These were my immediate thoughts, as I'm sure most of the player base felt the same way:
~ Wait what? Really? No fix to shock aura share or light rod? Not even a slight tiny tweak? Just why? Why ignore everything the community points out?
~ Throw Mine is a good fix. Enhanced Capacity Storage Unit was a good fix. Bulwark/PBR didn't need to be dinked with. No one cared about System Shocker. No one cared about Supply Crate. ONLY Lesser Grenade Barrage was tuned down? Just what? What? Grenades in general, the entire kit everything about it, is greatly overperforming and will continue to greatly overperform. This isn't even close to the kind of damage nerf that players were expecting on Grenades that we needed. The Flashbang fix is insulting. Flashbang needed way heavier nerfs than this. This little tini tiny tweak to blind duration doesn't change anything about how strong Flashbang is. After months & months and dozens & dozens of entire threads being written and discussed about the great overperformance of Engineer Explosives 1/3/1 Grenade Kit, this is what we get. Why ignore ALL of the feedback when literally every single person in the forum and competitive community has agreed that Explosives 1/3/1 Grenade Kit is greatly overperforming? It's very rare they we all agree on something, and when that happens, get the hint.
~ I dunno how to feel about it. I don't really think this was necessary, nor do I think it will change much.
~ Not even sure it really needed fixing to begin with honestly but w/e. If anything, that nerf to Sevenshot is going to hurt the build a lot.
~ These are adequate changes imo. So these will be more like detargets now, rather than stealth. I'm ok with that.
Yeah well whatever. The only way this patch could be more disappointing is if they had buffed Grenade damage. Right now the meta consists of only 3 things https://metabattle.com/wiki/Conquest and it will continue to consist of only Tempest/Holosmith/DP Daredevil. This patch will change nothing wich is very unfortunate considering how many people are walking away right now due to these disgusting disparities in balance. Holosmith in particular can only be compared to some of the historical top tier mistakes we've seen, such as Chrono Bunkers, Old Cele Eles, or CI Mirage.
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