I noticed that in the new update a bolt action rifle was added, which I can only guess is a longer name for a sniper rifle.
It’s not a deal breaker for me, but I was very pleased to play a game in which the developers haven’t caved in to the CoD/CS players demand of sniper rifles…
In my opinion sniper rifles have no real gameplay value in any sort of game, but particularly in this kind of survival-sandbox game. Snipers can only be used for two things in first person shooters - sniping from distance or exploiting at close range. I believe people sitting around on a rock or in a locked house with a rifle just shooting people for nothing will enrich the game in about the same amount as adding trap trees that insta-kill you when you chop them. As for the close range exploiting (quick scopes, no scopes etc), I hope everyone will agree that it’s just unnecessary and extremely non realistic, the game has shotguns, SMGs and pistols which are more than enough for middle and close range.
Snipers in most non-mainstream FPSs are usually a pointless feature that’s just a desperate attempt to enlarge the target audience by giving all the bad COD CS etc players something they like, but in expense of unbalancing the game and risking at spoiling the game experience for all the other players (Those forgotten group of players who actually like to play the game the way it’s supposed to and not just fuck around and be a jerk to everyone).
As I said I’m not going to stop playing because of this addition, but I felt disappointed enough to sign up the forum and post about it, and I hope some players will agree.
Thank you and I hope this gets to the developers so they can at least consider this point of view (Oh and feel free to comment)