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unused abilities?


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thetehnoob
01.03.2012 , 04:16 PM | #1
i was wondering if there are any abilities you don't have on your quick slots?i running out of space and wanted to know if i cant take of stuff i don't use very much,like corrosive dart,ect....

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sohokerv
01.03.2012 , 04:21 PM | #2
in game press ESC , select preferences, then select User interface
a section will come up that says Quickbars
if you tick enable left and enable right quickslot and then apply
you should get extra bars come up at both edges of your screen

i put the attacks i use more for close combat and pve on one side and the buffs and heals etc on the other side
and keep my main and most used attacks in the center

hope that helps
/FLAIL /LICK /FLAIL /FLAIL /LICK ... ohhh yeahhhh

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thetehnoob
01.03.2012 , 04:27 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by sohokerv View Post
in game press ESC , select preferences, then select User interface
a section will come up that says Quickbars
if you tick enable left and enable right quickslot and then apply
you should get extra bars come up at both edges of your screen

i put the attacks i use more for close combat and pve on one side and the buffs and heals etc on the other side
and keep my main and most used attacks in the center

hope that helps
i have all the quick bars up,im just running out of keys,right now im using stuff like page up,in the next few levels ill run out of keys there...

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sohokerv
01.03.2012 , 04:38 PM | #4
hehe oki im just level 33 and seem to be coping for now

i guess you will have to consider your strategies and the type of situation you get in to

eg: if you dont pvp and normaly hunt in a group your less likley to need legshot

or if you mainly hunt champions and elites with large health points you will likely need poison dart as useless as it seems on small enemies

at the end of the day remember you dont have to use a skill or even train it just because its available

i mean i mainly use the same 5 shots and the rest of the attacks only in special situations
/FLAIL /LICK /FLAIL /FLAIL /LICK ... ohhh yeahhhh

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Laiov
01.03.2012 , 05:15 PM | #5
Level 50 sniper (marksmanship) here. I find that I actually need to use everything on a regular basis in PvE, with the exception of Corrosive Dart and Slice Droid. But you probably want the dart if you're going to do any kiting or PvP and Slice Droid can be useful in heroics.

Between the class talents and stuff like relics, medpacs and stims, I find that I use every open bar slot and that it's just enough space. If I were to get even one more active ability, I'd have a problem. So I hope they increase bar space by the next expansion (I can't use that disorienting cover bar).

You can save a couple of slots by taking the rez spells off of your bar, if you haven't already, since these can be activated directly by right-clicking on a corpse in game.
Main: 55 Sorcerer @ The Shadowlands
Origin: 50 Sniper @ Thana Vesh

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thetehnoob
01.03.2012 , 05:23 PM | #6
are you using stuff like,f1-f12,and shift/ctrl modifiers?
edit: is there a way to turn cover bar off permanently?i turn it off but it comes back every 5-10 minutes

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Laiov
01.03.2012 , 05:33 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by thetehnoob View Post
are you using stuff like,f1-f12,and shift/ctrl modifiers?
I use the keypad on the right side of the board rather than the letter keys, so I only use the four closest function keys, and I'm using insert, del, home, end, page up / down and so forth. I don't use modifiers, but I probably will once I'm more comfortable with the scenarios.

I play with an inverted mouse also, so don't take my binding advice.



Quote: Originally Posted by thetehnoob View Post
edit: is there a way to turn cover bar off permanently?i turn it off but it comes back every 5-10 minutes
It's bugged. You have to disable it every time you change planets or log. Forgetting to do so has nearly killed me on several occasions.
Main: 55 Sorcerer @ The Shadowlands
Origin: 50 Sniper @ Thana Vesh

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Anelyn
01.03.2012 , 06:13 PM | #8
Eviscerate and Headshot followed by Shiv.

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iMakesh
01.03.2012 , 06:19 PM | #9
I'm also running out of space, I have small hands so can't have so many keybinds. :/
I think I'm all good though when I unbind certain abilites I only use in PvE, like Splice Droid, Countermeasures and Advanced Recon. Will probably unbind Supressive Fire aswell because I never use it in PvP.

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Laiov
01.03.2012 , 06:47 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Anelyn View Post
Headshot
Fail. Headshot uses no energy and combos with Explosive Probe or Fragmentation Grenade. You should be using this whenever you use one of those, which, in the case of the probe, is whenever it's up.

Eviscerate is also very useful in combination with Debilitate and Shiv when you've got an add on you in that this sequence will often kill the add outright (unless it's strong), albeit less essential than Headshot. To some extent, use of these three melee abilities is a matter of situation and choice, but Headshot really isn't.
Main: 55 Sorcerer @ The Shadowlands
Origin: 50 Sniper @ Thana Vesh