Snipers with thermal scopes have far to much control over the outcome of all games in COD. For me it ruins what could be a good game. I know there is a sm clique that control these boards and worship sniping because it makes them feel superior to those of us that despise them and in some situations where there are open areas on maps they make sense but in small rooms where a long barreled rifle would take far too long to raise and shoot they still are able to dominate. Most often times they miss their target yet still get the kill, many times they're not even close yet still get the kill. They'll often hit a doorway or stone wall when a target is running through and still get the kill, this is an unfair advantage and ruins a good game.
I have owned and played every COD game made and have seen that the favorite gun for hacker's is the snipers rifle and something needs to be done to limit the control snipers have in the game.We all don't have the time to master the art of hacking video games and would like to be able to enjoy playing without going 5 and 25 or worse every time we play a game. When I play a game with a sniper in it I go straight to the gamers card and block them from playing but they still end up in games where I play even though they're blocked.
They also need to do a better job at balancing the players, playing with players that have similar skills competing against one another. There is no point putting someone that has a K/D ratio of 4.0 , 3.0 or 2.0 against players with .500 or worse, it just makes for a slaughter and why put an amature against a pro ? Do high school football players play against the NFL? Do high school wrestlers go into the MMA to be slaughtered? If you want to play and have fun there needs to be balance, give the snipers there own maps and let them play each other or set up a few maps where its amatures only and ban the 12 yr old hacks from playing there !
I started to read it, but all it said was waaaaah a sniper just owned me and I can't adapt. Please make a game where its me invincible with a gun, and all my enemies are people with no thumbs. Thank you.
Yes, the snipers control COD, which is why they got nerfed. Wait...
Then why don't you snipe? Oh it's probably because you suck at it. Because sniping takes skills. And a game should award skill? Ludicrous!
You really think it's super easy to snipe? You really think that when a guy is scoped, unable to see anything in his peripheral or behind him, that it's really easy to stay alive? You really think it's hard to kill a sniper once you know where he's camping? Unless you're carrying a secondary, which many snipers don't in this game, it's actually really hard to stay alive unless you are very attentive of your surroundings. It takes a lot of skill to snipe across the map, you need to anticipate where enemies are coming from, etc.
And don't act like sniping rules every map. Some maps are made for snipers, like stonehenge. Other maps, like strikeout, you are at a huge disadvantage when you're sniping. Doesn't mean you can't, but if you're getting owned by a sniper in those kind of maps, you just plain suck.
And even on maps like Stonehaven, Siege, Stormfront, etc, snipers can only "control the map" if people are constantly stupid enough to do things like...oh, I don't know...try to run straight through the middle of the much more open areas rather than try to take any of the several flanking routes and actually using cover, but no, people don't do that and, instead, keep running out in the open, getting killed, then coming on here crying about snipers being OP and everything they use should be nerfed while everything they themselves use should be buffed.
BO1 was the last game where a sniper rifle was viable to use as an actual sniper. MW3 and BO2 pretty much eliminated their use as "sniper" rifles and turned them into pretty much QS-only weapons. Ghosts has actually largely taken it BACK from QSers and allow actual sniping again with their map variety.
Snipers feed off of foolish players.
They're so delicious when they keep running out in the open in the same area, only to get picked off, then hearing them rage.
Just a little words of advice, you should try to refrain from being a jerk to people.