hey that's my expertise,
thing is detonator is really strong and open many possibilities, good weapon overall
it requires skill whatever people say, as you do your own det every time you shoot
However, spamming flares are easy to hit, and the afterburn you can put on a medic, who has no other sources of healing than medi packs is a cheap way to use it.
About the 400dpm pyro, which i'm certainly related to, is not only because of the detonator, there is many factors :
1- i believe i spent many time working on the 6's pyro to gain some experience, and as i'm not brainless, i was doing my job
2- the ennemy team, ORA ELEKTRO, did not really try to adapt, as there is a lot of counter play :
- Sniper with darwin danger shield (not used on this match)
- Heavy with a banana (sounds funny but it allows your medic to avoid afterburn ticks way more often, and heavy is also a massive class having the most hp, being the slowest which means your medic can rely on his arrows to heal him)
- Even engineer is a good answer. as pyro cannot really do anything when he's facing a sentry
problem is many people of the community do not play this game in order to change classes every time they face of something new, which is fine, it's not a professional league. Maybe in the future mentality will change but nowadays, if ETF2L wants to ban it, in order to avoid frustration from his player base then it's fine.
I'm just a player who plays by the rules. yes i was disapointed that they banned detonator, but that's for satisfying his player base so that's fine.
I believe nowadays, more and more people wants to try no restriction rules, so feel free to try it there !
you're a pyro main upset your weapons are being banned. the flares are all brainless and require no skill, along with being unfun to play against. that alone is enough of a reason to ban it.
man, that's just pathetic