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HuttBall 101 - A Player Guide

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HuttBall 101 - A Player Guide

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pokstair
01.29.2012 , 06:47 AM | #131
Quote: Originally Posted by zgiety View Post
I would like you to add how to pass the ball. The first time I played I thought the ball gets to you target. First - it's not easy to target you teammate in a warzone, Socond - it doesn't work. I was playing a Juggernaut, and since we don't have any AoE abilities I didn't see the circle to AoE.


Still a great guide, learned a few tricks now
There's a cast range to the distance you can throw the ball.

If you are trying to pass to a higher platform, try aiming your mouse at the corner, otherwise its very hard to target it correctly.

Also, HOTKEY YOUR PASS HUTTBALL ABILITY TO AN EASY TO REACH BUTTON, THIS HELPS A LOT

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ItsNotMo
01.29.2012 , 08:29 AM | #132
Thank you for this lovely guide. I am only new to the game but your guide has helped me a lot in Huttball. Keep up the great work!
Reyleri Blackwinter - Sith Marauder - Dalbora

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Satsunoryu
01.29.2012 , 01:25 PM | #133
Excellent guide! Thanks!

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duelpad
01.29.2012 , 02:54 PM | #134
Hopefully this is the right place to ask this.

Recently, I noticed that at the end of a match, I've had only 400 objective points (200 offensive, 200 defensive) even though I'd scored at least once.

Is a score only worth 200 points? I'm used to seeing my objective points at least break a thousand. What did I do wrong that match?

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GavinRuneblade
01.29.2012 , 03:34 PM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by Milco View Post
The best way to defend is to have a stealthed Assassin just outside your spawn gate and have them pull the ball carrier whenever they get close to your goal thus instantly killing them.
I have reported people for doing this thinking it was an obvious exploit, but Bioware (in their infinite wisdom) has ruled that it is completely as intended.. even though there is no counter, no way to prevent it and nothing you can do about it what-so-ever.
Isn't the spawn gate behind the goal? I'm surprised this works as I'd expect the game to score the point before killing the ball carrier.

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Aowar
01.29.2012 , 04:36 PM | #136
Posting this so it is saved in here. New players need to know this is legal.

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=143212

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Stranded_Law
01.30.2012 , 04:49 AM | #137
Quote: Originally Posted by Atrozious View Post
Just so were clear, Huttball sucks for bounty hunters. Just sayin.
Re-spec Pyro and re-think your stance. We make fantastic Aggressors when it comes to range-hounding ball-carriers, and can control mid very well. (I'm Merc)

If you control mid, the opposing team can't even begin stage 1. Not everyone who is killing players down there is being a jerk. I'm fully aware my role is not suited to being a ball-carrier. I don't have a leap, I don't have a pull, I don't have an interrupt. I rip people apart. But even better than actually killing everyone I see, I scare them away from the ball and the carrier. Apply some DOTs, work in an instant-cast combo for 5-8k...and 9 times out of 10, they turn tail and scatter. Off to find easier prey, but not re-spawning ahead of the carrier.

I wish more people knew that when your team has the ball near your opponent's goal line, a stun/snare or pit KB is many times better than a kill. Or as I mentioned, do enough front-loaded burst to them to scare them off from the gravy-train. As much as it's logical to get yourself killed so you're back there to stop a ball-carrier from scoring...99% of all pug players succumb to their baser instinct to survive.

I hate having the ball in a pug...no one ever goes forward to receive a pass. They play it like rugby, staying behind you. It's brutal. I wish everyone was forced to read this guide before they queued. You always have the self-important J-hole at the start yelling "PASS THE BALL PPL!" but that same guy stands there scratching his *** 10 meters behind you waiting for a pass, when he should be 25m ahead, or on a different level to accept.

Also, when you have the ball and you're on the ground...for the love of everything that you find holy...look up!

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flyswat
01.30.2012 , 07:36 PM | #138
I don't enjoy huttball. In fact, I'm finding I'm not enjoying PvP at level 50 much at all. I felt I was getting better (first MMO I've played PvP) and getting some strategies for my dps trooper before I hit 50, but those with good gear just slaughter me and I can't make a dent in them and I think my ever decreasing confidence is making me get worse with each day I battle to get my dailies done. I'll keep at it a bit longer before I toss it in and spin up an alt.

Anyway, having read this guide, I've been trying to get ahead of my team mates, when I can see spots where I might be able to take the ball and then just toss it to the next team member (if there is a spot where I can do that before I get slaughered before I manage to pass). I just played a game where I ran in front of the ball handler. Everyone was in a big brawl quite a way back from the goal line, but having read this guide, I ran and stood over the goal line so he could pass me the ball - just in case there was a stealth lurking to take the ball off him. The ball handler stood there, not passing for a few seconds then told me to get out of the goal area. I'm just wondering, could he not toss me the ball or run it over the line because I was standing there? What have I missed? Really made me feel like I've completely missed something and nearly lost that goal for my team. Another confidence zapping game of huttball! I'd like to contribute more to the team, so feedback would be great.

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pokstair
01.30.2012 , 07:49 PM | #139
Quote: Originally Posted by flyswat View Post
Anyway, having read this guide, I've been trying to get ahead of my team mates, when I can see spots where I might be able to take the ball and then just toss it to the next team member (if there is a spot where I can do that before I get slaughered before I manage to pass). I just played a game where I ran in front of the ball handler. Everyone was in a big brawl quite a way back from the goal line, but having read this guide, I ran and stood over the goal line so he could pass me the ball - just in case there was a stealth lurking to take the ball off him. The ball handler stood there, not passing for a few seconds then told me to get out of the goal area. I'm just wondering, could he not toss me the ball or run it over the line because I was standing there? What have I missed? Really made me feel like I've completely missed something and nearly lost that goal for my team. Another confidence zapping game of huttball! I'd like to contribute more to the team, so feedback would be great.
If there was an enemy or two in close proximity to you, then perhaps he was worried the ball would be intercepted.

How far away from the carrier are we talking here? There is a limited range to how far you can pass - if the carrier is on the top scaffolding and you're at the goal line, you're too far. Once you get more experience running the ball yourself you'll get a feel for the range.

More likely though, he's just a baddie :P Lots of people miss point-winning passes cause they think they are good just cause a healer or two is frantically focusing heals on them.
I love this place because most people aren't capable of forming a coherent argument. It's like a low level grinding area for public debate.

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flyswat
01.30.2012 , 08:16 PM | #140
Quote: Originally Posted by pokstair View Post
How far away from the carrier are we talking here? There is a limited range to how far you can pass - if the carrier is on the top scaffolding and you're at the goal line, you're too far. Once you get more experience running the ball yourself you'll get a feel for the range.

More likely though, he's just a baddie :P Lots of people miss point-winning passes cause they think they are good just cause a healer or two is frantically focusing heals on them.
I was pretty much back to the wall on the scoring side of the goal line, and he was standing toes to the goal line. I don't really get, if he didn't want to pass to me, why he didn't just walk it over the line, but told me to move?? Can he not walk over the line if I'm there ??