They probably hate it because most people don't know how to use the minisentry very well. The minisentry is good for both defense and offense if used correctly. Unlike the regular sentry, you shouldn't set it up in common areas. Instead you should place it in places where it isn't easily seen or the something the enemy would focus on. You back up the minisentry with your shotgun. In fact the minisentry could be seen as a support tool than a total defense tool like the sentry. Better to play with shotgun and use the sentry as a support and when it blows up, you can do revenge crits.Paragon Fury said:So I just started playing TF2 heavily again when MvM came out, and I have to ask....WTF is with all the Mini-Sentry/Gunslinger hate lately?
I always found the Mini-Sentry a great choice for the more mobile Engineer who is focused on helping his team and keeping pressure on. The Mini-Sentry's fast build time, low metal cost and easy use mean you can toss one wherever whenever, and it will help. It gets rid of the need to lug around a Level 3 Sentry for set-up, or making yourself vulnerable while trying to build one in the field.
I understand that the Regular Sentry is more useful for hardcore defense, but for the mobile Engi on the front lines with his team, it seems the Mobile Sentry is more useful in every way.
Even in MvM, I find the Mini-Sentry's fast set-up, low cost and easy use invaluable - it doesn't matter if the machines destroy them, and Sentry Busters don't mean anything anymore. And its super easy to just get the Extra Sentry upgrade, and just set-up deadly crossfires with the little things.
But everyone calls it useless, and says only the Regular Sentry should be used, and a lot of people say that anyone who uses the Mini-Sentry is stupid or a noob.
Why is there suddenly so much hate for this little guy?