What is the difference between being a camper and a sniper?

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#1  Edited By INFINITE_CASH

Am I the only one that thinks that there is a difference between the two because everyone else I know is telling me that they are the same?

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#2  Edited By DanielJW

A sniper has a sniper rifle. A camper does not.

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#3  Edited By eroticfishcake

To me, a Sniper uses a sniper rifle at long range. Makes sense so that's alright. A camper however, uses any weapon at any range at often rather obscure places (like hanging off a ledge or some crates).
 
Obvious but that's how I see it.

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#4  Edited By Novyx

A sniper is only a camper if they're stupid. Snipers should take a few shots, but know how to shift from point to point to take advantage of how the match is going. A camper just stays in one spot with any weapon and waits for people to come by, often at close range. Sitting on crates by the entrance to a room with an assault rifle w/heartbeat sensor, for example.

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#5  Edited By GradiusCat

I agree with Novyx for the most part but i would add that a good sniper would for the most part play noticed by the other team.

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#6  Edited By SeriouslyNow

Good game design.  Modern Warfare 2 is lacking in this regard.

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#7  Edited By clubsandwich
@DanielJW said:
" A sniper has a sniper rifle. A camper does not. "
this
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#8  Edited By Kyreo

A camper sits and waits for a kill REGARDLESS of what is going on in the game.  A sniper sits and waits ACCORDING to what is going on (with a sniper rifle of course.)

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#9  Edited By Karmum
@DanielJW said:
" A sniper has a sniper rifle. A camper does not. "
Well, a sniper could still be a camper, but are usually given more leniency.
 
So this definition is pretty good for me.
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#10  Edited By DanielJW
@Karmum said:
" @DanielJW said:
" A sniper has a sniper rifle. A camper does not. "
Well, a sniper could still be a camper, but are usually given more leniency.  So this definition is pretty good for me. "
I suppose, but I guess I see someone sniping looking out over big expansive plains, whereas someone camping is in a dark corner in a building. Anyone sitting in a dark corner of a building with a sniper rifle is an idiot.
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#11  Edited By INFINITE_CASH

It seems like most people have the same outlook as me on this. It's funny I was thinking that there would be more people saying it's the same thing. Or one requires skill and the other does not.  

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#12  Edited By DanGuy

One has a sniper rifle.

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#13  Edited By Zao

A camper is someone who sits in a one place for a really long time (like most of the match) gets a couple of kills but ultimatley gets stabbed in the back or shot at by somone who got shot by them before. If you dont move enough it will come to bite you on the ass sooner or later so dont do it. It makes sense for a sniper to have a good vantage point to take their aim but even they will get killed if they stay in one place long enough.
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#14  Edited By DystopiaX
@DanielJW said:
" @Karmum said:
" @DanielJW said:
" A sniper has a sniper rifle. A camper does not. "
Well, a sniper could still be a camper, but are usually given more leniency.  So this definition is pretty good for me. "
I suppose, but I guess I see someone sniping looking out over big expansive plains, whereas someone camping is in a dark corner in a building. Anyone sitting in a dark corner of a building with a sniper rifle is an idiot. "
even if IW patched in akimbo interventions? 
 
Seriously though...those would be awesome for the lolz.
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#15  Edited By Valco

When a sniper kills you, you tend to go "Jees that guy is a good shot". When a camper kills you, you tend to go "$@~*&^%££$!"
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#16  Edited By Sabata

A sniper tends to miss more often.

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#17  Edited By aaox

Snipers are military-trained units with sniper rifles. Campers are families who can't afford a real holiday trying to make do with what they have in their country, using commodities like tents, spam, and fishing rods.

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#18  Edited By immike

A camper goes out of his way to find the most obscure hiding places in the game. Someone who stays in a single spot (or a few similar ones), does not follow directions, and does not make an effort to support his/her team. To me, if you are hiding, and not helping the team's cause or completing the objective, you are a camper.

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#19  Edited By Laharl

A sniper is visible and a camper is not. 
Your gonna see that snipers head poking up from the ledge or what have you sniping away allowing you to counter-snipe him, the camper on the other hand is gonna sit in a corner where he isnt visible and wait for someone to walk by him and shoot, ie being a massive cunt.

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#20  Edited By User_Hostile
@Aaox said:
" Snipers are military-trained units with sniper rifles. Campers are families who can't afford a real holiday trying to make do with what they have in their country, using commodities like tents, spam, and fishing rods. "
GOLD
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#21  Edited By Alphawolfy
@Aaox said:
" Snipers are military-trained units with sniper rifles. Campers are families who can't afford a real holiday trying to make do with what they have in their country, using commodities like tents, spam, and fishing rods. "
LOL! 
 
Anyway, snipers should generally take a few shots from one location then move on (or get killed). Campers are usually hiding in some weirdass place for a long time waiting for enemies to come by, and generally don't help their team with objectives.
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#22  Edited By Alexander

Aaox wins hands down.

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#23  Edited By Pessh

 A camper sits in one spot, dies, respawns, sits in one spot etc.

 
A GOOD sniper finds a good spot, gets a few kills, moves to another spot, gets a few kills etc. Alternatively, many people like to play aggressively with a sniper rifle and just run right up to the enemy hoping to get some quick/no scopes.
 

