I love da boys but I have lost every single fortress map I've had to play offense on for what seems like weeks now. If fortress comes up on the loading screen and we're attacking I think "ah great, a guaranteed loss." It's the same every time, struggle to take out people on the walls, struggle to take A, after all the struggling there is not enough time to widdle down tickets on B and the defenders win...every...single...time. It doesn't matter how many times I top score, get assassin or other commendations, there is just no way to win. My leading theory for why this is is because we suck so much at long range fighting and so much of fortress is just that. The two tools we did have to compensate (deffcannon and ace dakka) were nerfed. SM can shoot us around corners with plasma but we can't shoot them. The ace dakka used to be excellent at taking out people from range but now it doesn't suppress so we auto-lose gunfights vs heavy bolters and other heavy weapons. We are a bit tougher then most races but not tough enough to compensate for the huge gap we have to cross to get in effective weapons range on fortress. Who cares if you're tough and good at close range shooting if you're at quarter health when you get there? Even if you do somehow manage to get into close shooting range with your health and shield intact sm and chaos get combibolters and stormbolters that rip people apart at close range. Where is our long to medium range version of the boltgun then? Seems only fair if the devs are going to give chaos and sm what amounts to basically an ork countering gun. Using shields to absorb fire and get in close is fairly ineffective because our shields have awful durability. Another important reason I feel we lose every single game we play attacking on fortress is that our trukk's are huge! Every other race have vehicles with low profiles but ours stick out into the sky. There is just no hiding that, other races actually can pretty effectively hide their transports but we simply cannot and that swings the matches in favor of the enemy team in a really huge way that I don't think the devs are thinking about in terms of balancing. Finally, and this is the smallest gripe, we don't have weapons that do damage to fortifications. The imbalance of that should be obvious to anyone. I don't mind playing a race that is a little weaker then most (with the nerfs and lack of players) but when there is scenario tailor made to see you lose every time it gets...frustrating. Is it just me or do other people find this to be true as well? I'm not a bad player at all, I'm almost always at least in the top 4 players but I just cannot get a win no matter how much I do. I once got over 10000 xp with over 30 kills and still lost.