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Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns Nearby
Posted By: JabberwokDate: 7/10/12 3:50 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns Nearby (PerseusSpartacus)

The AR of the first Halo was still ridiculously inaccurate compared to weapons in most other games. And in Marathon, I still found it useful on any difficulty level, because the inaccuracy is negligible at close ranges, especially when dealing with multiple opponents. The Marathon games have a lot of close range encounters, and shotgun ammo is generally scarce. I think the AR rounds out the weapon selection very well, as it's useful in a large number of different situations, and many of the other weapons are more specialized.

Also, I've seen plenty of players kicking ass with the AR in MP games.

: Yeah, it's great on Kindergarten because you can just mow things down without
: worrying about aim. But try to avoid bumbling into a mass of purple and
: blue Fighters on Total Carnage with only an AR, because that's right about
: when you die a rather painful death. A bit like the knife (or was it a
: broadsword?) sending you straight into the pile of salt. ;)

: Me personally, I prefer slower, more thought out gameplay, something
: equivalent to a ballet with guns. This is why I like Halo 1 so much; the
: fights aren't too visceral, and are more carefully orchestrated and fun.
: As a result, accuracy is more important than anything else. You need to be
: able to actually hit your enemies from mid-range. I carry this
: preference into Marathon; I prefer having accurate weapons than
: incredibly-powerful-yet-unable-to-hit-anything weapons. My favorite weapon
: combo for network games of Marathon Infinity are the SMG and SPNKr, and
: for good reason - they're both pinpoint accurate and incredibly deadly.
: With an AR, the crosshairs serve no real purpose accept to assist you with
: the grenades.

: Basically, if you have an SMG, by the time a Shotgun-wielding player can get
: anywhere near you, they'll be lying in a smoldering heap. If, on the other
: hand, you have an AR, a Shotgun-wielding player might as well just wander
: on up to you and say "Do you mind if I blow you to kingdom
: come?"

: Cheers,
: Perseus

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Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyPerseusSpartacus 6/29/12 12:07 p.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyGodot 6/29/12 12:26 p.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyPerseusSpartacus 6/29/12 1:14 p.m.
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                       Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyPerseusSpartacus 6/29/12 1:34 p.m.
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     Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyYossarian 7/3/12 12:43 p.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyJabberwok 7/6/12 6:17 a.m.
                 Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyPerseusSpartacus 7/6/12 8:33 a.m.
                       Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns Nearbytreellama 7/6/12 9:02 a.m.
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                                   Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyPhiltron 7/6/12 3:16 p.m.
                                         Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyPerseusSpartacus 7/6/12 7:04 p.m.
                                               Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyPhiltron 7/7/12 1:48 p.m.
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                       Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyJabberwok 7/10/12 3:50 a.m.
                             Re: Tour of Duty - Bigger Guns NearbyPerseusSpartacus 7/10/12 7:41 a.m.

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