Glitching is a phenomenom that
can occur in any Ghost Recon game, but is perhaps more prevalent
in Siege games due to the nature of defending, i.e. holing
up and waiting on the incoming force.
The most indepth and detailed
analysis of glitching was prepared by DeLeyt of Alpha Squad,
and you can read it in full here.
Drunk Bob also posted an excellent explanation in the XRW
If you glitch during a game, you will be accused of cheating,
so read our summary now, learn to recognise it, and how to
avoid doing it by accident.
CRATERS AND DITCHES
One of the most problematic
areas when it comes to glitching, are craters and trenches.
Let's take an example - blue team are on defence, and John
Dope has positioned himself in a crater and is camping it
out waiting for Red Buttons from the attacking Red team to
stroll by. John readys himself by crawling up the edge of
the crater until he can just see out and no more, he settles
in and await his prey.
Red Buttons is a stealthy player
however, and sees John Dope's head like a pumpkin perched
on the edge of the crater. He takes careful aim, he fires,
nothing. He fires again, again - John Dope suffers no wound,
although he does become aware of the incoming fire. So John
turns his rifle in the direction of Red Buttons, by which
time Red is starting to sweat peanuts. Red takes one last
careful aim, shoots, and sighs, as John Dope returns fire
with one solitary well placed bullet, that drops Red Buttons
like a server with a 2000 ping.
So what happened there? Simply
- John Dope was glitching. His head was exposed, but could
not be hit, although he could fire from the position. The
thing about glitching is, if you do it, people will know about
it. As soon as they take a shot that mysteriously causes no
damage to your skull, they will know, and shortly after, the
whole server will know, that you are a Glitcher. Except that,
that will never happen to you, because now you have read Rocky's
Siege Special, you know all you need to know about Glitching.
It's bad, don't do it. Want to know how? Read on.
Glitching is caused by geometry
errors in the game, once you know about them, you can avoid
them. If you must camp out in a crater or a ditch, don't inch
forward until you can just see out of the ditch and no more,
that is exactly the point at which you are likely to be glitching.
Push forward a little more, give yourself a better view of
the area, and avoid being caught in a Glitching argument.
If you catch somebody glitching, try and remember, they might
not have the insight you now have, and may be blissfully unaware
of the situation they have got themselves into. Point out
to them (and the whole server) what just happened, and move
on - enjoy the next game!
Part 1 [servers | clans | sensors | IFF | defend