One caveat, I play Mercenary Moshpit and do not want to run around rushing with a sub machine gun 24/7 on every map and gamemode.
Tried using submachine guns to play defensively and objectively, maybe get 1 or 2 kills before being taken out due to small maps and a bazillion flank points (just played domination on overflow, what a spam disaster B flag is). No point capping A or C because as soon as you do, the other team immediately starts spawning at the opposite end of the map and caps the oppposite flag.
Tried using assault rifles and can play decently on Turbine and Drone (if I completely avoid the elec door room). Unfortunately due to the way you've purposefully designed the game, this is the major chokepoint in this map so I wind up mostly shooting down UAVs all game and picking off odd stragglers.
On objective modes (all maps) anyone silly enough like me to be using an assault rifles gets bumrushed by SMG users, able to run from one end of the map to the other before I've finished reloading.
As for all the other maps, whatever the game mode it's just constantly getting rushed by SMG users. There is no strategy that I've found as an assault rifle user to combat this. Even running in the opposite direction from objectives doesn't work, as due to the speed of SMG rushers and tiny size of the maps they can cover 99% of the terrain and have time to rush back to the objectives, including the "dead" areas of the map.
Tried using Light Machineguns for supressive fire, get lolwtfbbqspawnkilled by SMG rushers before I can even leave the spawn area. On the odd occasion I do make it outsde, I'm then unsure what to do. If I run into anyone they have a SMG and I get bulletfaced before 2 rounds of my gun go off. If I play objectively if I get anywhere near the objective I get bumrushed by a SMG rusher.
Oh and if I kill someone with a LMG, chances are I'm so far behind my team the guy I just killed spawns near me and kills me, even if I hit sprint and try to clear the area.
Tried playing a support role and keeping the skies clear. That goes like this:
1. Shoot down one of the 3-4 UAVs in the air, get killed, spawn.
2. See above.
At the end of the match I've shot down 20-30 UAVs, we still usually lose and I have a terrible k:d ratio and sit around the bottom of the scorelist (well, duh).
Tried sniping, lol. The second I stop to aim I get bumrushed by a SMG rusher.
Treyarch please advise how non-SMG rushers are supposed to play black ops?
I never played BO1 but I'm coming from MW2 and 3... this is my first Treyarch COD and I'm consistently finding it appallingly restrictive. I'm not just ranting after one or two games etiher, I've put hours into this trying to work out how to get some enjoyment out of playing the game. Got it at launch and am at the end of prestige 2. Now I'm completely out of ideas/gun tweaks and have hit a dead end, short of equipping a SMG and rushing around, which is painfully boring.
Hell, we used to do that in Doom2 back in the 1990s with the plasma rifle... twenty years later and you've taken the FPS scene full circle.
I just finished playing what will probably be my last gaming session with BO2 as I don't see how you can fix such lopsided maps without completely redesigning them (not gunna happen), which have in turn totally skewered the many different styles of gameplay that used to populate the COD battlefield.
BO2 has been shelved and probably isn't coming off anytime soon (I might give it a few more hours after this patch, whenever that comes out). Or unless someone can advise how to play this game as a non-SMG rusher.
Definitely leaning towards never buying another Treyarch produced game again.