Tank's defense formula - a small modification to make tanking more relevant

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  • wilbur626
    wilbur626 Member Posts: 1,000 Arc User
    edited March 2021
    > @maxzius#3795 said:
    > > @wilbur626 said:
    > > > @maxzius#3795 said:
    > > > c'mon... you even quoted what I said.
    > > >
    > > > I literally said Crit Avoid doesn't matter unless the mob actually crits on you. So... there's your answer, I guess.
    > > >
    > > > To take it further, yes, tanks take even more damage 50% of the time. Unless the mob is dead because the tank can actually help the dps kill it. Then the tank takes 0 damage from that mob. So up to you, I guess... either take more damage from that next hit or never even take that next hit.
    > >
    > > How does this kill or be killed strategy work for you in Zariel?
    >
    > Why would you think that 98% of content would include Zariel?

    I find it very hard to follow your logic.

    Are you saying that you are building your tank in a way that will exclude it from endgame content by focusing on offensive stats because you are taking too much damage ?

    When you stated that there is “ no reason to spec full defense for 98% of the content”, I thought you meant the stat “defense”.

    I would still love to see the math that you use to come to your conclusions, as I like to study actual calculations for better understanding of the combat system.
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  • coolgor28#5062
    coolgor28#5062 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 79 Arc User
    Whats going on ?
    what is real you don't need tank in 98% of content or tanks need more defense for 98% of content that healer can tank.
    For solo content if they need damage buff sure but you need to spec full dps gear companion enchants and lose the defense you have , you cant ask to keep tankiness and get more dps game will be broken . you cant use tank gear on dps and expect to kill adds fast as full dps gear.
    In party content tho tank need keep adds in check can even do 0 damage no one care is dps job to kill adds.
    when you chose to play tank you chose bc you want to tank get the heat and all be in your hands where adds and the pace of dungeon will go, if you want to do damage play dps.
    All here writing for new players and know what they want new players don't come here anyway they play the game and are having fun, if game is hard is even more fun to play ,like was this game for us when it started was a hard fun game they got rid of both fun and hard part. Only came back with tomm and zariel the hard and fun part.
    All people that come here and want something are not new players are players that cant adapt to the new system , game moves you need to prepare for that, listen to people that know the new system is different game that was before mod 16 or mod 19 we have new system.
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  • maxzius#3795
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    wilbur626 said:

    > @maxzius#3795 said:

    > > @wilbur626 said:

    > > > @maxzius#3795 said:

    > > > c'mon... you even quoted what I said.

    > > >

    > > > I literally said Crit Avoid doesn't matter unless the mob actually crits on you. So... there's your answer, I guess.

    > > >

    > > > To take it further, yes, tanks take even more damage 50% of the time. Unless the mob is dead because the tank can actually help the dps kill it. Then the tank takes 0 damage from that mob. So up to you, I guess... either take more damage from that next hit or never even take that next hit.

    > >

    > > How does this kill or be killed strategy work for you in Zariel?

    >

    > Why would you think that 98% of content would include Zariel?


    I find it very hard to follow your logic.


    Are you saying that you are building your tank in a way that will exclude it from endgame content by focusing on offensive stats because you are taking too much damage ?


    When you stated that there is “ no reason to spec full defense for 98% of the content”, I thought you meant the stat “defense”.


    I would still love to see the math that you use to come to your conclusions, as I like to study actual calculations for better understanding of the combat system.

    Ok, lets start this over as I have not been clear and things are confused.

