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  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaMember Posts: 6,276 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Because the rest of it was wrong :(
  • LeviticusLeviticus Member Posts: 339 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Ernam said:
    Most of Telepathy doesn't require a lock, in room, making that idea pretty pointless, except for chasing, I suppose.
     There are a few skills that are extremely important that takes a mind lock to complete. Mind Blackout, Crush, Throw, Travel (they go over a wall and you don't have leap/mount), strip, isolate. All these are pretty important.
  • LeviticusLeviticus Member Posts: 339 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Antonius said:
    There would be fewer classleads to go through if people looked at what was already there before filing their own.
    True, but many people have different solutions to each classlead. Add an ability for someone to add their 3 solutions to an already submitted classlead would do wonders.
  • IakimenIakimen Member Posts: 100 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Jovolo said:
    Against heartseed
    You don't parry torso and win against heartseed :o

    You don't even have torso prioritized and win against heartseed (which is not something you mentioned, but something that many people seem to think!). Of course, that's not to say it's not needed, or parrying torso isn't needed, but it's similar to saying you require restore against vivisect - you also need to play intelligently.

    Sure, you can avoid a heartseed setup if you have torso prioritized, but if you want to bring it to the essentials all you need is restoration and win.
  • JovoloJovolo EnglandMember Posts: 3,164 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Yes you do, though.

    Unless they invest 850 credits on a Diadem to bypass vinewreathe wearing off and standing up/shielding/flying/parry torso stopping their strategy, in which case alternate curing is needed. Who cares, Heartseed is fine. 

    If you think "Prioritising torso" will save you from heartseed, then you don't understand how surviving (a properly set-up) heartseed works.

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  • IakimenIakimen Member Posts: 100 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Jovolo said:
    Yes you do, though.

    Unless they invest 850 credits on a Diadem to bypass vinewreathe wearing off and standing up/shielding/flying/parry torso stopping their strategy, in which case alternate curing is needed. Who cares, Heartseed is fine. 

    If you think "Prioritising torso" will save you from heartseed, then you don't understand how surviving (a properly set-up) heartseed works.

    You say that you do parry torso and win, yet highlight a case - a common one, at that - where you don't win when you parry torso?

    I don't understand your logic.
  • JovoloJovolo EnglandMember Posts: 3,164 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Please cite where I said "parrying torso always prevents Heartseed, even against Sylvans with diadem."

    Then realise I never said that and drop the stupid argument.
  • IakimenIakimen Member Posts: 100 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited April 2014
    Jovolo said:
    Please cite where I said "parrying torso always prevents Heartseed, even against Sylvans with diadem."

    Then realise I never said that and drop the stupid argument.
    Saying that you win against heartseed by parrying torso kind of means "parrying torso always prevents Heartseed, even against Sylvans with diadem." Winning is a generic statement, not a generalization that applies only to a few specific or even the majority of cases.

    I realize that you're feeling a bit defensive when you're being called out on improper wording, but I dislike it when people give the wrong impression of playing defensively in combat - the forums abound enough in poor advice. You don't need to add to it.
  • AntoniusAntonius Member Posts: 4,851 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Not like it's the first time Jovolo has demonstrated that he's incapable of communicating ideas properly and then gets defensive when people don't know what he actually meant.
  • JovoloJovolo EnglandMember Posts: 3,164 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited April 2014
    I said "pretty much" - note: This does not mean 100% - The entire tone of the phrase is "-ish". If anyone asked me to elaborate, I would have been fine with elaborating as I did above (a bit) when you mentioned it. I don't appreciate you calling me out on shit I didn't do, even continuing to do so after I already explained myself, and then going on to derail a thread with an argument because of it just to satiate your white-knighting ego. 

    If you want to discuss Heartseed, there's already a thread for that. Let's agree to disagree if you seriously feel like this needs to continue for some reason, because I'm done with whatever the hell this is

  • CooperCooper IowaMember Posts: 5,074 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Jovolo doesn't understand how much damage Sylvans are putting out right now, and that the 'alternate curing' he talks about means you are prone on the ground for a very long time and will just die to the straight damage Sylvans deal out.

    Ernam
  • JovoloJovolo EnglandMember Posts: 3,164 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited April 2014
    Ffs. You are not on the ground for "a very long time" unless the Sylvan is doing literally nothing to attack you - if they attack you, you apply and stand up four seconds later. And if they do this, vinewreathe will end making Heartseed a non-threat (because salve balance is quicker than Heartseed). Stop with the witch hunt ok. 

    I understand they deal out a lot of damage! Hence my classlead to attempt to lower their dps. I've never said anything about their damage being fine. You only have to go back a few pages in this thread to know that. :(
  • ErnamErnam Member Posts: 2,416 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Aktillum said:

    Can we rename this thread to "Sylvans" because that's what the past 6 pages have been about ffs

    There's really not much more to say. Pretty much everyone seems to agree that sylvan damage is way too high, except for active sylvan players, who all agree that it is not.

