What Does It Mean When Something is Nerfed
Nerfed is a gaming related term meaning that when something gets nerfed it is made less effective. I can provide a couple of examples back in call of duty modern warfare 2 the spas 12 was a sniper of a shotgun. It was a one shot kill from pretty much any distance around the map. So everybody complained about the shotgun and how overpowered it was and eventually the developers decided to do something about it. So they decided to nerf the shotgun making it do less damage and not deal as much damage from farther ranges. Getting nerfed is so common in video games. Because nobody likes an unbalanced game but it is extremely hard. To make in-game weapons or item fair. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count how much something gets nerfed before they find a a fair level of effectiveness.
A lot of times when something is nerfed it becomes almost ineffective so they have to buff the weapon or item again. Making it an endless power struggle of how effective the weapon or item should be. In video games nerfed is a common term and you should get used to hearing it. You should familiarize yourself with this term. Because it is everywhere and it will continue to be everywhere as long as things can be overpowered. In overwatch the character roadhog was nerfed and in result nobody plays him anymore. Game developers do this a lot to there games. They nerf something so bad that nobody wants to use it anymore. Recently fornite nerfed using double shotgun so in result the meta of the game changes. People no longer are using the two shotgun loadout because it takes to long to pull out the second shotgun and fire.
When something is nerfed it is usually a bad thing but its always for a good reason. If something is too overpowered in the game why would the developers want to fix that and try to make the game more fair. The thing about gamers is that you can satisfy everybody. On another topic that’s one of the reason NBA 2k18 will go down as the worst NBA 2k in history. Because the developers of NBA 2K18 try to hard to please everyone. People don’t want to see the thing they use most in a game nerfed. NBA 2k18 had did a poll on twitter asking their followers whether they should nerfed heavily contested greens. The vast majority said no, So they kept it in the game. That’s why there is no defense in NBA 2k18 because their fans wanted a easy game.
I am getting a bit off topic and I apologized. Nobody wants the weapon or item they used in-game to be nerfed. Everyone wants to be overpowered and dominate. Just think about it imagine your playing a first person shooter like overwatch. Where there are multiple characters and you find you favorite character. Then you spend hours getting good with this same character. THEN two months down the road after your really good with that character. The game developers decide to nerfed that same character. You would be pissed because now your out of lucky because that’s the only character that you were good with. So you understand the problem with balancing a game. You can not make everyone happy or you would end up with a game that nobody wants to play.