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Stinger pistol

Can we just have it deleted out of the game? The most annoying thing ever.

On a serious note, it needs a nerf, and a pretty considerable one. Here are my proposals:

An absolute MUST - no more stacking. It's insane how a hero like Vader and Anakin can lose like 400 health if they get hit 3 times in quick succession. The idea behind that pistol is to keep heroes out of the battle for longer, by denying regen. The fact that it also melts is ridiculous and it displays a huge design flaw.

Now here are some other proposals:

- if they want it do deal more damage towards heroes, then they should cut the duration in half but have it deal the same amount of damage.
- if they want it to do damage over a longer period and thus negate the regen (which is what I assume they had in mind) then they should cut the damage in half. I still think that 10 seconds (when maxed out) is ridiculously long, judging by the pace of this game.
- give like 2-3 rounds at once then have it on cooldown.

And one other thing that I think they must do - make it like the incendiary in Battlefield 4 which means that the stinger pistol shouldn't be able to kill you.

Its sole purpose should be to keep you out of the battle for a while, not melt you down slowly, over a 10 second duration which gets you so insanely frustrated that you wanna throw the monitor out of the window.

All you need in your team is a guy with a stinger pistol and Anakin or the non-saber user heroes will be constantly kept out of the battle.

Replies

  • It exists so troopers aren’t cannon fodder.

    Heroes in this game are already far less powerful than in the previous game. And there are so many counters that troopers have already. Again, I'm not saying that it should be removed, they only need to nerf it and limit its utility to simply preventing heroes from regenerating health for a while.
  • Remove stinger pistol, remove HOk, HOA cards. Removes both annoyances.
  • AbelM04
    3 posts Member
    edited May 22
    I do not like using heroes!!!! The stinger pistol is the only effective weapon against those who want cheap kills!!!!


    Edited for all caps ~Rtas
    Post edited by EA_Rtas on
  • I love pelting heroes with the stinger then see them go hide, then try to hide again. I spam the stinger, just like most the people I hit with spam heroes all match. Tit for tat.
  • Stinger is fun, but doesn't seem OP to me.
  • d0kRX
    1434 posts Member
    edited May 19
    You lost me at a considerable Nerf. Didn't read the rest of your post because I cannot take anybody seriously who says things like this.

    Even an insignificant Nerf of the stinger pistol is WAY TOO much of a Nerf. I.e. it needs no Nerf.
    PSN: d0kRX
  • I think the Stinger Pistol should pass through all energy shields - including officer squad shield, Leia's shield, specialist personal shield and heavy shield, then it would be perfect.


    clear and more injustices for the game. As it has few ...
  • The stinger pistol is the only thing that makes Anakin remotely tolerable, if only for while. They should expand stinger use to officers and assault troopers.

  • quenaelin
    1014 posts Member
    I disagree about nerfing stinger pistol, nerf heroes instead and make hero queue, so heroes are available instantly when you have enough points and there will be no lobby camping.
  • vonVile
    339 posts Member
    Lobby camping can be taken care of easily by kicking players out the match after 30 seconds.
  • I don’t think it need a nerf. But that’s just me.
  • ValicaSerpentina
    111 posts Member
    edited May 22
    d0kRX wrote: »
    You lost me at a considerable Nerf. Didn't read the rest of your post because I cannot take anybody seriously who says things like this.

    Even an insignificant Nerf of the stinger pistol is WAY TOO much of a Nerf. I.e. it needs no Nerf.

    How do you answer if you don't read my point entirely?

    Get lost

    Let's leave out the insults please~Rtas
    Post edited by EA_Rtas on
  • Versatti
    2128 posts Member
    edited May 22
    The stinger pistol is the only thing that makes Anakin remotely tolerable, if only for while. They should expand stinger use to officers and assault troopers.

    Solution: Stinger style attachments for all classes’ base weapons as part of a weapons content release.

    That would truly make my day :lol:
  • Heroes are continually getting boosted making troopers less and less significant and your complaining about this...the stinger pistol issue again? Of all the things that should be nerfed (we can start with the officer class for several things) this thing kills very few people but keeps heroes honest and makes them back off. Leave it as is.
  • Heroes are continually getting boosted making troopers less and less significant and your complaining about this...the stinger pistol issue again? Of all the things that should be nerfed (we can start with the officer class for several things) this thing kills very few people but keeps heroes honest and makes them back off. Leave it as is.

    I'm fine with ways to make heroes back off. I'm not fine with something as cheap and anti-climactic as the stinger pistol. Why? Because this is a very fast paced game. The stinger pistol greatly delays the health regen so it forces you to stay out for way too long.

    At this point the stinger does way too much. It deals too much damage, over a very long period and it can be stacked. One of these things has to go. I'd be fine with the first two if the stacks were gone. I don't find it normal to lose 450 hp on a hero with a lot of health like Anakin, after getting hit 3 times by the stinger. Most hero abilities barely deal half that amount of damage.
  • Mouthrax
    518 posts Member
    OP is wrong!

    The Stinger has recently had some kind of secret nerf or it's bugged because it's just not working like it used to.

