People were so excited about Iron Sights Sniping pre-release....

#1Aether_LyricPosted 1/1/2013 11:24:00 PM
...and I think I've only seen about 5 people using it in my 100+ hours of playtime

What happened? Takes too long to unlock? Or are quickscopers scared of a gun that takes a little bit of skill?
#2fatclemenzaPosted 1/1/2013 11:25:48 PM
Its literally a bad KSG in every way
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#3theFEMAcamperPosted 1/1/2013 11:33:51 PM
well the series does cater to the least common denominator in order to appeal to the largest possible audience, so it stands to reason that the strong majority of players will take advantage of every noob crutch thats available. what, were you expecting to see some balls from this community? lol no, besides i believe that would be called kiddie porn
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#4Foxx3kPosted 1/1/2013 11:46:27 PM
It's awful, worthless, and a waste.

KSG beats it 9 times out of 10 in close quarters range.
DSR is the only sniper rifle worth using if you can aim.
It has absolutely nothing on an ACOG.
You'd be better off with a FAL.
Poor hit detection in general makes rush-sniping incredibly fickle.
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#5ICantNameGudPosted 1/1/2013 11:51:14 PM
The sights themselves are huge and provide terrible sight, the swat is too severe and you cannot hold breath to steady. All of that eliminates its range (IE the whole ****ing point of a sniper) and it scopes in and re-chambers at the same speed so it provides to CQC advantage.

It's not even useless, it's detrimental.
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#6Solstice_Posted 1/1/2013 11:52:25 PM
I know i was pretty excited about the ballista irons before i actually put them to use.

That said, i have maxed the ballista and equipped the irons, and have done relatively not bad with it. One thing is for certain...you will never get good with it unless your using it. Since my ballista is maxed i'm running it in hopes of getting alot better.

It almost seems to increase hipfire spread reduction also, though i can't confirm. I have gotten some really great kills with the irons and it felt very rewarding. Killing multiples @ midrange with the ballista irons is def rewarding in it's own right.
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#7hyperpowderPosted 1/1/2013 11:52:28 PM
I love the iron sight ballista. Yeah it takes some skill but it feels great to use.

I love out sniping easy mode dsr users
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#8ItIsAPsyBorgPosted 1/1/2013 11:58:56 PM
Here's what happened: they made it an attachment. Iron Sight is quite literally an attachment that downgrades your ability to do well, as you can't control sway. Also, unlike select fire FAL / SMR, which also nerf your potential while using up an attachment, average players can actually see and feel that it nerfs the Ballista as soon as they use it.


As for myself: I wanted unscoped sniping to be an attachment-free option on all sniper rifles, but I ended up disappointed.
#9SullyTheStrangePosted 1/2/2013 12:22:32 AM
I love it, it's my most used gun. It really does suck though, considering the way the game is designed around super go fast don't stop pew pew pew spray spray spray, but it's fun.
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#10ICantNameGudPosted 1/2/2013 12:25:33 AM
SullyTheStrange posted...
I love it, it's my most used gun. It really does suck though, considering the way the game is designed around super go fast don't stop pew pew pew spray spray spray, but it's fun.


It would have been a great attachment in BO1. I miss the PSG v.v
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