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Lack of Tank / Healer - Dual Spec would help

Nellise's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 12:36 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by vanderin View Post
NO NO NO NO the class you picked with the spec you picked. if you do not like your spec...respec...
I'm pretty sure most people do respec. All dual spec does is make it less annoying to do so by not making you trek back to the fleet and redo your bars/keybinds. The cost on respeccing resets every week, so Bioware obviously isn't against doing it often.

exphryl's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 12:36 PM | #12
I love Dual Spec, I do. I have always utilized it.

However, it's asinine that a majority of these posts entail "WE NEED MORE HEALS AND TANKS".

I don't think you've played a game with Dual Spec. It doesn't work that way. People don't Tank or Heal, because they don't want the responsibility to Tank or Heal.

Sure some will properly do to roles, but I'd wager would have PvE and then a PvP Spec.

Don't fool yourself in to thinking that Dual Spec fixes the fact you can't find a person to fill your group.

mangosmash's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 12:38 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by exphryl View Post
Don't fool yourself in to thinking that Dual Spec fixes the fact you can't find a person to fill your group.
Hey.. Someone with common sense. Hello, will you be my friend?

Tren's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 12:43 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by DrSensimilla View Post
Hello Bioware Team,

first of all a big Gratz to this fantastic game. The story telling game with the possibility to group up or do all alone is fantastic.

But when it comes to FP's, then the horror of other MMO's come true again.

You wait, searching for Tank / Healer only to see, you have to go back leveling after one hour search.
I dont know if this changes if you get 50, as I am 26 atm, but in this low level area it is a big problem.

So why is there a need for a tank / Healer in low level FP's or why are there no Dual Specs, so the ppl can reskill to Tank/Healer for the FP.
Leveling as Tank / Healer is for the most ppl no way, as you need twice the time of a damage dealer spec.
Incidentally, you don't need an actual TANK to tank the low level normal mode FP's. I'm a DPS commando & I effectively tanked everything up through & including Cademimu at level (quests still yellow) for my guild. Mandalorian Raiders had a couple of dicey spots, everything else was very manageable. I have no experience with DPS-specced healers trying to heal an FP so can't say anything there.
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Xarem's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 01:12 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Mavery View Post
So giving healers and tanks a modicum of DPS equates casuality?

Give me a break.

So say I, as a tank, have two sets of gear and I'm trying to form a group. I find a healer and DPS. I can't find another DPS but there's a tank willing to go. But the ability for me to change specs and swap out gear is "casual."? Is it "hardcore" to continue spamming for DPS for an hour in fleet and planet channels (yes I've had to do this).

Ok there...
This is why this is a MMORPG, notice the Role playing tag. When you play an rpg (FF1) for example, do you create a party with 4 white mages and then ***** because the game didnt let you also be a healer and a tank? No, you pick one role and you commit yourself to being the best at that role you can be.

Now I understand that being a MMO that requires diversity and if you cant find it thats a bummer. As someone who played FFXI and maxed two jobs I know probably better then 80% of the people on this forum what its like to sit in Juno and spam for multiple hours for a group

But thats why its important to get a solid group (read guild) of common and diverse players or a static group

Lastly, the majority of the game still is not level 50, there are much more 50's out there yes; However, if this were 2 weeks ago everyonse response would have been "HURR DURR YOU RUSHED TO 50 DEAL WITH IT" well now its your turn to "deal with it" while more 50's show up, eventually everyone will be 50 and everyone will be doing HM's all day long