Wait there are many who probably will not reply in this thread that swore up and down that FaW was fine. I won't name names but you know who you are. When a well known cruiser pilot saws FaW is the best tactical power for cruiser you know there is a problem. The only thing that mitigates it a little is the KHG but only for a second because the decreased accuracy proc does nothing for FaW users
The screenshot also shows that without FAW it's 97% accurate. Of course it's a bug, but is 3% difference really gamebreaking?
OK this is going to get tricky to explain. Yes, I agree fixing this bug should happen but suggesting that people should abandon FAW or that it should be taboo seem a bit unrealistic.
Current FAW is not Old FAW which was both accurate, hard hitting and long lasting. I'm not a math head but hasn't the duration of all the FAWs been drastically reduced and I'm fairly certain Old FAW's damage was nerfed as well to make current FAW?
Sure, does FAW hurt when you run into a 5 man premade excel or od team using FAW 3 and FAW 2 constantly? Absolutely. But a premade spamming anything hurts (well except for jam sensors).
Abandoning FAW also doesn't make sense when one considers the spam currently in game. Ignoring scorpion fighters and tudoj fighters which I couldn't care less about. Tachyon Drones as well as healing pods are legitimate problems and threats in pvp.
Expecting cruisers to individually target them seem unrealistic and hurtful to Fed teams.
I'm not saying it doesn't merit a fix, I'm saying I'm not sure players should be expected to abstain from it and those whom do should be pilloried.