While many Fortnite pros have been vocal about their dislike of Fortnite’s new Glider Re-deploy mechanic, Team SoloMid’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani looks to have come around on it.
One of the most vocal members in the Fortnite community, it was only a matter of time before Myth gave his thoughts on the Glider Re-deploy system that was added to the game with the V6.20 update on October 24.
In a lengthy discussion with fans and other players on Twitter, Myth has made it clear that he sees more good than bad with the controversial mechanic.
He gets the conversation started by sharing what he likes about the mechanic, saying that “it’s one of the better additions to the game” since it creates a dilemma for players.
So after we've had a bit more time for glider redeploy, how do you feel about then?— Myth (@TSM_Myth) November 7, 2018
I think they are one of the better additions to the game. When people want to disengage they trade mobility for vulnerability and it's better than having the person waste mats on turtling.
This has been one of the major sticking points for many players since the ease of disengaging from fights is sometimes seen as a negative since it could eventually lead to a waste of materials if one person can simply glide away.
More users sounded off in the replies to the original Tweet about such a scenario where a player is able to escape with very little HP, but Myth was very blunt is pointing out that not being able to shoot an enemy gliding away is a “flaw as a player.”
If I don't see someone glide away that is my flaw as a player, I failed to do basic tracking techniques while building. About 99% of the time you can get shots on people that use redeploy. https://t.co/yaewxKptAr— Myth (@TSM_Myth) November 7, 2018
Myth even managed to sneak in the popular “This ain’t it, chief” meme while responding to one concerned user.
You got someone to 1hp and weren't able to hit a single AR/SMG shot?— Myth (@TSM_Myth) November 7, 2018
Idk fam chief just called though
This ain't it. https://t.co/n6tyIGuJiu
Multiple pros also responded to the initial tweet and most seemed to agree that it was a solid addition to the game.
100 Thieves pro 'Kenith'
Regardless of what anyone thinks, definitely encourages engaging more, and also make pubs a billion times funner. People that say you’re no longer punished for getting third party knocked out need to relisten to themselves. Why should you get punished from a dude that far out 1/2— 100T Kenith (@kenith) November 7, 2018
100 Thieves pro Archie 'Parallax' Shrader
Best addition by far. There are positives and negatives to anything added, but the positives outweigh the negatives with this addition. Less server lag (less mats used on rotation). More build fights. Easy aim practice. No RNG for rotations either (launchpad droprate).— 100T Parallax (@100T_Parallax) November 7, 2018
Cloud9 pro Nicholas 'Zoof' Zufan
I think it encourages players to constantly keep the pressure on someone to try and end a fight quickly.— C9 Zoof (@zoof) November 7, 2018
At the end of the day, Myth looks to have chosen to just adapt to the mechanic that looks to be here to stay rather than trying to speak out and get it removed.
Given that Epic Games just doubled down on the mechanic in a Reddit post on October 31, Myth’s approach seems like the best route to go on this one.