Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 9:58 AM (in response to ashiddygamer)Re: Is the Striker really OP?
They're taking out extended mags?
Anywho, it will be balanced once lag gets fixed, overpowered, no.
Many will think it's overpowered because it's better than the other shotguns.
All shotguns are underpowered; IW made assault rifles 2 shot kills (What are we playing, real life?) yet shotguns are for some reason ~3 shot kills. (At least for me, I always get 1 shot killed by shotguns.)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 10:41 AM (in response to ashiddygamer)Re: Is the Striker really OP?
No shotgun is OP. In fact, the Striker is the only shotgun that has a easier learning curve than the other Shotties since it has a decent range and it is semi-auto, which makes people cry out OP. Everything else either is pump/lever-action and has range or full-auto and has shorter range.
It is considered OP because people think shotguns should be on the same playing field as SMGs and ARs in CQB which is not the case.
SMGs and ARs have no specific niche like sniper rifles and shotguns. Shotguns should be ruling CQB since they are no good after 15-20m while everything else can kill after that distance.
If it was up to me, I would buff every shotgun with an added 1-3 pellets since the E-Mags bug will be fixed, but knowing these devs, they never think about their decisions when tweaking weapons.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 10:51 AM (in response to ashiddygamer)Re: Is the Striker really OP?
The Striker isn't really that powerful unless you add damage. It's just that lesser skilled people need a Shotgun that can spray n pray, so they'll often resort to mashing that trigger out complete stress and panic.
I'll use the Striker too, but I don't spray it all over like others do. And I like Pump Actions better anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 10:58 AM (in response to ashiddygamer)Re: Is the Striker really OP?
Ive said this sinse the original MW and people never listen but every gun class in every CoD has an OP'ed weapon in it. Not neccessarily that the weapon is legitimately OP'ed but that it is noticably easier to use than other weapons.
For MW3 the easiest AR to use is probably the ACR. Does that make it OP'ed? Not really..just user friendly. The easiest SMG is probably the MP7, again not OP'ed just user friendly. For Snipers its the L118A and for shotties its the Striker. Guns that are a tad easier to use because they either have slightly better range or less recoil than other weapons in their respective classes. CoD has been like this at least sinse CoD4.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 3:23 PM (in response to ashiddygamer)Re: Is the Striker really OP?
You got it a bit wrong. Extended Mags gives you a 50% bonus.
The Striker originally fires six, but with Extended Mags it fires nine.
Other shotguns (SPAS, AA12, others) fire eight, and twelve with Extended Mags.
However, none are OP. They all need the extended mags power from the start. Maybe give the Striker eight pellets instead of nine, but seriously, don't make them even worse.