Author Topic: Snipers need a little love too  (Read 1586 times)

Dragnix

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Snipers need a little love too
« on: November 18, 2011, 10:07:45 am »
Not many people think about the rtd effects when playing sniper, mostly because the specialization that a sniper has. Some of the more common powerful roles the sniper seems to lose out on (ammo regen for example), but there are a lot of ways that player sniper on the RTD server can be very effective. Some common tips:

1. The SMG is your best friend.
This is an important one. The SMG is an undervalued weapon in the sniper arsenal, but more so on the RTD server. It's high rate of fire and damage/bullet makes it one of the more effective weapons in the sniper's arsenal if the sniper uses it right. Fire bullets, jarate bullets, and especially instant kills. When there's a team roll stacking: a SMG instakill sniper may be one of the most powerful deterrants against that.

Jarate/Darwin Danger Shield/razorback may be useful, but the SMG is really what you should be using on most occasions. If they'd only make a strange one....

2. Hasty Charge Trinket. Get it.
Very useful for a sniper. Quicker time to get up to full power, very effective if your a bodyshotting sniper (or sydney sleeper).

3. Keep an eye out for Amplifiers/sandwich/stationary deployables
With deployables like the above, players will tend to group around it, and stay within a certain range of it. That's perfect for a sniper, who can focus on the area in question.

4. Crouch Invsibility: MOVE
One of the most powerful roles that a sniper can roll is crouch invis. Being able to line up a shot at full charge to an unsuspecting foe works a hell of a lot.

WITH THAT SAID, when you take out a player or two: MOVE. One of the biggest problems I see when a sniper gets crouch invis, he gets a shot off, then doesn't move, only to be blown up by the respawned person wanting revenge. It seems obvious, but not many people think about it. Get 2/3 kills, then move yourself to a new location.

5. Keep yourself safe with rolls that disrupt spies
Again, they may be temporary solutions, but there are some less rolls that aren't thought about that. Turn on the option of playing sound on inflicting damage, and laying down a crap can help you give an indication that someone is approaching a room, even enemy spies. Block doorways with snorlaxs to your sniper perch so that you have to worry less about your back.


             

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Re: Snipers need a little love too
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 10:23:50 am »
I have a hard time playing sniper so I found this very useful.


If you're using the huntsman, consider buying a brazier to light your arrows on fire.

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Re: Snipers need a little love too
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 11:04:54 am »
6. Do not try to ride out a diglett. Seriously, kill the thing. Don't just move

One of the worst weapons against the sniper is a diglett, which seems harmless at first. But the screen shaking can cause sniper a fit of problems, and a lot of snipers just get up and move. The thing is: Digletts move around, and if you're only moving a little bit: it'll find it's way back to you. Kill it. Don't try to wait it out.

7. Jarate Showers Jarate Showers Jarate Showers
Not only is this an effective tool for keeping a door way guarded for spies (but unlike the crap won't actually indicate though a visual noise), it helps in taking out one of the snipers most unfavorable situations: fire. Fire can be a nightmare for a sniper because it screws up aiming (for non huntsman really, huntsman still get affected but it's less problematic). Jarate showers can put out your teammates fire, and well as your own. Use them wisely.


             

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Re: Snipers need a little love too
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 11:46:37 am »
While SMG is useful with instant kills, jarate has great uses. There is so much fire on the server, you might need to put yourself out. Also, with the jarate element trinket, if you happen to miss with your jarate, you can still destroy the other person with the bushwacka.




With the brazier, put it down, shoot some arrows or shots, pick it up and keep moving. Don't forget it lights enemies around it on fire, which can help with spies.

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Re: Snipers need a little love too
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 01:50:31 am »
Shit, saws, and punching dummies are awesome for securing your perch, turn on damage dings and they'll warn you when you're about to be ambushed