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BW, do you ever plan on addressing DPS Mercs/Commandos PvP-wise?

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BW, do you ever plan on addressing DPS Mercs/Commandos PvP-wise?
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T-Assassin
01.31.2013 , 03:54 PM | #961
page 3 is unaaceptable. especially, after that stupid OW marauder video.

Class balance in MMOs with PvP is always a hot topic – how do you and your team approach it?

Lots of feedback from players, lots of theorycrafting, and a lot of playtesting. We feel like for the most part our class balance is pretty good, but it will never be perfect. We will always strive for better balance and making the classes more enjoyable, though it is a never-ending process of improvement.

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cashogy_reborn
01.31.2013 , 03:56 PM | #962
Quote: Originally Posted by T-Assassin View Post
page 3 is unaaceptable. especially, after that stupid OW marauder video.

Class balance in MMOs with PvP is always a hot topic – how do you and your team approach it?

Lots of feedback from players, lots of theorycrafting, and a lot of playtesting. We feel like for the most part our class balance is pretty good, but it will never be perfect. We will always strive for better balance and making the classes more enjoyable, though it is a never-ending process of improvement.

ugh, that quote almost makes me want to drive to austin and gibbs-slap that man. almost....
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toesterman
01.31.2013 , 04:10 PM | #963
Here are some of my personal achievements as a commando. Althought i dont necesarrily see anything wrong, i am on the same boat as you guys. Commando DPS in pvp, is subpar compared to every other class. NO defensive manuverabilty what so ever.

http://smg.beta.photobucket.com/user.../library/swtor

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Henu
01.31.2013 , 04:58 PM | #964
Quote: Originally Posted by toesterman View Post
Here are some of my personal achievements as a commando. Althought i dont necesarrily see anything wrong, i am on the same boat as you guys. Commando DPS in pvp, is subpar compared to every other class. NO defensive manuverabilty what so ever.

http://smg.beta.photobucket.com/user.../library/swtor
Its not DPS its manuverabilty.

try limit your abilities, eg on my Arsenal i use TM and unload as my ONLY cast/channel abilities, this frees me up to move around more. Try relying on HSM, sticky nade, rocket, rail shot and RAPID FIRE (heaps of players dont use this as much)
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Kajuana
01.31.2013 , 10:10 PM | #965
Quote: Originally Posted by Henu View Post
Its not DPS its manuverabilty.
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Commando DPS is fine.
It's their ability to have the slightest chance to survive wet noodle attacks that needs looking into.
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Macroeconomics
01.31.2013 , 11:03 PM | #966
Quote: Originally Posted by Kajuana View Post
^
Commando DPS is fine.
It's their ability to have the slightest chance to survive wet noodle attacks that needs looking into.
No, even in high survivability environments like a static Voidstar (0-0), where death is rare, the top melee dps will score about 50% greater damage than a Merc dps. Sorc/Sage dps is about 25% higher. Even operative dps is about 10% higher. Merc dps damage output sucks at the top skill levels. And it has the lowest survivability. And the lowest utility.

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TheOgJediCouncil
02.01.2013 , 12:35 AM | #967
this is a really good post filled with great ideas for mercs. nice job

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Individual
02.01.2013 , 02:25 AM | #968
would be nice if powershot was an instant cast and worked like flameburst.

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NoTomorrow
02.01.2013 , 03:17 AM | #969
Quote: Originally Posted by Individual View Post
would be nice if powershot was an instant cast and worked like flameburst.
you could use something that would proc an isntant shot once in a while, like we snipers have snap shot for instacast snipes.
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Amebia
02.01.2013 , 04:37 AM | #970
For some reason it feels like other classes have vested interests in the most likely upcoming commando buffs.
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