My interest has declined in this to play, put in about 400+ hours I was very interested in this and thought it could be great. Its too geared based.
Somethings that could be done in general is increasing absorbs on all shield type skills in the game. These shields are extremely fragile.
Most of the time these shields only absorb one or two hits max!
That is a joke!
Another thing is for healing, unless you max healing it is kind of pointless. The HoTs basically do nothing unless you stack them together and have their talents attributed.
The shields break almost instantly on being attacked.
Shields should have their absorption increased by at least 3x. Having 1-2 hits be absorbed is nothing in a fight. There is no reason to use a shield that absorbs 1-2 hits and only to be recasted in 15 sec. what is that??
Same with the heals. Greater heal is probably the best if you arnt going to talent into healing. It still falls short unless you get a crit on the heal.
You are using a 2 sec heal to cancel out 1 attack! unless you crit heal, then it is nice.
The HoTs are only usefull when stacked and talented. HoTs also seem to be less effective in BGs for some reason. A HoT heals me for something like 100dmg every sec. When your character probably takes 5-7x that damage in a fight.
That equals roughly 8500 damage and in the same amount of time youve healed 1500. 1500! is nothing! What is 1500vs8500 going to do and the shield that absorbs 500 damage. Thats barely a 5th of damage mitigated?! And this would only work against those who dont kill you in 5 sec anyway..
Im not even addressing the gear issue. Making a 'tank' type character in BGs is not happening, unless superior geared for your level. BGs is basically DPS wins! press more dps buttons! MORE!
The defensive shields/heals do nothing to counter any kind of attack against you.
There is no defensive play. It would be nice to make a super defensive, annoyance type tank to use on their backline.
It cant happen, with the abilities you rely on to survive that cancel themselves out in 1-2 hits. And healing that barely heals for 1/5 of the damage done against you. Unless maxed out and using all healing available in the game.
And even if this were possible, it will not happen prior to level 70.
Doing this at level 20 would not be possible, because of the limited abilities you have to stay alive. They arnt accessible to you yet, the shields and heals do nothing! Everyone is geared ! You have no chance.
Sometimes you get in a nice BG, then you run into that guy with 5x his teams damage and just rolls over you... or sometimes its just a team of that.
I really want to get to 70 again.. I only use pvp to level, it has been a pain this time! Im 66? 67? BGs take a huge toll on my existence everytime I play one now..
I noticed a huge amount of changes to PvP abilities recently, which is great to see, but it doesnt do anything to the gear issue which perpetuates all of this. So many tweaks and changes have been done to this, why is gear still the deciding factor?? It should be all the abilities we get to use. not what my gear is!
I forget what 70 is like, maybe it balances out! that would be nice! but getting there again is so painful!