I was playing with a team of random members earlier today and one of them asked what gun I was using. I was running the SVU marksman rifle and I got called a noob, chump, idiot and a few other intersting things. It was a killed confirmed game and I went 19 and 14 nothing impressive, but that is an average game for me. I'll list my class real quick in case anybody reading this wants it for reference.
Primary Weapon: SVU
Attachments: Iron Sights, Extended Clip
Secondary Weapon: 44 Maginum
Attachment: Acog Sight
Perks: Ready Up, Stalker, Focus, Tactical Resist, Extra Tactical
Equipment: concussion greande x 2
Most players don't use the SVU at all and those who do typcially use it with the thermal sight, silencer, and a bunch of stealth perks. I have adopted the weapon into a role that most players would commonly put an assult rifle as the class above dictates. The SVU is considered one of the worst guns on offer becuase of it's slow fire rate and higher recoil. However, when you are playing this game, everyone has different opinons about what makes a good gun. At the end of the day, everyone should play with what they are most comfortable with.
Back in black ops 2 I played a lot with the SMR assult rifle. It had a ROF of 425 if I remember right and after a month of using it I learned to time my trigger finger to fire it almost perfectly at it's fire cap. I also took a liking to the SVU-AS sniper rifle in that game because it had a similar ROF, recoil and shots to kill. When I stated Ghosts, I saw the SVU and tried it out. It plays exactly like the black ops 2 SVU-AS except it has a damage drop at range and loses it one hit kill to the head outside of close range. However, compared to it's black ops 2 counter part it aims in .3 second opposed to the .4 in BO2 and has a large clip of 18 instead of 12. With the handling perks Ghosts has available, I spent 20 minutes learning the recoil pattern and I had found my gun. Unlike most of the markman rifle who have onidirection self canceling recoil. The SVU kicks up to the right making it predictable and not that hard to correct.
My point in posting this topic is not to tell eveyrone that they should go out and adopt the SVU. It's a challenging weapon to master and there are better ones in most other players hands. However, it works very well for me and I didn't appreciate being called a noob and told that I had no idea what I was doing. Just because you don't like a weapon doesn't mean that in the right hands it cannot be very powerful. That game I took first place on my team. I didn't get the most kills, but I collected 28 tags and got the most points. There is nothing wrong with offering advice. But don't insult your team mates. They are the ones you are playing with after all.
Thoughts and comments are welcome of course.