SMG class that counters your setup
You have no ghost so ill be chasing you down majority of the time, and if I'm far away in comes the lightning strike
The smgs are the new ARs in blops 2
I'm not hating on your setup, if it works for you then great but if you come across a good player/s that will happen esp in obj gametypes
Aha, I was waiting for an alternate opinion by a SMG gamer. I know you're not hating so don't worry about that. I respect others opinions and welcome them cause in the end I think it makes everyone better! Here's what I agree with that you've stated.
#1 the MSMC with long barrel is a good gun for short to medium short range and the laser sight is a must in my opinion for all SMG's. Yes this gun would be a worthy adversary at those distances.
#2 Ghost is an excellent perk for the SMGers Run N Gun style of play especially when combined with Conditioning.
#3 UAV and Hunter Killer Drone are great choices.
Now here's where I disagree -
#1 I wouldn't say this class counters mine. I would say this class is better then mine at short/meduim range. Notice I didn't say short TO medium I said short/medium (somewhere between the two). However at short range my 1 shot 870 is going to win everytime (assuming I don't miss). At Medium to long range my AN-94 is going to beat your SMG (again, assuming I don't miss). If you have an Edge it's the fact that you will have more mobility. My class isn't for Run N Gun it's more of a methodical approach which I think makes the game funner to play. I do have a Run N Gun class except I use the Vector with laser. I use it occasionally but to be honest for me it gets boring rather quickly. It kind of leaves me 1 dimensional and reckless, sure I can get plenty of kills with SMG's and this is how I began playing BO2. I was doing what everyone else was pretty much doing. Sure there's a reason people use SMG's they are powerful on the small maps in BO2. But, if used correctly IMO my setup trumps yours the majority of the time. Again, please don't forget we're just sharing opinions here and obviously skill plays a large roll no matter what gun u use. I choose my class because if we had two players of the exact same skill I believe my player wins the majority. I say this because I feel like the only time I lose to an SMG player is if he gets the drop on me or he simply is a better player then me.
#2 I like my class better because I don't need ANY weapon attachment freeing up picks for perks. The AN-94 and the 870 shotgun are Beast in stock mode.
#3 I don't agree with using Tactical mask or the Flak vest for a couple of reasons. The main reason is IMO Engineer pretty much feels the same need and it's only 1 pick. I don't have to worry about Bouncing Betty's or shock charges cause I can run right past them, kill the infidel whom planted them and then shoot his equipment for extra points + this perk almost works as well as UAV, you can see enemy equipment from pretty far away which gives away their location annnnnd I also have the benefit of booby trapping stolen care packages. I know your 2 perks help against grenades of all types, but in BO2 grenades are few and far between in TDM and FFA which is what I created this class for. Right now ALOT of people are using Betty's and shock charges so IMO Engineer is needed.
#4 Yes lightning is cool but Care packages are Funner IMO and I can get more of them. You allready use Hunter Killer, you will unlock Hunter and a Care package at the same time and by now I hope I've explained how fun that can be hehe.
#5 My class only included 8 picks so how do you know I may not be sporting Ghost or Hardline or a couple of attachments?
#6 I actually agree that the SMG's have become the NEW AR's but not in the sense that they're as powerful as the AR's were in previous games but they're definetly popular in this game like the AR's were poppular in previous games. But if you use my class as I suggested and become efficient at doing so you will beat the SMG class at Short, Medium and Long range. And most importantly you will have fun doing so. I don't care what anyone says, my class is fun simply because it's multi dimensional and it keeps you focused instead of running and gunning recklessly.