View Full Version : Taking bets on balance issues... $10 per game, duces wild.
2002-09-19, 09:45 PM
Yep... it's something that happens to every MMO game initially. Some class/race/weapon/magic/tech/item/armor/etc. is waaaaaaaaaay too strong for it's design, and ends up dominating the game until it is beaten with the nerf stick into oblivion OR some peashooter that no one in their right mind would ever use eventually becomes something usable. So... I guess what I'm asking is, where are you placing your bet? Who do you think is gonna dominate either during beta or the first few weeks of the real deal? Which weapon is going to be so powerful that you're a yutz if you're not on that team? Or has such hard useability that it'll be entirely non-existant in combat? Sure, we all hope nothing like that'll ever happen, but if you look deep down inside thyself... you will find truth.
I think that VS's weapons will be the most whacked out at first. You may be thinking, WTF Zarp? Why VS?, and I say: because of their weapons. They're ammo is treated differently than the other teams and also don't suffer any recoil penalties it seems. Also, I can almost hear the voices of people complaining about the Lasher. Either it's enegry that lashes out will be too strong, too weak, not long enough, too long, or something... Something like that just seems to scream miscalculation.
For the record, It's not that I have anything less than the utmost faith in the devs, it's just that I feel it's nigh impossible to forsee exactly how all things and aspects of a game as massive as this one to be perfect the first time around.
Anyway, enough of my yabbering. I'd like to see if anyone feels the same way.
2002-09-20, 01:18 AM
I have to agree with you. Before I even got to the part where you mentioned the VS I thought "That's easy, it'll be the energy weapons."
If I have to buy my Ammo, and can run out of bullets how will that compare to the energy ammo that the VS will get? I mean they have the energiser bunny on there size, and we all know he keeps going, and going........and God forbid going.
The energy spent by one of those weapons, has to be balenced with the ammo used by the other Empires.
Personally I think the VS is in for the rude awakening. From what I have read most of the weapons are short ranged. That would make them more effective for Defence, then Offence. In the early stages of the game before effective strats are worked out I can see the VS getting beat up badly.
My prediction: NC is the first Empire to be conquered on a continent. Leaving the TR and NC to fight over what is left.
2002-09-20, 02:47 AM
Yea, They're going to nerf my Combat Knife cause I'm a freak with it =P
Just kiddin' around, I'm sure there's something that's going to be over/under design - Posting what I think it could be.. just requires too much brainwork for me right now... Please leave my brain a message, and it will get back to you as soon as possible.
2002-09-20, 09:04 AM
Good god! Bitching about balance before there are even balance issues to bitch about, this is a new one. I'm going back to the VN boards :p
2002-09-20, 01:08 PM
He's not bitching about it ...
He's predicting that it will happen...
2002-09-20, 01:15 PM
I couldn't have said it better myself. :cool:
2002-09-20, 01:27 PM
I predict that I will crash in the middle of nowhere and have to kill myself.
2002-09-20, 01:47 PM
Just Radio to Kai, and we will come bail you out.
2002-09-20, 02:11 PM
Hamma, if you crash and no one comes in time to save us...
We are going to eat you first. :D
P.S. I'll bring the salt.
2002-09-20, 02:40 PM
2002-09-20, 02:47 PM
Your safe Hamma, they will eat the fat people first.
/me sucks in his gut.
2002-09-20, 03:44 PM
/me starts my diet
oshit i forgot Die is in diet :(
2002-09-20, 06:39 PM
kinda like asherons call 2 beta...archer was overpowered, basically did same damage in both melee AND arching...so it was basically a melee with added range attacks..dunno what came of that because I stopped playing after the last character wipe.
I'd expect something will be out of balance though...
2002-09-21, 04:11 AM
There will most probably be balance issues in the game to start off with, and I think it will be the Vanu weapons.
But they might have thought ahead in playtesting etc., and made the Vanu weapons less powerful or something to compensate.
Whatever happens, by the end of beta we should have a well balanced game.
2003-10-26, 09:18 AM
So Hamma, did you crash in the middle of nowhere and have to kill yourself? ;)
Heh, I'm sorry for the bump - I just find it really funny how we all thought of the game before release. Balanced by the end of beta? Pfft!
Anyways, I guess you'll close it now but at least people can see it. D:
2003-10-26, 10:18 AM
...BUMPED FROM THE STONE AGE
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