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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
10-22-2010, 09:09 AM
Originally Posted by rb74
The game needs to be balanced in such a way that the majority, not the minority, have fun.
The game needs to be balanced in such a way that every player has the same chance of winning based on the available classes, abilities, ships and weapons, so that only the skill of the individual player is the deciding factor. We are currently somewhat close to that.

Furthermore, the game is not meant to be a comparison of individual players, but a comparison of groups of players. Therefore a duel between two players will not indicate anything about game balance as a whole.

There are many reasons why Klingons do better in PvP. Klingons are used to PvP due to the way how they level up, where feds mostly go the easy way about leveling. Also, there are way fewer Klingons around than Feds, which leads to the fact that Klingons mostly know each other from countless previous matches and naturally play well together in PUGs. If you look at premades where the Fed teams are made out of players that also know each other well, this advantage is taken away from the equation.

To sum it up, if you want to have fun, put some effort into your game play and improve it. This means dieing a lot and getting frustrated, but at the end you'll get there if you really mean it. But do not request balance changes where personal skill will be taken out of the equation, and where the deciding factor will be luck of the draw. Go play lotto instead.