But anyway, who’s NOT a one trick pony if you get it down to so simple an equation ?
“Maya is just phaselock things and shoot them” … there easy
But then you would argue that Maya is NOT a one-trick pony, because there are many ways to play her: you can use a Cat build with SMGs, or a trickster build along with Pimpernels, or a multiplayer Nurse…
…and you would be right.
But it’s equally true for Sal.
If you’ve only played him one way, it’s on you. If nothing ever changed, it’s because you only played him one way, and if there were no strategy involved, it’s because you made a cookie-cutter build that didn’t require any to shine.
They’re all “how long can I hold two guns and shoot as fast as possible”, though. Most of them employ the GN as a pretty vital part of it because all Sal is is a blitzkrieg haha.
I appreciate all the videos and everything, but I’ve seen it all before. What I’m trying to say is very simple; there is only one way to play Sal. Put two guns in his hands and run at people. Not saying it’s wrong or stupid or anything, because that’s just his character. I’m just saying that after a while it gets really boring. Because I mean really, what can Sal do when he’s able to ADS?
Yeah, but to be even fairer, describing Sal as “utility gun + DPS gun” as his one and only playstyle is very broad, and a sentence of similar scope could be used to describe all characters as having only one plyastyle too:
Maya: “A DPS gun and phaselock”
Axton: “A DPS gun and a Turret”
Gaige: “Anarchy and a robot”
Using a DPS gun and a Utility gun when your action skill is to have 2 guns and Slag exists is not a playstyle…it’s just common sense
If anything, those Sal builds are much more different from one another than 90% of Maya builds out there.
Derch’s build (for example) is not special because it’s radically different from other builds. It’s special because it’s very finely tuned and efficiently balances action skill, utility, survival and DPS.
But all in all, all maya builds are rehash of “phaselock, point, shoot, get health orbs, repeat”
Sal is not worse than any other character in that sense.
the first one really was “how long can I hold two guns and shoot as fast as possible”. It was built around gunzerking as long as possilbe; hence the “how long can I hold two guns” part.
Now you’re just reaching a little bit and actually overgeneralizing. Like I asked, what does Sal do when he’s able to ADS? Everyone uses “DPS guns” because well…that’s kind of the only way to kill people as you move through the game. I hear what you’re saying 100%, I think you’re just not fully grasping what I’m saying.
Of course I’m overgeneralizing: that was a kind of Reductio ad absurdum
designed to point out that YOU were overgeneralizing.
You saying that “there is only one way to play Sal” is no less overgeneralizing than those 3 other examples.
Then what is it that you’re saying ?
Everyone uses DPS guns…and so does Sal… his thing is that he gets 2… that’s about as comborific as you can get, and if using guns is what makes him samey-samey…
Other characters have other things, but they don’t have more diversity just because they can also ADS…
While Phaselock is always pretty much the same, and the turret is always the same, sal’s 2nd gun can change as often as you want… his playstyle is a bit more in-your-face, but there’s a world of difference between some of these builds.
Anyway, you don’t like Sal, that’s your thing. But it’s not exactly fair to say that he can only be played one way… that’s like someone saying that all wine taste the same to someone who likes them… you can’t help but defend what you like. (and while I personally find that all wine taste pretty much the same, many people don’t, so I will put it down to MY OWN cluelessness , and not the actual objective lack of distinction)