That doesn't mean that some classes may need a minor adjustment. But there's nothing in Rift so OP as to be legitimately compared to Bright Wizards from WAR.
Look, I know you weren't being entirely serious, and I completely empathize with the contempt you feel when someone gets pwned in pvp and comes here and makes whiny nerf request that's short on logic and long on bad grammar, but there's a legitimate conversation to have about class balance, and having it doesn't diminish the game in any way. All MMO's work to achieve the best class balance they can.
Whiners will whine; always have, always will. At the same time, there are some tweaks to the game that will make it more fun. I don't mean homogenization either; that's always the danger of balancing is making classes too similar. But there is some stuff that's a bit out of whack - Archons and Warlords, to give an example I mentioned recently. Mentioning the deficiencies of those souls doesn't make one an adolescent QQ'er, and responding to all complaints with just 'ltp' pretty much puts one on the same level as the whiners.
Last edited by maxlongstreet; 03-04-2011 at 02:29 PM.
QQ is bad -always- bad in -any- multiplayer/competitive game. The QQ will never end, but it's always just downright terrible at release. It usually gets better after the terrible (QQ) players have moved on...and people have actually had time to learn the game.
Only Archons are allowed to QQ. Yes, I have one. No, I don't think they're that bad. But if anyone has a right to QQ about anything in Rift, it's the three people who main Archons for any involvement in PvP.
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Yeah there's always going to be ppl stomping their feet cryin into their blankies. Hell my wife's 26 and does it every day. The game is good how it is. Everyone get to 50, get all the lil achievements and titles n stuff THEN lets change the game around. Till then I'll be choppin heads and lovin it.
Alternatively, like I said, restrict it to one thread in each forum, instead of.... every single thread. Really. Every thread is a class balance whine, and it turns off new players when all they see is 'QQ X is OP', followed by 'QQ Y is OP'. They think the devs have no idea how to balance a game, when the reality is that too many children are too used to getting their way if they cry loud enough and embarrass their parents. The few threads that are begun with legitimate intentions, like people asking 'should I play class x or class y' are basically just bait for the whiners to jump in and say 'X is sooo underpowered, play Y for sure!'.
A few days into live and I'm already embarrassed to post in one of these histrionic drama queens' threads about 'balance' with a rational post, because I'll be agreeing with the hyperbole from one side or the other.
Last edited by Norsu; 03-04-2011 at 09:16 PM.
A meta-qq thread and it's only release day, good work there..
Remember that time AoC went from 800k subs to the 10ks because of the lack of balance patches or communication from Funcom? Good times.
But I agree, balance patches are necessary, though these take time. For now, I'd be happy to hear from devs about their thoughts regarding balance, faction imbalances, general plans for the near future in terms of soul tree adjustments, etc. Communication was superb before the release and I'm hopeful it'll continue.
We should all take a page out of charlie sheen's book. Winning. that what he does and thats what ill do. Winning. not Win but Winning. You will never see him qq about nerfs becuase he's a Winning winner.
That nonsense aside, this is why people hate the WoW comparisons. Instead of letting the game be its own they want it to be like WoW. If it's not like WoW then its bad. WoW spawned a huge population of whiners and complainers. Unfourtunatly those jerks are here to stay because the internet is the voice of .
I remember when I beta'ed Shadow Bane. Granted the game failed, I remember asked how do I set the game up to play like EQ. The first person told me this is not EQ so don't expect it to be the same. So I left the game. I didn't go to the forums saying it was terrible and EQ was so much better. I just didn't play it and the people spoke for them selves when it went F2P and eventualy dead.
I just wish the community wasn't so volatile. Why everyone is a noob or an idiot because they didn't know something or made a mistake. I guess what I am saying is QQ, whatever the flip that meens.
QQ about QQ ... the never ending cycle.
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QQ is for tardleague armchair what can't Learn 2 Play. The rest of us Pew Pew them so easily that they have OP cry fits.
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