Casual is filled with bots and 5 stacks. There's no way to enjoy it. Next year, this game will be the next realm royale with the only human players being twitch streamers farming bots and thinking they are good. Another successful psychological experiment by hi-rez.
Posts made by OrangeGirl
RE: why I don't play casual
RE: Some changes to make the game less frustrating
I would like to see non hitscan snipers with high charge-up/reload times.
The problem with strix's talon rifle is it's hitscan, instant shot with full damage, and the firing rate is too fast.
If they made strix's talon rifle like the sniper rifle in realm royale, that would be interesting and skill based. A projectile sniper rifle with projectile drop and 3 seconds between each shot would definitely balance strix, in return he should do more damage like 1400 but it would definitely be a skill shot and there would be a real punishment for missing.
Both strix and kinessa can snipe too fast. Strix just needs 1 second and kinessa can fire again almost instantly but with reduced damage. Snipers are supposed to have low firing rates.
RE: Over the Moon
Otm used to be 30% and it got nerfed twice.
The 20% otm only allows her to save 1 extra shot against targets that are 2000 hp or lower.
If they get blast shields 1, then it completely counters the talent and she will need 3 direct shots again for the squishiest targets.
Otm just doesn't mathematically make sense anymore.
RE: why I don't play casual
@DaddyOoker i don't know if you're implying that I'm one of those "selfish pigs" who don't fill roles which you think cause bad games.
Team comp only matters when the teams have relatively equal skill levels. But when you play against a 5 stack of players of equal or greater combined skill, you are gauranteed to lose no matter what comp either side plays with.
RE: Fix Primal Court!!!
Sadly, most onslaught threads are ignored because most players only play siege. They do not care about onslaught map balance.
Snipers camping outside their base in primal court is a real problem in onslaught. It's too safe they lock down 1/3 of the map by doing this.
A bigger problem with primal court is spawn camping or spamming at enemy spawn doors. There are only 2 spawn doors so only 2 players are required to spam the doors to punish anyone from coming out. This is a typical tactic used by any half decent team, especially 5 stacks. Just have dredge and bk spam each side and the enemy team will be trapped in spawn. Gg with over 300 point difference.
Marauders port also has the same problem because of only 2 spawn doors that are close to each other.
Every onslaught map has a huge problem whether it be too sniper friendly due too lack of flank routes, spawn camping abuse due bad spawn door placement, or squatting abuse due to the capture point being too big with optimal areas to hide in.
But nobody cares about onslaught.
RE: I want to talk about Strix
Snipers became overpowered because of the following factors:
- The mass nerfing of mobility in OB 54 followed by several mobility nerfs from various game balance and netcode changes from there on after.
- The burst meta growing since then caused by several damage buffs to all classes and the release of champions that have lots of burst. This primarily started because HiRez decided to redefine the flank class from a mobility class to a "high burst and high damage immunity" class. This resulted in other classes over time being buffed in damage to compete with the damage of the flank class and the cycle continues with other classes since then.
- Footstep volume being increased drastically in one of the patches.
- And more reveals and stealth in this game.
The result is that snipers have the most damage and range while being almost impossible to flank. A single sniper can lock down 3 enemies from peeking and the only way to close distance on them is to use your mount to push them in the beginning if you don't managed to get dismounted. Dash distances are not long enough to close gaps anymore, dodging is almost impossible because of slow ground speed and paladins hitboxes being larger than your model and hitscan registering sniper shots even if they missed.
Everything that has been done in the last 20 patches needs to be reverted. If we are truly ever going to end the burst meta.