If thats what you're worried about proxies are even worse, they take a few second to arm themselves, so you can't use em offensively or in a hurry.
I like proxies when im sniping just for cover
I can't wait to get RTM's! I'm one level away from getting them.
Well, RTMs can be detonated faster than proxies can be set, and 2-3 people using proxies gets old as xplosive said, but they can still watch my back better than most other players. Even if the proxie doesn't get anyone the pause people take to check or shoot it is enough to get a kill or at least let you know someone is coming. What I do sometimes when I use proxies is to try to kill as many people as I can before they manage to get to it, that makes it a little more interesting to me.
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When you're in a competitive game though (like a clan war) everyone is more conservative. And Proxies are normally banned anyway. So everyone uses RTMs and players use them like a tube (throwing both of them really fast when they spawn in 'common' player areas). And the best RTM throwers normally get the better scores in wars, so I would practice with RTMs on your gun and run class. And I would argue RTMs are better than Proxies if you're gunning and running.
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Proxies are more of a ''Hide And Seek'' kind of grenade in my opinion. You just throw them at a hinge of a door or even a corner in a hallway and people just run into them. On the other hand, RTM's are a ''Tactical'' grenade so you can just throw them at anytime at a person or at something then just detonate it when a enemy is near it. Also RTM's are good for when your in a sticky situation like when your being surrounded by 2 -3 enemies. You can just throw it at them whereas Proxies don't.
Good point made earlier by Zanapher about killing people while they are trying to destroy a mine - happens a lot!
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I remember when i used to stop to destroy mines back when i first started playing. I would always misjudge the distance and kill myself. Nowadays I really don't care that much, stopping to throw a grenade or moving slowly usually gets you killed anyway, I only do those if I'm sure there's a proxy right around the corner.