New Omega Adapted Set, the [DMG] Modifier & [DMG] Mod in general.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
11-05-2012, 06:02 PM
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We've been discussing weapon modifiers internally for a while now, based on feedback we've been getting over the past few months. It's likely that this will result in making some sweeping changes to modifier values and their associated effectiveness.
But such changes will not arrive in time for Season 7 launch.
It may sound strange but looking at the effectiveness of Dmg on different weapons, it almost seems like the current philosophy behind it would be retained and improved by replacing Dmg with a haste proc.
Dmg seems to do more already for high damage, high speed weapons. The lower the damage or the speed, the less effective it is. A Haste modifier would accomplish much the same effect but would be much less limited in scope and more on par with other weapons mods by virtue of scaling more and scaling with multiples of itself more. Not excessively so but closer in scope to what CritD, CritH, etc. do.
I've seen similar things in other RPGs.
It just seems like the natural tendency is for CritH, CritD, Hit, and Haste to be the best kinds of stats outside of exotic procs (which one is best tends to be build determined)... and for Dmg to be less desired unless it's numerically quite pronounced.
One thing I do think holds STO back is that modifiers affect individual weapons rather than affecting all weapons. Consequently, players never get capped in one stat from a few pieces of gear and move on to the next best stat for their build.
Games where a person could get Hit/Accuracy capped from 4 gear items cause people to make more diverse choices on their next 4 gear items. Whereas with stats being per item in STO, the best stats for any one slot end up being the best stat for all slots, since weapons do not benefit from eachother's stats. If one wants to focus on getting hitcapped here, they need to gear for hit on every item.
I'm sure Cryptic knows all of this but I thought maybe it would bear repeating since I'm sure they probably get into more advanced topics that may leave behind these basic kind of ideas sometimes.