Berserkers looking for an answer, a comment, anything... pretty please... with a cherry on top...

Discussion in 'Berserker' started by ARCHIVED-kmc410h, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. ARCHIVED-Albert2180 Guest

    Zeuhl@Mistmoore wrote:
    "I would quit the game before I betrayed to Guard, or even gave it a second thought."
    I hope that's not that quote that would lead you to belive I want anybody to betray. I don't have issues with the class, That's why I added the line, and it's my Opinion:
    "I still say if you betray, you sucked at being a Berserker in the first place and wanted to take the easy road."
    That's what I'm hearing, If it's easier for a Guard to MT raids then it is a Berserker, But not Impossiable for a Berserker... That statement is True.
  2. ARCHIVED-Albert2180 Guest

    Cmos@Butcherblock wrote:
    Oh wow, the #1 Berserker did it, that changes... Nothing. and don't hate because I can use a tower shield better then a Buckler, from what I've heard not many Berserkers know how to use a tower shield. I'm sorry I don't have the problems that you or EVERY other Berseker has, but I'm not going to sit around and let people talk **** about my class.
  3. ARCHIVED-Zeuhl27 Guest

    None of us are talking sh*t about your class. We're explaining the issues that all of us are dealing with in our class. I can use a tower as well, in fact there are pulls during which I need one. The simple facts are that it's been proven that a buckler does more dps and that it's easier to maintain aggro than with a tower.
  4. ARCHIVED-kenman Guest

    I'm laughing how according to eq2players, Gemo has less HP than me and I haven't played at all since RoK came out, still level 70 even.

    You seriously have no idea how end game raiding works whatsoever. It's not like group content where you can take six shadowknights in and still come out on top, you do everything in your power to play at peak efficiency. For Berserkers, this means not playing a berserker. Even in EoF, Guardians were closing the DPS gap considerably while still having significantly better tanking utilities such as an hp buff, tower of stone, and reinforcement. I cried foul, knew the situation was only going to get worse when I saw our t7 fabled set pants had freaking health regen on them, but everybody else preached about how "awesome" Zerkers were.

    Right, well, I don't even have to play to see how this has turned out in RoK. The DPS gap is more or less the same as it was in EoF, while guardians have gotten a huge defensive boost that further separates Guardians and Berserkers. Nice job devs, really making me want to buy RoK and play again by crapping all over my class.

    EDIT: And for the record, there's no way to "use" a tower shield. There's no skills Berserker's have the utilize one in the least, not like Guardians with ToS. Assuming Berserkers don't know how to... equip a shield, is a tad insulting, to say the least. But the real fault here is that you aren't good enough at math to make proper judgment about what's best for your character.
  5. ARCHIVED-LygerT Guest

    just ignore Gemo, his posts are along the lines of EoF still and have no bearing on mid to endgame RoK content where DPS would rip aggro off him so fast it would make his head spin.
    Virtues guard gives more avoidance than tower but tower gives a few % more block, i would have to be ignorant to give up all that extra hate gen just for a few % bonus to block.. that is how it is and you can't change my opinion on that. you can switch out a shield in combat so why not utilize both? yea...
    i value our class as much if not more than anyone around here but to think there is no issues with the class, you must be blind or simply not looking at what we have, lack or excel in. what we have is superior AE DPS in an expansion that has little to no AE encounters, and that pretty much sums it up without even going into what we lack.
  6. ARCHIVED-Pyronick Guest

    I would just like to point out that some concrete information IS needed, and sooner rather than later.
    If the class is just not going to be viable in T8, or if the devs are going to take a year to analyze and fix the issues, that's fine. I'd just like to know before I betray, make a significant investment in plat to purchase guardian masters, and jump through all the hoops just to find that two weeks after I do that someone has an acute attack of good sense and fixes the class.
    I love the class. I love playing the class, but I think we all deserve to have the correct information to make decisions for ourselves and our guilds. Whatever the devs want, it's their game, I just need to know...sooner rather than later.
  7. ARCHIVED-kyvaan Guest

    Love seeing a casual player making comments based off what a raid player will say.

    So far as it goes, Gemo is right, in the heroic instances i have absolutely no issues, we are a great class <clap>

    From my experiences in raids, t2 and above anyway, we are a sub-par tank class that offers little to nothing to a raid. Yes i have tanked T1-T3, and even some of VP. But that at the cost of our healers pulling their hair out and having to bust their butts 5 times harder to keep me up than when our Guard tanks the same mobs.

