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  • Toolbox.9375Toolbox.9375 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Mechanix.9315 said:
    Thx BenP,

    Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    If you guys thinking in a new skill, rather than adding the behaviour to skill 1, then should be a dismount with range, so you can actually dismount from lets say 1200 range, like a chain, its the only thing that i can think right now in order to not be forced to play longbow soulbeast.

    This is the most important change imo, maybe i can get back into game with this change.

    Ranged attack is the current plan. Exact range tbd.

    Could dismount functionality be added to the current gate-chain skill? Seems like it'd be pretty fitting.

  • Joey.2769Joey.2769 Member ✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    Hey all, just wanted to put out a quick note about some upcoming Warclaw changes.

    Short-term

    • We're working on a fix for the issue where people can get stuck on their mount, and still have their 3 evades and such. There may be more than one bug that causes this, but we think we're getting the most egregious one.
    • We're going to remove the jump on dismount. It's one of the biggest things used to bypass walls/gates and it was faster to remove the jump rather than try to fix each of those individually.
    • Fix to the sitting in box achievement areas so you can mount up in them.

    Medium to Long-term

    • Working on a dismount trap
    • Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    Even Longer term

    • We're considering adding break-bars to the WvW Mount. It's still a big if, as this will also require UI considerations.

    Edit: Added cat box achievement fix.

    What about stealth?

  • @Toolbox.9375 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Mechanix.9315 said:
    Thx BenP,

    Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    If you guys thinking in a new skill, rather than adding the behaviour to skill 1, then should be a dismount with range, so you can actually dismount from lets say 1200 range, like a chain, its the only thing that i can think right now in order to not be forced to play longbow soulbeast.

    This is the most important change imo, maybe i can get back into game with this change.

    Ranged attack is the current plan. Exact range tbd.

    Could dismount functionality be added to the current gate-chain skill? Seems like it'd be pretty fitting.

    That was the original plan. But that skill turned out so bloated in terms of how it needed to be implemented that I really didn't want to put anything else on it.

    Ben Phongluangtham
    Senior Game Designer

  • reddie.5861reddie.5861 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    Hey all, just wanted to put out a quick note about some upcoming Warclaw changes.

    Short-term

    • We're working on a fix for the issue where people can get stuck on their mount, and still have their 3 evades and such. There may be more than one bug that causes this, but we think we're getting the most egregious one.
    • We're going to remove the jump on dismount. It's one of the biggest things used to bypass walls/gates and it was faster to remove the jump rather than try to fix each of those individually.
    • Fix to the sitting in box achievement areas so you can mount up in them.

    Medium to Long-term

    • Working on a dismount trap
    • Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    Even Longer term

    • We're considering adding break-bars to the WvW Mount. It's still a big if, as this will also require UI considerations.

    Edit: Added cat box achievement fix.

    whats the point of dismount trap? i mean traps in general are useless just waste of supply.
    just put mounts HP to 3/4k max for any1

    and make them vurnable to CC not with greenish bar thing just walk over a chill zone and you're chilled just like normal players.
    dont give me stuff like its hard to code it, its not bit of a copy paste work for any experience coder.

  • Zaraki.5784Zaraki.5784 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Trap is fine but the dismount skill is a bad idea imho.

    "Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never be able to injure you!"
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  • ProverbsofHell.2307ProverbsofHell.2307 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 20, 2019

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Toolbox.9375 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Mechanix.9315 said:
    Thx BenP,

    Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    If you guys thinking in a new skill, rather than adding the behaviour to skill 1, then should be a dismount with range, so you can actually dismount from lets say 1200 range, like a chain, its the only thing that i can think right now in order to not be forced to play longbow soulbeast.

    This is the most important change imo, maybe i can get back into game with this change.

    Ranged attack is the current plan. Exact range tbd.

    Could dismount functionality be added to the current gate-chain skill? Seems like it'd be pretty fitting.

    That was the original plan. But that skill turned out so bloated in terms of how it needed to be implemented that I really didn't want to put anything else on it.

    Hey Ben, thanks so much for reaching out to us and sharing some upcoming changes / keeping us in the loop. The changes that you said will be coming sound great and like you're on the same page as the community in terms of what should be fixed.

    It sounds like making a separate chain lasso skill is the best option, and I think a 600 range would be most fair personally, with the skill dismounting both players (unless the target evaded, in which case it should dismount the user only).

