Life fire is pretty much ruined by gabble and EPG. These players can end the matches in just a few seconds with this load-out by rushing the other side when they do in groups that are partied up. There is no counter to this other than doing the same dumb thing. I don't really get the EPG and why this weapon is in the game with its current damage and/or velocity, but in its current form it really makes fighting pilots strange because these players are pretty much using weapons that match the power and strength of the old Quake3/4 BFG while the rest of us are shooting pew pew pellets like idiots When an entire team goes 29-4, something is really wrong. I also find that Respawn did not listen to the issues about team balance in TF1. And once again, parties are highly problematic TF2. Players that party up tend to: 1 play more than average 2. have more friends who also play more than average 3. tend to be better at the game. When parties are formed in this fashion at the expense of the other players not in the party, then its going to lead to massive team imbalance like the screen shot below. IMO, parties should only allow players to be in the same game, but not necessarily the same team except in private matches. Otherwise you're allowing players to control the games in an unfair way.