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Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 10:21AM Dril said

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Watch as all the nice, working PvE abilities get nerfed to the ground after this patch because of imbalances.

Still, at least I'll be able to unlock those other quests; beta battlegrounds really have no appeal whatsoever.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 10:27AM Tethadam said

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doubtful since there is a PvP soul for each class. So if any nerfting goes on it will be on the PvP souls.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 11:13AM gildhur said

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@Tethadam Yes, but you have to actually PvP to get the PvP souls. So if the normal souls are imbalanced before then, it will still be relevant.
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Posted: Jan 4th 2011 5:32PM Valdamar said

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@Tethadam
There's only 1 PvP soul for each class as well so you couldn't spec only for that without having points left over (as you cannot invest more points in a soul than your level) - the game allows you 3 souls.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 10:29AM Gaugamela said

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Uzzah! Hope they open up a new zone as well. Finally had the chance to play the game this last Beta and really enjoyed it.
Lets see what bugs they fix for this Beta and if they can reasonably balance some classes.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 12:18PM Dril said

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@Gaugamela

Class imbalance will always exist. Either you homogenise or accept different classes will always be imbalanced.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 2:47PM Gaugamela said

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@Dril

I know that. There's other pressing issues to solve as well but the game is in terrific shape already. I just wish they opened up a bit more of the world for the next Beta.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 10:34AM mttgamer said

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WOW i haven't even gotten my email yet. you guys are on top of this!!! Kudos to you!

Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 10:49AM Doba said

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@mttgamer It was announced last night so they are behind. >.>
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 3:06PM (Unverified) said

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@mttgamer

we knew about this last night...theyre actually slow
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 3:20PM mttgamer said

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@(Unverified) @Doba

Ok then, Trion Worlds is slow for sending out their invite email heh
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 10:41AM Mistafish said

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With the cap at level 20 in Beta #3 I noticed there was some imbalance between classes in PvP. Hopefully, the extra talents will make up the difference. Really hope I get an invite for this next round of testing.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 12:20PM Dril said

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@Mistafish

Why should even attempt to balance PvP around level 20? Once Live no one's going to give a rat's arse about PvP in that bracket, apart from twinks. And a twink crying about balance is teh lolz.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 12:49PM Mistafish said

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@Dril

I am not suggesting that they attempt to balance PvP for lvl 20's, i am just saying that because everyone is in their mid 20's that PvP is going to be imbalanced. I bet though, at level cap it will be really interesting with all the additional abilities.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 10:51AM Tazmanyak said

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Those 3 days beta events are the worst part of the game ...
Why the hell dont they open their CB servers 7/7???

Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 2:25PM Scin said

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@Tazmanyak
They said why, they need around 30+ people to run the beta servers right now for their testing. All 30 people aren't there all night but they still need several people watching and fixing things. Beta is for their testing and having it 24/7 just means they have to spend more time and money (over night pay) making sure the unfinished game can run, rather than fixing bugs/adding content to the game.

Come OB they will probably have 24/7 servers, which OB is more for showing off the game than CB.
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Posted: Jan 4th 2011 5:39PM Valdamar said

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@Tazmanyak
Only 3 days certainly focuses testing - I've been in beta tests that lasted a year with 24/7 testing and honestly people drift away and it's hard to get numbers of players needed to test raid events in particular. Rift events are such major things in Rift:PoT that it was good to have such focused amounts of people on at the same time willing to try these things out.

Also the Devs learn far more from having high loads of players around for a short time, than lower loads over an extended time - the shorter betas function as stress tests as well as beta tests.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 11:39AM Valdur said

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@Tazmanyak

Because everything is being tested on another server and those 3 days are only stress testing and tracking the few bugs which hassn't been detected.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2011 11:45AM Ocho said

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By the way, anyone looking to get a Beta invite, go and sign up for the NVIDIA newsletter. I just received a BETA invite (which I will use), but the invite came from NVIDIA, not Trion. I'm sure the card giveaway has something to do with that...

Posted: Jan 4th 2011 12:54AM Haldurson said

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@Ocho I was confused by that also. I got an invite from nVidia as well, and I wanted to confirm that it was a legitimate invite, and not just an invite to apply for the beta. Unfortunately, the Trion website is currently going through an extended maintenance.
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