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Is Assault Cannon Needed?

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Is Assault Cannon Needed?

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Haggardbr
04.18.2013 , 08:35 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Bleeters View Post
I leveled just fine with a rifle as Gunnery.
And I leveled as assault spec. Had no problem at all too, nor even people complaining at me for using a rifle.

I also PvP with a rifle... I find myself much more mobile with a rifle than with a cannon and as assault I'm impressed that i sill can lots of damage. Every now and then I end up in top 3 of dps output in my team.

The old 50's HMs I run with rifles, since I'm already 55 with lv66 purple gear, so the dps is more than needed and as for the new 55's HM flashpoints, when it's the 1st run, I use the cannon, but if it's not that hard, on the next runs, rifle all the way.

I like the ranged thing, it feels more realistic in my opinion, rather than being face to face and firing like hell.

But one thing I do for sure, I always carry a cannon just for the cases when it's really needed and I keep it just as updated as the rifle.

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Jherad
04.18.2013 , 08:36 PM | #12
Prior to the expansion there was a trooper on my server who leveled to 50 without ever picking an advanced class.

Sure, it's possible, but you're pretty much just trolling anyone you play with cooperatively, whether that be in PvE or PvP groups.
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ArchangelLBC
04.19.2013 , 12:37 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggardbr View Post
I also PvP with a rifle... I find myself much more mobile with a rifle than with a cannon and as assault I'm impressed that i sill can lots of damage. Every now and then I end up in top 3 of dps output in my team.

What is this, I don't even....
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DariusCalera
04.19.2013 , 12:47 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggardbr View Post
I also PvP with a rifle... I find myself much more mobile with a rifle than with a cannon and as assault I'm impressed that i sill can lots of damage. Every now and then I end up in top 3 of dps output in my team.
How is using a rifle over an assault cannon going to increase your mobility?

Answer is, it won't.

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AMKSED
04.19.2013 , 01:28 AM | #15
I use a Rifle on my Grav Round Commando and Healer Commando. I don't notice any difference at all. Only thing is I can't used Charged Bolts or the AoE attack we have. Oh well...I think it looks a lot cooler and it shocks the hell out of people when I do it.

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ArchArcher
04.19.2013 , 01:41 AM | #16
As combat medic (healer) you can roll with assault rifle just fine. I've also noted that it fools my enemies aswell, and I've mistaken commando healers with rifles to be just vanguards when I roll with sith character. Should pay more attention to AC icons.

It's one of those split second decisions when I jump into battle with my marauder: ''vanguard at the back ? LoL whatever, let's jump on this shadow right here. What, who heals this shadow ?!'' *Green beam of death* ''What the, vanguard is healing ? No, wait, damn !''

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-Holmes
04.19.2013 , 01:48 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by DariusCalera View Post
How is using a rifle over an assault cannon going to increase your mobility?

Answer is, it won't.
I usually focus commandos because they can sit at range, out of the fray and shoot at stuff and deal quite a lot of damage if left in peace. What's the most noticeable thing about a commando? A HUGE CANNON.

I guess you could say that being overlooked as a Vanguard who is far out of his optimal DPS range is classified as a "mobility improvement."
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Haggardbr
04.19.2013 , 08:25 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by -Holmes View Post
I guess you could say that being overlooked as a Vanguard who is far out of his optimal DPS range is classified as a "mobility improvement."
I actually like the range factor and the ability to kite people from a longer range, specially now with electro net... I tag a juggernaut with it and kite him but what he doesn't know is that the more he moves, the more hp he loses, so I just keep throwing grenades at him and dps'ing him.

Also the confusing factor... people see me with a rifle and don't notice my class symbol, confusing me with a vanguard... so they think "WTH is that vanguard doing back there? Oh... nvm... he won't dps anything so why bother!". Then when the imp player less expect, there are grenades and all ther other **** commandos can send from distance, rainning down on their heads.

But, as I said before, in Ops and in places that high dps is extremely needed, I use the cannon I also keep updated in my inventory.

I don't know why people rant so much about the players that want to play their commandos with a rifle. To me, the range factor is key.

If I wanted to be face to face with my enemy I'd use a sentinel or dps guardian, not a vanguard. I can understand that vanguard shield specialists are an exception, but what about the other trees?

I know this is not real life, it's a game, but you don't see assault soldiers in real life shooting their enemies 10 meters from them.

I had a vanguard, but when they nerfed their range, I deleted and made a commando.


My intention in this community is not to make enemies at all, but you can rant all you want, it won't make me lose my rifle in favor of the cannon 100% of the time, except the situations I already mentioned.
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Jherad
04.19.2013 , 08:43 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggardbr View Post
Also the confusing factor... people see me with a rifle and don't notice my class symbol, confusing me with a vanguard... so they think "WTH is that vanguard doing back there? Oh... nvm... he won't dps anything so why bother!". Then when the imp player less expect, there are grenades and all ther other **** commandos can send from distance, rainning down on their heads.
The only people you'll confuse are baddies who you should be beating handily anyway. Everyone else is looking at your cell buff.
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spectreclees
04.24.2013 , 01:10 AM | #20
It's sad the only ranged/healer class on republic that uses blasters is Commando. I'd rather not be so limited to something that looks ridiculous in actual combat. (I have a 50 commando, but refuse to play it because of the cannon.)