Thread: Cover Fix
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02.29.2012 , 06:56 AM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgZoeller View Post

I'll gladly clear this up for you. The official word would be this:

There are two major benefits from cover (in addition to various skills on the Gunslinger/Sniper that make cover an integral part of their gameplay).

(1) People cannot hit you with most ranged attacks while you have cover against them (as in: you are crouched behind an object that breaks line of sight). It does not matter if you used 'Take Cover' or 'Crouch' to get behind the object, the net result is the same. This benefit is available to both the Sniper/Gunslinger and the Scoundrel/Operative and players that remember to take advantage of it can avoid a lot of incoming damage, at least against ranged classes.

(2) Cover screen and Hold Position on the Sniper/Gunslinger Advanced class.

This is a passive ability granted at level 10 upon choosing this advanced class. It creates that small energy shield in front of the player and gives them a 20% ranged defense boost against attacks from any direction.

Ranged defense is used to determine if a target can hit you with a ranged weapon. The higher your ranged defense, the higher the attacker's accuracy must be to compensate. The bigger the difference in your favor, the more likely enemies will miss. (It's a common misconception that 100% accuracy means you hit 100% of the time.) Other factors such as level difference, etc. also come into play of course, but that's it in a nutshell.

Additionally, hold position makes the character immune to interrupts and ability pushback (i.e. activation time increasing when taking damage).

Benefit (1) can be cancelled by simply walking around the target and shooting them in the back (or using melee attacks)

Benefit (2) is active 360 degrees around the target and requires your target to knock you out of cover to be cancelled.

Hope that clears it up.

-- Georg
Thanks for the info GZ! I never thought to use crouch to hide behind something. I have been waiting for "gumby" to show up or just "take cover in place". This will come in handy as i am in the mountains in Belsavus, usually fighting 4 - 6 mobs at a time when not in the tunnels. Yep ... i kill as much as possible, figure it's a good way to practice some strats for fighting.

I have noticed that when you are moving up on some mobs, "gumby" pops up in a suggested place or two for cover. other times, or most of the time, no "gumby". Would be nice if when you targeted a mob, "gumby" would pop up in a desired location. Is that possible, or is that too much "hand holding"?

One more question ... why doesn't "gumby" show up more often than he currently does? Thanks in advance!