Opfor stacking but it's actually not that bad anymore.
- is the balance/mixture and ratio of islands fulfilling?
Personally, I want more island based layouts, it creates a different kind of gameplay that not many of us are used to playing. Inserting with helis is still very difficult and those layouts really reward the good pilots that we have in this community because you really got to dip down and then gtfo asap and hoping your load don't get machine gunned or you get AAd
- is the balance and ratio of regular/lite fulfilling?
I like it better now, I still have a problem with LITE being twice in a row. Not as much for my own sake but it just kills the server for that day typically when that happens.
- Additional suggestion / feedback
Machine gun nest addition, if it would be possible to buy a kit that you can load into a truck, and then you can deploy a machine gun nest, while making it quite expensive could help promote more rush in plays, or place it ontop of a mountain and rain down. Can seem overpowered but you'll still be a sitting duck, just some sandbag wooden tiny encampment. Might make it more campy? But you'd also be a sitting duck.