Marcus Jackson wrote:That is still not the main issue, these are military grade weapons, and the incinerator fires napalm, so if you REALLY want this then sure, 3 pats and the fire goes out... but the person doing it better lose a large chunk of health in exchange. Marines can only use extinguishers to effectively put fires out on others, this makes sense both in cannon and in game-play because napalm is fucking dangerous and hard to get rid of, but xenos should NOT have the ability to pat each-other out, because not only does it automatically unbalance everything despite your claims to the contrary, it also makes no sense that napalm can be put out by another (non Ravager) xeno just using it's hands to pat them down and not receive any sort of major damage.
The big problem is that Fehweh and Apop have huge boners for xenos, so any "to-do" updates for marines are going to not actually be all that useful, the most recent useful one we had was helmets being updated but in trade off they messed with almost all of the gun locker and your personal inventory slots so now even with macros it takes like 4 clicks just to fucking reload... marines get shit on, that's how it's been, that's how it's probably gonna stay, so unfortunately unless you are putting in the clause to bring back the original incinerator and give the incendiary rounds and bombs a huge boost, this is still at it's core a BALANCING issue.
And if we are not demanding the caveat of updating the flame-weapons then of course, they will accept this suggestion almost immediately because it benefits the "poor, weak, and downtrodden xeno players", and gives the shaft to marines, despite it making no real sense.
W o a h.
Just for the record,
*Xenos have been, are, and will forever be, more powerful than Marines, that's a given, so complaining about the win rate doesn't matter. Winning counts for jack shit on CM. We don't keep statistics for player wins. We don't award the team who wins.
*I love the flamethrower, and flame weapons in general, but they're not as BIG of a piece of equipment as we make 'em out to be. they're helpful against Crushers sure, but as they are right, Marines have adapted from using them. We're fine for the moment.