Tonight was in TCON land, and it was an explosive match in Streets, 5 on each team, and I gotta say I loved every minute of it. Mind you I did come first on my team. --- NNID - AndyInTheUK. Now writing the complete Cryptology for Conduit 2. http://i.imgur.com/YD02k.jpg
That's just it, Sig. Is it any worse than anything else? If so, how?
Blast radius? It's not the only explosive weapon...the shrieker and TPC have raidius and both energy and explosive damage. The Hive cannon has explosive and ballastic. On that note, when I was running with the aegis I'd take SMAW users over Hive,TPC,and dang that Gush curve ball...even the shrieker. All the other blast radius weapons have damage type that can't be soley dealt with by using explosive focus...they also have higher rates of fire and very usefull and in some cases more damaging secondary fire options than just a simple zoom scope.
It has a tiny clip...two shots is all you get. The reload speed is slow...very slow. the missiles are, besides the TPC rounds....the slowest to reach target of any weapon in game...and keep in mind the TPC is meant to bounce in some instances so it's very slow.
The weapon also had a patch to directly contend with how it was being abused with the short range shoot at the feet malarKy that explosive focus use to protect the user from.
To me honestly it's no worse than the phase rifle, widow maker with auto turret, or double energy strike rifle charged shot. It's just like those sometimes single shot kill guns...but case by case it has MORE weaknesses..take for instance the Phase Rifle, it suffers from a much slower projectile speed and can't shoot through walls (phase rifle) the clip size is also smaller. Like the phase Rifle, heavy armor light armor can render its one shot kill ineffective, but unlike the Phase Rifle ...explosive focus will also accomplish this feat against said specific weapon while freeing up your 4rth armor power... --- A big part of me tries very hard to behave. A small part of me laughs at the effort and behaves like an ass, anyway.
*sigh... Smaw is not op due to it's reload time, shot speed, and ammo count as well as sprint speed. The smaw is just another weopon. Now I can see why people hate smaw spammers. I hate spammers in general! "god pick a new loadout! It's boring playing you because you only use scar!" spammers! Annoying! But agian, smaw is just another weopon at your desposal. If u wanna whine over op, whine over the carby. Figure out how to counter it EVERY time and I shall praise you. But please stop whining about smaw... It's rather tireing seeng it. --- I'm the don of the mofia, fear me or I'll have my boys put led in your skull my muscles can sing dance and make music (/*o*)/
SMAW is really affected by the lag, so if the user has a good connection, it's not a big problem. For avoid the roquet, I just move at the good moment, and it works very well. And if you don't see the roquet, you can hear it. But with a simple little lag, you hear and see the rocket much later it really is, and so, too often, the SMAW is OP to me.