Admitedly, I didn't play the game during its golden days.. I bought it back in mid-2012 by the time the game was an M9 fest.. I honestly never knew how the G-MAL's recoil was pre-patch. How was it?
Pretty well balanced. It had aim assist to take away the disgusting recoil which made it a usable weapon from distance, you still got owned up close to a M9 or FAL-SS though.
It did what it was supposed to do. kill at long distance, now you have to be at medium to short distance, which makes no sense considering thats M9 range and M9's have all those awesome mods.
G-MAL is OP now IMO.Even nerfed it is OP,the recoil nerf was necessary.In it´s current state you can get kills from very long range and beat every M9 RoF as well as regular M9´s(That´s my personal opinion).Before it didn´t have recoil meaning that you can get way more long range kills.The nerf was indeed necessary IMO but G-MAL is still OP.KAL-7 and FAL-SS are very underpowered,no matter how hard you try they will always suck(You don´t need skill for KAL-7 but it sucks in everything,even a vanilla M9 is better at blindfiring)Like i said KAL-7 sucks in everything and it actually needs a buff but this won´t happen.KAL-7 bullets deal minimal damage while M9 is stronger(at blindfiring and aiming obviously).KAL-7 ammo sucks,recoil sucks,everything is bad, IDK why this gun is in the game.People complain about blindfire but Micro and Para are way better and versatile IMO.I remember when i tried the 50 fisticuffs trophy and i decided to use KAL-7.I soon noticed that M9 was better to do the job and it was saving me from gunfights instead of KAL -7.But this is just my IMO,i personally won´t use KAL-7 seriously neither FAL-SS(Recoil is insane,even tapping you won´t go that far)
It's possible to use it while aiming...if you're using Cutter's KAL-7...and you burst-fire it....although, even people with that gun still blindfire it even though the mods are mostly for aiming.
Tagging* not aiming.
Scope Zoom and Call Out allow you to tag enemies for your team.
I LOVE the Kal-7. Of course I have only been playing for a couple of months. I love the rate of fire and blind fire ability. I also love the sound of this gun.
Don't hate on blindfire, it is part of this game, and it is only a game.
As far as using it at a distance I have learned to use bursts and I try to shoot it in streams almost like I am using a garden hose.
I pretty much downloaded every gun and hat w/stats. Yup, I am that guy, don't hate on me because I can afford the DLC stuff, the guns and hats are under a dollar, I am pretty sure most of you could find that much money in your couch cushions if you look for it.
Once you start to think things are unbalanced because of this remember that for every advantage there is a dis-advantage, if you don't see it then you aren't looking hard enough.