My best guess is the Softies ( softcore players ) complained they were dying to quick so dice is trying to cater to them. Hardcore players are less likely to complain but if we don't the softies will get their way on the hardcore servers turning them into some sort of perverted medium core garbage. lots of threads already but we need to consolidate and at least make one of these threads blow up so Dice will take notice
Dont know why bullet damage was turned down to 125% but it really makes it more like medium core. Can you even call it hardcore when the settings are not on the hardest? In my opinion all it was lacking was the Teamkill message which is fixed now with the new patch. So Complain and petition here if we get enough comments they might just change it back to 200%.
Hardcore = hardest server settings it even says it in the name.
and to Complain about one more thing, Why was there not a HC server set up for the new map Giants Shadow. I realize it cant go in to server rotation till it releases to everyone. But would it have been so hard to set up a few HC servers with giants shadow only , like the softies got ?