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GCD Merc threat drop

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Chorusgirl
10.17.2012 , 09:53 PM | #1
So I just switched to arsenal DPS spec on my Merc after playing for almost a year as a healer. This is a pretty big deal for Arsenal Mercs that are participated in PVE.

***our threat drop is affected by GCD.....***

Snipers threat drop is off the GCD
Sorcs threat drop is off the GCD
Marauders threat drop is off the GCD


I'm sure I'm not the first person to bring this up...is this a bug or what?
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Insanooo
10.17.2012 , 10:00 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Chorusgirl View Post
So I just switched to arsenal DPS spec on my Merc after playing for almost a year as a healer.

***our threat drop is affected by GCD.....***

Snipers threat drop is off the GCD
Sorcs threat drop is off the GCD
Marauders threat drop is off the GCD


I'm sure I'm not the first person to bring this up...is this a bug or what?
Yes it's unfair that we have a GCD threat drop
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Varye
10.18.2012 , 09:37 AM | #3
Damn, poor Mercs, having a threat drop on the gcd. We Guardians are sure lucky to have one that not only costs resource, but continues to deplete our resource bar if we don't cancel it by searching our buffbar for it and hoping to not accidentaly cancel our stim or something.
And weee, Powertechs dont even have a threat drop, isn't that so much better than having one on the gcd?

Bottom line: Different classes differ.

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crazyBE
10.18.2012 , 11:44 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Varye View Post
Damn, poor Mercs, having a threat drop on the gcd. We Guardians are sure lucky to have one that not only costs resource, but continues to deplete our resource bar if we don't cancel it by searching our buffbar for it and hoping to not accidentaly cancel our stim or something.
And weee, Powertechs dont even have a threat drop, isn't that so much better than having one on the gcd?

Bottom line: Different classes differ.
You forgot to mention sins have no threat drop either. (and no combat stealth is NOT a threat drop, you completely exit combat)
Sin, Jugg, PT ... notice a connection?
They're all the classes that have a tank spec.
You don't get a threat drop because you get a taunt instead.

Also my commando threat drop doesn't seem to be on my GCD so I guess it's a bug for mercs.

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IrishTR
10.18.2012 , 05:37 PM | #5
Juggs have Enraged Defenses that dumps threat...
Sins can use force cloak to dump threat just like Maras use Force Camo to drop threat...

PTs though have zero means to dump threat...

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Varye
10.18.2012 , 05:57 PM | #6
Exiting combat is a awesome threatdrop.
Why should advanced classes that are able to tank not get a threat drop? Even though two of them already have one? Taunt does the exact opposite of what the dd-specced folks want, ie lowering your threat.

I don't want it to change, dont get me wrong, I'm just pointing out that classes dont need to have every tool that is available to other classes. If you worry about threat in an operation, there are at least 7 other people around, interact with your fellow raiders.

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Chorusgirl
10.19.2012 , 07:36 PM | #7
I'm more concerned that if 5 other classes (including republic sides) have their threat drop that isn't affected by GCD, why is it that only imperial side bounty hunters are affected by this? I'm not saying anything about PT's lack of threat drop...that's a whole other can of worms. But it's pretty ridiculous that the mirror classes between factions aren't similar in this GCD on their threat drop.
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KeyboardNinja
10.21.2012 , 11:34 PM | #8
This is very strange to me. I play a commando healer and I use my agro drop all the time between heals. If it were on the GCD, I would absolutely know it. If the merc agro drop is in fact on the GCD, it's gotta be a bug.
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