Originally Posted by MintMouse
I don't think he's got a problem with them. He was making a point.
So was I. A pretty legitimate one. Sniping has rules~ like any other video game, from RTSs to Fighting Games. Certain moves and abilities have to be balanced within the scope of the game so that all classes can have synergy and so the game flows naturally. Obviously "Push Mouse Button to Kill" sniper mode didn't fit within that mold.
Just like having some powerful unit obliterate a squad with a single ability didn't fit in an RTS or having Guile fire Sonic Boom's that ripped people in half didn't either~ designers have to understand what works, and doesn't work within their game.
It's not about what something can do, but what something SHOULD do, to fit a particular vision. This is why I cited Defibrillators. We can have an ENTIRE thread discussing the merits of this ability, its realism~ how it affects the game.
Example, people here are citing "I shot him in the chest, but now he just runs off and heals up~ it's unfair he should be dead."
Let's do the same with Deffibs.
"I shot him in the head! Woo! He's dead! But now he just got Defibbed and he's alive, at full health and people are spawning on him. It's unfair he should be dead."
Should we have a crusade against this element of the game, or can we just accept it as part of the game we know and love and deal with it like we do every other unbelievable aspect of the game?
How about we talk about rocketing a helicopter just to see the pilot and copilot jump out and parachute away? Choppers don't even have ejection seats! It's unrealistic! I hate it! So unfair!
It's Battlefield~ it's there, it's fun~ it's absolutely absurd, but that's the game you're playing.
Let's make an entire 30+ page thread though to whine about it, discuss it~ and suggest further tweaks outside of the scope that is obviously the developer's vision. The only one that really matters~ the one that has you talking to me in the first place because the game is THAT good.
Edit: Just saw your edit, my bad~ but I'm not deleting my dissertation. lol