Pretty much agree with Gzero, they shouldn't make more powerful guns that can be bought in games at all so it's a good thing it was removed.
Well herein lies the issue. They weren't massively overpowered guns when they were bought by people. They were slightly better (i.e slightly less recoil and a few more rounds in the clip) and you could pay real money to keep them FOREVER instead of renting them daily/weekly for real money.
On 1/12/11 they introduced a new weapon customisation system where all the guns stats were reduced (excluding the already overpowered auto shotguns and pistols) the Devs explicitly stated that everyone who had purchased permanent weapons would get to keep the base guns and would be given permanent attachments so their weapons would be the same as purchased.
On 19/12/11 they announced at the last hour that the update on the 20th would remove these attachments and reduce the stats of the guns to useless. But it's ok as it's all in they name of balance and you can always pay us again to rent the attachments you can put on your guns to bring them back to what you originally paid for!
Hmmm, balance.... yet they didn't sort the boosted mortar strike which is now spammed on every map, just like the boosted RPGs, again spammed on every map.
People have had to resort to running round with pistols and shotguns now as they are over powered compared to the SMGs, Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles...
The Devs and community support people have lost any credibility they ever had.
Over 3000 negative posts in 48 hours on their forum and not one reply to address the situation or try to engage with their paying customers.
They did what they did in an effort to wring more money out of their paying customers and have managed to alienate every single one of them.
I bet whoever made this decision gets sacked from EAsy studios over this.
*edited for spelling.
Edited by toaster1971 (Thu 22-Dec-11 09:56:46)