    I rolled a Zerk for personal reasons, i love the class, will never betray. I do NOT want to be a carbon copy of a Guard, or any other tank. however, with the current "balance" of tanks, i do see the Zerk class as needing a massive overhaul. Our snap agro is a joke, our dps is comparably a joke (to most other tank classes anyway) and our survivability is in the dumpster.

    When i saw the post that this was being looked into and we would hear something, i let out a sigh of relief. Now i am trying to be as patient as possible to wait for a reply, and see where it will all go. All i can really say is, i am out right /praying that the devs will take us seriously and look into fixing our class
  8. ARCHIVED-Obadiah Guest

    Harlon@Blackburrow wrote:
    OK, I'll agree with you on snap aggro - or lack thereof. And that there are other things that are broken (can't let a post go by without mentioning Adrenaline) and that diminishing returns have essentially rendered our Berserk moot. But defensively, on paper at least, I don't see why it would be a big difference. I would just like someone to explain what makes us so subpar defensively?

    Before getting the 70%+ avoidance from the epic, about 1000 HPs and 29 Defense seems to me to be the difference between a Berserker and a similarly equipped Guardian. Not saying that's NOTHING, but 5 times harder? What am I missing? ToS, sure, sure. But Adrenaline, even broken, generally works quite fine while tanking since you're pretty much always going to be berserk. And I would wager that 50% of all damage for 32 seconds prevents more damage than avoiding 3 hits.

    I don't see our DPS being a problem either, at least not with respect to any other class except Guardians. And not so much even sub-par to Guardians, but on-par, which is problematic in that they have 3 threat position tools vs. our 1, and 2 additional hate-related tools to boot.
  9. ARCHIVED-Xita Guest

    hey, i might become #1 zerker on my server if nothing is done soon with all of them betraying to guard... yay me!
    I do wonder how hard it would be to imp some nice content with groups of mobs, maybe kurn's tower?
    and yeah agree with adrenaline fix... pretty much only use it after i force myself to zerk...
  10. ARCHIVED-Nembutal Guest

    Gemo... please stop.

    There are 3 classes of people in EQ2

    1.) Those that know their class and don't post
    2.) Those that Know their class and post
    3.) Those that are mediocre and Post
    4.) Those that are Mediocre and don't post
    5.) Those that are horrible and don't post.
    6.) Those that are horrible and do post.

    You fall into category 6... You are doing more damage to the class you supposedly love than every single Guardian that plays EQ2... and they WANT to be better than us.

    Combat engines run on math... they don't run on "what Gemo thinks" they run exclusively on math... all the math shows your "better DPS and aggro with a tower shield" to be complete bull. Every other thing you have ever stated completely goes against fundamental mathematical laws... like say 1+1=2... to 2-1=1... SIMPLE rules... easy to follow rules.

    So here is my challenge to you... create a new thread... give us the math behind your tower shield "facts" and if I reply back with what the math is and more people believe you... than believe me... I will be quiet.... if the reverse holds true... then you can be quiet. Thankfully I will not be losing...

    Have a "blissful day"
  11. ARCHIVED-FonilUT Guest

    I really dont think we need all that much for the class, nothing earth shattering no game changing mechanics. Ive been saying it for quite a while what our class needs

    1. Snap Aggro tool (this is deffinatly what the class needs the most more than anything)
    2. Fix for adrenaline
    3. Utility something that is on par with what zerk once gave to a group.

    1. Since guards can now use TS with buckler spec from their mythical, how about removing negative effects of stances or temp buffs on our mythical
    2. VP set gear needs a pretty big upgrade for the most part minus what like 2 pieces its pretty much utter crap
    3. More class defining zerk

    However thats just my opinion, my wants and needs.

    I feel my opinion is qualified for I am the MT of a near end game guild

    I only hope that we can come to agree on what the class needs so we can better voice our opinion as a group.
  12. ARCHIVED-Nembutal Guest

    Fonil... that's mostly what we want... you forgot "fix melee hit rates" but that's not just a zerker thing.