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      1. NakariNakari Member Posts: 596 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
        actually, most of us didn't seem to really contest that, either. I only took issue with some of the proposed fixes, though I probably don't count as active, so w/e.

        Still, I do find it funny that the sylvan class seems to have become the scape-goat for attempts at balancing. Every time someone complains about occultists afflicting too fast or something, some occultist comes and says that's not the case and then everyone goes back to sylvan bashing. I trust the admins to check out the numbers, though. I certainly wouldn't complain about having some rage-inducing abilities on par with other rage inducing classes.

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      2. BonkoBonko Member Posts: 692 @@ - Legendary Achaean
        Me summing up this thread:



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      3. ExelethrilExelethril Member Posts: 3,351 @@ - Legendary Achaean
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      4. CaladbolgCaladbolg Campbell County TNMember Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
        Jovolo said:
        Yes you do, though.

        Unless they invest 850 credits on a Diadem to bypass vinewreathe wearing off and standing up/shielding/flying/parry torso stopping their strategy, in which case alternate curing is needed. Who cares, Heartseed is fine. 

        If you think "Prioritising torso" will save you from heartseed, then you don't understand how surviving (a properly set-up) heartseed works.

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      5. WessuxWessux ChattanoogaMember Posts: 510 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
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      7. WessuxWessux ChattanoogaMember Posts: 510 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
        @Exelethril‌'s knight razeslash idea to bypass parry if shield and rebounding aren't up is a great idea in my book.

        I've been tossing it around in my head and it seems pretty balanced. You sacrifice some affliction momentum and damage but it allows knights to prep a little faster. At optimal timing with average health it's still takes 30 or so seconds for one limb. That's still slower than all other limb prep classes.

        And above all it doesn't change what knights can do, just allows knights to not take 5 minutes to setup a prep.

        Anyone else have thoughts on this?
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      8. NemutaurNemutaur GermanyMember Posts: 1,068
        Wessux said:
        @Exelethril‌'s knight razeslash idea to bypass parry if shield and rebounding aren't up is a great idea in my book. I've been tossing it around in my head and it seems pretty balanced. You sacrifice some affliction momentum and damage but it allows knights to prep a little faster. At optimal timing with average health it's still takes 30 or so seconds for one limb. That's still slower than all other limb prep classes. And above all it doesn't change what knights can do, just allows knights to not take 5 minutes to setup a prep. Anyone else have thoughts on this?
        Maybe if speed were down as well, getting shield and rebounding down isn't hard if your opponent is attacking you.
      9. WessuxWessux ChattanoogaMember Posts: 510 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
        edited April 2014
        I disagree. A monks can completely set me up in 30 seconds. So can sylvans, magi, dragons, sentinels, druids, bards, and blademasters. Knights would only get the one limb. You also can just turtle down with the two making it much slower. The only place I see this as a problem is with some infernal setups, but really an infernal can do them even without the change. This just makes it so a knight can pull off one setup in the time everyone else to do one and a half instead of one to their three or four.
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      10. AerekAerek East Tennessee, USAMember Posts: 1,818 @@ - Legendary Achaean
        I don't see why that's an issue. Every other dedicated limb-prep class has an ability to ignore parry outright, these days. Near as I can tell, Knights are one of the few remaining classes that still have to work to circumvent it, and a good opponent who knows the bypass methods can shut us down pretty effectively. (Other Knights can be especially difficult) Getting single hits through parry via RSL is still less effective than Monks' RHK, Sylvans' Vinewreathe, Blademasters' Airfist, and Druids' Hydra Bind, but makes it possible to prep those opponents who know how to foil our usual bypass methods.

        Personally, I think it's an elegant solution. I don't think we need an ability that completely negates parry like Airfist or Vinewreathe does, because we do have other methods at our disposal, but when those other methods prove ineffective against an experienced opponent, it would be nice to have a fall-back method so we could at least complete a disembowel attempt, even if it makes us sacrifice the rest of our offense to use it. It would also give a reason to carry some of the more damaging weapons, which would be neat.
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      11. KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormMember Posts: 3,178 @@ - Legendary Achaean
        Just because every other class has an ability, doesn't mean every class should have it. Monks, for example, have no ability to strip shield, other than a mind throw or hammer tattoo. Betcha people would be (have been!) up in arms if anyone should suggest a shield-stripping attack for a monk.

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      12. RangorRangor Member Posts: 3,222 @@ - Legendary Achaean
        That's been suggested several times actually.
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      13. WessuxWessux ChattanoogaMember Posts: 510 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
        edited April 2014
        Klendathu said:

        Just because every other class has an ability, doesn't mean every class should have it. Monks, for example, have no ability to strip shield, other than a mind throw or hammer tattoo. Betcha people would be (have been!) up in arms if anyone should suggest a shield-stripping attack for a monk.

