It's about sniping.
So, where do I have to start. Well...
I truly can't understand all those hate against quickscoping.
Some arguments I hear often in this forum:
"Quickscopers never play the objective and only try to get montage clips"
Seriously, I quickscoped from CoD 3 to Modern Warfare, I always play the objective and I never went for montage clips. What you call "try to get montage clips" is maybe upcoming for around 5% of quickscopers. Don't generalize everybody who quickscopes because you saw it once in a game.
"All quickscopers are 12 year old"
All I can do here is shake my head. This is one of stupidest arguments I have ever read, but I am seeing it so often in this forum.
How can you establish everybody who quickscope is 12 years old? You truly played to much MW2.
"Quickscoping is unrealistic, in real life you can't quickscope"
But in real life you can shoot somebody across 300 meters with an SMG? You can spray somebody down, who is is 30 meters away from you. You can see red flashing claymores and Turrets trough walls? You can throw tomahawks about big buildings and hit somebody? You're able to survive a headshot?
The CoD franchise was never realistic and it never will be realistic. And if it would be, why only for snipers?
"Quickscoping is overpowered and gamebreaking"
Quickscoping never was gamebreaking and never will be gamebreaking. It wasn't even gamebreaking in MW2 because there were enough things to counter it, like the UMP or no recoil guns aka ACR. For sure it's not cool to get quickscoped, it may make you angry. But it doesn't make you angry to get sprayed across the map with the AK74u? It doesn't make you angry to get tubed, by a guy who don't even have to aim to kill you. It doesn't make you angry to get panic knifed if you fired 3 shots in somebody? It doesn't make you angry to get killed by a RCXD car, which can be a 2 killstreak? You can't tell me quickscoping is more annoying than one of these things. I also don't want to complain about those things.
If somebody likes to spray&pray, I let him do. If somebody likes to use only explosives, I let him do. If somebody likes to only use his knife, I let him do. It's their way to have fun in this game, so why shouldn't quickscopers have their fun?
Removing quickscoping was one of the worst decisions Treyarch ever made.
At the end, all I can ask Treyarch is:
Why did you nerfed the weakest and hardest play style? I see no point in nerfing quickscoping at all. It is not cheap. It is not overpowered. Is it not gay (I didn't know a play style can have a sexuality but after reading through this forum some guys actually think it...)
It's not gamebreaking.
Quickscoping is a play style which is fun to play, although you could to better with a SMG, it's always nice to quickscope somebody and show his skill. Why did Treyarch remove this all time favorite play style of hundred thousand of people?
Excuses for all my misspelling, I'm from Germany and I'm not the best at english...
The smartest answer I got:
The OP is right, sniping is seriously gimped in Black Ops, and i don't know why all these people who don't even snipe that much are trying to say that it isn't. If the snipers were brought back to their original form in the beta, then i think that all these threads complaining about sniping would stop. This would be the smartest move because it would please both sides. The snipers would be more practical to use, yet they would still be balanced due to the slow ADS which would prevent MW2 style quick scoping.