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    Am I the only one that finds the sniper rifles a tad weak? One-shot kills are scarce even with magnum ammo, and we are well within the "maximum effective" range of the (real world) rifles available. And it seems to me many of non-sniper weapons can kill from long range almost more effectively simply due to higher fire rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowLeopard71 View Post
    Am I the only one that finds the sniper rifles a tad weak? One-shot kills are scarce even with magnum ammo, and we are well within the "maximum effective" range of the (real world) rifles available. And it seems to me many of non-sniper weapons can kill from long range almost more effectively simply due to higher fire rate.
    Depends on the range.

    At the ranges snipers ought to be sniping, they are unmatched. While it is true single shot kills are not all that frequent against assaults, specialists and other recons die in 1 shot all the time. Optimally you're going to be sniping down an area that allows you the time to get off a second shot. Keep in mind that the obvious places to snipe from are not always the best. most places that you think "oh I have a great field of view from here", usually have a narrower field of view, but more effective shot lane 10-15 feet back. These places are often more protective as well since only snipers can accurately target that little bit further (IE: assaults will have a very very difficult time being precise enough to score two hits in a row).

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    Sorry to be ignorant, what is a "SMG"? Thx

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    Sub-Machine Gun.


    Lightweight automatic small-arms weapon chambered for relatively low-energy pistol cartridges and fired from the hip or shoulder. Submachine guns usually have box-type magazines that hold 10–50 cartridges, or occasionally drums holding more rounds. A short-range weapon, they are rarely effective at more than 200 yards (180 m). They can fire 650 or more rounds per minute and weigh 6–10 lbs (2.5–4.5 kg). Important types include the Thompson submachine gun, or tommy gun (patented 1920), the British Sten gun of World War II, and the later Israeli Uzi

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    What is the best strategy for a Recon to use his Cloak? Also, supposedly, the "F" key is for both Cloak and Oracle. So how do I use one or the other? Thx,

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    Im new and very nervous.I havent played in years .Is there a place to train here?

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    What is the best strategy for a Recon to use his Cloak? Also, supposedly, the "F" key is for both Cloak and Oracle. So how do I use one or the other? Thx,
    You can't have both at once? The best strategy is for you to stay in cover as you cloak, then come out when you are fully cloaked, or else it will be easier to kill you.
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    Some other sage advice when sniping or counter sniping is to change the position you pop out at.

    For instance when taking cover behind a block, popping out in the same spot is a big no-no. And you will likly pay the hard way for it.

    You have multple ways to pop out, Not just Left, right or top. While in cover you can push the prone key to slouch down and go prone left / right. Push the crouch key to back to a crouched position and pop out crouch left / right, or push the movment key forward to pop out over the top if the cover supports. While in cover simply using your movment keys to push to whatever side you want.

    If you know where they are at, simply changing your position where you pop out of cover will buy you the extra 1-2 seconds it will take for them to require you.

    When taking cover behind a wall with only one side to pop out of you can change it up by popping out standing, cover or prone. When counter-sniping, mixing it up may not save you from being hit (sometimes you just have to take the hit ) but it will save you from the predictable headshot.

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    Cloak

    I know a lot of people love oracles but I find myself cloaking while sniping and have wondered what cloaking mod you guys recommend... i bought the regen one thinking if I was cloaking and popping up taking a shot against other snipers and so on it would have ample time to regen. Plus regen is still nice to have while playing SMG mode, but i feel like the regen isnt strong enough.. just saves you 20 seconds from a full charge needs to have another benefit to be worth it over an extended or combat cloak

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeezmeron View Post
    Im new and very nervous.I havent played in years .Is there a place to train here?
    Don't be nervous. This is a closed beta so all your stats will be wiped anyways. Closed Beta is your training ground, their is no training mode.
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