yles9056 Posted July 16, 2014 Share Posted July 16, 2014 (edited) So we all agree sniper rifles need some love and buff, but how? I opinion is that sniper rifles need more than just damage buff. Part 1: Core Issue First, think about sniper rifles in other games. What are the advantages of snipers? 1. Long Range: Snipers can take out enemies distance away, avoiding close range combat. 2. Concealment: Enemies don't know exactly where the sniper is when attacked, which gives the sniper some time to take them out safely. 3. Damage: In many games, sniper rifles can take out most enemies in 1~2 shots.(1 shot if head shot) Now, let's get back to Warframe. These advantages pretty much don't exist in WF. 1. Long Range: Many maps/tilesets are either small, filled with obstacles or lacking sniper spots. Ex: Grineer and Corpus ships. ->Sniping is unsuitable in most situations. 2. Concealment: Once the alarm is triggered, all AI enemies know exactly where you are even if you are not seen. Not only do enemies know where you are, they can also shoot you with 100% accuracy from long range. ->Sniping is kind of meaningless when enemies can counterattack easily. 3. Damage: There are two situations most likely to happen: -Enemies are so weak that any weapon can kill them faster than sniper rifles do without head shot. -Enemies are so tough that sniper rifles cannot kill them in one head shot. ->Sniper rifles have embarrassing roles in terms of damage. Tl;dr: Range, Concealment and Damage. These are the three core issues of current sniper rifles that should to be looked into IMO. Part 2: Sniper Scope Usually, we will be dealing with lots of enemies, which means mid-range combat is inevitable. But scope is inconvenient for mid-range combat. Here's my idea for scope: Sniper rifles have several zoom level including iron sight. While aiming, player can use mouse scroll to change zoom level. (Scroll up to zoom in and scroll down to zoom out.) Using Eagle Eye or Hawk Eye gives you more zoom level options. Eagle Eye or Hawk Eye works the same way on other weapons By the way, Seer should be able to change zoom level. Tl;dr: Sniper rifles can use mouse scroll to change zoom level. Part 3: Feedback for Current Sniper Rifles Vectis: I haven't used it for a while, but I heard a lot of people said that Vectis scope has misalignment problem, which should be looked into ASAP. Vulkar: I built this weapon twice but all end up selling it before rank 30. The reload time is painfully long. Lanka: Projectile speed in not good for a long range sniper rifle. It makes this weapon too difficult to master. Someone post a suggestion for Lanka and I totally recommend it. https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/256306-the-lanka-shouldnt-be-a-reskinned-bow/ (No tl;dr for the last part) Thanks for reading this post. Hope you have a nice day. Edited July 16, 2014 by yles9056 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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