It's been a long hard slog, but I finally levelled that final gun to gold. Wondering now how many folks out there have taken all of their guns to the limit and how the experience was for you guys. Specifically, I'm interested to hear the following things. I'm putting my own answers in too.
First Gun levelled - MSR
Last Gun levelled - USAS-12
Most Fun Gun - FAD
Least Fun Gun - AS50 (I just get hitmarkers for days with that one)
Gun you were most surprised by - L86 LSW - That gun is AMAZINGLY good!
Which gun you got the most hate for using - Toss up between the RSASS (people don't appreciate it when you have a good trigger finger and spray the heck out of them) and the Type 95 (no prizes for guessing why on that one)
Feel free to add in any thoughts or insights from your own experience, or to add in your own questions to the ones above.
Just got all my guns gold last week as well!
for me the AA-12 was a pain to level up. The LMG's were actually fun for me, especially the L86. That gun earned a permanent spot in my classes now.
I played a lot of HC Dom for the harder weapons to use, since its a lot easier to get kills.
I think my first was the L118 and my last was MK46.
Ah yeah, the AA-12.. I swear, some days I thought mine had blanks in... made the horrible mistake of putting a silencer on it one time (since i'd had a lot of success with the silencer on the SPAS-12 and Striker)... worst move ever
I was 23/26 guns gold when i played on my xbox account, back in January. I think my most favorite gun was the MSR. I love the 1 shot kills, and the sound and all which was involved with it. My least favorite was the Dragunov, because of how weak it was, i wanted to jump off a cliff.
The connection is what judges how well you do or not, not the gun, or the skill.
I've actually posted a similar response to you in another thread... Connection certainly can have an affect, but what I've come to believe is that your tactics are the most important factor. The weapon is irrelevant if you play a smart game. Also, a bit of luck can be a help too.
I've been working on that goal. So far I have:
All AR's bar T95, MK14, and AK47
Most fun was the Model...such a fun gun...main reason I haven't golded any more shotguns is because I keep running around with the gold Model.
Second most fun was the AS50. I really created a good traditional sniping class using the AS50.
First probably was the M16 (pre patch) or M60.
Last hasn't been done yet.
Worst was probably the CM901....purely outclassed by a lot of assault rifles.
Most hate was probably the MK14 (even though I'm not done yet). Just a bunch of clan guys blaming our team for having modded controllers. I wasn't even firing it that fast.
I've just put the model back into my custom classes. I think when I started going for gold I had a KD of about 0.5 with it. It used to frustrate me terribly and I don't think I ever had a good game with it. By the end I'd got it up to a 0.98 and was having much better results with it. Right now it's the only primary I have a negative KD with so I've been itching to rectify that one.
The default scope on the AS50 always seemed to give me trouble and I would get tons of hitmarkers. It only really started working for me when I put the variable zoom on. I'm pretty comfortable engaging at close to mid range with any of the other snipers but there's just something about that gun that just compels me to take a much more defensive posture.
I think the CM901 is very under-rated. I know I've a better KD with it than all of my other ARs, with the exception of the AK47 and MK14. Have actually seen quite a few people using it recently and doing well with it.
What is it about clan guys and making excuses for being beaten eh? Maybe that's why I've no desire to join a clan.. my subconscious mind protecting me from turning into a bad loser
I don't quickscope at all, and in my opinion the AS50 is the perfect traditional sniper rifle. I can get it up to 88% movement with speed, and the variable zoom gives me 2.8x, 4.8x, and 9.0x zoom. I like the slightly smaller kick than the Barrett, and obviously the scope doesn't annoy me with variable zoom and 5 rounds is plenty because I don't spray.
And yeah, the CM901 wasn't THAT bad, it's just I couldn't get over the fact that it seems to be 100% outclassed by the ACR...lower RoF, higher recoil, I don't know. There just weren't many other guns that were too painful. Cm901 is the only one I had to stop using it for a while and come back.
I'm not sure exactly, but at a guess I'd say somewhere between 2-3 months on and off. It was a lot more fun than just prestiging and using the majority of the same weapons over and over. Now I've done what I wanted to do in terms of prestiging and really getting to grips with all the weapons so the next 2 months until BO2 comes out are going to be just chilled without anything to grind towards. Looking forward to it.