    I have 2 builds for group content. We'll call one dps and one defense (not the stat, the stat defense is always near cap except in my solo build). The first build, the dps build, I use in almost all content. I use this build because I can both tank and help the dps kill things. I don't need Deflect or Crit Avoid in most content so I boost my offense stats in order to help the group. This is great for PUGs and when you end up with new dps players to help them get through content. As a side note - very rarely I'll end up with 2/3 good dps and a new healer. In that case I might switch out to my full defense build in order to help the healer if they are struggling. I'm at work so I can't take a screenshot, but here's a image of the build from Rainer's Character Builder in combat with Protector on (note that the Defense Rating is higher in the image because Rainer is in the middle of updating the Boots of the Herald on his builder and they are still showing as 5000 rating rather than 5 percent, but the percent is correct overall - this matters because I use the insignia powers Protector's Comraderie (1k Defense/Crit Sev - stacks are easy to keep up) and Calvary's Warning (2k all stats for 10 sec) and neither show up in the builder:

    Trantyn-DPS


    My second group build I use for the tougher content. This is where tanks could use some more defensive equipment choices, in my opinion. It would be nice to be able to choose more Crit Sev or more Crit Avoid if that's what someone would like to do. As it stands now, Paladins are the only tank class where going Deflect makes any sense for a full Defensive build due to getting Defl Sev from Forte. An image of that build with Protector on and the same notes from the other about Boots of the Herald (Defense rating showing 5k too high and, in this case, the Defense % is actually showing low. I also use both of the same insignia powers:

    Trantyn-Defense


    The problem, and it's been stated before, is that there is no real middle ground for difficulty. It's either pretty easy to tank (and in that case I use my dps group build to help) or it's incredibly difficult to new tanks because we get absolutely hammered, now, and there's no real difference in damage taken between a DPS character or a tank character. I'm with both zimxero and mentinmindmaker (very beginning of this thread) in adding some type of damage resistance if using a tank loadout. It helps the new players learn to tank and doesn't affect us in the easier content as, in my opinion, we should already spec offense to help out there.
  • wilbur626
    wilbur626 Member Posts: 1,000 Arc User
    @maxzius#3795

    The only thing confusing me is that you are referring to “pure math” that is telling you to distribute stats the way that you do. If you could show this math, it would be easier to understand what you are trying to say.
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  • maxzius#3795
    maxzius#3795 Member Posts: 165 Arc User
    wilbur626 said:

    @maxzius#3795


    The only thing confusing me is that you are referring to “pure math” that is telling you to distribute stats the way that you do. If you could show this math, it would be easier to understand what you are trying to say.

    How about we do it this way since I just watched Rainer's video and he came to the same conclusion as me with regard to Crit Avoid and Deflect. He's telling people to dump everything else into HP, though. I disagree, with the caveat that my dps build isn't for the high-end dungeons.

    So a question for you. Disregarding the high-end dungeons, you have your Defense and Awareness capped and 900k-ish HP. What else would you do with your extra stats?
  • wilbur626
    wilbur626 Member Posts: 1,000 Arc User

    wilbur626 said:

    @maxzius#3795


    The only thing confusing me is that you are referring to “pure math” that is telling you to distribute stats the way that you do. If you could show this math, it would be easier to understand what you are trying to say.

    How about we do it this way since I just watched Rainer's video and he came to the same conclusion as me with regard to Crit Avoid and Deflect. He's telling people to dump everything else into HP, though. I disagree, with the caveat that my dps build isn't for the high-end dungeons.

    So a question for you. Disregarding the high-end dungeons, you have your Defense and Awareness capped and 900k-ish HP. What else would you do with your extra stats?
    I am extremely aware of Rainers videos and Janne's documentation of game mechanics/calculations.
    I just find it very weird that you tell Janne to "Just keep following the videos that tell you what to do because that's easier than doing math." and refer to Rainers videos instead of taking your time to explain the math behind your decisions.

    I have posted several builds online that go into detail about what i do when building my toons, you should look them up for answer to your question.
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  • armadeonx
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    edited March 2021
    wilbur626 said:

    wilbur626 said:

    @maxzius#3795


    The only thing confusing me is that you are referring to “pure math” that is telling you to distribute stats the way that you do. If you could show this math, it would be easier to understand what you are trying to say.

