I'm not sure if its just my own perception or not, but while sniping in Battefield 3, it seems as though depending on the map, the scope measures a distance. In other words, in a small map, a scope dot is a smaller distance than one in a large map even though i am using the same gun. Does the scope scale or is it just my own mind tricking me?
EDIT: I wanted to add why I want to know. I relate the player size in scope to distance. So if a player is 1 dot tall, then i put them at 500m as an example. With that, i know i need to aim 1 dot above the player's head to get the head shot. Granted, these are all general numbers, its the basic concept. However, it feels if i try to apply that scale from say metro, to Caspian Border, it isn't the same. It feels that on Caspian, 1 dot is more like 600m instead of the 500m. So then i have to adjust the position of the scope.
Again, the numbers aren't accurate to the game but it illustrates my question better (I hope).
EDIT 2: Since there is some confusion on my question, I'll try to clarify it some more.
With a static weapon setup (i.e. L96 with a 12x scope)
Does 1 scope dot = (X)m on all maps
- 1 scope dot = (X)m on Caspian (standard size map)
- 1 scope dot = 1/2(X)m on Metro (small map)
- 1 scope dot = 2(X)m on Gulf of Oman (large map)
EDIT: Made table clearer.