        I can get behind that mentality....... until I fight a knights and laugh as they try all the bypass parry methods on me and fail. Dsb can be dodged and tends to be easily survived by high health/super artied people. I'm fine with that, what I'm not fine with is the amount of time a knight puts into his prep compared to other people.

        Other classes setups you can't just tank, you either dodge or die. Knights you can tank and dodge, and it take 4-5 times longer against talented combatants. Far longer prep for far less reward.

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      14. AerekAerek East Tennessee, USAMember Posts: 1,818 @@ - Legendary Achaean
        edited April 2014
        Klendathu said:
        Just because every other class has an ability, doesn't mean every class should have it. Monks, for example, have no ability to strip shield, other than a mind throw or hammer tattoo. Betcha people would be (have been!) up in arms if anyone should suggest a shield-stripping attack for a monk.
        If it were just one class that had it, and that was something special and unique to that class, I would agree with you. But in this case, Monks, Sylvans, Druids, Blademasters, Magi, and Dragons all have abilities that bypass parry with 100% efficiency. Knights are one the only classes left that don't have one of these 100% reliable methods. Don't get me wrong, Knights have a lot of tricks we can use to get around parry, but when an opponent knows all of those tricks, we can locked out of a fight pretty easily.

        My concern is not that "other classes have this, so we need it too!" it's that other limb prep classes cannot fail to achieve their setup, and Knights can. You can always tumble away from a Monk's AXK setup or cure out of a Sylvan's Heartseed setup, but you can't actually prevent a Monk from prepping your legs, or prevent a Sylvan from prepping your legs and torso. It's a physical impossibility to do that; they'll always be able to set you up and attempt their finisher, often within 30 or 60 seconds. Against a Knight, though, if you know when to run, shield, or web, and if your curing priorities are optimized against us, it can be very close to impossible for us to ever touch that parried leg. So while a Monk will be able to attempt his BBT/AXK setup against an opponent every minute or so, a Knight can fight someone for 10 or 20 minutes and never even get to try a disembowel, and that's where I see the inequity.

        Thus, I think Knights do need some sort of fall-back method for dealing with parry. When all of our other tricks fail, we need some sort of sub-par, last-choice method that does work consistently so that we can at least try our finisher, and I think the RSL classlead is at least a fair starting point for discussion. It sacrifices damage and venoms just to get a single hit on the parried limb, which means it would always be inferior to the Knights' usual methods when using rapiers. My only concern is that RSL'ing with a high-damage weapon like a battleaxe could actually be faster prepping than the traditional methods, since RSL isn't tied to weapon speed. Perhaps RSL could be modified by weapon speed to avoid that situation.


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      15. NimNim Member Posts: 2,015 @@ - Legendary Achaean

        Although the battle-axe concern is legitimate, it could be a cool way to give knights weapon variety.

        I do like the idea of a tradeoff between offensive output (damage + afflictions) and parry bypassing though. It might make randomly switching parrying a viable means of tanking otherwise absurd knight damage/hindering.

      16. JovoloJovolo EnglandMember Posts: 3,164 @@ - Legendary Achaean
        edited April 2014
        A reason I'm hesitant to endorse a 100% parry bypass for Knight is that a lot of the complaints stem from the apparent fact that "Disembowel is a literal impossibility on someone with good reactions and curing". - Parry bypass isn't going to help that, it's just going to identify the problem more readily because more people will be able to attempt a disembowel quickly in a fight, and it draws away from the actual problem and just wastes time. So for one, I think we're concentrating on the wrong problem, where parry provides an interesting (in my opinion) mechanic for Knight's to have to bypass an opponent's defense in order to get their quad prep, but the obvious fact is that this takes too long. An increase in limb damage from Swordplay seems to me, to be a good option to pursue there. 

        My second issue comes from the impending weaponry overhaul which will affect Knights more than any other class, and could do a great deal to make any potential parry bypassing slashes, or whatever the current notion might be, either imbalanced, boring, or redundant. 

        My main problem though is that I envision a combat scene where it will become easy for Knights to turtle and parrySlash their way to whatever prep they need, and then suddenly burst with limb breaks into what is now a very realistic rift-locking environment with vardrax and the classlead to make addiction consume both herbs and minerals, or disembowel, or damnation if Condemn and Hellsight classleads go through, or vivisect, focus-lock or even just arm breaks and damage. I'd prefer it if we could think of something that requires momentum in order to assuredly 100% bypass parry for Knights like Nairat methods, or paralysis/slickness, rather than just an 'RSL that negates parry'. Shrug.
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