Situational Awareness is the ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regards to the mission. More simply, it’s knowing what is going on around you.
I am amazed at how many veteran players in this game still have no idea what to do and when to do it. For example, tank enters base of defending team. Snipers continue to snipe, **** keeps right on assaulting, Medics go right on medicating, and one lone Engineer attacks the tank with a rocket and is quickly killed. The attacking team rolls though all the mcoms and the game is over, you lose. Every map in Rush with the exception of Cold War, Nelson Bay, and White Pass have either tanks or helicopters in them. If you want to snipe or medic or assult I recommend you play those maps exclusively. The balance of the map packs require that you lean heavily towards playing Engineer. Ever heard the term "stupid blue guys?" They are the 5 or more snipers camped on the right hill in Arica Harbor doing their best to stop a 3 tank **** on the first base. The attacking team knows they are there. The game is old and no one is fooling anyone anymore. So why are you all still scurrying up there? Poor Situational Awareness. Those tanks and humvees and ATV's are someone elses problem. I just need 30 more kills for a platinum star on my GOL. Why would I carry a tracer gun? What happens if I get jumped? I need my pistol. Who cares that I can trace a tank from up there and the 2 or 3 players that are playing engy can fire rockets that home in on it's postion even if it's moving. I can mortar strike them as long as they stay still. What? Your tank needs fixing? That's not my job. I have to pass out ammo and revive downed players out in the open so they can get shot again and again. I'll stand right behind my sniper buddy and if he gets shot I can get mad revive points. Instead of doing what you want to do, try doing what has to be done. Then you can say to your friends, "I have mad situational awareness" the next time they try to brag to you about their beastly KDR.