    One thing that concerned myself and other people was the stomp being included in the Maul ability. If I run with a group of friends, some of them running support - a Firebrand who can Merciless Intervention our downs, or a Chrono with Illusion of Life - and we're fighting a larger zerg, say 10v30. If one of us gets downed, then the larger numbers can very quickly instantly stomp (before even our very competent guild players can MI/Illusion) us if a mistake gets made. However we can't take advantage of this in the same way - it's suicide to jump into a larger force to mountstomp their downs. Is there any chance you would consider removing the stomp? Or perhaps making the stomp requirements higher? Perhaps stomp only if the target is under 50% downed health (so there is small window at least for players to use resurrection skills)? I hope these suggestions sound reasonable and thanks again.

  • Mechanix.9315Mechanix.9315 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Mechanix.9315 said:
    Thx BenP,

    Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    If you guys thinking in a new skill, rather than adding the behaviour to skill 1, then should be a dismount with range, so you can actually dismount from lets say 1200 range, like a chain, its the only thing that i can think right now in order to not be forced to play longbow soulbeast.

    This is the most important change imo, maybe i can get back into game with this change.

    Ranged attack is the current plan. Exact range tbd.

    Awesome, looking forward to it

  • Mechanix.9315Mechanix.9315 Member ✭✭✭

    @ProverbsofHell.2307 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Toolbox.9375 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Mechanix.9315 said:
    Thx BenP,

    Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    If you guys thinking in a new skill, rather than adding the behaviour to skill 1, then should be a dismount with range, so you can actually dismount from lets say 1200 range, like a chain, its the only thing that i can think right now in order to not be forced to play longbow soulbeast.

    This is the most important change imo, maybe i can get back into game with this change.

    Ranged attack is the current plan. Exact range tbd.

    Could dismount functionality be added to the current gate-chain skill? Seems like it'd be pretty fitting.

    That was the original plan. But that skill turned out so bloated in terms of how it needed to be implemented that I really didn't want to put anything else on it.

    Hey Ben, thanks so much for reaching out to us and sharing some upcoming changes / keeping us in the loop. The changes that you said will be coming sound great and like you're on the same page as the community in terms of what should be fixed.

    It sounds like making a separate chain lasso skill is the best option, and I think a 600 range would be most fair personally, with the skill dismounting both players (unless the target evaded, in which case it should dismount the user only).

    One thing that concerned myself and other people was the stomp being included in the Maul ability. If I run with a group of friends, some of them running support - a Firebrand who can Merciless Intervention our downs, or a Chrono with Illusion of Life - and we're fighting a larger zerg, say 10v30. If one of us gets downed, then the larger numbers can very quickly instantly stomp (before even our very competent guild players can MI/Illusion) us if a mistake gets made. However we can't take advantage of this in the same way - it's suicide to jump into a larger force to mountstomp their downs. Is there any chance you would consider removing the stomp? Or perhaps making the stomp requirements higher? Perhaps stomp only if the target is under 50% downed health (so there is small window at least for players to use resurrection skills)? I hope these suggestions sound reasonable and thanks again.

    I agree with you except on:

    with the skill dismounting both players (unless the target evaded, in which case it should dismount the user only).

    Shouldnt dismount you if you fail the attack, thats basically the same as the current situation, it should just say "Missed" and enter in cooldown. So you can at least still chase with mount, also think about it, we dont have many stuff or actually none, to actually "bait" dodges, it will be pointless.
    BenP said the range is "tdb" but you think 600 is fair? the triple dodge leap is already a covering that gap, it will be super easy to avoid, and what if you activate the skill and suddenly out of range going full cooldown, that happens already with a lot of skills sadly.

  • Synora.8974Synora.8974 Member ✭✭

    No mention of the "exploit" or bug that is mounting up while stealth causing you to appear as rubber-banding to other players. Pretty cancerous when fighting large groups and they are all rubberbanding everywhere completely avoiding any damage. It's not so much an exploit as it is just egregious oversight of a simple graphics bug. I mean, yall didn't even test mounting up while stealthed? It's very easily reproduce-able and I can't believe yall didn't even mention it. INB4 comment gets deleted.

