Snipers being harder to spot is a good thing. I have yet to play a game where noob assassins don't just camp my sniping spots for an easy kill. I join a match as a sniper, its like every lft+ rank out there is gonna hunt me, feels like I'm cake for these people who've been starving for days...
The most amazing part is the blast0rs that hunt me seem to yell I'm noob while there holding auto lock and spamming rockets while chasing me...(personally would love to see blast0rs under powered and eating dirt...)
For one thing the rail literally doesn't matter. I mean the spots for sniping are so limited you can just spin around and look at every spot a sniper could've shot you from and easily find him before he can get a second or third shot on you.
So, I'll have to agree on making snipers less noticeable. As each class seems to really love giving the sniping gunner a beating.... The only thing going for gunner is its F and Rail.
Would it be possible to let us test the changes before making them public? The same as FRG did for the tutorial map?