Can someone explain why a pistol needs a longer OSK range than both shotguns?

#13starborrisPosted 2/10/2013 8:08:56 PM
To an uneducated pleb such as myself it just doesn't really make a whole lot of sense.
#2BeastlyIguanaPosted 2/10/2013 8:13:33 PM
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#3bd0g5Posted 2/10/2013 8:15:21 PM
because 343 is so smart
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#4jakethenoobPosted 2/10/2013 8:42:43 PM
OSK?
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#63starborris(Topic Creator)Posted 2/10/2013 10:18:49 PM
jakethenoob posted...
OSK?


One shot kill.
#7SlaveZero40Posted 2/11/2013 12:20:11 AM
This is a question everyone who likes halo for balance asks.
There are so many Topics about that Cheap gun. I try to be in them all.
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#8esprailePosted 2/11/2013 1:11:57 AM
Its nowhere near as good as either of the shotguns though (which it shouldn't be for a starting weapon)

First you have to charge it up, so its only useful in situations where you have the jump on the other guy.

Second, if you either miss or don't get a OHK then you die cos the other guy has plenty of time while you boltshot vents then charges again.
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#9WrathofAchillesPosted 2/11/2013 2:18:11 AM
espraile posted...
Its nowhere near as good as either of the shotguns though (which it shouldn't be for a starting weapon)

First you have to charge it up, so its only useful in situations where you have the jump on the other guy.

Second, if you either miss or don't get a OHK then you die cos the other guy has plenty of time while you boltshot vents then charges again.


If you completely miss sure... but as long as you wing the enemy you can just melee once and get a kill.

I think the real issue is it's range. At ranges that far exceed the Shotgun or Scattershot it'll completely blow out your shields, (if not out right get a OHK), and all you need to do is which to your primary and one shot the head.
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#10esprailePosted 2/11/2013 6:12:16 AM
I just think the issue is being blown out of proportion a bit. I don't claim to be a great player, but I've never had any trouble with people using boltshots. They are easy to counter.

And the only time I have much success with it is when I take the enemy by surprise, in which case an advantage anyway.
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