So there has been a lot of hate regarding the usage and the effectiveness of the sores lately, some say it needs reworked others say it needs removed.
Hear me out now. So obviously it’s a tool in a Combat Medic’s kit that helps keep him and others unseen for a short time and alive if used correctly right? Well now what else would it do what else could it do to help keep people alive? Alone, Slim’s healing and shields and what not aren’t always enough to keep people alive and to aid in dodging every medic has something that helps the entire team or multiple in general to help dodge or help in movement; CC right?
Now what would Slim do if he lost this? It would leave people vulnerable for those few precious seconds that it does truly help people out and would make Slim have to work so so so much harder to keep people alive with his new ability whatever it may be. He wouldn’t have as much time to heal overall as a result of his current way of CC being that he can guard an area and heal, nothing else would work for Slim it just simply wouldn’t fit in to how he has to heal he would be naked without it.
In case any of you don’t know yet, he’s getting a healing nerf supposedly in the next update so would you then still wish this upon him if he lost say 10% in overall healing potential? I don’t think any of us would in fact he might need a compensation buff on the bug or spores, but that’s not for discussion now as we haven’t seen how his nerf plays out yet.
So take a moment and ask yourself if he were to lose this ability to temporarily blind and get those few healing bursts in how in the world would he function with nerfed healing without this? I simply think that would overall kill him as a character he would be worse than a few updates ago drastically.
As a result of the upcoming change to him, all we know is it’s negative so he will then, without a doubt need spores if anyone is to live with his new healing (this is all assuming the healz are indeed the thing being nerfed but I think it’s confirmed) so yes I am saying keep it as is.
At the very least I could see it not being able to be reloaded until the old bubble dissipates, but that would require a shorter cloud time in the name of balance, you gotta change two things to make one better.
Honestly I can’t see how people can complain he’s very much countered by several monsters such as MG’s reveal abilities and Gorgon’s too. Then Bob has his combos. Then the Kraken has the… well it’s Kraken need I say more? Wraith can employ hit and run tactics, for now. OG has fire breath and good combos to wear people down. Dunno about Grandpa Kraken as I haven’t seen enough of him to see how he counters medics but I always see people vortex melee spam into a corner whenever they can.
He’s probably the most easily countered medic by far any more nerfs than slight healing and were left with a squashed bug honestly.
TL;DR: Turtle Rock knew what they were doing by giving him a defensive tool; he needs it would be destroyed in effectiveness without it. Healing is getting nerfed I guarantee it’ll solve most of people’s problems with not being able to get people down but until then stop demanding spores get removed. If not anything he’ll be useless if they don’t do it right. Leave our PTSD bug-man alone!