+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 49
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: Shadow Warp again..

  1. #1
    Prophet of Telara
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,080

    Default Shadow Warp again..

    I don't think our dev ever gave us a reaponse as to why this essential rogue tanking tool was removed?

    Some speculated it was for pvp reasons but that can't be the case as i've been playing with specs on my warrior and to my amazement and surprise i found in the Riftblade tree a new ability called "Rift Movement" which is a carbon copy in all but name of Shadow Warp.

    This led me to deduce that SW can't have bee removed to the mechanic being overpowered in pvp otherwise why, of all souls, would Riftblade have it? This leads to the conclusion that it must have been removed for no good reason and maybe our dev thought it was useless?

    So another shadow warp thread asking for it back especially as I now know it can't have been removed for any justifiable reason.

    If you seriously think its overpowered remove constant deviation and give shadow warp back at SD's high root cost.
    Last edited by AlexTrickle; 10-28-2012 at 12:00 AM.
    World First Maelforge, Salvarola and Ultane.
    Officially quit!
    Props to my old guilds: eXile, Special Olympics, Exploit, Last Dawn

  2. #2
    RIFT Fan Site Operator Dunharrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    2,665

    Default

    I'd like Shadow Warp back as well. I guess someone decided Riftstalker had too many teleports.

  3. #3
    Ascendant Rounded's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,421

    Default

    I miss my Shadow Warp

  4. #4
    Ascendant Violacea's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    12,128

    Default

    Shadow Warp was my RS crutch.
    New round up of some high rank matches
    Chun-Li*E.Honda*Evil Ryu
    Abel*Ibuki*Dhalsim
    Gouken*Zangief*Ryu

  5. #5
    Plane Touched
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    241

    Default

    I don't understand why they don't have Shadow Shift and Shadow Warp share a cool down :/ Shadow Warp was one of RS best abilities. I'm so frustrated they removed it

  6. #6
    Plane Touched ATFMorgan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    233

    Default

    Shadow Warp was my favorite skill ever, Warp into mobs in ID. The unforgiving long hallway in MCR leading to Ashcaller is very very long without Warp.
    Isadorable
    <Ten Inches Unbuffed>


  7. #7
    Plane Touched takadox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    283

    Default

    I agree with this. At least give a feasible reason for removing such a useful (and fun) ability (or better yet, bring it back!).

  8. #8
    Plane Touched Aysander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    233

    Default

    Shadow Warp was incredibly crucial to my tanking....

    If all your shadow moves are on CD aside from warp, you could short-warp a few inches for an instant Rift Guard proc, if you needed to outrun plutonus' LOLLAZORZ, you used it to port to the wall...xD

    I bet they took it from us because of the players who used it just to look cool! lol.

  9. #9
    Plane Touched Shyessa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    270

    Default

    The Dev fear that there will be uncatchable MM/RS in PVP. Well why don't they just put it very very deep (40+) in root skill or something? I want it back too.

  10. #10
    Plane Touched
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    241

    Default

    I hope the devs at least meet us in the middle; shared cooldown; or higher in tree; or trading with shadow shift. PAny dev insight is welcome!

  11. #11
    Rift Chaser
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    363

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexTrickle View Post
    i found in the Riftblade tree a new ability called "Rift Movement" which is a carbon copy in all but name of Shadow Warp.

    Looking at one ability in a vaccuum is meaningless. Balance is achieved by looking at the whole picture. Warriors have 2 teleports now, rifstalkers had 6, now down to 5.

    I want Shadow Warp back too, but saying someone else has it is not the way to base your argument.

  12. #12
    Rift Chaser
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    326

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sumelar View Post
    Looking at one ability in a vaccuum is meaningless. Balance is achieved by looking at the whole picture. Warriors have 2 teleports now, rifstalkers had 6, now down to 5.

    I want Shadow Warp back too, but saying someone else has it is not the way to base your argument.
    The point was that the ability itself couldn't have been considered too powerful, because it was given to warriors rather than removed entirely from the game.

  13. #13
    Ascendant Violacea's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    12,128

    Default

    It can't be pvp, maybe it was just an attempt to make room? Shadow Warp stopped being something to complain about since the major movement nerf in Whitefall. That coupled with the non-target requiring planar shift could throw you almost 40m+ in 2gcds. But....with how high it was in the RS tree, it wasn't anything special in pvp anymore, that is for sure.

    I feel the same as in pvp, it was nice to have in a spec to catch people while in stealth (like people running around on mounts to get in the right spot), and to like others say, to activate temp buffs when there is no target to use a warp on.

    And a good point is made with it being put in a warrior soul, if such is true. That would prove it is not a matter of issue of the ability being in the game.

    We got barbed shot back when they almost took it...I am crossing my fingers
    New round up of some high rank matches
    Chun-Li*E.Honda*Evil Ryu
    Abel*Ibuki*Dhalsim
    Gouken*Zangief*Ryu

  14. #14
    RIFT Guide Writer
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2,422

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sumelar View Post
    Looking at one ability in a vaccuum is meaningless. Balance is achieved by looking at the whole picture. Warriors have 2 teleports now, rifstalkers had 6, now down to 5.

    I want Shadow Warp back too, but saying someone else has it is not the way to base your argument.
    Those 2 riftblade teleports have a 15% chance to refresh on ability use, which makes their cooldown about 7 seconds on average when they are fighting. Riftstalkers would need 2 additional teleports or the cooldown reduces to 18 seconds to be able to match the amount of teleporting over time that a riftblade can do.

    I don't know why RS lost shadow warp but it certainly doesn't look like it had anything to do with balance.

  15. #15
    RIFT Guide Writer Muspel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    7,837

    Default

    Was I the only one who watched the rogue stream? They explained why it was removed.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts