I’m glad to see that Gearbox is working hard to try to address some balance issues but in general nerfs are not fun! I’d rather see buffs! For example, as someone who has enjoyed playing Galilea I agree her damage numbers were simply too high and needed to be toned down.
However, people actually got really good at fighting her. So this week a hotfix to nerf her damage(again) comes out and when the next patch comes out she will be nerfed yet again. I think as people learned how to fight her she was already not as strong as she once was and I am afraid the next batch of nerfs will remove her from the meta almost entirely. She still has a good amount of utility and she is the only hero that can negate healing so maybe I’m wrong.
But can we see some buffs? Not on Galilea but in general? I’m good with nerfing Galilea’s damage but she doesn’t feel as tanky as the other tanks. I’m just worried that there will be a new character that will come out and everyone will grab their pitchforks and that character will be nerfed into the ground too. Perhaps that is just the nature of trying to balance games. At the end of the day I’m thankful that Gearbox is active in the community and listening to feedback.
For what it’s worth I do think the changes to Galilea were mostly needed (although I’m not sure about the upcoming changes to Desecrate) but I’m concerned when I see a hotfix come out that is 100% just nerfs to characters with more nerfs on the horizon. Where are the buffs?