Let me expand on what I wrote earlier. This is going to be a long post about my personal gripes right now with Whiskey Foxtrot vs. Oscar Mike. Sorry if this is long, but I’d like to share:
-OM Fully Automatic AR w/ high DPS and accuracy compared to a WF Semi-Automatic Burst Rifle w/ low DPS and accuracy (Somewhat subjective). If WF DPS and accuracy was increased, he’d have a chance. Hell, he’s an assassin, right?
-WF main evasive skill (Shotgun under-barrel) takes too long to shoot, meaning you can be out maneuvered. Sure you can augment it to shoot you and enemies backward, at the point that you have to raise your under-barrel. Oh, and low DPS. Compare to Oscar Mike: Invisibility allows him to super charge his shield and recover if he needs to get out. Easy to get away and reposition himself. Can call down airstrikes or shoot a frag, which is annoying.
-And the grenades. Where do I begin… Oscar Mike can augment his Frag to deal DOT, make it explode on impact (Really wish this was a later augment), Short startup frames, etc. which leads to it being very useful against groups of enemies or individuals. Whiskey Foxtrot has a…Sticky Grenade. That takes too long to explode, has low DPS, high startup frames, etc. Which leads it to be very hard to use. Oh, and guess what! You can’t detonate it on impact or do it remotely, making it so frustrating for people to get their shields up before it recharges. You can augment it to deal DOT and have AOE, I’ll give it that.
-Oh, and there’s ultimates! Oscar Mike: Airstrike, which deals DOT, has a huge AOE, can be done when cloaked(!!!), and very high DPS. Low risk, but it does have ‘some’ startup frames. While Whiskey Foxtrot…Has horrible startup frames to his overdrive, is a fully automatic (even though Oscar Mike already has a fully automatic AR) attack with 75 (-100) bullets which can penetrate shields, low DPS for an ultimate, and is really only good against one target. So…Yep.
-Passives are okay, Whiskey Foxtrot’s is balance and so is Oscar Mike’s. No really complaints.
That’s it. I’m done ranting. Maybe I’m just salty, but I like games in which characters are balanced and do what they are intended to do. Oscar Mike is the FPS staple, the all-around soldier who can help in any situation, no weakness but no real OP strengths (To a degree). Whiskey Foxtrot is supposed to be the Assault unit, the DPS guy. He’s supposed to be able to push lanes and take out specific targets. AOE and DOT vs. DPS and Accuracy. But it seems Oscar Mike does what he’s supposed to do and more.