Assault Gun appear to be way too good at killing cyborgs. By way too much it is at least double the fire power of Heavy Machinegun! It is so good that it is listed as an overpowered weapon in low oil maps under the official guide at http://betaguide.wz2100.net/weapons.php
. Aren't convinced that Assault Gun is at least twice as good as Heavy Machinegun? I will do a bit of math to prove that this weapon needs to be nerfed.
Lets assume it is currently 18:16 game time and everyone is perfect on their research based on http://betaguide.wz2100.net/Research.php
. 18:16 is where Dense Composite Alloys Mk2 is researched and close to the 17:13 Assault Gun research time. Machineguns will be upgraded with Hyper Rapid Chaingun 14:40 upgrade and Tungsten-Tipped MG Bullets Mk2 17:57. Cyborgs will be upgraded with Cyborg Dense Composite Alloys Mk2 16:44.
Assault Gun: 47.5 damage, 277.5 rate of fire.
Heavy Machinegun: 42.5 damage, 158.6 rate of fire
Machinegunner: 925 health, 30 kinetic armor
Time for Assault Gun to destroy Machinegunner = 4.8 seconds
Time for Heavy Machinegun to destory Machinegunner = 10.4 seconds
How much better is Assault Gun over Heavy Machinegun = 2.14 times better! More than twice as good
It gets even more unfair if the player did not focus on machine gun damage upgrades. Lets say they only research up to APDSB MG Bullets Mk3 10:13.
Assault Gun: 38 damage, 277.5 rate of fire.
Heavy Machinegun: 34 damage, 158.6 rate of fire
Time for Assault Gun to destroy Machinegunner = 7.4 seconds
Time for Heavy Machinegun to destory Machinegunner = 16.7 seconds
How much better is Assault Gun over Heavy Machinegun = 2.25 times better! Assault Gun is even stronger with less damage upgrades when compared to Heavy Machinegun.
My point is that Assault has more than twice the damage of Heavy Machinegun for only $50 more. A power spike of this big is huge against a player using cyborgs. It is a very good idea to stop making cyborgs once someone reaches Assault Gun. Perhaps Assault Gun is too strong at counter cyborgs and needs a nerf? Heavy machineguns were pretty good at killing cyborgs, but Assault Gun is on a totally different level of insanely good.