    If anything the Stinger needs buffing 👍🏻

  • Blame the introduction of Anakin Skywalker as far as I am concerned. From day one of the game's release, my infantry preferences had been Assault and Heavy with a side of Officer. I rarely chose Specialist unless I got the urge to snipe on Hoth.

    Sorry, but Little Ani gets on my last nerve. Little Ani hunkers down with Heroic Might or Retribution. Just squats there in constipation. Practically anything in YOUR visual range, which is also LITTLE ANI's visual range, gets wiped out.

    Even if you are smart, do not shoot at Little Ani, and run, your trooper is not usually fast enough (sometimes even with Infiltration or Vanguard engaged) to escape Little Ani's Heroic Might or Retribution's growth range.

    So I decided pretty quickly after Little Ani's release. Since my options are pretty limited if Little Ani pops into my vicinity... and my odds of dying are pretty darn high anyway... I will dedicate the last second or two I have available to harm Little Ani as much as humanly possible.

    It is crazy. I do not even care about the leaderboard anymore. 90% of the time I am automatically choosing Specialist for Galactic Assault and Capital Supremacy if Little Ani is in play. I may change up the other two Star Cards according to the current situation but Stinger Pistol NEVER leaves my player hand.

    Maybe I have earn enough Battle Points for an Enforcer or Aerial or Infiltrator. Sometimes it does not matter to me. I will remain a Specialist JUST so I have the Stinger Pistol.

    Other heroes, on both sides, are now my targets due to my dislike for Little Ani. I never hero hunted before Little Ani. Now, I do it most of the time.

    I may change my gameplay preference if the developers apply a smaller maximum range for Heroic Might or Retribution in the future. Little Ani's Passionate Strike is cool to watch, even if I am getting hacked to pieces with it. I have less respect for Little Ani's Pull Dominance but deal with it as I do Kylo Ren's Pull. I doubt that will ever happen though and I do not ask or beg for the developers to change a single thing in the game. If the reality is Little Ani looking constipated and wiping me out 10 billion yards away, I will use Stinger Pistol.

    And Heaven help Little Ani if he is not focused on me. I am shooting Little Ani and do not care if I make myself an easy target for the other team. If I am on Geonosis in Capital Supremacy, stationed at one Command Post, spot Little Ani at ANOTHER Command Post, and have clear line of sight, I am Stinger Pistoling Little Ani all the way across the map.

    Sorry about the TL:DR rant. I blame Little Ani for it.

    PS: If you are playing as Little Ani (or as another hero or villain unfortunately) and get the feeling that you are being abnormally targeted with Stinger Pistol, check the leaderboard during your game. I may be listed on it.

    /rant

    This is pure GOLD. I already love you man. i Wanto to be your friend
  • Dingbattin_1000
    174 posts Member
    edited May 24
    If it stacks it's because more than one person hit him with it. What are they supposed to do, only inflict damage from 1 trooper and ignore the fact that another hit them? If you have 2 troopers next to each other hitting a hero with a regular gun is the hero to ignore the damage from one? That's essentially what you are asking with the stinger pistol. To bad so sad, heroes in general are op in this game now especially Yoda, and with how fast that little rodent is (I just got killed with his dash while he was jumping several meters to my side and even with me...huh?...this is why I've grown to HATE this game and I'm contemplating just deleting it to free up space on my ps4). I've never played a game in my life that had so insanely large amount of bugs that never gets fixed and introduces more with every update.

    Btw, my hatred for this game started with the release of Anakin...everything was good and balanced until his release and I still have ZERO exp with him and it's the only achievement in this game that I'm proud of.
  • Blame the introduction of Anakin Skywalker as far as I am concerned. From day one of the game's release, my infantry preferences had been Assault and Heavy with a side of Officer. I rarely chose Specialist unless I got the urge to snipe on Hoth.

    Sorry, but Little Ani gets on my last nerve. Little Ani hunkers down with Heroic Might or Retribution. Just squats there in constipation. Practically anything in YOUR visual range, which is also LITTLE ANI's visual range, gets wiped out.

    Even if you are smart, do not shoot at Little Ani, and run, your trooper is not usually fast enough (sometimes even with Infiltration or Vanguard engaged) to escape Little Ani's Heroic Might or Retribution's growth range.

    So I decided pretty quickly after Little Ani's release. Since my options are pretty limited if Little Ani pops into my vicinity... and my odds of dying are pretty darn high anyway... I will dedicate the last second or two I have available to harm Little Ani as much as humanly possible.

    It is crazy. I do not even care about the leaderboard anymore. 90% of the time I am automatically choosing Specialist for Galactic Assault and Capital Supremacy if Little Ani is in play. I may change up the other two Star Cards according to the current situation but Stinger Pistol NEVER leaves my player hand.

    Maybe I have earn enough Battle Points for an Enforcer or Aerial or Infiltrator. Sometimes it does not matter to me. I will remain a Specialist JUST so I have the Stinger Pistol.

