I agree. Marksman rifles are the best. I prefer to use the high damage/low ROF archtypes because they hit like a truck. They're great for picking off elites from safe range. They're also almost mandatory in order to pick off sniping mobs which hit you the hardest. The one downside is that marksman rifles seem run out of ammo quickly.
I use a Marksman and LMG primary setup, and Assault Rifle + LMG. You have to use some sort of close range weapon like LMG, SMG, or Shotty to deal with charging foes and to be able defend yourself. SMGs with small sized clips are useless.
Also, stop selling your weapons to the vendors. Break them down for crafting parts instead. You'll want a supply of those when you hit 30. Feel free to waste green parts on the occasional temporary weapon upgrade but don't waste your other mats until you're capped at 30.
Agreed, the SMGs are pretty weak with their small clip size. I'm currently using one at the moment since it's my highest DPS weapon. Ugh.
No worries, I have a good stockpile already from breaking down blue items and from mat collecting locations. I upgraded all of my green mats into blues as well which is a nice feature.
That's definitely good advice to help prepare for when you're level capped.
lol, not to sound like an asshole, but u never accept invites, and when i joined u, u just leave. LOL u clearly want to play alone.
Hmm. Are you sure you don't have me confused with someone else? I ran several story missions early on with some non-CAG friends, but since then I don't recall receiving any in-game invites or having people join me. I especially don't recall leaving anyone's game session.
I tend to be more of a completionist once I settle into a game and lately I've been manually setting my privacy to private while looking for collectibles, listening/looking at intel stuff, looking at weapon/gear stats, exploring the story missions, and being idle in-game a bit here and there. I figure that might be boring to most people's gaming style, especially going idle in stretches.
Once I hit up the Dark Zone, DLC, and other end-game things I'm all for grouping up. The other stuff outside of the DZ doesn't tend to be too difficult even on the hardest setting (at least to me). /shrug