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Sniper bashers!

I see a lot of comments about Specialist not PTO or not getting into the action, I play specialist quite a bit and while I don’t rush in and try to take the objective I do protect it from afar or cover my team who are going for it.

I’m sure most of the posts are from people who have been taken out by snipers and that just proves my point, preventing an enemy from reaching the objective is still playing the objective!!

The specialist is to weak to just rush in and other then when using infiltration (which usually runs out just when you need it!) the blasters are not ideal for cqc.

Rant over!!

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  • I agree. I do make quite an impact as a specialist. I do know when to drop the sniper rifle though and and get in the **** with my assault trooper.

    What I despise are the specialists that camp at the wrong times and don't help with the objective. I'll gladly lay my life down for the team. Over and over again.
  • DaxStorm wrote: »
    I see a lot of comments about Specialist not PTO or not getting into the action, I play specialist quite a bit and while I don’t rush in and try to take the objective I do protect it from afar or cover my team who are going for it.

    I’m sure most of the posts are from people who have been taken out by snipers and that just proves my point, preventing an enemy from reaching the objective is still playing the objective!!

    The specialist is to weak to just rush in and other then when using infiltration (which usually runs out just when you need it!) the blasters are not ideal for cqc.

    Rant over!!

    When I play specialist I will shoot from all distances but what I won't do is just camp at the back of the map taking pot shots at opponents. Anyone who does that all game is not pto or indeed, helping the team to do that either. Campers in any fps game are just poor players, too scared to risk being killed and who cannot get kills any other way. If that is all they are capable of then they should play Sniper Elite instead.
    A specialist is more than a sniper and should move forward towards the objective. You can most certainly be just behind your team mates, providing close range counter-sniper cover to support the other classes as they move forward. I agree that infiltration needs a little love. Hardened is pretty useless atm but Scramble can be fun. You have to time it right when activating which is never easy to do. I've had some successes with it but some frustrating deaths too.
    To detract from sniping itself though is wrong. Sniping is part of the game. If they didn't intend sniping they would not include sniper rifles in the game.
  • DaxStorm wrote: »
    I see a lot of comments about Specialist not PTO or not getting into the action, I play specialist quite a bit and while I don’t rush in and try to take the objective I do protect it from afar or cover my team who are going for it.

    That's simply not as helpful as being there.
    - it takes <=10 seconds to respawn. And it takes time to run back to the frontline. If you kill someone before they reach frontline, and your team would have killed them anyway, the effect is that the player returns to the battle faster.
    - players get points for kill assists, heals, taking damage etc. If you kill someone before they reach your team, your team gets less points.
    - your team will tend to defend the directions that players are attacking from. If you kill everyone from a direction, apart from 1 player, that 1 player will flank and likely wipe your team out.
    - as a heavy/officer... most of the time I get sniped it is not fatal, and I have regened that health before reaching the frontline. All that happens is any nearby officer gets BP for healing me...

    I suspect 1-2 snipers is on a team has a negligible effect, the team can absorb that loss of manpower, and some snipers are good at their job. But, beyond that, you are simply 'losing more' with each additional sniper.
  • I love playing as the first order on jakku trying to take the first objective, and instead of all of your team getting inside the red box, you have 6 or 7 snipers 200 metres away with 5 eliminations between them :s :s
  • The most helpful thing a specialist can do for their team is stay nearby the action to use scrambler Infiltration and give yourself and your teammates map hack, while giving you a speed boost and a really good mid to close range weapon.

    The problem with sitting back and clearing lanes is when half a team is doing it the other half the team won't have the numbers to actually push the objective. This doesn't only apply to specialist, but many specialist are more prone to staying back even though they actually have a lot of abilities that help them and their team if they are willing to get in and do the dirty work of pushing objectives.

    You'll see plenty of players not helping the team in about every role, many players care more about trying to top the score board, get the hero and go on a big kill streak than going after the objective. From my experience about 50% of people playing vehicles or hero characters actively stay away from objectives because they're high traffic zones and people don't want to lose their hero.
  • Adi_Gallia wrote: »
    I love playing as the first order on jakku trying to take the first objective, and instead of all of your team getting inside the red box, you have 6 or 7 snipers 200 metres away with 5 eliminations between them :s :s

    Put an officers shield over them then run off. It's really funny :)
  • "
    I’m sure most of the posts are from people who have been taken out by snipers and that just proves my point, preventing an enemy from reaching the objective is still playing the objective!!"

    Lol don't flatter yourself...show me you can hit things on the move in the action where there is multiple players and things going on ....
  • Play the objective from four miles away brehs
  • alunguy wrote: »
    Adi_Gallia wrote: »
    I love playing as the first order on jakku trying to take the first objective, and instead of all of your team getting inside the red box, you have 6 or 7 snipers 200 metres away with 5 eliminations between them :s :s

    Put an officers shield over them then run off. It's really funny :)

    Might have to try that >:)
  • As with most "first-world problems" that exist today, people think there's a one-size-fits-all solution for this that looks good from one's own perspective, but doesn't consider anyone else's perspective.

    Let the snipers snipe, and don't cry and whine to everyone when you can't win. There are so many factors involved and the outcome of the game depends on so many that you can't control, it's just better to do your best and hope your team is doing the same. Whether you stay back and snipe or get in and claim the objective yourself depends on the situation and that comes down to skills and smarts.

    This is still a free market system. If you don't like it don't play. There are legitimate issues with this game that need to be addressed that make the game largely unplayable. Those are the ones we should be bringing to EA's attention, not the fact that one thing or another is over or under powered.
  • rollind24
    5236 posts Member
    edited February 2018
    I think snipers get a bad rep when people see too many in the team. It’s really the only class/playstyle that having too many can instantly ruin a game.

    If someone is actually good at sniping and is clearing out people near an objective I’ll gladly take them on my team. I won’t take 6 of them sitting back and getting body shots the whole match that lasts 3 minutes.
    #infantrylivesmatter
  • SAmulticore
    3321 posts Member
    edited February 2018
    As with most "first-world problems" that exist today, people think there's a one-size-fits-all solution for this that looks good from one's own perspective, but doesn't consider anyone else's perspective.

    Let the snipers snipe, and don't cry and whine to everyone when you can't win. There are so many factors involved and the outcome of the game depends on so many that you can't control, it's just better to do your best and hope your team is doing the same. Whether you stay back and snipe or get in and claim the objective yourself depends on the situation and that comes down to skills and smarts.

    This is still a free market system. If you don't like it don't play. There are legitimate issues with this game that need to be addressed that make the game largely unplayable. Those are the ones we should be bringing to EA's attention, not the fact that one thing or another is over or under powered.

    I don’t have a problem with a couple of people being ‘snipers’ or something equally useless like emoting at a tree because they’re baked. You’re right, they paid money. But if we lose Jakku in Phase 1, the six scrubs hiding at the back are usually to blame.
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