While I agree with you that some of the weapons are imbalanced compared to the other weapons in their niche, it's still a balanced-ish game. The only real complaint I have is the pump action shotguns compared to the semis/autos, which take no work or skill to get a kill with.
Hey fr4ser- the devs know that a lot of the Elites are superior to BF weapons. They freakin' made them- their purpose was to get people to buy BFs to gain the upper hand. It's not a huge upper hand, but it's sometimes the great equalizer between skill and cash. Not always, mind. But between two people with different weapons of equal skill, luck will not determine the outcome.
To me, the Saiga-12 is the only BF weapon that makes a huge difference. Ever used the SPAS-12? It's my favorite weapon in the game. The Saiga has three times the fire rate, the same damage, and almost twice the ammunition. It's also BF-only. I don't see how you can disagree with a straight face.
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This isn't really like the Uber/Super/Tier1 weapons in BFH, which gave only a marginal advantage (except uberknife). The elites are superior to even the Veteran (Uber/Super BFH equivalent) weapons in this game.
I understand how these games survive, and it's not out of the kindness of the players' hearts. They have to make better, cooler items so people will buy them, which they have done with the Elite weapons. Still, this is the reason there will be no officially recognized gaming tourneys for P4F. I'll buy a weapon or two eventually, but not everyone has a credit card.