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    Default Weapon Rebalance 2020 (Part 1 - Raw Damage) (Live on PTS)

    Hey Runners,

    Rare Weapon Rebalance (Part 1 - Raw Damage)

    Problem:
    • Inconsistent rare weapon dmg progression - too many rare weapons that are not viable whilst some are OP. Some OP are low TL whilst some bad weapons are high TL.

    Solution:
    • Rare weapons have had their damage numbers rebalanced to fall in line with their TL (e.g Higher TL = More dmg). This means some weapons have been nerfed but most weapons have had an increase to the overall dmg they output across categories.
    • AoE weapons have been buffed inline with their TL too, however with a lower multiplier so direct dmg to an enemy will always do more dmg then AoE.
    • In preparation for introducing more distinction between Spy vs PE (and other classes through roles) I have taken the decision to buff the dmg of both Rifle + Pistol a little too. Atm this means that any user of these weapons will be doing more dmg then before. During a later update higher TL dex weapons will be more difficult for PE to reach and they will have to make a decision between resist / psi utility / weapon dmg / etc. A step in the direction of making spies glass cannons and PE more jack of all trades master of none.

    TLDR:
    • Weapon dmg numbers have been buffed (majority have anyway) and reorganised to closely tie dmg output to their TL. This includes AoE with a lower multiplier
    • Weapon types updated are: Heavy, Melee, Pistol, Rifle, Drone - PSI will follow in another update
    • Rifle + Pistol do most dmg, Cannon + Melee after this, Drone after this
    • This is WIP and not set in stone

    Foreseen fallout:
    • This WILL have an impact on lower TL versions of rare weapons and these need to be tested to ensure that they aren't much more powerful then low TL rares

    Next Steps:
    • Test these changes on PTS
    • Work on weapon characteristics such (freq, handling, range, dmg type shake up, etc)


    Update Specifics:

    • Heavy weapon damage rebalanced

      Weapon Type
      Change %
      Winding Arguement -25%
      Summer Leech -6%
      Ionic Shotgun Cannon -7%
      Ravager 17%
      Equilibrium of Forces 4%
      Cursed Soul -10%
      Malediction 5%
      Doom Beamer 27%
      MIRL-600 Warhammer 17%

    • Melee weapon damage rebalanced

      Weapon Type
      Change %
      Paw of Tiger 8%
      Perforator 15%
      Peacemaker 12%
      Claw of Lizard -4%
      Vien Ripper 9%
      Blade of Ceres 4%
      Soligen's Finest 15%
      The Dentist 14%
      Blackmist's Remorse -4%
      Hurler King Knuckles 17%
      Zsu Sun 14%
      Thunderbolt 9%
      Paw of Bear 8%
      Warbots Bane -14%
      Devils Grace 10%

    • Pistol weapon damage rebalanced

      Weapon Type
      Change %
      Wyatt Earp -23%
      Liberator 0%
      Ionic Shotgun Pistol 0%
      SWAT Pistol -23%
      Judge -9%
      Xbow Pistol 12%
      Anarchist 20%
      Steiner -13%
      Beam of Hell 6%
      Sucker Punch 27%
      Freeman 9%
      Craftsman Dream -6%
      Ray of Last Hope 7%
      Dreadfire 11%
      Executioner 9%
      Ceres Handgun BHG-9 0%

    • Rifle weapon damage rebalanced

      Weapon Type
      Change %
      Terminator -8%
      Ionic Shotgun Rifle 3%
      Ray of God 6%
      Thunderstorm -7%
      Reaper 9%
      Libra 33%
      SWAT Assault Rifle 13%
      Redeemer 34%
      Second Love -23%
      Infiltration Assault Rifle IAR-47 13%
      Healing Light 22%
      Ceres Assault Rifle CAR-47 15%
      First Love 17%
      Disruptor 31%
      HVSR-90 Ronin Sniper Rifle 14%

    • Drone weapon damage rebalanced

      Weapon Type
      Change %
      HEW Adv Assault Drone GAL-3000 -10%
      Revenge 18%
      HEW Adv Assault Drone PLC-1000 -15%
      Hew Heavy Assault Drone FA-1000 14%
      Hew Adv Battle Drone FC-1000 -18%
      HEW Adv War Drone RK-1000 17%
      Raging Weasel Ceres Ion 7%
      Devastator Ion Drone 11%
      Particle Nemesis -1%
      Raptor 36%
      Mosquito 47%
    • Mosquito firing range increase by approx. 800%


    These changes scale down to lower TL version of the weapons and there if a rare got a buff / nerf the lower TL will have received a similar sort of change.

    The below charts show each weapon type and the dmg curve you can expect as your move from the lowest TL rare to the highest TL rares, compared against current progression.

    STR.png
    DEX.png
    For those who can't see these images: https://imgur.com/a/w1Sl6kU

    I encourage you all to test and leave feedback below
    Last edited by Virtus; 26-06-20 at 19:33.
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    posts like this rustle my jimmies

    Thanks Virtus

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    a first step in the right direction, keep up the good work

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    I have no permission to access to the charts (STR.png & DEX.png).

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    Not sure why, I have hosted the images externally and included a link in the post. Thanks for letting me know!
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    It's good now, thanks Virtus !

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    Pistol numbers updated to buff approx. 5% less then before to be slightly weaker then rifles due to the extra ease of aiming. Still works out as overall slight buff.
    Last edited by Virtus; 26-06-20 at 23:31.
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