Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

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Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

While playing COD:BO2 this past week, I have been getting my butt handed to me on a silver platter overall. Since this game came out, I always felt BO2 has been one of the more faster paced COD games. A lot more people were running around and with the spawns the way they are, staying in one spot tended to get the enemy to spawn behind you to easily tear you apart.

I have seen plenty of threads and comments saying BO2 doesn't require too much brains to play. In fact, a lot of players complain that the developers only paid attention to the run-n-gunners and gave campers the shaft. I felt this was true until this week.

To me, the game seems to be slowing down. I'm running into more run-n-gunners are not running around like chickens with their heads cut off and I am running into more strategic campers. I am now running around maps, having to check every corner now while also watching out for some guy to jump out of a 2nd floor room to spray me down.

My theory is that the community is getting smarter (in terms of gameplay) and has started to adapt to playstyles more and playing more strategic. This is not to say you won't just have a nutty game where everyone is running every where with C4, grenades and LMGs and SMGs while shotgunners are jumpin' around and whatnots. You know what I mean.

Do you feel the game is also slowing down? Also, what kind of strategies are you using more these days? Like I said, I am getting handed my butt a lot. Any tips would be great. I play HCKC mostly and I am wondering if that is playing into my thoughts also.

(This is not an anti-playstyle thread and I respect all ways of playing as long as it is not against Treyarch's rules)

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Re: Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

in reply to TheBeastlyDude

I feel like I am after slowing down my gameplay to what it used to be in my smg days.

I am now using my LMG's and AR's to get them diamond.

About 10 minutes ago I got my VSAT, K9 and Swarm on hijacked using the LSW LMG.

I capped home flag, then B, fell back and played slow. I let them come to me, as I know is going to happen. Up the ladder to spawn trap, only for me to have a claymore there and they are dead.

In the front door only for me to be there with my LMG and they are dead. I also use scavenger so I can resupply my claymores etc.

Trust me, playing defensive works, most the time. Because there will always be rushers.

Yes they will call you a camper, but I really couldn't care less. It keeps my team from getting spawn trapped and shot in the back etc.

But overall I don't notice massive slowing down in gameplay, but I myself have slowed my game down

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Re: Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

in reply to ladylucina1

Exactly this, I am seeing more players like you. When I play more defensively, I do great but don't grab as many tags but I love winning so much that I keep running out for tags and get nailed. It seems to me players are playing smarter.

Thanks for your input.

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Re: Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

in reply to TheBeastlyDude

See I play alot of dom. I absolutely suck at KC lol.

When I play KC i run for tags and get shot. I'm useless lol. I don't have a clue of spawns and get shot in the back etc lol.

But I played a game of KC on yemen with some forum members a little while back. I ended up getting my K9 out and got sniped one off swarm. But that game I slowed myself down. I didn't get every tag when I got a kill, because it wasn't safe to do so.

So I waited to collect a tag until I thought it was safe to do so. Other times I used to play it and just run for the tag. I'm admitting, I was horrible at playing it lol. If not bottom on my team I wouldn't be far off it.

But I would say that it is after slowing down(i mean the gameplay in general) a little bit over the last few weeks, but you still will get the games where it is all out in your face battle lol

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Re: Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

in reply to ladylucina1

LMAO! Shhhhhhh, don't let them know about the claymore above the engine room ladder! I love doing that. I started off with the AR's so my playstyle has never been running through the middle spraying. I find it comical that so many "campers everywhere" threads were coming out towards the beginning of the game and now it's not spammed anymore. Funny how people's views change when they actually step into the shoes of defensive play and see how effective it can be!

Personally, you have more time to think through your strategy when playing defensive so you make less mistakes.

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Re: Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

in reply to ZvErS

LOL. I just better hope I don't come up against anyone that reads this forum theen lol.

But yep, that claymore gets me kills you wouldn't believe. I went 38-0 on that hijacked game just an hour ago from playing defensive. If I equipped the smg and ran around more I would have died alot lol.

So I do actually think people are smarting up a bit, playing more cautious and defensive.

When I first started using my LMG, and playing defensive I was like " this should be fun, i'm gonna be crap " .

Then the game started and I was like " wow, this LMG is ripping through the rushers "

I have nothing against rushers or campers at all, it don't bother me either way but it is amazing how they rip through people when playing defensive lol

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Re: Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

in reply to ladylucina1

I used a token on the claymore on my second prestige and man, couple that with Scavenger and you make MANY people rage! lol Except when you run into that one person using engineer and the PDA, then it's back to watching your back.

I have nothing against rushers either, in fact, I would like more targets, I mean rushers out there.

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Re: Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

in reply to TheBeastlyDude

I'm finding less people are running UAVs, I don't see them as much as I use to. The last few weeks of November to the first few weeks of December I was shooting down 10+ UAVs a game in DOM. Now I don't ever run Ghost because its not as important.

Also, more people are using odd ball setups like LMGs and Snipers. While they can be mobile its not nearly as quick as the SMG/Shotgun phase people were into in the beginning.

So I do think the game has slowed down, however, I don't think its slowed down all the much. I still get in matches where I'm spawning on a different side of the map every few dozen seconds. I'm also seeing more people place TIs and just spawnkilling now that they've figured out how the spawn systems work

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Re: Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

in reply to TheBeastlyDude

Definitly the game has / is slowing down, players are more strategic and less chaotic. The way this game should have been.

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Re: Has gameplay on Black Ops 2 slowed down?

in reply to Izjar11

I thought so too. When BO2 was first announced, I was excited for a slower game than MW3 but for the past 5 months, it has been about the same as MW3, if not faster due to Ghost being the way that it is. Now it seems everyone is slowing down now that they are seemingly understanding more of the mechanics.

Thanks for your input.

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