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Gear Matters - It rly does, bro, srsly.

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Gear Matters - It rly does, bro, srsly.

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Wimbleton
09.21.2017 , 09:32 AM | #21
Lemme play baby Jesus's advocate:

Do you remember your PVP play before you played 10,000 warzones? I do. I was like... how can anyone play this game, I get killed instantly!?!?!

So yeah, a few of them might be new to PVP and no matter how much PVE you play, it doesnt prepare you to the fast paced decision making requirements of PVP where the tiniest miss/late button push means your death.

Baby Jesus's double advocate:

Why does it always seem like I get matched with 7 people who have been playing this game for 2 weeks?

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Jherad
09.21.2017 , 09:50 AM | #22
I still look back on my very first PvP videos occasionally and remember how embarrassingly bad I was. Practice practice practice.

Recording myself play was probably the best decision I ever made with regards improving my game.

You have to *want* to improve though. And that's what appears to be missing from many people now. They have an external locus of control.
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Wimbleton
09.21.2017 , 10:02 AM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by Jherad View Post
They have an external locus of control.
Agreed, and that's not just true of people these days in SWTOR.

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Foambreaker
09.21.2017 , 10:22 AM | #24
Player with 248 trying to pretend gear doesn't matter...

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Caeliux
09.21.2017 , 01:18 PM | #25
No lag or bad ping > ALL

Gear or skill can't help you when this games engine destroys your PC.

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t-darko
09.21.2017 , 01:33 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Wimbleton View Post
Left all my legacy stuff in my bank.

NP.

https://imgur.com/a/SLzQE

Stop whining about gear and play.
To understand the world we generalize, and when we generalize to describe the world we most often use ourselves as the main reference of which/who we describe said world. But with age, experience and education we, in most cases, learn that using our selves as a mold to describe the world most often gives a false description of said world.As we progress in our development we learn to adjust our image and thereby our description of the world. We learn that our experiences is only a tiny part that really just describes, that tiny part on which we resides.

Now this is the most common development of the mind and the way we perceive the world around us, well, as said, In most cases . . .

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DenariusJay
09.21.2017 , 01:39 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by t-darko View Post
To understand the world we generalize, and when we generalize to describe the world we most often use ourselves as the main reference of which/who we describe said world. But with age, experience and education we, in most cases, learn that using our selves as a mold to describe the world most often gives a false description of said world.As we progress in our development we learn to adjust our image and thereby our description of the world. We learn that our experiences is only a tiny part that really just describes, that tiny part on which we resides.

Now this is the most common development of the mind and the way we perceive the world around us, well, as said, In most cases . . .
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09.21.2017 , 03:52 PM | #28
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Aeneas_Falco
09.21.2017 , 04:22 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by DenariusJay View Post
Eh, I think what your really trying to say Ble is that gear doesn't make you a better player.

We all know gear matters, all gear does is amplify whatever you are able to do at your skill level, but it won't make a better player. Like for instance, suppose someone is an awesome marauder player, exceptionally good, but he only has 116k HP when he loads into a match. He can probably run circles around a player that has 128k hp but has horrible timing, spams all there dcds, and tries to face tank everything. In the end, gear didn't matter for the guy with 128k because he was simply outplayed.

However, imagine if the marauder had the same gear. Then it wouldn't even be close, he would tear that guy up. So in the end gear matters, but skill, knowing your rotations and handling pressure is what makes or breaks the deal in most arena matches. Also, play an OP class helps too. xD
This.

Gear isn't the end-all-be-all and very skilled players in 230s or 236s can make short work of unskilled players in 242s or 248s. That being said however it would be equally incorrect to claim that gear does not matter at all. Pit two players of more or less equal skill against one another in specs that match up relatively well, and the one with the better gear is going to have an advantage.

One rather obvious advantage is that the higher geared player will have a deeper health pool, and that isn't the only advantage. How can anyone honestly claim that isn't an edge?

If someone truly thinks gear does not matter at all they should create a new character in a spec that are they are already very familiar with and skilled at playing. As that person's gear gradually improves from 228s to 248s they will see their DPS or HPS numbers rise correspondingly. Since they are playing a spec they're already skilled with, experience isn't the factor, it's the gear upgrades.

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SrM-InOsItOl
09.21.2017 , 06:06 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Wimbleton View Post
Left all my legacy stuff in my bank.

NP.

https://imgur.com/a/SLzQE

Stop whining about gear and play.
Don't worry bro, haters gonna hate. Other healers wish they could play to your level of not using utilities and gear.
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