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Lightweight Pro is Pointless

Discussion in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer & Zombies Disc' started by Quantum, Feb 13, 2011.

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  1. Quantum

    Quantum General

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    So after using for a while, I find it pretty pointless. Supposedly the pro version gives you no damage taken from falling, but there's so few sections in the game where you actually need this to prevent fatality from jumping off a high ground, because there's barely any tall buildings in the maps that are above 2 stories (I counted around 6 or 7 and only around a few maps like Launch or Array). And the run faster part is pointless also once you get marathon pro, because you literally have unlimited sprint, so it basically just becomes a useless perk. You could have had scavenger pro or hardline pro or even ghost pro to use, I don't get why some people even use this perk. What about you?
     
  2. Wrathchild

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    Lightweight itself isn't pointless, and the 7% is on top of sprint I think. Pro version ain't great but hey it means I can jump out of a building :)

    Think about how difficult it is to unlock marathon pro vs lightwight pro...

    And if anything, the 6,000 Xp for doing the challenges is worth something!
     
  3. jukappa

    jukappa Specialist

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    the extra speed, just for movement speeds sake is pointless. But when your equipped with an SMG and light weight u are an annoying target to hit. avoiding 1 bullet can mean life or death.
     
  4. xDEADx

    xDEADx BOW DOWN!

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    I love LW pro for my all out rushing class.
    Mp5k - ext mags
    Lw - SoH - Marathon

    As soon as the match starts, I want to be the first one to cut off the other team and make an early multi kill. The extra sprint that LW gives you, added with the running speed of an smg and I find that 8/10 times using this combo gets me first blood.

    Moving on to the no fall damage part... I agree that compared to some of the other perks benefits, it may not seem like much. However, it gives you more options if you ever need a quick escape! Take jungle for example, the cliff jump is a great escape sometimes...
     
  5. Mike9472

    Mike9472 Lieutenant General

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    Lightweight with the MP5K is pretty awesome just try it out.
     
  6. JimboHURT

    JimboHURT Major General

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    Its very great for sniping. Cause then you can just peace out of your sniper spot.
     
  7. CyberShotz

    CyberShotz 8th Prestige

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    I like Hardline or Ghost better.
     
  8. Mike9472

    Mike9472 Lieutenant General

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    I normally use Hardline or Scavenger.
     
  9. The_Peoples_Poet

    The_Peoples_Poet Lieutenant General

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    Light weight pro is a bit of a disapointment. I do agree. But the perk itself is great. I love gliding around maps using lightweight pro + marathon pro. Some players find it hard to land a bullet on me.

    Lightweight Pro has come handy but only on rear occassions. Like the times when your getting shoot-up and you choose to jump out a window/building to escape. Usually the fall damage would kill you. But these instances are far and few between.
     
  10. CyberShotz

    CyberShotz 8th Prestige

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    LW Pro is best for gamebattles (MLG variant) matches since everything else is pretty useless for rushers.
     
  11. Soarsea

    Soarsea ASSISTANT REGIONAL ADM1N

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    A Few times id get shot at when im in a building and in a state of panic, i jump off and die from impact, i guess thats when pro is best used.

    Plus, running around with an m60
    helps alot
     
  12. Pyro

    Pyro Lieutenant General

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    lightweight is useless
    use ghost instead

    DO NOT TRY TO CONVINCE ME OR ANYONE THAT LIGHTWEIGHT IS USEFUL.
     
  13. CyberShotz

    CyberShotz 8th Prestige

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    I can try. In Gamebattles MLG variant, there are no killstreaks, and Flak Jacket is banned. What are you going to use for your first perk?
     
  14. The_Peoples_Poet

    The_Peoples_Poet Lieutenant General

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    Ghost pro aviods you from being killed
    Lightweight helps you get kills.

    I personally try and choose 'positive' perks. Ones which help gain kills not avoid them.

    Are you convinced yet?
     
  15. mad-dig

    mad-dig 1st Lieutenant

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    7% increased move speed is a surprising amount.

    But yeah agreed with OP in that there's not enough situations where the Pro perk actually does anything. But dolphin diving off that huge ledge in Jungle is epic :D

    (Silenced SPAS w/ Lightweight Pro, Steady Aim Pro and Marathon Pro rocks)
     
  16. the_trots

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    Lightweight is a waste when you have Flak Jacket or Ghost to choose from.

    The only time I use Lightweight is when I first Prestige and I use the MP5 class because it is the only class with a full auto weapon.
     
