Ok so I just signed up for these forums today. I didn't play the beta, but I've been playing since release, and I love it. It's not without faults, but this game is so perfect for me in so many ways. I literally giggled like a little girl for the first 5 matches when i realized what Ubisoft had done.
In reading a lot of the posts on here, there seems to be a huge unrest surrounding players that "ruin" the experience by generally overt behavior (running around, climbing, standing on roofs). I just have to ask: what's the issue?
One of the satisfying things about this online experience is that it promotes good strategy and skillful playing. If people are running around like mad men they aren't winning.
I agree that when it's your target on the rooftops the whole game, it's a little lame. You either have to expose yourself by going for them or expose yourself by killing a civilian (to acquire a new contract). But unless I have 2 or more pursuers, I'm ok with going to the rooftop for a rumble. How is it not sneaky to climb up a stone facade like a spider and eviscerate some clown? You can rotate your perk profiles between spawns, have some with the gun equipped. Blow that turkey out of the sky. If they're on the rooftops, it takes a second to get a lock on them and then they're yours.
Another thing: being stealthy doesn't mean you have to constantly be walking, blending, hiding. You can run, climb, jump...The point isn't to stay hidden from everyone, it's to stay hidden from your contract and your pursuer(s). Sometimes you have to spiderman that ****. I guarantee that after 4 or 5 deaths running around like a moron they will adjust their strategy. If they don't...more points for you and less points for them!
This isn't intended to assault anyone who has this view, but I'm sort of surprised. In my (limited) experience, I welcome those crazy players. It's possible that there's something to that strategy that gives them a distinct advantage that I haven't observed yet. If so, please share your anecdotes and theories here. The more information I have the better equipped I am to take down (and elude) different types of players.
PS if you agree with my general sentiment, you need not respond. I'm just interested in hearing the responses of people who have had trouble with these spastic gamers.