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  • (Quote) I suppose we'll end on the note of agreeing to disagree, because you clearly haven't "gotten it," either.
  • (Quote) Putting on the brakes right here. You speak as if the change to CA some players are asking for is giving away a ton of damage for free that isn't already perfectly available to everyone. Any player who is dealing great damage already is do…
  • Include options to make it more difficult AND improve the rewards, but no-thank-you to party requirement. Choosing to party is fine, as is having difficulty levels that are impractical to complete without a party, but basic completion should remain…
  • (Quote) I'm not sure that you're understanding my point. My main point is that ALL classes are best played at close range to their targets. Personally I don't care if CA range is extended or not, because I see no reason to hang out far away. Note…
  • (Quote) Dragon Turtle's snapping jaws don't deal enough damage to be a concern. Nostura's curse doesn't require that people hang out at the ends of the arena, just that they don't stand on top of each other. Ras Nsi's overhand slash should be goin…
  • Arbiter can do the job as DPS, no question. I just continue to dislike how slow and clunky it can feel and how dependent it is on RNG for procs to make it feel smooth and powerful for short bursts. Boss DPS may be what matters the most from a numb…
  • (Quote) This situation doesn't exist, and that won't change even if CA is reworked to function at range. It's not as if players are really taking on more risk at melee range. It's amusing watching a "ranged" player run for their life bec…
  • > @cherryman1 said: > Regardless of whether or not they get around to increasing the effective range of Combat Advantage, melee range is likely to continue to provide optimal damage for all classes. > > It's much more difficult to ad…
  • Regardless of whether or not they get around to increasing the effective range of Combat Advantage, melee range is likely to continue to provide optimal damage for all classes. It's much more difficult to adjust to changes in target positioning fro…
  • (Quote) You probably do have to admit, though, that many players struggle with Warlock for no good reason other than lack of knowledge. There have been way too many posters around here going on about how their Hellbringer is worse DPS than a Justic…
  • (Quote) There are hardly any bears in Chult. I can only think of one spawn point offhand, though there may be others. Anyway, what's with this topic? Mobs without any CC are basically punching bags, and almost all CC is highly telegraphed and eas…
  • (Quote) I don't buy into the "pure DPS" theory I see occasionally on the forums, because not only does it not make sense, it's not consistent with communication from the development team. Penalizing a class for having hybrid powers is onl…
  • (Quote) CW is somewhat highly tuned at the moment, so I wouldn't even bring it up in this conversation. I consider it more of an outlier tbh, and I expect that the devs will either bring it down a tad or try to elevate the other DPS slightly to nar…
  • (Quote) Almost anything else. The tiny healing bonus on the obsolete Tiamat set doesn't come close to justifying the poor stats. On my Devout I'm happy with the M16 Wyvern set. It's inexpensive and offers a little bit of support utility. The ar…
  • It's good to have this confirmed for science, but now that it is, let's continue not using it. It's been a terrible set for a long time, and it's still terrible.
  • (Quote) They should probably address the disparity in racial bonuses at some point. I like to joke that being hideous is the trade-off for the Dragonborn inherent superiority, but you know there's a real issue when new races are introduced and play…
  • (Quote) 1. Relax. 2. The power tray you're using in that screenshot is terrible for AoE; of course you are going to struggle when fighting a large number of mobs. KF and HG do not belong in an AoE loadout, and you're not using an effective AoE D…
  • It's true that Combat Advantage and its interaction with range is an arguable issue, but it's a longstanding one. While more players are attempting ranged combat now that PBAoE buff synergy is basically gone, I think that the dev team's apparent la…
  • 24k isn’t unreasonably difficult to hit. For characters without high-ranked enchants it means using more of the newer equipment even when the bonuses are sub-par, but with the ratings going up (another 12k, I think?), we may need to swap some p…
  • It's surprising the first time it happens because VIP normally = immunity, but let's not blow things out of proportion. I think what percemer is saying is not that the developers didn't think that players would hit the ceiling, but that they are no…
  • I don't see any point to running Arbiter as heals. The divinity cost is prohibitive to the point where you would better served by letting a DPS take the slot who is actually going to DPS. Save the Bastion for the Devout.
  • An 18-spark Soul Scorch has magnitude on par with most other Warlock encounters, and regularly shaving 3 seconds off of active cooldowns is pretty decent. What's unfortunate is that the sparks we spend for this mechanic happen to be tied to a passi…
  • (Quote) 1. Tell your tank to block once in a while. I know it sounds flippant, but a lot of tanks either don't block at all or waste their block on the small damage. 2. 25% outgoing is fine. You can go higher, but if you're still having difficu…
  • Don’t heal unnecessarily, always be channeling while not healing if the fight is healing intensive and your divinity isn’t topped off, and don’t use more than one healing divinity-spender unless you must for some reason. You can also boost your o…
  • (Quote) No, there's nothing about Ice Knife that suggests that it intrinsically works this way. Demon Lords' Immortality set, for example, grants this kind of bonus, but Ice Knife does not have this feature on its own unless there was unintended …
  • (Quote) On the other hand, DPS classes shouldn't be investing their resources into defensive stats. They get enough Defense to function just from the armor they use, and everything else aside from HP is rather unnecessary.
  • This cycle of sales is pretty standard for the time of year. As someone else pointed out, the targeted VIP sales are a new thing, but everything else looks like BAU for them. The higher incidence of "special" sales just makes me think th…
  • (Quote) That bonus is at best highly situational since it depends on the player maintaining range from the target, which is usually not advisable and is sometimes not even possible. The reliable damage bonus from one or two Shadowstalker rings has …
  • (Quote) From what the posters here have tested, it appears that you can increase your healing critical chance further if your Crit exceeds your Power. Unless you deliberately try to avoid adding Power bonuses while adding Crit well beyond the DPS c…
  • > @"solanaceae#5995" said: > Can you screenshot your Thaum and Arcanist builds and post them here? Yeah, we would need to see specifics. Thaum in particular shouldn’t be having issues if doing rating-appropriate content with a g…