Because people think the chopper is unfair on this map. They go back to the same rooftop they got killed by the chopper and get killed another 10 times. They'd rather blame the chopper than their own stupidity.
I rarely get killed by the chopper more than a couple of times when im actually moving between the flags as infantry.
I have to agree with you somewhat. If you want the C flag so much, be prepared to die ALOT. not just heli... but campers with c4 as well.
take a tank and take down the building. Still does not stop the heli run, but it does expose him to a greater area to be attacked.
But with what? The tank / rpg. Yes i had a few LUCKY shots but jeesh, that like shooting thru the eye of the needle. studied many a vid of well known gamers like xfactor explaining how to lead etc, etc... even commented on another guy who made a montage of all his heli kills. Was much impressed. Then i checked his stats and saw it even worse than mine. And mine is terrible. Even the almighty Xfactor did a couple of battlefeels of him doing it. Make no mistake. That man is good with the skill canon - rpg and tow. But then on other unedited gameplay i do see him miss a couple of times
So that tells me taking down heli with non locking weapon takes serious skill or luck - you decide.
Then you turn to the "loved" igla's or stingers. I have no problem resorting to these nubetoobs. I remember back in the day of bf3, trying to push out of spawn camp on firestorm, lvl 100 going ham , i took him out with igla... i get message "really, lvl 100 using igla". Even if it means a ban from a server, i WILL whip it out to help the team, or just take down the annoying heli.
So why not use it on SoS. Well it completey useless on this map. 4 igla missiles against unlimited counter measures? Yes it takes time to come back, but enough time to run inbetween the many buildings... and all the while you have half the other team sitting on roof tops sniping at this noob sitting in the open trying to track a heli. And if you lucky enough to have C flag, you go to top to get away from snipers and get better visibility on heli giving more time to get second shot after counter measure wears off, but after first shot, and if he good pilot, he follows the missile trace and there you are noob... you try to run behind cover but he just spams the building and the splash damage is just to much.
So it sometimes easy to say team not doing anything to take down heli, but especially on SoS, you simply can't if he / she a very good pilot. Which sadly i'm not so i can't get in heli and do something about it. I don't even try. Even if i wanted to... noobs just love it. there is a queue. You wonder why the hell we have no flags, chances are half you team standing in line for the heli.
This is why i only play locker. If i do accidentally venture outside this "safe" environment, and find myself against this type of ownage, my best defence is the quit button.