    How about we do it this way since I just watched Rainer's video and he came to the same conclusion as me with regard to Crit Avoid and Deflect. He's telling people to dump everything else into HP, though. I disagree, with the caveat that my dps build isn't for the high-end dungeons.

    So a question for you. Disregarding the high-end dungeons, you have your Defense and Awareness capped and 900k-ish HP. What else would you do with your extra stats?
    I am extremely aware of Rainers videos and Janne's documentation of game mechanics/calculations.
    I just find it very weird that you tell Janne to "Just keep following the videos that tell you what to do because that's easier than doing math." and refer to Rainers videos instead of taking your time to explain the math behind your decisions.

    I have posted several builds online that go into detail about what i do when building my toons, you should look them up for answer to your question.
    Lol I don't think he realised he was talking to Janne or he would've taken his input more seriously xD

    For the sake of clarity, Micky1p00 and Janne are the same person.
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  • maxzius#3795
    maxzius#3795 Member Posts: 165 Arc User
    wilbur626 said:

    wilbur626 said:

    @maxzius#3795


    The only thing confusing me is that you are referring to “pure math” that is telling you to distribute stats the way that you do. If you could show this math, it would be easier to understand what you are trying to say.

    How about we do it this way since I just watched Rainer's video and he came to the same conclusion as me with regard to Crit Avoid and Deflect. He's telling people to dump everything else into HP, though. I disagree, with the caveat that my dps build isn't for the high-end dungeons.

    So a question for you. Disregarding the high-end dungeons, you have your Defense and Awareness capped and 900k-ish HP. What else would you do with your extra stats?
    I am extremely aware of Rainers videos and Janne's documentation of game mechanics/calculations.
    I just find it very weird that you tell Janne to "Just keep following the videos that tell you what to do because that's easier than doing math." and refer to Rainers videos instead of taking your time to explain the math behind your decisions.

    I have posted several builds online that go into detail about what i do when building my toons, you should look them up for answer to your question.
    I have no idea who Janne is and only know Rainer from his character builder / pocket wiki and seeing his name mentioned on the forums or in game. I decided to check out one of his videos and, while I see why he is doing what he is doing, I don't agree with dumping everything in HP - again, with the caveat that he isn't specifically talking about lower-IL dungeons like I am. It makes it difficult to compare.

    Do you have a link to your builds online?
  • maxzius#3795
    maxzius#3795 Member Posts: 165 Arc User
    armadeonx said:

    wilbur626 said:

    wilbur626 said:

    @maxzius#3795


    The only thing confusing me is that you are referring to “pure math” that is telling you to distribute stats the way that you do. If you could show this math, it would be easier to understand what you are trying to say.

    How about we do it this way since I just watched Rainer's video and he came to the same conclusion as me with regard to Crit Avoid and Deflect. He's telling people to dump everything else into HP, though. I disagree, with the caveat that my dps build isn't for the high-end dungeons.

    So a question for you. Disregarding the high-end dungeons, you have your Defense and Awareness capped and 900k-ish HP. What else would you do with your extra stats?
    I am extremely aware of Rainers videos and Janne's documentation of game mechanics/calculations.
    I just find it very weird that you tell Janne to "Just keep following the videos that tell you what to do because that's easier than doing math." and refer to Rainers videos instead of taking your time to explain the math behind your decisions.

    I have posted several builds online that go into detail about what i do when building my toons, you should look them up for answer to your question.
    Lol I don't think he realised he was talking to Janne or he would've taken his input more seriously xD

    For the sake of clarity, Micky1p00 and Janne are the same person.

    Sorry, I don't watch YouTube videos about Neverwinter. I really don't know who Janne is - assuming he posts YouTube videos like the one I watched from Rainer yesterday.
  • admiralwarlord#3792
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    https://guides.jannenw.info/category/opinions-and-blog/

    But I've never seen an update on this site, maybe the contents are more in discord now.

