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# 213
04-24-2013, 05:24 AM
Originally Posted by hurleybird View Post
I'm listening to the podcast right now. While some of the assumptions about PvP (mostly on the part of the hosts) are pretty funny, I think you might be exaggerating or even misconstruing some of the points he's making. Yeah, I'm going defend him this time.

1. This seems highly exaggerated. The way that I took it is that he'd prefer to improve balance by buffing underpowered powers and items, or introducing new counters than nerf something that people have expended major effort to attain. He never said that nerfs are completely off the table, and in the past Cryptic has nerfed very rare and expensive items like SNB doffs.

2. He never said balance was primarily based off of 1v1, but did state that 1v1 balance cannot be ignored and is "where we begin" (or something to that effect). Perhaps the later is a poor choice of words, but it seemed the thought was that individual ship classes form the basic building blocks you need to start at before looking at group mechanics.

I could be wrong though. Perhaps Gecko will see this thread and give a more detailed explanation of his opinions.
@1) i m not sure where you take your optimism from, but from what i see in the patch notes and the interview. balancing is to hard the mess is to big, so its been postponed.

@2) its a quote. "primarily about 1v1." curious how that translates into the chances of engs to kill anything in this game in a 1v1? Take the most eng heavy ship Gal-R, all same set up, pick your poison, how is the eng going to come out on top 1v1?

the pve related comments by the guys about no content requiring tanks are spot on. His response that they are looking for a grand solution that fixes that without rewriting old content and design new content with new objectives, tells me to stay out of pvp until this guy fixes the "muddflation" mess he created.

God forbid the mighty escorts might get nerfed, here are some more proc heals and resists, because Geko secretely think they are too tanky, but hi what can you do about it ?!?!?!
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