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12/29/2012 8:27:06 AM
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Must I Use A Sniper Rifle For The Recon Class ? (BF3)

so i got BF3 for christmas and so far I have really been enjoying the multiplayer, I use the Recon class the most but not for sniping, I'm the kind of player who sneaks into enemy territory, places down a spawn beacon and gets out I mean i'm no sniper, I've admitted it to myself and am not in denial unlike most others who use the recon class, I prefer to use a shotgun and when I unlock a PDW like the PP2000 then I'll probably start using that more often now I don't negate the sniper rifle from my loadouts all the time, I do use them but i prefer to take the scope off or use a more close quarter scope like the ACOG, i don't like being miles away from the battle giving no help whatsoever now since i got that out of the way here is the reason i made this topic, after a successful conquest game i recieved a voice message from another player in the game who was in my squad, basically the sender was what i assume to be angry at my usage of a shotgun for a recon class, telling me to play the game and class properly obviously i dismissed this angry rant of the unknown player and got ready for the next game which was rush on a large-ish size map (forgotten the name of it, had a big "lighthouse" on it) so since it was a larger map i changed my loadout to an SVD without a scope, thinking to use the weapon more as a semi-automatic battle rifle over a sniper rifle, and after losing the game i got another message from the same person with yet again another angry rant calling my abusive names and childish whining for my 'Misuse' of a sniper rifle, i left the game shortly after that really what I'm asking flood is must I really use a Sniper Rifle as a sniper rifle when playing online or should i take the "I bought the game so i'll play the game however i bloody want to" attitude ? [Edited on 12.29.2012 12:27 AM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Metalignus [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Swiftkillswitch3 To cap this, the most noob-friendly class is Support.[/quote] I mainly use PDW's. I'm forced to use Support and i like it.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Swiftkillswitch3 To cap this, the most noob-friendly class is Support.[/quote] You're kidding, right?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] oaklandp8ntbalr I hate this. Sniping from the spawn doesn't help the team in any way.[/quote] I don't snipe from the spawn unless being sniped upon at the spawn. I feel cheated and I feel like a cheat when I do so. My longest head-shot is 906.62m, and that was on my unsuspecting friend running in CB on CQ. Personally, I'll always use Recon for range, as I'm pretty much untouchable to the enemy team, as I've only ever been killed by my very same friend on the very same map with a 777.77m head-shot. Spotting enemies, shooting people arming/capping a target area is what I do. That is supporting the team. To cap this, the most noob-friendly class is Support. [Edited on 12.31.2012 10:30 AM PST]
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  • IMO, I'd prefer a Recon with a shotgun on [i]any[/i] map than a recon sitting miles away from anywhere doing feck all. Though you could use a different class to help with ammo and health, or taking out vehicles, it's your playstyle and if you're happy with it, continue on. Ignore the idiots who hate moving recons because they can't get their tags... If anyone does complain about your playstyle, rub it in their face with a long teabag.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Swiftkillswitch3 I'm going to say that this fits it pretty well, but the only times I ever get close to the enemies whilst using Recon is when I'm moving in for tags or just generally through the map. Aside from that, I'll be blowing heads off from over 400+ meters away.[/quote] I hate this. Sniping from the spawn doesn't help the team in any way.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] P3P5I You were up close helping your teammates, so you're fine. I think that guy wanted you to sit a mile back from the battle and take pot shots at the enemy, like 90% of those who play the "Recon" class. It's a Recon class, not a sniper class and you played it like it was designed.[/quote] I'm going to say that this fits it pretty well, but the only times I ever get close to the enemies whilst using Recon is when I'm moving in for tags or just generally through the map. Aside from that, I'll be blowing heads off from over 400+ meters away.
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  • OP, do you what you want. Don't let someone jerk on LIVE tell you what to do. Just please, please, PLEASE, PLAY THE F***ING OBJECTIVE [Edited on 12.31.2012 10:19 AM PST]
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  • Ignore stupid teammates, play recon like you want!
