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  1. C.o.H. was inspired by Champions Hero System. They even both use Endurance.
  2. Maybe instead of nerfing Luck of the Gambler we can add an alternative that you have to build somewhat differently to benefit from.
  3. Here were three quotes I found within a minute or so of looking. Thank you, @Doc_Scorpion, for being a standup human being. @DR_Mechano @Bossk_Hogg
  4. On the contrary. Everything that isn't a player-controlled mobile element uses a single massive system that scans the locations of all of the mobs and directs their movement. This same system handles aggro and then hands that info off to the mob-specific attack scripts.
  5. You're wrong. The staff said that the A.I. is actually three A.I.s in three different portions. The movement A.I. and the attack A.I. are not the same section of code. While the attacks are handled independently the movement code is not.
  6. I'm honestly shocked by how uninformed this thread seems. We've discussed (in other threads) several of these issues with members of the staff, and quite recently. The melee-bot problem was going to be solved but the A.I. was the problem, not what attacks they give the bots. The melee problem works like this: The game has to have a single A.I. for all of the Mastermind pets. Some of the Powersets for Masterminds use melee pets instead of ranged pets. If you take away the pet's [Brawl] they still walk up to melee range and attack stuff... they just shoot instead of using [Brawl]. Since the pets themselves don't think like a human when they decide what attack to use, the A.I. can't be easily re-written in a way that cares about what kind of attacks the pets can perform. They have to be moved into a position then choose their attacks semi-randomly. Fixing this would mean an overhaul of how all mobs, good and bad, made their decisions. As for your other suggestions, I respectfully disagree. [Photon Grenade] doesn't just have a chance to Disorient, there's another statistic called Magnitude that is also important. Overall, the entire thing needs to be looked at. Everyone wants every Knockback effect changed to Knockdown. I'm of the opinion that all of them should be changed unless there's a good reason not to. See the A.I. issues, above. [Repair] is actually a unique sort of effect. Note that there are other ways to heal them, such as Secondary Powersets, Pool Powers, and dragging a Respite Inspiration onto their life bar. The effect of [Repair] is already strongly recommended by most of the guides to the Robotics Powerset that you can find online, and has strong flavor as well. Your personal preference that the mechanics look more like other healing effects isn't automatically the best design choice. Sometimes flavor matters, and sometimes others like the way something is.
  7. The live devs looked at this. They decided they didn't want to encourage no-Auto buffs to be "perma" buffs.
  8. I can tell you the one thing they won't follow through with: Removing [Hasten] entirely in favor of a global Recharge buff. Why? They'd have to tinker with the balance of everything else. Know what should happen? Removing [Hasten] entirely in favor of a global Recharge buff, then doing balance work on everything else that's even indirectly affected.
  9. Can you name a T4 or T5 that needs a speedbump before you get there?
  10. If the goal here is to punish players by taking up choices in their build then that doesn't work. That is not currently an effective way to discourage players from taking the most effective options. Don't get me wrong. I get why Powersets exist. I'm told that during Alpha the entire game was just "take stuff whenever" any that made for insanity. What I don't understand is why we put a global bebuff on all of the Pool Powers and then also hide some of them behind prerequisites. Choose one or the other. Once we have firm rules we're following for what should and shouldn't be available to players we can worry about making things accessible or updated or "balanced" or whatever.
  11. Why do any Pool options need speedbump gatekeeping? Why aren't they all "take any whenever"?
  12. Players that like [Recall Friend] but don't take [Teleport]: Tell me what would have to change for you to take [Teleport] as your Travel option.
  13. I don't understand why we can't improve [Long Range Teleport]. Lower the prerequisites or buff [Long Range Teleport].
  14. Sounds like [Rest] sees most of the use when someone uses Awaken (or otherwise gets back up) to get ready to return to combat.
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