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Devs who create games where Shotguns are basically Melee Weapons with an Ammo Count need to get their heads out of their asses.
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There are multiple factors that determine shotgun range: pellets or slugs, pellet size and weight, choke, probably barrel length…
But yes, contrary to popular depiction in games, a shotgun is useful at greater ranges than across a room.
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Doom 1 and 2’s shotgun has realistic range and it’s still enjoyable. Of course, it’s not very good at taking demons bigger than Imps and undead soldiers. Pinkys take 3 shots with it, so it’s decent against them.
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If balance is the goal, shotguns and crossbows are already “balanced” in reality. Shotguns have less ammo than other guns and their ammo is heavier and bulkier so you can’t carry as much. Crossbows take a while to reload, during which time you’re vulnerable.
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And not every game is Doom. Some even have to think about PVP and how annoying it is to be sniped by a shotgun.
And crossbows have incredible ranges, making the reload practically a non-issue.
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It’s for balancing reasons. Fiction tends to not be 100% accurate for enjoyability. It’s why medieval fantasy isn’t all crossbows and almost no melee weapons.
If you’re gonna be like that then:
TF2 can easily include an Assault Rifle and balance it out.
Make it a still usable Secondary with decent range but minor damage so that it doesn’t overtake the Primary’s effectiveness.
If Hit-scan Shotguns, Pistols, and SMG’s can exist without breaking the game, so can an AR.
Also this is the same game where a Rocket Launcher doesn’t kill Human opponents in a single shot so don’t give me that “Realistically it would be too OP” nonsense.
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