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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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MarkXXIV
06.25.2013 , 03:00 PM | #2491
heat seeker missile is great. I love my merc in arsenal spec, this is the best class in the game, thank you bioware work on pyro now pls.
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cashogy_reborn
06.25.2013 , 03:59 PM | #2492
Quote: Originally Posted by TheCourier- View Post
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.
that is quite a hefty assumption. and unless the basic mechanics of scoundrel/operative healing is changed, it will always outperform both sorc and merc. scound/op have more instant heals, and in PvP standing still is a great way to die.

Merc healing isnt fine... there are a lot of broken/downright stupid things in the skill tree that need adjusting.
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PerinnAybara
06.26.2013 , 09:14 AM | #2493
If merc healing was fine you'd see them as a staple in ranked.
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Macroeconomics
06.26.2013 , 12:38 PM | #2494
Have said it before and will say it again - best way to manage class rebalancing is to measure which subclasses are used in ranked warzone matches by the winning team. Subclasses that are overrepresented are overpowered. Those that are underrepresented are underpowered. This metric correctly leverages the knowledge base of the best players in the game. In contrast the current metrics used (meta averages) inherently weight the worst players in the game with as much influence on determining class rebalancing as the best players. The current metrics used can not account for the overwhelming use of stealth classes as solo guards and solo scouts that have low output but are critical parts of the team.

The irony here is that so much of what is broken in this game such as Bolster and class (im)balance is very easily fixed. But BW is simply pig headed and won't abandon its sacred cows. Hence we are in the upteenth iteration of Bolster exploit loopholes and 2.4 will see another round of buffs to snipers, operative healers and stealth classes.

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funkiestj
06.26.2013 , 01:04 PM | #2495
Quote: Originally Posted by Macroeconomics View Post
Have said it before and will say it again - best way to manage class rebalancing is to measure which subclasses are used in ranked warzone matches by the winning team. Subclasses that are overrepresented are overpowered. Those that are underrepresented are underpowered. This metric correctly leverages the knowledge base of the best players in the game.
+1. This metric is not perfect but it is probably better than any others. It would help if BW would make PvP WZ infrastructure changes that would increase the number of people playing RWZ. Larger rated populations will make the above metric better.

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MarkXXIV
06.27.2013 , 03:16 PM | #2496
merc pyro and healing are mediocre spec that could use improvement but can do the job as they are in my opinion. I got 500k heals consistently and I got 720k dmg with pyro with my lv46 merc , but both need buffs because other heals/dps specs are alot better I think.
I should be 55 this weekend but I am still not sure if im going to main merc or assassin, I love both classes and its hard to decide.
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PerinnAybara
06.29.2013 , 01:18 AM | #2497
Quote: Originally Posted by MarkXXIV View Post
merc pyro and healing are mediocre spec that could use improvement but can do the job as they are in my opinion. I got 500k heals consistently and I got 720k dmg with pyro with my lv46 merc , but both need buffs because other heals/dps specs are alot better I think.
I should be 55 this weekend but I am still not sure if im going to main merc or assassin, I love both classes and its hard to decide.
I love my merc too. It really doesn't help when they do class balancing patches one in a blue moon. If they did weekly balance patches this game would be much better.
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ToMyMa
06.29.2013 , 02:40 AM | #2498
Quote: Originally Posted by MarkXXIV View Post
merc pyro and healing are mediocre spec that could use improvement but can do the job as they are in my opinion. I got 500k heals consistently and I got 720k dmg with pyro with my lv46 merc , but both need buffs because other heals/dps specs are alot better I think.
I should be 55 this weekend but I am still not sure if im going to main merc or assassin, I love both classes and its hard to decide.
Well... You'll get higher dmg on pyro due to dots, but arsenal is still better...

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Lortemand
06.29.2013 , 04:12 AM | #2499
Quote: Originally Posted by cashogy_reborn View Post
that is quite a hefty assumption. and unless the basic mechanics of scoundrel/operative healing is changed, it will always outperform both sorc and merc. scound/op have more instant heals, and in PvP standing still is a great way to die.

Merc healing isnt fine... there are a lot of broken/downright stupid things in the skill tree that need adjusting.
Correct.

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Jayshames
06.29.2013 , 04:28 AM | #2500
Peacekeeper is such a lame talent in the medic tree. Sure it might come in handy in some situations, but let's be honest... I'm sure most people would prefer something a bit better.