Ever since Black Ops came out I've been veering away more and more from sniping. But when I downloaded Cod 4 ( I lost my previous copy when Black Ops came out) and picked that M40A3 back up, I remembered how much fun Sniping was. Then I started thinking what actually is a snipers role?
Treyarch tried to make it that snipers are camping hardscopers who pick people off from across the map.
Here are some ways they did that:
- They trie to get rid of quick scoping - by changing the zoom in offset.
- They created non sniper friendly maps - short lanes and lots of corners.
- They got rid of Faster ADS on Slight of Hand - Slight of Hand pro is not only harder to get in this game but the pro version gives you faster ADS time just not on snipers.
- This last one might just be me but - Sniper rifles seem to be a lot more clunkyer and harder to run with.
This Is why I'm playing Cod 4 and even MW2 more. There was no reason to get rid of agressive sniping, sure it could get a little annoying but it takes (took) skill. They fixed TacKnife / Commando pro (kind of) - that didn't take much skill. They haven't got rid of n00b t00bs, it doesn't seem right to keep something that garunteses a kill and get rid of something that is hard and takes practice.