VS need major arsenal balanace pass. They have overall worst, least versatile weapons selection which in 80% include just nerfed versions of other faction guns. They don’t even have their own ROF/damage model, since Terminus and Zenith models are not faction models- there are just nerfed 750 ROF and slightly buffed 750 ROF model. VS arsenal consist of few very good weapons and yes, there are exeptionaly good weapons here. But used so much also becasue there is no alternatives for VS players. Good weapons that not need any balance changes: LMG: Orion, SVA-88 (Beetlejuice too, but that is 5,5k kills barrier). Carbines: Pulsar C, VX, Serpent AR: Terminus SMG: both are ok, but Sirius is just worse Blitz. MAX weapons: Blueshifts, Comets, Vortex Empire Specific Weapons: Lancer and Lasher (Lasher becasue it is mostly unique, not mostly effecive...) The rest of VS arsenal is just dam bad. Not less effective than best options (like in other two factions)- but overall bad, not worth to take or use. It is because VS do not have its own faction trait, and no bullet drop is useless trait in PS2 with its velocities and recoil patterns. However, for some reason VS weapons are mostly just worse/inferior copies of other faction weapons or their starter weapons are just sooo much worse than other faction ones (apart from Orion) Lets take a look at two VS starter weapons: 1. Solistice (default carbine): compare to Mercenary and TRAC-5 it has: lowest DPS, lowest DPM, accuracy on pair/slightly worse than Mercenary. Only advantage: faster reload speed which is inferior if you are outgunned or outdpsed. Why again VS got worst? Why not 726 ROF model? Or better accuracy than other two? No. Inferior. 2. Pulsar VS1 (default VS Assault Rifle): same as above when compare to Gauss Rifle and Cycler. Lower DPM, lower DPS, lower accuracy than GR. Why? What is the reason to give so much worse LA and Medic starter weapons to VS? I mean 698 ROF is inferior if you do not add to it some other stats, like better accuracy or velocity- like SVA-88, although it was nerfed many time for now reason, since the problem is not SVA-88 is so good. The problem is- rest VS LMGs is so bad. I think both starter VS weapons: AR and Carbine could use new ROF model introduced by Zenith: 726 ROF and get buffs in terms of accuracy compare to other two. Wasn’t VS trait suppouse to be accuracy? So why most NC weapons are more accurate? In exchange for what? TR get 10 more bullets and 750 ROF- good advantages to sacrifice other stats, NC get higher alpha, velocity, lower horizontal recoils… for no price, since they get GD-7F and GR-22. And VS geeeeet…no bullet drop, and pay with lower ROF, lower DPS, lower DPM, lower velocity, higher FSM and recoil patterns that sometimes are better (Pulsar C) and sometimes much worse (Flare, Zenith)- fair trade? Next we have worst weapons of their classes, all VS: - - Corvus: lowest DPS weapon in game? Why? Why not 577 rpm like Pulsar C? - - Ursa: lowest DPS LMG? Why? Worse version of Gauss SAW S and EM6 - - Pulsar LSW: worse SVA-88 without any attachments. Offer no alternative in VS LMG arsenal (while GD-22S and CARV-S over something new compare to SAW/Anchor or CARV/MSW-R) and even no attachments? Why another LMG with no attachments like Orion but soooo muuuuch worse. GD-22S is also 100 cert with no attachments but It is soo good weapon, best all-rounder in NC LMG selection. Why Pulsar LSW can’t be one? - - Flare: worse version of Gauss SAW S. It has exactly same damage model and attachement, yet its recoil patters are all worse? Why? Why NC have better version, when it is should be just faction copy available for all factions? - - Polaris: EM1 without extended magazine? Why? - - Zenith: 0,75 carbine but compare to Bandit and Jag: worst horizontal recoil pattern, no ammo attachment, low velocity, nefred ROF compare to Jag. Again- why nerfed version without any advantages over others? - - Spiker: Worse desperado, with 2 more bullets in mag with useless chargeup mechanic, much worse than Repeater. Why not make it 4x burst 100 dmg or something? Or 3x burst. Just why again VS weapon is nerfed NC weapon (Desperado) - - Cerberus: Worse Rebel. Why? 8 m max damage range vs Rebel 10m max damage range- why? - - Sirius: worse Blitz: same stats, but Blitz has much less horizontal shake in ADS- AGAIN- WHY? - - CME: T5 AMC version for AR. But again- why for medics?? What role should it fill in medic role which is 90% time inside building doing their job. - - Solistace SF: why 652 ROF? It is just MUCH worse T5 AMC- why even introduce it when VS have Pulsar C? What this weapon fill? Nothing. Again- nerfed version. - - Eridani: while Eridani is very good why does it use 750/143 standard model compare to Cyclone 652/167 unique model or Armistace 896/125 unique model? Why again VS are not unique? Why not 769 model or 800/143 model? Again- why not something unique? Why so much VS weapons are just inferior/nerfed copies of other faction weapons. Both NC and TR have really good starting weapons for LA and Medic. Why VS have worst of three with some inferior stats? Why Corvus or Ursa are both super nerfed NC weapons? I love VS, but many times I ask myself why I am not playing TR or NC just to be able to pick more weapons, to change playstyle, to auraxium more. Just to have more diversity. Diversity: On NC and TR I enjoy auraxiuming starter weapons. I don’t like SAW, I prefer CARV and Orion. But from NC and TR defaults I can move to whole arsenal of good weapons to auraxium (LMGs for NC, AR for TR, carbines for both) while on VS, I skip starter weapons, buy upgrade (apart from Orion, from which I really don’t want to move to any other inferior LMG other than SVA) like Serpent/Pulsar C and Terminus or…Terminus… and do not bother with other weapons. And since starter defaults in AR and carbines are inferior to NC/TR defaults, so are Directive ones, so I have no reason to try and get one. While on NC and TR I will welcome upgraded Mercenary and TRAC-5 with Under Barrel attachment to add some fun to already great weapons. Merc is still considered with TRAC-5 one of best Carbines, while Solistice is just…well… ummm….yea. Inferior. I know that NC and TR cried about PPA, now cry about L-PPA- ok, that is cool. I understand frustration, I also didn’t like to be farmed by Banshee or being insta-gib by NC-MAX. But why overall infantry VS arsenal is sooo bad? I don’t know who at former SOE designed VS arsenal but it is so fked up weapon selection with so many inferior versions of other faction weapons that it is just pathethic from FPS design point of view. I really hope that new team will do what Higby with his anti-VS, anti-TR team did not- make a huge balance pass on VS arsenal to buff inferior weapons and change some to add some unique and fun and effective choices for VS. I find no dam reason why VS were so shafted with their weapon selection…. Orion is with Anchor best LMGs in game, and Puslar C is best long range carbine in game. But diversity and effecitvness for rest? Suck. I have small hopes after 2 years, but still- I ask you DBS, make some pass on VS arsenal.