I'd say it's intended as far as gmod development is concerned. Whether or not sugar thinks this is a decision for him to make.
only effective at close range, and pretty punishing to miss a shot, double pumping loses to many other current popular pvp strategies.
nowhere near true. If it was enjoyed, it would not be removed because they would make more money by keeping it lmao
enchanted shotguns are still definitely worth buying, again, burst damage can be avoided by taking like 2 steps back.
If you think double pumping is frustrating, have fun with the meta that is coming if it is removed 🙂
it doesn't add any power to shotguns, they still have the same base stats. Being able to use two consecutively does not make either more powerful. Sugar intended for shotguns to two shot people, this just lets it happen (literally less than half of a second) faster.
I literally use double pump as more of a handicap than a crutch, once it is removed, people will have a lot more complaints about the new ways they are killed.
we've talked to superadmins about it, and its a better solution than banning half the server.
nobody said that.
Overall, I am -1. The removal of double pumping would be a huge meta shift that nobody really asked for, and I believe it would shift the balance even further away from new players. Experienced players have other options that are already better than double pumping, and new players will have what is basically their only remaining fighting chance removed.
I can see why some people would want it removed, but if it is, just get ready for the influx of complaints that old players are broken, and need to be nerfed. Nerfs from complaints always have, and always will lead to nerfs from complaints. Why don't we buff another combat form rather than nerfing double pumping which will lead to an inevitable nerf of every META combat method, since people will always complain. If the superadmin team decides that double pumping should be removed, I don't necessarily think that they made a wrong decision, but seriously, get ready for the months of complaints that will follow. I am one of the players that will be least affected by the removal of double pumping, this is not a personally interested -1.