I find using the recon is very different to BC2. I rarely used recon in conquest on BC2, simply because I felt like it was a waste. However, it was very useful in Rush providing your whole team wasn't full of recons. When defending the motion sensors were invaluable in defending MCOMS. I've seen many Rush games rescued on the very last MCOM of the whole map, simply by using sensors.|
In BF3, I don't feel they have the same effect – a lot of this is to do with not having sensors you can lob over a hill or building (I don't mind the change btw). Now, if I used recon at all, it's for the mobile spawn. However, I do them more useful in conquest now, but again, it's for the mobile spawn points.
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