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Re: Silenced Shorty + Bow Combo vs Shorty + Bow Combo

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I know a couple people who use it as a finisher, since it's a one-shot execution.  They'll down with an SAR or BR, and finish with the shorty.  It's quick, in a frantic firefight.

I will say it seems to have a long range.  And I did one-shot down a guy to the face today.  Is that usual or can one assume he was injured?

 

I also have trouble quick aiming, because I tend to run with my aim too damned low, anyway.



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Re: Silenced Shorty + Bow Combo vs Shorty + Bow Combo

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I haven't used the shorty much.  Much like scootgar, I find it unreliable (because I too have trouble figuring out the range and how to actually get a down with it)...  I that gun kind of like a mini-shotgun, though I have a better understanding of the shotgun's mechanics.

 

On that note however, I have seen more people lately using it.

 

I was wondering if anyone had any good tips or thoughts on it (not entirely pertaining to the thread I know).


sidestep and run around when face to face with an enemy, any weapon will have trouble shooting you and while you wait it out for the slow RoF, you can get the 2nd shot in getting the down.

 

mix in melee with the shorty, unmodded 2x4, a double punch, or a machete mixed in with 1 shorty shot is enough to down a guy.

 

popping in and out of cover when near a guy, shooting one at a time is an effective way to surpress the enemy.

 

it has better range than you think, the thing can still down in 2 hits from a fair distance away and when in medium range, it can still down in an easy 3, maybe 4 shots as well.

 

 

 

@scoot, I'm not sure if a headshot does more damage with the shorty, but as far as I know it still takes 2 shots to down in the head with a shorty, you're better off going for body shots with it, unless you really want the extra headshot parts.

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Re: Silenced Shorty + Bow Combo vs Shorty + Bow Combo

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I haven't used the shorty much.  Much like scootgar, I find it unreliable (because I too have trouble figuring out the range and how to actually get a down with it)...  I that gun kind of like a mini-shotgun, though I have a better understanding of the shotgun's mechanics.

 

On that note however, I have seen more people lately using it.

 

I was wondering if anyone had any good tips or thoughts on it (not entirely pertaining to the thread I know).


its really good to ambush people with while using covert, and i bob and weave with it, you know fleetfoot with it? unlike the other weapons you can fleetfoot with it and it still hits, a GIANT ADVANTAGE.  Or you can one shot and punch and win, even against armor enemies.

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Swordsman20 wrote:

I haven't used the shorty much.  Much like scootgar, I find it unreliable (because I too have trouble figuring out the range and how to actually get a down with it)...  I that gun kind of like a mini-shotgun, though I have a better understanding of the shotgun's mechanics.

 

On that note however, I have seen more people lately using it.

 

I was wondering if anyone had any good tips or thoughts on it (not entirely pertaining to the thread I know).


sidestep and run around when face to face with an enemy, any weapon will have trouble shooting you and while you wait it out for the slow RoF, you can get the 2nd shot in getting the down.

 

mix in melee with the shorty, unmodded 2x4, a double punch, or a machete mixed in with 1 shorty shot is enough to down a guy.

 

popping in and out of cover when near a guy, shooting one at a time is an effective way to surpress the enemy.

 

it has better range than you think, the thing can still down in 2 hits from a fair distance away and when in medium range, it can still down in an easy 3, maybe 4 shots as well.


your advice sounds like mine, welcome to the shorty club.

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Re: Silenced Shorty + Bow Combo vs Shorty + Bow Combo

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@ sanddude20 and reeLongbow:

 

Thanks, guys... I will have to try it out... Kudos for the advice.

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Swordsman feel free to post your thoughts here after your experience with the shorty if you wish Smiley Happy

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Shorty is not a gimmick. Yes upgrade it much more noticeable 2nd upgrade, but 1st upgrade u can notice after u use it once. Another weapon that a buff helped. Machete gets lowered to 3 loadout points expect to see more shorty machete lethal combos. ACP, silent shorty in the right hands is great. 

 

If your doing well with it keep it going. I suggest upgrading once and if u can twice do it. Why did Ryokusonic not comment yet? he is a shorty enthusiast!

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AKyemeni wrote:

dh0rmazine wrote:

@scoot have you spent enough time with a fully upgraded shorty? I've been messing around with it lately and it often almost feel unfair Smiley Very Happy


Can you feel the difference between upgraded shorties? Because I can't...


At least from the first upgrade, yeah. At base level the shorty seems like either a finisher (to execute or to down an already damaged opponent) or a melee tool (shoot and punch) but at the second to third upgrade it can hold its own at a two hit down. I love running shorty only in cqc

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Shorty is good on smaller maps or when people are rushing at you, the silencer is pretty useless for me with the shorty tho just because I mostly use it after people already know where I'm at, silencers are better for long range weapons where you can shoot from far away and they have no idea where it's coming from.


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When I use the shorty, I use it as a sole and only weapon paired along with Covert 2, Strategist 3, and Sharp Ears 2. I get most of my kills from shivs but when I run out of shivs or I'm in the rare but possible occasion that I cannot flank properly/ need to stay with my team the shorty is a good weapon for stopping people. Seeing as I have limited ammo and my weapon isn't silenced, I only shoot my shorty when I'm 100% positive I'm going to down the person I'm shooting in 2 hits.
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