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What's the point of MVP points ?

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What's the point of MVP points ?

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Tamanous
01.22.2013 , 11:55 AM | #11
I either vote for the lowest ranked member or the one who healed the most. Either that or a specific person who impressed me.

Typically though I only see people voting for the those in their group no matter how crap they are.

My issue isn't MVP though but medals. The balance of contribution that push up your medals is based entirely too much on disparity of work. A pure healer can get crap medals but by far the most healing. Same is true for dps specialists. The latest example is with my gunslinger where I topped damage by a huge margin over everyone else on map yet only had mid ranged medals. This was due to trying to keep range around the objective and being just outside the range of contribution which borked my end results even though I was highly effective during the game.

Some classes suffer greatly map to map because of the blanket contribution system. Once again if you aren't melee or playing within melee range you tend to get screwed.

I must admit I am falling into the ever growing crowd of players getting upset over how melee focuses this game has become. I am not sure why Bioware takes so long to address issues everyone on message boards and in game is complaining about. Class balance should not be part of X.x patch in the future but within every single patch update and outside content scheduling. Players currently have the time to level a new fotm toon and end game gear them before Bioware even officially addresses any issues at all. This is obscene.

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criminalheretic
01.22.2013 , 11:56 AM | #12
Woot! 1 comm and 62 valor points FTW!

I have 3 50's, one VL 96, another VL 89, and another VL 71, and they all have close to or over 1000 MVP votes each. Man, if I didn't have those MVP votes, then they would only be at exactly the same VL they are now...
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Lionflash
01.22.2013 , 12:04 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by criminalheretic View Post
Woot! 1 comm and 62 valor points FTW!

I have 3 50's, one VL 96, another VL 89, and another VL 71, and they all have close to or over 1000 MVP votes each. Man, if I didn't have those MVP votes, then they would only be at exactly the same VL they are now...
That's 1000 comms, you can buy a few things with that.

If they make the value of MVP votes any more significant people will just vote trade with their friends. As it stands now most people might toggle the damage numbers or healing or objective and give it to one of those guys at the top (a nice nod that you are doing well) and that is the purpose of an MVP vote. Don't wanna ruin it 'cause then there will be threads about how MVP voting has gone down the drain.

So for now MVP votes are really nothing more than a meassure of the size of your E-peen. And because that's the case I think everybody here already knows that I have the biggest.

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Kyanzes
01.22.2013 , 01:36 PM | #14
MVP helps a lot. When you get naught MVP for working your *** off defending a node/planting *ALL* bombs or warning peeps constantly of incoming attack you finally know it's best to be left to others and go and and smash/heal instead. As you, my group-aiding friend, are ignored.

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SomeJagoff
01.22.2013 , 01:39 PM | #15
1 extra comm, a little extra valor, but mainly just recognition of efforts, and by that I mean, whoever got most damage or heals and ignored the most objectives, since that's usually how the votes are sorted, especially in huttball.
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Lord_Karsk
01.22.2013 , 02:36 PM | #16
IIf they were smart you would get 10 commendations for 1 vote, as it is now nobody cares at all for the most part.

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Ybini
01.22.2013 , 02:38 PM | #17
I used to try and pick someone out, now I usually vote for the one with the worst stats, or most deaths figuring they need better gear.

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rhakoth
01.22.2013 , 05:08 PM | #18
I don't vote anymore as the only thing people seem to reward in my WZ's is highest damage. I saw one guy get 5 vote because he did topped damage.

Problem is he only got 4 total kills and no killing blows because he was mindlessly attacking targets that were being healed.

MVP simply rewards stupidity and encourages further stupidity from those that are under the impression they are doing the right thing because they got votes.

Unless I'm pvping with someone I know I'm not even interested in receiving comms from anyone let alone awarding them anymore.

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Chlomamf
01.22.2013 , 07:00 PM | #19
I'm pretty sure it's to make the people who didn't get any MVP votes feel bad and physcologically make them want to PvP more so they aren't bad anymore, therefor leading to longer Subscriptions meaning more cash for Bioware, and decreasing WZ Queue times, therefor making the playerbase happy.

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Darth-Rammstein
01.22.2013 , 07:49 PM | #20
I don't like the people that trade mvp votes with their guildy they queued up with even if they sucked. Generally on my healer I have no problems getting atleast 1 vote. I'll usually try to vote for the next highest healer or sometimes the guy with the most protection. It's only 1 comm per vote so it doesn't really matter anyways. I've noticed the guy with the most medals usually ends up getting mvp votes, that never really made sense to me. All you need for top medals is to play a utility class i.e. any tank.
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