Why main feature of this weapon (close range - charged crit deleting armored targets) is so weak?
Double damage fall-off for charged shots vs armor???
Headshot multiplier decreased from 1.7 (charged vs infantry) to 1.2 (charged crit vs armor).
But for some gods reason you can kill 8 raiders or infinite amount of fanatics (16 or smth) with charged shot. Like really. Its not the weapon anyone would use as infantry killer. I dont even know what kind of weapon need SO much power vs infantry and how to use it. Its not blunderbuss.
Blunderbuss have totall of 12 shots by default. RPistol have total of 5 charged shots. Blunderbuss can regain with RMB scrounger. Keepo Kappo.
Repeater crossbow just does it better cause of better controlled spread, better aiming conditions, lower damage fall-off and main reason - you can regain ammo with it, so you actually can shoot hordes. With RPistol you tied to “Hunter” as never before in your life.
And the fact that weapon close half of the screen and crosshair itself on charged attack makes it hard to aim at any moving target
The only good feature of RPistol so far, is that charged shot have lower fall-off (more damage at long distance) than single shot. So you can slay some specials, until they are armored, or not much far. Or you will need you crit trait to be active. So far, weapon only usable by BH. So far, worse then any other BH options (mb bit better than BoP).
So what can be a solution. I doubt someone need that much FIREPOWWAA vs infantry. Until, dear FS, you planning to stack hordes a bit harder than they are now. I see this weapon as an anti - armored, close range. Fall off for single-shots dont makes sence at all, cause you still have to shoot full charged with crit to kill something on legend. Remove fall-off, cause its really dont make sence.
- Add some armor penetration, so it can actually kill armored special without crit on full charged bodyshot.
- Make headshots worth aiming for on armored targets. As is, if you have full crit power (+40) and power vs chaos/armored (+20), you can 2 shot CW with crit headshots (62 dmg). Thats not crossbow, you have to stay close, aim as god and dont get hit, and get yourself second crit somewhere. But, you know, you can do same with RCrossbow and have only (40 crit power and 10 power vs chaos/armored). You can do same with Xbow from much safer distance. Make it 85-90, so scoring full head on cw not kills, but hurts a lot.
Single infantry body shot = 12.5 dmg
Charged infantry body shot = 15.5 dmg x8
Single infantry head shot = 25.5 dmg
Charged infantry head shot = 26.5 dmg x8
Single infantry crit body shot = 25.5 dmg
Charged infantry crit body shot = 26.5 dmg x8
Single infantry crit head shot = 31 dmg
Charged infantry crit head shot = 31 dmg x8
Single armored body shot = 6.25 dmg
Charged armored body shot = 4 dmg x8
Single armored head shot = 12.75 dmg
Charged armored head shot = 6.5 dmg x8
Single armored crit body shot = 12.75 dmg
Charged armored crit body shot = 6.5 dmg x8
Single armored crit head shot = 15.5 dmg
Charged armored crit head shot = 7.75 dmg x8
Single super-armored crit body shot = 6.5 dmg
Charged super-armored crit body shot = 3.25 dmg x8
Single super-armored crit head shot = 7.75 dmg
Charged super-armored crit head shot = 4 dmg x8