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TheBravery.9615TheBravery.9615 Member ✭✭✭

I mean they have 5+counting months to work on this, surely they can't screw this up right?

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  • @TheBravery.9615 said:
    I mean they have 5+counting months to work on this, surely they can't screw this up right?

    You will be waiting awhile since it was confirmed (and I heard the DEV himself in chat) say the balance team is working on elite specs right now so some good and bad news for ya.

  • @primatos.5413 said:
    They still are “working“ on how to monetize alliances..sorry no time for balance.. :(

    the alliance better be good; they have had 2+counting years to work on it. Surely they won't disappoint right?

  • Psycoprophet.8107Psycoprophet.8107 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 18, 2020

    Yeah u know a dev company is doing well when all balance and most fixes have to be put off due to work on future releases lmao this games future is bright.

  • Kylden Ar.3724Kylden Ar.3724 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I can't wait for that expansion to bleed more veteran players when the game-play is kitten, but it will still sell like hotcakes to the fashion warrior crowds who want to make their obsessed anime fan waifu pillows in game.

    How many times we gotta tell you GRIND IS NOT CONTENT there ANet?

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  • Veprovina.4876Veprovina.4876 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Next balance patch: Mirage can't dodge anymore now. Let's remove the 1 dodge, it's too OP.

    In all seriousness, i do hope they will learn from their mistakes and just let some classes be at least "good" at something and not nerf everything into oblivion.
    Fingers crossed!

  • DemonSeed.3528DemonSeed.3528 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I think it's clear that new elites will be pretty much op on launch if the past is anything to go off, so any balancing will take a while to rake those in, whilst the stuff that needed to be taken care of will be pushed back even further. Whatever we get now, whenever we get it before then, will be miniscule crawling until the kettle boils over. Actually the new specs will most likely be so broken that whatever is broken now will probably not even be able to compete with it which is probably their way to solve the current problem of broken builds. Gonna be a storm for sure. And that's not even counting alliances.

  • Stand The Wall.6987Stand The Wall.6987 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 18, 2020

    anet: some of you have been disheartened about the mount and banner nerfs. not to worry, now you can wield a banner on your mount!

    noooo.

    Te lazla otstara.

  • TheGrimm.5624TheGrimm.5624 Member ✭✭✭✭

    tl; dr: Lower your bar and you will be happier since you can't change the timeline.

    Maybe I am being cynical, and I do agree I haven't seen the 'tune back up' portion of the patch, but haven't we seen this pattern before? Each time we get new elites there is a pattern of the existing builds all take a nerf. We then get a new elites that contains portions of things existing that builds had with a mix of new things. The new builds are OP because it's new and overtuned either due to combos that weren't considered or because people don't quickly adapt to counter or there aren't normal counters for new builds. Then we get another balance patch that adapts to players and builds either emerging or not that brings all things back closer to inline. So for myself, the tune back up stage they mentioned was coming will not actually appear until after EoD shows up. Hoping wrong, but ..... tl; dr.

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  • Excursion.9752Excursion.9752 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TheBravery.9615 said:
    I mean they have 5+counting months to work on this, surely they can't screw this up right?

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  • subversiontwo.7501subversiontwo.7501 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 19, 2020

    https://clips.twitch.tv/AdventurousFrailHorseradishMau5

    What balance patch? The systems team has kidnapped our lone boy and have new balance-riddled elite specs to sell xpacs to work on, same as the last two times. The HoT meta at least landed in something good after a while. The PoF meta has arguably never really settled into something good. It has improved but it has ways to go that are highly unlikely to come before EoD now. Given the time left it may sadly even be the "right" move in a sense, looking at where we stand today. That still doesn't reflect well upon the general practise or on PoF era as a whole.

  • knite.1542knite.1542 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 19, 2020

    It won't be.

    edit: This is my opinion based on previous experience with anet patches.

    If your team wins it's because of everyone else. If your team loses, blame the thief.
    ranger is OP but holo is more OP so its fine
    Why do this matter at all, you have people asking you why play so bad as fractal god?
    If they would pull that kitten on me, i would sue instantly. And i have enough time and money to finish that.
    Balance? More like a bunch of random nerfs done by interns.

  • Solanum.6983Solanum.6983 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 19, 2020

    Sadly, I'm Doubtful we'll be getting a decent balance patch anytime soon.
    On stream someone from the Balance Team said the teams working on Especs for the expansion. If I had to guess there's very few if any working on current balance.

  • Jski.6180Jski.6180 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Solanum.6983 said:
    Sadly, I'm Doubtful we'll be getting a decent balance patch anytime soon.
    On stream someone from the Balance Team said the teams working on Especs for the expansion. If I had to guess there's very few if any working on current balance.

    Not worth it anet needs to spend time on balancing the core classes badly.

    See ELE forms and you will get my views.

  • Ubi.4136Ubi.4136 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @primatos.5413 said:
    They still are “working“ on how to monetize alliances..sorry no time for balance.. :(

    I really don't think (a surprise to even myself) that they will monetize alliances. But, it's a situation of be careful what you ask for. The changes to the guild panel, the alliance system they are talking about, and the location of the next expansion all point to the same thing...that 3 way wvw dies when Cantha launches. The alliance battles that took place in GW: Factions I think is what they have planned for the future of wvw (which won't be worlds anymore when alliances happen). I've said in other threads the same thing. Cantha will bring Kurzick vs Luxon battles, where alliances can control territories.

    Alliances won't fix wvw, even changing to 2 sided alliance battles won't fix wvw. Players are going to keep stacking to fight smaller groups and doors. Everyone just wants easy fights and loot/ranks. Transfers will always exist, and that is a good chunk of wvw revenue I would bet.

    Balance is a whole other beast, since they will likely have to nerf certain elites to make new elite specs attractive (if indeed we are getting any). Can't see them spending a lot of time trying to balance existing skills knowing they will have to "adjust" them again in a year to make the expac sell better. There are some things that are broken, a lot that is overperforming and a ton of things no one ever uses. But why would they bother making changes to them now only to change them later too.

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