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eraserfish 03-29-2013 01:00 PM

Reduce Scatter Volley duration to 5 seconds
 
Feels like there's too much overlap with Beam Fire At Will...

It would also help level the playing field for beam-users in some PvE actions.

tinead51 03-29-2013 01:03 PM

Er,that'll be a resounding NO :confused:

eraserfish 03-29-2013 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by tinead51 (Post 8892751)
Er,that'll be a resounding NO :confused:

And... why not?

cynder2012 03-29-2013 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by eraserfish (Post 8892621)
Feels like there's too much overlap with Beam Fire At Will...

It would also help level the playing field for beam-users in some PvE actions.

What exactly do you mean by this??

wirtdd 03-29-2013 01:10 PM

Yeah, also reduce 50% Cruisers hull... oh wait! ! thought we were saying random senseless stuff.

tinead51 03-29-2013 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by eraserfish (Post 8892621)
Feels like there's too much overlap with Beam Fire At Will...

It would also help level the playing field for beam-users in some PvE actions.

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Originally Posted by wirtdd (Post 8892871)
Yeah, also reduce 50% Cruisers hull... oh wait! ! thought we were saying random senseless stuff.

Some people are mate ;)

eraserfish 03-29-2013 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by cynder2012 (Post 8892841)
What exactly do you mean by this??

Okay well let me put it this way.

Beam Fire At Will gives you no control over what you aim at, and becomes far less effective with each additional enemy that is within targeting range. Cannon Scatter Volley does not suffer from these flaws and more importantly, does not appear to have a cap on the maximum damage it is capable of dealing. The damage potential is already quite a bit higher in the first few seconds than Beam Fire At Will. It's just a much better ability overall, even though Beam Fire At Will can potentially be more useful in some situations than it.

I would also like to add that since the ability makes the escorts so damn efficient at killing mobs, it also obviates the need for crowd control abilities.

tinead51 03-29-2013 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by eraserfish (Post 8893091)
Okay well let me put it this way.

Beam Fire At Will gives you no control over what you aim at, and becomes far less effective with each additional enemy that is within targeting range. Cannon Scatter Volley does not suffer from these flaws and more importantly, does not appear to have a cap on the maximum damage it is capable of dealing. It's just a much better ability overall, even though Beam Fire At Will can potentially be more useful in some situations than it.

I would also like to add that since the ability makes the escorts so damn efficient at killing mobs, it also obviates the need for crowd control abilities.

A GW that pulls all the nasties together so us peeps using CSV can clear mobs fast mmmm
Put that spade down,the hole you're digging is getting bigger without any more help :rolleyes:

eraserfish 03-29-2013 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by tinead51 (Post 8893261)
A GW that pulls all the nasties together so us peeps using CSV can clear mobs fast mmmm
Put that spade down,the hole you're digging is getting bigger without any more help :rolleyes:

Maybe so, but it's already quite a bit better alone than GW.

There are few situations where Gravity Well and Scatter Volley are both required to inflict maximum damage. The former makes the latter better but again, it is rarely needed because latter is already capable without it.

tinead51 03-29-2013 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by eraserfish (Post 8893361)
Maybe so, but it's already quite a bit better alone than GW.

There are a few situations where Gravity Well and Scatter Volley are both required to inflict maximum damage. The former makes the latter better but again, it is rarely needed because latter is already capable without it.

There,I made your comment make sense ;)


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