Downtime: What is Wrong With Each Power...

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by lordexecution365, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. lordexecution365 Loyal Player

    Since I have yet to see a thread to discuss what is wrong with each power and to give us a forum so we can look at what we think believe is wrong with each power.

    It would be helpful to break up the role as well, give two parts about your power or just discuss the one.

    This way we can get a jump on things before the next big idea comes from the dev's and it will at least give some of us a voice as to what powers need to either be looked at or adjusted. Plenty of threads saying what is wrong but not in any detail.

    Example: saying "quantum is weak and needs a buff" does not help.

    Example: saying "time bomb goes off in the air and does not explode on targets" or " time bomb damage is not being loaded with other powers properly" maybe more helpful.

    In other words, let's make a thread that we can discuss how we believe the powers should be performing and not bash the Dev's or talk about mechanics that NPC's do (unless it is something you would like as a power).

    Leave out NPC's blocking, block breaking, and not being statues.

    Let's keep it clean and let the Dev's know what we believe how our powers should be.

    This is not about test server issues either and should be used to give a voice to non testers as well as those that do help with testing.

    Would be nice to have a Dev chime in an give some feedback as well.

    Will see...
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  2. Black Prime OG Devoted Player

    Pretty sure there is a very long and detailed thread called the data driven something on sorc. That power, imo, was ruined. They changed the powered from and awesome weapon power to a vengeance and ball spamming clown. There is plenty of feed back in that thread. It took months before they made a tiny fix for the PI visuals, that would end after 6s but were actually still up. Took months longer before they made improvements to the balls missing. Now, I fear, they've made it decent single target power, and they don't seem to be worried about weapons, it will probably never be changed back.
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  3. 9001BPM Steadfast Player

    These are just comparing the three powers I use.

    Mental-Invisibility needs to daze enemies in the vicinity, and we need more abilities that retain stealth. Some kind of analogue to gadgets mines. Basically Invisibility needs to be bought up to par with stealth.

    Munitions-Survival needs to last 12 seconds like Distract and Grandeur do. Smoke Grenade Launcher should be a low cost-cooldown-damage power. 100 power cost/0.5 cooldown like gauss grenade/psychic shock. I would also like Minigun to be a 300 cost power, and for the defense debuff on it to be moved to chaingun.
  4. Caesar's Lion Dedicated Player

    As a gadgets main, gadgets single target is op apparantly. I don't use it, it bores me to tears. Spamming a taser pull which doesn't pull anything...Nerf it & make it more involved.
  5. TheLQ-DCUO Loyal Player

    All controller powers. Passive PoT needs to go, we need to actually PoT again. Also make Vitalization great again!
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  6. DaPhun48 Well-Known Player

    They’ll fix nothing! Just the odd tweak here and there. Most of the time with negative results. One night you lift off with a fantastic lo and good, stable power - next day said power and lo hit half what they did. And the power hasn’t even been nerfed.

    “Fixing” all powers would make power changing tokens redundant. There are still MANY players changing powers 5-10-15+ times a DAY. An actual day lol! No - you get what you’re given, then you try and build yourself a loadout.

    So it is written! So shall it be! :/
  7. MessiahXHD Level 30

    I think they should remove the 10000 cost to use some supercharge powers
  8. MessiahXHD Level 30

    They all should be 5000 and under
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  9. spack2k Steadfast Player

    Rage needs a ranged Supercharge/SC-Generator


    Adjust game content so meleeing dps can be played in all difficulty modes.
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  10. L T Devoted Player

    Water completely lacks a viable melee option. Crashing Wave is a virtual clone of Forward Flip and Fracture, but does far less damage. Aquatic Arsenal nets the exact same damage as Tsunami Strikes, but consumes more power.

    Both of those abilities should be re-examined.
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  11. Balistical Ice Loyal Player

    Id say just add a Ranged SC or SC generator. Not all content is meant to be played at melee
  12. L T Devoted Player

    If they changed Mangle to full range and brought its damage down to what Ballistic Assault does that would work. Might not see too much use though.

    Most of the power sets have at least one good supercharge. Gadgets' are a bit sub par. Mental and Celestial are decidely poor. But all the others have decent options.
  13. spack2k Steadfast Player

    a channeled SC would need to hit like a truck to be viable, i wouldnt consider using it with its current dmg numbers.
  14. spack2k Steadfast Player

    fixed that for you, could be misunderstood since those would make sense only together.
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  15. Hytch Well-Known Player

    As far as fire goes, I have been fairly happy with it with the major exception of Mass Detonation. What is up with the damage on that one? Sometimes it hits like a nuke and other times it is like a slap from a 3 year old.
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  16. spack2k Steadfast Player

    my 11 month old niece broke the nose of my sister i wouldnt underestimate children :)
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  17. L T Devoted Player

    well... Currently Mangle does about 85% higher damage than a typical ranged burst 5000 cost supercharge, so I'd say it does hit hard, but not OP hard since it's a melee channel.

    Ballistic Assault hits about 60% harder than the average... Still high damage but ok since it's also a channel.
  18. pultinski Well-Known Player

    troll powers in dps stance should generate more passive power / reduce power costs.
    tank powers in dps stance should get some % of their tank defense when blocking.
    healing powers in dps stance should get ....( no idea, ive never healed. yes, i feel shame for admitting that ).
  19. TestReporter Loyal Player

    In my opnion weapons are wrong, if weapons were good then most of the powers would have another option. I know weapons are really trick to fix, because dot powers eletric and sorc can get so much from them, but i also hope the revamp don't stop as it is right now, many good things came to the game, but there are others that still need attention.

    Off topic but i hope they are looking at: PvP, a good PvP revamp can bring some life to the game even if it is just for a small period of time, i personally don't like Arenas, but many people in the game do, and others just played because of it, i really hope they give PvP something, we've been asking for years... Literally
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  20. ALEX33016 Well-Known Player

    Celestial (which I have been since it came out and I love and is my main) is too slow and also too immobile, while also weak.

    Slow: speed of casting "spells"
    Immobile: you cannot move while casting the majority of the "spells"
    Weak: Strength/ Damage of "spells" - Strongest one is Plague combo Divine Light(and that is one of the ones that takes the longest to cast)

    In the time that it takes me to cast, PcDL the rest of the people in the alert, duo, raid have hit the enemy 6 or 7 times. I would not mind if it were slow but hit hard or immobile and hit hard but weak and slow & immobile. Damn, you guys killed Celestial.

    BTW, as I said I LOVE Celestial. And I don't even want to start on how they messed up "Virtuous Light" (old Divine Light) in Healer. I remember when you would cast it cause someone was almost dead or got picked up and it would fill the health bar completely. Now, you are lucky if it goes a little more than half. As a matter of fact, I noticed after a pick up and VL cast I had to hit Renew x2 to get it to fill all the way. I have all All the Crits and all of the Resto and even some in Dom & drink a Dom Soder or Resto soder. Thanks for letting me vent about my favorite toon. LOL