Now, we all know that AL is overpowered at the moment. For those that don’t, I shall compare the positives and flaws between it and another armour ability.
Armour Lock Positives:
Can destroy oncoming vehicles
EMP can neutralise nearby vehicles
Stun effect if opponent melees
AOE EMP which gets rid of shields
Can instantly flip around in any direction the user wants when exiting
Plasma Grenade shredding
Rockets and any kind of projectile can bounce off it
Recharges quickly and can be used in bursts
Lasts long enough for your shields to recharge
Can look around anywhere while activated
‘Frosting’ effect to stop being instantly killed afterwards
Armour Lock Negatives:
You can’t move while it’s activated
You have to be on the ground to activate it
Now. Compare that to something like Active Camo.
Active Camo Positives:
Jams the enemies radar if nearby
Active Camo Negatives:
You have to move very slowly for it to actually work
Jams your radar (Sometimes your own teams too - Due to a glitch)
Muffles your sound
Can you see something there? Armour Lock is too strong. It has too many positives and not enough flaws. Now, some say that the easiest thing would be to remove it altogether, but I think that would be a bad decision. Too many people use it.
What I’m suggesting as a change is as follows:
Instead of becoming Thor for 7 seconds, I suggest it makes the user almost invincible for 4 seconds (A max time. The damage resistance would be exponential. After 1 second, DR would = 130%. After 2 seconds 180%. After 3 seconds it would climax at 250% Damage Resistance. This means that it will still be possible to damage the user while it’s activated.
A longer recharge time between uses.
No more Plasma Grenade Shredding.
No more looking around while activated.
No more frosting effect.
I think that changes like the above will make AL something that most people can play against without feeling like they’ve been cheated. It would make AL fit in a particular role, and it would require somewhat skill to use, unlike now.
Just a suggestion. I like that there are playlists without AL, but I don’t want to be confined to those all the time.