    And I believed that Janne was a former and current regular of the dragon race in well of dragons since in a chat with SkullElf he reported to me that Janne was not fluent in English and Janne of racing also did not interact much and the times when I tried to take some doubts, always asked me to write in French.
  • wilbur626
    wilbur626 Member Posts: 1,000 Arc User
    > @maxzius#3795 said:
    > I have no idea who Janne is and only know Rainer from his character builder / pocket wiki and seeing his name mentioned on the forums or in game. I decided to check out one of his videos and, while I see why he is doing what he is doing, I don't agree with dumping everything in HP - again, with the caveat that he isn't specifically talking about lower-IL dungeons like I am. It makes it difficult to compare.
    >
    > Do you have a link to your builds online?

    They are in the integrated nw-hub directory of shared builds in the character builder.

    Fighter builds with author Grim Kaal.
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  • wilbur626
    wilbur626 Member Posts: 1,000 Arc User
    > @admiralwarlord#3792 said:
    > https://guides.jannenw.info/category/opinions-and-blog/
    >
    > But I've never seen an update on this site, maybe the contents are more in discord now.
    >
    > And I believed that Janne was a former and current regular of the dragon race in well of dragons since in a chat with SkullElf he reported to me that Janne was not fluent in English and Janne of racing also did not interact much and the times when I tried to take some doubts, always asked me to write in French.

    Try nw-hub-dot-com
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  • maxzius#3795
    maxzius#3795 Member Posts: 165 Arc User
    wilbur626 said:

    > @maxzius#3795 said:

    > I have no idea who Janne is and only know Rainer from his character builder / pocket wiki and seeing his name mentioned on the forums or in game. I decided to check out one of his videos and, while I see why he is doing what he is doing, I don't agree with dumping everything in HP - again, with the caveat that he isn't specifically talking about lower-IL dungeons like I am. It makes it difficult to compare.

    >

    > Do you have a link to your builds online?


    They are in the integrated nw-hub directory of shared builds in the character builder.


    Fighter builds with author Grim Kaal.

    Nice builds and exactly what I would do if I was building for any of the higher-end dungeons (like my defense loadout). Do me a favor and try out your AOE/Solo build that you posted on 3/1 in an epic q. Use the Frozen or Envenomed as your active and let me know how it goes compared to a full defensive build.

    As a sidenote - you may want to look into using the Darkened rather than the Flayed for the Forte in that build.

    Anyway, we're way off topic, now. The game is losing tanks daily because of the changes. Partly because they're not used to taking the damage that they're taking and partly because most people don't understand percents - especially the way it's implemented with percent coming from two different places and the ratings side not even really being a true percent. There has to be a way to allow tanks to take less damage than they are currently taking - tanks are currently taking the same amount of damage as dps do... so why play a tank (is exactly what any new player is going to think). New tanks and healers aren't used to this and are giving up and either leaving the game or just playing dps. Let's not forget - healers are also negatively affected by tanks taking the amount of damage that we're taking. As I said before, I'm all for some type of Damage Resistance on tank builds. I'd much rather that DR not be tied to threat, though, as was suggested because I don't believe that would help new players, at all.
  • micky1p00
    micky1p00 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 3,540 Arc User
    edited March 2021
    Not verified yet, so there could be errors, but for now:


    https://www.nw-hub.com/mechanics/ehpcalc

    What I'm trying to convey is:

    1. Even at lower deflect severity, rising deflect chance is better than defense (for the stats in the example).
    2. Awareness in many cases is the best defensive stat, not taking it is... waste of points.
    3. Crit avoidance, while not the best, is still not negligible.

    There are 2 things that I think are taken over the top, one is that if a stat is less effective than another doesn't mean that it shouldn't be taken at all. It means that if given a choice between the two, one should take the better one. But it doesn't mean a player that needs defensive stats should go offensive because some defensive stats are not great.

