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Class Changes: Virulence Sniper/ Dirty Fighting Gunslinger

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Class Changes: Virulence Sniper/ Dirty Fighting Gunslinger
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kvandertulip
06.27.2017 , 12:03 PM | #121
Quote: Originally Posted by THAT_EPIC_GUY View Post
It also raises ttk in PvP.
This is an understatement. These changes are going to totally break Virulence for pvp to the point of barely being viable for regs. If the the goal was to lower sustained output, which it should be, there are better ways to do it.

WB-buffed Cull is the only heavy hitter Virulence has. Take that away and its 100% fluff damage. Unless you are putting out extreme aoe pressure, which Virulence does not currently, that is worthless in pvp.
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ivanhedgehog
06.27.2017 , 06:54 PM | #122
Quote: Originally Posted by WayOfTheWarriorx View Post
You are suggesting nerfs for classes that aren't over performing. snip


Snipers a pure DPS class in name only.

snip
show us your sniper tank or healer then. snipers are a pure dps class. all 3 specs are dps. That is the definition of pure dps.

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ivanhedgehog
06.27.2017 , 06:57 PM | #123
Quote: Originally Posted by FerkWork View Post
It's going to be a real wake up call to lots of DPS once alll specs are balanced when they have to actually do good to clear a boss. The fact that people still fail DPS checks with full 248 gear and Overperformong classes just speaks volumes to the quality of players have to deal with these days. Maybe this will be a reality check for them.
Might be a reality check for bw when those subscribers leave the game. They have such an awesome track record with retaining subs in the last year.

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Lahandra
06.27.2017 , 09:35 PM | #124
Quote: Originally Posted by WayOfTheWarriorx View Post
Snipers a pure DPS class in name only. You suggest nerfing Marauders too? Snipers have self heals, marauders don't
Yes, in anni spec, they do......


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both classes have great DCDs, snipers have twice as many as Marauders do.
No.... they don't, unless you're counting IP, which is on a 3 min CD......

Quote: Originally Posted by WayOfTheWarriorx View Post
Snipers have rediculous control over Melee, granted Vurulence is not the worst offender in that regard, Engineering is, but even Vuru can keep melee at bay very well. Comparing Snipers and Mercs with Marauders and Assassins make no sence, they are nothing alike, they do not encounter the same sorts of difficulties.
You have 3 ways to gap close on a mara...... smh

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Mercs are skillless class, but Sniper's aren't, it does take a good amount of skill to perform optimally, but so does Marauders. Snipers have much more on Marauders and are not comprobable to each other. The ranged aspect makes a huge difference in many ways, both in PVP and progression raiding.
Only one of the specs on merc (Arsenal) is brainless, the other is one of the more demanding specs in the game......

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What I find so alarming is that up until 2 weeks ago, time after time you were seeing Marauders being used as the premiere example of a good balanced class in 5.0 Era. But not all of a sudden when the nerfs start coming in, and DPS is being cut on ranged, now we start seeing posts about how melee doesn't really have less uptime than ranged, and they don't tend to take more damage than ranged, and now we're seeing all of a sudden "they should nerf Marauders too".
No one, if being realistic about the current state of the game, is calling for a Mara nerf. The majority of what you see on the forums are the L2P and FOTM crowd overreacting, plain and simple.


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Why? All of a sudden Marauders are in the same cateogory as Mercs and Snipers?
They aren't, according to bioware's own words on the subject......
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BlevatToshnit
06.28.2017 , 07:19 AM | #125
I've stopped play virulence in PVP after 4.0.3 nerf (series of shots nerf). This spec was bad before and become just dead for PVP after patch which i mentioned. Would you like to make it "dead for sure"?
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