SEAL wrote:I don't get how people are toting it as a small-CPS killer.
This is just based off of pure battle experience. It handles awkwardly and often has pumping issues, but at the end of the day the Gorgon smashed the Colossus, Colossus 2, XP 150, and XXP 275, fought the CPS 1000 to a dead even standstill, and was up by 1 (3 to 2) against the CPS 4100 when the 4100 broke (which in a sense could be considered even more of a victory, since the Gorgon was also more durable). During Outposts at FF 12 I wrecked Sam, who was using a CPS 1200, and I had success against the rest of the SEAL team even though they were up hill from me. You could argue that the hilly terrain gave me a distinct advantage over Sam, but he actually had the height advantage more than me, and Sam is underrated in his utilization of stone walls, big trees, and other hiding spots, where he lacks skill is in his spacial awareness which had nothing to do with the fight. Also, in MOAB Rob and I, using Gorgons, defeated Sam and Scott who were using Vindicators. We probably won due to my superior knowledge of the terrain (Rob even knew the terrain some), the battle being in my backyard, and in Rob's and my ability to communicate and work together, as Scott and Sam got separated. In fact, at first thought I'd probably say that the Vindicator is better than the Gorgon, but the fact of the matter is that we did win 2 nil against good opposition. Even though the Gorgon is heavy and awkward it might still be easier to aim than the Vindicator with its rear mounted pistol grip.
I don't know, but the fact of the matter is that the Gorgon just basically dominates IRL. The 1200, and possibly the Vindicator, are better than the Gorgon, generally speaking, but I'd argue that the Gorgon has more potential. An analogy that everyone might understand would be the CPS 1500 vs the SS 300. Generally speaking I would bet on the 1500 with no prior knowledge of the battle's circumstances, but if you told me that two veterans who were subject matter experts on their specific guns were fighting, I would bet on the 300.