why are DPS still like low levels compared to Roles

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by Mikeyb2001, Aug 14, 2021.

  1. Mikeyb2001 Well-Known Player

    this needs to get fixed we do all this grinding CR,SP ARTS and Metagenes or implants depending on your hero
    but Burn is just as important as tank troll and healer yet we die the most WTF
  2. Irvynnge Loyal Player

    we're not low levels, too many of us won't even do the bare minimum to stay alive because they're too busy trying to not interrupt their burn. if you're dying all the time, that's because you're either not paying attention, not maintaining distance, not blocking when you see the skull, not using a shield, & / or not rolling out of the way. or, possibly, you're in content you're ill-equipped for?
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  3. 9001BPM Steadfast Player

    Trolls and healers aren’t any more durable than dps are.
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  4. Doctor Nova Devoted Player

    ever since launch, users have picked dps role in excessive amounts. It's why role optional alerts happened in 2012. https://www.engadget.com/2012-02-02-dcuos-game-update-9-brings-the-world-together.html
    add that since then, nothing has changed.... and dps often will not move much at all, or move out of the way from being damaged (boss mechanics), or stop damaging to pick click a cog or pick another user up... they'll always get a /sideeye from other users in support roles.

    if you KO, probably you should have moved.

    the amount of times i'd had to say in group chat, stop. stop damaging. you are not damaging the npc, stop. is too often. Some NPC mechanics are not what a dps pays attention too too often also. Stop attacking, (amazon block), KO'd dps, pull the npc to the thing that makes them vulnerable to attack, the boss is not vulnerable until x,y,z happens, they're still button mashing like mad and complaining about not having power. /facepalm
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  5. catplaysxoxo Loyal Player

    Maybe learn if you haven't already how to battle tank.
  6. Dev72 Dedicated Player

    Like those said before, the lack of following mechanics are the majority of the reasons why players are KO'd in instance. There is nothing wrong with adding SP in your health stat, or adding a personal shield. Even a personal dampening field can be just enough to make a difference; especially if trying to work a mechanic, the tank breaks agro, or the horror of horrors a DPS having to stop for a moment to pick-up. Breakout trinkets work wonders as well....etc..etc.
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  7. Psycho Tech Dedicated Player

    Im generally the last alive on a wipe & i dps, soo.. mechanics & careful dodging & planning.
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  8. Shalayah Committed Player

    I have no sympathy for a DPS that doesn’t do pickups, follow mechanics or take steps to stay alive. Those are by definition bad DPS players.

    If you die a lot as a DPS player. You need to start paying attention to mechanics. Healers can’t heal stupid.
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  9. Aduzar Light Dedicated Player

    It also depends on the gameplay of certain powers (I would say), from what I feel, when many powers are a gampleay to "ray" we are perhaps less attentive to what happens, ray user tends to go to the end of the effect of the ray, however, I've often felt that way in this game, and I think that's what often leads to mistakes and stupid deaths, not to mention certain players who like to play cac where they shouldn't: D.
    and there's also that thing that sometimes requires you to jump in order to interrupt a spell so you can roll when you need to avoid something deadly...
  10. Major Shenanigans Well-Known Player

    I hope you're joking because you made me blow pepsi outa my nose.

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  11. Illumin411 Loyal Player

    Because support roles are primarily trying to beat the bosses. DPS's are trying to beat each other.
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  12. Proxystar #Perception


    Burn is just as important as tank, troll and healer, no role is more important than the other, that being said if you "die the most" it's either because you aren't following mechanics yourself or your support roles aren't doing their job.

    Don't just assume however, that they're not, you can't tank or heal a one shot, you also cannot tank scripted attacks, a boss lunging you doesn't necessarily mean the tank has lost hate (aggro).

    Understand what is happening in the fight and comply and you'll find yourself likely dying less. DPS tunnel vision is a real thing when the overwhelming desire for top spot on that scoreboard becomes too powerful ;)
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  13. Shalayah Committed Player

    Nah DPS tunnel vision is serious. I remember running COU back when Legion was the top content. Healer dies right next to him, and instead of picking the healer up he continues to burn. Nobody went to pick the healer up because he was right next to him. After we wiped he caught a very quick boot from the raid. Never seen a DPS get kicked so fast from a raid before. Usually everybody else just picks up their slack but the number one rule is to never let the roles die.
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  14. Proxystar #Perception

    LOL, but pick ups are the controllers job :p
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  15. Illumin411 Loyal Player

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  16. Proxystar #Perception

    Controllers are only really there to buff DPS, so it's the least they could do :p

    P.S I'm kidding by the way
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  17. Cyclonic Dedicated Player

    Tunnel vision is bound to happen when you're a dps somewhat often. Especially if you do your same rotation all the time. It happens to the best of us.

    The other roles are more situation focused so they're less likely to zone out.
  18. The Doctor Time Lord Committed Player

  19. Dominic Blue Dedicated Player

    Can we make it an undeniable rule that dps can't stand by the tank or jump into adds before the tank or try to melee the boss beside the tank or agro the adds away from the tank? And if you do this you get a three day suspension till you stop trying to get yourself killed in front of the tank? Please and thank you?
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  20. FlawlessTime Dedicated Player

    I've seen some DPS be so focused on killing and pew pew pew that when player's die near them they either don't pick them up and or get mad when they die and it stops there pitiful rotation.