I'm one of those BF1 medics who loved the class and really focused on sqaud play. I'm also one of those medics who just cant get into BF 5 because of the SMGs. The forum has been full of complaints and discussion on the medic weapons, but the "Christmas gift" weapons were for Assualt and Support. None of the Tides of War weapons are geared to giving the medic an alternative.
Why is Dice ignoring the Medic weapon issue?