I don't like Pyro: Know any servers where they aren't playable?
I think some of you were right when you said that I wanted Pyro removed from the game. I don't, but a small part of me thinks so. At least from certain servers anyway. I haven't played the game for over a week or so and it has really cleared my head and now I can say that, analytically speaking, I don't like Pyro. Here's why:
I don't like the notion that you can get kills just by holding down mouse 1 and moving in any sort of direction you please. Not saying W+M1, but strafing jumping and just going nuts can get kills. It's not in the same sense as Heavy, though, who is nearly motionless, is far bigger and still has to aim in a general direction. It's just really easy at times to be productive without having to reload or change weapons. The Phlog and Backburner only make this worse. Being rewarded with crits just for holding one button instead of, let's say, Mouse 2, is kind of weird. Which brings me to my next thought.
I don't like the ability to negate other classes. Airblast is a b*tch. Not by design, but by execution. Regardless of skillset, a properly or lucky timed airblast sends Sollies bread and butter back at them and doubles the damage. It's worse for Demos. Sticky trap? Nope. Pipe bombs? Nope. Melee? Try to get close and get airblasted back. And he can keep doing it in succession for a long while.
Other classes take some heat too. Double jump? Single jump now, fool. Uber? Just for the Medic. Huntsman? Right back at you? Jarate or Mad Milk? Don't think about helping your team. Afterburn? Nope. Taunting for weapons? In your dreams. Backstabbing and sapping? lolnope. Sentry rockets? Get Engie killed by his own machine that took forever to construct.
---You get my point. I don't like feeling helpless or feeling like I took 90% of the fighting chance other classes have away from them. I'd like to believe that "just staying away from Pyros" works, but that just means not playing, and quite frankly, I don't want to give up this game because of one issue.
Puff and Sting. Disorient the enemy, crit or mini crit damage them and then finish them off with a melee that insta kills, hurts players in a medic chain or gives you health back. Fun. Wouldn't it be cool if Demo got a melee that would crit when his pipes hit something? I didn't think so either.
I just don't like Pyros in gengeral. It's fun to play as one, but not to play against one. Anyone else feel the same way? Feel different? Please share.
Know any servers where Pyros aren't playable? I'd like to try one.
BTW, my computer had a hard drive crash so that's why I haven't been playing.