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UAT - Testing / Playing with Devs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jbregg, Mar 30, 2017.


Are you interested in testing/playing with the Devs on the latest build?

  1. I'd want to play but not test.

  2. Not interested.

  3. Sign me up!

  4. I would be interested but the time of the test is an issue.

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  1. LucianNostra Well-Known Member

    it is an interesting take, I would think the idea would be to try and make the ASC worth using vs having to rely on the TLASC to compete with bolters n shootas but at least if it's what we're using it'd be nice for it to be better
  2. All of the frustrating, confusing, out of whack core combat mechanics set aside, one of the main problems I have with JPA is the ridiculous mechanic where the 2nd, 3rd and/or 4th boost from the jump pack after our initial take off only boosts our character an additional 2 to 3 millimeters higher per fuel bar. This seems to be because of some built in artificial "max ceiling" attainable per fuel cycle(3 to 4 full bars). It's beyond comprehension.

    Was watching Helsreach video number 9 on Youtube the other day, the part where the Stormboyz were attacking the top of the wall during the initial Ork assault. Imagine that, actual jump packs that propel jump troops high enough to get atop fortress walls.

    While JPA and melee in general have a myriad of issues in EC, the primary purpose of these types of Jump Troops to exist in the 40K universe is vertical envelopment. I.e. easily scaling high fortress walls and other types of otherwise "inaccessible" terrain. FFS BHVR can we at least do that one thing right? This is out of combat guys. Simple terrain negotiation.

    Between the broken vertical boost achieved by each successive boost of the jump pack or the awkward, totally broken method of boosting out of a wall hang(turns you 180 degrees and moves you laterally instead of vertically)or the fact that we cannot regenerate fuel while wall hanging, the JPA in EC fails to fulfill their primary reason to exist in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. I.e. Vertical envelopment.

    1. Is there absolutely nobody on staff that can give us a bit more vertical lift per 2nd, 3rd and 4th boosts so we can at least scale 2 story buildings(Zedek objective D balcony from ground level!) and negotiate our way over Fortress walls? We're speaking of simple terrain negotiation, not core combat mechanics.

    2. Would it be possible to fix things so that we regenerate fuel while wall hanging? Another terrain negotiation mechanic and an "out of combat" type of deal.

    3. It would be really awesome if we could boost vertically, straight UP out of a wall hang in order to initiate a follow up wall hang at a point higher on the wall that we're trying to scale. Or at least allow the user boost in the direction they are aiming their cross hairs when boosting out of a wall hang.

    FYI what we do now in game when we activate the jump pack while wall hanging is:

    1. Our character involuntarily pushes straight out away from the wall horizontally(almost perpendicular) from the "launch point" where we were previously wall hanging.

    2. Simultaneously during step 1 listed above our character also spins 180 degrees away from the wall we were trying to scale! An additional "boost" from the pack right after we push off from the wall only pushes us out horizontally further away from the wall where we were just hanging! Boggles the mind.

    These terrain negotiation mechanics make absolutely no sense what so ever in our universe or the 40K universe.
  3. TGM Jencent Arch-Cardinal

    @jbregg We still have no plague fist in armory?

  4. Anyone that plays the game knows the difference between the two are day and night. You're not painting a proper picture of the reality of current game mechanics and you're misrepresenting how things work in game. The false picture you're painting, that Eldar AV is equal to or inferior to all other AV in game, is clearly not true and your attempts to skew the facts as we know them are apparent to all that read this thread.

    To suggest placing 2 meltabombs in the span it takes to type G-G is an identical capability or only slightly better than placing 1 meltabomb + using melta weapon versus defended and/or moving enemy vehicles is simply not true. A myriad of possible factors come into play and in almost every single situation the double meltabomb combo outperforms every other potential AV combo by miles.

    In a vast majority if situations when attacking guarded and/or moving enemy vehicles pressing G-G wins and is superior to Meltabomb + Meltagun. Again, that's versus a guarded/moving vehicle. We all know that these are the facts. You know it, I know it, everyone here knows it. So why the facade and false narrative?

