Let's get a few things straight...
1. This is a video game, not a real war. Real war is not supposed to be fun, this game is.
2. It is much easier to see a person that is moving than a person that is not moving.
3. Camping doesn't just have to be in one spot. Moving from one corner to a bush, to a window, is still camping.
4. Camping might be the legit and intended way to play games like TDM, but so what? It's still boring and gives the guy who doesn't want to camp a disadvantage.
5. Anyone who thinks camping takes more skill needs to G T F O.
This is not about how people should play. I could care less how you chose to live your life. This is about accepting who you are. Why? Because people need to know the truth, not live in some self serving fantasy.
Yes camping is legit. How could it not be? In fact, this game almost wants you to camp. And no, not just in a corner. Also behind a car, or on the ground in an alley, or any other position where you just wait to pull the trigger.
In games like MAG, it actually took several bullets to take someone down. So even though people could camp, a truely skilled player might be able to out shoot the camper. Not the same in this game.
In this game kills are quick. First to see, first to kill, is normally the case. Not always, but of course the advantage goes to the first to shoot. If you're camping, you will be the first to shoot almost every time.
So camping gives you a tactical advantage. That part is clear.
Should you do it? Well that's up to you. Of course everyone has a right to camp. I could camp all day if I wanted to. This game is all about camping. Let's just make it clear that the guy moving is risking much more.
Some people would say that risking more is stupid. I disagree. This game is all about stats. People always talk about their stats. The problem is, stats don't always reflect a players true skill. Someone might have a high KDR from camping, but compared to another players 'Rush' KDR, it means very little.
Well let's use money as an example. Two guys are very rich. One guy went to college, started a business, and worked hard for his money, the other guy inherited it from his father.
Which guy should get more respect? Any normal person would say the guy that worked for it, of course.
That's the point.
If you camp, your kills mean much less than if you rush, because they were easier. So yes, it is legit, but it's cheap and you should simply acknowledge this instead of trying to compare yourself to a better player.
There is an achievement given in each map to the player who travels the farthest distance. This is the stat that people need to respect. Not because he blindly rushed without looking, but because he had the courage and the honor to look for the enemy, instead of hiding like a cowardly frightened cat under a car.
Yes, real soldiers camp, but this is a game and real war is not supposed to be fun.
So camp if you want, just accept that you are terrible.
This is not a complaint. I love killing campers, and everytime one kills me I give them very little credit. This is about the camper simply accepting that he plays like trash. Simple.
Because winning isn't everything. I get losses all the time from being thrown into a late game. And people playing free for all get a loss if they don't finish first. The win stat means very little in this game.
What's more important is how good you are personally. I rather die with honor than live a coward.
Because... "They may take our lives, but they'll never take... our freedom!!!" LoL. J/K.
Your choice. Play with some courage and skill and find the enemy, or wait for him to come to you. Just accept what you really are.
It's funny to guess the ages of some of these idiots.
Obviously, since COD has so many little brats who haven't fully developed the abillity to reason yet, there will be a lot of people who try to make up some BS about 'different playstyles' and accuse people of 'complaining'. But that's all beside the point.
You little brats might come up with excuses to camp, but any intelligent adult will agree that camping doesn't take a lot of skill and deserves very little respect.
Because that's what it's all about. Everyone bragging about a high KDR or WLR just wants the respect of everyone else that he is a good player. Well, bragging about kills you get from camping is just a joke.
So again, I'm not telling you that you should play a certain way. I expect the little kids to suck and have to camp. Just understand that your stats are garbage just like you.