I am brand new to this forum and joined because I believe I have a solution to, in my opinion, a big issue with this game: the pre-active. Only shots fired that register as a hit on an opponent can be "actived" for a damage boost. I don't know if this has been proposed before, it seems so simple an idea, so if it has I apologize for repeating it or claiming the idea. I doubt this could be implemented in this game, but if there are future installments, which there are bound to be, I can think of no better way to fix pre-actives.
On the note of future Gears, and specifically an inevitable prequel, I don't think the Retro can be balanced, and to keep it as it is would mean, from what I understand; that it would be the only gun available in the Pendulum Wars. It certainly couldn't be changed differently then how it is in this game, but I am probably least knowledgeable of the story outside of the games. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please give your thoughts on either or both "issues" as I believe them to be.