All the way back in 2019, Rare removed/fixed the DG quick swap saying "We do not want a 1 shot mechanic in our game" and yet... Here we are almost 2 years later with blundy being the best main weapon in the game.
Rare 2019 Update Video, about DG & 1 shot mechanic
DROP THE DAMAGE TO: 90%, still scary in boarding, helps new players, removes 1 shot bs.
There is no skill in a 1 shot or as many claim good way to evade a 1 shot by "just dodging & using blunderbombs lm@0 u bad git gud", it does not help new players as many claim. Hard truth but sadly new players wont be winning those pvp fights against experienced players in any situation even if they use the blunder. And can you guess what those sweat-lords are gonna be using to spawn camp said noobs?
New players don't have the situational awareness to save them from more experienced pirates far before the ships have even gotten within canon range. Noobs upon getting ambushed currently have to deal with (X) amount of players on their ship who can & will 1 shot them back to the ferryman every single time they respawn. Until they scuttle/sink or quit the game to never return.
1 shot mechanics do not help any player & only the players who abuse said mechanic don't want it removed & cry about "but! but! but! it helps muh new players!".
You know what weapon combo I see 99% of NEW PLAYERS using.
Sword+Flintlock ! Not Blunderbuss, not Eye of Reach.