I'm open to any weapon being the utility, I just think the magnum is the closest right now. You can always keep reducing auto-aim on the magnum until it feels right without affecting anything else. The light rifle kills in 1.1s right now, so if the magnum was at 1.0s I think that would be fine. And I actually thought when this tuning test was announced that they were going to make the BR more like the magnum, but that didn't happen.RzR J3ST3R wrote:Love your posts and agree almost 100% with everything you said in both just now. Except I wonder if a 4-shot magnum would fundamentally shorten the typical TTK in a way that would break the game balance? Maybe the BR needs to be a 5-shot kill instead, but keep the original (un-tuned) BR? This would fit with your suggested mentality of making the BR a little bit less deadly than the pistol (except at long ranges where it's better), since it's a little easier to use than the pistol (it has more auto-aim and magnetism). People not skilled enough to use the magnum well could still be effective with the BR, but a good magnum-wielder would beat them. Cause if you have a 4sk H5 magnum, I think TTKs may be too fast overall.ShellCracker wrote:
Yeah, can we get a shout out from ske7ch or someone at 343 that they're actually reading this thread and considering our feedback? Just makes me appreciate ZaedynFel and his MM feedback threads even more... I'm worried that 343 doesn't give a -Yoink- about this tuning thread feedback, and are just gonna look at their game data from this testing week and say "yup that BR was less deadly, let's go with that". And then I'm going to quit Halo. gg 343. Hopefully they at least keep magnum starts, then i'll just never use this crap new BR, and rock my magnum all the time.
And you're right - why is Menke the only guy at 343 who really interacts with the community? Tom French used to communicate on twitter a lot but he hasn't in a while - but both of those guys are loved by the community because they interact and provide some transparency into their process. Honestly if there was more interaction from 343 there would be more optimism about Halo's direction and less frustration. We're not going to agree with every decision - but why did you make that decision? Help us understand and it will be easier to support going forward.