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# 3
08-19-2012, 02:08 PM
Originally Posted by ussultimatum View Post
As there is precedent for a threat generation skill on the ground, Draw Fire, I feel that there should be a similar alternative for space.

Adding threat generation to APD would do the following:

  • Give it an additional reason to be chosen for PvE content over APB, which is currently superior as the target does not need to fire on the player for APB to take effect.
  • Have no negative or positive impact for PvP content. While this is the PvE forums, PvP should always be considered for these kinds of power changes.
  • Keep the ability separate from ship classes, so no one is "forced" to generate threat if they don't want to.
  • Allow any ship the ability to generate threat on demand, but this would most likely be chosen by Cruisers that can spare the tactical slot. This is something that Cruisers in particular lack, and would be a tiny step in giving them more of a reason to be played in PvE content.
  • Benefit teams on the whole as Escorts with APB might often find themselves next to a Cruiser with APD - with both effects stacking for greater overall team damage output and allowing for better synergy.

Good idea. I'd also scale the threat generation to match threat control skill points. More threat control, the more hate APD would pull.

I would also add this feature to Feedback pulse. If player has 0 threat control then it generates 0 threat. If player has 9 threat control then each pulse would generate high hate.