ok, if I got it right, you can teleport to a deployed jerico immediately from the vehicle station's teleporter. So why tribes2 tactics evolved in the way that doesn't take advantage of this fact? Why don't we use jericos as outposts and swarm the enemy base in juggi armors? It would certainly be much funnier than it is now... isn't it? ;D
This strategy is quite fun, especially if there are more than one team member to take care of the it. Teamplay, that's for sure.
Really, there's nothing wrong with your strategy. It's probably what the creators intended for the MPB (using scout armor to get there fast, swap to juggernaut, rape rape rape). It's just easier, if it's nearby, to keep your operations running.
By spamming nades/mines & GL under the belly of the MPB, a single player can take it down in a matter of seconds. A lone shrike can do the same. Out in the field it stands no chance without a couple defenders, which are probably better used elsewhere.
Also, everything he said about defense / rape.
But, there were long-distance maps where our gens got no attack, and I was able to do this very successfully and it was really fun. I did it a few times on Reversion, and some other big maps. Was it worth the 10 minutes of driving to the other end of the map, lol, not really, BUT it worked wonderfully as long as our gens were up. I beaconed the teleport pad and a big portion of our team used it.
Here's the trick: I had to park the MPB WAYYY behind their base, BUT ON A HILL ideally. That way, the MPB was really really far and the enemy couldn't see it, but the heavies coming down the hill could easily diskjump to a fast speed and get behind their base quick for the gen or the flag. Had a continuous HO train coming in, and they didn't figure it out, lmao. Good times. Sometimes the good players did finally figure it out.
"Hmm, there are an awful lot of heavies coming in to our base FROM THE WRONG WAY, this doesn't look right!"
I loved hiding MPBs way out of sight and giving the enemy team some mortar love from where they couldn't see it. So satisfying to just raid down pain on the enemy base while the teammates went in for the flag, generators, etc.