Rescue Ranger balance changes

Discussion in '[TF2] Zombie Survival' started by Moonie, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Moonie

    Moonie New Member

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    RS players have expressed their concerns for the relative weakness of the Rescue Ranger over other weapons.
    This thread is for posting suggestions in order to change/improve the weapon's stats.
     
  2. Moonie

    Moonie New Member

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    My pitch:
    10% extra damage
    Reasoning:
    Rescue Ranger fires projectiles instead of hit scan. Oftentimes at close range you can't kill medics in three hits. This small damage buff would help remedy that.
     
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  3. Skaldas

    Skaldas Moderator
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    I approve of buffing the Rescue Ranger in this method. Do you believe the buff, as mentioned earlier on discord of 5-10% reload speed would be too much?
     
  4. Jack5

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    I do not think a reload speed increase is justified considering the Rescue Ranger already has the same ammunition and clip size as the Shotgun. A damage increase would be best, however we should figure out exactly by how much. The Shotgun deals 9-90 damage at point blank, whereas the Rescue Ranger currently deals 60. Sticking to multiples of 5, this is what we end up with:
    • 5% damage increase -> 63
    • 10% damage increase -> 66
    • 15% damage increase -> 69
    • 20% damage increase -> 72
    • 25% damage increase -> 75
    Tell me what you think of these values, and which one would be most appropriate for the situation.