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What do you guys think about getting rid of the cover mechanic?

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What do you guys think about getting rid of the cover mechanic?

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ekimmak
09.05.2013 , 06:01 PM | #11
I've tried taking cover off the quickbar. And, I may be one in a million, but I actually missed it. So used to hitting 2 twice, once to enter cover, and then to start charged burst. It's not as if I have that many abilities to stick on the quickbar, anyway.
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AngelFluttershy
09.05.2013 , 06:44 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Synavix View Post
This used to come up quite a bit near launch. Most people new to the class hated the mechanic, and most Sniper/Gunslinger mains learned to love it.

The problem with getting rid of it is that it would be a HUGE nerf to Snipers, especially in PvP. However, simply transferring the benefits (such as leap immunity) to us 100% of the time would be an overwhelming (and overpowered) buff. You could make it optional (abilities don't require cover, but using it gives you the extra benefits), but that wouldn't really solve the problem. Anyone who knew what they were doing would still use it as often as possible. Even in PvE, the extra defense adds up against trash adds, and the ability pushback prevention is a really strong benefit that often gets overlooked.

I would agree that Cover Pulse requiring cover is a bit clunky though. Although I could see why they want it to require cover, it would not entirely surprise me if they removed the requirement at some point as a Quality of Life buff, similar to the change to Ballistic Shield.
Pretty much this.

I love cover and the utility of it and would hate to see it go. It's a major reason why I love playing Gunslinger so much.

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Srengam
09.06.2013 , 05:28 AM | #13
As everybody has said;

it's fine as it is imbo.

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artikulieren
09.06.2013 , 08:28 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Svii View Post
Helpful tip: Go to your Preferences and bind "Take cover in place" to an easy to reach key, I use "F" and Shift+F for Covered Escape. Dot NOT use the skill on your bar, it is terrible. This little adjustment makes a world of difference
Take cover in place = Middle mouse button

The standard roll into cover, banished since Hutta.


OT, I've never figured out what cover fire does. Anyone know?

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paowee
09.06.2013 , 04:00 PM | #15
If they remove cover, i think i'll still be hitting the "F" key before snipe / sos / ambush... out of habit
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Deviltreh
09.09.2013 , 12:00 AM | #16
It sucks for bads and it's slightly annoying for good players - if you're casting, then you're stacionary as it is. But noooo, you have to (in my case atleast) move mousewheel up to enter cover. So instead of one button press you have to do two. Not a big deal, but OH GOD IT GETS ANNOYING.
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Devilk
09.12.2013 , 01:32 AM | #17
I would love to see cover gone from PvE, it's a really good mechanic in PvP.

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oaceen
09.12.2013 , 07:04 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by OlosBC View Post
Yea, hated it at first. One bar from 55 now and I'm used to it. Still kinda annoying, but a LOT less annoying than ability push back on my sorc, especially crushing darkness in lightning spec.
yeah, i know some ranged dps who would love to take cover off of your hands if you guys don't want
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oaceen
09.12.2013 , 07:13 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by artikulieren View Post
Take cover in place = Middle mouse button

The standard roll into cover, banished since Hutta.


OT, I've never figured out what cover fire does. Anyone know?
this was answered a long time ago in one of those weekly Q&Ss they used to have, and someone said it was a dev mod tool that was never supposed to make it to live. they still haven't gotten rid of it lol.
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Never_Hesitate
09.12.2013 , 07:17 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by oaceen View Post
yeah, i know some ranged dps who would love to take cover off of your hands if you guys don't want
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