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01.09.2013 , 09:31 PM | #107
Quote: Originally Posted by Okamakiri View Post
Dick measuring contests on PVP scoreboards, skewed by loads of AoE, CC, knockbacks, etc. =/= DPS. When discussing actual DPS capability of a class, the only sources that count are PVE parses from top players in the game:

As you can see, the top DPS classes in the game are Sniper/GS, Mara/Sent, PT/VG, followed closely by Mercs, then the others.

Mercs do NOT need a DPS buff, only a buff to their ability to perform that DPS under pressure. Some of the suggestions in this thread would address that, although I feel they're overblown.

First off, R&G should only apply to Trace Missile/Power Shot IMO. Instant heals on DPS specs are not balanced no matter how you try to justify it. Second, I don't feel it's appropriate on Rocket Punch/Stockstrike. You're giving way too much utility to a single ability: high dmg, knockback, root AND insta cast on next 3 abilities? Way too good. I support returning the knockback to RP/SS in addition to existing root, but I think R&G should be tied to another ability, like Jet Boost. JB's cooldown would also nicely control how often R&G can be applied so you wouldn't have to have that clunky mechanic added on top of the talent that prevents it from proccing more often than every 20 seconds.

Second, dispelling all types of debuffs should not exist on any class. Certain specs are already completely useless in competitive PVP (Annihilation/Watchmen) due to dispells, we do not need to make it even worse.
what i can say on the subject, having both a 50 Merc and VG (pyro/assault) is they are NOWHERE NEAR CLOSE.

not only does my VG do ~200+ DPS in the EXACT SAME gear, he does it while moving non-stop, kiting, jumping, running. things that are the pillar of excellent PvP'rs.

While my Merc is quite capable in PvE, my VG does it better thru elemental damage, increased AP on RS/HiB, and the ability to produce 1800+ DPS while remaining mobile. i.e. TFB, where moving and positioning is vital.

instant, uniterruptable casting...

until Mercs/Commandos get that, they will always be fodder to mobile DPS classes.

sniper's not mobile? they are also not interrupable, get +defense in cover, and have many tools, when put in the right hands, that they can produce better DPS than Merc while mobile.

i've been playing my VG for about 2-3 weeks, and i'm already on a few TORPARSE leaderboards in 61's...well ahead of most Mercs/commandos.

to ignore the facts is plain ignorance. i've proven this thru hundreds of parses, in the EXACT SAME GEAR (see above) that VG out performs Merc. (i've played Merc since early beta)

so, DPS is not fine.
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