For those of you who've noticed, I like the heavy weapons. My all-time favorite is the noobtoob, I get a real thrill picking off snipers with a panzer rocket!
I've noticed two issues over the last year or so on jay 2 and nq3. Both inconsistent and only occasional but still an issue. The first is the "falling weapon". This hasn't happened in a while but it has happened to me on both above mentioned servers. It goes like this: I'm happily blowing up groups of enemies, maybe leaping out from my cover, weapon ready to fire when out of nowhere... my panzer falls to the ground and I see a brief message on the screen that says something like "weapons restriction....". I check the roster and notice one of the bots now has my precious. Sometimes I can recover it in limbo, sometimes not.
The other issue is also inconsistent but happens often enough to make me curious. I'll log onto one of my two favorite servers and notice no Soldier Class players but when I go to choose one of my two fav's (flame or panz) they are both unavailable.
Are there server settings or business rules that govern the use of heavy weapons? (other than the few I already know about, like: Only 1 type in theater use at any given time).
Is this a glitch or an intentional rule?