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BW, do you ever intend on addressing Tank Powertech/Vanguard in pvp?

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BW, do you ever intend on addressing Tank Powertech/Vanguard in pvp?

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Azrienov
11.09.2012 , 10:05 PM | #21
Dig it up, and let us see this interview. Otherwise, you're still spouting off.

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GhostHei
11.09.2012 , 10:06 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by PoliteAssasin View Post
I just said.. According to Bioware. My post isn't exactly long, for you to have missed that is quite sad. It was stated in an interview a while ago.
Oh right, because bioware knows their pvp balance so well and whatever they say must be 100% correct

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Phasersablaze
11.09.2012 , 10:27 PM | #23
You guys have a viable spec in PVP. In fact, it's a darn good spec. Why are you complaining?

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GhostHei
11.09.2012 , 10:52 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by Phasersablaze View Post
You guys have a viable spec in PVP. In fact, it's a darn good spec. Why are you complaining?
Because it's not the spec he wants to play? I don't think it's too much to ask for the devs to bring the specs that are falling behind in line with the viable ones. In fact, isn't that the whole point of balancing? Granted it will never be picture perfect but it's also no reason for us to just be content with being pigeon holed into certain specs just to be competetive.

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Phasersablaze
11.09.2012 , 11:02 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by GhostHei View Post
Because it's not the spec he wants to play? I don't think it's too much to ask for the devs to bring the specs that are falling behind in line with the viable ones. In fact, isn't that the whole point of balancing? Granted it will never be picture perfect but it's also no reason for us to just be content with being pigeon holed into certain specs just to be competetive.
Too bad. You should be thankful that you have 2/3 good specs to play. Not to mention a Hybrid "trucker" spec is very viable and there is a whole thread about it in the PT forums.

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Azrienov
11.14.2012 , 01:45 PM | #26
Was playing my tank in pvp, I find a few things might help to influence the efficiency in pvp.

Change the tier 4 bonus of pvp gear from additional damage while guarding to reducing the critical chance players have against you(5-10%), reduced damage taken while guarding, or reduced damage taken from guarding.

Add in a crowd control snare to smoke grenade/oilslick, or make it a tossed attack.

Fix the issues with jumping. . . for everyone.

Fix the unload animation for powertech . . .

Bring the "-% Damage taken while stunned" to tier 1 in the AP tree, or increase the defensive capabilities of the PT through a benefit to Reactive shield or the shield mechanic itself.

Make the aim boost in the tank tree tier one, move railshot buff up.

Give 31 point tank specs the chance to reduce the effectiveness of stuns. This one is seriously tricky, but if you base it on a formula of multiple defensive stats, it'll be less effective for people that are stacking damage in tank spec. Alternatively, give tanks a large decrease on their CC breaker(everyone really needs this) or an immunity after deploying their CC breaker.

Any of these additions would see tech tanks take a strong step in pvp towards their intended role.

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af_raptura
11.14.2012 , 02:13 PM | #27
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Bring the "-% Damage taken while stunned" to tier 1 in the AP tree, or increase the defensive capabilities of the PT through a benefit to Reactive shield or the shield mechanic itself.
I always found it curious that the spec was called "Shield Tech/Shield Specialist" and yet there were no buffs to our energy/reactive shield. A talent somewhere that would buff our shield would be cool, but I would rather go with the snare on oil slick/smoke grenade. What's even stranger is that Torian, the bounty hunter melee dps companion, has an oil slick type move that is an AoE slow, but the player cannot possible get the same effect.
PvE theorycrafting has really loosened their standards.
Quote: Originally Posted by karlwaite View Post
As for the skill changes to benefit pvp likes of the fly by damage reduction they suffered and reducing focused defence by 200% is a joke they are affecting pve to benefit pvp.

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Stanimir
11.14.2012 , 11:03 PM | #28
I can top DPS charts and get over 300k protection on my PT with a healer, and I was level 32. I think its fine...

Also, if all else fails, go pyro and roll the map.