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#24  Edited By nacnud88
@Valco said:
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When a sniper kills you, you tend to go "Jees that guy is a good shot". When a camper kills you, you tend to go "$@~*&^%££$!" "
So true.
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#25  Edited By Origina1Penguin

So in Red Faction (any game in the franchise, really), what does using the railgun count as? Or the farsight in Perfect Dark?

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#26  Edited By Diamond

The way I see it, the sniper uses long range attacks from a long distance, a camper sits in a narrow corner with a shotgun or knife to attack when people move in front of them.
 
There's different levels of 'camping' though, many modern games emphasize camping over constantly moving.

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#27  Edited By Zerook

Sniper for me would be someone who shoots long distance, scoped rifle and usually moves after a few kills (so the victim doesn't come back to grenade spam them xD).

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#28  Edited By FlintstoneFlop

Only difference is that campers are easier (and more fun) to get revenge on.

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#29  Edited By Mrbiscuit101

Snipers tend to have a sniper rifle with a vantage point over the map, campers sit in a corner somewhere, usually with some kind of shotgun and wait for you to run past.

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#30  Edited By lilozzy300

Will snipers usually use snipers when a camper use anything he wants to

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#31  Edited By bombHills

Most the answers given here I agree with. A sniper gets a good view of the map and moves according to how the match is playing out. A camper sits in the corner of a room and waits, and waits, and waits.... and waits for someone to enter.

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#32  Edited By Hughes

Sniper: Top of the cliff or in the bases at Afghan, with a sniper rifle.
 
Camper: In the bathroom at Estate, with 1887's.

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#33  Edited By Shibbxyz

Sniper covers an area that sits just outside the enemys spawn n picks them off
 
A Camper sits where he is and waits for the enemy to come to him

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#35  Edited By AhmadMetallic
@Novyx said:
"Snipers should take a few shots, but know how to shift from point to point to take advantage of how the match is going.  "
that sounds perfectly correct when playing a big-map game like Battlefield, but does it also apply to the shitty run-around-4-buildings-shooting-each-other MW2 ? cuz camping is associated with that game so much.
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#36  Edited By natetodamax

Sniping requires skill. Camping requires you to sit in a corner and hold the Fire Button down when an enemy walks by.

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#37  Edited By Novyx
@Ahmad_Metallic:
There are a few maps where 'real' sniping is viable, but not many. Which is why I'm thinking MW2 may not get much play ever again once BC2 is out. The demo already has me hooked. Much better feel.
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#38  Edited By HitmanAgent47

One of them has skillz, the other one doesn't.

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#39  Edited By INFINITE_CASH
@Aaox said:
" Snipers are military-trained units with sniper rifles. Campers are families who can't afford a real holiday trying to make do with what they have in their country, using commodities like tents, spam, and fishing rods. "
LOL Priceless 
 
@Valco
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When a sniper kills you, you tend to go "Jees that guy is a good shot". When a camper kills you, you tend to go "$@~*&^%££$!" "
This is very true.
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#40  Edited By nukesniper

If I am sniped and see where I was sniped from on a killcam, then proceed to throw a grenade in that spot (without looking) and it nets me a kill, that player is a camper. I don't mean this as instant either. We have all found a guy who always runs to the same spot on a map, or someone who sits in one spot for the entirety of that life. There is an obvious difference between Snipers and Campers. In team matches, a sniper will move in order to see his enemy or avoid getting overrun. Some campers will try to camp their favorite spots regardless of where the enemies are on the map.

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#41  Edited By RsistncE

What's the difference between a camper and a sniper? Nothing, they're just both playing a shit game called Modern Warfare 2 is all.

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#42  Edited By User_Hostile
@RsistncE said:
" What's the difference between a camper and a sniper? Nothing, they're just both playing a shit game called Modern Warfare 2 is all. "
Troll much?
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#43  Edited By Lowbrow

The 10 year old bitching after you killed him for the 12th time because they're too busy screaming at their mommy about what kind of sammich they want for lunch.

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#44  Edited By CornontheCobbe

A Sniper runs around and takes shots in one spot before moving to another. Where as a camper is an idiot, who deserves to get hit by a meteorite.

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#45  Edited By TheHBK

Well  a terrible sniper will be a camper, but a good sniper is not.  Campers just stay in one spot hiding, not open to view or fire and hope someone will pass by that they can just kill from behind or by surprise.
A sniper will usually be in a spot but much more open than a camper because they want to kill people long range. A  sniper can camp though and stay in the same spot, though a good one will move from place to place because position is usually given away, although its possible that its not.

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#46  Edited By Xandurson

A sniper has skill (and claymores), a camper does not.

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#47  Edited By mattbodega

A camper is camping right here. A sniper is camping over there,

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#48  Edited By Zuul
@User_Hostile said:
" @Aaox said:
" Snipers are military-trained units with sniper rifles. Campers are families who can't afford a real holiday trying to make do with what they have in their country, using commodities like tents, spam, and fishing rods. "
GOLD "
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#49  Edited By gla55jAw

A camper spawn camps the whole match. A good sniper will move around the map to different spots, and not just stay in one area the whole time.

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#50  Edited By iam3green

a sniper kills people with a sniper rifle. a camper is a person that will be in a corner somewhere shooting people.