Hello fellow agents. I started playing AC MP again a few weeks ago and as always I read the forum to catch peoples thoughts on various issues. This is not meant to be a whining thread but is intended to hear everyone out about there opinions on different game mechanics. This is also not meant to be a cry to the Devs as to say what we want changed. As long as we can all do the same things with abilities and such, they should just be left alone IMO. If you offer your opinion on this thread I ask that you dont get into naming and shaming and dont call people names because they prefer to play the way you may not. Try to be as objective as possible and try to see where someone else is coming from. Here are a few opinions of mine on various mechanics and I hope to hear your opinions for or against them and other game mechanics I will end up missing.
Hidden gun: A major annoyance to say the least but I dont frown on anyone who uses it. Hidden gun is good in certain situations such as dealing with roofers and runners, helping with variety bonuses, busting up stun locking and doing some of the challenges. I hate getting shot but I understand why people use the gun, myself included. If I get shot in the face I try to ask why it happened. The person may be afraid of getting to close to me for fear of being stunned, going for a challenge, trying to get a bonus(especially in ACR since you can now get 2 different bonuses for using the gun) or they just plain dont like me. Ill say its really annoying when you get into a lobby where a lot of people are packin and every time you spawn in youre shot. Absolutely sucks but its part of the game. Generally how I deal with Gunners
is to try and deny them whatever bonuses that I can. Ill try not to jump if I know someone has a lock on me or, as with ACR, Ill stop running. If im close to turning a corner I might try to make it but I usually dont or I get shot around the corner anyway.
Offensive smoke bomb(OSB): This tactic is highly frowned upon but I do it myself. If I can get extra points for getting focus then Im not going to hesitate to use it. If I can stop my target from using an ability against me then I wont hesitate to use it. Its in the game so use it if you like. When it happens to me I usually know that my screen will be turning green in the near future and I do the same(poison someone after smoking them that is).
Roofing: I personally cant stand roofers and when I say roofers Im talking about a player that is on the roof for the bulk of the session, but its in the game and there are benefits. Its nice to get an aerial kill and it makes it easier to see your pursuers coming after you. Generally I deal with roofers in 3 ways: Ill shoot them, Ill kill an NPC and move on or Ill try to kill them. It depends on what I think my chances are for catching them.
Running: I personally cant stand runners and when I say runners Im talking about a player that runs for the bulk of the session no matter what their score is, but its in the game and there are benefits. Its nice to get escape bonuses and if youre in the lead it also starves your opponents of good points. I did quite a bit of running when I was going for certain challenges and have, on occasion, done it to starve a team of points when playing MH. I would do it in MH if I got a rematch with a team and the lag was so bad that none of my abilities would work if I confronted them. The thing about doing it in MH is that your not getting any points for your team by running around. Generally I deal with runners in 3 ways: Ill shoot them, Ill kill an NPC and move on or Ill try to kill chase and kill them. It depends on what I think my chances are for catching them.
Points starving(running): Im guilty of doing this on occasion. Its not a good tactic but it can help you get a win if your team is better at getting points for killing as opposed to stunning or if you have the lead in a FFA and you want to keep multiple players from getting high point kills. Usually if one person starts to run then it starts a domino affect and everyone starts running. Generally I deal with points starving in the manner I deal with any situation mentioned above.
Camping: Everyone who knows how to play this game and wants a good scoring kill(most of the time) or wants to figure out who their pursuer is, has to camp in some form or another. Whether it be in a moving group, a non moving group or off in a corner where no one can get a aerial kill on you. We all camp. Roofing is a form of camping but is generally frowned upon.
Stun locking: Some people love it and some people hate it. In ACB I would help out in a stun party as often as possible. Most of the time my abilities would fail me but I know that they helped my teammates while I was respawning. I never really tried to do it much in ACR because most of the people I played ACB with didnt get ACR and I didnt feel like trying to explain how to do it to a new person. I know you can still do it in ACR if you get the timing right. Now, getting caught in a stun lock sucks! You can try to be the hero and stay in the game to see if you might get a kill but Id usually just spawn out. If I knew I was facing a team that was good at stun locking, I would stay back a bit and shoot whomever used an ability. It has gotten me stunned though because I would be concentrating on one target and another would just run up and stun me. Thats what I get. lol
Thats all I have for now. Please feel free to add anything that was missed and try to keep it friendly agents. Later