Hi, I am a person who personally hates grenades, hates using them, hates being on a team with a person carrying a grenade, hates being an alien and standing near grenades, etc. I hate everything about this thing that most people call “god”, the grenade. The grenade is a standard explosion tool for humans, mostly used for alien base destruction. Grenades are useless in many ways:
1: The itemact: How hard it is to switch to this thing and actually throw it and dying trying to is very annoying. I just wasted 200 credits (150 on grangerlab and unitremia currently) on something that was literally the death of me.
2: The travel distance: When you throw a grenade, you know what happens? You drop it at your feet and commit suicide while 50 aliens are surrounding you. This thing has no range.
3: Understanding it’s purpose: I’m sorry, but I have found so many people throwing it down a hallway to try and blow up what? A dretch? No. You let your team down in 2 ways, buying the damn thing and then wasting it on a dretch that 99% of the time is going to dodge it.
4: Alien perspective: OH LOOK A GRENADE! GOTTA BACK UP AND RUN BEHIND THIS WALL!
Human: WHERE DID THE ALIEN GO? I BETTER CHASE IT! OH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU… BOOM (Leads into 5)
5: Risk: Humans have no idea where that grenade went after they through it, did it hit a wall and bounce back? Did it make it over the cliff like you wanted it to? Did you throw it up on the ledge or did it fall right back down in time for you to take tons of self damage?
My point is, I’m not just saying that is in this game, I’m saying it is in every game. I understand it can be good at times, but most of the time it’s completely useless. Use grenades if you want to, but I won’t ever use grenades (with the exception of testing).
These are opinions. - Matte