QUOTE(sidewinder33 @ Dec 19 2006, 09:55 PM)
I was wondering if I'm the only one fed up with the shotgun fest that GOW has become. When the game first came out it wasn't to bad now all it is, is a bunch of people jumping at you and shotgunning you in the face before you can even move. I'm just tired of it and hope that there is a patch to limit the crap. It really takes the fun out of the game IMO. Are you guys as fed up as I am?
Anyone who complains about people using a weapon too much/using a character too much/using a tactic too much probably just sucks at the game...
that's my honest opinion.
Unless you're doing something like standby cheating, or game hacking etc... the game provides the rules, as long as you play within those rules, all is fair.
If someone uses the same weapon or the same character or the same tactic and you can't defeat them, then you seriously suck at the game... your opponent is laying out their strategy on a silver platter and if you can't figure out a way around it then that's your problem...
If your weakness is against shotguns your opponent is going to exploit your weakness until it stops working for them. If they're using shotguns then figure out a good strategy against shotguns, it's that simple.
You might complain that people using a weapon too much isn't fun... you know what I find not-fun, people who bitch and moan constantly about loosing, and blaming it on the way other people like to play instead of doing something about it by formulating a better strategy and improving themselves.
People complain about the plasma sword in Halo, they complain about E-Honda in SFII, they complain about Smoke in UMK3, and now I hear people complaining about the Shotgun in Gears.
I don't have that problem because when I see people taking the cheap way out I spend a little time to come up with a good strategy against it... I guarantee if you play against shotgun whores and you have a good strategy against them in a 5 round game, by the end of the 2nd round you wont be playing against shotguns anymore.
Did you ever stop to think that maybe people are using the shotgun on you because it's the best close range weapon and you're letting people get in close? Don't you think coming up with a good strategy to stop that might make you a better player then complaining on a forum?