Whenever Bungie nerfs Whisper or Sniper Rifles in general in this game, they always cite the reason that they offer too much protection because they are easy to use from safety. I would like to argue against this idea. In the most basic sense, the point of using any gun instead of a melee weapon is that it shoots projectile ballistics from range. Linear Fusion Rifles, Rocket Launchers, Machine Guns, Grenade Launchers, Trace Rifles, basically every potential DPS weapon type except for Swords and Shotguns can be fired from range and safety. Not just snipers. Practically no encounter in the game remotely resembles the Icebreaker Templar Strat from the fall of Destiny 1 Year 1 where people were sitting up on a far away ledge where ads couldn’t come at us and the boss couldn’t attack us. That was a situation unique to Snipers. The only situation in D2 I can think of that remotely resembles this is the end of the Whisper of the Worm mission, which almost seems fitting since the rewar... keep reading on reddit ➡
The music at 1:30 in the trailer is playing at around 112 bpm. You can hear Tommy’s Matchbook shooting at 8 Shots per Beat of the music. Calculating that out, it comes out to basically 900 RPM.
Will be interesting to see how a new archetype plays out in the meta considering how other archetypes are being buffed this upcoming season.
Edit: Well shoot. Now I’m really wondering why Bungie would increase its RPM to be exactly 900 for the trailer. Maybe a Catalyst...
I've done some extensive research with Fusion Rifles in Crucible over the years, dating back to the first game and my beloved Saladin's Vigil, and the one undeniable truth I have found is that the majority of people do not like get getting killed by Fusions. I retired my Erentil this season with 3,700 crucible kills to protect my forehead from over exposure to strange scrotum and taint sweat. Mine didn't even have Backup Plan, Firmly Planted, or Rangefinder and I mostly used it right outside of shotgun range to counter apes. I just enjoyed it. Didn't need to map people with an OP one from 40-70m to get my rocks off. Still, balls on my face about every 10th kill. As my self esteem dwindled, I decided to switch my Fusion of choice up to the new Gallant Charge this season. Nothing special at all. No god roll, as if it would matter. Kill, kill, kill.......balls, balls, balls. Two separate times, I worked an Erentil user so bad with it that they actually switched to Gallant Charge mid game... keep reading on reddit ➡
Me who has never used Spare Rations or Mindbenders and always previously sniped: Guess I'm just gonna join the club everyone else is in... equips Spare Rations and Mindbenders
I feel dirty.
The rechamber speed on the 3 bolt actions is painfully slow, especially on the AX50 and HDR. Now I’m not saying the MK2 should be nerfed but why use something like a Kar98 when you’ve nearly the same one shot potential with vastly different ROFs. I understand if this was a bit unreasonable for snipers as they’ll usually always one shot if you don’t hit the limbs, but the Kar pretty much punishes you for not using the MK2 and adding faster rechambering to SOH would be a nice buff
Think about how hilarious it would be, it'd be like a torgue weapon but less bulky.
Ok, so this happened not today, but over a week ago.
I started renting a room in the apartment of a nice California family on the bay peninsula, and after my first week there, I decided to get permission to keep a locked and secured firearm in the household. Now, I don't actually have a gun, but I was planning to get one within about a month or two. Anyway, when I asked her, she seemed confused, like she didn't know what a rifle was. She told me to hold on a second before walking away and briefly talking to her husband. I guess she was asking what "rifle" meant in Spanish. She came back and politely said no. I thought little of it, and started getting ready to go for work.
About halfway into my shift, I get a string of texts from my dad (I'm 18). He was saying how the lady texted him about how I wanted a rifle, and that she wanted me out as soon as possible. Since he screenshotted the messages he got, I was able to see clearly how she said it, and it looked as if she thought, without... keep reading on reddit ➡
Apologies if this was from earlier than today's patch, but I was testing out the new shotgun in a custom lobby and noticed this. Tested all the manually operated guns, and it works for all of them!
D1Y1 Pre nerf Hardlight gameplay footage for proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmSMp9ni8hc&t
Remember that time auto rifles were so good, they dominated PvP?
I thought not. It's not a story Shaxx would tell you.
Back in D1 Vanilla, Adaptive Auto Rifles (think Hardlight and Monte Carlo) did 24 to the head, 16 to the body. Sounds pretty good, right?
Well, next season, those same autos will go back to those damage numbers, and even better
25.2 x 8 (shots) = 201.7
Enough to kill any guardian regardless of resilience, with a ttk of 0.70s. Better than spare rations 0.80s. Even if you cant land 8 crits, it will make the bodyshot and former optimal ttk easier to acquire
Does that mean they'll be meta? maybe, maybe at the lower skill bracket and 6v6. But they won't be ignored now for sure.
Also, hardlight doesn't have damage drop off. Just saying
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Let's try and keep the comment section clean, Guardians. We've all seen the video. "Hurr durr nerf Erentil". Everyone's got different playstyles, so let's try and be excellent to one another :)
Wolverine Supplies, one of Canada’s largest independent gun retailers, celebrated Valentine’s Day with a risky product announcement. After a year of research and development, the Manitoba-based gun shop sent an e-mail to customers unveiling its latest innovation, the WS-MCR, a semi-automatic rifle with a pistol grip, AR-15-type magazine and free-floating hand guard.
It is virtually identical to another rifle developed by Wolverine’s founder and in-house designer, John Hipwell, that became one of the best-selling guns in the country. The WS-MCR should be destined for similar fortunes, but for one Howitzer-sized caveat: It is precisely the kind of gun that the Liberal government promised to ban during last fall’s election campaign.
Mr. Hipwell is undeterred.
“We can’t just stop looking for new products and ways to expand just because of some rumours about what might be banned,” said Mr. Hipwell, founder of the store and a prominent member of the country’s firearms retail community. “I... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is the best case scenario. This shows that bungie's efforts to buff primaries was a success. Now the rest need to be buffed and then some adjustments. Buff specials to bring them into a different scenario. Plus the ttk on hardlight is .7 seconds. It's only a tenth of a second less than spare rations. A good spare user can easily shred auto users.
Tested against tribute hall ogre
##Sole Survivor with boss spec, 959 power
body shot - 4786
crit - 15558
crit with firing line - 19447.5
post nerf body - 3828.8
post nerf crit - 11294.96
post nerf crit with firing line - 14118.7
percent - 27.4% less damage per crit
##Izanagi's Burden with Catalyst, 965 power
body shot - 4691
crit - 15248
honed edge x4 crit - 67515
IF 3.25x -> 2.95x precision damage nerf applies alongside the -20% nerf against majors and above
post nerf body - 3752.8
post nerf crit - 11070.76
post nerf honed edge x4 crit - 49019.04
percent - 27.39% (aka 27.4%) less damage per honed edge x4 crit
IF only the -20% nerf against majors and above applies
post nerf body - 3752.8
post nerf crit - 12196.6
post nerf honed edge x4 crit - 54004.03
percent - 20.01% less damage per honed edge x4 crit
Just something I realized today and figured I'd share.
But seriously, Bungo, on that Randy's Throwing Knife note...please buff Auto Rifles across the board very soon. At least for PVP, but preferably for all game types...because a full-auto Scout is the best Auto in PVP by a longshot right now, even at medium-to-short range. Just so happens to melt across the map as a bonus. Thing's nasty, but I still miss my actual Auto's dammit lol.
Lots of excellent insights in here regarding not only a hotly debated weapon category, but also how people approach the current PvP meta and the guns involved. Really good watch even if you're not really into PvP, helps cover a lot about the mindset people need going forward.