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I've put quite a lot of time into the beta and one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that, god damn, the auto rifle is the most OP piece of bullhonkey that I have ever experienced. It dominates at all ranges. It kills twice as fast as any other gun while also requiring less precision. There have been times where I have shotgunned people directly in the back of the head and then melee'd them, and they just turn around and shoot me with the auto rifle for half a second to kill me. Literally 9 out of 10 players who I find in Crucible are using the auto rifle, which has to mean something. The auto rifle is the easiest to use while also having no obvious drawbacks. It beats the hand cannon at close range and it's at least as good as the scout rifle at long range. I've had it with the bullsh!t auto rifle. I would say that perhaps increased recoil would nerf it down enough, or maybe increased spread so it's no so easy to spray and pray.
Also, before anyone says that powering up the other weapons is a better alternative to nerfing the auto rifle, I would like to say that I don't want Destiny PvP to turn into a CoD-like twitchfest where everyone dies instantly due to the high effectiveness of all the weapons. I would much rather have certain guns be powered down so that it takes longer to kill somebody, which encourages more strategic and skillful play, similar to Halo.
Alright, I've had my rant. F*CK THE AUTO RIFLE!