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Your Sniper Mindset? How do you play your game? Rate Topic: ***** 1 Votes

Poll: What is your mental approach to paintball sniping? (85 member(s) have cast votes)

With what kind of mindset do you approach playing the role of a paintball sniper?

  1. Tactical Combatant (by the books/ working the angles approach) (21 votes [24.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.71%

  2. Big Game Hunter (stalker/predator vs. prey) (39 votes [45.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.88%

  3. Survivor (desperate/lone wolf) (10 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  4. Stormtrooper (executioner/ruthless) (3 votes [3.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.53%

  5. Team Patriot (support/martyr) (5 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  6. Other (please explain) (7 votes [8.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.24%

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:00 PM

When I snipe, I do things by the book, Ive got my teammate right next to me with a faster gun than mine, We post up where we think the enemy will try to gain the initiative, then, once there in the trap, I close it... ;)


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Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:22 AM

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:00 AM

View PostMinnesota Sn1p3r, on Apr 26 2009, 12:00 AM, said:

When I snipe, I do things by the book, Ive got my teammate right next to me with a faster gun than mine, We post up where we think the enemy will try to gain the initiative, then, once there in the trap, I close it...

I do things kinda like that, but I'm my own partner. In all honesty, I don't trust anyone I play with to be as sneaky as me or react to situations as quickly as I do (mostly newer kids). So I got full auto on my marker in case I ever need to shoot my way out of a situation.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:52 PM

View PostMatch99, on Apr 26 2009, 11:00 AM, said:

In all honesty, I don't trust anyone I play with to be as sneaky as me or react to situations as quickly as I do


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:11 AM

For Me its all about what the objective is, In many circumstances I will use my team to get angles on the enemy from a distance. But it is also really fun to crawl to get a strategic position. On one accession i had to flank a team of six who were in fortified positions on a hill side, my team had no way of moving up, so i went into the lake and got around them. By the time they saw me i had gotten most of there heavy defense off of the hill side. :ghillie:
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:18 AM

I like the flanking manuever, crawling through the brush and taking only one shot on the unsuspecting victim, recently I snuck up on a newbie on the right hand side from only 20 ft. away and sniped him, and just swept along the line of people taking everyone else out... Not mch to brag, only a small group of 3 LOL...

I have defended a flag for some time, but when I know I am with my team, I swing out and wait on the side, knowing a lot of people try to flank, take them out, than go into the spot they just came from and take out their teammates from behind...
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:00 AM

More Guerrilla, Hit 'em where they least expect it (usually behind), get out before they know you were there. Tapelines/boundaries are your friend. Stalk/crawl right up behind 'em, while they traipse right up the middle.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 10:55 AM

I haven't had the chance to play as a paintball sniper yet but I already know I'd lean towards Big Game Hunting. I hunted deer a lot when I was younger and stalking and concealment is key when hunting deer, especially with a shotgun. Big ears that hear anything and the kicker is they can swivel them almost 360 degrees. So no matter where a predator is coming from, if he makes any noise and spooks the deer, it's gone. Deer hunting taught me patience(your best asset, after your gun), how to move and not be seen or heard and of course marksmanship. My dad is really old school. He doesn't wear camo or put on any no-scent and almost always comes out of the woods with a good size deer.
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 11:55 PM

totally the hunter/stalker. Thats how the sniper was born, originally a sniper was someone who could shoot a Snipe, which was a very elusive bird. Be it a bird, or a fellow human being, its all hunting. I just prefer the fact that i can have the ability to stalk someone, and they are completely clueless to my being there. I run an action ghillie and it works wonders. I've had people walk within 5 feet of me, and never even saw me! Thankfully he didn't step on me, it woulda hurt. But really one must not just hold one doctrine, he must be completely flexible if he is to truely be a master at what he does.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 01:05 AM

I rarely play sniper, but when I do get hold of a ghillie suit I'm not one to sit in a bush for more then 10 minutes.
Me and my buddies (team?) have a thing where most of them are sissies and I love the action. We have a strategy where we push forward (I'd stay in back so no one knows of my presence) after we start to trade shots, I hop in the bushes and my buddies would instantly retreat. We set up so fast the other team doesn't even think of a trap. It works pretty nice.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:48 PM

Today we had a squad of paintball snipers, all with ghillie suits. We moved as a three person group and it worked really well...until the rental followed us, standing upright with a T-shirt. You think i put a leash on him or something
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:41 PM

Sometimes its slow, quiet treewalking into a flanking position then work the angles, getting to the high ground etc.

Other times it's a blitz to the weak side and eliminate any along the way then provide flanking fire on the main group of Opfor as our main troops move into position on them.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 12:21 PM

I only play like this when I am the last man standing on my team. Usually they already know where I am at and I have a pretty good idea of where they are. I stage a full out retreat for a while to get them tired from following me. After a while they get used to me NOT trying to ambush them and they get careless and move faster to keep up. I then will start circling or whatever makes sense at that point. There have been games where I circled the whole field twice before they finally got me. (and I significantly cut their numbers down too.)
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:42 PM

As far as "Mindset"...keep an open mind, and constantly scan your environment. Your ability to take in what's going down, and adapt to the changes on the field, will keep you in the game long after others have been shot out.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:03 PM

I usually am the last man standing on my team, and the only one that flanks. So I get called the controversial term "sniper" a lot. I would prefer to hear the terms "dagger" or "sabre" though. :D
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