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I am not really all that concerned that the bee is being nerfed, I don't use it that often anyway.
My only concern is the reason why it is being nerfed.
The bee and the cc (which I don't even have one of atm) were both released by Gearbox, and as such, behave as intended, or at least how they were intended at the time the game was made/released.
The only reason the bee is even on Gearbox's radar right now, is due to all the complaints of people that don't like other players using it to their advantage.
It's totally plausible (if not highly likely) that Gearbox simply hadn't foreseen that weapon combination put to the use it has been. Exhaustively testing every weapon combination, even discouting permutations from the RNG, is pretty much impossible. This is how I see the events at hand:
"Hey, Gearbox, this shield is absolutely insane with shotguns. Fix it!"
"Huh? We'll take a look at it."
"Oh man, yeah... this is SO getting fixed."
A cynic might see it as gearbox caving into fan pressure, but that's simply an interpretation (and one that runs afoul of what we've actually heard from Gearbox, whatever paper-thin validation thats worth), just like mine.
It's pathetic that you make such demands to "fix" someone's game. The "just patch it" era is going to kill gaming eventually. Whatever happened to just accepting a game for what it was? Have really stooped this low that we demand a developer "fix" their game to our liking?
DLC happened. As it stands, The Bee is so incredibly overpowered that future DLC (in terms of loot, which is the main draw of the game) isn't worth playing. That is a problem, no?
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well it is a co-op game just not competitive multiplayer. so the nerf is just pointless people will movie to the next best thing and then the people wanting the nerf will want the next thing nerf it will never stop
just wanted to say that b4 someone like oh well it is a multiplayer game