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CR Banana Man

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  1. The best places for info on PvP builds are these forums: Main PvP discord: https://discord.gg/fH44egF Smol KB discord: https://discord.gg/RVUaCcd (basically a PvP help center aimed at helping out newer players, or players looking to transition into team arena PvP, they also run the smol kb event). Tank viability is really dependent on what you're trying to do. Things like rad armor or invul tanks can be built to levels of near invincibility, but also lack any sort of consistent high damage output. For 8v8/team pvp, tanks really aren't that hot at the moment. Tanks are super hard to kill, but the current consensus among arena teams is that taunt is broken, and typically taunt isn't allowed in this format. For 1v1s, you'll probably never die, but you might struggle to kill more experienced players.
  2. Liedown should be banned, lemme add that. Crey Pistol is fine. Harder to enforce but it is doable if you use demo logs I think.
  3. Electrified net arrow: -jump powers currently have no counter-play. It's possible to permanently prevent one (or several) players from jumping. With things like /trick arrow (non blaster version), or even /devices, this capability, while still annoying and impossible to counter, comes at a cost - by running these things you're sacrificing damage, survivability, and other utility to keep people grounded. These sets also lean heavily on their -jump powers, and there'd be no reason to run them otherwise. Conversely, /Tactical Arrow on blasters, is already a top performing set without the use of electrified net arrow, and from what we saw in earlier KBs on the server when it wasn't banned, matches devolve into 3 people on each team spamming electrified net arrow without consequence between spikes. It's borderline broken and just makes the game really unenjoyable. Stalker Zapp: Ranged attack that can be fired from complete safety which does comparable damage to an AS. Not much else to say on that one. GPB is also suspect, but at least it's melee I guess, lol. Taunt: It's possible to completely lock someone down with this power, with minimal effort. The risk/reward just isn't there, and there's no counter-play. No matter how good a player is, no matter what that player does, if you just follow him spamming taunt, you can limit your target's offensive contribution to zero. You're typically stacking anywhere from 200-300% -range on the person you're taunting, and you're forcing him to target an un-killable character for as long as you do this. It's been pretty hideously broken since live, but even more so now with the increased -range, and the advent of animation cancels. Not only is it objectively the most broken power on this list, but the prospect of people taking time out of their day to show up to an event, then being perma-taunted for entire matches is something I'd like to avoid. It's pretty miserable to play against.
  4. SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT (it's the same as the last one, kinda) -Sign up with a team of 4 people (you and three friends!) -Randomly pair up with other teams of 4 people and face off against other team combos in 8v8 matches! PRIZES!!! *Members of the winning team will receive AT LEAST 1000 merits each! *Second place finishers will receive at least 750 merits each! *Other finalists will receive at least 500 merits each! *Those who don't win anything above will qualify for raffle prizes! This event will take place on the INDOMITABLE server on SATURDAY, JULY 11th, at 6:00 PM EASTERN time! NOTE THAT THIS IS 6 EST AND NOT 9. Expect this event to take a few hours from start to finish. Please be on time or early to minimize delays! All experience levels welcome, obviously! See you there! Signing up -Sign up by posting your teams here, or pming me your team (@S) on the PvP discord (which I will then post here). -Sign ups should contain the most commonly known alias of the player, maybe a commonly used global or two, or your PvP discord alias. If you're not in the PvP discord, it's a great place to be! Here's the join link: https://discord.gg/ACfXPxK -Feel free to advertise in this thread or on the discord (or almost anywhere) as a free agent if you don't have partners. Example signup: Team WyOWNing, a collection of the finest Wyoming based CoH PvPers -hot dogger -Iron Cabbage -blazingbob55 -WhyOhming Shocker Rule-set: -Matches will be 10 minutes, 8v8 -No heal decay, no travel suppression, small insps only -Alpha incarnate only -Minimum xp level 50 -No "barcode" names -animation canceling methods that use emotes and do not cause the player to drop targets (ie /em liedown) are not allowed -Banned powers: --Telekinesis --Electrified Net Arrow --Stalker Zapp --All variations of taunt, not to include the passive taunt applied by tanker attacks -ARCHETYPE LIMITS: --Once in the match, your team of 8 may have no more than 3 each of the following ATs: Blaster, Dominator, Mastermind, Stalker, Tanker, Brute --Poison is limited to one per team (your combined 8 person team) Map Pool: Randomly selected and announced at the start of each round robin round. Outbreak Steel Skyway Atlas Striga Eden Industrial
