Hurrdurr, i'm a Sniper [Rant]

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Postby Zareth » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:13 pm

They're everywhere in our FPS games. But no where have I seen them as frequently as I have in TF2. Its not uncommon for me to go into a team (TFP or even Baron's) to see a team with 3, sometimes even upwards of five Snipers. Quite a few of them just charging up bodyshots behind rocks, using the Razorback, spamming the huntsman across the map and hoping for a lucky headshot on some sap that walks around the corner, and prefering to just snipe other Snipers, rather than that one Heavy that happens to be tearing our team and Engineer a new asshole.


So, I ask of this, what exactly is the appeal of the Sniper class for these folks? I mean, I love myself some Sniper, but really, I get far more fun out of the Soldier, whereas Sniper I tend to get bored with easy, and these folks that seem to do nothing but play Sniper (often poorly, refusing to switch classes, even if its a very enclosed map, IE Junction)


EDIT: To avoid confusion and posts of 'U MAD BRO?' or 'Someone got BAWWWWDY shot', I don't hate Snipers, they're fairly easy to deal with, even the better ones. I'm merely curious about why some folks seem to not put down that silly rifle/shield/bow and try to be credit to team. Good Snipers I frickin love to have around, but these types are the ones I just cannot stand :|
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Postby Mr. Munchlax » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:03 am

I like burning snipers, or taunt killing them. That's always fun.
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Postby Zareth » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:19 am

Mr. Munchlax wrote:I like burning snipers, or taunt killing them. That's always fun.


The only good Sniper is a dead Sniper >_>
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Postby griffin » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:44 am

As it is with any class, all depends on on how you play it. Offensive sniping is very much possible, although requires quite some skill to pull off.
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Postby skunkfox » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:16 am

Zareth wrote:
Mr. Munchlax wrote:I like burning snipers, or taunt killing them. That's always fun.


The only good Sniper is a dead Sniper >_>


Aren't you the Zareth I continually headshot?

As for why some folks play sniper it's kinda well easy really. Especially when your tired... I usually go pyscho solly though... which is pretty much what makes most of the other team go sniper for. (btw I hate the cuntsman, and crafted all of them into a hat... and yes i got alot of cuntsmans during the week to make a hat...)
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Postby Purplecat » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:14 pm

I have no problem with snipers.

I have problems with snipers who aren't teamplayers.

Unfortunately there exists way too many of the latter category.
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Postby Helios » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:08 pm

What makes me a good Sniper? Well if I was a bad Sniper, I wouldn't be sitting here discussin it with ya, now would I?

Sniper was the first class I played in the first second of the first match of TF2 (on 2fort no less). My rationale being that I wanted an easy to use class that I could play without much fear of being killed. It was mainly a class to help me get the feel of the game.

Then something happened: I got pretty damned good at it. I found appeal in seeing players foam when they expended their ammo to kill someone whereas I just needed one shot (as unfair as that sounds). Then I found furry servers, met up with the people who would become the admins, and the legend of the Sniperburd was born.

The rest, as they say, is history.
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Postby Sekh765 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:30 pm

If I wanted to play MYST I'd install it! >:(
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Postby Helios » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:42 pm

Oh go get stuffed, Buffet Bird!
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Postby Zareth » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:46 pm

skunkfox wrote:
Aren't you the Zareth I continually headshot?



Probably, unless this was some really intense game, I forget >>



Purplecat wrote:I have no problem with snipers.

I have problems with snipers who aren't teamplayers.

Unfortunately there exists way too many of the latter category.



This is more or less what i'm poking at, the ones that refuse to do anything to help the team and just go fap in the corner while pretending to be good at the class >> (I'd like to think i'm a decent sniper player myself, though I do try to make an effort >> such with my Halo days, i'd gladly sacrifice my behind for the cart D8)



EDIT: Forgot to put this in an edited post, ended up making a second post. derp!
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