Hello, I am aware that assault rifles had a faster rate of fire in the past. (Unsure if SMG's did as I've never asked anyone and not been playing quite long enough to know if they were faster) I'm not sure how many people agree with me, but in my opinion, fast assault rifle's and SMG's are fun, I couldn't really care less how much more or less practical they are on terms of ammo consumption and accuracy I like an assault rifle, to fire like an assault rifle. One of my main weapons I use is my Volatile M-Croall Shark. I remember when the fire delay was changed from 0.3 to 0.4 . Now I feel i don't need to reload the gun enough I can easily kill 3 enemies in alpha country without a reload. This has actually made the gun alot less fun to use.
I would love to see assault rifles made faster, not only back to 0.3, but maybe even to 0.2. SMG's are at 0.3 at the moment but id love to see them faster, maybe even put them to 0.1 to give SMG's a different feel to assault rifles. I personally don't understand why assault rifles were made slower in the first place.
I have a mix of rifles and pistols on my main. I use the Falcon Omicron .22, which is the level 50 semi auto light pistol with hair trigger. This pistol is also 0.4 delay....So i have a semi automatic pistol, which fire's the same speed as an assault rifle.
Even if there is no changes made to the delay of an assault rifle. I would like to see some effort made to at-least make them look like they fire faster, give them the same 3 burst effect as a neverender or something. Just so it at-least looks like its firing fast like an assault rifle should.
To top off my point of why i dont understand the assault rifles firing slower. I also use hornet auto-pistols at times...These babies fire at 0.2 delay as many people are probably aware. 5 shots a second. Between two of them is 10 shots a second. If pistols can be fired duel at 10 shots a second, why cant an smg, if one can be fired at 5 shots a second, why can't an assault rifle.
Thank you for reading and i seriously hope this topic is not just ignored like many other topics seem to be.
2016 post edit
Since writing this post, not a single thing has been said about it from G1 staff, its been up for over a year, almost 2 years now.
May I make a point that alot of people who have come to FE with me over the past year n half, have usually not bothered continuing over 5 days for the pure fact that this game suffers from an obnoxiously slow pace.
Speeding up weapon delays would help the game feel slightly faster in pace...(faster damage before reloading, with less overall DPS than now) It would not make assault rifle's OP, It would make them work different to now, but it would improve game play, Assault rifles are currently how battle rifles used to be, battle rifles should be the ones at 0.4 delay, not Assault rifles...untill G1 Actually REPLY to this post with a logical reason why the hell assault rifles and smg's fire so stupidly slow....I am going to beg them to please set delay to most AR's to 0.2 or just back to the 0.3 they used to be, and set smg's to 0.1 or 0.2 and rebalance the DPs accordingly.
Originally the people who complained about AR's were the whiny PvP'ers, Whiny PvP'ers re the past they have moved onto other games now. FOCUS on making PVE fun, because this mmorpg, is essentially PVE based with PVP zones and side activities.
Think about the PVE players, make assault rifles and smg's fun to use!
Edited by violetnight666x, 04 March 2016 - 02:29 PM.