  • Simonoly.4352Simonoly.4352 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 20, 2019
    • Yes to a dismount trap for mass player disruption. This could be really fun for messing up a zerg's plan to quickly push through on mounts. More tactics are good.
    • Yes to a mount skill that dismounts players. This is needed more than anything as it's currently not really possible to engage another mounted player when mounted yourself unless you do enough damage when you dismount yourself before the other player just evades into the distance.
    • Yes to a breakbar so we can use CC to stop other players.

    In regards to the dismount skill, I think it should also dismount the user, otherwise you'll get players dismounting each other and then simply riding off - which sort of just reverses the problem we have now. I'd like to see it as a means to engagement and not a yoink and troll device.

  • ProverbsofHell.2307ProverbsofHell.2307 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Mechanix.9315 said:

    @ProverbsofHell.2307 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Toolbox.9375 said:

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Mechanix.9315 said:
    Thx BenP,

    Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    If you guys thinking in a new skill, rather than adding the behaviour to skill 1, then should be a dismount with range, so you can actually dismount from lets say 1200 range, like a chain, its the only thing that i can think right now in order to not be forced to play longbow soulbeast.

    This is the most important change imo, maybe i can get back into game with this change.

    Ranged attack is the current plan. Exact range tbd.

    Could dismount functionality be added to the current gate-chain skill? Seems like it'd be pretty fitting.

    That was the original plan. But that skill turned out so bloated in terms of how it needed to be implemented that I really didn't want to put anything else on it.

    Hey Ben, thanks so much for reaching out to us and sharing some upcoming changes / keeping us in the loop. The changes that you said will be coming sound great and like you're on the same page as the community in terms of what should be fixed.

    It sounds like making a separate chain lasso skill is the best option, and I think a 600 range would be most fair personally, with the skill dismounting both players (unless the target evaded, in which case it should dismount the user only).

    One thing that concerned myself and other people was the stomp being included in the Maul ability. If I run with a group of friends, some of them running support - a Firebrand who can Merciless Intervention our downs, or a Chrono with Illusion of Life - and we're fighting a larger zerg, say 10v30. If one of us gets downed, then the larger numbers can very quickly instantly stomp (before even our very competent guild players can MI/Illusion) us if a mistake gets made. However we can't take advantage of this in the same way - it's suicide to jump into a larger force to mountstomp their downs. Is there any chance you would consider removing the stomp? Or perhaps making the stomp requirements higher? Perhaps stomp only if the target is under 50% downed health (so there is small window at least for players to use resurrection skills)? I hope these suggestions sound reasonable and thanks again.

    I agree with you except on:

    with the skill dismounting both players (unless the target evaded, in which case it should dismount the user only).

    Shouldnt dismount you if you fail the attack, thats basically the same as the current situation, it should just say "Missed" and enter in cooldown. So you can at least still chase with mount, also think about it, we dont have many stuff or actually none, to actually "bait" dodges, it will be pointless.
    BenP said the range is "tdb" but you think 600 is fair? the triple dodge leap is already a covering that gap, it will be super easy to avoid, and what if you activate the skill and suddenly out of range going full cooldown, that happens already with a lot of skills sadly.

    Well I'd say that sounds agreeable - the first thing you suggested, because you're right, there's no other way to really bait dodges. So I think not dismounting the player using it would be fine, in retrospect. I'll amend my original post to what you proposed.

    However I disagree about a higher range than 600, I think that favors larger forces too much, especially when entering enemy territory and you're already slower (so should you be punished further than this for going into enemy territory and providing fights?). At least this way a good timed evade can prevent the dismount, while not being fully escapable. At most it shouldn't be any higher than 900, and I still think 600.

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

    @Edward H Angle.1407 said:
    Why are you saying "we" when there is only 1 wvw dev left?

    Raymond & BenP melded and now they are in the ultimate form known as Benray or Rayben. Or maybe Benmond.

  • Skotlex.7580Skotlex.7580 Member ✭✭✭

    @Joey.2769 said:
    Why are the devs so shy to discuss the kitten show caused by being able to stealth mounts?

    Maybe the devs aren't in agreement yet that it really needs changing. It'd be pretty trivial to have the revealed debuff applied while mounted, so it isn't something they can't address.

    My guess is that they will first do something about sneak gyro, and then depending on how that impacts the cloaking issue, decide if further action is needed.

