Theres a reason why the slower shotguns are so effective at close to midrange, if they wouldnt prertty much oneshot you at close distance they would be totally useless. But nevertheless there is truth behind the talk over nerfing pentagun, after all it is an automatic shotgun and almost as strong as the semis which does not make sense at all.
Basicly they just need to bring autoshotties back in line, less dmg because of so high fire rate.
Yeah definately give pentagun to cloaked recons...
Originally Posted by Geodomus
I don't understand the discussion. There are automatic shotguns. Deal with it? And no, don't give shotguns to every class... (lol)
easiest solution is a drastic increase in spread! sure keep the dmg and the fire rate ... even let one "bullet" go straight! but it should not be possible to one-shot 130hp from sniping distance!
increasing spread would make the shotgun a cqb-wep again!
Increasing the spread might actually be a good solution.
However, it will be easier for a shotgun user to kill of a group that sticks closer together (since the spread damages all of them => semi-auto fire shotguns overpowered).
This will promote the 1 on x fights (shotgun user against multiple people), which makes it less tactical/team oriented.
Originally Posted by xXxDSMer
Forums should have an own section for complaining and whining.
And if one is a good player he adapts to a situation where there is shotguns or snipers that piss you off. He would find a better tactic, and not to even think about raging in the forums that everything except my character's weapons and devices should be nerfed.
Are you guys on crack? Just nerf any and all weapons in the game. Make them only tickle you so nobody dies.
The pentagun is just fine as it is. Move it up a few tiers to LVL 15. That's it. I rarely get killed by one of them. Don't see any problem with it.
Nor does it. I've played around with shotguns a lot. And by a lot, I mean all shotguns levels 1 to 20 for around 30 hours total. There isn't a single shotgun that oneshots anyone from sniping distance. You can barely even hit someone with a single pellet that far away. A steady 10 damage per shell if you really take your time with each shot. At medium range, around 30m away, you can steadily hit a guy out in the open but you're still not going to get oneshotted. At close range, a shot to the head will kill almost anyone and a shot to the torso will kill recons, most specialists and some assaults. Great for supressing fire and holding locations, but useless at a range without help from your device. I'd rather have a good assault rifle any day.
Originally Posted by aamonium
Melee kills will
Originally Posted by aaamazingxxx
How to counter shotguns:
Don't let them get close.