Not really, A3 hill is much higher than NF main, if there's no height difference the range would be much shorter. Why A3 hill? It is one of the few not-so-dangerous places where you can hit NF base as BE arty. If the arty have to move forward from A3 hill, it's pretty much dead, protected or not. It's not really half the map, just 1~1.5 square. Take Canyon as another example, our current arty range is just BE main rax to BE hill, I want it so that you can at least support the chokepoint next to it, I am not even talking about D4, just south side of D3. If you want to hit enemy forward base? You still gotta move forward. You are actually 150% perfectly safe when using Extended/HE, ninjas are your only threat.