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# 21
10-16-2012, 06:44 AM
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For the third time, Sophologimo please stay out.
The ........... cant read can he??
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# 22
10-16-2012, 06:45 AM
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For the third time, Sophologimo please stay out.

For the third time, you seem to be acting quite rude to Sophologimo when all he's done is provide reasonable and factually accurate answers to your somewhat naive question.

This does not reflect well upon you.
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# 23
10-16-2012, 06:46 AM
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Because that would mean you don't really benefit from the rewards of the STF's, which would make the rewards sort of pointless. And that is a Bad Thing.

Pointless? Not really, the sets would still be better than aegis and non set stuff without
the resist. When I've read the small amount of players complaining about stf difficulty its never about pressure or sustained npc damage, its the outrageous oneshotability from some npcs that grimps their style, if anything most/even pvers seem to think that stfs are quite easy so losing the resist would up there difficulty a little. (But not a lot as most shield/resist healing comes from boff/class abilities)

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You are still thinking PvP balance. That is a tertiary concern for the developers, and for good reasons.

You are right, of course, there might be better solutions - such as giving Borg their own weapon type, like "Borg plasma". But given the number of PvPers, is it (strictly economically speaking) worth the effort for them? I doubt it.
The number of pvpers is directly affected by balance :/

More fair, more competitive, more players. I soon as the casual starts thinking "I don't have a chance" Then you losing a big potential player base. I mean read the forums, its constantly "The escort guy kill my kirk cruiser in 5secs! PVP is rubbish!" and "Me and my team were shooting this guy for 5mins and he still tanked then killed us all :{!" Coupla' examples I've seen over last few months.

Really player versus player balance should be first priority as npcs don't complain when their favourite Iwin button is nerfed, they don't mind and rage on forums about it.

Also in pve how players do versus other players is vitally important.

Lets have a theoretical example, this mmo FANTASY OF ZAMBORIA:RISE OF THE DEATHCRABS, has two ranged dps class', one, the Wizard does moderate dps, the other, the Warlock does very good dps. So why would players in a traditional raid format take a Wizard in their team?

Its got to that stage with stfs almost, constantly you see stuff like "cruisers are a joke" and "best take 5 escorts to stfs for optionals" but thats as much mission design and the respawn mechanic.

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# 24
10-16-2012, 06:47 AM
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The ........... cant read can he??
The naz4 clearly thinks he is now the form moderator and has some imagined authority who can and can't contribute to a game related discussion.

Again, this reflects negatively on him.
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# 25
10-16-2012, 06:48 AM
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The naz4 clearly thinks he is now the form moderator and has some imagined authority who can and can't contribute to a game related discussion.

Again, this reflects negatively on him.
Search his posts else where and you'll see
aka NazHuggyBear2

"No, there is no real problem with P2W in STO. Obviously, if you fight against someone with an equal level of skill in the game, better equipment will give you an edge. But usually, it is the skill level that determines the outcome, not the P2W." - Sprinkles
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# 26
10-16-2012, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by cdiederichs View Post
The naz4 clearly thinks he is now the form moderator and has some imagined authority who can and can't contribute to a game related discussion.

Again, this reflects negatively on him.
Sophie has a very poor posting history on the PvP forums. His posts are usually illogical and easily countered, but even with every single PvPer in the game telling him how he is wrong he'll never see reason. Typically, engaging Sophie only results in a thread getting completely derailed so the best course of action is to simply ignore him.

Naz, don't bother telling him to go away. It won't work. Just pretend he isn't there.
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# 27
10-16-2012, 06:59 AM
If they don't want to go through the hassle of programming, would it really be a big deal if they just dropped the plasma resist altogether? They'd still be good shields, Borg kit without the NPC proc would still be good weapons, etc.

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# 28
10-16-2012, 07:02 AM
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For the third time, you seem to be acting quite rude to Sophologimo when all he's done is provide reasonable and factually accurate answers to your somewhat naive question.

This does not reflect well upon you.

What Hurleybird said + he's trying to act like his anwser is the dev anwser. he's not a dev so it isn't.

that said if all they wanted was a better reward, why not just 20% all energy resistance? Same effect but dosen't FUBAR an entire weapons class.
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# 29
10-16-2012, 07:03 AM
without the plasma resists they are still by far with only one exception the best shields in the game, bar none. (The Fleet Shields, the Res Cap3, Resistance A type are the only ones that compete. And that's KDF side to the KHG shield. Maco is still quite comfortably better)

Cryptic, namely Gozer and Gecko probably were the ones that decided "herpaderp derp derp! we need to give the rpers a chance! Derp Derp Derp!"
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# 30
10-16-2012, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by hurleybird View Post
Sophie has a very poor posting history on the PvP forums. His posts are usually illogical and easily countered, but even with every single PvPer in the game telling him how he is wrong he'll never see reason. Typically, engaging Sophie only results in a thread getting completely derailed so the best course of action is to simply ignore him.

Naz, don't bother telling him to go away. It won't work. Just pretend he isn't there.
Will try to.
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"No, there is no real problem with P2W in STO. Obviously, if you fight against someone with an equal level of skill in the game, better equipment will give you an edge. But usually, it is the skill level that determines the outcome, not the P2W." - Sprinkles
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