Let's get this out of the way, this is mostly a complaint. I'm sorry. (i am also on mobile so pardon my typos) I play on Connery, pretty well known to be the cheesiest and saltiest server Ps2 has to offer. So it's no surprise to see that the vast majority of high skill players tend to gravitate toward the easiest weapons to use, alongside the easiest class to use, namely Heavy Assault. Lately i've noticed within the past month, there has been a HUGE increase in the amount of low BR players, and primarily the amount of heavies running around with the NS-15M2, and all other variants minus the Gallows. After 2 weeks of playing and studying connery player behavior, 1 in every 3 heavies i saw, attacked, or died to had one form of it. I know the NS15-M is a solid LMG, and thats the reason players flock to it, but i cant help but feel, in my opinion that the weapon is too powerful, too many positives, not enough negatives to balance it out. With the heavy assault having access upwards of 6 LMGs at its disposal, each with one aspect better than the other, the NS-15M tends to take their roles and do it slightly better. Yes, i know what you're thinking "You dont know what youre talking about, its not op, Get good, loser." but hear me out. The NS15M combines all of the aspects of a firearm and does them very well, to the point that you shouldnt even bother with faction specific lmgs anyway. It has superior accuracy to almost all, has better mobility, it has a quick short and long reload, and it has excellent recoil. The only thing the weapon trades for all of this is rate of fire (and mag size if you count 55 rounds a downside) which can easily be compensated for by chaining headshots or even simply staying on target. I find myself encountering NS15Ms more often than any other lmg in the game right now, more than the EM6, Anchor, pulsar LSW, Orion and even the MSW-R or Carv. Frankly its been ridiculously flustering. So i have to ask, whats the deal? Why so many NS15M heavies? Why is it so good? Why should you even bother with your own empire's LMGs if they are just going to be less efficient than the NS15M? And if anything, what kind of negatives should it pick up to balance it out more? Keep it constructive, please.