Everybody had been waiting for the shotguns to be changed and we all were happy when the devs announced that they want them to be more aim-rewarding.
Now that the update has dropped it has been a little depressing to me. Not because of the changes to the shotguns, they were actually kinda cool, but because of the changes to other weapons and mercs that came with that.
So I sat down with some friends (min. Level 20) and we all agreed that they effectively killed mercs like Arty, Kira and with an overkill Redeye. Their whole primary set got slaughtered and they got nothing to compensate. Fragger got his Pinaple nerfed and the changes to Thunder aren't even worth mentioning. The only merc that benefited was Guardian, which none of us really liked but that's just opinion.
As for weapons: the Dreiss is poor, the Stark and BR mediocre and the Grandeur only a Meme on crutches now (seriouslyyou can shoot at a rhinos feet and the next shot is above his head and the damage can't even onehit the light mercs anymore which is dumb)
The Revolver-changes were good and fine so please just leave them like that, they should stay more than just style points.
In Conclusion: We all appreciate the concern about balance from you guys, but please don't be confused by some level 3 that wants something to be nerfed just because he got dominated by a decent redeye with the Grandeur. Sometimes the answer "git good" is actually an option