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gulizard
03-25-10, 04:48 AM
This was taken from over at the TotalBF2 forums.

Enjoy this, I found it to be pretty funny, and very true.

There technically aren't any snipers in Bad Company 2. There are just players with sniper rifles who are considered recon class. "Recon" is a verb that, surprisingly, doesn't mean "park somewhere off the beaten path and rack up as many kills as you can with no regard for actually trying to win the round or even doing anything to help the other players in your squad".

Yet Bad Company 2 is full of people who don't know that. So I've started playing a new class: the sniper cop.

After the jump, read about how you, too, can be a sniper cop.

You remember that level in Call of Duty 2 where you're storming Stalingrad and there's a kommisar kind of dude with a megaphone berating you as you approach the city? I tried that approach, but minus stuff about the motherland and the glory of Stalin. Unfortunately, my nasally voice coming over Xbox Live saying things like, "Hey, you guys, you really should try to take the objective" and "Uh, can we get a little help over here?" didn't have the same effect as a burly Russian with a big mustache and a megaphone.

So I turned to more persuasive measures. I turned to the essential tool of the Bad Company 2 sniper cop: the tracer dart pistol. Did you know the tracer dart can stick to friendly targets? It sits there and glows. For instance, if you affix it to someone's head - say, someone with a sniper rifle crouching just behind a ridge or in some foliage - that person's head will be super easy to spot from a long way off by other players with sniper rifles. Furthermore, if you attach it to someone's face, it will shine a red glow into his line of site and maybe even obscure his vision. It's like a fantastic glowing clown nose, or the schnozz of a certain reindeer who saved Christmas. And the beauty of a friendly tracer dart is that there's no way to remove it short of dying.

So whenever I spawn, especially when attacking in Rush mode which relies largely on my team moving forward to capture objectives, I made a habit to visit those yahoos hanging back to snipe and pad their kill count instead of helping us win the round. I carefully line up the tracking pistol and fire a bright red beacon straight into their unhelpful faces.

I picked this trick up from someone else (thanks to Sniper Cop Chief of Police FlyinJ!) and I wasn't sure it was actually working until I used it repeatedly on a guy in my squad. He was hanging back while the rest of us were actually playing the game. Every time I passed him, I made sure to plant a tracer dart on his face, which was easy to do, because his face was very still and shoved against the scope of his rifle.

After I did this a few time, I got an alert that he'd sent me a message over Xbox Live. It consisted of a brief metaphor in which I was equated with a portion of the male anatomy. As I continued gifting him with tracer darts, he sent me a second message in which he used an uncouth three-letter word to imply that I had a sexual predilection for other men.

But more importantly, he started joining us as we stormed the objectives. Was it because of me? Who knows. Who cares! He stopped sniping and I stopped shooting him in the face with tracer darts. So next time you get frustrated with all the sniper's in Bad Company 2, take up your tracer dart pistol, join the force, and brace yourself for a couple of potentially abusive comments. Griefing for the greater good is a thankless job, but somebody's gotta do it.

http://fidgit.com/archives/2010/03/play_the_new_sniper_cop_class.php

General Lee
03-25-10, 07:19 AM
:lol2: Good find!

Toss3
03-25-10, 08:08 AM
Snipers are very much needed. I prefer running around with a close range weapon myself, but a good sniper can be a huge asset to the team. The recon class can use C4 and Mortar-strikes which can be used to take out almost any objectives without ever having to move forward. Plus they are great for defending m-com stations once a charge has been planted.

Jon
03-25-10, 08:23 AM
Thats brilliant, cheers. I'll have to try that. I was furious playing rush last night. I was on a whole team of snipers and we never pushed forward an inch. I played assault and just ran down the hill to be sniped by one of the 16 snipers on the other team over and over. Every respawn I'd have to push past a line of snipers.

DiscipleDOC
03-25-10, 08:29 AM
Sniping in this game is not as bad as in other games. At least in this game, you can call down fire from heaven (in the form of mortar) once you find out where the sniper is camping....

FlakMagnet
03-25-10, 08:37 AM
I agree, good snipers are worth having about. But it's the snipers who insist on hiding in a corner or bush while your enemy has planted C4 on your last M-COM! What do they think they can achieve doing that? They can't defuse with a sniper rifle, and as they are soooo far away from the base, when the rest of the squad dies, they get to spawn next to the sniper - miles away from where they need to be :)

Another example of bad sniping is where they are all snug and warm in a tree somewhere while the action has moved onto the next 2 M-COM stations and they don't even realise :D I tried moving such a sniper in a game I played yesterday by shooting him (FF was off), but he just didn't get it. So I and the rest of my squad ran off to join the action leaving him alone in his cosy little tree... waiting for something to happen to him.

