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State of Jump Pack Classes, are you satisfied?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by acepost, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. acepost acepost Active Member

    Hi guys, just wondering are you satisfied with the way all the Jump Pack Classes are designed currently?

    Do you feel satisfied with:

    1. Time taken for Fuel Regen and all the Fuel Regen Buff items?
    2. The Health and Armour for the different factions Jump Pack class?
    3. The weapon options for the different factions Jump Pack class?

    Somethings I think about is maybe Space Marine JPA and Raptors could use Frag or Krak bundles, and maybe faster base regen time for their Jump Packs? I do not play Orks, so Ork players want to comment as well?
  2. Catnium Catnium Well-Known Member

    honestly I think their fine for the most part.
    Would be nice if they actually had some Lp left over after Jump and fuel stacks to invest in weapon upgrades tho.
    Maybe add and upgrade the trinkets for fuel regen to be 3 and 6% for 10 and 20 lp
    Nobody uses them now because 20lp for only 3% is just bad.
  3. Lord Ravagerx Deadknight Well-Known Member

    second jump is crap

    the higher you are the higher the damage and stun effect
  4. Teef Trooper909 Recruit

    They aren't as cool as you would think but they are ok.There job in EC is pretty boring tbh,They are a disruption class more than a hit and run shock troop but they get the job done even if you die doing it more often than not.

    They can slightly be used to hunt lone wolfs but if he has a bolter and good aim or smart pistol and sees you,you are shit out of luck and you aren't exactly sneaky.
    You can't really get the height needed to get over most object in one jump which is also annoying as fuck wasting sometimes all your fuel to get that extra 3cm of height needed to make it over.

    I think there was a fuck up in object design or jump height because you always are juuuust short of getting over and its irritating.
  5. Construct_ Thraxus First Blood!

    Fuel Regen speed / Fuell Cell amount are fine but these mods including the Halo's (and Ork / Eldar equivalent) cost far too much when you set it next to all other classes mods which are vastly cheaper by comparison, this needs to be normalized.

    Also default armour is far too low, a hangover from 1.3 nerf which was way too heavy handed and was over a year ago now so it kind of needs to be revised.

    Will any of this be fixed? no because Ranged need their easy life.
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  6. More fuel!!! Faster regen!!!!
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  7. Construct_ Thraxus First Blood!

    I love jump classes despite how weak they are compared to all other classes (probably why you never see anyone playing them which is kinda sad really because they are so fun) so actually making them a bit more level with others would be absolutely fantastic.

    I mean jump classes have been the underdog since the tactical escallation hand-holding patch rolled out way back in November 2016!! That's a year and 9 months ago!

    3 more months and that's 2 years of toxic ranged corrosion eating away at our game. This patch crushed all melee in it's wake with jump classes being the hardest hit. It's time for a change man. 2 years of ranged hand-holding is 2 years too bloody long.

    Higher / longer jump would be great <3

    Shorter fuel regen would be fantastic (also make fuel regen / fuel cells cost a lot less) <3 <3

    And yeah jump classes are just far too fragile for the utility they get, a little love here would be awesome <3 <3 <3

    I mean when you look at the current Tac meta who can max out everything and then put them beside jump classes who cant even max out one aspect of their class: (you literally cant max out fuel cells and fuel regen without running out of LP) let alone putting points into damage dealt you start seeing the one sided favouritism that's going on.
  8. Krayt Krayt Preacher

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  9. Lady Rheeva Steam Early Access

    For those of you who aren't aware:
    -There is an experimental change on UAT to decrease fuel-regen-speed by 2s for JPAs, Raptors and Stormboys
    .-Hawks may get cheaper fuel upgrade-items in the future (which would either change nothing or change the meta from 2 fuel+max regen to 3 fuel+max regen)

    I think Jump-packs are fine for the most part but wont get out of hand with slightly faster reg, Hawks should have their nerf partially reversed to 6 seconds base, 4 min, (current: 9 seconds base, 6 min ; old, I believe: 3 seconds base, 2 min).

    What bothers me about jump-packs is that they can completely bypass the main balancing mechanic in melee-vs ranged combat: distance and are only subject to the secondary one: time. A Jumppack is innately superior to any other choice of melee, including Shields and Scorpions hence should be the last to get any buffs, whether they could use them or not. As always, seeing this happen before the Banshee-buff is a slap in the face but I try not to take it personally.

    The other thing I find annoying is spamming Iframes/ground-slam. But that is based on fuel base, not fuel-regen so it wont change.
  10. Eagle 11 Eagle_11 Well-Known Member

    What about an seperate 'flight pack' item ?
    That when equipped, would trade-off jumping mechanics for flight mechanics of hawks, it would be locked to 1 fuel(-1 fuel on equip since default of jpa is 2) and have fuel regen delay similar to an base swooping hawk's.

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