    Second thing is that DPS and Tanks do not take the same damage, same as DPS and tanks do not deal the same damage. The only difference while having the same stats are the feats + role bonus. That's it. But it is a difference that shouldn't be neglected when comparing in neither offense, and neither defense.

    Saying that they receive the same damage, is the same as saying they deal the same damage, both are untrue.
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  • armadeonx
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    micky1p00 said:


    Second thing is that DPS and Tanks do not take the same damage, same as DPS and tanks do not deal the same damage. The only difference while having the same stats are the feats + role bonus. That's it. But it is a difference that shouldn't be neglected when comparing in neither offense, and neither defense.

    Saying that they receive the same damage, is the same as saying they deal the same damage, both are untrue.

    Sorry Janne, I don't understand that point. I know dps deal more damage due to the 20% bonus - but other than holding up their shield as needed, I don't see any other incoming damage modifiers for tanks unless you're referring to the use of encounters or the shield?

    On the Pally, we used to have a variety of secondary defence layers (shielding strike, templars wrath etc) but now we only have Absolution and the never-used Divine Champion (never used as it drains divinity, which is needed for encounters).
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  • micky1p00
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    edited March 2021
    armadeonx said:

    micky1p00 said:


    Second thing is that DPS and Tanks do not take the same damage, same as DPS and tanks do not deal the same damage. The only difference while having the same stats are the feats + role bonus. That's it. But it is a difference that shouldn't be neglected when comparing in neither offense, and neither defense.

    Saying that they receive the same damage, is the same as saying they deal the same damage, both are untrue.

    Sorry Janne, I don't understand that point. I know dps deal more damage due to the 20% bonus - but other than holding up their shield as needed, I don't see any other incoming damage modifiers for tanks unless you're referring to the use of encounters or the shield?

    On the Pally, we used to have a variety of secondary defence layers (shielding strike, templars wrath etc) but now we only have Absolution and the never-used Divine Champion (never used as it drains divinity, which is needed for encounters).
    Sorry, I've meant powers, but was thinking how the feats are bad, so ended up writing the wrong one. (and also the daily, divine protector, but yeah, it's a daily..)

    About Divine Champion, you mean in solo play?
    Because I've used it, and Palisade (to help DPS survive AoE).
    For solo I would still go for more damage over defensive stuff.

    In general while I don't think that passive increase in mitigation is the way to go, I do think that there should be more with various powers and feat synergies. Making a more interesting gameplay.
  • armadeonx
    armadeonx Member Posts: 4,952 Arc User
    edited March 2021
    micky1p00 said:

    armadeonx said:

    micky1p00 said:


    Second thing is that DPS and Tanks do not take the same damage, same as DPS and tanks do not deal the same damage. The only difference while having the same stats are the feats + role bonus. That's it. But it is a difference that shouldn't be neglected when comparing in neither offense, and neither defense.

    Saying that they receive the same damage, is the same as saying they deal the same damage, both are untrue.

    Sorry Janne, I don't understand that point. I know dps deal more damage due to the 20% bonus - but other than holding up their shield as needed, I don't see any other incoming damage modifiers for tanks unless you're referring to the use of encounters or the shield?

    On the Pally, we used to have a variety of secondary defence layers (shielding strike, templars wrath etc) but now we only have Absolution and the never-used Divine Champion (never used as it drains divinity, which is needed for encounters).
    Sorry, I've meant powers, but was thinking how the feats are bad, so ended up writing the wrong one. (and also the daily, divine protector, but yeah, it's a daily..)

    About Divine Champion, you mean in solo play?
    Because I've used it, and Palisade (to help DPS survive AoE).
    For solo I would still go for more damage over defensive stuff.

