That's good to hear. I wasn't thrilled by the sound increase, but the explosion sound was just terrible. Terrible for the LA player to put up with it, terrible on the battlefield for other players as it sounds like an actual explosion. One of the starting sounds is kinda like a high pressure nozzle flaring then tightening up, that's my preferred JJ start sound if we have to have one. A lot of the main "nerfs" to LA are the indirect ones IMHO. It used to have a clear role on the battlefield, but that can now be filled by other classes. Things like other classes being able to climb towers & the increases to terrain climbing for ground classes eroded the LA's edge. SMG's for Infis mean and Infi is now often a better choice for getting up close in a tower etc. AV turrets for engis and new max weps made them a real AV threat, where it used to really be just heavies or LA's with C4. Those changes were good for other classes and probably good for overall game play. But the LA is clearly lacking right now for sure.