Ok so by now I see that alot of WF’s mains get it, that he is not as good as teh rest of the cast in the grand scheme of things in this game. And while all have made suggestions to make him better and some have been a consistent and some have not, though good in nature. I want to bring to you, my fellow Whiskeyans (that a word?), an idea that I hope we can all jump aboard and maybe get this passed.
The game has been out for almost a month now and it’s made clear what assassins roles are, to lock down a character. I think Gearbox has a really cool idea to put a lock down option on a mid range player, making him in the area scary and make people weary on approach. But right now he just doesn’t do that, and on the grand scheme of things not an assassin, just kinda harasses you.
There’s one thing that all Assassins have to make a player feel locked down, and that’s CC. Rath has a launcher, Melka, can slow you, Phoeboe can silence, etc. They all have ways of utilizing their skills in a way to make the character feel locked down, and once they approach opponenets in a skirmish or occupied with another person, they get a kill. This is where Whiskey lacks.
He has one CC ability, and that’s sticky grenade slow on level one. Now this is a good ability, only problem is that you have to waist your last resort ability of getting out of sticky situations by losing your flak off. Also without this sticky it is pretty difficult to land on characters engaged as opponest to other assassin’s CC’s (you’d really have to be blind not to land rath or other’s CC).
So to Gearbox I ask you, please give scrap cannon the ability to be able to slow CC or some other form of CC (silence, or even some kind of way to incorperate stun). Make it a mutation if you can or make it in the level one helix and give Scrap cannons initial properties knock back. That would make it actually useful when choosing between scrap bank and the other one (that’s how rare I and others use it). You can even give it some clever name like heavy lead, or lot-o-junk or whatever crafty name you guys come up with. This I feel (along with slight bullet damage or auto burst) would make Whiskey be able to actually perform well in his job as mid ranged assassin. People would be weary on approach of him due to knock back and slow, and he could harass and lock down opponents better when providing supression fire.
So let’s get on board with this WF players (please) and hopefully get some kind of notice from Gearbox.