    In general while I don't think that passive increase in mitigation is the way to go, I do think that there should be more with various powers and feat synergies. Making a more interesting gameplay.
    Yep Divine Champion is a real sticking point for me - the fact that it is linked to Divinity and that incoming damage drains divinity (while DC is up) - but the best encounters also need divinity (Smite, Templars Wrath, Bane) and getting the divinity back up is really slow unless we have multiple sources of incoming damage.

    So if we use DC we can run out of divinity, which means we have to wait before using the encounters - which are our main threat generators. It's weirdly unhelpful.

    I do believe you're right about not needing extra mitigation if the mechanics worked together well - I just wish that either DC didn't use divinity or we had a better means of refreshing it - especially against enemies that hit infrequently but very hard.
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  • micky1p00
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    edited March 2021
    Yeah, this is why I actually like Fighters "Dig in", I know some call it the potty squat and make fun of it, (and disclaimer, I don't play GF) but I do like the concept (and the looks). The fact that DC allows to move, imo, doesn't compensate for the convoluted usage of divinity. IMO it should work like palisade to begin with, mitigation + some area mitigation + no movement and the entire divinity stuff needs a rework.

    Though I usually overtake aggro with one smite and then try to keep it with at-will, so not overly smiting.
    I do think that divinity stuff can work, but IMO it should recharge faster, and be decoupled from damage taken unless it's some feated bonus that gives more. In some ways like healer works.

    This way a player has a choice use it up offensively, or use it defensively (lets say you have a skill similar to absolution that works like smite, using divinity). In many ways it worked like that previously, but a lot was lost during so many reworks.

    Bottom line, I do not presume to a be tanking expert (though, before anyone jumps, Iv'e tanked enough on paladin), my argument is that the main issue is not in the ability of the tanks to tanks, or even if, the solution is not just throw passive mitigation. Since people can prove that it's possible to tank, or to kill or everything. The question is "Is it fun?" "Is it interesting?" "Does it have a skill curve, where a player can do perform better by using some synergy or combinations?"
    And IMO currently it's not. Increasing passive ability while may solve some issues, in general it's the same as making content hit less.. until comes the next content and we are in the same story once again. Only with duller classes.



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    micky1p00 said:


    Bottom line, I do not presume to a be tanking expert (though, before anyone jumps, Iv'e tanked enough on paladin), my argument is that the main issue is not in the ability of the tanks to tanks, or even if, the solution is not just throw passive mitigation. Since people can prove that it's possible to tank, or to kill or everything. The question is "Is it fun?" "Is it interesting?" "Does it have a skill curve, where a player can do perform better by using some synergy or combinations?"
    And IMO currently it's not. Increasing passive ability while may solve some issues, in general it's the same as making content hit less.. until comes the next content and we are in the same story once again. Only with duller classes.

    IMO the fun comes when you have to "play" actively as a tank, not only be a bag of hits.

    I like how the ads try to get CA so I have to move to not be flanked.
    I like to "manage" the bosses, moving them out of ice for example to have a more smooth time for dps or moving them to be able to kill him (VoS 3rd boss) while trying to survive the mechanics
    I like to tune up defenses / powers for a big hit, I would like also to have something to protect team from a big aoe for example (other than palisade or Shield of Faith that are meh)

    This is why the new dungeon (VoS) is a very good example of a good job in mechanics, and I would like to have more like this

    Also I would like to have powers like "Come and get it" to group ads or more tactical things. Auras IMO are just trash and boring
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  • armadeonx
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    Yes auras are trash as they provide almost meaningless buffs now - I'd like to be able to use the tab mechanic Divine Champion without killing offensive capability by draining divinity as it would free up more options - but I suppose those other options are pretty limited regardless since they nerfed every encounter, at-will and class feature...
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  • micky1p00
    micky1p00 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 3,540 Arc User
    edited March 2021
    Here a random idea, what if tab works like palisade (or more like dig in) without the 10% on cone but just on the tank, and the tank can't move. But since the player can't move or attack the at-wills get 2 new actions, and those do drain divinity. One is the 10% cone mitigation, and the second activates the slotted aura, which should also match and be much more powerful (with more interesting buffs, or enemy debuffs).