  17. Sage_of_Thyme

    Sage_of_Thyme Commander

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    Lightweight + Steady Aim + Marathon = My rush class

    It's so fun to have that deathly dance with enemies.
     
  18. Black Scopes

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    LW will safe your ass a lot when moving around, for rushers / flankers it is the best First perk imo. I use it constantly and will instantly know if I have it on or not. Obviously Ghost and Flak Jacket are better perks though if you like to flank constantly I would pick lw.

    It also makes knifing easier & dropshotting more effective. Having More mobility than your opponent is essential in cod as you can take cover quicker and be where you want to be faster. Also the no falling damage is fun for jump shots & quick get aways.
     
  19. Healy

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    lightweight pro is the best sniper perk in the game, dont let the ghillie suit of ghost fool you :)


    i rather enjoyed it with ars aswell, but its amazing as a sniper, purely on the forced sniper positions some maps give, and as a sniper you rely on your secondary for close quarters, so you dont want half your health gone by falling when you walk into a gun fight with an smg or ar with only your pistol at hand.
     
  20. KingAtBirth

    KingAtBirth Guest


    there is quite a few spots that are high enough to die from jumping. well not from a jump but a dive to prone. without Lightweight PRO, on array, if i'm smoking down some good. I usually tend to dive out the window on to B and make some mistakes atleast every other day or so. there's a good few other spots where it does come in hand to dive out a window if the opptorunity arises. and as far as the difficulties in getting marathon and lightweight. it takes me a lot longer to get lightweight. the knife in my classes' is dull or short or something. atleast half of my knife attempts it's a swing and the sound of it hitting flesh and then me dying and the kill cam i don't swing the knife. black ops is terrible.
     
  21. Shizer

    Shizer Prestige Master

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    Lightweight works great just from jumping out a window.
    Senario: I stab a camper in the corner. Don't want to go out the same way i came in. I throw a claymore down cause most campers only use one spot per map.

    Now with lightweight pro I can jump out any window.
    I jump out and catch two stray bullets.
    Without pro that would kill me. With pro I can escape behind a wall and continue tomahawking the camping losers
     
  22. NRIH

    NRIH Lieutenant General

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    LW = Juggernaut

    You run faster, therefore evading more bullets and letting you live longer. In a sense, it's like Juggernaut.
     
  23. Shizer

    Shizer Prestige Master

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    That's a bit of a stretch
     
  24. alphaghost

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    I call BS, you can run past claymores, I got killed 3 times each time in a different position w/sniper rifle b/c guys were running past claymore and killing me from behind, one guy jumped over the claymore, wtf, so i immediately ditched claymores and went to motion sensors and jammers thanks to lw/lw pro
     
  25. Black Scopes

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    Ah yes I have killed loads of people just like you said, however it's not the claymores fault, you need to place it better and it will kill me if I don't have hacker on (though I nearly always do anyway), the most kills claymores get are against LW, Hardline & Ghost users without hacker on, flak jacket users will always survive, LW only if you place it badly. The claymore is the best equipment in the game though imo. I nearly always run hacker so yeah the motion sensor is useless against me and against loads of others, however the same can be said about claymores though they do take time to take out or hack and always leave hitmarkers, as said best equipment.
     
  26. alphaghost

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    I use hacker pro as well when i unlock it, one of my favorite perks, as well as flak jacket, but claymore is just an expensive warning system, ive killed many of ppl after hearing "youre equipment has been detroyed" and turn around as to kill them, but this was just yesterday, where ms was more effective, not alot of ppl were using hacker pro yesterday
     
  27. KapUSMC

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    I use lightweight on CTF, or whenever when I use the M60. Lightweight + Marathon + Ballistic Knife as a flag runner, they aren't getting you. Every now and then I rush on SND with that load out and almost always get 1 or 2 kills at the beginning. The Pro version is pretty pointless though (Array is my favorite, its always fun to dive off of the tower).
     
  28. xbmc_fan

    xbmc_fan Sergeant

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    If you could climb faster it the pro version would be alot better....
     
  29. SASQUATCH

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    To each their own, I use it with the Stonger, SOH Pro and Marathon or Hacker Pro :cool:, works pretty decent
     
  30. DingGate

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    This is what it's all about. I use Lightweight Pro and Marathon Pro along with my Kiparis (with grip and rapid) as my CTF class...well, if my teammates seem to be campers instead of capturers.

    I can usually run in and out before getting killed or at least provide a really good distraction for a teammate to get the flag. Get the flag and zig and zag your way back to homebase.
     

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