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ranked warzones and bolster

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Aurthorian
04.29.2014 , 09:14 PM | #1
hey devs, why would you keep bolster in raked warzones? spending hours of our time getting pvp gear should be the reward over those that run into pvp matches with crap gear. they should not get bolstered, at least not in the ranked bracket. Do all of us subscribers a favor and pull bolster out of the ranked bracket!

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Zoom_VI
04.29.2014 , 09:35 PM | #2
because if bolster didn't exist then top teir PvE barrels/hilts would be BiS.....
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DrewFromPhilly
04.29.2014 , 11:00 PM | #3
Please BW, let me hide behind my gear advantage.

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MrsMolle
04.30.2014 , 12:57 AM | #4
I was under the impression that you better be max geared when entering a ranked WZ or face being kicked?

If everyone is full gear, then the bolster wouldn't matter?

Am I missing out? I only have 4 pieces of O-gear; went broke max augmenting 3 of those pieces. Should I try the solo ranked zones?

I've seen such badly mismatched teams where one side sneezes and everyone falls dead on the other side that it wasn't fun for either side. Bolster has its place, and I don't think bolster will ever make up for good gear. I was maxed before the big update last fall.

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Kawabonga
04.30.2014 , 01:44 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by MrsMolle View Post
I was under the impression that you better be max geared when entering a ranked WZ or face being kicked?

If everyone is full gear, then the bolster wouldn't matter?

Am I missing out? I only have 4 pieces of O-gear; went broke max augmenting 3 of those pieces. Should I try the solo ranked zones?

I've seen such badly mismatched teams where one side sneezes and everyone falls dead on the other side that it wasn't fun for either side. Bolster has its place, and I don't think bolster will ever make up for good gear. I was maxed before the big update last fall.
Augmented obroan will do fine for ranked warzones. Of course, if you're in augmented brutalizer it's better though
I've seen people perform well in augmented and correctly bolstered PvE gear.
See a trend here people? Augment your gear if you want in on ranked warzones

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MrsMolle
04.30.2014 , 01:50 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Kawabonga View Post
Augmented obroan will do fine for ranked warzones. Of course, if you're in augmented brutalizer it's better though
I've seen people perform well in augmented and correctly bolstered PvE gear.
See a trend here people? Augment your gear if you want in on ranked warzones
Great! What are the key stats to focus on in order of importance for sorc class or in general? I've hesitated giving up crit and alacrity, and some of the brutalizer lowers this. Augmenting it back up some for those stats is possible but important?

Thank you.

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HelinCarnate
04.30.2014 , 02:20 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Zoom_VI View Post
because if bolster didn't exist then top teir PvE barrels/hilts would be BiS.....
PvE barrels and hilts are best in set with bolster still. You can max out expertise easily without them.
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MrsMolle
04.30.2014 , 02:54 AM | #8
Here's a WISH... PVP wins give more tokens for PVP gear, but losses should offer a few more credits so we hardcore pvp losers on Repub side can at least afford augments!

Too much cost vs. reward to solo dailies planetside IMHO. I had a fun imp shoot me down to 25% health (pvp server) and then run off to leave the NPCs to hopefully kill me and cost repairs. Whoever you are, I lived so Ha! Still cost me a few grand in repairs though.

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gblXsw
04.30.2014 , 03:21 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by MrsMolle View Post
Great! What are the key stats to focus on in order of importance for sorc class or in general? I've hesitated giving up crit and alacrity, and some of the brutalizer lowers this. Augmenting it back up some for those stats is possible but important?

Thank you.
As a sorc always use resolve augments (the ones with willpower & endurance).

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So-low
04.30.2014 , 03:33 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by MrsMolle View Post
Here's a WISH... PVP wins give more tokens for PVP gear, but losses should offer a few more credits so we hardcore pvp losers on Repub side can at least afford augments!

Too much cost vs. reward to solo dailies planetside IMHO. I had a fun imp shoot me down to 25% health (pvp server) and then run off to leave the NPCs to hopefully kill me and cost repairs. Whoever you are, I lived so Ha! Still cost me a few grand in repairs though.
Power/Surge

No crit

You can use a little alacrity for heals but for DPS go surge