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A REAL Solution to gear imbalance in level 50 Warzones

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A REAL Solution to gear imbalance in level 50 Warzones

ktkenshinx's Avatar

01.16.2013 , 11:03 AM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by LibertySol View Post
To the people that keep posting about how it only takes a bit of time to get it on my server Imps lose most of the time. I also have a job and a plethora of other responsibilities. Plenty of people are in a similar situation. When I do get to play it takes forever to get any amount of commendations. So no it'll take forever just to get a full set of War Hero.

The OP is totally right. PvP should be more about skill and less about gear. I think BioWare is thinking the same thing too. The game shouldn't have massive gaps between players that makes it less about skill and strategy and more about gear. I'm not sure what needs to happen but TOR PvP needs a smaller gap.
The gap is tiny right now. I understand that you don't have a lot of time. I don't either. A lot of players don't. But it just doesn't take very long to get gear these days. Let's just assume that you have enough time to get in 3 WZs per day, winning 1 and losing 2 on average. Let's also assume that you can complete the weekly in 7 days by sneaking in 2 more wins over the course of a week.

I am also going to assume that you are earning well below average commendations: 100 for a win and 60 for a loss. To be honest, earning 100 for a win is pretty awful, and you really need to be getting more. It isn't that hard under the new medal system. So with all that factored in, how does that work for our weekly commendation income?

1x Weekly
300 Ranked
300 WZ

7x Daily
700 Ranked
700 WZ

9x wins
900 Comms

14x losses
840 Comms

1000 Ranked WZ Commendations
2740 WZ Commendations

That is a lot of weekly commendations in an extremely conservative estimate. In one week, that lets you purchase the following:
2 Relics (550 each / 1100 total)
2 Implants (625 each / 1250 total)
1 Earpiece (625)

At that rate, you would have full WH in no more than 3 weeks.

Now, you mentioned that "it takes forever to get any amount of commendations" when you are playing in a WZ. This is a big alarm bell for me. It really isn't that hard to get commendations if you are trying to win and are remotely decent at the game. You earn 2 medals just by earning 500 attacker and defender points. You earn another medal for dealing a laughable 75k damage. You earn another medal for killing just 10 enemies. That puts you halfway to the 8 medals you want, the remainder of which should be super easy to get either by defending, tanking, healing, or attacking.

If you are having such a hard time earning commendations, you might need to get better at PvP. I haven't played with you so I don't want to judge you, but just based on what you said about earning commendations, your problem might not be with gear but with skill.
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seefouruno's Avatar

01.16.2013 , 06:18 PM | #42
Let me say this again: WHEN I WAS GEARING MY GUNSLINGER, THEY WERE ALREADY LEVEL 50! I had ZERO comms to buy anything and had to start from scratch. (oddly enough, i was in pretty much full champion), as i had just started to play them again. It took a long time to gear back up. Just because it is easy to physically obtain warzone comms doesn't mean it is quick. It also makes me want to poke my eyes out with a spork when I post in a different thread and specifically say "I save Warzone comms to 2750 and RWZ comms to 4500" and people say things like "well thought out post" and here i don't say that and get flamed. Yes, i know that people want to be the cool kids when they are fully geared up. HOWEVER<, that doesn't mean you should have the right to have like 5K more health than them, if they just improved the stats and gave free BLUE augments, they still wouldn't have the expertise, but they could at least HELP in a warzone. Some of the players are hypocrites, as they are the same people who complain about having recruit geared players in their warzones, and they quote "can't do anything because they have no gear".

seefouruno's Avatar

01.16.2013 , 06:21 PM | #43
Also, I pretty much always get 8+ medals in a warzone. It's not a skill thing. I have dueled one of the best scoundrel healers on my server back when i was on rubat crystal and beat them consistently. It is more about the fact that it makes it really hard to gear alts due to how frustrating it can be to gear them up.

TalonKorr's Avatar

01.16.2013 , 07:27 PM | #44
Anyone who tells you to cap ranked warzone comms and regular warzone comms before hitting 50 is wrong. There are only so many comms you can carry and you're going to want that min/maxed War Hero right away. Instead, do this.

Purchase a 900 comm weapon from the weapon vendor right next to the PvP terminals. It has a two hour played time timer on it, as in, two hours logged in and it binds. After an hour of PvP, sell the weapon back to the vendor, receive your 900 comms back, buy the weapon again, refresh the timer. The timer only ticks while you're logged in, so no worries there as long as you just PvP and you're anal about the timers. Keep buying weapons, keep cycling them, over and over. When I dinged 50 on my Sentinel not long ago I had something like 50 weapons in my inventory, by selling these back to the weapon vendor I was able to fully Min/Max myself in WH before I stepped foot in a 50 Warzone, as well as pick up my EWH MH and get a big chunk done on my OH.

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