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I watch the respawn counter 10 times longer than I actually play, why is this damn thing 75 seconds long? I end up just Alt-Tabbing out and watching TV.
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# 2
09-06-2013, 10:39 PM
Different missions and different situations have different respawn counters. It depends on when and where you are and what you're doing.

I haven't seen a respawn timer longer than 10 seconds.
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# 3
09-06-2013, 10:49 PM
Each time you die in a short amount of time the counter increases it is meant to punish people who keep dying to much. Only way to avoid it to stop dying a lot in a short period of time. The timer does not increase if you go long periods of time between death.
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# 4
09-06-2013, 10:53 PM
In STFs, the more you die, the higher your respawn timer. After about three minutes or so, it resets.

Same thing for NWS except that it doesn't reset.
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# 5
09-06-2013, 10:55 PM
yeah its really stupid and it hurts the team.

whenever i notice someone in a pug dying too much, i just leave.
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# 6
09-06-2013, 10:59 PM
You're right, dying a lot does hurt the team. People should stop doing that.
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# 7
09-06-2013, 11:07 PM
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You're right, dying a lot does hurt the team. People should stop doing that.
Yep that is why the increased timer to try to get people to be better by not want to go a long time without doing anything wile waiting to respawn. It is a good thing I think.
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# 8
09-06-2013, 11:09 PM
If you're dying to the point your respawn timer is stupidly long, you're either playing HSE (before the fix in the latest patch at least) or are doing something terribly wrong.
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# 9
09-06-2013, 11:20 PM
Timer there to give some penalty to dying, some reason to not kamikaze every 5 seconds.

Time gets a bit long after a few deaths and it's annoying. But to compare to WoW where you have to either ghost back to your body or have someone rez you it's not that bad. Try dying in a WoW raid... there's 1 or 2 rezs allowed for the whole team, after that you get to be a spectator till the fight is done.
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# 10
09-07-2013, 07:17 AM
It's a sad MMO trope existing only because some QQ about there being no other death penalty.

They should just make it a standard duration so it will be less frustrating causing people just to log out and play some other game.
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