Funny how you only appreciate some things whe they're gone. Like pop tards - although frankly, I never understood the hype in the first place. I wasn't cut down by them the minute I stepped away from the drop. I found them fairly easy to counter: YOU know where they would be when they come out of cover, but they wouldn't know where you will be. That's actually an advantage against a pop tard. And that "auto-duck behind cover after the shot" might or might not be an incredible advantage - not getting off that second alpha before I could take cover might have saved me more often than is generally appreciated. On the other hand, there is one definite advantage to poptarding: Standing close to an obstacle, perhaps even sporting an AMS, you enjoy pretty good immunity against missiles. Thinking back, I think this made pop tards the natural opposite to LRM boats. And with poptards being stomped out, missile boats are everywhere. I used to advocate the LRM buff, I always said "if half the team brings an AMS then the LRM threat is very managable." But in the last two days I played quiet a few matches were either the majority of our team, or the opposite team, or both, were made up of LRM platforms. The match I played before posting this was pretty bad in that regard: On caustic, the enemy team took that hill between Theta and Kappa and pretty much just showered everything with LRMs. I think there were 6 Missile spammers on that team. And we were set up pretty well: At least half of our team did have AMS. And it was somewhat manageable as long as everybody was sticking together closely, for overlapping AMS zones. But the second someone walked away, he was utterly destroyed by 5, 10 salvoes of LRMs coming from all over the place. I find this really annoying. I really hope that once they fix the Jump jet nerf, things will go back to normal to some extend.