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Before we nerf damage numbers again, let’s look at competitive improvements to other areas.

Swagger.1459Swagger.1459 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited July 29, 2020 in PVP

1- Reevaluate base health.

2- Improve heal support skills, roles, and mechanics as a counter to damage output. And considering this is a team based game, and heal support is a balancing factor to damage, this is logical.

3- Might want to consider raising player limits to something like 7v7 normally for matches to make more possible openings for support roles on teams. And I came from a game that was primarily 8v8, and around that number seemed to work well in pvp.

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  • Shiyo.3578Shiyo.3578 Member ✭✭✭✭

    11k Hp seems fine on thief but not guard or ele. There's a reason these two classes are stuck in support roles all the time, especially ele.

    It does honestly feel like support is a nearly useless role outside of AT's and a great way to lower your rating in ranked.

  • Kuma.1503Kuma.1503 Member ✭✭✭

    Supports still work, but I don't recommend playing it without a trusted duo. There's no use healing your teamates if they face tank every burst and instant down after you've just rezzed them. Find yourself a pvp partner if you plan on playing support in ranked. It will help you maintain your sanity.

  • megilandil.7506megilandil.7506 Member ✭✭✭

    @Swagger.1459 said:

    2- Improve heal support skills, roles, and mechanics as a counter to damage output. And considering this is a team based game, and heal support is a balancing factor to damage, this is logical.

    mmmm ..... no
    this game have a big design flaw around heal suport, and this is that you also heals yourself making heal suport specs also big sturdy tanks, if heal suport have to be improved they have to divide clearly suport skills of the ones that heals yourself

  • Kuma.1503Kuma.1503 Member ✭✭✭

    @megilandil.7506 said:

    @Swagger.1459 said:

    2- Improve heal support skills, roles, and mechanics as a counter to damage output. And considering this is a team based game, and heal support is a balancing factor to damage, this is logical.

    mmmm ..... no
    this game have a big design flaw around heal suport, and this is that you also heals yourself making heal suport specs also big sturdy tanks, if heal suport have to be improved they have to divide clearly suport skills of the ones that heals yourself

    Anet has already found ways around this by giving support specs +X% Healing to allies. It's an easy problem to solve.

  • Leonidrex.5649Leonidrex.5649 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kuma.1503 said:

    @megilandil.7506 said:

    @Swagger.1459 said:

    2- Improve heal support skills, roles, and mechanics as a counter to damage output. And considering this is a team based game, and heal support is a balancing factor to damage, this is logical.

    mmmm ..... no
    this game have a big design flaw around heal suport, and this is that you also heals yourself making heal suport specs also big sturdy tanks, if heal suport have to be improved they have to divide clearly suport skills of the ones that heals yourself

    Anet has already found ways around this by giving support specs +X% Healing to allies. It's an easy problem to solve.

    I would personally stray away from raw healing as support ability, healing for some is fine but if its the main thing support does then it becomes very binary, and a stat check. Giving superspeed, short stealth, ripping boons, creating walls, soft cc are much more healthy IMO

  • Shiyo.3578Shiyo.3578 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 31, 2020

    @Kuma.1503 said:
    Supports still work, but I don't recommend playing it without a trusted duo. There's no use healing your teamates if they face tank every burst and instant down after you've just rezzed them. Find yourself a pvp partner if you plan on playing support in ranked. It will help you maintain your sanity.

    Playing anything but holo +x, power rev + x or thief + x is a pretty bad duo. Support just..doesn't work for winning games.

  • Leonidrex.5649Leonidrex.5649 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Shiyo.3578 said:

    @Kuma.1503 said:
    Supports still work, but I don't recommend playing it without a trusted duo. There's no use healing your teamates if they face tank every burst and instant down after you've just rezzed them. Find yourself a pvp partner if you plan on playing support in ranked. It will help you maintain your sanity.

    Playing anything but holo +x, power rev + x or thief + x is a pretty bad duo. Support just..doesn't work for winning games.

    supporting just 1 player isnt good enough to make it worth it, might as well play 2x holo or holo+thief. but support could be a nice offpick for you if you knew people in your team are competent