I'm playing hardcore coop and every single time I tried, the Gunner class is only picked when no other choice is available. The insane recoil on LMGs make them unplayable and useless at 10+ meters, unless prone and bipoded. Everyone's avoiding it if they can... Ins2014 didn't have that kind of recoil, I don't get it...
EDIT : Ways to balance that do not imply having uncontrolable recoil :
- Make LMGs sway similar to M99/M82 sway when standing up (and something like half that value when crouching)
- Make recoil progressive (firing from standing/crouched position for 0.5 to 1sec before recoil starts to get unmanageable)
- Decrease weapon switching speed (so that you're very vulnerable when out of bullets)
- Increase hip-fire recoil (so that you are forced to ADS and waste a few moments before being able to fire due to ADS time)