We've seen these a lot.. And I'm not really bringing anything new up. But I feel like Rogue Planet needs a reminder of WHY the thumper should be usable by an engineer. Every class has their niche/situational use. This is definitely not a game where you can choose any class and later decide to play it however you want. It's not even wise to only play as one class, but I know I'm not the only one who has their main. I have played engineer since Alpha squad. The engineer is an all around support. Which puts it behind basically every other class in terms of fighting ability (even behind medics). Our "1-UP" ability is that our shields have less of a delay and that we have our turrets which can keep an entrance guarded or (spitfire) help swat the LA out of the sky. We have infinite ammo which really comes in handy if you corner camp with a shotgun or something, but usually we are out-dpsed very easily if the target is farther than 8m out because of spread and control of carbines. This means the best idea for the engineer support class... is to be a support. This means sitting back in every battle. Worrying more about repairing the maxes and allied armor while they run us over and drive away while whining that we stopped repairing them on foot while we get shot up. Throwing ammo boxes at the feet of groups just to hear "SOMEONE FIX THIS" with a max doing what maxes do in doorways and on hills. Firing our archers at any vehicles/turrets/maxes we see just to see them easily back up while we rechamber the next round, just to killed by a commissioner because it does nothing to infantry and a light assault/infil snuck up on us while our allies are firing over the hill. I still don't want to change classes. I LOVE being a support... What I don't love is the fact that we are cannon fodder and have no way to really help with groups of enemies or enemy armor that get close. The Thumper gives us options for both while not being OP. It's enough to knock off health of groups of enemies or even get a couple kills if our teammates have damaged someone and they run behind cover. It also gives us close-mid range light anti-armor option. Engis definitely need some love Rogue Planet.. the Thumper would be something.