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Which classes are gear dependent?

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Which classes are gear dependent?

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Soultyr
02.10.2012 , 01:51 PM | #1
Originally I proposed an idea in another thread of having 2 pvp brackets, (geared and ungeared). (Ungeared- No gear bonus, Geared- any gear bonus) A member of the community mentioned that it would not work since some classes are gear dependent.

Which classes are gear dependent? Making a class gear dependent makes no sense to me at least.

List what classes you think are gear dependent and why.

So far
Sage dependent on gear for damage abilities for defense and escape.
Sent/Mau dependent on gear for damage abilities for defense and mobility.
Agents dependent on gear for damage abilites for defense and escape.
[Because Sometimes its not] [But your still paranoid anyway]

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Soultyr
02.10.2012 , 02:18 PM | #2
Bump:
[Because Sometimes its not] [But your still paranoid anyway]

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Malice_Nihilim
02.10.2012 , 02:19 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Soultyr View Post
Originally I proposed an idea in another thread of having 2 pvp brackets, (geared and ungeared). (Ungeared- No gear bonus, Geared- any gear bonus) A member of the community mentioned that it would not work since some classes are gear dependent.

Which classes are gear dependent? Making a class gear dependent makes no sense to me at least.
Simple answer, all classes are gear dependent in this game.
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Fidopro
02.10.2012 , 02:19 PM | #4
Most gear dependent :: operative


Least gear dependent :: sorc

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Soultyr
02.10.2012 , 02:27 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Fidopro View Post
Most gear dependent :: operative


Least gear dependent :: sorc
In terms of what damage output? Health? poetic literature?


From my experience all classes are equally dependent and balanced without gear, though I wanted to see what other members of the community thought on this topic.
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Thundartwothree
02.10.2012 , 02:33 PM | #6
Sent/Mara's are very gear dependent, the ACs are very late bloomers aswell.

Being gear dependent isnt always bad. In the case of some, they trade being weak early on and very strong late game. Some classes rely less on gear and more on straight leveling and ability ranks. What TOR did was mash these 2 ideals together, while it may work on paper its frustrating to say the least in practice.

I'm not very keen on having anyone be gear dependent, but this is an MMO and the gear grind will pretty much be in every game in the genre.
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DestyOwn
02.10.2012 , 02:35 PM | #7
Sniper... you will die in 2 seconds, and you will do 0 damage.

Mara...

the two classes that has the most NORMAL ATTACKS WHICH ISNT TECH

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Soultyr
02.10.2012 , 02:40 PM | #8
So far

Gear dependent: Agent/Smuggler, Sent/Mau, Sage (Damage)

Sages are dependent on gear for damage not defense (abilities)
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maradigamer
02.10.2012 , 02:43 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Fidopro View Post
Most gear dependent :: operative


Least gear dependent :: sorc
This lines up very well with what I've been seeing in warzones where as time goes on, less sorcerers, more ops, snipers (also very gear dependent, imo) and melee classes (again, gear dependent). I'm starting to think the over abundance of sorcerers had little to do with any OPness perception and more to do with smart players looking for a good first class to level to max and then use to gear up their alts.

Of course, I'm not so smart, I gave up my sorc to try just about everything else, and now I'm in a gearless hell full of level 30 gimp alts.

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Soultyr
02.10.2012 , 03:19 PM | #10
Bumping.
[Because Sometimes its not] [But your still paranoid anyway]

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