A Pzer dropping from the vents can take out 2 players before they know anything hit them, then everyone else drops down, a medic takes the docs, and the lts back him up
In the war room in Beach, I often position myself behind the two ducts to guard from any unexpected "drop ins". Too often, I am the only one in the whole war room. If one opponent runs in and gets the objects, I can usually take him out, as he runs down the hallway, and if I don't get him (ie he is a medic) I can at least relay which way he is heading. (long or short)
If more then one opponent gets in the war room, the odds are not in my favor, I might get one but the other might take me out.
Hey a good rant thread, yahoo!
Perhaps the reason everyone complains about snipers is cause there are so few good snipers! I don't know how many times I have been on beach (since everyone is using that example) when we've blown both walls, there's 2 minutes to go, 7 axis in war room and basement and 2 or 3 of our guys as snipers sitting around on the beach waiting to get the occaisional shot in.
That puts us 2 or 3 players down where it counts. As a medic if the game is in it's early stages and I see snipers on the beach I will throw medic packs to them, however once both walls are blown a sniper on the beach will have to fend for himself cause my packs are more needed where they count, helping out our guys going for the docs, I just get there as quickly as possible.
And if we have already taken the forward spawn point I am not going to run down the beach to give health, nor will a Lt run down beach to give ammo, it's a good 30 secs down the beach and back again (more if they are on sniper hill).
I think being a good sniper is probably easily one of the most difficult jobs - but being a bad sniper is really easy! But that's the same with all classes, being bad at something is really easy, being good at something takes work, dedication and specialisation.
My preferred specialisations are medic and engineer and I swap between them as needed. I believe most good players will also have a two class preference ie: sniper/medic, engineer/medic, Lt/flamer etc. Correct me if I'm wrong, do most of you have a 2 class preference?
Snipeing is like masturbation, Its fun but doesnt really accomplish much.
[i]I think being a good sniper is probably easily one of the most difficult jobs - but being a bad sniper is really easy! But that's the same with all classes, being bad at something is really easy, being good at something takes work, dedication and specialisation.
My preferred specialisations are medic and engineer and I swap between them as needed. I believe most good players will also have a two class preference ie: sniper/medic, engineer/medic, Lt/flamer etc. Correct me if I'm wrong, do most of you have a 2 class preference?:cya: [/B]
:agreed: :agreed: IMHO the reason snipers are disliked so much is that there are few around that are actually any good at it. BUT if you have a good one on your team or are opposed by one, then all Hell breaks loose. When opposed, you always need to be aware of where their field of fire is cause you are gonna get whacked. If he's on your team...WHOOO HOOOO!!
I have seen many instances where a good sniper totally disrupts the attack or defense. The good ones know when to break off and change weapons or classes...the "not a clue snipers" keep sniping away like on the Beach when what the team really needs is more bodies attacking the Warroom.
My biggest gripe against snipers (or anyone for that matter) is when they take a position that holds up their own team...pick your spot so that your team doesn't have to yell at you to move or run the risk of a head shot cause the only way around you is in front of your weapon.
Good snipers...love em :love: ....hate em :spank: ...depends on whose side they are on...
My 2 classes are Eng/Med...tried the others and either airstrike too many of my own team or die too fast trying to use a heavy weapon...
im choose sniper/medic and im a good sniper but as soon as those walls are blown i stop snipeing and im a medic, i belive i speak for most when i say we hate the snipers that are on the beach snipeing the WHOLE game or on that little ledge by the ladder on upper bunker and by the end of the game they only have 5 kills witch makes almost no differnece in the game. all good snipers know better than to be on that ledge and all good snipers know when he isnt needed so please as soon as those walls are blown STOP SNIPEING!
SNiping doesn't bother me (probably cause I like to grab the old mauser occasionally) but I was on this one server when these 2 guys in the smae clan ran around the server with unscoped mausers and shooting allies at close quarters!!! and they were geting kills too!! this really pissed me off because these guys were obviously sniper experts in noob bodies. I wonder if this has happened to anyboy else too?
I don't really see the problem. If a sniper wants to come after you up close and personal and he gets you, than maybe he got lucky or maybe his target isn't as good as he thinks.
well actually he fragged me three times in a row. I have no idea how he managed to accomplish this since I was side-stepping and jumping while shooting around him.
I love being a sniper. I feel i can play all classes pretty well. I think that sniping is one of the funnest on beach. I guess the only this i have to say is if you have ever played against DEMITIRI, know what a good sniper can do. that mo fo is usually axis and takes his mauser everywhere and is DEADLY with it. if you can be a good sniper know when to switch classes if your him you don't have to