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Commandos with Blaster Rifles

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Lionflash
02.08.2013 , 09:10 AM | #1
Hear me out. I'm not talking about bads who don't understand that assault cannons are better, or using one while you are leveling because it has better stats.

I'm talking last night I saw someone in PVP with one and it really threw me off. I was playing my tank and I'm looking for someone to guard and I notice this Trooper with a blaster rifle healing people. And it made me think...

Genius... I have a Healing Sorcerer, and I bought him some sith Cartel Coin armor cause I don't like him wearing dresses and I noticed I can be overlooked for a Juggernaut. A lot of people who see a dress wearing, assault cannon weilding, dual blaster bounty hunter and instantly mark them and kill 'em.

So my question is... does anybody else hide their combat roll by switching how they look?

Body Type 3 Sorcerer in Juggernaut armor trying not to look like a healer.
Body type 1 female Vanguard: Shield Specialist in lightweight looking armor trying to not look like a tank.
Blaster Rifle weidling Commando trying to not look like a healer.

I've been trying this whole 'Hide in Plain Sight' thing with my Sorcerer who looks like a Jugg. I try and heal in melee instead of 30ft. away (sometimes throw in some 'Double Strike' for flair) just too see how some people aren't paying attention. Depends on how observant they are. Those green channeling icons give me away.

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Joesixxpack
02.08.2013 , 09:37 AM | #2
Sort of, with a few in sub-50 I've equipped stuff like red crystals for pub, green for imp, generic or opp. faction looking gear. Haven't tried another AC's MH.

Only toon it's worked often with is my Sin if there was a messy zergfest and nameplates didn't stand out. Usually could spread a lot of damage and get a few executes out of it.
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Keyran-Halcyon
02.08.2013 , 09:47 AM | #3
This might work for regular warzones since they are cluster F's anyways, so most players don't use much strategy. For me I look more at what they are doing then what they are wearing. So if I notice that someone I am burning down is all of a sudden back up to 50% or 100% health, I always stop attacking and start switching targets to find the person casting heals. I will say I have been confused a few times because of the armor they are wearing, but again I focus on what abilities they are casting more.
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Eggsalicious
02.08.2013 , 10:49 AM | #4
'cause when I put on adaptive gear, the icon above my head disappears.

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venomlash
02.08.2013 , 11:07 AM | #5
If a cannon and a rifle have the same mods, the only difference will be in the base damage. Healers don't rely on base damage so much (more on bonus healing and tech power) so it's not AS important as for a DPS commando. That said, you can't use Charged Bolts or Hail of Bolts with a rifle, and you will spend SOME TIME (especially in PvP) attacking instead of healing, so a cannon is always better.
Trying to disguise a Sage/Sorcerer as a Guardian/Juggernaut is feasible, but healmandos spend a lot of time using Hammer Shots to heal, and that green beam is a dead giveaway.
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aVmuse
02.08.2013 , 11:17 AM | #6
You people do realise there are icons above people's head that tells you what class you are. I did have a serious chuckle at trying to hide your sorc in juggernaut styled armour, don't care what your sorc looks likes, if you have the sorc icon, your a sorc and that's all I look for.

Same goes for the commando's doing the rifle trick.

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Joesixxpack
02.08.2013 , 11:23 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by aVmuse View Post
You people do realise there are icons above people's head that tells you what class you are.
^ Why it worked in sub-50 zergs. Attention to even obvious details are.... sketchy.
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Philelectric
02.08.2013 , 11:54 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Lionflash View Post
Hear me out. I'm not talking about bads who don't understand that assault cannons are better, or using one while you are leveling because it has better stats.

I'm talking last night I saw someone in PVP with one and it really threw me off. I was playing my tank and I'm looking for someone to guard and I notice this Trooper with a blaster rifle healing people. And it made me think...

Genius... I have a Healing Sorcerer, and I bought him some sith Cartel Coin armor cause I don't like him wearing dresses and I noticed I can be overlooked for a Juggernaut. A lot of people who see a dress wearing, assault cannon weilding, dual blaster bounty hunter and instantly mark them and kill 'em.

So my question is... does anybody else hide their combat roll by switching how they look?

Body Type 3 Sorcerer in Juggernaut armor trying not to look like a healer.
Body type 1 female Vanguard: Shield Specialist in lightweight looking armor trying to not look like a tank.
Blaster Rifle weidling Commando trying to not look like a healer.

I've been trying this whole 'Hide in Plain Sight' thing with my Sorcerer who looks like a Jugg. I try and heal in melee instead of 30ft. away (sometimes throw in some 'Double Strike' for flair) just too see how some people aren't paying attention. Depends on how observant they are. Those green channeling icons give me away.
A commando healer with a blaster rifle is like a Real life sniper hiding with a ligh orange helmet. They have to use a cyllinder to be good at healing. If you are lured by the look of a character, you are A) not paying attention at all B) Stupid or C) new to the game and dont know a lot about the game.

edit: if a jugg never leap or often have a bubble on him, It might be because its not a jugg. And when I target a jugg and above his name (in the UI where I see the picture of my target) its written Sorcerer, its because its not a jugg.
Guarding a healer is not only the job the the skill ''guard''. It is also your job to stay around the healer to be a plague for the people attacking the healer.

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Technohic
02.08.2013 , 12:37 PM | #9
My sniper pulled the mods from his war hero chest piece and put it in a marauder chest piece. As obvious as it is when I still have the big red cover screen and the rifle sticking out, nevermind the name tag; I think it does confuse some people. lol
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wishihadaname
02.08.2013 , 12:38 PM | #10
For the commando using a rifle thing, thats something that I always do as a gunnery commando in lvl 50 pug pvp. That said, its mostly because I hate the look and feel of cannons and most of Gunneries damage is tech (unrelated to weapon damage). Being fully geared I can afford to lose about 100-300 damage on my FA crits. I've also noticed that I get targeted a lot less while using a rifle. As mentioned above, its usually just FOTM smashers and new players that don't catch on to my class, but that's one less person trying to kill me and that alone is beneficial.
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