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

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    About the chain pull usefulness: We've been considering a couple changes. But not sure when we'll get to it. Unless we do option 1 which is really easy.
    1. Easy: Just up the damage
    2. Not as easy: Change it to spend supply up front and try to make it a charged skill. This way we can more easily adjust the damage/supply.

    Thank you for the response. If 1 is easier, that would be fine. I would not want it to be equal to or over a basic ram, but close (1000 less per hit) would be reasonable. Still not taking a gate down without supply runs with just one warclaw, but not useless (in particular supporting a real ram).

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

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  • Vrath.1754Vrath.1754 Member ✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Chaba.5410 said:
    Thanks for the update.

    Is there any ETA on the bug where people coming out of stealth can appear to still be on their mounts even when they've dismounted?

    Not yet, we're still looking into this one.

    As far as rough estimates of the time. Short term is weeks. I don't want to say on the rest, as we're still figuring out our team's release cadence after recent events.

    >

    Ugh... That's rather disappointing. So really we are talking about hopefully by 2020 for all changes?

  • sephiroth.4217sephiroth.4217 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This was a good read.

    Not to brag, but I put together a puzzle in 4 days and the box said 2-4 years.
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  • Cronos.6532Cronos.6532 Member ✭✭✭

    Could you also add a net throw Trick (AoE targetted throw like Target Painter) that prevents a large number of players from mounting up without putting them in combat?

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  • Karnasis.6892Karnasis.6892 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm personally in favor of just leaving well enough alone. I get there are folks upset that mounts just make the game unfun for them, but if I'm trying to get to my zerg because I joined a rally or play session late and have to cross half the map, I'd prefer a way that I can without interruptions.

    I'm all for fights but for me it's a time and place. Many many times I've been in that late join scenario and suddenly 3/4ths of the way getting to my zerg the first time and bam, thief jumps me out of no where, or a mirage, or literally anything. I've also been in situations where that happened multiple times BEFORE I've wasted 30 or 40 minutes getting to my zerg. Not being forced into combat because I have an 11k hp mount has been a Godsend. And yes I get that roaming has "died" because of mounts but roaming isn't just fights, though it's a good portion of it.

    IF this goes through, I don't think 1200 range is healthy, especially if you are playing a build that isn't meant for roaming. I'd be okay if you have to get close as a risk vs reward system, if I have to get close there is a good chance I might take a hit if the opponent is faster than me or anticipating an attack. Like 600 range would be a bit more reasonable imo.

    And before I get blasted, I UNDERSTAND how frustrating it is not being able to fight in a game mode designed for fighting, but the mount has made me more interested in WvW than before, as my favorite map is the ever hated DBL, but that map feels so much larger than the alpine (even if it actually isn't) that the mount just feels right there.
    Still not keen on a forced dismount skill however, but that's my opinion.

  • Bugabuga.9721Bugabuga.9721 Member ✭✭✭

    On traps: please consider to make it as "group combat only" -- specifically to have, say, 3+ players in the trap immediate area to trigger it and dismount.
    Mostly to keep the mount's usability as an anti-ganker tool. Right now mount is the only possible way for non-veteran players to be able to sprint past thieves ganking lower level players and making their life miserable. Or make the new trap extremely short lived and with "suspicious activity" indicator of sort (a non-removable enemy reveal for long range, perhaps? :D) -- there's no counterplay to a trap. You remember condi trap thieves, right?

    If we get random "dismount" trap it'll absolutely be used exactly for one purpose -- so players hunting out of stealth could force someone into combat and insta (or two-shot) kill them. This is not fun for anyone on the receiving end and subtracts from the game experience more than it adds (people with cheesy thief build).

    Similarly, if we do have "force-unmount other player" that also should both stun the originator (and not even stab should help with that), and apply unremovable reveal with significant amount of time (non-removable even by deadeye elite). So there would be a risk for those who actually try to dismount other players.

  • Zaoda.1653Zaoda.1653 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 21, 2019

    I'm not particularly in favour of a dismount skill option, but if it is going to happen anyway, I think the dismount skill should 1) dismount BOTH players, 2) put BOTH players in combat - so neither player can mount back up immediately, and 3) either cost 5 supply to do so, OR have a 5-10 cooldown after being force-ably dismounted, before either player can mount back up. There should also be traps as an option too:

    • 1 trap that's targeted for groups, specifically, by being placed on the ground (like a supply trap), and the 2nd trap option, being an unblockable, throw-able trap. The ground-placed trap should cost more than the throw-able trap (so maybe something like 10 sups?), and the unblockable, throw-able trap, maybe 5 sups? In line with other throw-able traps.

