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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 24
02-02-2010, 02:21 PM
Originally Posted by Phasmatis
Just a quick note on premades...

I haven't been part of a single premade. Not once. But here's an interesting difference from both sidesin T1 (sorry, I have a job and a family so I'm slow to level up):

As a fed:

The match starts, people warp in and wander off, very rarely you will see one other player loitering around the start waiting for somebody else, maybe 1 out of 5 matches. Once contact has been made by the first unlucky lone Fed the other Feds notice it, they're all spread out but they start rushing to aid their team mates, one at a time they come in to face off against 5 Klingons. Obviously that doesn't end well. The irony here is that all through beta the Fed players were screaming and yelling that all the Klingons needed to do was work together and that gear made no difference. Talking to the other Feds, those that answer anyway, and you find that many of them, most even, are new to the game.

As a Klingon:

As players warp in they generally cloak up. Most of the players hang around the warp-in point for a little bit, once three or four are in one of them gets antsy and zips off, the others follow. When first contact is made the Klingons outnumber the the lone fed 3 or 4 to 1, the outcome is obvious. About the time the first target pops there is another target or two flying up, by now all five Klingon players are together and chances are somebody has taken the initiative to form a team. Talking with the other Klingon players and you find that most of them were in the beta so they have a good idea of what they're doing.

Yeah, sometimes the Klingons play like the Feds currently are and you see some of them die. Even then though what I've noticed is that those that died seem to learn very quickly that they need to stop running off on their own. For some reason a lot of the Fed players just don't get that concept yet, they still charge in one at a time.

So it has nothing to do with premade groups, thats a convenient excuse when your team is getting slaughtered. It has everything to do with understanding the very basic concepts of PvP and focus fire. Natural selection should take care of the slow learners unless they're incredibly stubborn.

The T1 gear right now definately favors the Klingons. With my Fed character I still don't have equal equipment to what my Klingon started with. This is the opposite of what happened in the beta but it's nice to have confirmation that gear makes such a substantial difference since the Feds thoughout beta insisted that their gear wasn't giving them an advantage at all.

So, while the Klingons don't need a nerf so much, we do need Cryptic to do something with the starter gear and at the same time they need to increase Klingon rewards from PvP and/or PvP related missions so the Klingons can at least keep up with Fed gear, otherwise it will just swing the other way. Although I guess if I had to chose I don't mind losing so much in T1 if it means I have a constant flow of opponents and short queue times.
except its t1 gear... the everage person is out of it in a matter of hours..

Also, if the feds bother doing some of the content they get which we don't they get blues and greens for most of their important gear and are on par or better than what we can even get in t2.