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BW, do you ever plan on addressing DPS Mercs/Commandos PvP-wise?

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BW, do you ever plan on addressing DPS Mercs/Commandos PvP-wise?
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ArchangelLBC
02.17.2013 , 12:05 AM | #1281
Quote: Originally Posted by klham View Post
I can't speak to what the devs play, but the game is clearly meant to appeal to players that want to play as lightsaber wielding demigods. It's Star Wars. But you'd think there would be some acknowledgment that they messed up the design of this AC relative to the other classes. Of course they didn't *intend* to make PvPing with merc/mandos a miserable gameplay experience, so the lack of any progress on this front is puzzling (sorry, but it's going to take more than a net to fix this class for PvP). How many times can an Assassin cc a merc/mando during the TTK while he repeatedly shoves a saber up your backside? It's ludicrous and obscene. And during that time, how many actions is the merc/mando able to perform? You'll lose two-thirds of your health bar just trying to get your single-target mez off (since you already blew your single-use Power Surge with its absurdly miserly 2 minute cooldown - two minutes!). I know you don't want to give us toooo much of a head start, but throw us a bone. This class has been exiled in SWTOR Siberia long enough.

This class is BROKEN for competitive high-level PvP in all specs. B-R-O-K-E-N. In a PvP environment now dominated by flying smash monkeys, giggling pyro-pwrtechs and tanksins with a ridiculously ample bag of tricks, this class is simply unenjoyable. And never mind the occasional nasty tells in level 50 WZs to the effect that merc/mando players are sinking the team just by showing up, and that we effectively make the team one player short. Fix it, fix it, fix it. It's not the players, it's the class design relative to ALL the others. It's actually the biggest and most glaring design-related class balance issue in the whole game by a mile. Everything else is just tinkering with variables.
I'm ArchangelLBC and I approve this message.


Also bump.
In update 2.9 the game will simply uninstall itself for you.

-Wnd

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Pefny
02.17.2013 , 02:30 PM | #1282
2nd page? How is it possible gentlemen? Bump.
CERUS - PYRO MERC/CERFUN - ASSAULT COMMANDO - ATM on vacation, thanks to critical dameges to AC made by BW
CERATION - PYRO/SHIELD PT
BEROYA LEGACY - ToFN

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yoomazir
02.18.2013 , 02:20 AM | #1283
Quote: Originally Posted by Pefny View Post
2nd page? How is it possible gentlemen? Bump.
I think everyone just gave up, I hoped that all those months I spent leveling, gearing up & tweaking my merc would not have been in vain, guess I was wrong, thank you Bioware, thank you.

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Amebia
02.18.2013 , 03:39 AM | #1284
Hey devs can ya post in here?



Leveling a slinger for pvp as we speak.

R.I.P Kal'ray

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cashogy_reborn
02.18.2013 , 03:43 AM | #1285
Quote: Originally Posted by yoomazir View Post
I think everyone just gave up, I hoped that all those months I spent leveling, gearing up & tweaking my merc would not have been in vain, guess I was wrong, thank you Bioware, thank you.
ive given up.

ive made the decision to stop willing making myself miserable by playing such a crappy class. in doing so, ive actually made the game a little more fun for myself.
Dany - Attomm - Dan'y - Fogel
The Original Stormborn Commando Representative
The King of Bads

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PerinnAybara
02.18.2013 , 06:59 AM | #1286
Thank you Bioware for making this game a terrible experience.

Sincerely,
Elite Warlord Mathrim Cauthon
Character: Mathrim Cauthon, 50 Mercenary on Prophecy of the Five

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skotish
02.18.2013 , 07:17 AM | #1287
Quote: Originally Posted by PerinnAybara View Post
Thank you Bioware for making this game a terrible experience.

Sincerely,
Elite Warlord Mathrim Cauthon
Even @ level 32 the amount of fun my assassin gives me and oh boy the tools I get my merc is now a stim seller lol GG Bw you fail your community where this AC is concerned
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Palpetine: "... Not from a TOR dev."
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Abbyssion
02.18.2013 , 07:33 AM | #1288
Quote: Originally Posted by skotish View Post
Even @ level 32 the amount of fun my assassin gives me and oh boy the tools I get my merc is now a stim seller lol GG Bw you fail your community where this AC is concerned
Man you have no idea how much I love the class but dear god.

My merc is level 43 pyro spec sure I can do a lot of damage and usually at the top but then I jump on my level 32 Powertech who hasn't even got thermal detonator and I can just facecheck the enemy spamming flame burst ,railshot and my taunt and get the same numbers without even trying and pressing 3-4 buttons spamming space bar for the lolz..

The moment a sentinel or shadow attacks my merc I basically gotta hope they are retarded or a ally is nearby. My powertech kinda just side strafes and kites the hell out of them spamming flameburst and laughing his *** off

Im really thinking of shelfing my incomplete merc and just leveling the powertech seems like he will be less of a headache to play at 50 where people "kinda" start having a brain.

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Mossesman
02.18.2013 , 08:03 AM | #1289
Been playing my new Vanguard for a while, and the Assault spec is just so boring, so i decided to go back to my Commando for a bit.

On my 2nd warzone, i did just over a million damage. I think i will play my Commando alot more again
Eathos - Commando | Norzrik - Guardian
Kezron - Scoundrel | Ashinelle - Shadow

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Riggz
02.18.2013 , 08:08 AM | #1290
I power leveled a merc before 1.7 because I was told there were getting major buffs, I was lied to

Now I have a useless class - I can only imagine the pain for you poor sons a *****es who have this AC as their main
Urdenot Level 65 Sorc
Urdonught Level 65 Scoundrel
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