Feature #7988

Increase zoom for spotting scope

Added by VKing over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:01/11/2010
Priority:Low Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:1.0.1
Component: Affected Version:
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Min zoom is now a fisheye view, and max zoom is less than the vector 21.
Should have a lot more powerful zoom and possibly mil markings?


Updated by rocko over 7 years ago

  • Category set to Config
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Target version set to 395

Updated by total22 over 7 years ago

the zoom level should not be variable either(for game play reason)
if you can zoom out with this thing you just have a 'zoomable binocular'
the zoom level should be constant, and should have a very narrow FoV, which makes people not to use the spotting scopes for 'spotting(scanning for/finding) targets'.
Spotting scopes are for observing bullet ballistics and impacts. Many people think wrong because of its name.

Updated by CarlGustaffa over 7 years ago

I wouldn't mind a zoomable spotting/scanning scope. I haven't heard that a spotting scope is unsuitable during scanning. Spotter is already in an undesirable position not being able to protect the team. Get out process is currently awkward but will hopefully be fixed in the future (if not already by latest patch). Zoom is not unheard of in real life:

So if a regular binocular is 5x, I wouldn't mind a spotting scope going from 10-20 or something (not sure what the above 6-100x translates to ingame). Meaning, as long as the zoom level is outside that of other visual aids, I'm happy having zoom ability on it. Makes the game a little more challenging for the spotter if he wants to use the scope for scanning purposes. Also keep in mind how you can't turn quickly enough in Arma2 when you are heavily zoomed in.

Fisheye is an obvious no no :) And it should "reach" way beyond the vector 21. Any mil scale should match up with the highest possible zoom, similar to all mil dot scopes, to retain "system compatibility" (?, everything being equal in operation).

Updated by Xeno over 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from 395 to Planned (Needs Contributors)

Updated by rocko over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version changed from Planned (Needs Contributors) to 1.0.0
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Updated by Sickboy over 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.0.0 to 1.0.1

Updated by Sickboy over 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.0.1 to 1.0.2

Updated by Sickboy over 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.0.2 to 1.0.1

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