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Why I'm done - bye all and good luck!

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Why I'm done - bye all and good luck!

chrisforester's Avatar

02.04.2018 , 04:41 AM | #1
Having played SWTOR since launch mainly to enjoy PvP it's time to leave.

Played so long I can remember at the beginning everyone laughed when you brought a merc to pvp!

I've played regularly on most classes and variations, and have always enjoyed warzones more than anything.

70 PvP for a non ranking competitor player like me is, unfortunately, just a waste of time now. I'm pretty sad about it.

In previous expansions I could max out in pvp gear in a reasonable time even without doing ranked play - I was happy to lag behind better pvpers in my journey but I got there in the end.

And, I could do this through pvp, rather than through pvE content.

I've been playing my main for weeks now (started playing 70 on this toon around November) and I have managed to max out TWO pieces of gear to 248 with all the unassembled components. I think my command stash level is something like 180 atm. I just can't be bothered to do it.

And, I love alts. I am seriously not starting this gearing journey again. Previous expansions I would endgame pvp on 5-6 toons.

Then endgame pvp as well as gearing is just hugely frustrating. Unkillable healers I pump 3 rotations in to see them get to 80% health then instaheal it off again. The games where you all stand round a turret with no one dying. The endless unbalanced wz where one side is so dominant that if they cap 2 it never changes, so you either have an easy boring win or a long drawn out fail. Where are the close matches? Same on huttball - either seems to be 6-0 or 0-6 these days for a lot of it.

The feeling that you invest all this time into a class/spec and if its not FOTM you're just paying for pain.

I loved the early days -the great stories.

I loved lowbie pvp when ppl actually died- even healers! Where an ambush wasn't a tickle. But if you have to stay in lowbie to have good pvp then the game is broken. Endgame should be BETTER! not worse.

It seems that MMO PvP will become a thing of the past. I don't have the motorskills for non MMO type combat, this saddens me.

I noticed that WoW in Legion also changed to pvE gearing for PvP and how that ruined it there too.

It was great whilst it lasted. But I've moved from the enjoying it to somewhat enjoying it to it just being a huge frustration fest.

Best of luck all.
May all beings be happy.

DavidAtkinson's Avatar

02.04.2018 , 05:40 AM | #2
Can't say I don't agree..

It's very furstrating right now with god mode heals and DPS's with guard and skanks that do more damage than an actual DPS.

Yavin is about one team farms the other team and same for every node based PVP.

If one team has 3,2 heals and 2 skanks, it's already lost for you if you don't have similar numbers. So why bother ?

Very poor class balance with trigger happy classes being dominant and melee being garbage with the exception of marauder which is the only proper melee class with the fury spec.

Very frustrating team ranked games where if you don't que with proper team on voice comms, you are just a mat farmer anyway as you will get crushed by premade regular teams with PT skank, anni/hatred sin engi sniper combos= win every match

Solo ranked is a joke with very one sided games due to low population in that game mode and Bioware having to force people to que for it.

Lundorff's Avatar

02.04.2018 , 06:29 AM | #3
never mind

jomfalcona's Avatar

02.04.2018 , 08:01 AM | #4
Sorry to hear it. Endgame PVP does seem to be more frustrating lately.

RACATW's Avatar

02.04.2018 , 08:29 AM | #5
Yep I agree the gearing is really boring and one of the factors that made me unsub for awhile.

omaan's Avatar

02.04.2018 , 10:42 AM | #6
Pvp really changed into a static trash. Dps Pts' juggs, sins spamming taunts/using guards on skilled healer, and no they dont die if their healer is skilled. Skank tanks dpsing same or even more than dps specs etc. This really makes game worse

Foambreaker's Avatar

02.04.2018 , 11:03 AM | #7

PvP sandbox, has PvEers, you get to farm them

Try for free!
Only bads need to defend PvP advantages...

Cherepk's Avatar

02.05.2018 , 09:36 AM | #8
This gearing is quite aids now. Getting command levels up is hard without double xp and it would be ok as is if 1st tier would give 236 with second 242 and third 248 but as is now first tier is such waste of time. Since most of us just buy full gear or toon to 70 with 230 gear. On top with gear scaled up to 242 why do even need that 230 gear it is obsolete. And despite people say gear doesn't matter much well 248 properly augmented vs 230 none augmented does make quite lot of difference.

kissingaiur's Avatar

02.05.2018 , 11:04 AM | #9
go back to how gearing was in 4.0 for the love of god bioware
"I need you all to know that Iíve transcended ranked pvp by reading about it on the forums"
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Foambreaker's Avatar

02.05.2018 , 11:32 AM | #10
It's not just the gear, it is the classic bundle of sticks. Just a few examples, no one item is earth shattering or even that serious but combined they make PvP a joke:
  • Gear
  • Merc
  • Sniper
  • S(h|k)anks
  • Bugs like unknown set bonuses
  • WC Ping
  • etc.
Only bads need to defend PvP advantages...