So this change was made for Base, without any consideration for LCTF balance. I remember last summer the chain change came in because people were actually getting good with chain and what you'd have is 2+ people chaining cappers out across the map when crashing. This I felt ended up being detrimental to the flow of the game with the slight downside of chasers being less relevant. I think pretty much all the regular players who've been playing for a long time thought the chain spread change was good. Actually being able to sit down and play some LCTF pugs today I can say I think this reversion back to reduced chain spread is a poor decision. Anyhow, my main point is that the game is now apparently being balanced for Base over LCTF, which was never the case before. I know the devs don't want to have separate weapon values for the differing game modes, but if there is an issue with chasing in Base, I think the devs need to add a weapon to fill that niche (Skybolt from Legions is a perfect example), instead of changing a staple weapon that is in a solid place.