I've finally reached level 9 and bought the shaft, my favorite weapon in Tanki online. Thought it would be the same or close to the same and be very powerfull, since I remember beeing really good with the normal M0 without upgrades shaft in Tanki Online.
I was very surprised! I bought it and sorry, but it's complete trash! The timer for full reload is EXTREMELY long, and it does nowhere near enough damage. I know the difference in this game is, that it matter where you hit, such as it will do more damage if you hit a tank from behind, but were looking at a sniper here, most likely you won't be facing the back of an enemy when shooting across the map. Afcourse there are the eventual back turned people, but thats rare, comparing to a whole match.
I say either buff the damage and leave the timer, or lower the timer and leave the damage as it is.
It's unrealisticly usless right now.
Only new people (That most likely don't know the weapon and it's mechanics) use it... Everyone else just uses the railgun or smoky.
Please say your opinion and think about buffing the weapon! Atleast untill it becomes acutally viable.
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