In crucible last night trying to test out heavy weapon mechanics. I ran a Heavy in Dust--I love playing a walking turret. Not that I can't hold my own in an assault relationship but there is something about destroying people with large caliber weaponry. That doesn't seem to be the effect with the heavy machine gun in Destiny. I go toe to toe with a fully upgraded, uncommon, hmg and I get -blam!- by a rifle. It takes nearly half the box of rounds to tear someone down--its just sponged up. Meanwhile I'm torn to near death or I died. [b]Used: Tamerlane-C3 / 63 atk[/b] Meanwhile if I have the rocket launcher prepped one hit one kill. I can grab heavy ammo and nearly guarantee every shot will earn me another notch on the killboard. [b]Used: Deacon RS/3 55 atk[/b] This feels like a balancing issue. Anyone else have commentary on the two?
I really don't think they need to balance the heavy weapons . Because they are suppose to be heavy killing op wepons. I have been killed and used both. For me it took 5 to 6 shots to kill someone with the machine gun. It might be your aim. For the rocket launcher it has splash and impact damage. Making it deadly. Soo I think they are both the same deadly killing machines. It takes skill and practice to use them. So chose what you want and stick to it
The balance comes from the travel time of the rocket. With the machine gun you dont need to lead your target and also stand a chance killing someone a lil ways away who knows your there cause if they see the rocket coming all the have to do is jump outta the way and kill you while you reload