Will definitely try the tracer dart idea - sounds funny :)

Was also on another server where most players were playing as sniper... all trying to find the best spot to settle down with their sandwiches and take the odd pot shot at other snipers also enjoying their lunch behind a very similar rock in the distance. I left.

CaptNKILL
03-25-10, 09:46 AM
You can bet this exploit will be removed in the next patch. :lol:

CaptnStubing
03-25-10, 10:21 AM
This is just another person crying about how other people play the game. People take these games way to serious. If they are not winning they are not having fun. If you are not the most skilled player in the world you suck and should kill your self. The top stats only matter to them. I hate these players with a passion. Shut your sniveling mouth. I bought the game and until you pay for my game for me you have no place telling me or anyone how to play. If people just want to run around and blow stuff up, fine. If they want to be more organized as I like to play, fine but stop with the crying about video games. This is the problem with this industry. The people who buy the product terminally cry about the products and the other people who use the product. It is the most pathetic industry I know of.

When I get home from work, finish my dinner and start to relaxe, I want to grag some pixels for a while. I don't want some 20 year old who thinks everyone else is a child when they are not even a man yet telling me I suck or how to play the game.

I love playing these type of games but I had the vast majority of the palyers.

DiscipleDOC
03-25-10, 10:23 AM
This is just another person crying about how other people play the game. People take these games way to serious. If they are not winning they are not having fun. If you are not the most skilled player in the world you suck and should kill your self. The top stats only matter to them. I hate these players with a passion. Shut your sniveling mouth. I bought the game and until you pay for my game for me you have no place telling me or anyone how to play. If people just want to run around and blow stuff up, fine. If they want to be more organized as I like to play, fine but stop with the crying about video games. This is the problem with this industry. The people who buy the product terminally cry about the products and the other people who use the product. It is the most pathetic industry I know of.

When I get home from work, finish my dinner and start to relaxe, I want to grag some pixels for a while. I don't want some 20 year old who thinks everyone else is a child when they are not even a man yet telling me I suck or how to play the game.

I love playing these type of games but I had the vast majority of the palyers.

I'm a very competitive person, but at the end of the day, games are just games. Some people need to get a life and go outside sometimes to do a reality check.

CaptnStubing
03-25-10, 10:36 AM
I'm a very competitive person, but at the end of the day, games are just games. Some people need to get a life and go outside sometimes to do a reality check.

I am also but I never cared if I won in the video game. I just like to run around with my squad and do the best we can do to contribute to a win. I get into each little battle and don't worry about the bigger battle, just as long as I am there to help my squad.

I'm really getting a kick out of leveling up the medic. If you like to help the squad then you will do well with this class. People LOOOVE a medic that likes to hang back and give support to heal and rez. Fun stuff.

Kaguya
03-25-10, 10:46 AM
I suck so bad at Recon... I never know where to be, or how best to ply my skills. I also feel very bad about hanging out and shooting at guys from a distance when I should be 'in the thick' of things. Though I will play it sometimes to at least get some unlock progress, I definitely don't think I'll need to be 'copped' :p

Enemy snipers can definitely make a huge difference - especially in hardcore. I haven't played much hardcore, but out of the few I did, more than once our team has literally been held at bay by snipers. And those mortar strikes... man.

CaptnStubing
03-25-10, 11:03 AM
I suck so bad at Recon... I never know where to be, or how best to ply my skills. I also feel very bad about hanging out and shooting at guys from a distance when I should be 'in the thick' of things. Though I will play it sometimes to at least get some unlock progress, I definitely don't think I'll need to be 'copped' :p

Enemy snipers can definitely make a huge difference - especially in hardcore. I haven't played much hardcore, but out of the few I did, more than once our team has literally been held at bay by snipers. And those mortar strikes... man.

You should be hanging out away from the battle. What the article is saying is there is a proper roll for this class. He is right but I just can't stand all the crying about video games.

Here is how I play the sniper which is how I blieve the class was intended. I set back out of sight and elevated a bit. I call out the positions so the orange triangles show up on the map. I snipe as back up most the time and I call in mortar attacks to drive the enemy away from my squad. If we are arming a crate I will call in mortar a couple of seconds after my squad gets out of the building. Then I cover the crate with head shots to any who try to disarm it. I do this if my squad is working together. If it is just everyone out killing stuff then I do sit back and rack up kills sniping. I don't see anything wrong with that.

ViN86
03-25-10, 11:11 AM
Genius. Simply genius. :lol:

I am going to do this to Bearclaw Monday, even if he does keep up with us lol.

