it seems to be getting so much play lately on every game type......like every third game we play raid 2 times, play 3 more on different maps then back to raid two times......its not a bad map, but please can we mix it up a little bit. at least were not getting hijacked nearly as much anymore
If you get in the right lobby, you can do extremely well; if you can find a way to flank your enemies you're set for the game, and a lot of weapons are good; SMGs in the middle, Shotguns in the buildings, Snipers/ARs down by the pool. The spawns are great, the positions for flags, hardpoints, domination points, etc. are well-placed, and there are no good camper/head glitch spots. I got my remington gold on it, too
Raid is one of the few maps with any size to it, and caters to AR users/snipers/LMGs over shotguns and to an extent SMGs. Even though you can still do very well with an SMG on this map and any map really. Still, its a range map, and the spawns are actually good on it, hard to flip, and each side is well developed. Yeah you can get some headglitchers in the rock garden, but if you get killed by them more than once its your fault not theirs. Of the launch maps, its one of the best made, right up there with Standoff. You might hate it, but that doesn't change the fact its a good map and will continue to garner votes.
Raid is just one of the best maps, even now with the DLC. Every gun can hold its own, whether it's an AR, SMG, sniper, shotgun, you can find a place to do well. Also the map is designed so that it has no camping spots (you'll obviously find some campers, but they're much easier to deal with or avoid)
Your FAL is a great anti-sniping tool. If facing snipers that like to hunker down in the shadows, throw a target finder on there (don't listen to any grief) and you will not worry about it again. I always keep a class with this setup for this very reason (or SMR).
Great for headshots too.