I've realized that the people that don't want the SAR to are the people who use it, and the ones that want it to be adjusted are the people who don't use it.
Not nessicarily, most of these people are uncharted vets who would rather ND not touch a game that they got very right in the first place. I don't use the SAR too often, I much prefer the bow and the BR as I find them much more effective. For some reason, this"all around monster" that everyone is complaining about has not destroyed me as often as it seems to destroy everyone else. Sure I have bad games but a nerf to the SAR has never crossed my mind as a way to fix that, I'd rather just adapt.
With that said though, I do hope I can say that I was wrong and that a SAR nerf balanced the game for the better. Time will tell.
In mid range SAR (which is what majority of the game combat is and why it feels OP) is best weapon in game, 2nd best close range (only inferior to BR) and 2nd best at long range (only inferior to HR).
Also lack of need to upgrade it this weapon compared to other weapons makes it best gun in the game (not to mentioned armour really brings down weapons like HR and BR).
Problem with SAR is revovler. If you nerf recoil/accuracy/rof then it will make revovler in a sense possibly a better option since its exact same 3 shots to down or 2 with headshot.
Only thing I suggest is nerf down semi auto clip size to 6. Right now its almost double! Look at base form of burst rifle, if you miss one burst then you HAVE to reload.
Also unlike other guns, SAR doesnt need to be upgraded.
Yeah Swish accused me of being Scoots alt account even though my A-Crap-Player psn id is on playstation plus membership and my profile is black which tells you I have a ps vita linked to my A-Crap-Player psn id. Since when do alt accounts spend money on playstation plus memberships and ps vitas? Swish is making himself look bad by keeping on accusing anyone who agrees with Sand dude or Scoot as being their alts.
Reducing bullet strength is nonsense as a free sidearm would be better with pistol zoom if that happened.
If we're talking about upgrades, you really shouldn't have to upgrade ANY primary more than once, unless you plan on crafting no other weapons and have no purchasable.
SAR is simply a versatile weapon. It doesn't out gun the other weapons when the other weapons are used for their strengths.
but there are some topics that I want to address that my friend, INCANGENERAL, mentioned. For instance, when there is an enemy teammate reviving the one that is down that in which I CLEARLY want to hit the guy with my upgraded melee 2x4 that isn't down cause that just makes sense doesn't it? so please fix that. Also, 13 loadout points...c'mon that is such a weird number especially for how much certain items cost. at least AT LEAST 15 would be more adequate. Another problem with the upgraded 2x4 that I'm pretty sure many other players have experienced is on the stairs anywhere. Say one guy has the higher advantage and the other guy is beneath. Why can't the guy that is beneath grab him by the ankle/leg to down him and then perform S.E.? if you could fix that, that would be nice.
And lastly, just for fun for EVERYONE out there you developers should add one more purchaseable weapon. and what weapon could be so fun for everyone you ask?..........how about a CHAINSAW hmm? please if you would get back to me thanks.
P.S: WHERE IS THIS SO CALLED "DLC" THAT YOU GUYS PROMISED US AT THE END OF AUGUST HUH?!
Thank you for making an awesome game kudos.
And lastly, just for fun for EVERYONE out there you developers should add one more purchaseable weapon. and what weapon could be so fun for everyone you ask?..........how about a CHAINSAW
It would have to work like a shiv but can be used from any part of the body, and it would need to be modded before it could be used. (For each swing it takes away some electrical ammo.) and seeing the obvious high usefulness for the chainsaw, it would need to be 5 points.
The SAR is the M9 of the Last of Us, it needs a nerf as much as The M9 does (than again a buff to all weapons would be welcomed too).
The M9 didn't ever need a nerf.
It just needed the RoF mod removed as an option.