Console Player Just letting your know about a console players struggle.
Before the big season 3 patch tanks were able to actually do something for the team instead of actually just sitting there on point. Tanks like Barik or ash just don’t feel right playing them now. With the nerf to ashes charge being reduced to 75 makes her less of a sustain tank or shields in general just make the game a dps slaughter house being free credits for the dps.
In my opinion the only tanks I really have fun playing (and yes I do know how to play all tanks im a tank main) is inara, Terminus, and Ruckus. I know tanks are not supposed to dps and I get that but why nerf most to all tanks to make them basically unplayable. You might as well have a 3 dps 2 healer composition in competitive due to how much you are feeding by playing tank. Tanks right now are just bodies on point nothing else and I’m sure no one wants to play like that.
Before season 3 I main mostly Makoa, Barik Torvald and Ash but again all of them just feel like meat shields ok the point doing little to no damage like your just tickling the enemy. The shield nerf was heavy again targeting tanks. I know the community does not want to just shoot into shields all day but you had wrecker, tyras fire bomb (which I don’t like even now), cauterize which didn’t even change so its still 90%, and many more counters you don’t need to be facing the tanks shield you can flank it go through it, around it if you really want.
In conclusion tanks are not fun anymore in my opinion. Season 3 changes messed up my style of play and I don’t know how to recover. The more dps you have the more likely you are to win the game (24 dps compared to 13 tanks and 9 healers). I still can’t believe there buffing Skye and never nerfing her( I have not seen patch boys in a while so i don’t know for sure to be honest). Console is even worse for players against Skye, talus, and Tyra due to Hi-Rez’s dumb hitbox system where you aim 5 feet of the actual player and you are still getting hit markers combined with aim assist is basically aimbot lol. I just wish console specific changes were a thing to be honest.
And hey maybe you guys think differently I respect that but this is my opinion if you have comments to make just try to make based on you opinion, your feedback on season 3 tanks and if you agree with me why/not?