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Becoming a sniper Can you make the cut? Rate Topic: ***** 2 Votes

#31 User is offline   SPADE26 

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:43 PM

Many nice points have been made by Ghost and many others, I'm seeing the experience of many shining through in this thread. It was a good debate and the compariosn of an Eagels Eye and Talons was definately one to remember

I am biased in my views to a certain extent, I have a tendency to view my Team mates as almost in-expendable, which leads my tactics to be more conservative than a lot of other people. I view each and every players gun as valuable to the overall game, and tend to think of paintball in a more 'life and death' way. Which explains my views.

Very valid and interesting points by all, Props on making a Thread that actually has a lot of meaning

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 02:09 PM

SPADE26, on Jan 9 2006, 01:43 PM, said:

Many nice points have been made by Ghost and many others, I'm seeing the experience of many shining through in this thread. It was a good debate and the compariosn of an Eagels Eye and Talons was definately one to remember

I am biased in my views to a certain extent, I have a tendency to view my Team mates as almost in-expendable, which leads my tactics to be more conservative than a lot of other people. I view each and every players gun as valuable to the overall game, and tend to think of paintball in a more 'life and death' way. Which explains my views.

Very valid and interesting points by all, Props on making a Thread that actually has a lot of meaning

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i totally agree with you, if you dont have a team then you are bound to end up dead sooner or later, your team is what helps you pull them into a trap, helps you if you are under heavy fire, and well what i am trying to say is that a sniper is a good asset but is really nothing without a team.
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Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:15 PM

I did some more writing on this thread if anybody is interested in re-reading it. Some good stuff that I thought was necessary after getting such a strong response from you guys. I made it more worthy of a newbies eyes in my opinion. Tell me what you think now if you want to. This thread has been a really good one so far. Lots of very good opinions being expressed here. If anybody has any other things I put up on there worth debating about then I am game. It's fun to do things like we have been so far. Thanks again everybody for contributing.
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Posted 09 January 2006 - 06:19 PM

nicely put
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Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:46 PM

Femur Breaker, on Jan 8 2006, 07:48 PM, said:

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luke-inator Posted on Jan 8 2006, 07:27 PM
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Great post man. I'm also one of the "billion" newbs wanting to be a sniper. I've hunted deer and other animals successfully and hopefully some of that experience will help me out. I'm going paintballing this weekend and I'll be playing sniper for the first time since June.
I agree that some newbs don't listen to this kind of valuable information, but I've been reading every bit of info I could on this position.
Again, great post, and hopefully I put it all into good use.


Thanks luke-inator, your kind words are kind of what I was hoping people would say, rather then straying from the original point of the topic like some. Thanks again.

While I do not mind the good hearted exchange of words going on here, I was really hoping that what I wrote would help people more then pit them against each other. Both of you have your merits. It all comes down to skill, but what good does a boatload of skill get you if you do not have the right camo. Think about animals in nature. Why do so many predators have their camoflauge? Why do so many that are preyed on have good eyesight? The tools that we use also decide whether we live or die, and there is no way to get around that. You can have all of the tools and use them wrong. You can also have all of the skill but no tools. One without the other and you end up a rotting corpse full of maggots in the animal kingdom. Paintball sniping is the same thing. When you stalk you must stay hidden, and when you are being stalked of course you are going to use yor eyes to not be preyed upon.

Now could we please get back to the original topic. You are both 50% right.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 06:53 PM

I do appreciate it a lot Luke-inator, but I did change my mind about those guys little debate. It was really good for the thread, and made it even better. But I really am thankful for your input. Constructive criticism is always good. If anybody else wants to critique my work that would be good, but I think that this one has been pretty well wrung out! Thanks for the great input. It was really great to hear from everyone.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:28 PM

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Do you have good camo?

To be a sniper you are going to want to own a ghillie suit. This is a major part of being a sniper. Because your gun is not going to have much, if any more range then the enemies, your major advantage will be your hiding abilities. The ability to not be seen and execute one shot and one kill will fall largely on the camo you are wearing. You will also at times be required to use different camo for certain situations. If you do not have good camo you will have a hard time being a sniper. Your choice of camo will ultimately determine whether you execute a clean kill(s), or are spotted by a group of 3 people and lit up.

Many feel that it ultimately comes down to skill, and I will agree to that as well. If you don't know how to hide, nothing can save you, even the best camoflauge. If you lack commitment to gaining new skills and refining them, don't even consider this position. It is going to take practice, and lots of it. You CAN play without ghillie. There is no doubt in my mind about that. If you know how to hide and hide well, you should be OK. But any true sniper takes every advantage that they can get to get close to the enemy without being seen. So for the sake of my beliefs I have written that you SHOULD have ghillie.


If YOU personally really believe that Ghillie is a MUST, I think there is a WebDog show you might wanna see (Below).

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:33 PM

I really don't feel ghillie is a must, I feel that it is a good idea if you want to be at the best advantage over your enemy as possible. Take any advantage you can get. You are only human, and you will make mistakes. That is why I think ghillie is a good thing to have in your arsenal, because it is something that takes the severity out of SOME of your human error.
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 03:33 PM

yea also snipers might not c action in a whole day! if you set your own perimeter 1 you cant move around allot or make so much noise.2 dont go carzy shooting when you c a person wait and wait for the perfect shot..and 3 its not about your gun it is about you and your actions :D
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:04 PM

No, this is not a bump. I have recently updated this thread due to a lot of thing I found to be missing from it. Feel free to read it over and see just how much better I have made it. :o I hope this helps out the newbies, as I know researching all of this great stuff has helped me out a lot. Writing it took a lot of work, so hopefully I can help out a couple of snipers in the rough with this. Enjoy!
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 05:23 PM

Awesome Femur Breaker.

This should help out alot of people. You have provided lots of valuable information! Good Work! ~thumbs up~
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:50 PM

Hes keeping this as a 'work in progress' so as soon as its 'done for the most part' I'll pin 'er up.
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 05:58 AM

nice post..it had alot of good info
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:07 AM

ghostinthewood, on Jan 21 2006, 08:50 PM, said:

Hes keeping this as a 'work in progress' so as soon as its 'done for the most part' I'll pin 'er up.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:22 AM

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