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A ten minute wait to revive? Really?

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A ten minute wait to revive? Really?

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Kaalenarc
03.12.2012 , 10:26 AM | #1
Hello all - im a relatively new player here so forgive me if this seems a bit off but I am absolutely boggled by the fact that if I die a few times in a given area - I am then presented with a choice of running all the way back from a bind point, or lying on the floor for TEN minutes. In what universe does this equate to fun? the 30 second for the first then two min for the second, ok - i get that - but to have my first full Heroic-4 group have to sit there and wait for ten minutes after a wipe was certainly a disappointment...

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Azzras
03.12.2012 , 10:27 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaalenarc View Post
Hello all - im a relatively new player here so forgive me if this seems a bit off but I am absolutely boggled by the fact that if I die a few times in a given area - I am then presented with a choice of running all the way back from a bind point, or lying on the floor for TEN minutes. In what universe does this equate to fun? the 30 second for the first then two min for the second, ok - i get that - but to have my first full Heroic-4 group have to sit there and wait for ten minutes after a wipe was certainly a disappointment...
Or you can revive almost instantly at the nearest med center...
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Nightmarer
03.12.2012 , 10:28 AM | #3
Well, if I am not wrong, if another wipe, the waiting time would have been increased again...
it resets after a certain time without faceplanting though.-

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Bradleyforrest
03.12.2012 , 10:29 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Nightmarer View Post
Well, if I am not wrong, if another wipe, the waiting time would have been increased again...
it resets after a certain time without faceplanting though.-
It also resets if you go back to the med center.

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Azzras
03.12.2012 , 10:30 AM | #5
And to clarify, OP, the nearest med center is not necessarily where the bind point is.
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Kaalenarc
03.12.2012 , 10:33 AM | #6
Even so - thats often quite a run, or ride away - particularly if youre 3/4 of the way through a Heroic -4 zone. So again, Ill ask - what is the reason for such a lengthy downtime? I cant think of a gameplay based reason for one - can you? Ive played a lot of MMOs and Ive never seen that kind of design choice before. Did I miss something?

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kailhun
03.12.2012 , 10:33 AM | #7
It's death's sting. If you die too much it's run or wait.
The game would be a lot less fun if your character actually 'died'. You'd have to start from scratch every time you died.
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Bonezmccoy
03.12.2012 , 10:34 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Azzras View Post
Or you can revive almost instantly at the nearest med center...
I'm with the OP - the penalty doesn't seem so bad until you wind up in needing to go through a mob-choked tunnel to get back to the quest area you died in, and it becomes a fifteen minute festival of killing the same mobs you just killed.

It's not a horrible problem, as areas like that are rare - but I've run into a couple of places with large quantities of elite pats, lots of strong stationary mobs, an a long tunnel full of fodder to kill over and over again.
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Jableson
03.12.2012 , 10:34 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaalenarc View Post
Even so - thats often quite a run, or ride away - particularly if youre 3/4 of the way through a Heroic -4 zone. So again, Ill ask - what is the reason for such a lengthy downtime? I cant think of a gameplay based reason for one - can you? Ive played a lot of MMOs and Ive never seen that kind of design choice before. Did I miss something?
its better than running back to your corpse EVERY time you die no matter what....

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Faydra
03.12.2012 , 10:35 AM | #10
If you're hitting the 10 min rez timer, you're probably in an area too high for your level. You get the 10 min delay after you die four times - I think that's Bioware's way of telling you that what you are attempting is too difficult for you.
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