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Ability to turn off bonus from the Presence stat

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Ability to turn off bonus from the Presence stat

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Arlon_Nabarlly
11.17.2015 , 02:20 PM | #1
So with KotFE comps got a major buff. With todays patch they nerfed them some, but they say the intention is for them to be more useful than 4.0. I thought they were OP in 4.0 with the ~1500 presence my main has. I found KotFE to be extremely boring in combat because there was absolutely no challenge, on a scale of 0 to 10 the challenge in KotFE was -9000. Now many players like that, which is fine, but also many don't. How about a way for users to turn off their presence and essentially self nerf their companions. In the past we could do this somewhat by under-gearing or using naked companions.

I think this is something that would be pretty easy to add and I'd like to see it considered. Thanks for listening.

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Arlon_Nabarlly
11.18.2015 , 09:39 AM | #2
Bump!

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AcousticGod
11.18.2015 , 09:44 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Arlon_Nabarlly View Post
So with KotFE comps got a major buff. With todays patch they nerfed them some, but they say the intention is for them to be more useful than 4.0. I thought they were OP in 4.0 with the ~1500 presence my main has. I found KotFE to be extremely boring in combat because there was absolutely no challenge, on a scale of 0 to 10 the challenge in KotFE was -9000. Now many players like that, which is fine, but also many don't. How about a way for users to turn off their presence and essentially self nerf their companions. In the past we could do this somewhat by under-gearing or using naked companions.

I think this is something that would be pretty easy to add and I'd like to see it considered. Thanks for listening.
although i disagree and believe that the companions where fine(and the fact that there are more pressing **** to deal with than just the comp) you are probaly one of the very few who actually gave some sort of suggestion as to how to change the companions, so much respect for that m8.

Now i think that system should be implemented, but instead of turning it off, having the option of adjusting it in order to fit your "challenge" needs. if its too much for you to handle then you tweek it to fit your playstyle and challenge desires. But nerfing them all the way and making them more useless than pre 4.0. thats just a result of people saying comps too strong plz nerf without any suggestions, its complaining for complaining sake because gamers will never be satisfied with anything, which is why so many games die out or simply become less popular, because they want to appeal to a minority rahter than the masses, which is a common problem in the gaming community

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Arlon_Nabarlly
11.18.2015 , 10:10 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by AcousticGod View Post
although i disagree and believe that the companions where fine(and the fact that there are more pressing **** to deal with than just the comp) you are probaly one of the very few who actually gave some sort of suggestion as to how to change the companions, so much respect for that m8.
Thx for the compliment

Quote: Originally Posted by AcousticGod View Post
Now i think that system should be implemented, but instead of turning it off, having the option of adjusting it in order to fit your "challenge" needs
I debated suggesting that, however I was going for simplicity. I think the ability to change it whatever value suits you would be more difficult. Also I would think your max would need to be based on what you earned which would also further complicate this. However, if they think they could do this, I would be onboard.

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AcousticGod
11.18.2015 , 10:18 AM | #5
i figure there would be some specifics to look over on how to implement/achieve this of course, haha, but yeah, its a better suggestion than "omg wahh boo hoo change plz omg **** this sucks wahh im important waahh" XD, like honestly not many people gave a legitimate suggestion towards fixing the problem and instead cried about it constantly until they changed it and again they cry because well they arent satisfied, BW listens to those people rather than ppl like you who are against the OP nature of the comps(since its the example given) but give a legit solution to the problem even if its in its baby phase instead of just complaining and entitleing yourself to get noticed.

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Arlon_Nabarlly
11.18.2015 , 10:20 AM | #6
It would also be nice if you could choose to leave your companions at lower influence levels for the same reason. With how strong they are now I feel like it would be a punishment to my play style to get them up to 50.

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AcousticGod
11.18.2015 , 10:24 AM | #7
that is actually an interesting idea, lowering/raising the influence level manually by multiples of 5 or 10, or as you said lower the influence, but find a way to adjust their OPness with either a toggle or something, i dunno much about developing in its entirety so obviously my solutions/suggestions are gonna be super mega beta stage XD hahahaha

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Cindlehr
11.18.2015 , 11:16 AM | #8
Thank you dev's for Theron Shan !!!!!!! Now just please don't kill him...
aka this >>> http://imgur.com/FqX4Znu

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Zem_
11.18.2015 , 02:03 PM | #9
I asked for something like this before the nerf. I don't care if people want to run around in god mode. I just wanted to be able to add a scaling factor to presence so that my companion was no longer putting me over the "immortality line" by healing more damage than I could possibly take in a fight, even against multiple elites.

Give me that and a way to nerf my XP gain rate like they did for 12x and I'll be good and everybody else can play how they like.

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Arlon_Nabarlly
11.20.2015 , 09:40 PM | #10
I'm bumping this again since they say that they are buffing comps again on Monday. Please give those of us with high presence that want a challenge a way to turn presence off. It would go a long way and save my sub.