I read so many discussions about nerfing guns it's getting ridiculous. So you just finished playing game and someone smoked you 35 times with an Argus...NERF IT! No way a grenade should kill 5 enemies! NERF IT! Fists wouldn't kill a person! NERF THE HANDS! I have an idea, why not just remove all the weapons from the game, and just make the only weapon available a pillow. We can have everyone running around with pillows, and you never really kill anyone. You just knock them silly and that counts as a K (knockout). Doesn't that sound more friendly and fair?
Just because you played a couple rounds and got absolutely demolished by someone using a particular weapon, doesn't mean it should be nerfed. There are times I've used "over powered" guns and got my arse handed to me. Then other times, I used the same gun and dominated. Stop moaning about nerf this or buff that and enjoy the damn game. If a weapon is overpowered in your opinion, USE IT. If a weapon doesn't have enough power, DON'T USE IT. It's not rocket surgery.
10/10. Stupid people will never learn.
Most people who complain about "overpowered" weapons don't seem to realise player skill is a variable in the equation. Everybody has different levels of skill with different weapons, from reactions to initial accuracy, sustained accuracy (precision), recoil control, Awareness and so on. Everybody has a slightly different level of performance, even with the same weapon in their hands, because of these variables. 95% of complaints about OP weapons come from players too blinded by ego to accept this.
Maybe 5% of complaints about OP weapons are legitimate and actually involve a bit of thought and logic. An OP weapon has to be powerful enough to shrink the skill gap that should be present with a weapon (a clearly defined spectrum of typical performance seen with different users), while also being not only good in its intended range, but also good outside of that comfort zone. For example, an SMG that is not only powerful up close but has a combination of low recoil and high minimum damage, allowing it to dominate assault rifles up close and then compete with them at range. Ignoring the profit-whoring RnG scheme introduced in AW (supply drop weapons), the last weapon that was even remotely overpowered was the AW MP40, which killed in 3-4 shots (more powerful than even BO1 SMGs) despite firing over 50% faster than the original WaW MP40. Before that we had the Ghosts MTAR-X, although its one saving grace was its awkward up/left recoil plot - most players couldn't control it well enough to outgun most ARs at range. Before that, we'd have to go back to MW3 to find anything OP; there we had the rapid fire PP90M1/PM9 and rapid fire Type 95, the former 3 shot killing people at 1200rpm in fully auto fire, and the latter 2 shot killing out to 25m at 1200rpm in the burst. Before that, we had the BO1 FAMAS/AUG, and I suppose one could argue the AK74-u and MP5k rendered the other SMGs obsolete, although the faster firing SMGs like the Spectre and Kiparis all killed faster at range than the AK74-u and MP5k could.
In the past few years I've heard people say the VMP is OP, the HVK is OP, the Man-O-War, the Kuda, even the ICR is OP! The Bal, the AK12, the KF5, the Honey Badger, the Ripper, the PDW... the select fire SWAT-556 LMAO! These people are have three things in common...
Stupidity, large egos and poor gun skill.
I agree, and I will admit that sometimes I complain about weapons sometimes but I try to keep it to a minimum. People complain about everything in this game and even if there was only one gun in the game and everyone had to use it, they would complain about some people with better connections, scuf controllers etc.
There is nothing more I'd love to see than Battery, Outrider and Seraph going at it in a Pillow Fight! Now there's you some OP right there!
Ruin, Prophet and Nomad...not so much.
Put some mud in the Fountain on Infected and have them wrestle over capping B!
but that's a whole different thread...sorry, got a little over anxious there.)
Their hero gear would be bikinis. People would be playing for days without sleep to unlock it. Prophet's new specialist ability will be the "Make it Rain", allowing him to shower them with money. OK, I think we're getting off topic now....LOL.
This Nerf gun is so OP. Nerf it!
Seriously though, most of the guns are fairly well balanced. I do find the NX shadowclaw particularly annoying though in core game modes, mainly because I don't have one and have been OHK by them waaay too many times.
I think people have complained about the sprint out speed and bullet sponging on this. I believe the HAZE and Illuminati Elite clans on the Parker Brothers gaming servers have complained about it. PB has ported the fix to Hasbro. But that may take a while. They are in the process of nerfing GI Joe's Kung Fu Grip back to just a Fu Grip and the Cabbage Patch Kids are getting nerfed to just Kids with a Patch.
Rumors are the Easy Bake over may not be so "Easy" by the end of the month either!
This is why I posted an idea yesterday to reset all of the nerfs/buffs on the weapons back to launch date specs. The overall balance was much better then. My idea didn't post right away because it came up "needed to be checked by the moderators first" and I guess they didn't like my suggestion because I still don't see it posted.