Net-o-matic, I think most people would agree, has been one of the worst items added to the game in it’s current state. It either needs to have it’s range reduced, usage in lag scenarios addressed, or just removed from the game entirely.
#1: getting netted out of the air and being stuck in combat(with no mobs on you) for long enough for a party to gang up and kill you, just doesn’t feel good.
#2: Net-o-matic doesn’t seem to have any any line of site limitations. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on the other side of an entire mountain and been knocked out of the air and hunted.
#3: the range needs to be shorter and audio warnings more prominent. On many occasions I’ve been netted out of the air with ZERO audio indication and suddenly find myself falling to my death. Again, if lag is a problem with audio indicators and range, perhaps net-o-matic should simply be removed from the game.
Is it fun to net someone out of the air and watch them fall to their death? Yes.
Does it feel good being on the receiving end and having ZERO defense against it? NO
Is the current effective range good for the game? I don’t believe so, the fact that lag and other game factors allow it to work with zero line of sight/range factors, just simply doesn’t feel good.