These three classes are probably the worst, most underused ever, and as such they don’t get the love they really deserve, every Smg is outclassed by an AR, Besides the Scalar and Honeybadger, Shotguns just lose in every situation, sometimes even including close quarters, and pistols are just pointless, considering most people run a rifle and a melee weapon.
While Shotguns are getting some love with future plans of buckshot, bird shot and slugs, Smgs and pistols are still being left out when there is so much potential
In Nelson’s 4.0 Wishlist trello, There’s a tab that says “Raise weapons when to close to cover”
And another that says “Weight of items affects stamina and movement”
This got me thinking that Smgs and pistols could finally find their place in room clearing and sweeping towns, Currently there is one, overarching best set of loot you can get, Usually being full military, Alice pack, Maplestrike, military knife. There is absolutely no need to use anything else.
Now while we already know items are going to effect weight, I think this is a good time to discuss where Smgs and pistols will go, and I think Smgs should go in the primary slot, as well large melee weapons such as fire axes, or 3x2 weapons, and pistols should remain in secondary along with small melee weapons, 1x2.
This would make players chose between gear to use in towns, E.g Smg & Pocket knife, Or fire axe & pistol, And considering the melee fighting mechanics Nelson is discussing this could make decision even more critical, if you’re going into a town like Seattle for example you may want an SMG for players, However with a knife you’re going to have more trouble if you’re swarmed with zombies, and the opposite can be said for the pistol and fire axe, Of course you could always carry an AR or something in your back pack however this would effect your overall weight and would make this point mute.
These choices would also be effected by other variables, such as owning a car or having clan mates, Those going alone opting for the lighter and quicker set while those in a group would most likely be okay with having an alice pack and an Ar, especially if you have a car.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this, This was only an idea and I haven’t thought it all the way through, But i’m just tired of Maplestrikes and full military simply being the best, and never having any reason not to chose these items.