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    Title seemed to be something other than "nerf...

    Title seemed to be something other than "nerf this new thing, it is bad" so I clicked on it.

    Ended up being another "nerf this new thing" thread anyhow.
  2. Game environment is not directly tethered to...

    Game environment is not directly tethered to revenue generation (its merely the environment the real products are bought and used in), and big spenders have enough money sunk in where they arent...
  3. I'm fine with sorcs being better at nuking than...

    I'm fine with sorcs being better at nuking than wizards. Thats how it should be. A wizard (especially a PM) can instant kill some trash and help DPS the rest down. With their greater number of...
  4. Players playing together in a forced cooperation...

    Players playing together in a forced cooperation environment is part of the product being delivered. We've aggregated quite a few surveys over ~20 years of MMO history where the number one reason...
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    Its not simply "few percents up or down on a few...

    Its not simply "few percents up or down on a few quests" as claimed, its optional XP permanent ransack until TR.
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    It also didnt stop the zergers from zerging or...

    It also didnt stop the zergers from zerging or repeating ad nauseum (which was claimed was causing higher rates of burn out). All it did was cause them to run straight to the completion objective...
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    I am not referring to repeating the same 5-10...

    I am not referring to repeating the same 5-10 quests.

    I am referring to designing a hamster wheel where the currency of progress farm (XP farm) takes you back to the beginning of the game,...
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    You literally quoted the post. Not true....

    You literally quoted the post.



    Not true. You are too fixated on what the graphic of the mob avatar looks like when the damage is dealt (pulling back a bow and firing vs swinging a melee...
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    This was already refuted. What scenario...

    This was already refuted.



    What scenario are you afraid of where this hurts melee even more?

    My premise: Ranged characters as well as melee characters are now similarly/~equally...
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    Percentage wise melee mobs have more damage than...

    Percentage wise melee mobs have more damage than players do. They can one shot kill at times, and 2-3 shot kills are pretty common. This is already a thing in DDO, not some theory never seen in...
  11. Give 1 freebie / 60 days or something of that...

    Give 1 freebie / 60 days or something of that nature. This can be used in conjunction with some of the other ideas.
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    Among the repeated shouts of ranged having an...

    Among the repeated shouts of ranged having an advantage due to not needing to be in melee range, the times we suggested that mob ranged and mob melee have some parity as well, have been shouted down...
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    DDO has turned into a grind game (and not just...

    DDO has turned into a grind game (and not just recently). Reincarnation is part of that, along with gear drop rates.

    Many of us who are taking the advice of "playing what we find fun" are in...
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    True story. Some of us wanted actual class...

    True story.

    Some of us wanted actual class levels in epics, but this was shouted down as it would have been "too powerful" - so we got epic destinies instead. :p

    The irony...
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    "New Players" constantly seem to get tossed under...

    "New Players" constantly seem to get tossed under the bus in these balance discussions, by the same folks who want the game balanced to the top few percentage points of players in the most difficult...
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    I'm betting that if they released a classic...

    I'm betting that if they released a classic server, alot of people would play on it. This wouldnt require a rollback of current servers and people could choose current power creep laden sliding...
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    Yeap wounding / puncturing was ruining people's...

    Yeap wounding / puncturing was ruining people's fun.

    Film was still at 11, even in that era. :p
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    The difference being that if you didnt grind you...

    The difference being that if you didnt grind you were a few points off on main stat, not 20 points off. Cannith crafting helped with some of that but its still far worse nowdays than it was then. ...
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    Datamining is the best way to determine what...

    Datamining is the best way to determine what happens in the game environment itself, and is used to measure across all players. Folks can run whatever tests they want to make the points they want,...
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    Im fine with the powergamer completionists with...

    Im fine with the powergamer completionists with reaper wings who TR'd into the new thing soloing an R10 quest or two.

    It doesnt make a case for why the rest of us need our builds nerfed however....
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    The example I provided allows builders to build a...

    The example I provided allows builders to build a 10 in 2 categories. You'd be terribad at everything else though. If thats what the metagamers want, that option (specialist builds) exists in...
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    This is what I have been advocating for. Since...

    This is what I have been advocating for. Since the common counter argument to large amounts of nerfing or "rolling back" is that everyone would need to be refunded for purchase character power, the...
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    Lots of this happening in RA Salvatores books, as...

    Lots of this happening in RA Salvatores books, as well as other authors who have written in the underdark war setting. Llolth has demons granting powers and spells to specific favorite priestesses...
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    Lets see a post about balancing against all...

    Lets see a post about balancing against all characteristics rather than just DPS. Once this crowd demonstrates they understand what true game balance is, these discussions will stop being (your...
  25. Its the "they threw you a bone at 29 so you cant...

    Its the "they threw you a bone at 29 so you cant be helped in 1-28" thread again.

    Must be the beginning of a new week.

    I already refuted the claim of not being able to give melee anything...
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