Well, it looks like that the Christmas Balance changes doc. didn’t show every change. The most notable ones were the shotgun firerate changes. (I don’t know if there were any other changes regarding shotguns) The Stevens DB changes WERE shown in the doc.
KSG-12 Firerate: 130-85 and Max Damage from 35 to 33
Remington 870 Firerate: 100-75, Damage 33-35
KS-23M Firerate: 85 to 55 (Animation added) Changed to 65 in the New Years update.
DBV-12 Firerate: 200 to 250
Saiga-12 (Firerate: 350) and SPAS-12 (Firerate 180) Unchanged.
Please explain this, Stylis. You nerf all the higher damage shotguns and leave the lower damage shotguns. Excuse me? Let’s just do a quick KS-23M and Saiga-12 comparison:
KS-23M: 3 shot kill on the torso if 1 bullet hits = 65/3 = ±22
Saiga-12: 4 shot kill on the torso if 1 bullet hits = 350/4 = ±88
So you can kill someone FOUR times faster with the Saiga.
But if all bullets hit, that increases to almost SIX time faster. So basically, you can kill FIVE people with the Saiga when with the KS-23M only ONE, in the same period of time. And it is the same concept with the other 2 shotguns. Also the DBV-12 has the same problem as the Saiga, both having very high firerates.
Of course, this is slightly exaggerated, but seriously? Stylis, do you call this balanced? When one shotgun can kill people 5 times faster than another shotgun? Holy crap, please fix this. And do this quickly please? Because we needed to wait TWO MONTHS for the Scar-H OPness. And can someone explain why these changes weren’t shown in the Balance changes document? Controversy? What?
BTW, they made it that the KSG can’t 1 limb shot with slugs at close range anymore. Just why? So Saiga and KSG both 2 shot with slugs? And the firerate? Nvm. Sorry for the rant, but this really can’t do. SO STYLIS, FIX THIS PLEASE? Because I am already seeing the rise of the Saiga and the DBV when I played today. Either nerf the Saiga and DBV or buff the high damage shotguns in any way. THANK YOU…