As it is, based on footage that I have seen, I find it highly overpowered. I dont mind it being implemented into the game, but I think a few things need to be changed first in order for it to be more balanced for matchmaking.
-The recharge time needs to be longer. Based on the footage I have seen, you could use it again after maybe 3 seconds of waiting to use it within close proximity. But if you wait 5 seconds, you get it all back and you can ping across the map and find everyone again. That is not long enough in my book. The recharge time needs to be longer. It gives a higher chance of abuse, and doesnt allow people to play sneaky/make a flank and try and disrupt the enemy teams set up.
-The distance that this AA can reach is to big. I don’t think it is balanced to be able to see some one who is literally, on the exact opposite end of the map. It takes away from the game in a negative way, and ruins strategy and tactics, as I said before. I think if it stretches was within a reasonable distance of the player using it (maybe the distance of their radar), that’s fine, but to be able to see 65-75% of the map with an AA is not balanced.
I think these small adjustments could really help the game out and allow for balanced game-play online, and in customs/lans/whatever. Otherwise, everyone could spam it, and I mean EVERYONE. If people think this wont get abused, you are kidding yourself because it will. Just look at the shotgun abuse in MW3. It is ridiculous some games, and takes away from a potentially fun game. It doesn’t take skill, and it is now considered a staple class for players to use, and abuse.
A lot of people have also been saying that if you are skilled, you can just use radar and you wont need the Promethian Vision, which is really false. Not using it wont make you better, it will only put you at a disadvantage, which will cause you to die more, and thus cause you to dislike the game, thus you rage, and call the game “stupid”. This isnt hard to see I hope. I know that we have to wait and see what they do with it, but I dont care about what the game will be like in November, I care about what they have shown us now. And I hope the message is clear that based on what we have already seen, there needs to be small adjustments made for the best game-play possible.