Agreed with all of that. The damn thing is ridiculously crit dependent at the moment, and that goes for both firing modes. Also agreed about mobility. If anything repeater pistol looks like it ought to be the most mobile of his ranged weapons. It’s a single small pistol, after all.
To be fair, Repeater does have more ammo so can run Hunter a bit better I’d say. Probably only thing I’d say it has over BoP currently. You’ve kinda gotta give up ammo sustain and play very conservatively with it to make it keep up at special sniping though, and dealing with consecutive specials at mid range or further can be a massive pain and ammo drain.
I get this, but currently the alt fire is heavily disincentivised, which I think is why its identity feels very meh to me.
Again I agree having an even focus would be good. The primary fire only needs minor tweaking though, it’s already very useable, the alt fire is what currently gets no love with the weapon, which is why I tend to focus on that aspect.
Also I can understand why you feel that way about the mod’s combat. Personally I enjoy it, but I can certainly see why some wouldn’t. I do still think primary fire has a use there though. It’s much more effective when you don’t have blessed shots up, which is still very possible to happen when sniping consecutive specials or fighting a boss between hordes.
Sure, I get that, but currently repeater Pistol is half a weapon and its main unique selling point just doesn’t work very well.
I just don’t get why we’re focusing on the primary fire when that already basically functions fine. It has pretty good breakpoints, especially with Hunter. Meanwhile the alt fire is just a waste of ammo 9 times in 10, unless you’re specifically running the prize bounty build but honestly I don’t know why you would. The rep pistol barely functions at all without crits and limiting yourself to 1 effective shot every 10 seconds on a ranged class is painful. If we’re talking about using it on anyone other than BH that goes double. Alt firing with any of his melee classes is just a mistake. At that point why does the alt fire even exist?
Agreed weapon feel is a big deal, but ideally ranged weapons should really fill at least somewhat different niches as well as feeling different to use.