After some time testing the new Striker on the server now (and ruining my K/D while doing so), I came to the conclusion that all the fear was warranted and it is now UTTER **** let's compare it with the Lancer. - The Lancer has a far higher DPS - The Lancer shots fly in a straight line, so hitting stuff that is far away is easy - The Lancer's beam is fast, so hitting moving targets is easy (also, you can't dodge them in vehicles while you can easily dodge the striker) - Flares have no effect on the lancer - You cannot see the lancer's beam flying towards you until it's too late. You can just turn around and fly away from the strikers missiles - You charge the lancer while stepping out of cover, fire and step back. With the Striker you are exposed for quite some time + shooting red flares!! During my tests I have successfully killed: 1 Reaver. It was flying at about 5m height, slow, and probably 8 other dudes were shooting at it. I just got the last hit. I could not destroy a flash that was driving slowly by without even taking notice of me firing at it (I think I hit him 4 times). ML-7 would have killed him easily. I damaged some lightnings and Vanguards, but only from ranges less than 50m and again a ML-7 would have done the job better. As a conclusion: I want my 1000 certs back. I bought the Striker couple months ago and had some fun with it, although it never felt great. It is now a completely different weapon (-> not the one I bought), and on top of that, it's ****.