Too powerful, which was yours fault, not ours. I strongly recommend reading this
if you haven't already.
Weapon comparsion tool
On the left - what I paid for. Elite M24. Present in the game for more than half year. Noone ever complained about it's balance. On the right you can see what I got after EAsy failed with update.
As you can clearly see - the weapon I got is definitely cannot be described as "on par with what you originally purchased".
It maybe would be comparable if they throwed some attachments to it (like High Capacity Mags to level ammo count with the one from Pre1Dec Elite M24 and some barrel and stock to at least try to match the stats of my old weapon). But that would exclude the possibility of me buying this parts to get something that I already bought, wouldn't it?
When I bought that M24 I bought it for one reason - it was weapon that was able to kill with one headshot even the player with 110HP (56-58 damage over long range gave 112 - 116 for headshot). Now after the damage drop the only reason I wanted this weapon disappeared (50-52 gives 100 to 104 for headshot).
So wait... People who bought Veteran weapons got exactly same thing as people who bought Elite? Well, now I feel double ripped off.
Also the part: "you can still improve to your liking by using our catalogue of customization parts" - so wait. Now I have to pay again to get what I already paid for before? I don't think so.
So yeah, I would want to get refund... but unfortunetly I know that'll not going to happen... You can't even process my ticket about missing M95
(which btw mysteriously reappeared at store
I mean if support cannot handle that then it definitely cannot handle refunding hundreds or thousands of people lost/replaced weapons.
Next issue with new weapons - ammo count. First time I saw it I hoped it was a joke. It wasn't. Seriously EAsy?! M24 with 18 bullets? M95 with 12?! So... Instead of finding good spot on top on that crane perhaps or maybe on that roof where I could see 2 of three points we are currently holding (thanks to 3 recons that spawnrape enemies with boosted MS) I have to rush with my sniper rifle, and use it as shotgun so I can stay close to assault's ammo box... What's next? Further nerfing of bullet count and introducing paid service of assault following you everywhere you go?
Also, if you're so concerned with balance then why still sell MS and RPG boosters. Oh that's right. You're more concerned about money.
So game imbalance is OK as long as I keep paying for your boosters and attachments, is that right?
Next thing - shotguns. People complained about its imbalance basically since it was introduced. I mean I can't remember last game when noone complained about "USAS noobs" and "overpowered spas". Ironically - shotguns are the only playable weapon now.
I'm not even beginning to speak about weapons like SVU (try hitting something when everytime you press trigger scope jumps 5 centimeters to the right) or other bugs introduced by this "patch".
This game was fun for some time. I'd like to thank everyone I had a pleasure to play with. Unfortunetly greed and stupidity ruined this game.
I think it's time to move on. AA3 perhaps. Or COD?
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