I'm not talking about shooting at stationary, harmless enemies in the VR. That's not experience any more than shooting-ranges are combat training. Trying out a weapon in the VR does little to prove its actual usefulness. Neither am i talking about plinking away at a tank for 30 seconds, determining that the weapon is bad and then switching back to your Dumbfire. I am a firm believe that nothing is bad, and that everything has its use. I spent 3 weeks learning the optimal use for the EMP-grenade, while everyone else said it was useless. The weapons in this game are supposed to be sidegrades. Yet everyone are upset when the weapons are not OP. And every faction seems convinced that they got the worst weapon and the other two got the awesome weapons. Do you remember how everyone thought the Annihilator was useless at first? Yeah, we all know what happens when people figured out how it was supposed to be used. So how many here have actually gone out on the field and experimented with the new launchers? And i'm not talking about comparing DPS, or TTK. That means nothing. How many have actually tried NEW strategies? The striker is fairly similar to old lockons, but the Lancer and Phoenix brings something completely new to the table. Of course you shouldn't use them like you use your regular launchers. Try new strategies. New approaches. Instead of spending so much time on the forums complaining about the launchers, go out there and try to figure them out instead. PS: And yes, i am aware that they are buffing the ESRLs. But their basic principles will still be the same.