It is hard when they are able to shoot the shield and half the time you die while facing the shield user. I swear, every time I use a shield I die because I was distracting the enemy for my teammates, and I will die because they shot me enough to where the spread hits my limbs enough.
Also yes, rng does not require effort. But it requires luck, which I think is worse. With effort, it takes a good player to make it work. With rng, aside from a few things that can be reduced, it just depends on how lucky you are.
Shields are wonky in that when you think you should be blocking your body, you’re actually just showing more of it to be shot. This isn’t coming from a shield main, this is a guy who plays shields occasionally and every time I do or watch someone play a shield, I just see crap that shouldn’t be happening.
Yeah, but they are worse than every other attack operator (Fuze has access to 2 primary weapons so he gets a pass). Why pick Blitz, when Ying can flashbang a whole room and has a high capacity AR, or what about any operator with a flashbang?
Just yesterday I was on Kafe. Obj is top floor, the room with the piano in it. I breach in and I stand behind the counter where the piano is. Rook fires at me and does nothing, then he prones and I look over the counter so I can kill him while he is reloading. Hip fire him, miss most shots because the P9 wasn’t liking me, and then he shoots my arm and kills me outright. Should I have the advantage? I guess not, but that’s hardly a rare occurance where I am facing the enemy, there shouldn’t be a way to hit me, and then I am downed easily.
What I am trying to say in this is that, shield are stupid and don’t work in Siege right now with exception to Monty blocking the defuser. Other than that, any other operator as an advantage.