its actually the one weapon i always go back to.It needs to be well past level 20 to be good, but once it gets there, I never have a problem just grouping up enemies (mind you i use mag), and slide attack spamming. Its very efficient. esp if you use weapons that run through ammo like grakata. If you cant slide spam that well,try going into options, and changing ur shift key to toggle sprinting instead. it helped me tons.
I've had a tremendous amount of difficulty making this weapon compare to others. It's functional, true; With careful use of my abilities, enemy placement, and unique maneuvers, I can execute foes with [relative] ease. But in the time it takes to set up ideal attack situations or use the bo to its full potential, I could much more easily utilize a fast-attack build or charge-attack build weapon to much more effectively, efficiently, and quickly dispatch the same groups of foes without the use of powers or careful grouping or maneuvers.
I have no doubt that there are players who enjoy the use of this weapon, but it's silly to try to argue that a weapon that requires so much work to make it effective has any real comparison with naturally more potent weapons.
Just because I can eventually beat a nail into place with a bottle doesn't make the bottle as effective as a hammer.