First and foremost: Thank you silent and mac for being civil or at least trying to be in ur replies of what the OP posted
Second: I dont think u quite understand.
In my team literally 9/11 players from it do not like the idea of using the crey pistol at all and it for sure not using it would handicap teams vs using them, take what eva said for example during the meeting after our practice night which max /silent /eva / spec were present for, she does not even wana think about NOT using it becuz she does not wana use healing aura get stuck in a 2 sec animation and miss the range needed to use heal other or AB on the person getting attacked and watch them die. she probably has NOT used it since last year which is super sad to me becuz this just highlights how much OTHER people use it on ANY AT but especially on healers. i use weaken alot its a long animation and i NEVER use animation cancel. Its super risk for using a power like that like any long animation but we do it still knowing the risks and we make it work. same with my healers, same when we use nukes on buff gathers, same with ANY power we have used, were still able to survive spike off the skill of just learning how and sure we still pull wins all the time. Take this example used against the number 1 team rare, look at us beating 7 rare members plus max the other day as prime example and we didnt even really attack max and he was a blaster. You can say what you will about lineups or max or whatever but the point is its NOT impossible to still do good WITHOUT USING animation cancels AT ALL.
Now lets go into another example. One of my members has been using a program silent gave me few months ago and has been using it every practice since then when he used silents program that night and EVERY SINGLE match against rare ( for example ) last tuesday they collectively used crey pistol over 500 times each round as a whole group.
and in a 10min match of ANY team using the animation cancel ways of any kind vs a team not using it yes they could still lose but they have SO many more chances of varing different scenarios to either get in range for next spike quicker, get in range for next heal quicker, get in range of the healer quicker, get out of range of the attacks from enemy team quicker, use a power they need to use to move away from enemies that are telegraphing, use a power they would like to use on the spike and break off of it incase they miss read the telegraph and thinking they were the target when it really was not, etc etc
and that is where my team does not like that at all.
Now we DO NOT interact with other groups aside from a extremely select few becuz we simply enjoy ourselves and our own more then others so we did not realize to the extent that animation cancelling was being used, by basically almost everyone outside of our own team at this point. RARE admitted to us during our own meeting with them following our practice night with them as all of the members use crey pistol and other animation cancels now all the time, ( as example ) and heres yet another example that spec had told me a very large percent of his own team Renegades uses it ( im sure its closer to all as well ).
Let me use some other examples now
During our meeting with rare, I offered rare to ban doms and blasters ( two AT WHOLE CLASSES ) in exchange for only wanting ALL animation cancelling of any emotes/power intended to do it like crey pistol and they said NO
even though they claimed that crey pistol is so minimal
they would rather play against blasters and doms ( which they HATE ) vs giving up something they think is " minimal "
it for sure is NOT minimal but rather VERY important if the PERFECT deal is denied to protect ONE thing.
Heres another example,
when i offered to NOT allow ANY crey pistol or emotes vs you guys ( Renegades )
ur team ALSO DECLINED with HUGE hesitation before Eva spoke over spec saying no way, which then allowed spec to speak after her saying NO officially.
so its is SUPER important to all other teams except us becuz we do not use it at all and have not thru entire YEAR.
we have learned to simply play thru ALL our animations of any AT we play on the field
and now that we know all teams of almost every player using it NINE of my 11 players in Incursion main feel disgusted at the way the game is but more so that people would refuse to give up on it and simply play thru the animations.
That is were we stand on it. An before ANYONE tries to say why not just use it,
think of asking yourself would you be truly willing to play against ANY team for the rest of ur life playing this game using it while you and the rest of your team DOES NOT use it at ALL, and would you feel handicapped at that point. I for sure would.
Third: Barrier, that was not Gun. Im not going to reply to you the way i want as ill get banned on the fourms if i do but i will say the way this is going is i TRULY HOPE u like playing this game in pvp for team arena, i really really really do, becuz im 50% sure it wont be for much longer i can tell u that. Your not smart enough to understand what i mean by this now, but you will start to see what im referring too in the coming weeks as you slowly watch it all fade away.
Four: stfu db