Verno wrote on Mar 30, 2011, 08:43: Yeah exactly. No one wants to pilot a transport with no firing capabilities. They want to hide in cover and shoot dudes with sniper rifles to unlock perks and generally treadmill like rats in a maze. No, I'm not bitter about the state of modern FPS.
And, if memory serves, the Wildcat and Shrike weren't exactly stable platforms to pilot. If you tried "A for Awesome" and lacked a bit of skill, you were gonna die.
I should have realized Planetside was the harbinger of doom...our clan pilots regularly overcame 12-to-1 odds in the sky - that sort of imbalance couldn't last.
You see it time and time again in contemporary games - you want to keep as many people happy as possible? Nerf skill.