I just wanted to give my thoughts on the new combat system. As a PS4 user I have to rely on watching various youtube videos on the changes so please take note of that with my feedback. From what I have seen it is looking really good, I notice some community negativity and cynicism with these changes. I see the changes as positive for the game, I have hated the way scaling has worked for the longest time.
I hope with these changes as well that the il requirements for dungeons will be looked at. In the past there have been plenty of people who were doing LOMM in a random queue who didn't have the damage capabilities to defeat the mimics and that just leads to people cancelling as soon as they get into the dungeon or then people getting kicked after failing the first boss. I get people need things to be challenging enough to fail based on not understanding mechanics but really dungeons shouldn't have people in them where their stats are not high enough to do them. This more accurate item level and combat re-work looks like it could deal with that, so I hope the devs take this opportunity to look at that.
I want to say thanks to devs for proposing the change, the only things that are concerning are how damage percentages like Rusted Iron Legs, Ebony Stained Robes etc will work. It seems an easy fit is to make those power percentages but many people will have more than enough power already ( I currently have 189k) so it would be good if it added to your base damage, so if you have 40il with 4000 dmg and then the legs add 200 to the base damage, that could be quite neat but then if you scale down to 20K il then it would be 5% of 2k so then you would have 2100 dmg.
The other thing as well is how things like 3% ranged / melee or 3% encounter or at-wills will work. Has there been any clarity on this so far?
The other thing that concerns me is Forte, is combat advantage really going to be useful for a healer? what about awareness, deflect or deflect severity for a DPS?
Is there any issue with having damage % for items that can scale?
Wish you all well,