Re: 2021 Balance Changes #2

Nando wrote:
Wed 13 Jan 2021 11:15 PM
and posts got deleted if they critizise anything.... passt ins bild, melde mich ab

gruenesschaf wrote:
Thu 24 Dec 2020 10:10 AM
Since it's useless to deny and any actions contra to the narrative are ignored, from this point forward any claims of bias against or for a certain realm will see the post deleted and the person permanently muted in the forum, really cba anymore to care about that.
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Re: 2021 Balance Changes #2

What really needs to happen is Phoenix would have to be big enough to split into 2 servers one for EU time one for US time!

Mids have a slight advantage after 11PM EST US time when all Euros haven't woken up and there are US PST still up. Other than that numbers are often even except for once or twice a week the Albs have crazy numbers for US primetime BGs over the course of the last 6 months.

EU on the other hand the BG for Alb and Hib are consistently 1.5-3x times bigger than Mid. Mid loses relics EU prime and has a chance rarely to take them back late US time and they get taken within 48 hours EU prime again.

Devs need to make Mid more attractive for BG. A big way to do this is have abilities for Mid melee to survive AE spell & RA dmg. Also as mentioned put TWF on a tank. Make a cheaper version of Avoidance of Magic / Empty Mind that only protects from AE magic spell and AE RA dmg for melee with a cost structure like Determination.

Re: 2021 Balance Changes #2

Pingyongyang wrote:
Thu 14 Jan 2021 7:40 PM
Devs need to make Mid more attractive for BG. A big way to do this is have abilities for Mid melee to survive AE spell & RA dmg. Also as mentioned put TWF on a tank. Make a cheaper version of Avoidance of Magic / Empty Mind that only protects from AE magic spell and AE RA dmg for melee with a cost structure like Determination.

In addition i think its quite difficult for midgard in zerg that the healer is the main cc class. The 'perfect' grp in zerg has 2 clerics ( or 1 cleric/ 1 friar ), 2 druids, 2 healers, but while in alb/hib the main task for them is healing you have only 1 healer for healing while the other one has to rupt (ofc the pac healer can heal as well, but as soon as he starts to heal you are missing rupt which requires more healing from the pac and so on. ).

Also, of course, Midgard lacks a bg leader with online times like Pilzpower and Polemo. But still, I think the Mids are not really interested in zerging because you're at a disadvantage balance-wise which results in an numerical disadvantage as well.

Re: 2021 Balance Changes #2

In a zerg you rupt with stacked AE damage not with your Pac Healer. Pac Healer is only required frontline for the initial AE mezz and perhaps an AE stun. The Pac Healer doesn´t have to rupt, he can stay back and heal just as well as Clerics and Druids.

Midgard´s problem for BGs is less and often reduced ranged AE damage. RMs and Thanes for AE DDs. Cave Shaman has no Aug buff bonus to AE DoT and every Cave Shaman is one less to give spec buffs to their realm.

BDs have so many issues: only AE DoT with a reduced delve as AE damage, in a spec which has low single target damage as well, their supposedly class-defining pet army inferior to single pets of other pet classes (grey pets easily CCed or killed due to pet level cap no matter how high of a pet you specced for, ranged pets useless when in order to attack the commander has to run and suicide on guards or the enemy). And for being such an underwhelming class, BDs have the realm´s AE damage RAs (TWF, NM) heaped onto them. It´s in general better to see RAs evenly distributed so every class can spec some useful active (like in Hib, so many Ichors, even on Elds for a 3rd form of CC) beside their passives than to have a couple classes with no useful active RAs (like RMs and Wizards) and others which would never get the points to spend on all their actives and passives. Mid has less (caster) classes and a hybrid (Savage) who didn´t get an active RA. It´s very noticeable that Mid has less AE damage/CC RAs.

With the debuff changes we´ll probably see more casters (especially SMs, RMs and Thanes) in Mid which means more (PB)AE to run in a BG to withstand what the other realms can bring but some of the issues still need to be adressed.

Re: 2021 Balance Changes #2

in zerg fights nothing does really matter, 8v8 different story ... there the pac healer is in fact the main rupt and the aug is considered the main healer therefore its true that midgard has kind of a disadvantage here since shamans are really bad healers
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Re: 2021 Balance Changes #2

8v8 logics don´t apply to zerg fights. In zerg fights you´ll need many more spread/group heals and in general your healers to stay in the back (except for initial AE CC to get an upper hand) out of enemy AE range because AE damage - coupled with snaring field RAs - is to put pressure on the enemy. It also helps if groups have the tools to switch between different scenarios in BG fights, single assist vs. mezzed targets, PBAE or ranged AoE. And of course Mid never had classes like the Animist or Necromancer which are so prone to being abused. Shamans need an upgrade (as do Clerics IMHO) after all the buffs to Friars/Wardens, Bards and Mentalists. The disbalance in heals between Hib and in the other realms is just gross.

Re: 2021 Balance Changes #2

Tyrlaan wrote:
Fri 15 Jan 2021 2:16 PM
8v8 logics don´t apply to zerg fights. In zerg fights you´ll need many more spread/group heals and in general your healers to stay in the back (except for initial AE CC to get an upper hand) out of enemy AE range because AE damage - coupled with snaring field RAs - is to put pressure on the enemy. It also helps if groups have the tools to switch between different scenarios in BG fights, single assist vs. mezzed targets, PBAE or ranged AoE. And of course Mid never had classes like the Animist or Necromancer which are so prone to being abused. Shamans need an upgrade (as do Clerics IMHO) after all the buffs to Friars/Wardens, Bards and Mentalists. The disbalance in heals between Hib and in the other realms is just gross.

BRING BACK SHEARS!!!!! for people who sheared, it was soo much fun, just dont bring in the aoe shears, that was lame.

But on a serious note, you could probably do it and be logical about it. Example: make a higher spec (higher than 42 aug/nature/enhance) to get the spec buff shears, so unless you drastically change your spec it would be a sacrifice to have them. Another example, make range 1000? maybe 1250. But people here cry about every change.

Re: 2021 Balance Changes #2

Instead off shears a good spell would be an 8 sec dmg reduction buff on a friendly or an 8 sec dmg increase on an enemy.

Then the buffing spec classes can switch between focus target defense and offense.

Re: 2021 Balance Changes #2

Pingyongyang wrote:
Thu 14 Jan 2021 7:40 PM
Mids have a slight advantage after 11PM EST US time when all Euros haven't woken up and there are US PST still up. Other than that numbers are often even except for once or twice a week the Albs have crazy numbers for US primetime BGs over the course of the last 6 months.

Starting around 7PM eastern, not Pacific, Mids have had a massive population advantage for two weeks straight; /u is showing easily 30% more level 50 Mids in the frontier than the other two realms, with Albion at the lowest by a good margin. Is it Alb's fault that they're able to get their entire RvR population of 50 into a BG and the Hibs and Mids can't get more than 30 out of 90 and 140 (respectively) into a BG?

I'm hitting /u every night on the hour for five hours, this "post-11PM Eastern" narrative you're claiming just does not exist.
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