    • I'd also love to see the original long distance leap of the warclaw mount return. The current short-distance leap, while still handy, isn't long enough in my opinion.

    • I'd also love to see pulling at gates be made easier - so the skill that engages with the gate, automatically makes the player start tugging at the gate if they have supply (rather than having to then press skill #1 countless times each time you want to pull at the gate) - and if you're being attacked whilst tugging at the gate, you can instantly disengage from the gate by moving away with the movement keys. Currently it's a bit tedious having to press multiple skills to both engage and disengage from the gate.

  • Loosmaster.8263Loosmaster.8263 Member ✭✭✭✭

    KILL IT BEFORE IT GROWS!!!

    Fàther - Create a mount then kill it until it's more useless than PvE. "Smart"
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  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    It's fine how it is.

  • spectrito.8513spectrito.8513 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 21, 2019

    What about a skill that throws a spear to dismount players?
    Like the dragonsomething spears in the last episode, but you can use it while mounted
    Then you can make spears skins separated from mounts 😁

  • Karnasis.6892Karnasis.6892 Member ✭✭✭

    @Joey.2769 said:
    Isn't there a world boss all you PvE kids need to go farm? Mounts in WvW in this state are trash for the mode.

    Or you could just enjoy the shake-up it caused. Super Hardcore WvW'ers are so hard to please.

  • Mounts serve one purpose, traveling faster and "safer", if you remove this, then the whole point of it is ruined. The majority of players are having tons of fun with WvW (myself inculded) now that i can run around and faster to the commander.

    So,
    Trap ok.
    Dismount skill, make it tops 600 or 900 range and not instant or else it can be abused.
    Breakbar, i think can cause havoc, no need.

    To those that say warclaw has a lot of HP, well that's the point to stay alive more than 1 hit.

    @Karnasis.6892 said:

    @Joey.2769 said:
    Isn't there a world boss all you PvE kids need to go farm? Mounts in WvW in this state are trash for the mode.

    Or you could just enjoy the shake-up it caused. Super Hardcore WvW'ers are so hard to please.

    Nah, he is just sad he can't snipe low levels/players that run back to their comm anymore.

  • Nebilim.5127Nebilim.5127 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 21, 2019

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    @Mechanix.9315 said:
    Thx BenP,

    Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    If you guys thinking in a new skill, rather than adding the behaviour to skill 1, then should be a dismount with range, so you can actually dismount from lets say 1200 range, like a chain, its the only thing that i can think right now in order to not be forced to play longbow soulbeast.

    This is the most important change imo, maybe i can get back into game with this change.

    Ranged attack is the current plan. Exact range tbd.

    Doubling what he said, it needs to have bigger priority, it needs to be long range and strong because right now demounting someone is very hard.

    I would also like to add some temporary no-mount debuff to mounting after you die(let's say 30 seconds?). I know you introduced this to make people get back to fights faster, but it makes defending way too strong as people can endless flow back with less penalty, specially if it is a objective near their spawn. Though this might be fixed a bit if there is an actual way to demount people.

  • Duckota.4769Duckota.4769 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 21, 2019

    @Karnasis.6892 said:
    I'm personally in favor of just leaving well enough alone. I get there are folks upset that mounts just make the game unfun for them, but if I'm trying to get to my zerg because I joined a rally or play session late and have to cross half the map, I'd prefer a way that I can without interruptions.

    I'm all for fights but for me it's a time and place. Many many times I've been in that late join scenario and suddenly 3/4ths of the way getting to my zerg the first time and bam, thief jumps me out of no where, or a mirage, or literally anything. I've also been in situations where that happened multiple times BEFORE I've wasted 30 or 40 minutes getting to my zerg. Not being forced into combat because I have an 11k hp mount has been a Godsend. And yes I get that roaming has "died" because of mounts but roaming isn't just fights, though it's a good portion of it.

    IF this goes through, I don't think 1200 range is healthy, especially if you are playing a build that isn't meant for roaming. I'd be okay if you have to get close as a risk vs reward system, if I have to get close there is a good chance I might take a hit if the opponent is faster than me or anticipating an attack. Like 600 range would be a bit more reasonable imo.

