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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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PerinnAybara
06.21.2013 , 06:08 AM | #2481
I beat this marauder in a 1v1 duel and he called me a hacker because he didn't think it was physically possible for a merc to out play him.
Character: Mathrim Cauthon, 50 Mercenary on Prophecy of the Five

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SpaniardInfinity
06.21.2013 , 08:58 AM | #2482
Quote: Originally Posted by PerinnAybara View Post
I beat this marauder in a 1v1 duel and he called me a hacker because he didn't think it was physically possible for a merc to out play him.
I remember playing on the PTS (I think for 1.3) and someone started reporting me and accusing me of hacking because he couldn't fathom how a Commando could possibly reach Elite Warlord. But hey, I play shooters, calling me a hacker is actually a compliment.
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BoushhDC
06.21.2013 , 12:52 PM | #2483
Quote: Originally Posted by Jherad View Post
Yeah, I\m pretty sure most of us would trade electronet damage for a shorter cooldown in a HEARTBEAT.
I vote NO.

I use it to great effect as-is... which probably means it'll get nerfed. "Can't let 'em have anything nice." *sigh*

It's an elegant tool as it's designed. The netted player has choices: stand there exposed or move and take additional damage (the player must decide if they can "afford it," or if the exchange is one they have to make to have a chance to survive at all -- the lesser of the proverbial two evils). For maximum effect, we must be equally judicious in it's deployment when facing skilled foes. It has been interesting watching the choices made given the circumstances and by whom. You can tell the smart ones are thinking but the ones that got used to mindlessly and repeatedly coming after Commandos (and refuse to alter tactics) are dropping like rocks. There have been some positive strides, but mostly the net is effective because opponents need to think their way through the fights. Is it perfect? No, but it's helping to make Commando less miserable to play.
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. --Sun Tzu

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BoushhDC
06.21.2013 , 02:00 PM | #2484
Quote: Originally Posted by foxmob View Post
...but yeah, skill will always trump class, pretty much regardless of class balance..
LOL. Fallacy!! In other words, NO. Were you not around when an Operative could jump out of stealth, stun lock you and have you dead w/o firing off a single ability in 1-2 GCDs? How was your skill workin' for ya back then? lol. Class mechanics are huge, I'll go so far as to say: a poorly skilled player in a strong class will only have limited effectiveness against a less strong class in the hands of a skilled player. But to imply class mechanics have no bearing on outcome as long as in the hands of a skilled player is patently false.
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. --Sun Tzu

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MarkXXIV
06.23.2013 , 02:13 AM | #2485
Merc is back as my main, currently level 41. I like it alot bounty hunters have really cool gears. Looking to get it 55 soon and start doing some serious pvp. Would love to try pyro but not even going to from what everyone has been saying about it.
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ToMyMa
06.23.2013 , 02:30 AM | #2486
Quote: Originally Posted by foxmob View Post
lol. I used to kite kill ppl (pre 2.0) all the time with one plasma, 1-2 hib's and the rest hammer shots, but not every class and never the best players of any class. when I got electro net, though...omg! the best players on the server were in trouble if I had all my cds up. the dmg you can deal with net (including what you do while they're snared) is crazy. by the time the snare effect ends, they're down around 45%-30% (depending on crits from mortor volley, hib, etc). I can literally face tank and hammer shot most ppl at that point. (and net didn't do a darn thing to their resolve!) so yeah. the dmg aspect of net is awesome, but it's a ridiculously powerful ability. and that's not even using it in an organized fashion to neutralize the other team's healer.

I would definitely miss baiting dps heroes into isolation and then netting them for an easy kill, but just the snare on a short cd is reasonable. remember though, you're still a turret in gunnery. so it's only gonna give you a quick grav and maybe a series of instants...maybe catch them in FA as net is breaking.
I used to be a assault specialist like you... But then I took a nerf to the knee and became gunnery



(I liked AS for it's mobility... Being able to miste everyone with just hammershot...)

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PerinnAybara
06.25.2013 , 10:07 AM | #2487
Wish they would buff mercenary healers.
Character: Mathrim Cauthon, 50 Mercenary on Prophecy of the Five

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HuaRya
06.25.2013 , 12:22 PM | #2488
Quote: Originally Posted by PerinnAybara View Post
Wish they would buff mercenary healers.
Considering they currently heal 1/3 of what an operative/scoundrel can I don't see the logic in that argument. Anyone actually seen merc healers in warzones?
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ToMyMa
06.25.2013 , 01:56 PM | #2489
Quote: Originally Posted by HuaRya View Post
Considering they currently heal 1/3 of what an operative/scoundrel can I don't see the logic in that argument. Anyone actually seen merc healers in warzones?
Yes, I did today

Impressive, eh?

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TheCourier-
06.25.2013 , 02:39 PM | #2490
Mercenary's medic spec is fine. Multiple mercenaries on Jedi Covenant have healed for over 2 million healing in WZs. Just because scoundrel's medic spec is extremely strong does not mean that mercenary's medic spec needs buffed. Scoundrel's medic tree is going to get nerfed.