    Our snap aggro... and group utility are down in comparison with guardians and the DPS is no longer really in our favor over guards... those are the main issues... Adrenaline is broken... that's a fact.

    The group utility is in essense a factor of 2 things
    1.) Broken zerk proc due to diminished returns
    2.) DPS is not at the same ratio in comparison to other tanks as it once was.

    If zerk-proc was fixed and our DPS was bumped back up to be noticeably different than a guardian our utility would be back as a "DPS increaser" Which realistically is all we ever had as utility.

    Paladins have rez
    Shadowknights have evac

    Bruisers have raid wide hate control
    Monks have raid wide haste.

    All of that beats our utility as guardians and zerks but we are more specialized as tanks than the others... so our utility would be lower... where zerker should shine is in dps vs a guardian... where as a guardian should have a tanking edge.. although not what they currently have if they have their mythical epic. The epic they have now in comparison to every other class is basically game breaking. I lean towards bumping other people's epics up just as much because epics are supposed to be powerful but many (like zerker and fury) got epics that do not enhance thier main role... a zerker doesn't become a better tank.. and a fury doesn't become a better healer. I personally have major issues with that... since I have those 2 classes and use them for tanking and healing... which was THE CLASS DESIGN.

    So realistically yes not much needs fixed... however what items do need fixed are pretty critical for our class... and then the epic implementation was flat out horrible which just compounded the issue.
  13. ARCHIVED-Tomanator Guest

    I agree totally with the last 2 posts.
    Can Gemo please answer this question: What is our role on most RoK raids other then providing a 100HP per tick of regen?
    And please dont tell us DPS, when on single mob fights Guards parse on par with me if they are not in Def Stance.
  14. ARCHIVED-DasanW Guest

    FonilUT wrote:
    Very nicely put.
    I fall into, at least in my opinion, a knowledgeable Zerker who does not post a lot. I read the various boards at least a few times a week, so I see what is being said and analyzed.
    Is the Zerker class broken? No, is it viable in situations (i.e. groups)? Yes, is it on PAR with Guardians in tanking, survivability, agro control, defensive abilities? Not even close! We have always been the ‘tank light' warrior, but with the benefit of added DPS for agro control, and burning down the mobs faster, when in essence was supposed to make us a viable class. Can a guild raid with a Zerker? Sure, but why when you can make it easier, quicker, with less stress, with a Guardian? Even in comparing us to Crusaders we do not have the "Warrior" abilities that they have been given to them, which in essence we should have from the start (again, agro/snap agro).
    We have some very clear issues, and I think there is a lot of good ideas out here, I just hope that some are actually looked at by someone (more than just the biased Aeralik).
  15. ARCHIVED-Nitz Guest

    I have played this game and my berserker since release. I play 2-3 days a week max so that's why I only hit 80 last month, but that's neither here nor there. Those of us who have been around pre-LU13(?) remember that guardians used to be extremely boring to play. They have been the sturdier tank since the game launched and I don't think any berserker denies that or wants it to change. However, way back when, the devs started to boost the guardian's dps in several ways (moved them to berserker damage table, revamped the damage on the CAs, etc.) that Kemt has thoroughly described over the years. Berserkers have gone probably 18 months without any tweaks at all. None. Guardians have been getting tweaked a little bit every few updates. The pendulum has swung too far. Berserkers need some sturdy love,
  16. ARCHIVED-schizolic Guest

    It would probably be easy for them to add a +Ca damage mod to our berserk, but then again, its pretty easy to get that capped through gear (except for a couple of our ca's). Same thing with DA and crit chance. Maybe a boost to our max health would be good (but knowing the debs, it would be a bonus to our regen.... yay). Or, maybe a small strikethrough chance, easily explained by the brutality of our hits (maybe 1% at app 1 and 4% for m1). Once again, not huge, not game breaking, but a bit of a help.

    Here's another suggestion, instead of giving us an ability that requires us to be berserk and still has a nasty penalty, how about just choosing one or the other, berserk requirement OR penalty.

