Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Quickscope Riot Continues

This whole ordeal has been a giant *facepalm* but also is highly entertaining. Yesterday Treyarchs community manager Josh Olin addressed his comments about quickscoping on the Official Call of Duty Forums. Heres what he had to say…


(Humorous ironic subject line noted? :))

I’ll refer to this video with a response:


1] Explosives are not more powerful than Quickscoping. You have one, or two explosives – not magazines worth in rapid succession.

2] Anyone who Quickscopes will say automatics are easier; that’s human nature when defending a point. More importantly is the irrelevance of this point. It doesn’t detract from how frustrating and annoying it is for every other player when a quickscoper who has crosshairs taped to his TV screen can Left-Trigger, Right-Trigger before the scope is even fully visible on the screen. That’s not how Snipers operate, and is not a fair way to play.

3] All quickscoping kills are cheap. You’re firing your bullet, getting your one-shot-kill while the screen is still BLACK from pulling up your sights. You’re leveraging Aim Assist and the fact that the bullet will travel perfectly straight upon sighting in with a Sniper Rifle to get a laser-accurate, One-Shot-Kill. It’s an exploit.

4] It requires timing, that’s for sure – but it does not require aim. When considering the impact Aim Assist, and taping crosshairs on a TV monitor have on Quickscoping.

When I called Quickscoping “cheap” I wasn’t saying that because I can’t do it. I know I can’t do it, presently. If I practiced enough, however, I could be just as lethal as anybody with it. But that’s specifically what we do not want this game to become. A Quickscoper cannot hide behind a “well everyone can do it if they try hard enough” argument. Then the entire game would consist of people running around hopping with sniper rifles in their hand.

I know not all Quickscopers do it to be cheap. Some do it because they find it fun, or want the cool montage. But there are plenty of other cool things to make montages of, that do not negatively influence the ecosystem in such a resounding way. Think of it like this: for every one Quickscoper, there’s an entire team of angry players who find it annoying. “Cheap” is just another synonym often used to describe this frustration. It’s unreasonable to ask them to “suck it up” just so this tiny community of quickscopers (by comparison to the global community of players) can have their fun.

It doesn’t matter if a team of non-Quickscopers will beat a team of Quickscopers every time. I bet my team could beat a team of Quickscopers, no problem. But it wouldn’t change the fact that we’d be gritting our teeth in frustration the entire match, which is something as developers we do not want to see.



As a result quickscopers are even more butthurt while the rest of the community rejoices and praises Josh Olin’s name. I don’t think it can be put anymore clear, quickscoping is cheap. The real problem is trying to explain this news to the quickscoping community. Unfortunately it’s proving to be like telling an raging alcoholic that they are in fact an alcoholic and need to go to rehab. They just don’t want to hear it.

Angry gamers swear an oath to continue to quickscope while others stomp, kick, and scream to their mommy’s that JD_2020 took away their only means of getting kills in CoD.

So angry quickscope community, get a Band-Aid, heal your butthurts, and learn to play for real. Game on!


A new thread has appeared on the COD Forum from David “Vahn” Vonderhaar. It includes an Official Poll regarding quickscoping. So get in there and voice your opinion! Be sure to read what Vahn has to say before putting down your rage thoughts.


Posted by on October 26, 2010 in call of duty


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JD shoots down Quickscopers

Last night Treyarch’s community manager Josh Olin did another round of #AskJD on Twitter. Basically he took questions from the fans on Twitter and answered a select few. Things got pretty interesting when the question of quickscoping came up.

Now for those who think that quickscoping takes great skill you are sadly mistaken. Quickscoping has flourished  only because of the insane auto-aim of MW2. Had MW2 not sucked quickscoping would not be the problem that it is. I would not find myself blowing the head off a guy in WAW who thinks he can quickscope with the PTRS.

For those who think that hardscopers are “noObs” are lack skill think about a real sniper. Think about how much real skill and patience you must had to be a marksman. Snipers were not meant to used in close range. Could you imagine running around with a sniper in real war and putting the scope halfway up and shooting? The enemy would laugh at you and then blow your face off.

Now before you flip out and say “it’s only a video game” and “it’s not supposed to be real” well quickscoping just goes beyond not real and goes right to ridiculously impossible. Players who scream for realism in this game but still want quickscoping should maybe put down the controller for a bit and do a little military research.


Posted by on October 25, 2010 in call of duty


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Tunes of the Wastelands

So I must say that I am really enjoying the music selection in Fallout New Vegas. Sure its old but it  just feels right to be running through the wasteland with Dean Martin blasting on your Pip Boy.

But as for the DJs who bring you those tunes, thats a different story. Fallout 3 had GNR’s Three Dog howling in between songs. Fallout New Vegas introduced us to Mr. New Vegas, an old fellow who someone politely put “sounds like he went through drug rehab”.

Both equally annoy the crap out of me a some points but I love having them in the game. So peeps, who do you prefer listening to?

For a list of songs from Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas check out the Fallout Wiki.

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Posted by on October 23, 2010 in Fallout


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Vahn spills about prestige

Well it looks like we were good little boys and girls this week because today we were rewarded with the prestige information everyone has been waiting for.

So what are your thoughts, concerns, or other assorted comments? Personally I’ve never caped out a CoD prestige and I’m sure Black Ops will be no different. But for those who always make it their goal to get to the top, what do you think?

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Posted by on October 22, 2010 in call of duty


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