I play hardcore exclusively. Since day one, my SSR of choice was the Guardian. I like getting two and setting them up back-to-back and blocking off a path. The hilarity of someone dying multiple times from it while it was in the same position was worth the price of admission. <--- That was before the update.
Now, it's just as useless in hardcore as (I assume) it is in normal modes. 4-5 hit markers before it kills??? Seriously?? How on Earth did 3ARC determine it was overpowered? Any pistol sniping with as much accuracy and killing power as any sniper rifle and you find reason to "fix" the Guardian?
Prior to the Guardian "fix"; I had only 3 complaints:
1- Why do I need to stream porn on my iPad while playing Lag Ops 2 to resolve lag?
2- Why can someone kill me from the other side of the "Carrier" with a pistol in one shot?
3- Why (like previous titles) does my RPG dissapear mid-flight if I'm killed immediately after firing it. The guy 10 feet in front of me should die too; right?
Guardian???? Really???? Like you don't have enough issues to "fix" and you're doing everyone a favor by making a little-used SSR obsolete?
C'mon 3ARC... Polish this turd, Put some lipstick on this pig; FIX THE REAL ISSUES!!!!