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  • I believe the class is called "Recon," and you're doing exactly what it specifies. Play how you want to play, OP. Your game, don't let anyone ruin your experience.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Slothful Koala Nope, you can use PDW's with any class. [/quote]Or shotguns.
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  • Honestly, I'm sort of torn with this. One thing that I hate is when users abuse certain perks and guns that are available to them. Moreso, to the point of quick scoping, and using snipers for close quarter combat rather than what sniping was meant for. But, to each their own. I'm more of a run and gun type gamer. I love running around with C4 and throwing it and getting that kill. So rewarding. :P But meh, I just play the game and don't let it affect me too much.
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  • Being a long range sniper can sometimes be hard cuz you have to compensate for latency. But OT you can play how you want to, doesn't bother me or most people posting here obviously.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] st3althsniper22 Assault class > Everything else. Umad your kill doesn't count for crap?[/quote] Please tell more how "pro" you are at using the easiest class in the game. The class is made for people who aren't good in shooters or people who are new to the game.
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  • -blam!- you people who go no scope of ACOG scope on BF3.
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  • I got back into BF3 lately and I have been owning as a sniper. Usually, I just mark people with the mav and then pick some snipers off.
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  • You can always use the sks, it's really not a sniper rifle.
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  • Play however you want to play. If it's fun to you don't let anyone else bother you. Besides surpressed MP7 and M1911 Surpressed with Recon class is amazing. Place a spawn beacon behind their spawn and run around killing them.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] superspartan178 People are always going to complain about how you play. Anyone who complains about "Misusing" a Sniper rifle is an idiot. Play how you want to play.[/quote]
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    Assault class > Everything else. Umad your kill doesn't count for crap? [Edited on 12.30.2012 8:55 AM PST]
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  • Recon?! OMG CAN I HAZ RECON?!
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Binman59 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] BlazingAngel94 You're doing fine OP. It's called the Recon class, not the Sniper class due to people that play like you do.[/quote] Still, it was a much better class in BFBC2.[/quote] It was easy mode in BC2.[/quote] Because QS isnt as effective in BF3.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] superspartan178 People are always going to complain about how you play. Anyone who complains about "Misusing" a Sniper rifle is an idiot. Play how you want to play.[/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Binman59 Yeah I agree. I'm trying to become a better long range sniper however because I can only hit stationary targets.[/quote] Don't, learn to position yourself correctly, use a scope that you can use on close and mid-long distances, and play the objective. Nobody likes cliffwankers. Playing the objective and using bolt-actions require skill, thats why most people prefer to run around as an assault and AEK or just sit in a cliff 1000m away from the objective, but once you get a hang of it, it's easy to dominate against those "Oh-so-pro" assault whores. Few examples: [url=http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/en/battlereport/show/70023086/2/]Example 1[/url] [url=http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/en/battlereport/show/72636786/2/]Example 2[/url] Check out the objective score, no sitting on a mountain or hiding. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Binman59 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] BlazingAngel94 You're doing fine OP. It's called the Recon class, not the Sniper class due to people that play like you do.[/quote] Still, it was a much better class in BFBC2.[/quote] It was easy mode in BC2.
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  • If he wants to use the Recon class "properly" let him, but don't let him ruin your experience. I use a shotgun or PDW on my Recon class all of the time, just because one person doesn't like how I play doesn't mean I should stop playing that way.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Binman59 Hmm the problem I always have with fast firing PDWs is running out of bullets, but I guess Silent's suggestion of Extended Mags would solve that.[/quote] It run's out pretty quickly some times, but then again it only takes around 5-6 bullets to kill, and it shoots those faster than any other SMG in the game (Bar MP7, but the MP5 has a slightly faster kill time than the MP7)
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] TheManliestMan 1. Play Co-op 2. Get M39 EMR 3. ???? 4. Profit![/quote] That thing is a complete clone copy of the MK11.
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