Many feel that the Soviet sniper currently is too durable and thus OP in the current meta. The spring balance patch
addresses this by changing the SOV sniper to a 1 man team of increased health (same as OST and UKF sniper).
Furthermore, the performance of the hull MGs of most light vehicles against all snipers is buffed. Likewise, all snipers are now easier to hit on retreat. In addition, the 222 was made cheaper and more durable.
Now, it is suggested that snipers are easier to balance if they all behave similarly. However, several people will dislike the trend of homogenizing the factions further. What is your take on this?
Note: The question here is not if the SOV snipers are currently OP, or if the changes will render snipers in general useless.
The question is if you think the SOV snipers should remain a 2 person team or not. I'll rephrase the 4 options here (there is a limit on how long the answers can be):
1) Keep 2 man team; if OP, rather change (buff) the counters similar to what is suggested in current patch notes.
2) Keep 2 man team, but change how that team works or make some other more extensive changes to other units (please explain).
3) I would be in favor of a 2 man team for diversity, but unfortunately it will be impossible to balance that properly, so I'm afraid it needs to be a single person only.
4) A unit like a sniper ever should be on person only, I never liked the idea of a 2 man sniper "team".
Just an understanding question.
Where is the difference between the last two survey options?
Yeah, probably not too clear, but what I mean is:
Option 3: "I would prefer to keep the 2 man team because diversity, but I don't think it will be possible to balance that properly, so unfortunately it needs to go..."
Option 4: "I wouldn't like to see a 2 man team, even if perfectly balanced! Snipers need to be lone wolves, not this communist sniper/spotter team thingy. I mean, even in 'Enemy at the gates' the soviet sniper was alone! I mean, come on..."