I’ve played 5 matches today where the marquis single handedly won the match by sniping the sentry bot from across the map, and there wasn’t really a darned thing anyone could do about it. Twice he was on my side and three times he was on the opposition. The last match carried on as a fair fight for about 12 minutes, we were even pressing them back to their first sentry bot and had it about 40% dead. Then the opposition took control of the central battle zone, the Marquis got set up and he never gave up the position.
I have been shot by the marquis in another round for 973 damage in a single shot and that was not even at a great distance, I was standing next to the shock turret on the incursion map playing as Miko and he was on the ramparts that lay directly in front of their sentry bot, I thought to harass him out of that position, he came up over the edge as I rounded the corner and blam! One shot for almost 1000 damage.
A good player using the Marquis can rack up a ridiculous amount of kills, his sniper rifle fires way too fast for it’s damage output and he has way too much survivability. He’s supposed to be “fragile” but with 300 shields and 1000 hp he’s as durable as Oscar Mike and temporal distortion makes it way too easy for him to make getaways. Add to that his owls not only provide him with intel but do a sizable chunk of damage. You can’t even take cover from the damned rifle, it’s possible for it to go through walls eventually.
I dunno what you guys were thinking. You took one character and you loaded his kit with everything you could ever want. He has no real shortcomings. Don’t take my word or anyone elses’ though just go look at your own stats and you’re going to see the marquis is running away with a lot of games. He obviously needs tweaking, it wouldn’t hurt to adjust incursion to prevent him from being able to snipe the sentry bot. As it stands, because you can’t change characters in the middle of the round you’re hosed if you get in a bad spot vs the marquis and good luck dislodging him if he’s got support. The last round I was in where I won (by riding on the marquis’s coat tails) the guy playing the Marquis said “Yeeah. The only real counter to the Marquis is the marquis, it’s almost unfair really.” When the only counter to the marquis is the marquis you have a design problem.
I know this will probably tick off people who like the Marquis (I like his personality frankly, it’s fun) and I’m sorry to you guys but he’s over powered and if he ships the way he is I can easily see him warping the game around his existence. It doesn’t matter how strong any of the other characters are, he can demolish them before they can really hope to touch him.
All of my best matches today have been matches were there was no Marquis. I had a match that went till time ran out and it was beautiful. We had some very good healers and heavies and we played tug of war in the center for the whole time. And if anyone had picked the Marquis it would have devolved into one side never being able to leave their base.