Yes, yes…its not hard and everybody can do it…me too. I just feel like I m not very effective to a degree where I neglect a series of gun types because I cant make them work for me. Let me elaborate.
I m not a “sniper” per se. I like to use the weapons when the situation demands or allows it but often enough I can at best use it for a little while at the beginning of combat then switch to medium and close range weapons to end it.
So the problem I m having is…my hit rate is pretty bad. I didnt put any research into this yet but it feels like I miss 50% of the time. And by that I mean I dont get a critical hit. This has become very appearant since I started using a Monocle which due to its special ability is a waste of a bullet or a truck stopper depending on your hit capability.
“Go for the head”. Thats my intention all along. Enemy movement (as jerky and erratric as it is) as well as magnification can both prevent a sufficient result but again…I even miss on stationary targets with a 14x magnification and that makes me “…” because I DO hit the head, just the damage is a normal body hit value and not a crit.
I have picked up annoited enemies with phasegrasp and noticed that “regular” head hits dont result in a crit but I need to hit the MASK painted on their faces to get one and that made me think…
…is the critical hitbox for a weak spot smaller then the acrual object? Or is the hitbox requirement different for sniper rifles?
See I have absolutely no problems scoring criticals with pistols or assault rifles or SMGs…especially when phasegrasped I empty whole clips as criticals by simply aiming at the head…but when I use a sniper I have to hit the “sweet spot” WITHIN the hotbox?
Often enough I take a shot at an enemy in cover and it looks like I miss the head by a pixel because I can see the impact behind him and my aim was centered on his face…still its a complete miss. Switching the gun and taking a shot with a SMG unmagnified where I can hardly aim for the head…critical hit.
So the answer could be simply “I m bad” sure but why can I perform with other gun types yet the sniper rifles dont work for me? I ve come to the conclusion that it must be the scopes because at medium range in situations where I take shots without scope assistance “generally aiming for the head” I can score criticals consistently. Use the scope…problems. Then again…I do have scopes on assault rifles, SMGs and pistols as well and dont run into problems with them.
I could leave them completely of course but I d like to figure out what I m doing wrong…or if the sniping mechanics have changed to a degree that turned me from a snipe-lover in BL2 to a snipe-■■■■■■ in BL3 (because thats how I feel when I use sniper rifles, no offense to anybody else)
Specifically…are there certain settings in the game that affect sniping? Does the hitbox mechanic work differently in BL3?
I m really not looking to get into an argument about this. Its very possible that its my fault somehow. But if it is (even if it isnt) I would like to figure out the “why” and not just give up on it completely. So any tips, advice or explanations?