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Increased heat from BH abilities?

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Increased heat from BH abilities?

Chunggun's Avatar

09.27.2012 , 06:37 AM | #1
As soon as the patch completed, I logged in my Arsenal Merc. Aside from noticing that my class storyline on Tars (which I had completed the day before) had been reset to the beginning, I noticed that using 3 or 4 attacks special attacks maxed my heat. I have all the heat reducing points in the skill tree. I asked around in guild chat and found that a guild mate was experiencing the same issue (Death from Above filled half of his heat bar with a single use). At this point, I max heat after depleting 25% of the health of a gold mob two levels below me. Heroics are going to get REAL interesting if this was an intended change.

Chunggun's Avatar

09.27.2012 , 08:42 AM | #2
No one else experiencing this? Or a noticeable drop in dps?

Voranis's Avatar

09.28.2012 , 04:54 PM | #3
Same thing..

High heat levels, low damage output.

My theory is that the engine is glitching and not calculating proper bonuses and modifiers.
It's like it's 'skipping' steps at random.
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AlixMV's Avatar

09.28.2012 , 05:55 PM | #4
Hmm. I've only played my Powertech for about an hour since update 1.4 went live, but I don't recall noticing my heat accrual being any quicker than before with my usual play tactics.

Any suggestion on a good way to test this out?
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Chunggun's Avatar

09.28.2012 , 08:49 PM | #5
Bump for a response. Seems only to be affecting merc.

bhking's Avatar

09.28.2012 , 09:42 PM | #6
I've noticed my heat go up on my Powertech, But damage defiantly dropped some too.
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KurganNazzir's Avatar

09.28.2012 , 11:38 PM | #7
I'm on my Arsenal Merc doing Ilum dailies right now and I honestly can't tell any difference post 1.4 to pre-1.4 as far as heat and damage goes.

It could be like the Laser Light Show™ bug and not happen each time one plays.

Chunggun's Avatar

09.29.2012 , 09:49 AM | #8
It does seem sporadic. I used death from above last night and it filled half of my heat bar.

ConnorSalak's Avatar

09.29.2012 , 09:59 AM | #9
I can't tell much about the bigger heat build up and loss of dps that you encounter (being a scoundrel) - but I experienced similar issues a long while back (maybe after the introduction of 1.2.). The solution at that time was to un-equip and re-equip all gear (OK I know that heat is not coupled to equipment, but still...)

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09.29.2012 , 04:23 PM | #10
Same thing happens to me on my commando. Very high ammo consumption. I think ammo is not regenning correctly, since after 3 or 4 grav rounds I'm already in the lowest 2 tiers of regeneration, while usually I would barely be in the second.