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Lt. Commander
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Every review out there says the same thing:

"Ground combat sucks"
"Everytime I went to do an away mission I moaned and died a little inside"
"Ground combat is just a chaotic mess and completely unfun."

The comments go on and on and on.


Do you think Cryptic will revamp ground combat? And making it more fun and exciting? What do you think would take to "fix" it?
Lt. Commander
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# 2
02-25-2010, 02:49 PM
Massively increased rate of fire, decreased enemy regeneration, less effective shields (or no shields altogether).
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# 3
02-25-2010, 05:40 PM
They need to decrease HP by about 80%.
So it actually makes sense when your shield goes down, those energy weapons will actually kill you.
Then make melee weapons hit shields.

Increase shield regen across the board, and increase rate of fire on weapons.
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# 4
02-25-2010, 06:50 PM
I am becoming increasingly bored and frustrated with the ground combat. It has gotten to the point where I often don't want to play because of it. I too think that HP should be reduced drastically.

I am wondering if Cryptic has any plans to address the issue or if they are planning on leaving it as it is.
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# 5
02-25-2010, 07:17 PM
I would like to see the weapons rebalanced (standard fire mode more effective, secondary fire made less so); perhaps giving the various types different ranges.

I would like to see some of the abilities make a bigger impact; so that I don't feel that my BOs are just wasting time when they are not shooting things.

I have mixed feelings about reduced health. I know it would be more 'true to Trek'; and some of the unshielded NPCs are stupidly tough. Still, if we died too quick after the shields went down, then healers would be rendered pretty much useless; lot's of people like playing healers (even me, on occasion).

Oh, and I would like to see all holds removed from the game; although that's more a PvP thing.

Will any of these things happen? Possibly. Cryptic do appear to listen to what the community has to say after all; doesn't mean they will always act on it of course (but really, does anyone like the holds?).

---EDIT---

BTW, I actually enjoy the ground combat; but I still think there is plenty of room for improvement.
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# 6
02-25-2010, 08:11 PM
I enjoy it as is. It's slow and tedius if you mash buttons and take random BOs and weapons, and quick and full of action if you strategically use BOs, weapon switching, kits and positioning (aka, using the tactical mechanics of the game).
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# 7
02-25-2010, 08:15 PM
Guys I think you are all looking at this from the prespective of solely pve. I think the hp's are the way they are because of pvp balancing and trust me if they wernt there you would have just as many ppl arguing the exact opposite. Now I dont think the fix here is just to greatly reduce the hp across the board or else anything resembleing fun ground pvp will never happen. Somehow (chime in here with ideas) the pve needs to get a dmg boost or something while the pvp isnt drasticly affected.
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# 8
02-26-2010, 04:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manx View Post
Will any of these things happen? Possibly. Cryptic do appear to listen to what the community has to say after all; doesn't mean they will always act on it of course (but really, does anyone like the holds?).
Making minor changes to ground combat I can believe. Making a major revision? Not gonna happen. Cryptic practices minimalist programming, they will not make major changes to anything.
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# 9
02-26-2010, 10:49 AM
I actually enjoy ground combat.
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# 10
02-26-2010, 01:53 PM
Here is what we all need to keep in mind, 1.) STO was officially launched a little more than 3 weeks ago. It's a NEW MMO. 2.) Just as it was when World of ******** was released, there were MANY bugs/issues that people wanted fixed, and in time, blizzard fixed and added features. 3.) I don't think cryptic would spend as much money as it has making the game if they didn't have any intention of adding new content and fixing current content Basically, if you want a polished MMO then you need to play EVE or EQ/WoW.
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