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09 January 2008 - 12:47 PMThis all seems pretty well in line with the 'glamor' piece associated with the 'sniper'
I've seen a number of instances where a 'sniper' has been dispatched to do a job, and manages to get himself eliminated. Because he's out prowling around in limited or no contact with the rest of his team, the leader doesn't have a clue if the objective has been completed or not. This is why, rather than cut loose any of my players, I keep them on a rotating positional basis. a 'sniper' to me would be useful for going out, doing a fast recon, then getting his tail back to me and making a full report to the rest of the team.
Usually though, I'll get the kid in the ghillie who makes his mind up that he can serve the team better by not communicating any more, assuming he can make the magic, game winning shot, and leaving the bulk of his team in the dark as to where the hell he is.
I've personally sent out a kid one day at a scenario game to check out a berm ahead of us. A 5 minute recon job turned into us waiting forever to hear from him. He never came back, so we moved without him. Later on, we found out that he had not only crawled to the berm, but moved about a hundred meters past it to get into a good hiding spot. He was eliminated, and I didn't have a clue about it.
This is another reason that I don't use 'snipers' I use my ordinary players to accomplish 'sniper-like' tasks, then come back to the team and finish out the round in complete contact with the rest of the team.
09 January 2008 - 12:36 PMit is impossible to hide from my kind and to kill us. Well at least those of us that have elite skills, not the elite title.
It has been my expierence that those of you with this happy little mantra are either the first ones eliminated, or the ones that noone ever sees during the game, not even your own teammates because you're so 'stealthy' that it takes you all day to move a handful of yards while the rest of the game is going on so far away from you that you're lucky to hear any shots at all.
you make me giggle.
29 November 2007 - 11:02 AMGhillies are, as far as I can tell, nothing more than an optional accessory.
I've never seen one used effectively in the 10 years I've been playing paintball for a variety of reasons.
A: Color mismatch. You've got to be absolutely correct when using a ghillie to blend in with your surroundings. Fail at this, and you might as well wear blaze orange.
B: The most cautions, sneaky, and observant snipers, often put their freakin ghillies on right in the staging area. Every player in the neighborhood knows that to look for before the paint even starts to fly.
C: Ghillied players often rely too much on their gear to keep them from being seen, this leads to overconfidence, and elimination. The idea that you can sneak across an open area just because you've got a chillie suit is a humorous one. It often leads to failure.
D: Bounce rule.
E: It hinders your movement when you have to run.
This is why a lot of people decide against ghillies. They're more touble than they're worth.
15 November 2007 - 05:54 AM
14 November 2007 - 06:29 AMIt's like Christianity, take what you CAN believe and use it, everything else you might have missed will be revealed in time.
Or disputed and debunked by science, natural law and common sense.
Yeah, I am kidding, but I couldn't resist. It fell into my lap so perfectly.