    And before I get blasted, I UNDERSTAND how frustrating it is not being able to fight in a game mode designed for fighting, but the mount has made me more interested in WvW than before, as my favorite map is the ever hated DBL, but that map feels so much larger than the alpine (even if it actually isn't) that the mount just feels right there.
    Still not keen on a forced dismount skill however, but that's my opinion.

    Nooooooo. If you're playing a build that isn't made for roaming and are out of position due to mistakes you have made you should be punished for those mistakes. Just like I should be punished as a roamer for wandering too close to groups. In short the vibe I get is you came back because now there is no conflict now and its just zerging from tower to tower in PvE land. However you did at least explain your reasoning which I appreciate. Unlike some of the posts that look like 'Plz no dismount skill is bad idea.'

    Edit: Also nice to hear its a long term plan to make the game mode not terrible. /s

  • HazyDaisy.4107HazyDaisy.4107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    So long guardian and necro solo roamers, hurry along back to the zergs that need you to help dismount those pesky solo mesmers, thieves and ranger gankers.

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  • Astrolicus.3716Astrolicus.3716 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 21, 2019

    I only ask for few simple things:

    • Add monuments to Eternal Battlegrounds, that map needs monuments such as Alpine and Desert borders.

    • You need to fix Keep's tactics, it is annoying to know that there are people who pull it just to waste it and there is nothing the players can do to avoid it.

    • It would be great if one day we could get a Mistforged Warclaw skin one day, but please, make it as achievement reward instead gem store skin.

  • Kraljevo.2801Kraljevo.2801 Member ✭✭✭

    Ben, are you guys aware of the skill lag that is being caused by the mounts? It's unplayable in big fights during prime time.

    Should there be a limit to how many players can use the mount at any given time? Are there any optimizations that can be done?

    This forum is boring as kitten

  • GDchiaScrub.3241GDchiaScrub.3241 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    About the chain pull usefulness: We've been considering a couple changes. But not sure when we'll get to it. Unless we do option 1 which is really easy.
    1. Easy: Just up the damage
    2. Not as easy: Change it to spend supply up front and try to make it a charged skill. This way we can more easily adjust the damage/supply.

    The glaring issues for chain pull are the supply cost, and exclusion (I recall "being inclusive" is a tenet of GW2). Exclusion meaning only 3 people can be active with it, and the supply cost efficiency is something you seem to understand.

    If it were me, then I'd drastically reduce the siege damage, and remove the supply cost along with the 3 player cap. Drastic I know, but stay with me here. I promise I'll get to this thing. So instead, because you stated in a stream you don't wish to make rams useless, where was I?

    Instead, make the chain pull apply a stacking damage vulnerability (you can cap it if you see fit). That way rams will retain usefulness, and other players can contribute to the stacking effect. In theory! Without the siege damage on pull it would be optimal to mix pvd/rams and chain pull instead of having all doing a singular strategy.

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  • Limodriver.4106Limodriver.4106 Member ✭✭✭

    if mount can stealth then enable gliding stealth attack too !

  • SoulSin.5682SoulSin.5682 Member ✭✭✭

    My Call:

    1st: Reduce the HP of Warclaw : Solves majority of issues regarding people being unkillable on WarClaw. 5k~6k Health can be taken down by any class burst. People should STILL pay attention to surroundings while mounted. Also no need for dismount skill.

    2nd: About the Warclaw "dodge" why doesn't the "leap" work the same way as hearthseeker?
    I say that because HS is a "leap-not-leap", you can't jump a hole with it since everytime you try to use HS on a hill the character becomes heavier than a rock and sinks at everything. This would solve 99% of the Warclaw leap abuses.
    Same would be needed for the warclaw mount skill, just in case.

    Lastly, people can jump gates with the extra height from dismounting. Perhaps this also needs to be checked?

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The only things that actually need fixing are the bugs/exploits, so good to hear y'all are on top of most of those. I will miss the non-exploit uses of that little jump on dismount though. Everything else is fine as it is . . .

