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HuttBall 101 - A Player Guide

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HuttBall 101 - A Player Guide

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Talizzar
01.31.2012 , 12:08 AM | #141
There was no need for you to move.

I have grown to like Huttball. Being Imp I really don't have much choice but to play it. Lots of pugs and lots of lopsided games but enough really good games to make it interesting.

Throwing the ball is tough to master especially when you are stunlocked and being wailed on and you can't do a thing about it.

You really need to control mid forward and have people clearing the path.

If you can pull your team then get in front and look for an opportunity to pull them to you.

Half the time the other team is looking around clueless as the ball runner crosses the line.

If you are a stealth class get in position to receive the ball in the end zone. You have to be unstealthed to catch the ball. If you have the ball don't stealth as you lose the ball.

Be careful around your end zone as the enemy may be able to pull them to you and if you are in the endzone well....

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pokstair
01.31.2012 , 11:36 AM | #142
Quote: Originally Posted by Talizzar View Post

Be careful around your end zone as the enemy may be able to pull them to you and if you are in the endzone well....
Try doing Leap + Force Push + Leap to the goalline for a score. You'll feel like a hero (and the poor sod you just abused will feel pretty sad).
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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Seancstew
01.31.2012 , 05:31 PM | #143
Quote: Originally Posted by Windkull View Post
Not sure if anyone mentioned this, you can instant kill someone by force pulling them up to your starting area, which is a great way to deny a score if you spawn when they are carrying the ball to your goal line... You don't get credit for the kill or objective though.
This is awesome..

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Heebicka
02.01.2012 , 06:20 AM | #144
by the way (and i don't want to start a new topic for this) My valor is around 50 right now, so I did couple of warzones. I found Frog Dog team is winning something like 70-80% of matches, doesn't matter which team I am in. A strange coincidence?

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toxsys
02.01.2012 , 02:00 PM | #145
ok im not a big huttball fan but when i do get thrown into the games litterly everytime i step on the airlift i get thrown into the center where u pick up the ball it doesnt matter if i got the ball or not its getting really anonying and biowear needs to fix this!!!

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Jomodo
02.02.2012 , 09:23 AM | #146
Quote: Originally Posted by flyswat View Post
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.
I love matches when everyone is in a big mass fighting and the ball is just sitting on the pedestal and I just walk up, grab the ball, and casually make for the goal, uncontested! Everyone else is too busy trying to kill each other!

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Ganeshori
02.03.2012 , 12:11 AM | #147
I love when they get to 5/0 in a heartbeat...then one of our guys whos actually one of their guys...gets the ball. And since he's actually one of theirs on our team..they leave him alone. And he proceeds to run it back to our line and stands there as they then farm us to the end.

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Fjesrull
02.06.2012 , 03:03 AM | #148
+1

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Nahela
02.07.2012 , 11:07 AM | #149
Quote: Originally Posted by Heebicka View Post
by the way (and i don't want to start a new topic for this) My valor is around 50 right now, so I did couple of warzones. I found Frog Dog team is winning something like 70-80% of matches, doesn't matter which team I am in. A strange coincidence?
On my server, Rotworms almost always win. What I've also noticed, is I've never ever been on Rotworms. I'm on Frog-Dogs literally every game, are characters just assigned teams permanently? I mean the statistical probability of that is astronomically low.

I play my face off, often having very high scores in damage, protection, with a high amount of effective ball carrying time, but it seems like Frog-Dogs are always behind or filled with people that drop group.

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bltzkrieg
02.07.2012 , 11:47 AM | #150
Awesome Article!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately, unless you are playing, practicing with a premade group all your efforts will go for naught. There is no way that anyone can ever collaborate like this with a PUG. To tell the truth the game is played more like kill the guy with the ball then Hutt Ball. Most of the time nobody even tries to score.

I think a good suggestion would be to take a page from Rift and make the ball carrier slowly lose health the longer he holds onto the ball. At least this way it will promote the passing game and perhaps actually make people try to score.