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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

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Community Feedback - Balance Survey

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  • #16
    for me, Vlad on zerker has no purpose. The Evis benefits from melee skills and even parries.

    the Hemogoblin reload speed is too long. wont be able to fire off all those heal darts as fast which is important as medic.

    Crossbow i believe needs to be able to remove any Bloat on headshot no matter the level, difficulty or number of players and should have a consistant stun bonus against scrakes and calm fleshpounds. this i think would better balance it against the damage monsters of the Railgun and M99 buy giving it its own role as a crippling weapon low cost bloat eraser for sharpshooter.


    • #17
      The main issue with the hemoglobin IMO is the fact that it's way too expensive for a weapon you'll never use as a primary damage source. It's not reliable enough and should really be used as many players thought it would : as a debuff gun rather than a DoT one.

      The Vlad should be more competitive compared to the other T2 options (HZ-12/Boomstick). Even a slight price reduction could do the trick. Right now, it serves very little purpose compared to the HZ12.


      • #18
        I feel as though the crossbow should be in between the rail gun and M99. It should pack a punch and have expensive ammo, encouraging players to collect their arrows because collecting arrows is pointless as it stands now. I don't think a more consistent stun is needed but instead a longer duration.


        • #19
          I have a proposal for Eat Lead. Since there's only one skill in game that alternates rate of fire i'd love to see Eat Lead doing such thing as well. Something like "Fire Interval x 0.87" which will increase ROF by ~15%.

          Same goes for ZED Time extensions. I feel like Survivalist could use such feature as well.
          Killing Floor 2 stats (spreadsheet)


          • #20
            I don't know if it's too late to say so but I think that if Eat Lead also gave EXTRA ADDITIONAL AMMO (at the very least 25% more although 50% more is what would feel appropiate) on top of higher capacity mags, we would have a real contender and making it harder to choose between the two. Would I want extra ammo and mag size or would I want extra damage with smaller mags and no extra ammo? That would be waaaay better than the current standing.
            Less recoil and more damage vs more mag size and more ammo? Can we get a yes please?
            *A small text that tells you I did this.


            • #21
              Thank you all for the input over our long weekend (4th of July). We will be digging into the information now!
              Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos


              • #22
                A just want to reiterate here that, whatever happens with Eat Lead/Hollow Point Rounds, I really hope you make Commando's mag size buffs affect the backup 9mm. Please.
                An avid user of pistols, shotguns, and assault rifles; no matter what perk I'm using.


                • #23
                  Inb4 the awkward 2-shot for vlad stays after the survey and fixes.

                  It's only been like 2 years since that was broken or something. Maybe more?


                  • #24
                    Originally posted by HeatSurge View Post
                    Inb4 the awkward 2-shot for vlad stays after the survey and fixes.

                    It's only been like 2 years since that was broken or something. Maybe more?
                    I confess, I do not play much bezerker. Could you elaborate on what you are referring to being broken?


                    • #25
                      Vlad used to spawn 7 projectiles per shot making it 42 / 7 = 6 full shots, later it got a buff and now it produces 8 pellets which is equal to 5 full shots with only 2 pellets as a leftover. It's magazine size should be bumped to 48 to avoid this.
                      Killing Floor 2 stats (spreadsheet)


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Kittenmittens View Post

                        I confess, I do not play much bezerker. Could you elaborate on what you are referring to being broken?
                        Quck maths for Nailgun: 42 ammo per mag, 8 pellets per shot (shotgun mode). Its 6 shots, and last one with only 2(!) Pellets. Thats not cool.


                        • #27
                          To quote myself from an old post:

                          " VLAD in its current state is effective as a sidearm to a bigger melee weapons (zweihander, etc) for easily taking out EDARs, bloats, and anything else that might slow you down a bit. Also, VLAD does actually benefit from vampire.

                          The Eviscerator is indeed more powerful, but it serves a different purpose. It's more of a "main" weapon, as well as being heavier and more expensive.

                          However, the one thing that really offsets the VLAD's consistency is the magazine size - when the game first came out, the VLAD fired 7 projectiles with the shotgun firemode, so the magazine is a multiple of 7. But last summer, the VLAD was changed to fire 8 projectiles, leaving the magazine unchanged. This leaves the last shot at 2 projectiles, which is quite underwhelming.

                          My suggestion is to either lower the magazine capacity by 2, or raise it by 6 - this will make the weapon more consistent when emptying the magazine. Other than that I don't really see any necessary changes."


                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Kittenmittens View Post

                            I confess, I do not play much bezerker. Could you elaborate on what you are referring to being broken?
                            Sorry, I didn't realize someone actually bothered to respond.

                            The VLAD fires 8 "pellets" per shot in "shotgun" mode.

                            One of the updates a while ago, at least 2 years ago adjusted the mag size from it being a number divisible by 8 without remainder (was it 64 before? I can't remember) to 42.

                            As you can see that gives you 5 shots of 8 "pellets" and the last shot is an awkward 2-bullet shot unless you remember to reload which in the heat of battle is just not likely unless you put in a LOT of practice.

                            So, the mag should either be reduced to 40 or increased to 48.

                            Such a simple thing, but overlooked for years. Probably because nobody uses the VLAD these days for various reasons or bothers to post about it.