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Is it time to perhaps rethink the trinity system?

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Is it time to perhaps rethink the trinity system?

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LordArtemis
11.27.2012 , 08:15 PM | #1
There was an interesting article on Massively by Eliot Lefebvre.

The Soapbox: The trinity isn't so bad

It raises a few interesting points about how the trinity system seems to get a bad rap in modern MMOs. I tend to think that the system works (I play a Sorc healer btw as my main), but it could use a bit more flexibility.

In this game it seems to be that a dual spec would go a long way toward that flexibility. Sure, you can respec for free if you are a sub, take the time to reset your bars and the like, but I think it would be far better to provide a way to save a certain spec to offer more flexibility with roles, especially in flashpoints and operations.

Just my two cents. Any thoughts on the Trinity system, it's ups and downs and what if anything can be done to improve it's implementation here?

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11.27.2012 , 08:37 PM | #2
I've always enjoyed the trinity system, because it makes me feel like I'm important in a team. Although I can dream about a more flexible system where I still feel like I have a role, I just don't think it's possible.

Edit: Unless you're just talking about dual specialization? My guess is it will be in the game some day in the future.
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11.27.2012 , 08:48 PM | #3
The only other thing I could think of would be to add another specialty -- Crowd Control. Damned if I know how you could create a balance between roles, though. I think this is one of the things that got Tabula Rasa into trouble from the start. Can't remember the combat engineer role, what it was called, but some of its best "attacks" were really CC's. Depending on whether it was the dev's FOTM or not, it was either extremely OP or worthless.
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11.27.2012 , 08:53 PM | #4
I used to think the trinity was old-fashioned. Then I played GW2. Now I love the trinity.

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MiraniSedai
11.27.2012 , 08:54 PM | #5
Caveate: I am new to this game (highest toon is 15) but one thing I have been enjoying is how many of the flashpoints and heroic quests you do NOT need a trinity for. Quite refreshing and alot of fun.

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Soluss
11.27.2012 , 09:03 PM | #6
After playing GW2, no, the trinity is what works. No need to fix what isnt broken. The only thing I did not like about GW2 is there was no trinity. It was just a freakin gank fest and it was stupid.
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Saliq
11.27.2012 , 09:05 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Korusus View Post
I used to think the trinity was old-fashioned. Then I played GW2. Now I love the trinity.
haha nice reply.

But I agree, not just due to GW2, trinity is basicly the only thing that really works, wanting it or not, I simply can't enjoy a game without it!
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Pepperawr
11.27.2012 , 09:09 PM | #8
I don't think it would ever happen for this game. I enjoy GW2s non-trinity system especially waiting in queues here as a dps. Also we have to put up with some really contrived class mechanics like... bounty hunter healers. Talk about a canon buster.
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Saliq
11.27.2012 , 09:18 PM | #9
Face it, in GW2 people are still trying to impose the trinity system for groups.
This includes looking for Guardians or Warriors defensive specced and geared, and people with healing abilities, IE Engineer and/or Elementalist.

I have yet to see a good non trinity system, jumping around like monkeys in GW2, with random aggro from a boss is not really my idea of fun, and while I did enjoy the time I had in GW2, it was definitely not from doing Dungeons
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RobbyBlazeheart
11.27.2012 , 09:18 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Pepperawr View Post
I don't think it would ever happen for this game. I enjoy GW2s non-trinity system especially waiting in queues here as a dps. Also we have to put up with some really contrived class mechanics like... bounty hunter healers. Talk about a canon buster.
I will always love the healing cannon troopers have because when I think of a blaster cannon I think healer :P