    Other heroes, on both sides, are now my targets due to my dislike for Little Ani. I never hero hunted before Little Ani. Now, I do it most of the time.

    I may change my gameplay preference if the developers apply a smaller maximum range for Heroic Might or Retribution in the future. Little Ani's Passionate Strike is cool to watch, even if I am getting hacked to pieces with it. I have less respect for Little Ani's Pull Dominance but deal with it as I do Kylo Ren's Pull. I doubt that will ever happen though and I do not ask or beg for the developers to change a single thing in the game. If the reality is Little Ani looking constipated and wiping me out 10 billion yards away, I will use Stinger Pistol.

    And Heaven help Little Ani if he is not focused on me. I am shooting Little Ani and do not care if I make myself an easy target for the other team. If I am on Geonosis in Capital Supremacy, stationed at one Command Post, spot Little Ani at ANOTHER Command Post, and have clear line of sight, I am Stinger Pistoling Little Ani all the way across the map.

    Sorry about the TL:DR rant. I blame Little Ani for it.

    PS: If you are playing as Little Ani (or as another hero or villain unfortunately) and get the feeling that you are being abnormally targeted with Stinger Pistol, check the leaderboard during your game. I may be listed on it.

    /rant
    Word for word. First I ran from heroes, now I run TO them. I play the officer or heavy until the opposing team starts with their heroes, then I fire up the specialist and grab her little stinger.
  • Zman2202
    536 posts Member
    Nerfing the stinger pistol??? Bro I just started playing the game and the stinger serves two purposes

    Securing kills and annoying hereos. You cant take that out the game
  • Stinger is fine, "sometimes you gotta just feel something anything"um84qw6nj5lf.gif
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  • Zman2202 wrote: »
    Nerfing the stinger pistol??? Bro I just started playing the game and the stinger serves two purposes

    Securing kills and annoying hereos. You cant take that out the game

    'you can't take that out of the game, useless noobs like me gotta make kills to, you know'
  • Blame the introduction of Anakin Skywalker as far as I am concerned. From day one of the game's release, my infantry preferences had been Assault and Heavy with a side of Officer. I rarely chose Specialist unless I got the urge to snipe on Hoth.

    Sorry, but Little Ani gets on my last nerve. Little Ani hunkers down with Heroic Might or Retribution. Just squats there in constipation. Practically anything in YOUR visual range, which is also LITTLE ANI's visual range, gets wiped out.

    Even if you are smart, do not shoot at Little Ani, and run, your trooper is not usually fast enough (sometimes even with Infiltration or Vanguard engaged) to escape Little Ani's Heroic Might or Retribution's growth range.

    So I decided pretty quickly after Little Ani's release. Since my options are pretty limited if Little Ani pops into my vicinity... and my odds of dying are pretty darn high anyway... I will dedicate the last second or two I have available to harm Little Ani as much as humanly possible.

    It is crazy. I do not even care about the leaderboard anymore. 90% of the time I am automatically choosing Specialist for Galactic Assault and Capital Supremacy if Little Ani is in play. I may change up the other two Star Cards according to the current situation but Stinger Pistol NEVER leaves my player hand.

    Maybe I have earn enough Battle Points for an Enforcer or Aerial or Infiltrator. Sometimes it does not matter to me. I will remain a Specialist JUST so I have the Stinger Pistol.

    Other heroes, on both sides, are now my targets due to my dislike for Little Ani. I never hero hunted before Little Ani. Now, I do it most of the time.

    I may change my gameplay preference if the developers apply a smaller maximum range for Heroic Might or Retribution in the future. Little Ani's Passionate Strike is cool to watch, even if I am getting hacked to pieces with it. I have less respect for Little Ani's Pull Dominance but deal with it as I do Kylo Ren's Pull. I doubt that will ever happen though and I do not ask or beg for the developers to change a single thing in the game. If the reality is Little Ani looking constipated and wiping me out 10 billion yards away, I will use Stinger Pistol.

    And Heaven help Little Ani if he is not focused on me. I am shooting Little Ani and do not care if I make myself an easy target for the other team. If I am on Geonosis in Capital Supremacy, stationed at one Command Post, spot Little Ani at ANOTHER Command Post, and have clear line of sight, I am Stinger Pistoling Little Ani all the way across the map.

    Sorry about the TL:DR rant. I blame Little Ani for it.

    PS: If you are playing as Little Ani (or as another hero or villain unfortunately) and get the feeling that you are being abnormally targeted with Stinger Pistol, check the leaderboard during your game. I may be listed on it.

    /rant

    Have you ever been told that you're a creep?
  • The stinger pistol is fine. More than fine, it's absolutely necessary. Heroes run wild in GA far more than they did a few months ago (raise the price again!) and it frankly ruins GA.
  • I actually quite like the stinger pistol ... Seems not very op in my opinion and not too useless, quite good balanced actually
  • I love hunting heros with my stinger, especially Anakin. The longer Anakin players are kept out of the game the better.
  • LexRage
    113 posts Member
    Stop me if I am wrong, but is this a thread that asks for more soldier nerf to make heroes even more dominant on the battlefield...?
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