I was thinking if SG and in general, the player base, is ok with some classs being clearly overpowered comparing to others. The main example here is Igniter sorceress, which can achieve a ceiling damage extremly high compared to other classes to the point some raid compositions play around her just to buff her crit or damage when she ignites.
Sorceress has been this way since relese, more than a year and no significant change has been made to her so I guess SG is just ok with her state even though its clearly better than others classes such as Hawkeye, glaivier, scouter, SH… who are below and generally tend to get very little buffs like if they were scared that they became tier S.
Sorceress is just an example, there are other overpowered classes, but in my opinion is the most clear example because it has been this way by a lot of time.
So my question is, does SG and the comunity just accept that some classes will have a significant higher ceiling damage than others?
then you just surge earlier if u know its coming up at lower stacks. thats how surge was supposed to be played but this stupid mechanic for some reason allows basically “free extra surges” that shouldn’t exist in theory
a boss during DR should not be able to benefit some classes significantly more than others
shock scrappers wait on cds and refill shock meter (which is intended for DR - cds)
but for meter/stack oriented classes where everything is focused on 1 skill/identity (igniter/surge) don’t you think its a bit broken?
burst oriented classes that rely on meter (spenders), etc. benefit way more from stacking on DRed phases
SG addressing this will probably fix a bit of the benefits of certain classes in this game… without actual class balance. Cause its clear SG braindead in balancing probs only looks at trixion and not in raid execution
There shouldn’t be a such thing as a bad or shitty class in PvE MMOs and yet there is always some classes that get utterly shit on or are so built endgame heavy that the rest of the time before that point playing it is a fucking shit show. This is a consistent thing and it’s not something I will ever understand. Thinking about Code Nemesis in Elsword, Void Monk in Kritika, Destroyer in BnS, Br and Gu in PSO2, Fi for the entirety of PSO2. Some of these classes use to be good or even fucking busted, but then they got hit so hard with nerfs that the class became irrelevant and incomparable to others then never got following compensation buffs. Some might’ve gotten them later, or be like Fi and never get them or Br and get them at the end of the games life span. Hell Fi needed to be cleaned up gameplay wise so they could participate in the games raids, but got dusted instead, I don’t know how it is in NGS, could be better, but that shit doesn’t matter when the game is dead lmfao.
I guess yea like what can I do about it. I just recently found out that my main FI WD the non AM build has trash dps and one of the worst. And there has been 0 changed to her only on the Eso side which is overpowered more so on 4 spender entropy. So imma just be content with my new 6x Artist roster
Lol @ people complaining about dr. If it’s not dr then people will complain about bosses being invincible and how cd reliant classes get too much advantage. There’s always going to be something to complain about.
Not sure if this was mentioned, because I only skimmed, but the way Smilegate balances will disappoint you if you’re playing a class that doesn’t do as much damage as the others.
Rather than balancing around the reasonable (read: “decent” player) ceiling of the class, they balance around the median.
Unfortunately, a lot players aren’t very good, knowledgable, or willing to invest time and effort to maximize their damage. So what happens is that this crappy damage gets averaged in with the big boy damage, and it waters it down. We’ve all seen hilariously bad Arcana, Igniter, Surge, etc running around getting “cool fighter” when they should be MVP, or at least fighting with another meta class for MVP. You’ve seen whales with all level 10s and insanely high gear getting crushed by people several levels below them.
The game is balanced with these guys in mind. So what tends to happen is that the meta gamers find the ins and outs of classes that pump, and they pump. Meanwhile, you’re pumping your heart out on a scouter and you just can’t touch a good Shock Scrapper because the ceiling and floor of the class averages out far closer than the two ceilings of each respective class.
Your best bet is to get on the meta train and learn a class that cranks. People mock tier lists, and laugh, and say don’t take them seriously, etc, etc, and yet; every streamer who’s attempted to make one tends to have the same classes at the top. Pick one of those.