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Bioware, I am going to fix your silly bolster system.

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Bioware, I am going to fix your silly bolster system.

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gofortheko
01.23.2014 , 12:14 PM | #1
Honestly, expertise should be based on your valor, say everyone has a base 1800 expertise, and for every level of valor you gain 2% expertise per point of valor. At 100 valor you have a max of 2000 expertise. Every new expansion/patch upgrade you can raise the valor cap to increase expertise.

Now put nothing but PVE gear on all pvp vendors which can be bought with wz coms, and make them the same as the PVE vendors. So you can pvp to get your pve gear, as it is now, you can just pve and sometimes pvp to get the best gear in the game. Hell you dont really need to even do that now, just have to figure out which gear is the BIS (most times its not even the best pve gear) to get the best wz stats.

Its obvious you cant fix the bolster system in such a way that you reward pure pvpers the ability to have superior gear.
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Brunner_Venda
01.23.2014 , 01:04 PM | #2
Can't do this:

1. PVE gear is tuned to fight stupid meat lump mobs with 1 million health and 10 different boring phases.

2. The PVE basement-dwellers would have a fit that someone could get similar gear by fighting people instead of spending hours on 16 person raids. They are already furious that we PvP'ers can melt them in over world PVP, despite all their so called effort.

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gofortheko
01.23.2014 , 01:40 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Brunner_Venda View Post
Can't do this:

1. PVE gear is tuned to fight stupid meat lump mobs with 1 million health and 10 different boring phases.

2. The PVE basement-dwellers would have a fit that someone could get similar gear by fighting people instead of spending hours on 16 person raids. They are already furious that we PvP'ers can melt them in over world PVP, despite all their so called effort.
I would agree with you, EXCEPT, that now to get the best pvp gear in a wz, you have to add in PVE pieces. Also, as soon as anyone (PVErs as well) hits 55 they are instantly bolstered to near equal levels of conquerer geared pvpers.
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SlightlySychotic
01.23.2014 , 01:47 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by gofortheko View Post
Honestly, expertise should be based on your valor, say everyone has a base 1800 expertise, and for every level of valor you gain 2% expertise per point of valor. At 100 valor you have a max of 2000 expertise. Every new expansion/patch upgrade you can raise the valor cap to increase expertise.
Ugh, no no no. GTA Online does something similar: as your rank goes up so does your HP. A level 60 walking about teens is a super human, much less someone who's close to 100.

Bolster is fine as it is. There are just a handful of things that need to be tweaked and addressed and even then they're not major; people just blow up about them. We don't need to throw out the whole system over some minor balancing issues.
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Sideblaze
01.23.2014 , 03:27 PM | #6
So basically, You want to make people who want to get into PVP go through hours of losses and frustration (Moreso than now.) to have any fun with the game.



Good plan! What could go wrong?

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Valkyriez
01.23.2014 , 03:31 PM | #7
Bolster is fine as it is. Just use the PvP gear as intended and win with skill. All these bolster threads about fixes are ridiculous.
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01.23.2014 , 05:48 PM | #8
I miss the days of recruit gear.
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vennian
01.23.2014 , 06:00 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Pwnboy View Post
I miss the days of recruit gear.
I don't. Recruits going up against war heroes and you quickly saw a player say "**** it" to PVP and leave altogether.

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JediMasterSLC
01.23.2014 , 06:11 PM | #10
Big truckload of NOPE.