It's not fitting to my playstyle anymore. For the first 5-10 SR levels, the game is awesome. Everyone is pretty much on the same playing field and everyone is using an assualt rifle. Now that I've been at it, I'm just done with this. It's ridiculous how much all of these maps cater to the long range rifles. I don't like those rifles. I hate the BR and the DMR is not fitting to me, but that's all you can use. You'll die if you don't use these guns, believe me.
I have played for the past how many freaking hours and all anyone uses are the BR and DMR, causing me to be always at a disadvantage no matter what if I use the AR. I blame it on the loadouts, because that's the only cause. If no one had the opportunity to start with the BR or DMR, I would not be saying anything. Gosh, really, I am very frustrated at this.
Why is this fun to anyone? Sure, I could join everyone, but you do not understand how much fun I was having for the first, maybe, three hours of multiplayer when I was actually able to use my AR to very good success. That's how I play multiplayer games--I run and gun. No, I don't play Call of Duty. I play Halo, Uncharted, Starhawk, Battlefield, Resistance, and Assassin's Creed online. That's about it. Each one of those games (besides AC) allows me to play how I want without being at a disadvantage. This game does not.
Basically, at first this game felt a lot like star wars republic commando to me, with both its pace and gameplay. Now, that's gone. Everyone uses promethian vision, the charge up pistol gun, the BR, and the DMR. That's about it. I can always tell you how I am going to die, and I know how to avoid it, but to avoid it I actually can't do anything in-game. I have to change up my loadout. That's stupid. If I use an assault rifle, I can never kill anyone anymore because they always kill me either down winding corridors where I can't even get close, or...well that's it. I can't run up on anyone because both my team and the other team are having a jolly good time hitting each other from across the map with the rifles.
So, I go it solo and get slaughtered because I can't get into any 1-1 scenarios. If I do, I'm already dead due to either the scatter shot, or the charge up pistol (I forget it's name). I use promethian vision to see all of this. I see a guy with a shotty around the corner, but he already knows I'm there and I know he's there. He already wins. I either have to retreat, or just go with it (if I have an AR).
The only ways I have been dying in this game are:
1. Crouched shotties and charge up pistols.
2. Long range rifles
That's it. I cant do anything about either of those with an AR, so I'm done with this. I'm not taking my sweet old time to crouch and walk around the map to find someone. Nor am I going to chill back with a freaking BR and DMR like everyone else.
I either have to be crouched with a shotgun, or standing and moving with a BR/DMR to be able to do anything in this game. After I discovered this, I just called it quits with an epic 55 death suicide streak. Seriously, I can understand the intentions 343 had with this, but there's no denying what this multiplayer has turned into. It's just a freaking BR/DMR fest, and players use crouched shotties to uphold this playstyle. If anyone comes in close, they kill them with shotties. I have not once seen the shotty be used as an offensive weapon. It's always to hold down the fort where the players are BR and DMR'ing it up.
I'm not so much disappointed as I am a little ticked off. I don't want to play this game how everyone else is playing it, but the way the balance system is, I have to. The BR and DMR are too accomadating to go up against. They are good at both close and long range, so automatic win. I switched over to it for a few games and I was doing fine. No problems. But that's not how I like to play, because I was bored out of my freaking mind acting like some stupid coward shooting guys from how many freaking yards away. You get a good vantage point and shoot. Woopty freaking do. I like the unpredictability of AR battles where the battle feels more like a duel than a archery contest.
Alright, make fun of me, sympathize with me, or just do whatever. I just had to rant to people who understand video games. I don't care if you agree with me or not. I just wanted to unload these thoughts.