Oh no the Sci spammers are back!
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-25-2011, 06:01 PM
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FaW does have a range that you can get out of, it's spike is really small allowing time to do just that, and has some really affective counters. Sorry, I see that as OP as SV which really I dont regard either as OP. Sci, the same, they are supposed to be harrassers with some DPS if they chose that build. I actualy like the healing in STO as it can sometimes be a hard thing to take some down. Never really liked development where the 1-shot kill was the norm.
I've played games where balance was/is an issue. SWG, currently and has been that way for almost 3 years now, has a profession that is not even designed for PVP gameplay and stated so via the Lead Dev. His statement was;
"LS = pve (tank)
DS = pvp (dps)" LS meaning LS jedi and DS meaning dark side jedi. So, effectively, LS jedi are gated, via design, from even playing 1/2 of the end game content (PVP).
That is a balance problem. To be honest, I just haven't seen that level of im-balance over here. Cryptic seems to have done a lot better job of balance than a bunch of other game developers have. (being they only really have 3 profs, I would expect that also)
There will always be something that players think is OP and UP in any game. However, Cryptic has access to their database to tell them, really, if player beliefs are right or wrong. Sorry, so far I haven't seen sci or FaW beamboats as OP and I play an Eng in an escort also. I just seem to hit an engine batt and EM a bit more in the escort than the crusier. (got that deal macroed on my G-105 borad for both of them) But the trade off is, I have a boat-load more spike DPS in that def-R than I could ever have in the excel w/beams. Each has their place however.
In the Arena map you may run and you may escape, but eventually you have to go back to team FaW's ball of applied DPS in an attempt to get kills. There was a list I had put together of things I believe FaW counters vs the list of counters to FaW(as applied to Arena map), I can dig it up if you like.