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Developer Update: Imperial Agent and Smuggler Class Changes

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Developer Update: Imperial Agent and Smuggler Class Changes
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JasonNH's Avatar

04.16.2013 , 01:50 PM | #11
My dirty fighting scoundrel thanks you for these changes. The ammo management is much better and the ability to fire off wounding shots more often is very welcomed. The change to prevent shrap bomb from breaking CC was very needed so this helps a lot. I feel like we are in a good place to be productive now along with other DPS. Big thumbs up.
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04.16.2013 , 01:58 PM | #12
Increase the dps to the concealment operative so they are viable on raids.

The guild I am in does not want me to run raids as a stealth operative; they say I don't and won't put out the needed dps for raids. I don't want to play Sniper. I also don't want the Lethality tree. I got stuck on a pvp server when I moved with my guild.

This is their quote :

"Not to cut on Ops but since they are considered a melee class and are not doing as well as others, such as Maras, PowerTechs, Jugs, or Assassins, an Op DPS that does well will still have a harder time making a raid especially an 8man because a leader will typically want 2-3 range and 1-2 melee. The melee that will be chosen will usually be Mara first for Blood Thirst Utility and then Assassins and PTs for off tanking abilities and then finally a Op."

"I just want to see you get more time in the raids. In 2.0 the sniper will be the best DPS class as far as we can tell"

"This message is to not sway your decision or force you to change your main, but to offer some insight that this change could be more beneficial for you since we are heavy on melee DPS and Ops will likely not beat out most of the other classes."
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04.16.2013 , 02:01 PM | #13
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04.16.2013 , 02:42 PM | #14
awesome im going to do some dirty kicks to npcs in the area with this new update
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04.16.2013 , 03:13 PM | #15
my scrapper thanks you for this ! happy face
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04.16.2013 , 03:39 PM | #16
So is there a DR for alacrity
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04.16.2013 , 04:05 PM | #17
Mr Peckenpaugh... Pls, tell me - why overbuffed sniper need it?

Spotter: Now when Snipers enter cover, they start building stacks of stealth detection. These stacks climb steadily over 30 seconds and stack up to 30 times. Each stack increases stealth detection by 1 level. This effect ends when you leave cover. We wanted Snipers to feel like they really owned an area, especially if they’ve “set up shop” for a while there, so to speak. Stealth characters can still sneak up on Snipers when approaching them directly from behind, but now a deeply rooted Sniper makes a great lookout, even against unwitting stealth characters.
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04.16.2013 , 04:30 PM | #18
How about a small cooldown on that Operative roll eh?

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04.16.2013 , 05:37 PM | #19
Still can't say I'm inspired to play an Agent just yet...

I started an Agent and a Smuggler at the same time. Played them both up for a little while, to compare.

First off, the Agent uses a pistol during cinematics, but can't really use one at all.

More importantly, the Agent gets hit more often while charging abilities. Charged Shot leaves the Smuggler behind cover while charging, then they stand up long enough to fire. Sniper Shot leaves the Agent standing while charging, so they get hit more (and suffer knockback) before eventually firing.

It's the little things, that made me delete the Agent eventually and play up the Smuggler instead.

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04.16.2013 , 05:48 PM | #20
Lol @ complainers. The sniper was always this powerful. You just didn't notice it because of all the smash monkey and Pyrotechs. We get a few moves to make us more mobile and hold our own in a 1 vs many fight and you complain? Ha ha I say... Ha ha.