Support- I'm sure everyone agrees that it is a good thing 7btk guns has been reduced to some sensible numbers, this was a gross imbalance.
However if the ttk was not implemented then guns like chauchet, bar, parrabelums, mg15, browning m1917 was already in a good place.
The ads nerf/ bipod buff I feel is a good thing imo. Mg shouldn't be smgs with range, playstyle should be different and distinctive. You can still go on huge kill streaks but you require more thinking.
Yes we can all agree most support guns needed the slightest of damage buffs. What wasn't needed were all the nerfs and bipod buffs. The recoil and ads nerfs have only pushed supports out of where they are useful. Instead of setting up near the fights and handing out ammo they are sitting on hills with the **** snipers. And that's if anyone is playing support at all. That isn't a satisfying gameplay change for a class used to actually participating in fights. It's not like LMGs were dominating up close or at medium range before the patch. There was no reason for these changes other than this ridiculous idea that LMGs are SMGs with range. The play style was different and distinct as opposed to now that supports ate just scout 2.0.
I don't know what all these "support is bad at cqc" claims are about.
People just need to properly phrase it and you'll understand what they mean. Instead of saying "Since the TTK Patch, support is bad at CQC and I don't like it", they need to say, "Since the TTK patch, I am bad at support CQC, and I don't like it".
Most of the grievances can be adjusted for with a little practice, but like the video said, people don't like change.
I think the change was great for the game but I also had to adjust things about my playstyle because of it. I was open to that, some aren't.
Well said. This pretty much sums up every post since ttk 2.0. People refuse to adapt to change.
Try working on your positioning when using infantry rifles(much like you would with any other CQC focused weapon). The Russian Trench and Carcano are still viable after the patch keeping what I said first in mind. No idea why you think "the casuals" left the game, they most certainly did not. Why do you think the gunplay is "bland" with the patch?
If you're an above average player you can still do very well after the patch in my experience, I've done so with all classes(including aggressive scout) but support- I haven't tried playing support a lot at all so far- and I'm not a "pro" either.
BF1 was always supposed to have a "rock-paper-scissor" type gun balance. This patch has made that a bit more noticable, requiring you do have better positioning when you are fighting at a range that isn't optimized for your weapon, not much more.