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    [–] How HATED are snipers to this community? MrPineAppleMan 1 points ago in Paladins

    Edit: I realise I’ve written out a fucking essay and I’m sorry for that, you don’t need to read half it anyway, the last little bit is basically my final thoughts on things overall

    In a fight between a strix and a Kinessa, kin has an advantage in her mobility but a lack in shot damage/time strix can get a good 1200 damage off before a kin can charge to 1k plus. So I’d say it’s a dead draw in outcomes between the 2 if both on the same skill level. Don’t forget that a strix can have map knowledge too, meaning he can predict your teleport given the maps aren’t optimised for snipers.

    Honestly forgot about open season.

    I’m not dumbing down flanks for strix and not kin, I’m dumbing them down for both for comparisons sake. A strix doesn’t need to be scoped to watch his flair as he has a bolt sniper rifle meaning he isn’t restricted to tunnel vision like Kinessa is. Flanks can work around the invisibility yes. But it’s hard for them to work around a spazzing strix pistol that basically deletes the flank. Kin has her carbine which is nice, but is definitely slower than a strix pistol by a landslide.

    Yes a strix can be countered easier than a mobile Kinessa but a strix’s role isn’t to be mobile, he’s a staple in the backline he fights there until death, getting damage done. Kinessa moves around getting damage done constantly avoiding a flank as her kit doesn’t really allow for close range engagements (it does in cases)

    I looked at your account and the stats are fairly similar except for the 30hour ish playtime I have over you but You’re right, I never used kin to her full potential as I barely used her carbine when I figured it was more efficient using the rifle even against flanks as I’m a flick aimer not a tracker.

    I think Kin definitely scales higher mechanically with her scope jumping and what not but I think strix scales higher competitively due to him able to get more damage done.

    I’m a huge fan of the mechanical aspect of the game as you might be able to tell from my most played champs. I love Kinessa as I’ve had almost 100 hours of experience with her. But she just isn’t as viable as strix in higher levels, her teleporter is far more predictable as it has a little saucer that flies to the tp spot, the heal is affected by caut and she wastes critical moments charging for a full shot

    Overall: Mechanics - Kin Damage - strix Fun - Kin Best ult - Kin Pro recommendation - strix Adjustability - strix

    Dead heat 3/3 I favour Kin but who’s more likely to win games? It’s a strix.

    BTW if the game had proper hit boxes Kin would win in a landslide with her eagle eye legendary. But until that happens I believe strix is stronger

    [–] Forgive me father MrPineAppleMan 1 points ago in memes

    You know it’s a repost when OP doesn’t link the source

    [–] How HATED are snipers to this community? MrPineAppleMan 1 points ago in Paladins

    I definitely see what you’re saying, but neither scale too well in higher levels as the flanks scale higher than snipers do anyway.

    But let’s say a player is equally as good on strix as they are kinessa, playing timber mill the preferred sniper map. Kinessa has mines to the left and right so she has awareness to flanks. She hits a shot as the flanks come in from across the map, the flank hides and heals the kin prepares for another shot but doesn’t know where the flank will come from due to the amount of cover on the flank routes. Her teleport then becomes a panic button either when the flank is on you or you already used it in predicting the flanks position. 7/10 times the flank will win this fight if they are on the same skill level.

    On the other hand, there’s strix, gets a shot across the map, can reveal the hiding flank so he knows which way they will attempt to flank from and prepares for that side, he’s then either able to get another cheeky shot off while with a quickscope or can just reveal again and wait for the flank, he then pops invis, hits a shot and can then pistol whip an already half health flank. 1/10 times a flank will win this fight if they are on the same skill level.

