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A rookie mistake...


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Skarramanga
01.23.2012 , 03:54 AM | #1
I decided last night having spent a great deal of time as a shieldtech PvPer to try my hand at Pyro.

I went from getting 6-8 medals a game and helping to win most matches to getting 2 medals (Though getting top damage!) in a couple of games that we ultimately lost.

I'm only level 36 but it goes to show that there is more to life than the spec that you run in!

(Also, Ow...)

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Makhbet
01.23.2012 , 05:18 AM | #2
Use taunt on everyone, and put IGC at start and guard some Marauder who jumps in 1st and dies. That covers 3 protection medals. Then just switch to CGC and kill everyone. You get 1 for solo kill, 1 for killing blow, 1 for 2,5k hit, 1 for 75k dmg, 1 for 10 kills, 1 for 25 kills. That's 6 you get for just fighting alone and is easily doable, since you have powerful dps spec. Then pass the ball to opponents and kill them for easy 1k defender points and another medal. That's 10 in total. Seriously, if you don't have 7 medals per wz on average as Pyro you're doing something wrong.
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Skarramanga
01.23.2012 , 05:39 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Makhbet View Post
Use taunt on everyone, and put IGC at start and guard some Marauder who jumps in 1st and dies. That covers 3 protection medals. Then just switch to CGC and kill everyone. You get 1 for solo kill, 1 for killing blow, 1 for 2,5k hit, 1 for 75k dmg, 1 for 10 kills, 1 for 25 kills. That's 6 you get for just fighting alone and is easily doable, since you have powerful dps spec. Then pass the ball to opponents and kill them for easy 1k defender points and another medal. That's 10 in total. Seriously, if you don't have 7 medals per wz on average as Pyro you're doing something wrong.
Sorry, I mustn't have been clear with my first post.

My point was that the majority of performance is based entirely on how well suited you are to your spec and role.

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Makhbet
01.23.2012 , 05:51 AM | #4
Ah well :P

Don't worry, when I first switched from ST to Pyro I wasn't doing so great either. But after a few wz's I got the hang of it and the medals started to flow
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Skarramanga
01.23.2012 , 06:02 AM | #5
Yeah, it's just like swapping from one spec to another in "The Other Game."

Everything looks kinda the same but there is nothing in common in how it works.

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Libertine
01.23.2012 , 06:06 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Skarramanga View Post
I decided last night having spent a great deal of time as a shieldtech PvPer to try my hand at Pyro.

I went from getting 6-8 medals a game and helping to win most matches to getting 2 medals (Though getting top damage!) in a couple of games that we ultimately lost.

I'm only level 36 but it goes to show that there is more to life than the spec that you run in!

(Also, Ow...)
switched on my lvl50 shieldtech to pyro yesterday...
average damage per warzone went up by about 120k ... still got less medals tough since I miss the protection medals from guarding others.
oh, and this was with a weird mix of pve/pvp dps gear and pvp/pve tanking gear ... so not set bonuses or anything...

you get full champion dps set you just steamroll people

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Fashooba
01.23.2012 , 08:08 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Skarramanga View Post
Yeah, it's just like swapping from one spec to another in "The Other Game."

Everything looks kinda the same but there is nothing in common in how it works.
The-game-that-shal-not-be-named. Heh.


Yeah with St you can easily get 8+ medals just doin what you do. Pt most games I get 6 or so but I don't usually guard anyone for the other easy 3. Maybe I should start.

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Skarramanga
01.23.2012 , 08:12 AM | #8
The Huttball immediately post swapping back I got 9 medals from sitting in the middle with a guarded healer, ganking any ball carrier with the acid pit then passing to a teamate on a balcony. We won 4-0 and I had about 4 deaths in total.

<3 Shieldtech PvP.

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Vauleen
01.23.2012 , 11:21 AM | #9
I average 9 Medals a Warzone with Pyro. The trick is to use your single target damage reduction on guys doing AOE damage and your AOE damage reducer on the big enemy groups.

I used to average 11 but then the Med packs medals were nerfed in the last patch.

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Mhak
01.23.2012 , 03:12 PM | #10
So you're saying you tried to expand your horizon and skill cap by trying out a new spec, but after only a few games (hardly enough time to learn a proper rotation on a micromanagement-intensive spec like Pyro) you threw your hands into the air, admitted defeat and reverted back to the only spec you're familiar with?

Sounds like a truly skilled and well-rounded Bounty Hunter in the making to me...

I get top damage/kills/protection in most games I play as full Pyro, 10/11 medals nearly every game. Are you saying you aren't good enough to do that? Part of me wants to argue otherwise, that anybody can do that, but if you've already resigned yourself to never being that good then I'd have to agree with you.