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Which guns need improvement?

Edited by TearsOfRa: 9/19/2014 6:09:04 PM
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Hand Cannon Improvement

The hand cannon should fire as fast as the trigger is pulled

45

It is perfect the way it is.

33

Tweaking damage would be a better way to balance the hand cannon.

29

This is a poll to gain exposure for a small change to the hand cannon that would create a niche for the weapon in PVP and PVE. From AustinSX, we would like to have the hand cannon shoot as fast as the trigger is pulled. This would balance the weapon for PVP without the need to tweak the damage and make it relevant as a primary weapon against the faster rifles/machine guns. The short clip is the limiting factor to avoid OP. Right from the get go I've been a hand cannon fan, even as a Warlock. It's a great way to play Destiny in both PVE and PVP, the kills are so rewarding. And honestly, who doesn't want to feel like a badass gunslinger in space? Can't wait to throw down again in the crucible. I'll be repping the hand cannon even if nothing changes! -Ra EDIT: This was posted prior to the full release of the game, but it's probably still relevant! Thanks for all the feedback, love to see you guys dishing out the pain in the crucible.
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  • The hand cannon is fine the way it is. If you make it fire as fast as you pull the trigger you would single handedly make the exotic hand cannon THE LAST WORD a little less of a awesome weapon.
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  • Just reload speed. Tweek that and you a very competitive weapon
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  • I constantly outshoot people with the hand cannon in pvp and it is monstrous in pve. I honestly think it's perfect as is. Two shot head shots would make it op as hell, as would faster fire rates.
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  • It seems to me the Hand Cannon should be more like a primary weapon shotgun. Bring the damage up but the accuracy down. This would move it away from the Scout Rifle and give it its own niche.
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  • Some of them already do that, I know at least The Last Word does
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  • Make it a 2 shot head shot like it was meant to be. It has terrible iron sights so it is hard to aim at range.
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  • I'm repping the hand cannon in crucible already. My results are fairly modest, but i'm kind poop with the thing :D Get one with explosive rounds, the disorientation factor makes a difference!
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  • Making it shoot faster would quickly make it op and also make it easy exploited by modded controllers. It's three hit kill, two if one is a head shot. That's pretty balanced. Scout rifle is 4-6, pulse about the same, auto 6-8.
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