I'm developed a new and fun game for those who Recon with a silencer on. If the defenders around an M-Com are doing a good job of holding it and you want to draw some people off, set up a Spawn Beacon in a fairly stupid place. Make sure it's nice and open and should be easily found. Defenders will flood off the M-Com when one of them spots the beacon to take out the people they think are spawning in, which is nobody.
Meanwhile you have taken a nice overwatch position on the beacon and just rack up those corpses. I took out 7 dudes on Sharqi last night before they realised it was just one dude dropping them and the rest of my team had broken into the B room and set off the M-Com.
After a week of dedicated Recon playing I've noticed that you really can completely change the game with a cheeky tactic and a bit of luck.
I remember playing a Metro game a good while back, must be a month or two at this stage, but for the fact of the complete and utter stupidity of my team mates I'd have forgotten it had ever happened.
On the first phase, I was on the defending team. After several waves of failed attempts to plant the attackers decided to hold back a bit and maintain tickets. A few minutes later, an orange blob appears on my minimap out on the little island in the lake. Its a recon guy. After trying a few pot-shots, I give up as he's taking cover/out of sight/out of range and leave it to the recon guys on my team. But oh no! Not everyone on my team has that line of thinking.
Suddenly, a flux of 7/8 guys comes over to the shoreline to try and get him. Next thing you know, 'A' mcom has been planted. Do my team mates drop what they're doing and go for the objective? The hell they do! They're still standing, waiting for this one guy to pop his head up. Moments later 'B' is armed and now there's 5 people on top of it and 'A' almost gone.
The remaining guys on my team and I made a valiant attempt to go for both mcoms, but in the end we were overwhelmed and we lost them. As I respawned in the underground, I watched in joy as the killscreen lit up with those retards who were still waiting for one guy.
Never underestimate the power of distraction tactics.