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Re: Alternator with Damage Hop-Up

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Re: Alternator with Damage Hop-Up

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The Alternator is awesome when you're not on the receiving end of it. Large smile

The sound effect of the Disruptor rounds is so intimidating. Love it!

/Blueberry

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Re: Alternator with Damage Hop-Up

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@EA_Blueberry So decrease the damage on it. Under no circumstance should I use a Alternator over an R-99 R-301 considering the options. Took a very basic gun and made it top meta. Do you guys need someone to help make logical decisions on what occurs in the game for updates? Seriously is some like 10 year old running the department, says this looks/sounds cool, but has no experience in gaming, but pushes it into the game regardless with uncharacteristic statistics and testing? a basic thing missing form society is common sense which apparently not many in your department have as well.
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Re: Alternator with Damage Hop-Up

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@hybr1dx 

 

Are you aware of the hotfix the team implemented over the weekend? They will continue to review the data and conversations we ping their way here.

 

Change to Disruptor Rounds Hopup

  • Reduced the shield damage multiplier from 2.26 to 1.7. It's a minor tweak while we evaluate the full weapon meta next week.

 


@hybr1dx wrote:
@EA_Blueberry So decrease the damage on it. Under no circumstance should I use a Alternator over an R-99 R-301 considering the options. 

Well there is still a huge risk of carrying an Alternator without ever acquiring the attachment. I'll take the R-99 and R-301 over the attachmentless-Alternator every day.

/Blueberry

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@EA_Blueberry Completely aware and its still ridiculous. It is a small tweak when it comes to a multiplier. So basically it went from 3 shots to 3.5 with a SMG that has a high rate of fire.
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Re: Alternator with Damage Hop-Up

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@EA_BlueberryWithout the attachment the alternator is 100% a viable gun now though because of the base weapon buff. It's absolutely fine to use just as a gun because you can hipfire it very accurately and don't need to ADS unless you're putting a 2-4x on it to shoot at snipers :D

An idea the team should test internally is making the hopup cause the bullets to do LESS damage to health, proportional to the increased damage to armor.

 

This would mean you either keep the base gun (viable but a very general weapon and outclassed in specific situations by other guns) or you choose the hopup to synergise with someone running hammerpoint.

 

This would make a hopped up alternator less effective at the start of the game and more effective at the end when people have better armor and would result in some degree of nuance to the use of it instead of the gun being either OP and meta, or underpowered and ignored.

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The alternator disruptor is still very common and very powerful. Something still needs to be done. I don't really dislike it being there but I think it's far to common. It needs to be a gold tier hop up and more rare to come by. 

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Alternator was overbuffed with the hop-up and damage increase. Alternator is the best gun in the game, hands down. You can use it at all ranges, taking a couple shots at a time at long ranges because 1 bullet destroys a shield segment and you're often carrying 200-400 light ammo. I like the idea of it but it's way too strong, it could have added maybe 5 damage to the bullets and it would still be extremely good. It's weird seeing the R301 go from 1 of the top guns to 1 of the bottom guns, even the flatline is finally in a decent spot now.

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@EA_Blueberry The hop-up shouldn't be adding a multiplier, frankly. It should add a flat amount of damage, like 3-4 damage a hit. Transforming it to 30+ hit a hit is ludicrous.
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Only problem is the Disruptor/Hammer Point hop-ups, the alternator by itself with the buff is a better weapon now.  These hop-ups were unnecessary, or at the very least should be only usable on hand guns.

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@hybr1dxThe R99 is an SMG, and guess what? The Alternator is also an SMG, it is supposed to be on par with the R99, the only difference is the r99 has lower base damage but higher ROF, where as the Alternator has a lower ROF with higher base damage. It comes down to preference at that point.

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