Submitted by Xander756 1771d ago | article

How to fix camping in Black Ops

Have you ever been killed in a Call of Duty game only to watch the kill cam and see that the other player was watching the door? It is no secret that camping is running rampant in the Call of Duty community and based on the track record of the series, Black Ops isn't going to be any different. It doesn't have to be like that, however, and here is one way camping could be quelled. (Call of Duty: Black Ops, PS3, Xbox 360)

The Meerkat  +   1771d ago
Just playing Devils Advocate here but, maybe the camping is part of what makes Call of Duty so popular.

It lets people with no skill get easy kills.
bubs78  +   1771d ago
Its always weird the way it's the guy shooting the dope who doesn't have the skill to check a door before he blindly runs through it is considered the one with no skill!!
The Meerkat  +   1771d ago
Do it once, and you can blame the camper.

Do it twice and you have nobody to blame but yourself.
SixZeroFour  +   1770d ago
not if you do the same "mistake" 5 mins later...pretty sure you can blame the camper
Raoh  +   1771d ago
a good player can flush anyone out of their position. even a really good sniper can be forced out of his camping spot.
Xander756  +   1771d ago
Yeah after he has already killed you.
Xander756  +   1771d ago
Well because they aren't more accurate or faster. They are just more patient. They aren't outshooting you, they are just outwating you.
Raoh  +   1771d ago
camping is a part of war and war games. to an extent of course.

not just for snipers. its a viable tactic. its one thing to just sit behind a staircase. i get why people hate that. but two reflemen covering a door while another two snipers cover the window giving info of what they see to their team on the field is not camping. that's strategic.

its one of the reasons i stopped playing call of duty. its a run and gun fest.
Xander756  +   1771d ago
I never understood this "it happens in real life" argument. This is a video game that is supposed to be played for fun, not real life. If you want to make the real life argument, then respawning should be taken out too. You die once and you're outta the rest of the game.
xYLeinen  +   1771d ago
I think they are looking at the phenomenon "camping" a bit wrong. Even tho camping is more excessive in some games than others, I think developers in a whole need to examine the term and come up with a good solution or something to handle this.

I don't got solutions or even ideas how to address this, and many will even say it doesn't need to be addressed, but I wish a smart solution would be thought of in the most FPSes out there.
theonlylolking  +   1771d ago
Camping is how a person plays. There are snipers, campers, rushers, and cautious peeps.

REAL snipers stay back and hardscope across a map.

Campers sit and wait for someone to go by them or near them.

Rushers run carelessly into a fight and get angry when killed by a camper or sniper.

Cautious players dont rush and dont camp either. They are sorta in the middle. Doing a little of both.
pixelsword  +   1771d ago
camping wouldn't work well if you had to progress from one area to another; that's the problem, in most games there's no progression.

That's what I liked about Battlefield and MAG.
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SixZeroFour  +   1770d ago
same..bad company did a smart move where you tackle a section and unlock a new one when its done, makes ppl constantly moving...the other way they prevented camping to an extent was with the vehicles

EDIT: forgot the last way i can think of...it was the destructable environments...you cant camp behind whats not there anymore, lol
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Kemicalbeliefs  +   1770d ago
It is a case of tactics in a game whether to camp or not, dependant upon how its going.
I was on Deathmatch MOH the other day and it was a furious gun battle, followed by the enemy team sniping to which was replied with camping and waiting to draw them out.
The map went silent.

Sometimes it is healthy to camp if in a sticky situation like creeping into the enemies area and being behind them. Running and blasting/stabbing can lead to lots of deaths. A bit like the_only_lol_king said.

I like diverse battles and I'm not a stato that gets hooked on making sure they never die with hardly any kills.
Paralex  +   1770d ago
How to fix camping? Get rid of the leaderboards. Simple.
retrofly  +   1770d ago
I don't have aproblem with campers, if anything they are easy to kill.

1. Campers are always in the same spots
2. Nothing nicer than a stationary target
3. Easier to flank
4. Not likely to be flanked

The hardest games in COD is when everyones running around like a headless chicken, spawans are everywhere and you can't lock down an area.

Take out camping and your left with an even more arcadey shooter where everyone is running around reguardless. You may as well go and play Quake or something.

Campers can be annoying, the ones that hide behind a chest of draws waiting for you to run past etc, but I say they account for very few of my deaths, and it will only happen to me once.

I'd take a camper in the window any day over a rushing SMG man :)
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N2NOther  +   1770d ago
While I think it's ridiculous that people care about K/D on a game whose leader boards were hacked beyond repair in the first day of release, removing them removes a great deal of what people play for.

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