One of my favourite classes for the really small maps is no guns, just knife and a load of perks. Amazing how well you can do with it provided you are careful at the start. I do always pick up enemy weapons after a while, makes it more interesting seeing what others have set up weapon-wise. They cant really moan either when you kill them with their own gun.
I think its now classed as a safety knife, you know one of those that the special kids use.... the amount of times I've knifed someone in the back and nothing happened bar them turning around and shooting me, as if i just tapped them on the shoulder and said hi mate want a free kill!?!?
I've always shied away from posting this because of how much I thought it would get flamed. I'm glad to see support for this though. I've stood behind idle snipers and whiffed 2-3 times. Not pushing any of the joysticks I finally get a kill after the 3rd or 4th. Doesn't make a bit of sense
even those who dont like kniffing you have to admitt that it is broken it this game and it cant be blamed on the lag comp either. try playing an offlilne match with the bots and you will see you miss just as many knifes.
what really dosent make sense is the fact that if i use the balistic knife i rarely miss but when trying to get a knife kill while a gun is equiped it seems about 10 times harder.
I guess I am the minority:
I love the way it works now. If I want to knife, I switch to no secondary and go for it (I often use fast hands with no 2nd).
If I want increased lunge, I put on the Ballistic Knife.
That is the in between right there. No panic knifing (e.g. it has to be a deliberate attempt), but f you want the slightly increased lunge, you have to plan it before you can beat someone with a gun.
Just my thoughts... you cannot please everyone.
thats the feel i get from it as well that knifing works as long as you arent panic knifing but sometimes though thats the only option you have to take down an enemy. idk how many times ive been playing 1 in the chamber and i shoot and miss the other guy shoots and misses and then we have to knife at eachother for like 30 secs before someone finnaly lands a hit.
Like you, I am peeved at how many times my knife swings through an opponents head/body before I finally make contact.
***So I have snuck up on a bad guy... he is clueless looking in a scope... I *swish* through his head... *swish* through his head again... he is like.."what?", stands up and then *slice*.. finally contact and dead... wtf, it can't be lag, he wasn't moving... is it possible I was too close?
Maybe you need to ensure "your code" doesn't think I was on the far side of him...