I genuinely don’t understand how pyro’s ult targeting could end up being SO bad without the developers actively trying to make it bad. Here’s two things that the ult did today (and things like these happen every single time I play pyro):
I was targeting a blightstormer (marked in red already), but a single infantry enemy was near me. Because I know that the ult tends to switch the target in the last frame and go for something completely different, I had an idea: I could jump, which would give me a better visual of the blightstormer and move the crosshair away from the infantry enemy. Well, as soon as I jumped, the ult switched targets to that infantry enemy. For absolutely no reason. The blightstormer was on my crosshair 99% of the time. The infatry guy was in my crosshair 0% of the time. Yet the ult completely switched targets on its own and left the blightstormer alive, just because I jumped. Why??? I just don’t understand how this could happen without the devs purposefully coding the ult to switch targets randomly when you jump.
I was being cornered with a fire rat shooting at me and some horde enemies. I use my ult while looking at the fire rat, but I don’t have time to target it. The ult swiftly goes in that direction, killing every single horde enemy around the fire rat, including those behind it, but purpusefully avoids the special itself. Again, would it be so hard to make the ult prioritize specials over damn infantry enemies?
Also, fun fact: I was playing with a mod that increases the ult’s infantry damage by 50%. That’s a pretty massive increase right? Well, it still doesn’t have enough damage to kill a blightstormer in one bodyshot on cata. Let’s remember that we’re talking about an ult with a 60 second cooldown. And it needs more than 50% power to one shot a blightstormer on the body.
I just don’t understand Fatshark on this one. Pyro’s ult is the worse ult in the game by far. There’s no other ult that feels so frustrating to use, that you know will let you down 99% of the time, and that when it actually does something good and properly deletes a group of enemies, it feels like such an extraordinary occurrence. Do they just hate pyro so much?