Author Topic: Hive's Wasp gun should get a buff.  (Read 289 times)

WinterReaper668

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Hive's Wasp gun should get a buff.
on: June 18, 2021, 09:29:07 AM
When ammo pickups were removed it removed a mechanic where you could pickup ammo from enemies to refill Wasp's magazine which in turn made it much more difficult to keep the damage buff which really is the Wasp's only means of dealing damage at higher MMR. It'd be nice if they could either add ammo pickups back specifically for Hive's Wasp gun or add a new mechanic for Wasp to refill her magazine instead of having to forfeit the damage buff whenever her magazine reaches 0.

diiodide

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Re: Hive's Wasp gun should get a buff.
Reply #1 on: June 21, 2021, 05:36:45 AM
Doesn't need this buff at all. In Patch Notes 21, Wasp got a revamp that made it easier to charge the weapon and it now deals adequate damage even before hitting it's maximum charge. The ammo pickup strategy was utilized to keep the maximum charge when it was more difficult to reach that state which is not needed anymore. The gun hits like a truck and works well for HIVE given that it limits her leech options in favor for solid damage output (which she lacks).

When ammo pickups were removed it removed a mechanic where you could pickup ammo from enemies to refill Wasp's magazine which in turn made it much more difficult to keep the damage buff which really is the Wasp's only means of dealing damage at higher MMR. It'd be nice if they could either add ammo pickups back specifically for Hive's Wasp gun or add a new mechanic for Wasp to refill her magazine instead of having to forfeit the damage buff whenever her magazine reaches 0.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 05:40:22 AM by diiodide »

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Re: Hive's Wasp gun should get a buff.
Reply #2 on: June 21, 2021, 05:52:47 AM
Wasp is very solid Raider gun now after rework , with strong pros and cons.
After rework its much easier to charge her and have sustained damage output , even on higher MMR.
Plus there is over reload advanced stat which is mandatory and synergize with Wasp extremely well.

My issue with Wasp is how its non viable in Antag role.
You dont have AI to charge her and gain essence so you left in a situation there you cant do anything , without charge Wasp is useless because of worst leech properties of all HIVE guns.
Its pretty much impossible to charge her on Raiders as Antag , you always will be killed first because you need both time and range to charge her.

I think it need some changes to be more viable in Antag role , here few ideas:
-Allow Wasp (or HIVE in general) leech/charge on friendly AI at a cost of damaging or killing them
-Give 5-10 charged shots when spawning as Antag
-Increase range at what Wasp can hit targets and charge

Overall at this moment Wasp is good Raider weapon but non viable as Antagonist.

« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 05:55:41 AM by NinMug »