Why do the devolopers hate shotguns?

#31SpikeTbearPosted 2/5/2013 3:39:53 PM(edited)
I don't understand why 343 didn't reduce the Boltshot down to the power that a starting weapon is supposed to have after the very first update. This game has a lot of complaints, but the overpowered BS may be the easiest to fix.

They made the Plasma Pistol WORSE by giving it less ammo and home-in than previous games, and when comparing it to the BS, it's completely useless. If 343 wants to balance the game, they should only let the BS take off the opponents' shield with a charged shot. That would make it a little more even with a Plasma Pistol.
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#32Harvstr0fSorrowPosted 2/5/2013 4:45:20 PM
the halo 4 shotty is as good as its been since CE

the CE one was nice. perfect amount of range and damage
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#33Urdnot_RuntPosted 2/5/2013 5:00:34 PM
The halo ce shotgun was overpowered

The shotgun in halo 4 has the 2nd best range of all the halls so 343i doesn't hate shotguns you're probably just bad with it
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#34AoENIACPosted 2/5/2013 5:12:34 PM
The real question is why does 343 hate swords? I guarantee you that even the horrible Scattershot will brutalize a sword wielder while in melee range.

Human shotty is pretty fine already. Could be better, but I don't think it's a battle worth fighting at this point.
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#35SlaveZero40Posted 2/5/2013 5:44:54 PM
SpikeTbear posted...
I don't understand why 343 didn't reduce the Boltshot down to the power that a starting weapon is supposed to have after the very first update. This game has a lot of complaints, but the overpowered BS may be the easiest to fix.

They made the Plasma Pistol WORSE by giving it less ammo and home-in than previous games, and when comparing it to the BS, it's completely useless. If 343 wants to balance the game, they should only let the BS take off the opponents' shield with a charged shot. That would make it a little more even with a Plasma Pistol.


True.

The Boltshot would still be overpowered even it it leaves enemies one shot. The range needs to be severely nerfed and the bullets need more spread. The quick reload and quick charge of the boltshot allows for users to spam it in like 5 seconds.
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#36SlaveZero40Posted 2/5/2013 5:48:01 PM
AoENIAC posted...
The real question is why does 343 hate swords? I guarantee you that even the horrible Scattershot will brutalize a sword wielder while in melee range.

Human shotty is pretty fine already. Could be better, but I don't think it's a battle worth fighting at this point.


I don't understand what was wrong with Reach's Plasma Sword. It was fine after the update since sword blocking was gone.
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#37jakethenoobPosted 2/5/2013 6:03:35 PM
Urdnot_Runt posted...
The halo ce shotgun was overpowered

The shotgun in halo 4 has the 2nd best range of all the halls so 343i doesn't hate shotguns you're probably just bad with it


Lol it wasn't overpowered, it was actually useful. You shouldn't talk about things you know nothing about.
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#38X250Posted 2/5/2013 7:07:32 PM
jakethenoob posted...
Urdnot_Runt posted...
The halo ce shotgun was overpowered

The shotgun in halo 4 has the 2nd best range of all the halls so 343i doesn't hate shotguns you're probably just bad with it


Lol it wasn't overpowered, it was actually useful.


I think somehow you don't know what overpowered means.
#39fiasco86Posted 2/5/2013 9:49:14 PM(edited)
X250 posted...
jakethenoob posted...
Urdnot_Runt posted...
The halo ce shotgun was overpowered

The shotgun in halo 4 has the 2nd best range of all the halls so 343i doesn't hate shotguns you're probably just bad with it


Lol it wasn't overpowered, it was actually useful.


I think somehow you don't know what overpowered means.


No, he's right. Halo 1 shotgun is well-balanced for the game it's in.
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#40X250Posted 2/5/2013 10:32:41 PM
fiasco86 posted...
No, he's right. Halo 1 shotgun is well-balanced for the game it's in.


I'm not arguing whether it's broken or not.

jakethenoob posted...
Lol it wasn't overpowered, it was actually useful.


My problem is this sentence makes next to no sense.