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    Default Synergy Crystals... wut


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    Im sure that this is a very very obvious point you are making, but im simply not getting it.

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    He's assuming that we all hate the synergy crystals, even though they are being changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alarox View Post
    He's assuming that we all hate the synergy crystals, even though they are being changed.
    Bad crystals are bad. PvP one is still better than all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jMerliN View Post
    Bad crystals are bad. PvP one is still better than all of them.
    The new crystals are better. Go look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jMerliN View Post
    Bad crystals are bad. PvP one is still better than all of them.
    Truth, it's still better than the new buffed ones. Can't wait to hit R8.
    afk tera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alarox View Post
    The new crystals are better. Go look.
    It doesn't take much to be better than utter useless garbage.

    For instance, the new ones are still pretty garbage.

    PvP one is holy **** naice. 500 health more likely to survive AoE, 200 SP at almost no cost? YES PLEASE.

    Some ****ty effect that will likely never proc, almost certainly doesn't stack, and doesn't fit within normal rotations? No thanks.

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    Not to mention that the R8 PvP synergy crystals can be used universally across every spec but Justicar tank and it's still BiS.
    afk tera.

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    Sadly pvp crystal bonus is far better than any of pve bonuses, Trion isnt very good at thinking things through most of the time and this is no exception.
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    The sad state of the crystals initial release and the fact that anyone could have thought that they were ok initially is astounding. It really feels like the developers have no clue how the cleric souls actually work--especially in a raid environment. It took a shower of extremely negative criticism of the extremely horrible crystals before we got a dev response. They changed them to be better, but still they have little utility to the raider--the only people who can get them anyways. Many of the comments on their viability are in another thread and I don't feel like rehashing them here as well. They need to either actually play the various cleric specs in a raiding environment or learn from the people that do; otherwise, they are bound to repeat the same mistakes of buffing/nerfing abilities that are rarely used or addressing an issue that never needed addressing. I honestly think they would be better off polling the players for ideas than stabbing in the dark as they have been.

    The whole synergy crystal implementation itself is also flawed. This game is supposed to be about flexibility and variety of specs, but the synergy crystals force specialization and limit flexibility. The crystals need to have a significantly increased drop rate to allow each player to gather at least 2 within a reasonable amount of raiding. This would allow switching of crystals in the same way people switch their specs and it would preserve flexibility. As it stands now, the drop rate is far too low and players will take significant time to acquire 1 crystal--3 weeks and 6 bosses downed in that time from HK so far and only 1 crystal from Vladamal. This low drop rate will force people into more static specs as they try to maximize potential from their only crystal. Of course, this will only matter once people have gathered the massive amount of plaques needed for the set bonuses, but it is still a relevant issue. The slow rate of gear acquisition is already a limiting factor on the usefulness of synergy crystals and the drop rate of the crystals themselves should not be so low as to compound the issue.

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    Shaman crystal - wtb
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