    That said, all of the proposed changes would also be fine, just a new set of parameters to adapt to. I'm curious as to whether you could elaborate on why there would be debate over whether a dismount skill would also dismount the player using it. What would be the upside to leaving the player that used the skill mounted? Unless you're thinking dismount on use vs. dismount on successful use, which is a debate I could see more easily. I would also question how worthwhile it would be to implement a breakbar. Once you have the dismount skill that pretty much solves that problem. Unless the player that used the dismount skill is still mounted I guess :p

  • hunkamania.7561hunkamania.7561 Member ✭✭✭✭

    fix that asap

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  • @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    Hey all, just wanted to put out a quick note about some upcoming Warclaw changes.

    Short-term

    • We're working on a fix for the issue where people can get stuck on their mount, and still have their 3 evades and such. There may be more than one bug that causes this, but we think we're getting the most egregious one.
    • We're going to remove the jump on dismount. It's one of the biggest things used to bypass walls/gates and it was faster to remove the jump rather than try to fix each of those individually.
    • Fix to the sitting in box achievement areas so you can mount up in them.

    Medium to Long-term

    • Working on a dismount trap
    • Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    Even Longer term

    • We're considering adding break-bars to the WvW Mount. It's still a big if, as this will also require UI considerations.

    Edit: Added cat box achievement fix.

    Sounds great. Looking forward to the planned changes and I'm in favor of the proposed changes. I love it when you keep us updated on stuff like this.

  • Vegeta.2563Vegeta.2563 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:
    Hey all, just wanted to put out a quick note about some upcoming Warclaw changes.

    Short-term

    • We're going to remove the jump on dismount. It's one of the biggest things used to bypass walls/gates and it was faster to remove the jump rather than try to fix each of those individually.

    Assuming this is only for the Warclaw? And is this only in WvW or will this affect the PvE side of it?

    Medium to Long-term

    • Working on a dismount trap

    Radius? Supply cost, so we can give feedback on that?

    • Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    Skill should dismount both players without the knockdown and does 0 damage to either, but puts them in combat and remounting should have at least a 15 second cooldown after being hit with this skill including the user and the victim. Also dismounting and remounting normally should not have a cooldown.

    Even Longer term

    • We're considering adding break-bars to the WvW Mount. It's still a big if, as this will also require UI considerations.

    Considering the Trap and ability to dismount other players with the new skill. I don't see this being such a big deal. Some classes can already dismount players with a single skill (hammer rev). If anything maybe reduce the HP amount mounts get to like 9k.

  • Vegeta.2563Vegeta.2563 Member ✭✭✭

    @Hadi.6025 said:
    Reduce the mount health from 10k to 5000-4000

    Mount hp is 12,096.

  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Please don't shoot at me, but personally, I would be happy that mounts do not take a too big part in WvW fighting, especially in fight against real enemies. I agree that mounts bring fun and allow to go faster from one location to another, but on the other hand, they also obstruct the view quite badly for example (try to shoot at a cannon from the floor when you are surrounded by mounts...), boons are no more dispatched to team while we are on mounts, and a few other things that are not the point here.

    I am part of those - sorry for that - who hope for a fair balance, preventing that we reach a situation where to be on mounts is the only valid way to go. When I read the information about what is coming for mount, and the intention to develop them further, I find it interesting, but on the other hand, it also makes me worry a bit about what could become WvW with mounts taking more and more important role.

    Sorry for that. :3

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  • Vegeta.2563Vegeta.2563 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ben Phongluangtham.1065 said:

    Medium to Long-term

    • Working on a new mounted skill to dismount other mounted players. This may also dismount yourself. We're still debating that. Feedback welcome.

    I forgot to add, this skill should only be available to people in enemy territory, as people in their own territory can easily hunt others down and dismount them. Giving them a clear advantage.

  • Ya'll need to remove the ability to be stealthed on mount. It may not be a problem in pve, but in wvw its absolutely broken. When a 50 man zerg can stealth out of render distance and then just bomb on people who had no idea.

  • sephiroth.4217sephiroth.4217 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Vegeta.2563 said:

    @Hadi.6025 said:
    Reduce the mount health from 10k to 5000-4000

    Mount hp is 12,096.

    mine is 10.8k?

    Not to brag, but I put together a puzzle in 4 days and the box said 2-4 years.
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  • Vegeta.2563Vegeta.2563 Member ✭✭✭

    @sephiroth.4217 said:

    @Vegeta.2563 said:

    @Hadi.6025 said:
    Reduce the mount health from 10k to 5000-4000

    Mount hp is 12,096.

    mine is 10.8k?

    Full masteries?

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