Bearclaw
03-25-10, 11:28 AM
Genius. Simply genius. :lol:

I am going to do this to Bearclaw Monday, even if he does keep up with us lol.

:rofl

Bring it on woman! I am one of the best snipers out there.

CaptnStubing
03-25-10, 11:49 AM
:rofl

Bring it on woman! I am one of the best snipers out there.

You should change your name to Madmartigan. :D
http://new.wavlist.com/movies/280/wlw-

Logical
03-25-10, 12:01 PM
It is annoying having a team full of snipers or even playing against a team of snipers.

There should be a limit to 1 recon kit per squad and only 4 squads per team... just my opinion.

Bearclaw
03-25-10, 12:09 PM
You should change your name to Madmartigan. :D
http://new.wavlist.com/movies/280/wlw-

link isn't working for me...

CaptnStubing
03-25-10, 12:17 PM
link isn't working for me...

He said "I am the greatest swordsman that ever lived."

http://www.wavlist.com/movies/280/index.html

General Lee
03-27-10, 04:09 AM
I like the way Ellis from L4D2 puts it...

"Kill all sons-of-b*tches!"

Games are nothing more than another way for me to do what I do best a lot faster and more often...drink beer and blow sh*t up. I take that VERY seriously. :D

nutcrackr
03-27-10, 08:01 AM
Snipers are powerful in BC2. It's really easy to rack up kills as them, and they have the mortar strike against vehicles or groups.

If you have an enemy team of mostly snipers you won't do much good running around as any of the other classes. Many games I've had you start with a mix of classes then gradually everybody goes sniper, each have their own bush and wait for somebody to get bored and walk into the open and get shot 10 times by 10 different snipers.

bacon12
03-27-10, 11:50 AM
No problem with 1 or 2 snipers, but there are way to many people sniping. I was on a team with 7 snipers the other day. Might as well give the other team a 7 player handicap and try to win.

bob saget
03-27-10, 02:54 PM
Snipers are powerful in BC2. It's really easy to rack up kills as them, and they have the mortar strike against vehicles or groups.

If you have an enemy team of mostly snipers you won't do much good running around as any of the other classes. Many games I've had you start with a mix of classes then gradually everybody goes sniper, each have their own bush and wait for somebody to get bored and walk into the open and get shot 10 times by 10 different snipers.

That's what I do, and rape snipers with knife. 99% of them are so intent on watching their scope, they dont even notice me knifing all their friends around them.
I don't think I have ever been in a match where JUST the snipers make the difference between winning and losing. I have been in matches where all the other classes independently can be the difference. You just have to play smart against them, and stop running around in the open.

gulizard
03-28-10, 12:26 AM
You should be hanging out away from the battle. What the article is saying is there is a proper roll for this class. He is right but I just can't stand all the crying about video games.

Here is how I play the sniper which is how I blieve the class was intended. I set back out of sight and elevated a bit. I call out the positions so the orange triangles show up on the map. I snipe as back up most the time and I call in mortar attacks to drive the enemy away from my squad. If we are arming a crate I will call in mortar a couple of seconds after my squad gets out of the building. Then I cover the crate with head shots to any who try to disarm it. I do this if my squad is working together. If it is just everyone out killing stuff then I do sit back and rack up kills sniping. I don't see anything wrong with that.

How not to play sniper is simple. That is playing the class on squad rush when theres 8 people, 4v4. Your sniper is sitting back sniping, while the enemy is right next to him planting a bomb to blow up the objective.

Today I watched a guy on my team sit atop a roof sniping people while one guy below him took the base, and left. He sit there for a good 10 minutes and never once, attempted to run down and capture that base, even though there was absolutely no one down there to stop him from doing so.

Today we watched an entire server end up dieing on one side, because half the team were people playing snipers, and they were losing so bad because about 8 people were just sitting in their main base sniping on the Panama Canal Map.

No one is whining, but snipers are pathetic in this game, and it really just shows how lame people have gotten.

bob saget
03-28-10, 01:50 AM
there are not many situations I can think off where a sniper will DOMINATE. Maybe on the attacking team on Isla Innocente, but even then, defending team can flank and rape.
I have seen many tens (if not hundreds) of snipers offer absolutely nothing, that I just ignore them...hate it when they are in my squad though.

gulizard
03-28-10, 02:29 AM
I hate spawning on one of them to see our team losing, and I spawn on some idiot that is posted half way across the map doing nothing but sitting in the trees. To get the unlocks for sniper I'll just use a shot gun... I can't be bothered to camp where. Sniper needs to be nerfed some what. It needs some sway, and something to prevent these all the way across the map snipers from sitting in the main bases.