I've been using the Ballista extensively since I unlocked it both because I think it looks way cooler than the DSR, and I wanted to use the ironsights.
So I finally unlocked the Ironsights today, and wow, it's quite possibly the worst sniper ever. Most matches I could average a 1.5-2 K/D using it with Dual Band and Ballistics CPU, but I was struggling to break positive on the same maps with the ironsights, and that was including more than 50% of my kills as C4!
What was a nimble and powerful Mid-Long Range weapon is transformed into a slow and awkward CQC version of its former self. The KSG beats it in almost every way: The sway is horribly bad (thankfully you can at least hold breath), the firerate is slow, and the ironsights are so bulky and obstructive that the long range advantage it has over the KSG is lost because it takes 10 years to line up a shot past 15 metres.
Has anyone used the Ballista with ironsights before? Does anyone share my sentiment?
What was a nimble and powerful Mid-Long Range weapon is transformed into a slow and awkward CQC version of its former self.
Wait...people use the Ballista with irons for close encounters? Surely I wasn't the only one who only used the Nugget with bayonet in W@W and sniped people all the way across the map? If you're in KSG range with the Ballista with irons you're doing it wrong, I love the Ballista with irons
Letting them know only they see my illusion would be the nice thing to do. Nice. But...no.
I want to see CoD slip in a civil war type of gun, like a Springfield Model 1861. Like let me go 'old school', using this beastly gun and it's 3 RpM rate of fire. Make it have a dual scope, ie, the old 'flip-up' sights on the gun. Also make it so one's reload animation includes the rod, percussion cap placement, ...the whole works. Then when it's time....fire off the minie ball. Big old 58 cal bullet, blow holes in player's arms.
Post by aidsaidsaids on Dec 19, 2012 16:07:33 GMT -5
Call of Duty: Tribal Warfare. Bows, blowguns, spearthrowers and clubs. For killstreaks you pray to the tiki gods and fire from heaven descends upon your enemies, but only after you have offered them enough blood. Eh, eh?
Having cleared ~600 kills with the iron sights ballista (I got my title, and have kept using it, because I am a sadist), these are my thoughts -
- God it sucks to use, 95% of the time. - On some maps, such as Standoff, it has its place. Iron sights makes the ballista a great medium range sniper rifle. - Way too much sway. It should have none. - I constantly feel cheated that iron sights costs a pick10 slot as an attachment - you're taking something off of the gun! It should be an option at gun customization, not an attachment. - I hate how obstructive the iron sights are. They are terrible; why couldn't they be more like the MTAR? - Kills with it are really, really satisfying. It definitely feels like the most difficult to use gun in the game. - I wish (better) iron sights were an option for every sniper rifle. I'd love the semi-auto guns with it. - Use ACOG instead.
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2012 14:51:45 GMT -5 by pusheject
Marvel4: "The random direction scale view kick"
May 31, 2019 14:02:25 GMT -5
probaddie: Yeah. And the direction your point of aim is kicked in is exactly the compass direction from which you were shot. Total deflection in degrees is damage * bg_viewKickScale. The time to recover (no matter the amount of kick) is 0.5 seconds.
Jun 7, 2019 6:37:20 GMT -5
probaddie: Was gonna post about this at some point, but... meh?
Jun 7, 2019 6:37:47 GMT -5
probaddie: Oh yeah. That random bit doesn't seem to work, btw.
Jun 7, 2019 7:15:35 GMT -5
drdoom: How the hell did u find all this stuff out?
Jun 7, 2019 11:20:39 GMT -5
probaddie: Handtesting and maffs.
Jun 8, 2019 16:25:04 GMT -5
drdoom: Hitscan gone in MW?
Aug 2, 2019 11:08:11 GMT -5
prioc: only for marshmallow gun
Aug 6, 2019 21:15:21 GMT -5