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User avatar #23 - arrisarrad (05/06/2013) [-]
It's really the only legitimate strategy. What kind of soldier runs around shooting hits assault rifle and firing off suppressed shotgun rounds?
#29 to #23 - sloot (05/06/2013) [-]
implying video games resemble real life warfare at all, thus using real life strategy is invalid...
User avatar #36 to #29 - arrisarrad (05/06/2013) [-]
That's a completely inaccurate statement stemming from an opinion developed by erroneous observation. Video games that use themes taken from modern warfare are made more and more to mimic reality, and tactical thinking helps a lot. I only got good at FPS games because of my tactical mindset.
#61 to #36 - mistahlegend (05/06/2013) [-]
I play video games to escape reality. Not to simulate it. If I want to experience real war: boredom, death, constant fear, and the psychological effects, I'll sign up for it.
User avatar #62 to #61 - arrisarrad (05/06/2013) [-]
Why not experience the good parts that allow you to exercise tactical thinking and situational awareness without suffering through that?
#63 to #62 - mistahlegend (05/06/2013) [-]
If you rush around, that's where your tactical thinking and situational awareness comes in. Thinking about where they are spawning in comparison to you, the lines-of-sight advantageous to you given your current position, the best way to flank around, what weapons you hear the enemy using. If you wear a headset, listening to foot steps. It's all there.
User avatar #76 to #63 - arrisarrad (05/06/2013) [-]
Are you kidding? That's just a muted version of real tactics. Moving swiftly yet stealthily, planning ambushes and maneuvering, setting up to catch your opponent unawares, to out think them. That's real tactics and strategy, plus you throw in those unanticipated bits of random violence and quick, decisive, responsive action, and you get the whole package. Limiting yourself to that adrenalin jumped experience without taking advantage of the full range of combat experiences is just, well, boring and wasteful. Not only that, but it helps promote an inaccurate impression of combat. I honestly prefer careful planning followed by quick, efficient action. Tends to get the best results and you feel way more accomplished. Running around shooting at things gets boring after a while, but the tense, time intensive process of sniping or setting up an ambush or sneak attack always proves exciting because you have to work for it and the feeling of professionalism and pride you get from it is so much more delectable.
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