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With the new level cap coming, can we expect this class to finally be balanced?

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With the new level cap coming, can we expect this class to finally be balanced?

MitchPB's Avatar

12.26.2012 , 07:45 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Holinyx View Post
PvP? oh well i dont' pvp so i could care less, lol.

PvE is not broken, i destroy everything just fine.
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12.27.2012 , 02:58 AM | #12
The skill trees will need significant overhaul, or all classes will need to benefit from 5 points of purely vertical growth, for Mercenary to be balanced at a 55 level cap.

There are very few extraneous points in the lower tiers that will provide significant improvement to any spec for Merc, whilst many of the already-stronger DPS classes (PT, Marauder, Sniper in particular) have very good options sitting and waiting for more talent points.

If they do something as silly as adding in new unique abilities from the class vendors and add 5 points to existing skill trees, Merc is going to be in very sorry shape (starting to fall behind in PVE, still awful in PVP).
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12.30.2012 , 04:15 AM | #13
We were nerfed because people couldn't find the time to hit the interrupt button...we won't see an increase in class performance because a balanced ranged class put in the hands of a highly skilled player would cause tears to flow from the throng of jedi loving loonies that smash their faces on keyboards. Sadly the changes that need to be made to allow this class to compete in the rated bracket would make us seem OP in the moron bracket.
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