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Svii
01.10.2014 , 06:31 PM | #101
Quote: Originally Posted by Glower View Post
3000damage. Silly Orbital Warship Support!
Bioware, pls, undo this change...
My single target parses show an almost flat 5% single target DPS loss as MM if you use OS on CD, someone mentioned it doesn't matter if you OS or Snipe in that GCD. Kinda funny/wrong/mental that _ORBITAL_ strike does less damage than "peeeeew".. So, why should I not play Hybrid spec?

Here's the kicker, a long time ago, in this very game... wait for it... it was announced that hybrids was a BAD! ..wait for it.. So, recently they buffed critical chance 12% to Interrogation probe.. waaait for it... on a level 4 skill in the Lethality tree, for an Engineer Level 3 skill.

wat.


Sorry.. had to get this out of my system

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Gondolindhrim
01.11.2014 , 04:56 AM | #102
I don't really have a problem with nerfing Orbital Strike, but the way they're going about it is an absolute farce. How about just removing one tick instead? It'd deal half the damage it does now on single targets but would still be a useful AoE ability since weak adds tend to die quite quickly anyway. And most importantly, each hit would still feel powerful.

The developers seem to have forgotten that the strongest AoE abilities of every other class are either instant or 3s channels. Orbital Strike needs to be more powerful as long as it deals its damage over such a long time.
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BaineOs
01.11.2014 , 05:10 AM | #103
Quote: Originally Posted by Gondolindhrim View Post
The developers seem to have forgotten that the strongest AoE abilities of every other class are either instant or 3s channels. Orbital Strike needs to be more powerful as long as it deals its damage over such a long time.
I'm pvp orientated so no pve gear. That's the kicker isn't it? For me it's around 3.3K - 3.4K and that's over 12 secs?....lol really? When you work out how much damage that is per tic....in pvp.....? Yup we have a new definition of useless

It's not even used as an interrupt for engineering snipers...plasma probe anyone?
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Gondolindhrim
01.11.2014 , 05:46 AM | #104
Quote: Originally Posted by BaineOs View Post
I'm pvp orientated so no pve gear. That's the kicker isn't it? For me it's around 3.3K - 3.4K and that's over 12 secs?....lol really? When you work out how much damage that is per tic....in pvp.....? Yup we have a new definition of useless

It's not even used as an interrupt for engineering snipers...plasma probe anyone?
Exactly, the damage per tick is far, far too weak on the PTS right now. Removing one tick from the base ability would be much better both in terms of practicality and visual appeal (it's just downright ridiculous that an orbital bombardment deals less damage per hit than Snipe).
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Aerilas
01.11.2014 , 01:27 PM | #105
This is totally going to kill snipers in Solo Ranked....
Sure they keep saying that you can't change things in pvp that affect pve, but the other way around its ok?
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fire-breath
01.11.2014 , 02:33 PM | #106
Quote: Originally Posted by Aerilas View Post
This is totally going to kill snipers in Solo Ranked....
Sure they keep saying that you can't change things in pvp that affect pve, but the other way around its ok?
Since when are people that dumb to stay in your flyby in solo ranked PvP? A melee dps who stands in flyby has a deathwish I assume.
That having said, I dont run melee dps in PvP myself so maybe its better to stay inside and eat the damage. My own guts would tell me to break off, LOS and/or seek out another target.
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01.11.2014 , 02:44 PM | #107
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Since when are people that dumb to stay in your flyby in solo ranked PvP? A melee dps who stands in flyby has a deathwish I assume.
That having said, I dont run melee dps in PvP myself so maybe its better to stay inside and eat the damage. My own guts would tell me to break off, LOS and/or seek out another target.
Never. Cuz for snipers orbital strike is mostly defensive skill i.e. cast on himself! And now its pointless...
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Mythurin
01.11.2014 , 02:48 PM | #108
Here are some logs I just completed running the Hybrid. 20min run on the Dummy.

http://www.torparse.com/a/549317

Yep pathetic showing from OS. Every other attack, Grenade, Snipe (w/ Laze), Ambush, Explosive Probe hitting well above.

It seemed like Frag grenades were "cheaper"? Spammed alot of those. Also they fixed the GCD issues where AbilityActivate was not registering sometimes. 2.5.3 will fix that. Never missed a Cull.


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Beslley
01.11.2014 , 04:03 PM | #109
I give negative amounts of ****s about this nerf

Maybe it'll finally kill hybrid, that it was competitive at all outside of heavy aoe situations was stupid
Marks is still fine, leth is still fine, gimmick wallbang spec is still gimmick.

CRY MORE 2PC PVP SCRUBLORD RAIDERS, ORBITAL CAN'T CARRY YOUR BADNESS ANYMORE, BLOO BLOO
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namesaretough
01.11.2014 , 04:40 PM | #110
Quote: Originally Posted by Beslley View Post
I give negative amounts of ****s about this nerf

Maybe it'll finally kill hybrid, that it was competitive at all outside of heavy aoe situations was stupid
Marks is still fine, leth is still fine, gimmick wallbang spec is still gimmick.

CRY MORE 2PC PVP SCRUBLORD RAIDERS, ORBITAL CAN'T CARRY YOUR BADNESS ANYMORE, BLOO BLOO
You sound mad. Never manage to get good at hybrid or something?
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