This seems to be my thread. Playing since 2015, founded early, about 300 hrs of gameplay with RealLife besides, like others too. Getting rank 6 at end of the week, I guess. Getting free-locked 98% of the advancement-tree, yet. I prefer playing my CSM (only) Raptor, by using Powersword/Chainsword + Bolt-Pistol (strandard-version). Dislike using one-hit-weapons, it does not fit my play-style at all. I have nothing against the patch (aka hotfix 2.0, aka content update with 1% of content), everything that pushes EC is very welcome. But... An Eldar nerf was expected (I do not feel Eldar OP, but ok) and the result is a cut of the HP pool of JPA (Raptor), and a loss in armour. I . CSM won many games against Eldar, I cannot get the idea where they seem to be OP, just their vehicle style of play is some kind of weired. II. Isn't it so, that a basic Traitor is even with a Raptor in basic HP and Armour values, both wearing (normal) Chaos-armour and were "created" in the same biological treatment way (HP-pool)? => I get the point, that a Raptor class should not be able to equip a lot of tank gear, and I am fine with it. III. Most melee contributions were against the one-hit-wonder Powerfist and equivalents. I am also fine with it, but for know it feels like this nerf just pushes a jetpack-player into using nothing but a one-hit-power-weapon or just play fast-attack-spamming until death & repeat. Were is the tactic behind this class for now? IV. In short time hitting rank 6 and it seems like after playing 300 hours of pure melee fighting against everthing, even against a TANK (..just dancing around 360° and taunting the cannon, while teammates kill the tank with anti-vehicles stuff...), now a Raptor should stay at the spawn point, just sneaking in the dark searching for some heavy dudes to back-stab, skill-full, thanks. This is truly a part of every JPA/Raptor class, sure, but it should not be the only thing. No more defending cap points, or dealing with 2 attackers at the same time, except using Powerfists were you still be able to crush them in 2 clicks with your mouse-button. V. I've achieved only 2-3 times the top seed in match-summary, and it is ok for me (dont need e-peen at all). I never get more than 30 kills in one match, normaly it deals with 12-18 kills and it is fine, if a match could be won, because this will remain the main goal of every match. Never felt the way of being overpowered against anyone. Died, pre-patch, also a lot of times on ranged ones, d-bashes-n-shotdowns, one-hitters and so on. Atm I feel like getting killed 40x per match, and in between a campaign it would be 40k deaths I guess. VI. It seems hard to imagine what will happen on fortress maps, esp. Agnathio, were you need strong Raptors at some point, when rushing balconies at B. Now with this glas-cannon-fodder, I will salute all of you ranged players. GG VII. Should a D-bash deal damage... Pre-patch, I dont care. Because there was enough HP and the opportunity of a bit of tanky gear on my Raptor. Also feel confident, when my opponent is able to bash me, because of fairness. I have the chance to get a second hit in most cases, and if not ok => it is just a game. Now, after playing a duel and luckily get a win, I stay with 5% of HP and get a d-bash from behind...DEAD. I am a Chaos Space Marine, I think I should not die of a simple kick on my back. Getting stumbled and stunned for a second is quite ok, dying in this situation even though. But killed throughout a foot-kick...are you DukeNukem, getting all out of gum? VIII. Thanks to this contend update, I have to re-build my paid content for an hour yesterday. I played two matches, both were won. One match was CSM-pugs (me) vs. SM-full-guild... I managed to kill 6x (first try) and 10x (second try). As long as my team wins, I am quite fine. But for the first time it felt like, I was not able to help my team in the way I did before. Yesterday I helped more by driving transport and firing on anti-vehicles boys or writting directions in the chat. Feel free to comment. If anyone got some nice builds and playstyle tipps, please show them. Thanks.