Before yesterday when the triple SC hit, ESFs were doing alright by my standards. I never really thought they needed nerfing to begin with but some people QQed pretty hard about it. However, since the triple station cash went into effct, about half of any group of infantry is now in an AA MAX. Even glimpsing groups of infantry now results in immediate death. I tried just keeping to smaller scale fights, but it didn't help at all. With a squad of 12 infantry, at least 5 were playing AA MAXes, and shooting down every aircraft to come in sight (8 or so scythes, 3 liberators). I suppose it's the same crowd that came to these forums to ***** about ESF balance to begin with. In any case, my scythe is getting shelved for now as getting instantly blown up before you can see what's shooting you is just a ludicrous sense of 'balance'. I really hope something will be done, at least with draw distance very soon.