Ok, I might have been wrong about the lack of degradation. There has been a serious disturbance in the force. i'm back to my old style of play and i'm getting pwaned like a little bitch by level 6 begginers.
Perfect case in point: I was just playing Brooklyn and a guy was coming at me so I tried to snipe him at near point blank, missed and got some poor guy on the other end of the map (literally) and the miss is what got me killed xD
It is not the first time I've seen weird things happen. Some online games sometimes get so corrupted, abandoned or exploited that new communities grow in them with other mentalities o.o specially in Pay to Win games