Sniping is horrible. Why? I seem to have the fattest sniper ever. 1. He juggles his scoped when zooming in. Fine. 2. He holds his breath for 6 seconds then gasps like he just swam 2 laps underwater in the swimming pool. Fine. 3. The gun kicks out of his hand like he's a 5th grade girl. Fine. 4. When he uses the more "powerful" sniper guns (not W2000 etc) it takes more than one shot very very very often. INEXCUSABLE! I just finished playing online trying to get a sniper contract and fell 4 kills shy. I did well but... I counted15 times in 5 games where I sniped a guy and he ran off and/or turned around and sprayed me with an insta-kill gun. I shot several people 15 virtual feet away or closer square in the chest, it registered and they didn't die. Why the *** would anybody want to use a sniper when they can tap the trigger on a silenced Famas/Galil and out-snipe you? RIDICULOUS.
Shotguns are horrible. I shot a guy in the face twice inside 8 virtual feet and he didn't die. They registered and I could see the bullets flying in his face. OLYMPIA? Trash. I could go on.
From my experience I never see snipers or shot-gunners. Here and there... maybe... and I'm sure they're doing challenges or unlocks cause otherwise...
World At War's shotgun was horrible too. But the snipers were decent/good. i guess all this is to say... Black Ops phucked up these popular gun types... and after 7 iterations of the game it's a shame. Black Ops is a pile of trash. Hit detection. No dedicated servers. Nemesis stats are always wrong. ????
Controls are the best, maps are awesome, graphics are great, leveling up/matchmaking is good too. The dive function is awesome... the rc car is great. Too bad it's just a pray and spray game with silenced weapons... somebody phucked up.