Aktriaz Posted July 13, 2014 Share Posted July 13, 2014 First, lets look at what a Snipers main traits are; +Long range, High accuracy, High Damage. -Usually High recoil, Slow fire rate, small magazine. Snipers are built for long rage attacks, to take out beefy enemies before they have a chance to do anything. Now, for the reasons why Snipers, even given something of 100,000 base damage, will still forever be outclassed. First off, Damage. How many enemies have over 40k health? Not many, assuming you aren't in late survival, but Boltor Prime users, how much time and ammo do you use killing a level 60 Corrupted Heavy Gunner? Not much, and I'd assume everything else even that late in game doesn't take much. Warframe doesn't reward giant numbers for the sake of giant numbers, it favors the ability to spread that number across a crowd, as quickly as possible. This is why Bows, (and rarely Lanka, which is arguably the best sniper) are still used; because they have at least some crowd-control capability, whether it be from flying bodies or innate punch-through (or both). Give Snipers innate punch-though? Okay, then whats the point of Bows and the Lanka? That's literally the only thing they have going for them. The only way snipers can become truly viable is if you give them a 100-round magazine and a full-auto fire-rate of 15... but then, they're no longer "snipers". This is the reason people are saying that weapons like shotguns, burst weapons, or basically anything that isn't a Boltor Prime or a Soma, is lackluster or under powered. It's not because these weapons are under powered or lackluster, it's because they completely outclassed, and the game is being scaled to challenge people with these godly weapons, leaving little room for anything but. I feel bad for Scott. Anything he does for these guns will be in vain, and nerfing the Soma or Boltor Prime will bring nothing but anger from the elitist-Rhino-7forma-Boltor-Prime community. I have and will still use my Lanka (my favorite and most used weapon), with or without a buff, but I still dread the day when the game puts an impossible difficulty wall in front of me, of which the only key is the "new Soma Prime." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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