    (This assumes that divinity recharges mainly with time, like healers)

    So we get more standardized tanking ability - which is some way more boring, but at the same time we get more interesting resource management tradeoff on top of tanking that allows the paladin to boost / defend the party when needed, and it's not just walking buff bot like AoC was. And the player can choose if to drain divinity for that, or not, without hurting the most basic defensive class mechanic aspect which is the "dig-in/palisade".
  • darthpotater
    darthpotater Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,162 Arc User
    micky1p00 said:

    Here a random idea, what if tab works like palisade (or more like dig in) without the 10% on cone but just on the tank, and the tank can't move. But since the player can't move or attack the at-wills get 2 new actions, and those do drain divinity. One is the 10% cone mitigation, and the second activates the slotted aura, which should also match and be much more powerful (with more interesting buffs, or enemy debuffs).

    (This assumes that divinity recharges mainly with time, like healers)

    So we get more standardized tanking ability - which is some way more boring, but at the same time we get more interesting resource management tradeoff on top of tanking that allows the paladin to boost / defend the party when needed, and it's not just walking buff bot like AoC was. And the player can choose if to drain divinity for that, or not, without hurting the most basic defensive class mechanic aspect which is the "dig-in/palisade".

    I dont like the idea of being unable to move.

    But the idea of the tab activating a powerfull aura for a limited time, or powerfull new powers that can help to burst damage or a big mitigating for team is cool. Divinity as a resource is a good idea, but I think it should be only for offense.

    Also, divine palisade wasting divinity + shield is horrible IMO.
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  • micky1p00
    micky1p00 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 3,540 Arc User
    edited March 2021
    How insightful to know that someone here gets to decide whose opinions are valid and whose not.
    I wonder who is more short sighted and who can see the bigger picture, players who play only 1 role (some of those got back to the game a couple of weeks ago) or players who play all roles.

    I will not go into all the links and examples how some claimed that it's impossible to do ToMM, and impossible to do this and that, while it was all proven false. It's not a surprise that some do not have an iota of integrity.

    I'm just confused by one thing, how is that tanks have such a hard time to tank end-game, while allegedly (and I'll quote) "a Rogue outfitted with Earthen weapon set, Diamond set, Dread Warrior in companion equip power slot, and using a Negation, was able to successfully hold Aggro and survive" (btw, would love to see the video of such run, with Rogue as tank)

    Maybe the the tanks that have such a hard time should outfit Earthen weapon set, Diamond set, Dread Warrior companion and use Negation?

    I also suggest that BiS gear be given at the end of the tutorial to tanks too. it's surely an oversight, since DPS and Healers obviously are geared from the start and do not need to farm gear to be able to do their role effectively.
  • hypervoreian
    hypervoreian Member Posts: 1,036 Arc User
    edited March 2021

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    Excellent post, I really could not ever expressed these thoughts more clearly and better myself.

    Agree with all of your points;
    But knowing how DPS tend to react in every Defender class buff I would argue that a change that affects both Striker classes and Dfender classes would raise fewer complaints.
    So a modification as that proposed by the OP maybe is more suitable to the current player ecosystem of NW.

    As you clearly identified there is a number of influential DPS players that tend to overeact.
    These players unfortunately while they are great at creating content otherwise helpfull content for the game ,lack the insight and goodwill to see the greater good; As such the devs should take care and evaluate the situation for the greater good.
    As you said it is a dire situation.
    Never before there was such bad situation for thedefender classes.
    The root of the problem is ,I suspect! , the devs vision of how and what tanks should be in NW.

