Slave to the ARs

Call of Duty Black Ops II Xbox 360

Slave to the ARs

So, I had a realization last night as I was playing.

I am a slave to the Assault Rifles.

Now, don't get me wrong,  I like the other weapons. I have some success with them... but I just don't seem to enjoy them nearly as much.

Never been a sniper. I don't have the patience for it. I don't like the scope. I don't mind them with the ACOG, but its just not my playstyle. Plus they smell funny.

Shotguns and I haven't seen eye to eye since COD4(Yeah I am still bitter at that guy with the Golden Shotty that killed me like 20 times in one match), but I just don't enjoy running around with them all that much. It is quite satisfying seeing the results of a good shot, but never been to my taste.

LMGs I get along with pretty well. Love whipping out my L86 and laying down some fire. But the slow movement speed makes me feel like I just OD'd on Ambien.

SMGs, everyone's favorite whipping boy in this game,  just don't do it for me. I feel like I have to run a lot more carelessly when using these, and in Hardcore Modes they are hit marker machines and rather inconsistent. I prefer aiming over spraying, so they are not my friend.

Assault Rifles just work for me. I like to keep enemies at range, but enjoy the ability to move around the map. I like that I can win CQB battles while still being able to take out hostiles at a distance. For whatever reason, I just simply play better with the ARs, and quite frankly just enjoy the experience more.

So what do you think. Am I limiting myself by mostly using Assault Rifles? Is it OK to specialize in one class that you are comfortable with, or does it limit you as a player doing so?

Does anyone else find themselves in this situation? Anyone out there who sticks primarily to one class of weapon? Anyone out there who used to do so but has become more diverse? Would be interested to hear your thoughts.



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Re: Slave to the ARs

in reply to NiceDrewishFela

Hi nicedrewishfela, I used to be like you thinking I should just use AR's, but lately I've been using other guns to get a feel for them. Like I saw in another post, if you do well with one gun or type of gun then the others then just use it  .

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Re: Slave to the ARs

in reply to GhostKillerV

i feel you OP i am the same way, i love my AR, but i love sitting back and picking some heads off with the sniper, LMG i am the same i love tearing through people, but the slow movement gets me after awhile, SMG and shotguns are just not for me i am not a run and gun and spray person.

as u stated i like to keep my enemies afar and still win the CQB and move around the map at good speed.

nothing to do with the post, but i miss specialist from MW3, it was best addition ever added to a CoD in my opinion, and the ability to set certain KS per CaC.  but since they do not have anything like MOAB or nukes in this title specialist wouldnt be as fun, i think

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Re: Slave to the ARs

in reply to Jollyjugs77

By the end of MW3s life cycle, all of my best classes were Specialist. I loved it. No scorestreak has EVER made me feel more accomplished than earning that Specialist Bonus.

I miss that.



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Re: Slave to the ARs

in reply to GhostKillerV

I do try to use the other weapons as much as possible. As for the ARs I don't typically stick to just one, I like to use them all and make a class for each. I try to diversify, but I always have more fun with the ARs.

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in reply to NiceDrewishFela

I normally have at least 1 gun from each gun class in a CaC slot, but right now, the PeaceKeeper slid into the AR slot. I dont know if thats going to be permanent or not. The ARs in this game, I don't really use them outside of the NT24/7 playlist. My top 5 guns are misleading because the AN,SMR, and SCAR are all up there, but I dont really use them in HCKC, I guess because I see them as cheap and easy to use, and I get almost no confirms using the SMR. My top guns are really the MSMC and Kap-40s.  I see no reason to ever use a Type 25/MTAR/M27 again now that the Peacekeeper is here, it seems like that gun is made for your style of play as well.

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Re: Slave to the ARs

in reply to NoLifeKing29

My jury is still out on the Peacekeeper. I have tried to use it more like an AR than I would an SMG, and have had decent results, but it still tends to be inconsistent. It definitely is a fun weapon to use, but time will tell if it sticks around in my CaC.



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Re: Slave to the ARs

in reply to NiceDrewishFela

I like the AR's as well. The Type 25 is my most used with over 1,000 kills more than my next weapon in line. (which I think is the an-94). In fact 4 of the top 5 (if not all 5 by now) are all AR's. The SMG's are a bit hard to use (for me anyway) for anything other than face to face. The AR's have good mobility while being able to shoot from range and they are still fairly useful up close. I don't play HC so my experience with all the weapons are from a core standpoint.

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Re: Slave to the ARs

in reply to jwaller123

It took a while for me to start enjoying the Type 25. When I first starting using it I got a ton of hitmarkers. I played around with the setup and found that the Grip/FMJ combo made it effective for me.

I think that is the beauty of the CaC in this game. There are no OP setups, its all about finding the right combination for you.

An-94 is beastly. It's become one of my go-to weapons for sure. Personally, I think the M27 is the best weapon in the game at this point. Been crushing it with my grip and silencer, and of course my sparkly diamond camo lol.



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Re: Slave to the ARs

in reply to NiceDrewishFela

well thats good I try to keep the mtar in my top 5 since the other 3 are smgs and the crossbow.

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