As far as this argument is concerned, vanilla air units are 100% not broken or OP. Multiple tests have confirmed that. If you think otherwise, I would like evidence to be submitted for everyone to review. Show us proof that air is OP.I am merely stating my opinion, and not stating that it is a fact. The whole purpose of my post was to say that there are still people who do not agree with the proposition that 343 not touch anti air. I just didn't want it to seem like the entire community has this same thought. I am sorry I disagree with you, but it is my opinion. I try to respect everyone else's opinion, even when I don't agree. I am not attempting to debunk anyone's argument, I am just saying there is not unanimous opinion on that anti-air doesn't deserve some attention. I assume they have data that shows air rolls more often than not... whether that is some skill imbalance, some degree of OP, or just Decimus swaying things, I do not know, but there has to be some correlation in the data for them to believe it warrants being addressed. I hope the change to AA is not a result of forum opinions. But if it is a response to people 'complaining' because they 'don't know how to combat air properly', then I think there is a flaw in their balancing process, but it would further reinforce the need for someone like me to post that I do not believe AA is fine how it is.
This being said, I do try to factor in what people with other opinions say regarding their ideas on how to combat things, and I do appreciate videos that others have posted highlighting points of contention. I don't devolve into name-calling, talking down, or being closed minded, I actively try to take alternative views into consideration in my play-style. So, I do appreciate the constructive posts that you and others make. I just am in the opposite camp which should be perfectly acceptable.
Let's get one thing out of the way, not all "opinions" are created equal, at least not the way you're using the word. Our theory that AA does not require a buff is backed by empirical evidence (our numerous 'AA vs air' tests). Your theory is only backed by colloquial evidence (personal experience). The problem here is that our personal experiences can vary widely, such as how me and my friends never seen to have nearly a big an issue with mass air as some other players. Empirical evidence, however, is fact. It's quantifiable. It's truth. When 20 hornets fight 8 wolves and 16 hogs they lose. Fact. We have yet to see a single shred of empirical evidence that suggests vanilla air units are over powered. We're not talking about your favorite color or ice cream flavor here. There is no respect for baseless arguments for a quantifiable problem.
Show me evidence to support your claims and we can have a reasonable discussion. Otherwise, accept that the vast amount of evidenced supporting "AA is okay" and that air is not the problem.
If you and your friends are personally having a problem with air, we can help with that. Here is a thread that you should take a look at
. You can find some great tips on how to fight mass air. If you want to run some practice rounds our Spartan Company, Fair And Balanced Play, would be happy to help. Specifically, you can ask me, TheWall766, or BreezyStarfish1 and we can run customs. We'll even be testing more AA vs air engagements later today if you wanna join. Perhaps we can include specific examples of problems you've had and run through a proper response.