I fundamentally believe that the last nerf to Sunny’s ranges has actually helped her as a character. I think before teams did not have to think about Sunny or her kit and instead played Sunny a lot like Hank, meaning that they relied on Sunny being good and not on strong team positioning.
Cabot and Bucket both require team positioning for their kits to be useful. Now that Sunny has a reduced range, people listen to me more when I tell them that they’re moving out of range of the jetpack booster or drone. It also means that I position further from my drone than before to cover the dome better in a fight.
In a dome now, I will leave the drone in a well-situated area where it can protect whoever is under attack in a wide area, and if someone is forced to move out of range to pressure the monster, I can then jetpack them backwards towards the protection of the drone and keep them up in time for the medic (preferably Val in a Sunny comp) to heal them up.
The shorter range also has affected how teams move on the chase. So now that Sunny can’t fire the Trapper 100 meters away securely anymore, I’ve used the booster on the chase to help keep the Assault moving forward and then boost the trapper and medic to keep the monster boxed in a part of the map.
In terms of perks, I really prefer quick-switch on Sunny. I don’t always find that I need jetpack booster to keep up, because I find that I spend more time helping keep other people on the chase than having to chase myself. In combat, I prefer quick switch because it allows me to quickly pressure a monster with damage as I’m helping someone else reposition and it means I can throw a new drone down almost instantly. Sunny has the longest switch times of any Support and I find that juggling the kit without quick switch becomes an ordeal and I feel restricted into what aspect of the kit I can use instead of forcibly applying all of it.
Additionally, having quick switch means I can control wildlife really easily as we’re moving around. I prefer to run Sunny with Val, Griffin/Maggie, and Lennox/Parnell; and as such I think it helps to have Sunny quickly blast reavers, venom hounds, and Mammoth Birds out of the way.