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Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 585
# 86
02-26-2013, 03:40 PM
Would it be asking too much to only allow one set of Rep-system passives to be selected as Active at a time?

Say Omega... or Romulan... or PvP... or Jem'Hadar... or Dr. Who... whichever you want, but one at a time instead of everything all together at once? You'd still need to be buy Respec tokens to re-arrange your selections within completed trees, but a system would have several upsides for Cryptic as well as its players.

1. Limits power creep in PvE and PvP in a sensible, coherent fashion, allowing content to remain viably challenging without putting it out of reach of players just starting out.

2. Allows Cryptic to watch and see which Rep trees are most used as active, allowing easier metric-gathering for tuning (if nobody is using the PvP Rep systems, there's a good chance there's something wrong with it).

3. Reduces barriers for players looking to get into endgame PvE and PvP content.

There's other reasons, but I've gotta run. It'd be win-win for everyone if Cryptic would go this route with the rep system.
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