Gninja: Mercs Shouldn’t Dominate PvP

Written by Feldon on . Posted in PvP/Battlegrounds, SOE Wants Feedback

At last year’s Fan Faire, Leko, champion of PvP balance, stood up after Mercenaries were announced and asked “Will Mercenaries work in PvP?” and then a series of questions about how they would be balanced, tested, etc. Well…better late than never. :)

From Gninja:

While I can’t really address everything being said in this post right now I can say we have been taking a look and we have a plan on how to make mercs not quite as overpowered in PVP combat as they are currently. Once we get the fix in place and we can accurately test it I can lay out the plan for you guys.

If you die to a merc you should not take damage to your gear. This will be addressed asap and we should be getting some power tweaks for them out to you as we can.

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Comments (6)

  • Claviarm

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    Looks like a lot of the complaints in that thread are simply the fact that mercs are massively overpowered for any sub-90 content, including PVP. Even twinked and over-AAed characters can’t compete with a merc, to say nothing of regular characters.

    Whether we’re talking PVP or PVE, the low level game is no longer about what your character can do, it’s about which merc you brought.

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  • Lempo of Everfrost

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    I do not play the PVP side of the game anymore after KoS I just didn’t care for it too much. What I can not understand is what is so difficult for SOE to understand it is PLAYER vs PLAYER it is that for a reason and after putting a massively overpowered computer AI in there to team up with you no longer have PVP.

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  • Necromancer

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    Mercs shouldn’t be allowed in PvP at all. What is the point in Player vs. Player combat if computer controlled NPC’s are allowed to participate?

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  • Leo

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    But will still drop coin?

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  • Karith

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    At 90, PVP with mercs is ok. But at low level PVP, it’s insanely OP.

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  • Lempo of Everfrost

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    at no level is PVP ok with mercs that use an AI. What part of Player vs Player are you having a hard time comprehending?

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