I can't believe how different Black Ops 2 is from all the other COD titles...and this is not a compliment. I have started to "adapt" as some shortsighted individuals have suggested, and here is what I have found:
To deal with the constant UAV spamming, I now carry the FIM stinger and also two Black Hats... and it still doesn't cover the amount of UAVs flooding the air space. Coupling this with the now awful Ghost perk, I find myself spending about 60% of the match looking up in the sky dealing with these damn things.
One would think, "So what? At least you are getting points to put towards your own score streaks!" False. By the time I have taken down two of these things, some red dot chaser has found me looking like I am admiring cloud patterns and has killed me erasing any progress I may have had.
I think that the game could be put back on a good path by fixing the Ghost perk so that I can at least not feel the IMMEDIATE need to stop my hunt and look at the sky, or lower the Counter UAV streak so that you can utilize it easier. I am sick of spending the majority of the match looking at the sky dealing with these damn things and not actually focusing on the players, and I know I can't be the only one that feels this way.
The game is made to be extremely easy for little kids and casual gamers. That and it's pretty much complete garbage. Besides the first Black Ops, Call of Duty has experienced an exponential decline in playability. Anymore it caters to 10 year olds and Swaggots that want to be good at a video game.
I don't mind people that love to run and gun and get easy kills, but to subject absolutely EVERYONE to that one style of gameplay seems unfair to me. UAVs just seem to taken the front seat in this game and it is eerily reminiscent of Halo where people are just chasing red dots.
The fact that I can't even sit in a spot as a sniper for a minute without saying to myself, "damnit all" when a UAV gets called is really started to get old to me. Turbine was clearly made for sniping, but you can go ahead and forget doing that properly...unless you are making an UBER SWEET YOUTUBE MONTAGE of quick scoping...pass.
This game was made by the devs with the help of pro players (hence the million headglitches) so it's not made for the average player. BO2 was supposedly made for pro players and to help everyone adapt to some of their strategies, but if a 8 year old boy at gamestop can win a free-for-all while quickscoping on opening day against some teenage tryhards then something is wrong with these "pro" players who hold themselves to such degree. All I'm saying is that if little kids can play this game better because they rush nonstop then you have a problem with the mechanics..
Couldn't agree more with all of you guys if daddy vahn doesn't stop catering to 10yr olds and scrubs we might as we kiss the whole cod series good by. This very sad to me considering I've been playing since cod 2 and have been camping hard since cod 4. It's so stupid that you not only have to moving for ghost to work but you can't even be crouched or ads without showing up for the dot chasing scrubs.
tbh the maps need to be much bigger, the way their designed atm someone can run across the map before you can lock onto a UAV and shoot it down.
I couldn't agree more. I've went back and watched games in theater mode. The second a uav goes up, they either sit in a corner waiting for the kill or they do a 360 and head directly for you. They want more people to buy their games? How in the world would a new player start this game and survive? If it was me, I would trash it immediately. I at least know what's going on. This game will live forever in peoples minds as being the worst cod in history unless they fix it. I don't think they care enough to fix it.
Most of the problem with UAV spam lies within the way Ghost is implemented, AND the way scorestreaks are handled. The higher scorestreaks (1100+) for an average player are pretty much not reachable so the best option is UAV, care package, hunter drone/hellfire missle. All the whiny babies complained that Ghost did too much in Black Ops and that is why they changed it. What they should have done is made Ghost ONLY protect you from UAV, instead of the other requirements. They already split the "stealth" class into FOUR perks, and by making Ghost a former shell of itself, they have made the game in "baby monitor mania". I literally played 4 games earlier and between the 2 teams there were 57 UAV's called in. FIFTY SEVEN. That is 14.25 PER GAME. This right here should be a red flag as to just how overused the UAV is due to the following reasons
1. Ghost is unlocked at level 55, the last level
2. Counter UAV is unlocked at level 33, AND requires nearly DOUBLE the amount of points as UAV
3. UAV is the LOWEST scorestreak
4. UAV shows the ENTIRE team where the enemy is
Actually if you think about it, the UAV is almost as effective as the Blackbird from Black Ops.
if the maps where well designed as the first BO maps then ghost and UAV spam wouldn't be as big of a problem as it is now.
ghost is just as annoying if not more annoying than the original BO just because theres no actual straight lines of sight past 10 meters