Disclaimer: Just for the record I have nothing against sniping (sniping has always been a small hobby of mine) nor do I have anything against quickscoping (QS is kinda cheap but I don't really hate it)
This is an IW game so I'm not expecting the snipers to be balanced in any way but I though I'd post anyway.
Something needs to change when it comes to sniping in CoD. Pretty much every CoD (except BO1) is now infested with snipers. The game is becoming dominated by a long range support weapon () and this game is slowly turning into a joke. There are all of these sniping clans, in Black Ops 2 I'm seeing everyone from Prestige Masters to noobs and even splitscreeners are all sniping now. People are scared to move because they are sick of being sniped all of the time and then it forces people to counter with either 1) a TF LMG or 2) a shotgun. Most of the time these snipers contribute absolutely nothing to the team and more often then not having them on your team is actually counter productive since they almost always go negative or barely go even, they ignore objects and in gamemodes with predictable spawns they only care about tac inserting at the spawn so they can get easy quad feeds. These snipers also distract from the gameplay, half the time I'm dodging 1 hit kills so when you face a guy using an Assault Rifle or SMG you're already so distracted and then when the sniper gets a hitmarker you're pretty much dead since the snipers deal such high damage so it will usually take 1 bullet to finish you off. In BO2 the snipers don't even need toughness so they can use Fast Hands to swap to their automatic secondary in the blink of an eye and in MW3 SOH Pro let them switch to their akimbo FMG9s insanely quick. Of course in their infinite wisdom Treyarch nerfed dropshotting so now even that option is gone. To IW's credit they did have the ballistic vest (I've lost count of the amount of times a ballistic vest has saved me from being sniped) but then on the other hand sniper in that game had Quickdraw and machine pistol secondaries.
Today I decided to pick up the DSR again on Carrier in an Arms Race game. I haven't sniped regulary since March or Feburary (when I finished getting my SR diamond) yet I was able to pick up my VSAT with relative ease and was about to get my K9 unit and Swarm but then the host dashboarded. Something has to change.
This might seem like I'm hating on snipers but I'm not, it's just the amount of people doing it. Remember when snipers were in the minority? I do but it seems sniping is getting more and more popular with each release.