Alright, it may be that I’ve just busted out my tin-foil hat on this one, but I’ll never know unless I ask, so here it goes. Is the type of VC asset you’re most likely to encounter within a mission dependant on the type of mission you select? As a general rule, I like missions that involve hunting down and killing VC, so while I do occasionally take a recon/scout mission or something similar just to diversify, I generally stick to firebase attack, ambush, POW, pilot rescue, and dead drop.
On POW, there will always be at least one, and sometimes two enemy campsites within easy reach of my landing zone, so close that I can usually engage them before they have finished firing at my choppers. On dead drop, I have never hit fewer than three ammo caches, but rice bags and especially fuel depots/culverts are rarer than tits on a fish, as the VC’s speed modifier and vehicle chance have been maxed out at %25 for over a full tour now. Am I nothing but a raving lunatic, or am I just not playing enough of the right missions? Do deep recons have more rice bags? Will surveillance missions give me more fuel depots? Am I just really bad at finding them and trying to fob my failures off on game mechanics?
Fire away with your experiences, and good hunting all.