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Old 08-23-04, 02:39 PM   #13
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Default Re: Why Doesn't Realistic Sniping Exist in Shooters?

Back on topic....

I think the real answer is that most people who play FPS's play like poopy glaucoma ridden old people on electric scooters stoned out of thier minds on the evil green magical hooka weed. If more people *trained* in SoF2 then sniping and general artillery would be able to be used at decent skill level.

So TRAIN UP!!
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Old 08-23-04, 02:45 PM   #14
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and while we're on this, whats the deal with the inaccurate portrayals of demons? why are they so weak?
All that in-breeding (thats also why they are so ugly).
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Old 08-23-04, 08:03 PM   #15
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All that in-breeding (thats also why they are so ugly).
Yeah, at this rate, here's what's going to happen in the future of gaming demons.

The past:



The present:




Only scroll down if you want to be truly terrified... (don't say I didn't warn you...)
















































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The evolution of the inbred demon knows not the meaning of terrror.
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Old 08-23-04, 08:21 PM   #16
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At least I can get some from your mom.
You can get a banana to hump from my parents' house any time you want. Hell, I'll mail you a bunch then you can have all the banana-lovin' you could ever need.
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The evolution of the inbred demon knows not the meaning of terrror.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! my god, dont scare me like that! i was just playing doom!
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Old 08-23-04, 08:29 PM   #19
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I think the real reason game developers completely ommit realistic sniping in gameplay is due to a couple of facts:
-real life sniping can be complicated, you have to adjust your scope for distance, elevation, windspeed and target speed before you can fire
-you have to go prone and set up the sniper riffle and are pretty much rooted to the same spot.
-if real life sniping was implemented, the sniper class would literally decimate any other armed units from long range. There is a good reason why snipers are referred to as force multipliers. Even one sniper can cripple an entire unit.

Also at such extreme ranges, snipers can be real pains. You have little indication where he is firing from and his shots cause a lot of damage (or in real life sims. kill you immediately). The only weapons you have against such snipers are smoke grenades, running for cover or using mirrors/bright light etc. (which is kinda silly I reckon).

Imagine in Far Cry those sniper dudes shooting at you from 800m-1km away.

If I am not mistaken Full Spectrum Warrior and Americas Army allow for a realism mode where each shot is deadly, flash bangs at close range do damage and the smoke grenades take 4 minutes to start off etc.
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Well, in real life Snipers are friggin gods. They're in much better shape than the other guys have to be (possibly elite CTs and SpecOps aside), their accuracy with anything is unholy, they're stealthy as Hell and smart sons of bitches. Even the capacity to ever become a sniper depends a lot on genetic good luck.

But just the same, if a game is going to implement the pseudo-sniping, there is no reason to implement all these PSG-1s and WA2000s. An M16A2 on semiautomatic with a 2x magnification optic would easily do the trick, or an AK-47 for that matter.

Sniper rifles themselves are just flat out superior weapons. Aside from their bulk, they're essentially assault rifles retooled and hand crafted into perfect form. The PSG-1 is, piece for piece, little different from a G3 rifle, but the care and precision that goes into making them improves the accuracy a lot.
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I did A LOT of accurate one hit sniping in Far Cry with the rifle. The rock launcher mercs in Far Cry gave me some pay back from time to time, arseholes that they are.
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