Both TR SMGs get worthless quickly beyond shotgun range. To make matters worse we have the Failstorm with the weakest TTK of any faction-specific SMG, yet it gains almost nothing of value for that sacrifice. VS is in a similar situation, albeit Eridani is better than TR's at least, Sirius has decent enough TTK but terrible accuracy. Then we get to NC, who have both their SMGs with lower horizontal recoil than any VS or TR SMG, for no notable downside at all. I have to use the PDW on my TR, yet I have no reason to on NC because the Cyclone is so versatile and has much better TTK while being nearly as accurate - higher bullet drop-off, but still, bullet drop-off is not the main limiter of SMG effectiveness past 15m. It's how godawful the horizontal recoil is. The Cyclone also has the best bloom statistics of any SMG. Most SMGs have higher bloom per damage than a typical Carbine or AR, while Cyclone is equal with Carbines/ARs of its damage tier. Eridani has the same advantage, but not with the outstandingly low horizontal recoil on top of it. This is a very obvious balance issue long overdue for some kind of change. I am actually all on-board for buffing TR and VS's options rather than nerfing the Cyclone. I pretty much can't use the hailstorm or armistice anymore, they are frustratingly limited weapons due the recoil, forcing you into near shotgun ranges where the infil is too squishy. The Cyclone is the perfect infiltrator weapon right now. It has enough effective range paired with good TTK to choose comfortable engagement ranges where you're not getting screwed over by shotguns or heavy assault shields. On TR I either have to play with a pea shooter PDW, or play my infil like a suicide ganker. And I do not want to be one of those type of SMG infil players.