I wanted to add a bit here… I don’t get how people can tolerate this JD game(because let’s face it, if there is a JD in the match, that’s who will most likely get the majority of the kills). Putting aside the fact that I think it is ridiculous a single extremely easy to aim GL rocket easily shaves off 50+% of a Scion’s health while other characters have to put minimum 3-4 shots or more to bring that same Scion down(besides perhaps Fahz in X-Ray), it is just so damn boring and lackluster. Bosses mean absolutely nothing, they just die to bleed. Everything else also gets nuked to death immediately. Hardly anything happens that makes things get more interesting, and if it does chances are you won’t be able to salvage the match if the base was not built really well and/or the other players can react quickly enough with the base setup specifically made to maximize JD’s killing and not that of the other players. People should tell if they see this screenshot whether they thought that the game was any fun for Kait(me), the Lizzie player or even Jack and Del. But sure, JD is perfectly fine and there’s nothing that needs to be done about the character. Totally requires so much skill to spam fire and forget rockets that require little aiming too.
The only arguments I see in favor of the JD meta is the stupid Bastions that are way too annoying to get rid of even with Kait, especially if they’re shielding a Mulcher and keep coming over and over and over, or if a Matriarch and Carrier spawn at the same time on Frenzy and there is little you can do to stop them from waltzing in and wrecking everything while you can’t really leave the base, but that goes more to show how terribly underpowered/inadequate the majority of characters is for boss killing and/or damage dealing to flying enemies in general, and how badly the enemies are made. Even when you’re just playing a difficulty like Elite.
And then there’s the subject of how 90% of the playerbase seems to be caught up in grinding over actually enjoying the game, or constant Master runs. The maps found in the Horde lobby browser(Gears 4, or the “easy” Gears 5 ones) or the majority of Escape runs being on Clock and Surge at almost any given time are good indicators for what I’m pointing at. That’s something else I could go on and on about.