A big reason for deadlocks
Almost every Combat game I have played recently has been one of those two-hour deadlock games due to Grenade Launcher spam. Since there only seems to be one server with Friendly Fire turned on, it happens every game now. When there are more than four marines With GLs, all they do is pump grenades at their feet, or at the CC. To explain this easier, I'll just tell the story of my last 7 games since they were all the same thing on different maps.
All the servers are over ten people btw.(3 Players spawn at a time.)
Once it gets to the point where most people are lvl 4 (The point at which you can get GL.) most marines will get the gl and continuously spam the base to get free kills for any alien that dares enter. Then, when they pump up the GL with Weapon damage, they are able to take out anything that even gets near the spawn or CC. Even with 75% of the marines dead, the next group that spawn has two GL's, and they get their rounds off before they die, they eliminate everything in the room with no consequence. How does this seem fair or even atmospheric. I've seen a whole alien team rush into a marine spawn and ALL die by two marines with GLs. And every time this creates deadlocks, marines sit in base and spam, a few rogue jetpackers try to get out and rush, but in the end, its just a base camp. My solution, since I havent seen much talk about this, is to have GL's due damage to structures if they explode on them or near them. When the spam is limited, marines are forced to go out and reach the alien base instead of get their jollys off shooting grenades in every direction. I think the damage the shooter recieves should be on par with the damage the grenade does, or more.
Grenades are the kill all toy, Webbing, Big Monsters, Small Monsters, Hives, theres no weakness in GLs if theres 6 of them. The only way to stop it is server enabled Friendly Fire Games, which are non-existant. Now as far as I see, these deadlocks are because marines have the ability to sit in base and hide behind walls of grenade spam. FORCE them to go out, makes them get armor upgrades, anything to stop them from base camp. PLEASE