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[UT2004] The return of the Sniper Rifle

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 2003/2004' started by Selerox, Jul 18, 2003.

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Should Epic have bought the Sniper Rifle back to UT2004?

  1. Yes

    39 vote(s)
    52.7%
  2. No

    28 vote(s)
    37.8%
  3. Not Sure

    7 vote(s)
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  1. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    What are your views on Epic bringing back the old UT99 snip[er rifle in UT2004?

    Personally, I think it's a very bad idea. The Sniper rifle was removed in UT2003 for a reason. Unless something about the UT2004 sniper rifle is seriously nerfed, it's going to be just as unbalanced as the old one was. Also, where does this leave the lightning gun? Is that now obsolete? Or will it fill a different weapon "niche" in the game.
     
  2. EvilDrWong

    EvilDrWong Every line of code elevates you

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    Its entirely their decision, but if it were left up to me id have removed every weapon from the game and replaced them with a frying pan... Ooo, teflon coating
     
  3. Euphoric Beaver

    Euphoric Beaver impeccably groomed

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    Mmm... teflon...
     
  4. DeadEyeNick

    DeadEyeNick New Member

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    I believe it's only for the new gamemodes. Right now we've no clue will the ltg be removed from tdm and ctf.
     
  5. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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  6. WebSlinger

    WebSlinger bNotNegative != False

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    All this talk about weapon balance... you people don't realize how good you have it!

    [old coot]back in my day, we didn't HAVE balance, we had
    • 2 shotguns with way too much spread
    • 2 nailguns that I'm pretty sure shot out corn kernels
    • a worthless grenade launcher that was powerful, but you never knew where they were going
    • an overpowered lightning bolt that could clear out most National Forrests
    • and a super fast and overpowered rocket launcher
    and we LIKED IT![/old coot]
     
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  7. NeoNite

    NeoNite Eternal sunshine

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    Well at least the ut sniper rifle doesn't look ridiculous :eek:

    The SR can be "spammy" (you know) in the hands of a llama...

    Would it hurt to bring the old SR back? And maybe nerf it a bit (not too much), so people won't nag, nag ,nag and nag til they drop about yet again a spammy, destructive weapon?

    Maybe make it look more like ehm.. remember that preview movie of unreal championship in (I think it was) march 2002? It looked pretty good then.
    Would suit the more futuristic look of ut2003-4 I suppose?

    LG was a horrible idea btw .. uh. >_<
     
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  8. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    I think the lg was a great idea. You no longer have any of the problems with the sniper rifle. Yet even with fixing all those problems and sugh the lg is still arguably the most powerfull gun in the game, although it takes lots of skill to get there. I think you should KEEP IT! Adding a sniper rifle would sorta be self defeating.
     
  9. DeaJae

    DeaJae taking a month's break

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    spammeh?!?!?! :O

    upon hearing someone load a rocket launcher behind me,*bullet time*, armed with my sniper rifle i used to cleanly take their head off within a split second. nowt spammy about that.

    now what is spammy: is a silly little lightning effect which doesn't even hit anywhere in the crosshair.

    in basics: i like a weapon what fires in a straight line and hits the middle of the crosshair dead on. tis what i trained with, tis what im good at. cam and scope you say? nah, most of you would of seen me running about taking heads off without even zooming much. least with the sniper zoom it's the place where i aim it at. with LG it just flaps about and ends up way off target.
    [/rant]
    thank you. :)
     
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  10. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    I'd rather have a new original weapon instead of an old weapon that's got a good replacement.
    Unless they cut the power & zoom-factor I wonder why anyone would want a weapon that could compete with the lightninggun.

    Besides : there's the ChaosUt2 Sniperrifle ... so an 'official' sniperrifle like ye olde gun already exists.
     
  11. Orochi

    Orochi It's Dr.Orochi now, M.D. woot!

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    actually the rocket launcher wasnt really super fast

    it just spawned 20 ft infront of the player who shot it
     
  12. SealClubber

    SealClubber Not biased

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    They are bringing it back as a NEW weapon, so that means the lightning gun will still be in there! Im sure the sniper rifle is optional! :eek:

    also, with UT2004 being backwards compatable with UT2003, thats even more reason to believe that its optional
     
  13. Euphoric Beaver

    Euphoric Beaver impeccably groomed

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    Yeah I'm pretty sure they will make it a mute since the ye olde Sniper doesn't really fit with the current atmosphere.
     
  14. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    this new sniper will probably be found only in onslaught and overlord maps which will supposedly be absolutely huge. Still there are problems with the old sniper rifle and I don't want to see them come back. If they are going to add a sniper

    It must have a visable trail.
    It should be completely worthless for anything other than extreemly long range shots. (ligtning gun for mid to long range and this sniper for extended long range).
    Cannot have a rediculous rate of fire/damage.
     
  15. DeadEyeNick

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    Sounds like tribe's laser sniper. :lol:
     
  16. The Twiggman

    The Twiggman Instagib 4 Life

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    Why not just bring all the weapons from all the series and let you mix and match them into your own setups. Hehe that would solve problems and give you some good variety.
     
  17. Radiosity

    Radiosity Minty Fresh!

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    Nothing wrong with a sniper rifle, in moderation :)
     

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  18. Swedix

    Swedix Retired from UT2004

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    I think they with spammy means that the 'old' sniper had no reload- or charge time. You could just hold down fire and it would constantly fire until it was out of ammo.
     
  19. NeoNite

    NeoNite Eternal sunshine

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    Exactly Swedix -_-
    sniper and face for example :-/

    Say, how does the eh "new" face play anyway?
    Pf, heh.. which version of face eh?
     
  20. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    I woudlnt' exactly call it spammy. It is however seriously overpowered.
     

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