Having just unlocked the Raider, I’m finding myself almost childishly excited about the new Raid and Pillage update for Tribes Ascend. The Technician in me though… he is less happy. Raiders are the bane of a Technician’s life, only slightly better than Infiltrators. This update will make the Raider even more of a force to be reckoned with. They’ll be getting two new guns; the Plasma Gun and the large calibre NJB-B SMG. It’s based on the existing SMG that Raiders carry, but it has a lower rate of fire, and deals more damage. The Raider will also be getting Cluster Grenades. He’ll be getting all these fancy gubbins tomorrow.
While updates are always a good thing, I’m not entirely sure the Raider needed any improvement. I’d suggest that the Raider was not the weakest of classes to begin with, and has enough of a following and presence in each match as it is. Then again, as a Technician at heart, I might just be biased!