View Full Version : Before discussing changes, we've got to define the context!

07-10-2013, 10:50 AM

I think the main reason people disagree about the SAW nerf is the context.
Is a SAW overpowered compared to other LMGs, TACC, Blast and FRC AR?
Yes it is.

It it OP compared to Infectors, Shotguns, SMGs, Bolt Sniper Rifles, Grenade Launchers, (or Pistols*PvE)?
No, it's not.
Note: Grenade Launchers very hugely in power depending on the plattform. PC players might not share this view.

Most of the players who appreciate the nerf are either AR or LMG users who compare it within those two classes.
However, if we compare it in a greater context those both classes suffer from some serious flaws.*
Flaws that won't get fixed by nerfing SAW, but only by improving other guns.

*E.g. low accuracy, huge damage falloff or a bad fire rate.

Thus requesting an overall buff for LMGs and ARs is valid in my eyes.
Also it should be done before taking further steps.

Does the SAW require a nerf?
We can talk about that once the other guns are fixed.