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Old 2011-08-08, 05:34 PM   [Ignore Me] #233
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Re: The Issue of the 10%-20% Power Differentiation

Originally Posted by Raymac View Post
Actually both statements I made were correct and accurate.

1) Maybe you were one of the very few people who got maxed out on all the merits, but for the rest of the world, it is an infinite grind. Now instead of grinding for merits, you'll be grinding for minor skill bonuses that arn't game-changing but help sharpen your edge.

2) More BR = more versatile = more powerful. For example, if you are able to have HA, Engie, Med, and fly a Mosq ALL at the very same time, I don't see how you can even begin to argue that doesn't make you more powerful than a BR5 player.

In both cases, a rose by any other name is still a rose.
1) Comparing merits to time based skill unlocks is not an accurate comparison by any means. Merits are cosmetic unlocks that you get for achieving certain benchmarks via certain play styles. You don't "grind" merits. I have never spoken to a PlanetSide player that felt like merits were a "grind". Instead you usually are surprised to see a qualification for one come up.

Merits and skills are completely separate concepts. I imagine PlanetSide 2 will have merits in much the same way as PlanetSide 1.

2) Exactly. A BR20 player is more powerful and versatile than a BR1. He doesn't need an extra 20% to widen the gap. So therefore I don't even see how you can begin to argue you still need a 20% power advancement for vets.
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