The anti-NC goggles are so strong, even proof right in the face of someone wearing those goggles is not enough. And this is a real problem to the game's detriment, as people will ask for nerfs and buffs based on biases rather than supported facts. For example the idea that Higby somehow favored the NC and that everything was done to keep the NC OP compared to the other two factions, even though the NC was at it's worst during Higby's time. Hey, how about we use stats on this one: http://ps2.fisu.pw/population/?world=0 Looking over the last year, Vanu has a small population disadvantage across all servers. Looking at last month, practically no difference. Looking at last week, a small population disadvantage. Where's the "far below the others" you talk about? Oh you mean to say that you use your own servers population health as a guid to all of PS2's servers? Which studies? The burden of proof is on you. I could say "NC has been underpopulated for years now, there have been studies you can go research" (weird sentencing btw), but that wouldn't prove a thing and if you can't find it (because I pulled it out of my rear end just now) then I can blame you for not looking hard enough! Yey! This is why the burden of proof is on you. God I wish people would open their eyes and find out that this kind of drivel you spout is absolute nonsense. Airhammer's only "advantage" was a marginal ability to defend itself in A2A combat, while the Banshee and PPA absolutely annihilated infantry squads. The difference between the stats of the Anchor and Orion for example were the fact that every single VS player got their hands on the Orion from day one, which dragged the stats down. You can see this with every single starter weapon in the game. Anchor was definitely good, but it wasn't a godmachine weapon that saved the faction or anything. Same for Cyclone. Alpha Damage? The Prowler always had that one. The Vanguard shield has always been it's only saving grace, it is behind in just about everything else compared to the other two tanks. This has actually been proven time and again already using this thing called "statistics". Shotguns: At launch every faction had access to shotguns. In fact a video like this: Shows a TR Infiltrator using a shotgun. I've never ever heard of shotguns being NC only and I couldn't find proof through various sites and update logs. The reason there's so little VS is because they were little sissies who loved having weapons that performed above the curve like the Orion. When this kind of thing was curbed to reduce the advantage of a specific weapon type which included the Orion, a large portion cried their eyes out on these forums about the "unfairness" and quit.