5/23 THE END OF CHEESE: An update came out today ending this first, and very hopefully last wave of cheesy/exploitative/cheating way of play. More details here: https://gearboxsoftware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/210007213-PC-Update-Hot-fix-Information
UPDATE FROM GEARBOX BLOG: “Speaking of the latter, bigger content patches require a little more time and need to go through first-party certification. So, for example, we’ve heard you loud and clear about Marquis standing in the back of the map and picking away at a Sentry’s shields, and we are addressing it in the first content patch for Battleborn, which will be coming soon.”
This needs to be fixed immediately, please. A marquis sniped our first sentry into the ground from the balcony at the front of their base on Overgrowth :[
It sucks to have to put this out there because I’m sure others will do the same -_-, but that is obviously not how the mode is meant to be played. GB I hope you can fix this ASAP as I prefer incursion, and I’m sure others do as well, but if it’s persistent…can’t play that mode :\
EDIT: Quite interesting that this turned into a discussion, and awesome that it seems to be a pretty friendly one! However there seem to be arguments that this technique can be countered with particular heroes, but that would mean that the team you are on would have to choose those heroes constantly as there is no guarantee if the opposing team will or will not have a marquis. This seems to fundamentally undermine the idea of choosing varying teams, random assortments of characters, and having fun with those characters and seeing how they clash. If this was ranked and you knew what characters the other team was picking, sure maybe there’s an argument there…
It’s not a counter, it’s an exploit. If the enemy team is in your base, pushing minions forward, and Marquis could still be in back causing damage to your sentry. The purpose of the match is tug of war, to bring minions forward as a buffer to assault the sentry, and simply sniping the sentry is not that.