    The mod16 rework and the current changes were a huge contradiction between the desired goals and the outcome.
    Let's hope for the best in the future! :)




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  • wilbur626
    wilbur626 Member Posts: 1,000 Arc User
    @hypervoreian

    Another excellent post where you choose to comment on the participants in the discussion. Congratulations on another derailment.
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  • micky1p00
    micky1p00 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 3,540 Arc User
    edited March 2021
    I've encountered many first in NW. But even now I encounter a new first in the low level of discussion some people bring.
    It's so sad that again, the discussion gets dragged down to discussion about people.

    That "lack of insight and good will to see the greater good", I wonder if those above who bring it up, do they practice what they preach? Even before the rework? I've tanked and healed hundreds of ToMMs (combined, heals more), now comes the question to how many they did as dps and healers? Why I have a feeling that I ran non-dps more than both of those players healed and DPSed combined, both players, both roles. Yet the same accusation of "DPS mafia". Pathetic.

    How many times we will see the repeat of the same contradictory lies? Tanks can't tank yet all content can be tanked by non-
    tanks?
    New players? New players have issue with doing solo content, it's boring, it's slow, but could it be that 2 of the 3 tanks have DPS paragons.. that at the level of new players doesn't need special gear. But no, lets give them 20% more DR, so it's the same slow and boring, that for sure will make everyone happy.

    Since I'm suggesting to increase solo oriented damage especially for paladins, and create more mechanics that allow mitigation from active skills and feats that have actual synergy, playing the game as opposed to passive flat resistance, while having the proper trade offs so a tank class will not slap-on full DPS gear and becomes the FOTM thing until the sure to come nerf that will put it again as the least favored ginger step child for 10 mods, yet, opposed by people who can't hear anything except flat buffs or to remove awareness which is practically the best defensive stats and now separates tanks from other roles. I can only summarize that the underling request is "make tanking easier since we don't want more active class, we want back the snooze fest that was M18-19 (or worse, m12)" where tanks could tank just by standing still. Is it some ego at feeling less good at the role that drives all this? Everyone adapting, except some people who are only here to derail and slander, with personal attacks. Interesting isn't it, since my first suggestion in this thread was to increase DPS to much lower parity than 1:3, yet our 'dear' tanks do not agree?

    When the tank role in NW, instead of being a resource management role, a resource only a tank has (active mitigation ability) it will be reduced again to memorizing the one tank buster, and the gear they wear (since you need to survive said tank buster with stats), that is if the Devs have time to do a tank buster, I'll be happy to link the posts with an "I told you so!". And when the dps will kite that one tank buster, or just use a scroll or get the boss stuck in the terrain (hello t3) and tanks will as useful as some forum posts, I could link again the "I told you so".

    Oh and ofc one mistake and splat, since there is no other option with tank busters. Hello second boss in IC and all the tears that came with it.


    How ironic is that those that blame others of short sightedness are the most short sighted.

    Since some tanking to far, resist even to ideas and discussion I don't have the time to for some low level personal attacks and nonsense. Lets hope for the sake of the game that the game doesn't become even more boring, and some roles even more dull and useless, due to some trying to use bandaid as a cure for kidney stones, just due to personal issues.
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  • thefabricant
    thefabricant Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 5,248 Arc User
    edited March 2021
    The reality behind the disagreement is, that on the one side you have people who, for the most part, believe tanking should be a passive part of gameplay. Where they believe that you should not have to play the game at all and your stats alone should make you able to survive anything. The other side believes that tanking should be an active part of gameplay. Whether you survive or not should rest on player skill. Which abilities you use, when you use them, how you position yourself should be the factors that determine whether or not you are capable of tanking. This right here is the heart of the disagreement.

    Stating that tanks should be able to tank by just having the stats they have is like saying that DPS should have auras that they slot into every available place in their power tray and the only thing that determines whether or not they pass a dps check is the stats they have. Right now DPS gameplay is very nearly like this for almost every class, which is one of the reasons (in my opinion) why right now, the game is so dull to play. There is almost no active component to any part of gameplay, the outcome of almost everything rests solely on your gear.