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Do Empire classes perform better than their Republic mirrors?

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Do Empire classes perform better than their Republic mirrors?

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Lium
12.03.2012 , 10:54 AM | #1
I don't know if this is a skill issue or not, but it seems that imp classes perform at a much higher level than their pub counterparts. This is purely anecdotal of course, and I don't have any hard data to back it up. But running a variety of flashpoints and warzones on both my Republic and Empire characters, I definitely notice a difference.

In warzones it's not even close. My main is a level 50 sentinel and does nothing but PvP for her endgame since I'm not in a serious raiding guild, and I prefer PvP anyway. It's taking me forever to gear up because pubs on my server are really bad. We lose far more often than we win. Part of the problem is me. Because I take my 14k HP sentinel wearing a mix of Recruit and BM gear into these warzones and go up against WH geared imps. I do what I can but at the end of the day, I just don't have the gear.

And part of the reason I don't have the gear is because, like I said, it takes longer to acquire pieces because we lose all the time.

PvE is similar. In the HM flashpoints I've run, we've cleared the content, but it often takes longer and there's usually a few more wipes than when I'm on my imp alts.

Meanwhile, I hop on my marauder with worse gear, and suddenly I'm a killing machine. In warzones, Smash seems to hit a lot harder than Force Sweep. I'm getting all these killing blows and medals AND I'M NOT THAT GOOD AT PVP. Same thing with flashpoints. Suddenly, a guy that doesn't like to PvE is suddenly leet? Off in the corner soloing elites - basically off tanking - while the main tank holds down the other mobs? I'd be dead in three hits on my sent. But on my mara I'm like, "Challenge accepted."

What gives? Is this a known issue or is it just psychological? Do I just play better when I play empire?

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H-aTreD
12.03.2012 , 10:56 AM | #2
Yeah, the problem lies between the chair you're sitting in and the screen you're looking at.

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Vandicus
12.03.2012 , 10:56 AM | #3
Psychological. The imperial player base on your server happens to be better overall. There used to be a slight advantage because of casting animations for empire, but that was fixed a long time ago.
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monkgryphon
12.03.2012 , 10:57 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Lium View Post
I don't know if this is a skill issue or not, but it seems that imp classes perform at a much higher level than their pub counterparts. This is purely anecdotal of course, and I don't have any hard data to back it up.
I got that far, and just decided to leave this reply. I can already assume what the whole post is going to be about, and you're not the first to claim such. At least the others had conviction, even if it was misplaced.

If it's purely anecdotal, then of course the rest of the post is irrelevant.

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TheBBP
12.03.2012 , 10:58 AM | #5
I am so glad that someone made ANOTHER thread like this!
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Jandi
12.03.2012 , 10:58 AM | #6
YES because BioWare plays empire and wants all you pub scums to DIE. DIE I SAY!
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Auraleus
12.03.2012 , 11:03 AM | #7
You could make an argument they do as a couple of the classes have better / more reactive animations on the Imperial side than on the republic side (Cons Vs Inquis; Smug vs Agent come to mind). It is why they had to redo a lot of the animations (Consular's Project most notably).

But supposedly that is all fixed now, so at this stage of the game who knows!

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Guancyto
12.03.2012 , 11:03 AM | #8
It's absolutely true.

Vette will attest that the Sith Warrior is a god in the bedroom. Kira Carsen informs us that she has been sorely disappointed by the Jedi Knight in comparison.

Oh, do you not mean that kind of performance?

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Jandi
12.03.2012 , 11:05 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Guancyto View Post
It's absolutely true.

Vette will attest that the Sith Warrior is a god in the bedroom. Kira Carsen informs us that she has been sorely disappointed by the Jedi Knight in comparison.

Oh, do you not mean that kind of performance?
That's not really a reliable source cause she has a shock collar. I'm sure if you had a lightsaber at Kira's throat and asked again, the answer would be quite different.
Those that demand respect deserve only pity.

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HarleysRule
12.03.2012 , 11:16 AM | #10
They're flippin identical.