OK… WHY! do you keep messing with things that aren’t broken? There have been some truly great changes made to this game but it seems there is constant need to over compensate. The Shot Gun is now a waste of space (as are many great weapons now), for it to be of any use you must walk right up to the target and shove both barrels up their nose and pull the trigger and this only has the effect equal to giving them a bad head cold! Seriously this SCAMdemic fake corona virus does more damage! Also WHY… Do you give a starting base weapon and then not allow the production of ammo for it? I can make shot guns shells in the kitchen why do you need to research this if you start with this gun, seems the research is already done?
In fact so many weapons have been nerfed and had the accuracy reduced it has just become so repetitively boring to take something out it is not funny any more! For example I did my first hive mission and I had the entire team standing right next to the “spermary” and I needed to shoot and “bash” it for so long to kill it was ridiculous! This kind of “nerfing” has a knock on effect:
1: It takes WAY to long to get the job done
2: It requires way to many resources to get the job done
3: It is NO longer a strategy game!
AND… don’t get me started on the accuracy of the grande launcher and its actual damage! A launcher will drop the grenade were you want it (that’s what they do) and when they do get a hit… well… you may as well be throwing stones! The cost and weight of these items also makes it a bad choice unless it gets somewhat upgraded as it usually does LESS yes that right LESS damage than a bullet, seriously have a look at the difference in real life I am sure you will find the grande some what better then a bullet!
On top of this I am only playing on Rookie! One can only image the nightmare on anything else. The resources needed are ALWAYS on the poverty line. I feel that it is a constant battle just to get enough resources to do the minimum in the game which destroys the fun entirely! I know you need to have a balance here but to feel as if your in constant poverty as the timer runs out is just to much. And this has a knock on effect also!
1: You can’t open the base and now you can’t even scan the area, so no progress
2: If you can open the base it takes everything you have to fix it and bring it to any kind of usable level
3: And if you lose a man the cost to replace and the time to train far outweigh any benefits!
4: it is IMPOSSIBLE to ever build a aircraft the only option is to steal it and that just ruins your relationship with the faction involved.
There is a lot more I could put here, however… the main things I feel that have destroyed all the great work you have done to date are two main things
1: you have totally messed up the weapons and ammo situation by over compensation, do those involved in selecting this balance even play this game?
2: The resources and costs of actions, weapons, recruitment/training time and weapons is so far of the charts it is not worth playing… Sorry!
It seems to me that if this is changed this would make it the BEST game out there right now, but there is some serious apparent blockages here which can be over come if you want them to, it really is that simple.