Hi, I am Stardrone and this is @1galbatorix1 's CIU weapon balance program in which he talks about current issues with weapon balance and Its propose solutions for them. More info about what its deal is you can find in his original post: CIU weapon balance program by galbatorix Is strongly suggested checking it out, if you haven’t seen it yet, so you will fully understand what the goal is.
Actually since galbatorix stated that he is unsure to continue this program after the arrival of the “bombers”.
So, before the ipotetical close of this program I want to talk about the Riddler.
(Please don’t hate me for copy-pasting the OG introdution)
So, premitting that this post won’t be as accurate as the originals (sadly no cool maths and gaphs), I will show my rework about this weapon.
The very cheap cost is a bit clickbait for brand newcomers since they would try to buy it.
The good damage and the low chance of overheating are good on paper BUT:
By the way this weapon is totally not good for the early game and would result into a waste of keys.
The reason bheind this is the fact that riddler gain accuracy by power level.
If mantaining low firepower is a strategy for meteor storm and supernova missions, this is a huge disvantage in normal missions.
Since the hoverheating mechanic is a thing that should get valorized since is a uniqe perk of CI series since ROTY, my balance suggestion is to make Riddler gain accuracy the more it overheats, as the opposte of Vulcan chailgun, and a boost of firerate based on the same criteria (making this weapon a “nooby gun” suitable for good players too,since riddler manual soothing would be still better than the automatic).
I would nerf a bit the weapon’s overheat to make it still viable for newcomers and to don’t make impossibile to do missions on low firepower.
I would make the weapon gaining more “shots” the more firepower increase to make it worth gaining powerups even on supernovas and meteor stormd
(So no strategies ruined)
What do you think about this change?
I know that the original goal of the program was to make the less invasive changed possible but this is the best balance I came with.