We didn't have 0.8 lag compensation, so I am not sure where you got the idea that MG "for the most part worked". It's 0 and 1, we didn't have it and now we have it, there's no middle. The reason why it took you 5 seconds to kill someone with std MG is exactly because there's no lag compensation. Here's the numbers for you, std MG used to deal 30 damage at 0.1 sec cycle time with a clipsize of 60. If you found it hard to conceptualize, it's like a BEHR with NO recoil/decaying accuracy and a bigger magazine. Can you imagine if it actaully land its shots like BEHR as well? I did, and I shat my pants, so we decided to pre-nerf them.