    I don't know about you guys, but it sounds like the haste/dps mod cap should be raised to 120 before diminishing returns. Unless that'd unbalance the other classes. Otherwise I'd say berserkers should get a bump in HP and avoidance skills. Or maybe even further boost the HP regen skills, but I don't think those are going to help that much in raids and big groups.
  18. ARCHIVED-LordSaul Guest

    • Fix adrenaline - PLEASE!
    • Need Snap aggro? definately
    • Need a better representation of zerkers as a "regening-hard-to-put-down-monster" almost certainly
    Why not combine these last two? Instead of so much "always on" regen that actually doesn't really help in a raid (oo, an extra hundred odd per tick) why not turn this into a clicky. For example (game balance not included)
    Ability: "Bring it on"
    • duration 10 seconds
    • tick every second for say 1500 health health (at master)
    • open(?) AE aggro component based on heal value - the kind of snap aggro that death march seems to have for the SK
    • reuse timer of maybe 3-5 mins
    I might have over/under spec'd this, but it would certainly give the feel of a zerker in regen, while giving us a (slightly dangerous) yet very much needed snap aggro tool, pull this bad boy and our blue AE taunt at the same time and we should be every mobs friend once more...
  19. ARCHIVED-Obadiah Guest

    LordSaul wrote:
    Arg. It does get more and more frustrating every Test Update note that goes by with no change, particularly to Adrenaline. Looks like the bulk of 44 is out. No love.
  20. ARCHIVED--Aonein- Guest

    If you start to look at the escalated stats on the items from one expasion to another you have to ask yourself how much more then game can give the way it is.
    This late into the game I think its safe to say its time to let go of the all "balanced" arch type system and start to pre define classes into singular roles.
    I personally do not care what they do with us, as long as they stick with the idea and run with it. DPS Tanks? Fine, give us more DPS utility other then Buckler line. Want to give us emergency abilities like Adrenaline? make it work right. Why even give us abilities like Adrenaline in the first place if we are DPS plate tanks?
    I am simply tired of this up and down flavour of the month classes that arise from each expasion, 24 classes for this game is way too many and should have never been this big of a class list to begin with especially when you can only have 24 people total per raid. The stupid idea of the arch type system created this mentalility that anyone can do anything only to find out in raid content its the total opppsite and there is still the requirement for Guard/Templar like old school EQLive where it was Warrior/Cleric needed always, perfect example of this is PvP servers that are basically stuck a expasion behind to green con stuff out to trivialize it to get stuff done OR they Exile and join forces as if they were actually on a PvE server. Player percieved mentalility they say? Don't think so......
    Without going on and on about it, ever since LU13, this game has stagnated and compiled issue upon issue with band aid fixes that havent been addressed when they should of been and more thought and fore sight should of gone into these classes then simply buffing a few classes each expasion then letting them die off over the next few.
    Couple these issues with this game still runs like doo doo on top end machines built with todays technology and its frustration at its best when these games are meant to be enjoyable.
    They have a chance to bring the game onto a balanced line in reguards to classes being set in stone so to speak with new AA lines in the next expasion, wether they will do it or not is yet to be seen and with SoE track record especially with this last expasion, I do not have high hopes.
    Am I still enjoying the game? Im enjoying the notion that I haven't seen inside VP yet and as a 5 year EQLive player, would love to stay and see the zone plus other expasions they have instore that links all the lore together, that and friends is about the only thing keeping me here.
    What has happened over the last few years SoE? Are you still all for the MMO industry? Do you still value us as customers? Where has the love gone, not to the berserker class but I am talking to the game in its entirety, quests, itemization, stat spread, dimininshing returns limited by caps because of these crazy items you bring out that are so easily obtainable. All this stuff that goes hand in hand that by passes so many levels of your customer quaility assurance people has alot of people bailing out right now. What I mean is, having quest rewards in solo instances or zones that are better then raid zones gear and the simple need to revamp these raid zone itemization tables to fall in line with the grand scheme of things 6 months after a expasion has been released........
    Just not feeling the love anymore SoE, I feel your MMORPG section in the company is losing its grasp with real life players who pay the bills. What ever happened to one most single and easiest thing to implement in MMO history, risk (time spent playing) vs reward? Where did this go? And no im not even a hard core raider, i've become more of a part time raider, just raiding when ever I can due to work and real life commitments ie; kids etc etc.
    Anyways, just feeling a little dissapointed right now and bummed out, if it wasnt for my obbsession with EQ lore and curious as to what the new lore in the new exapsion will be, I wouldn't be here and I must add that the lore is kinda just evaporating also, not very deep like it used to be.

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