Livegood118 Posted October 17, 2016 Share Posted October 17, 2016 (edited) Hi all, Given that we're expecting the very last patch of the game relatively soon, I thought that if devs were willing to look at Sabres being OP in relation to other 1H weapons that they might also be willing to look at the role of weapons with reload frames and how they compare with other non-reload ranged weapons. The weapons that fall in to this category are as follows: Crossbows, Arbalests, Pistols, Blunderbusses and Arquebuses. Outside of the early/early-mid game I find that these weapons very quickly fall out of favour compared to their no-reload counterparts as characters are eventually able to stack recovery bonuses which greatly increase firing speed while there are very few ways to reduce reload time. I'm not really a maths guy so I can only speak from personal experience, but I find that the use case for these kinds of weapons as the game goes on doesn't really go that much beyond quickswitch tactics. Blunderbuss may perform differently under certain high DR penetration set-ups, but I haven't had much experience myself. Some potential solutions might be as follows: 1) Increase the base damage of all reload weapons (this'll probably only drive the use of them more towards quickswitching) 2) Reduce the overall amount of reload frames for reload weapons 3) Buff the gunner talent 4) Adjust the accuracy penalty on these weapons 5) Introduce/modify a few items to make them "gunner" friendly Personally, I would buff gunner to 40% and maybe add some gloves to the game that reduce reload speed by 10%-15%, and then maaaaaybe reduce swift aim bonus to like 1.3 so they don't become completely OP on rangers, and it's not so much of a loss on a ranger if they want to use powder burns. This way, each average character in the game could make use of reload weapons under the right set-up and I think it would increase build variety a bit. If we get some good discussion going/hard figures maybe we could show the devs. Edit: poll added! Edited October 17, 2016 by Livegood118 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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