    I’m not saying Kinessa doesn’t scale higher than strix because she definitely does and she’s far better with a supporting team than what strix is, but in just comparing the 2 stand alone snipers, my opinion is that strix is far better. I got my Kinessa to mr 20 within a few days as I played her non-stop because I loved her. But then strix was released a few patches after and I got flamed every game even if I had 40 Elias and 0 deaths just because I didn’t pick strix, got tired of it and chose strix a few times, only ended up getting him me 5 because yes he’s stronger but he isn’t fun, he feels cheap, being able to do so much damage without even being seen is just so scummy. But this is my opinion and I have no reason to devalue yours.

    [–] How HATED are snipers to this community? MrPineAppleMan 2 points ago in Paladins

    Former kin main here (not anymore because of being flamed) Kinessa is just not as good as strix, she’s a good sniper sure, her carbine can be useful but not that good for a push as you can make a team fight a 4v5 by tapping an opposing damage for half their health.

    Strix is better as he deals better damage, he is definitely a quick scope sniper and he’s stronger in the fact he has invisibility meaning a flank can lose him instantly, he can 2 shot almost any flank and if not he has an extremely strong pistol to make up for lack of skill

    [–] Paladins Streamers and Loooow Quality? MrPineAppleMan 1 points ago in Paladins

    They do it to get max frames they can get, more of a quality of life thing

    [–] Can we pick a bot difficulty for Training? MrPineAppleMan 1 points ago in Paladins

    The bot difficulty changes for you? The boys are always just non existent for me

    [–] The opposite of an assassin is MrPineAppleMan 45 points ago in Jokes

    [insert “the real joke is in the comments” comment here]

    [–] Bold and Brash MrPineAppleMan 4 points ago in SnapLenses

    How are people making these?

    [–] Hi-Rez Expo 2018 Live Thread MrPineAppleMan 1 points ago in Paladins

    in game > store > account > redeem codes

    [–] W O W MrPineAppleMan 8 points ago in dankmemes

    Fuck, you right

    [–] W O W MrPineAppleMan 9 points ago in dankmemes

    Filthy casual yOu NeEd MaStEr YoDa tO aBsOrB yOuR TaSEr

    [–] This is why Parties need to be removed from Casual. A team of tryhards who just spawncamp and troll the enemy team. Entire team are Master-Levels. MrPineAppleMan 4 points ago * (lasted edited 23 days ago) in Paladins

    This is oce right? I play against these guys and non of them are even that good solo except maybe vecro and paragon. Parties should be maxed at 3 for casual or just have a party queue by itself. Also fairly sure this is mechanical wizards, probably backed out of a scrim or something, has happened with Kanga a few times to me as well

    [–] The weed is strong with this one MrPineAppleMan 6 points ago in memes

    11th hour, 48th minute, 48th second

    [–] Why is the f b i here MrPineAppleMan 1 points ago in dankmemes

    Real shit? Is that..

    Is that a real app?

    [–] @HiRezAlyssa - OB65 will not release until January 10 MrPineAppleMan 20 points ago in Paladins

    Why does everyone say try battlerite? It’s so boring unless you still enjoy league of legends or dota. It has nothing to do with paladins

    [–] Hi-Rez Done Messed Up MrPineAppleMan 1 points ago in Paladins

    I mean I don’t hate the system either, it has potential. But the analogy of the 10 people disliking and 20 liking is a bit out of place. A better estimate would be 20 people liking it and 10,000 hating it. Also the pro players like the even playing field for comp, that’s it, it’s also gone on record some of the pros saying they like the casual ones just so they can be even more OP in casual, which isn’t any fun.

    [–] I’m sorry Jesus MrPineAppleMan 1 points ago in dankmemes

    Popular = Fucking normie Unpopular/ironically funny = dank Know your meme categories you normie😤 You probably flooded into this sub during the great meme war smh

    [–] I’m sorry Jesus MrPineAppleMan -15 points ago in dankmemes

    Man this one is not dank, too popular, already have seen it spread to 4 other subs, instagram and Twitter. Entertaining meme non the less

    [–] "Fair and Balanced" MrPineAppleMan 2 points ago in Paladins

    That’s a lie, a lot of people up there play her, in oce anyway, even the kanga boys play her