, 02:12 PM
copied from another post:
the suggestions you make *would not* help. the instant Power Shot debate has already run its course. click the link in the OP for the original thread if you care to read it all.
Merc =/= sniper. if you want Sniper's ranged mechanics, they already have a class for that. there is no point doing a complete makeover of Merc to make it into a Sniper with dual pistols. it would be more effective to allow Merc to re-choose their class and become a sniper straight out.
i welcome you to disagree with my ideas. such disagreements have greatly changed these suggestions from what they originally were (and improved them imo). but you need to actually defend your argument.
it's silly...the EXACT same spec, EXACT same abilities. difference is the casting vs. range. (and to be quite honest, the damage. PS vs FB/IP. FB/IP procs CDC, so on a crit you can easily achieve 3k+ hit, mostly unmitigated)
i don't know how else to say this:
why the exact same spec is better (PT/VG) from one spec to another (Merc/Comm) in PvP (and PvE!) is: uniterruptable, BURST damage.
ask yourself this:
when a SW/JK monkey jumps to a Merc, he's dead. when the same SW/JK jumps to a PT/VG he's not.
because the PT/VG can actually kite AND do damage with his uniterruptable, instant, spammable, CGC procing, elemental damage, 100% snaring, 1.5-3.5k damaging attack.
what does the Merc do? ---> kb/interrupt/stun and spam rapid shot. weak ol' weapons damage...awesome.
it's not the utility. (taunts vs. heals, grapple vs. mezz) throw it out the window. those are preference choices, imo. i play both, and i prefer the Mercs cleanse, KB, mezz, and heals.
but, the PT/VG has DPS...
uninterruptable, elemental, instant, good damage, CGC proc'ing, 100% snaring, BURST damage.
casting and kiting, oxymoron. and without jump immunity, uninterruptable, instant, burst damage, Mercs will always be dominated in PvP, with the current classes.
that is just my point of view, for the way i play Merc (pyro/Firebug :P ).
*EDIT* oh...and RS/HIB armor pen, and FB/IP is Tech based.
it's not that i don't disagree with some, or even all, of the ideas.
i just feel there is a better chance using already in-game abilities, AC choices, and skills instead of more need for programming, testing, excuses, false hope, etc.
i'm really just amazed, since i've recently put the actaul time on my VG, how the classes are so similar, yet completely different.
i use almost the exact same rotation, yet my VG can stay moving AND his DPS is 200 pts higher versus my Merc in an IDEAL casting situation...
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