So pvp used to be a DPSfest, which frankly was great; get in and get out fast, win or lose. Now it’s an exercise in stacking healers or rezzers or shielders or some combo of the above. And it’s agonizing. I want an “F this match” button to just forfeit.
I know this will generate some disagreement, but from a scale perspective, the Panzer nerf went too far. Her scaling is jacked. At 30k power groups and below, she’s still tough as nails. At 45-50k she’s only a nuisance. At platinum, you can dump 2 magazines from her shotgun and a Breach into a platinum Flatline or Nightingale and they’re still at 1/4 life. This is ridiculous. Half her shots miss, another quarter are lost in cover.
Dogface is still good for 1-2 kills per power mag and she’s supposed to be an early match version of him, but that’s been stripped from her, so what exactly is her niche? Just my $0.02. She’s still usable, just not impressive in the current shield/rez/heal meta, which brings me to the real problem.
The cross healing / cross rezzing is akin to an anesthetic-free vasectomy. So here’s what I’d like to propose. Rezzers can NOT be rezzed. I’d also like to see diminishing returns for heals and shields. So as an example if your team has: 1 healer = 100% skill effectiveness, 2 healers = 10% reduction in heals for both. 3 healers = 20% reduction in heals for all 3, and so on. And I would treat the Butters / Heimlock / Phalanx shield stack garbage with the same smackdown.
Let’s get back to quick and dirty dps fights and stop this other nonsense.