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Would converting more ranged skills to be projectile encourage melee encounters?

juno.1840juno.1840 Member ✭✭✭

Another way to read this question: if more ranged skills could be reflected, would zergs engage more often in melee range?

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  • Mini Crinny.6190Mini Crinny.6190 Member ✭✭✭

    @juno.1840 said:
    Another way to read this question: if more ranged skills could be reflected, would zergs engage more often in melee range?

    Meteor Shower is now a projectile.. lol

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Change: Necro is now a projectile

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  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ok.. forgive me here, but what if those skills would you include? I saw the MS above and the necro comment (nice btw!). But I am having trouble figuring out what other skills you mean....

  • As nice as it would be to have viable group comps other than the ranged scourge+herald, i dont think adding more projectiles is the way to do it. Projectile attacks are incredibly inconsistent and buggy even without any reflects, and are too often "obstructed" or dont have line of sight on flat terrain. As an example its one of the reasons why staff weaver struggles to do damage outside of meteor. The fire dual skills are slow moving projectiles which often fail to hit stationary targets 300 range away from you.

  • Dahir.4158Dahir.4158 Member ✭✭✭

    @Mini Crinny.6190 said:

    @juno.1840 said:
    Another way to read this question: if more ranged skills could be reflected, would zergs engage more often in melee range?

    Meteor Shower is now a projectile.. lol

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  • ArchonWing.9480ArchonWing.9480 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 9, 2019

    More?

    We need less.

    Currently we have multiple classes crapping out projectile hate like it isn't a thing and thus any spec that brings projectiles is automatically trash. (well, they might still be, but at least not a liability) This is the very reason why AOE spam and also CoR that ignores reflects is popular. I mean shades only have 900 range. If only there was something that could take them out afar without all scourges being hugged by guardian bubbles hmm....

  • coro.3176coro.3176 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ArchonWing.9480 said:
    More?

    We need less.

    Currently we have multiple classes crapping out projectile hate like it isn't a thing and thus any spec that brings projectiles is automatically trash. (well, they might still be, but at least not a liability) This is the very reason why AOE spam and also CoR that ignores reflects is popular. I mean shades only have 900 range. If only there was something that could take them out afar without all scourges being hugged by guardian bubbles hmm....

    ^ pretty much this. Projectile hate is very asymmetric currently.

    All projectile attackers are all completely shut down by a single reflect bubble or wall until it finishes. Once you get 4 or 5 organized supports rotating bubbles / walls, you can prevent all projectile damage indefinitely. That's not a good thing either.

    I don't know what the solution is, but I think making everything into a projectile would just create a melee-only meta.

  • Arctisavange.7261Arctisavange.7261 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 9, 2019

    If you want more melee pushes then its pretty easy - reduce the OP power damage. Dieing on a full tank minstrel firebrand by 2 revenant shots is stupid.

  • change: stome mist castle is now a projectile

  • TheBravery.9615TheBravery.9615 Member ✭✭✭

    I actually think this is a good idea.

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

    no. would be too easy to kill enemies. tempest would own. and so will fb. or.anything with reflections. :3

    and right now, its almost melee, hybrid mid.

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  • Stand The Wall.6987Stand The Wall.6987 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 10, 2019

    if guard staff auto can be made into a projectile, anything can.
    do it to CoR LOL. would be so much qq.

    you don't know till you know, ya know.

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