Hello everyone. You might remember me from the "Just dinged 60
" thread, or the "Auction House Filtering Workaround
Let me say first and foremost that English is not my native language (it's Spanish, I'm from Argentina), so I apologize in advance for any errors in spelling, grammar, or the language in general.I need help.
I'm very frustrated with my Divine Cleric. I don't know what to do to avoid half the dungeon aggroing on me and hitting me so hard I sometimes don't last 1 or 3 seconds in melee. My gearscore is around 8600, I'm level 60.
I don't know whether to continue playing, roll another class, or just be done with the game.
I don't know if I should spend what little ZEN I have to buy a Respec Token, in fear Cryptic would change the Powers and make my new choices obsolete, and being forced to pay again to Respec Again.
In PvP, Rogues **** me in a heartbeat. They knock me over and drop me from 100% to 0% in less than 3 seconds, and I can't escape. Sure, I can do things in PvP and it's mostly fun when the enemy Rogues aren't targeting me in each and every opportunity. So far it's been manageable and occasionally fun, but PvP has never been my focus on this game, nor many others.
I don't like to PvP much.
In PvE, I get insulted sometimes because all the mobs aggro me and kill me or leave me in 10% HP, when the others happily rest at 100% HP, thanks to whatever heal I was able to place. I have to stop to attack enemies to build Divinity and drop a Forgemaster's Flame, an Astral Shield, or build my Action Points to cast Hallowed Ground. It's amazingly frustrating for me topping the "Damage Taken" meters and "Healing Done" meters at the same time. It's very stressful having to dodge 90% of the room's enemies while trying to squeeze a heal.
Yes, I do want a challenge while healing. Which skill to use, dodge enemies' AoE attacks, topping off a particular member or knowing which spell is the right for the job... I don't mind having to handle the occasional mob, or even a pack, it's part of the game. But each and every ad on the room insta-targeting me, just after they spawned, with no spells cast or even placed? No, something is very wrong. Or I'm doing things horribly wrong.
I like to PvE.
While leveling, I've spent points in Powers / Feats I know regret, now knowing that Threat-reducing feats and powers plainly don't work. I feel so frustrated knowing that I have to pay money to correct those mistakes, my mistakes, made due to my ignorance of the game's problems.I know
many players expressed their concern about the threat issues, both Clerics and Guardian Fighters. I also know that Cryptic answered, basically, that they know about it, that it's complicated, and that they don't have any plans about fixing it anytime soon (link here
I post it here because I don't know where else to do it. The Cleric community in this game so far has been the most helpful in my opinion, and you guys gave my very useful tips in all your posts. That's the reason I know humbly and honestly ask you: what do you think I should do?
Should I spend the ZEN I've accumulated to respec, knowing that when (or if) threat gets fixed, I'll have to pay money again to respec again?
Will that change dramatically (or at least noticeably) how I'm able to run dungeons?
Should I drop out of the game up until the threat issues are fixed, and some of the Cleric skills currently bugged or misinformed are fixed?
Should I just endure the game as it's know, enduring the insults I receive in dungeon runs (my favorite activity), and the frustration I get while the group tunnel-visions attacking the boss, forgetting about the fact that I'm doing my best to keep them alive?
Should I think something else?
I know this won't matter much, but I'm a fairly skilled player. It's not like this is my first MMO. I know about how the system works, I know these kind of F2P games do need something of a revenue to keep themselves afloat, I'm no naive in the matter. But I don't think I'm doing something terribly wrong. I'm not the best player, nor ever will be... but something in the game is broken, and the developer's attitude towards it it's something I've never seen before.Thanks a lot for any comments you might wish to post, and for any insight.
I am sorry if my rant was too long. I like the game, I've always been fan of the Forgotten Realms setting (I've been a Dungeon Master for many years now, making campaigns in Forgotten Realms, most of them based in Neverwinter).
Thanks again in advance, and have a good day!PS: I'm using Sunburst, Forgemaster's Flame and Astral Shield in PvE. Chains of Light, Forgemaster's Flame and Astral Shield in PvP. Sacred Flame and Astral Seal in both settings.