    You're not fooling anyone here with falsehoods and misrepresentations of game mechanics because everyone here has played the game extensively . We all have experienced first hand the extreme ease of killing moving and/or moving/guarded vehicles with a FD + 2 meltabombs + Lawnmower compared to all other methods. Hands down this combo is faster, easier and infinitely more effective than any other AV loadout and vehicle line up in game. That's versus guarded, moving, guarded and moving or unmanned enemy vehicles. Any way you slice it FD + dual Meltabomb + Waveserpent outperforms all other possible AV combinations in game by far.

    Anyone that has even a minimal amount of time in game knows how much infinitely easier, faster, more efficient it is with the two bombs + Wave Serpent compared to any other AV and vehicle method in game versus any type of vehicle in game. Apparently BHVR has finally realized this is well and that's why we're hopefully going to see changes soon.
  5. Belphegor LordSloth Preacher

    Welcome changes indeed however i have 2 nits to pick:

    #1 TLASC buff is a quality of life change for sure but the impact of those 0.6s is hardly measureable with the low ttk. You will not be dodging bullets and reloading while in the open to return fire anyways. The positive effect is that it makes a better weapon even better basically shoehorning anyone into it over the ASC even more. The ASC needs love - clipsize (drummag) and damage output or the "cqc/hvy"-Barrel instead of the noobtrapbarrel. The change while welcome ranges amongst the dreaded "new taskbar icon for spell" mmo changes.

    #2 Shurikenpistol buff, i have not run the numbers but does that make the worst default sidearm a sligthly less worse default sidearm? Or does it buff the clipdamage finally to all other factions? If not: It really feels good to spray your confettiballs very fast only to be greeted by the lenghty reload animation while your target walks. Unless you fix that fundamental flaw it will not be decent.
  6. Lady Rheeva Steam Early Access

    Three things, Njord:

    1) @Konok0 has supplied you with plenty of video proof that destroying a Serpent and destroying a Rhino takes almost the same time, down to about 0.5 seconds. The math you can even do yourself. Regardless of what you think of Eldar AV, it really is identical to what other factions have to offer. (In short range).

    No, I don't think Eldar are off worse either, but that is entirely due to the fact that we got Haywire: the best vehicle CC option. If we only compared Double Melta+Fusion Gun+Reaper Launcher to Melta+Melta Gun+MultMelt+Grav-cannon+Lascannon+Powerfist then yes: Eldar do have worse AV.

    2) This is not a nerf to Eldar. I have little doubt it will hit us hardest and that that is also the intention but it is a fix to general Anti-vehicle-capability. AV is very powerful so they make it a bit less powerful.

    3) Regardless of your opinion, stop claiming 'everyone' agrees with you. This is perhaps the most controversial issue amongst the veteran playerbase with two, about equally-sized camps.
    'Eldar OP' in general is considered a noob-thing, the AV-discussion in particular however knows no bounds.
    What I would generally say is that math and logic are on our side, experimentation and observation however seem to match your theory better.
  7. And shuriken pistol buff? really?

    I thought it will never happen, may be we will see extended mag for ASC one day

    nono thats what exactly needed for this endless reload-cycle weapon

    THATS SO COOL i will backj to EC after this patch hit live
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    ASC will still be inferior to bolters without extended/drum mags
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  8. jbregg jbregg Dev QA

    One small change to this, going to be Eldar Vs CSM.

    I've given the Stream of Corruption a small buff since it was near useless.
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  9. Any thoughts about adding and editing eldar offensive powers? Currently chaos attack skills is already pretty neat - lash disrupts bracing, little tzeench meltagun, poison might be meaningful now, but eldars, worse than shuriken pistol, a joke palpatin meh
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  10. Anvil The-Forge-Dragon Arkhona Vanguard

    :SMSurprised: Jordan is rebalancing game.

    Do Reaper launchers soon =D I have a page bookmarked for the day those get fixed up =)
    silence, you did not see the glory of the seer council couple weeks ago XD

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