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ArchangelLBC
07.25.2013 , 06:04 PM | #181
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Remember guys, that November timeline just means that is when the Assassin and Commando Representatives put forward their specific top 3. However, they are exact mirrors to the Shadow and the Mercenary which happen 2 months before that:

Friday 9/13 Shadow
Friday 9/13 Mercenary

Don't necessarily just look at your specific class, remember their mirror as the top 3 are likely to be identical. We also plan to encourage one Rep (such as the Shadow) to work hand in hand with their mirror (the Assassin). Also in our responses to each AC we plan to address abilities names for both ACs so folks on both sides can keep track of the answers more easily. Ex: Reference both Maul (Assassin) and Shadow Strike (Shadow).

-eric
Yes and no Eric. One minor or not so minor issue with Commando and Vanguard is that there is currently no way to tell exactly how much ammo we have. On Mercenaries and Bounty hunters you can have your UI tell you exactly how much heat you have, but when the same option is clicked for commandos and vanguards they can see their health as an actual number (i.e. 34423/34423) but never their ammo.

Now this is an issue that a Mercenary would have absolutely no cause to bring up because they can see their actual heat whenever they want to, but assuming this isn't fixed before November I would be leaning very heavily on the Commando representative to fold this into a larger question.

Would you care to comment on this?
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SCHodge
07.25.2013 , 06:26 PM | #182
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
[color=#f9d648] However, they are exact mirrors to the Shadow and the Mercenary which happen 2 months before that:
That's well and good, but you've taken classes are currently playing fine (Snipers/Gunslingers and Sents/Warriors) and put them first, whereas classes with major outstanding issues are pushed to the end (Shadows. Has anyone mentioned we're spikey?)

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CommanderKeeva
07.26.2013 , 02:36 AM | #183
Quote: Originally Posted by MillionsKNives View Post
Yup, doesn't really matter which mirror goes first.

The assassin/shadow is still dead last though. The tinfoil hat in me says they're buying as much time as they can before having to discuss assassin tanks . But I'm not much for wearing foil hats.

What are the big things mercs/commandos need though? Overall they seem to be in decent shape.
Well, Assault Specialist/Pyrotech is a completely useless spec currently that does laughable damage. There is absolutely no reason to ever spec Assault/Pyro now for PvE or PvP.

Combat Medic/Bodyguard healing is just flat-out worse in every way than the other 2 heal specs. It is way too much resource-intesive and you always have to worry about running out of Ammo/Heat.

Gunnery is decent damage-wise but it still has many minor issues. Tech Override/Thermal Sensor Override has a too-long cooldown and most of your skills are still easily interruptible. Even with Advance the Line, you have one of the worst mobility in the game (one of the few ACs that cannot outrun rats in the Dash'roode encounter). Your defensive cooldowns are still very bad, Adrenaline Rush/Kolto Overload is basically worthless.

It's somewhat better than it was before 2.0, but Commandos/Mercs are still very far from becoming as good as Snipers and Gunslingers.
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Heezdedjim
07.26.2013 , 07:00 AM | #184
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,
Friday 8/2 Sniper
Friday 8/2 Sentinel
. . .
Friday 9/13 Shadow
Friday 9/13 Mercenary
Well, on the one hand you put one of the currently most loltastic classes in PvP first. On the other hand, you put the two weakest classes most in need of help at the bottom of the list. This doesn't appear to be an alphabetical list, so I can't help noting that it seems to reflect the unwritten order of precedence that you have stuck to in addressing / neglecting them over time.

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iamthehoyden
07.26.2013 , 08:06 AM | #185
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Friday 8/2 Sniper
Friday 8/2 Sentinel
I know it's minor. Believe me, I know it's a minor thing, but the first thought in my head when I saw this list was 'REALLY?? They're first, again?!'

Ah well, hopefully we'll get some real answers eventually for the classes that actually have issues.
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K_osss
07.26.2013 , 08:35 AM | #186
Woot, Sentinel 8/2

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ElitehunterDS
07.26.2013 , 09:01 AM | #187
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
November?! Seriously Eric? You can't peel more than one person away to speed this up!?
ROFL, after that people ask me why im retiring from the game...
Powertech and SIn should be first on that list. Not to say the class representative is heavy pvp only and will fail to support pve issue about class.
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paowee
07.26.2013 , 03:56 PM | #188
Can look at the glass half empty or half full. The above posts' points are valid but how about this one.. :

Put those classes first to get them out of the way. The other classes might need more time to discuss and carefully pick which 3 questions they want addressed by the devs (come the deadline).
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paowee
07.26.2013 , 04:48 PM | #189
Question: since the sniper community already has their rep, can we start on the questions already?
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ToMyMa
07.27.2013 , 04:10 PM | #190
Quote: Originally Posted by Pistols View Post
I'm only saddened that if these all go well, we won't see any PvE, PvP, Space, Crafting & RP Reps till next year (if they decide to add them).

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