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Old 05-06-2019, 08:09 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by paulodjohn View Post
You overdid it. Now having drains is completely pointless. They are 100% useless now. wheres the happy medium? back to having 0 ways to get around a good regen/tank. Also now there is no way to stop a healer for a few seconds. It was really hard given they have shielding staff. Now its probably impossible.
This is why every post made by a player needs to be viewed as though it's coming from a ridiculously biased source, and that the bits of info provided have been both cherry picked to not tell the full story and/or may be completely inaccurate. It's short so let's break it down:

>>You overdid it. Now having drains is completely pointless. They are 100% useless now.

OK, 100% useless. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he'll explain how.

>>back to having 0 ways to get around a good regen/tank.

Hmmm... Off the top of my head I can think of quite a few regen counters. BUT at least he's mentioning a build that he thinks is OP, though not as clearly as could have been done. We could at least take a look and see if these regen tanks he's speaking of are dominating in any particular manner in spite the myriad regen counters, the majority of which have nothing to do with drains.

>>Also now there is no way to stop a healer for a few seconds. It was really hard given they have shielding staff. Now its probably impossible.

Now we have stepped into misinformation land. Note that the tiniest bit of exaggeration can be the difference between a valid balance complaint and one that is completely baseless. And this statement is a clear exaggeration. Drains were reduced in duration from 20 seconds to 5 seconds, which was not a decrease in power but an increase of their power per second albeit for a shorter amount of time. And that time is categorically still _more_ a few seconds.

Now, in spite of all those problems with the post, it was still vastly more informative than the grandstanding essay type post which enumerates a bunch of info, the totality of which--even if all true--would not prove an imbalance, and never specifies the build that they believe is overpowered.
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