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The Black Sheep of the Holy Trinity Setup in PvP

Discussion in 'WildStar General' started by Extatica, Jun 22, 2013.

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What do you think about PvP tanking?

  1. I think they are underappreciated

    35 vote(s)
    21.6%
  2. I've never played a tank in PvP before

    18 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. I don't like being a tank at all both in PvE and PvP

    8 vote(s)
    4.9%
  4. I don't like being a PvP tank for reasons that i post below....

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  5. I like being a PvP tank but........i post below my concerns)

    5 vote(s)
    3.1%
  6. I do hope they make PvP tanking more viable in a PvP setting.

    85 vote(s)
    52.5%
  7. Other......i post below

    10 vote(s)
    6.2%
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  1. Xzi [HoB]

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    Tanks can certainly play a role in PvP if they are given mechanics to do so.

    I like the plan from CRB_Clynch for PvP tanking abilities; taunts, tethers, pulls are all good stuff that can genuinely help a PvP team and make a tank desirable. Would like to see some decent group buffs and buff stripping as well.

    However, need to make sure there is a limit to the bunker builds that can be created so you don't end up with unkillable tanks which do very limited damage and really slow down PvP. IMO Tanks should still deal considerable damage, less than pure dps but not by a wide margin.
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  2. Ysme

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    Like this thread but haven't much more to add til we know more on the other tanks and PvP plans.

    I played AoC, SWTOR, WAR, GW2 among others. WAR just about got it right and I loved the collision detection mechanic. SWTOR Tankasins were silly amounts of damage given their other abilities.

    Funnily enough what I remmber nmost from SWTOR were the constant debates about the effectiveness of diferent Tank types in PvE.

    It appears the main issue here for most peeps is tank roles in arena nes pas?

    I don't do arena so can't really comment from experience but the person who said that anything less than 3 v 3 cannot be balanced or accounted for as not all parts of the trinity can be represented sounds about right.

    It's like dueling its a very specialised skill set that you would pick in a very specific situation.

    At the end of the day PvP will always create balance issue discussions. Some more useful than others.
    This one is a useful one though and I hope the dev's do listen and try and test.
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    <Mod Monocle> Locking thread for necro. It'd be best for a topic like this to remake it for fresh info and thoughts. </Mod Monocle>
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