I have little shy off 30 hours in-game time at the point of writing this so I have a good feel for the game (but obviously still quite new).
Something that bothers me in the game maybe even more than trading kills are the streaks. Not what they do, but when (and how) you get them.
For those of you who don't know, you get the streaks by getting score(kills etc.) but also with time. Dying does NOT reset your progress.
My gripe is with the strongest streak, especially the Hellbird (and Zeus). I "love" both, but since they can turn the game around drastically, and are easy to get since dying doesn't affect the progress,
they become annoying. Yeah, I know we have something amazing called the LAWS, but here is my problem, you MUST have one on your team but the timing is so off.
Since the laws score is 2000 points, whereas the Hellbird is in the high 3000's (3600 to be exact), you are forced with a stupid decision: Call, or not to call [the LAWs].
It feels like I am forced to hold on to my LAWs in the chance of a Hellbird coming, instead of deploying it to take care of drones and then getting a second one later, before the Hellbird.
Even if I'm crushing it, I can't seem to get it in time.
If it isn't clear why this bothers me, it's that it locks me in, forces me to save it and not get my UAVs running again.
What I would suggest is up the cost of both the LAWs (since it's strong) and the Hellbird. I'd up the laws with 250 points (to 2250) and the Hellbird with 750 (to 4350).
I'd also up the required points for the Zeus and the Metal Reaper with 300 points for balance against the Hellbird.
This would make the choice more simple. You have time to get 2 LAWs since you will have your drones to help gain you score,
but you still have to perform well to be able to get the second LAWs before the Hellbird.
This would make them harder to achieve, more rewarding to get, and gives great players the chance to get a second LAWs to counter them before that.
What do you guys think? What do you agree on and what do you disagree with?
I'm more than happy to hear what you guys are thinking.
TLDR; Streak balance is off. Up the points required for Hellbird (up to 4350ish) and LAWs to balance them out to favor skill over streaks.