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It's pretty difficult to play with 280 ping but from what I can tell all this update has done is thrown any form of gain you had from movement/energy management out the window (2 900+ direct damage explosive weapons, with TCN4 SMG) and made light capping redundant(shield pack + spin = strongest form of capping as of now). Cloak pack is still a joke, sniping is still a joke. Capping on the new map is pretty limited currently, some of the bounces look promising. New map doesn't have enough fog. Having devastator spin with chaingun + hammer = insanely strong HOF.
According to a bunch of NA/EU players they notice a decent change in netcode improvements which apparently were taken from smite. Would love to see them implement the demo stuff and further fps optimizations that smite has over tribes but we will see. People think the nova colt is now pointless to use when it almost does double the dps @ 40 ping compared to previously. In my opinion removing hitscan from a couple weapons but not all is a joke, either have some or none at all since all the cheats could simply be applied to the other forms of hitscan(shotgun+snipe).
There is 0 point to a large portion of the weapons in the game after doing this. In my opinion a weapon shouldn't exist unless it brings something new to the table(100% inheritance, click to fire with higher damage+low fire rate but similar dps, easier to hit but large damage nerf(like what hitscan used to be), knives vs chain, ect.)
It is the first release of the PTS and they do plan on releasing more updates before the real update is launched. Small team so you will be waiting a while, I wouldn't bother reinstalling until post patch release or if AUS pts servers come. There is a large amount of crap being suggested so I do recommend voicing your opinion if you have any hope for the game, no idea why they still use reddit like the official forums.
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TAMods was nice. We may have a final release before they ban the injection method, I'm hoping they take schreqs latest stuff since that shit was insanely cool.Though the hackin and crackin did bear fruit from what I've heard
Removing classes and the weapon/item restrictions available to them would mess up the balance so much and just lead to stupid shit like Dodge is describing has happened. People will figure out 2-3 combos and the rest of everything will be obsolete. I started with TA, so I'm not 100% sure on how older tribes games did it, but I didn't mind the class system at all. For awhile it made for interesting choices and changes in the way the game was played - Do you go the more dual heavy and mobile Soldier O, the staying power of Jugg O, Inf for the sniper, a mix of mobility and dueling and staying power with raider? Doombringer vs Brute stand? Or maybe a soldier or 2 pathfinders?
I enjoyed the period of the game where it seemed like these were all legitimate choices to make, and different teams had their different styles. I remember Ace's and bloodies inf play, Qhats raider, Jugg from xooy and whale, oodles soldier stand while rad did brute etc. The play styles defined the teams to me. That was until soldier was used for Stand (proxies), Capping (proxies), LD and offence.
I have no idea how the fuck they are going to balance all this shit without adding restrictions on select combos which is dumb. The class system already dealt with theses problems why remove all theses barriers. Every class had its positions
Pth - cap, ld
Inf - actually this doesn't cause invis is gay and got banned
Sent - killing o/cap
Sld- cap, o, roam
Raider- O, sent disrupt
Jugg- O, hof
Brute- hof, o
Light - sent
Medium - 3 x O, roam, Cap
Hirez should balance the game before announcing a half-baked turd sandwich.
Yes - We could play the game and test it for them. But fuck em. They have money now. DIY MOFOS
Bxt as a chasing weapon with agressive falloff, energy sniper rifle with lower damage and a locked energy pack. Oh, and 3 weapons on light with a 100% inheritance light gl.
Next PTS is a lot of balance changes and reorganizing.
About chain weapons:It's looking like next week roughly.
PTS 2 will have smaller hitboxes, adjusted fire rates, adjusted magazine values, and more aggressive fall off. It's a definite nerf, but it's not as huge of a nerf as it sounds.