Am I the only one that gets a kick out of hearing an enemy say something in that half-second after killing their character in Call of Duty? I have a feeling I’m not alone in this joy. However, I must admit that one verbal reaction makes me smile more than others when it comes to verbal rage and that is when I kill an opponent as they loudly run or sprint in my vicinity – as I lay quietly on the ground, usually in the shadow of a bush or in some thick vegetation. I will spare you the details of their limited vocabulary, but chances are good that you know some of the words that get shouted.
It did make me think for a moment about my tactics and whether or not they were lacking gamesmanship. I quickly came to reason that this was not the case at all. First and foremost, this game is about surviving – not stacking up the most kills. If that was the goal, you’d see a lot more people aggressively pursuing kills and most likely resulting in a shorter match where the storm circle remains large ever at the end of the game.
This is why I think it is bad practice to camp in Team Deathmatch or any other sort of mode that requires you to pile up kills rather than survive. It isn’t camping when you are defending in Search and Destroy – it is called tactical advantage. It is camping when you are spawn killing opponents in Team Deathmatch because the spawning AI is broken. Some may disagree, and I would love to hear your input in this regard.
What is your take on hiding in Battle Royale? Is it gutless or is it tactical?