I would like a Developer to walk me through how i am supposed to use the Veteran these days.
Apparently i am not supposed to mark enemies, unless i can kill them myself and there are no more than one enemy every 10 seconds.
Or i am supposed to crouchwalk after the team, while the Zealot is already running full tilt ahead.
Or i am using the weapon swap, but can no longer have any ability that removes suppression from me, unless i am taking a blessing to that effect.
Please, can we get a Developer in here to explain how any of this is supposed to work? Because i tried 2 evenings now, and i can’t make it work.
Veteran went from my most favorite class before the Class Overhaul to my most dreaded to play. I am now down to playing my Veteran as a knock-off Zealot. Gone are the Marksman days where i stand at a ledge and take care of the ranged threats that are highlighted by my Volley Fire, because i can’t have people babysit me on a HI Damnation run, i need to look out for myself. And that means dodging and moving… i am not even given a charge to rush into position.
AFAIK i am still getting more damage for sprinting. And maybe i just suck at this. I went from being pretty decent in my fixed group, to one of the guys that contribute the least to the team. I haven’t changed. If anything my skill at the game should have gone up.
And it isn’t that i can’t just dodge around and wip out my gun here and there to snipe a Sniper or a Bomber. I can do that just fine. But know who can do that better? My Zealot. Everything i do right now it feels i can do better on my Zealot. Voice of Command? My Zealot’s Choir is better. Shortrange engagement where i need to swap weapons frequently? My Zealot does it better.
Murdering Monstrosities? My Zealot does it better.
So please… please… i want a Developer to walk me through behind the thought process how the Veteran is supposed to work, because i have absolutely no idea how it does.
Am i really meant to play like a Zealot where i am pulling out a Revolver or Plasma Gun mid Melee?
I tried the Stealth, and it just doesn’t last long enough to actually build charges for the Focus keystone and to really take care of the 6+ Gunners that are shooting the team apart (discounting the fact that it takes forever to pull out some of the guns, like the Helbore). By the time i am done building the charges, i am surrounded by horde, and out of Stealth’s secondary effects… so i need to stop fighting and murder stuff in melee around me, which removes my charges i just build. I can’t bring a headhunter Autogun, because it doesn’t have enough ammo, and the “save ammo on crit” only works with laser weapons. The Helbore takes ages to draw and equip, which since you swamp us from everywhere in damnation these days can’t just be pulled out mid fight (and everyone else will have taken care of the threat)… and so i am left with what?
The Volleyfire Upgrade is entirely pointless now, because it lacks the “Camouflage” on Damnation to allow me to stand still. I need to be on the move to use it, but the Keystone below it, tells me not to move… or crouchwalk… have you actually tried to crouchwalk after the team in a Damnation mission?! I have… it’s not fun and leaves you left behind.
And why am i punished for highlighting threats to the team with the middle keystone? I cannot even highlight a Poxbomb running in the middle of the Horde, so people are aware of the threat… because i am actively loosing charges i am trying to build. Like WTH?!
So please… please explain to me, how any of this is supposed to work, because it isn’t working for me. I cannot figure it out… and i don’t need another Zealot.
And when i say “please explain to me”… i am fine with a youtube video where you guys play Damnation and run us through how the mechanics are supposed to work. Just record yourself plaiyng a few Damnation matches with a few of the different playstyles and show us how its meant to work.
I am sure there is something i am just to stupid to “get”.