Videos of KB/M players lead me to draw different conclusions than the OP. On mobile you cannot zoom really at all without a target. Vs Kb/m competition I was killed on a blind shot across the map(based on the other side's video footage) because of the ability to zoom in when you don't have a target. I was behind cover and they were able to hit a part barely sticking out that they could not see according to their footage.
Also what stealy said was correct. If you have played tens of thousands of games one way then making a half hearted effort over one weekend isn't really going to provide an accurate comparison. Watch some of PixelRage's videos of him sniping people across the map. Not even being focused on it. He can look around between shots then aim in and hit when it is time to fire.
Some things that cannot be disputed. It is very difficult to balance a game that can be played with entirely different sets of controls. Bringing in PC/Mac players exposes the game to a greater potential for cheating. So working to balance the game between platforms and to head off any potential cheating would require a pretty good effort. Where is that effort taking place or is it even taking place?These are important things to know and we have heard nothing but crickets.
My zoom only goes to x1 when I don't have a target...really barely zooms at all
I need a red target to engage zoom in full
could be a setting thing but that is how my KBM works