I been playing the Gears games since 2006. I ignored multiplayer in the first GoW, but played the campaign on all difficulties and then went for GoW2, did the same and after beating the campaign on insane, I made my first steps in multiplayer and horde.
Now I never became a superior player online, I never picked up the wallbouncing for example. I did learn about two-piecing but it only worked half of the time for me. Other than that I usually sticked to using the lancer/hammerburst rifles.
I kept a pretty bad k/d ratio of 0.8 and ranked up to level 78 the normal way in GoW2 until we used the ring capturing trick during an XP event to boost to lvl 100.
And here I am, in GoW3. I STILL don't get the hang of that gnasher even though I looked into guides and clips about popshotting, strafing to dodge shots and some more wallbouncing.
After so many years and little progress gained, what would you suggest for me to try next? Should I stick to my rifles or insist on forcing myself to use the gnasher and hope to get better someday?
It's weird, because sometimes I enter a temporary trace superstar mode, lol. Yesterday for example I was playing KOTH on Trenches and I went into an area with 3 enemies, all ranked higher than me, and I hipfired one to bits, wallbounced around and killed two more. Then I look at the screen and I'm like "... DID I DO THAT?"
It's as if its in me, but I can only use it for a few seconds every other day, hah.
Additional question: Of the rifles, which one do you suggest, when not going for the gnasher. The Lancer is so damn weak, I start to hate it for multiplayer. The Retro is so damn powerful but hard to use at medium and long range. Short bursts work but still, it's hard.
Hammerburst suited me well in GoW2, but did they reduce it's damage for GoW3? It feels like that to me.
Anyway, I just would like some advice from you guys on how to proceed best.
I'm rank 99 still, about to get 100 and re-start for the first time. But reaching rank 100 a few more times at this pace will cost me years.
Thanks in advance!