As gimped as it seemed, I used LPL in many of my builds to great effect. It wasn't particularly a bad weapon and as a brawler I found the damage/heat trade-off quite bearable. I avoided MPL's like a plague though, they were beyond saving.
Today, finally we got some buffs. Here you go, straight from the patch notes:
So MPL's and LPL's get much needed range buffs while the LPL also gets a heat buff. This makes LPL quite an all-rounder; 8 heat is definitely very good for what you get and you get to shoot until 700m, allowing you to return mid-long range fire even in a brawler mech.
- Medium Pulse Lasers - Range increase from 180 to 200 Long Range and 360 to 400 Max Range
- Large Pulse Lasers - Range increase from 300 to 350 Long Range and 600 to 700 Max Range, Heat decreased from 8.5 to 8.0.
I'm not sure about the MPL buff though. Additional 40 max range isn't much as the problem with this weapon is not the range, but the tonnage/heat compared to ML's. I think this won't affect the MPL usage much and an additional buff is needed in the future. It could be either reducing the heat to more bearable levels(say 4.5, compared to ML's 4) or a tonnage reduction(which is highly unlikely).
Anyways, today I will be dusting off my Pulseboat Protector which I will be posting next as an LPL buff special.