  5. Beam animations are also bugged and not rooting for as long as they should. Probably something to do with redraw?
  6. What's the update on ski races being added to the mini competitions?
  7. Congrats to the winners! Thanks to everyone for coming out! Be on the lookout for the next one!
  8. As I recall night widows are really broken and probably even ban worthy. Arch mages should probably be limited... haven't done gladiators in a while though lol
  9. There are some things that would be really broken, and fixing one of those things would open the door to other things being really broken. It would be a pretty big balancing effort. -You can build an absurd amount of slow resists into characters via set bonuses. -Instant sniping blasters -Controllers with multiple single target holds, change for +mag procs, and things like weaken and benumb -Scrappers forcing crits (lol, tw) Some of the stuff, like the ones I mentioned, are pretty obvious, others might not be, or are things that we can really only guess at. Is an 1847 hp blaster with a ticking absorb shield, an instant snipe, and 100% slow resist OP? Probably? Maybe not given that certain scrapper builds can do 4000 damage in about a second, almost half of which would be unresisted. We can really only guess at how some of this stuff interacts with each other. It'd be a learning process - one that I'd be down for - but I don't think it'd be a simple switch flip.
  10. If it were bigger I'd probably agree. I'd really like to take out Atlas too, but we don't really have enough maps as it is. In an 8v8 scenario I think it's worse than Striga.
  11. Elec net arrow is banned and taunters are limited to one. Any web nades will be a result of either the temp power, running an actual trick arrow, running a dev blaster, or running some really weird off-pick kind of build. I'm not gonna say I think Stadium is a good map, but some of us looked at it and concluded that it's probably better than Striga and Atlas (granted, that's just our opinion). Both Striga and Atlas have been in play, and are notoriously terrible to deal with -jump on. Even without web nades, both are objectively bad maps (big boxes, no real los breaks, basically rng trees on striga) that are essentially played only so we're not playing the same three maps all the time. Replacing Striga with something new and probably better might help freshen things up a little. Tech Lab has no verticality, so you're basically perma webbed anyway, no?
  12. SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT OR I WILL BAN YOU (it's the same as the last one, kinda) -Sign up with a team of 3 people -Randomly pair up with other teams of 3 people and face off against other team combos in 6v6 matches -Round robin style preliminary round, this time with a finals structure afterward PRIZES!!! *Members of the winning team will receive AT LEAST 1000 merits each. *Second place finishers will receive at least 500 merits each. *Finalists will receive at least 300 merits each. *Those who don't win anything above will qualify for raffle prizes of 2-300 merits. The number of raffles and merit prizes will increase depending on the number of signups - there isn't a set rate for that, though. It really just comes down to: if more of you sign up, I have an easier time asking for more stuff. Last time, prizes were 2000 merits for first, and 1000 for second. Maybe with a similar turnout we can make that happen again... This event will take place on the INDOMITABLE server on SATURDAY, MARCH 28th, at 6:00 PM EASTERN time! NOTE THAT THIS IS 6 EST AND NOT 9. (for the euros). Rule-set: -Matches will be 10 minutes, 6v6 -ARCHETYPE LIMIT 3 (as in no more than three on your combined 6 person team - changed from 2 last time). Keep this in mind when signing up, try to be flexible if possible. -No heal decay, no travel suppression, small insps only -Only one person on your team can be using a variation of taunt -Alpha incarnate only -Minimum xp level 50 -Poison is limited to one per team (your combined 6 person team) -No "barcode" names -Banned powers: --Telekinesis --Electrified Net Arrow --Stalker Zapp --Steam Jump --Anniversary Jump Pack thing from p2w Map Pool: Randomly selected and announced at the start of each round robin round. Outbreak Steel Skyway Atlas Stadium!! Signing up -Sign up by posting your teams here, or pming me your team (@S) on the PvP discord (which I will then post here). -Sign ups should contain the most commonly known alias of the player, maybe a commonly used global or two, or your PvP discord alias (there's no limit to how many accounts or characters each player can sign up, and you don't need to write them all down - you're essentially just signing up a player). If you're not in the PvP discord, it's a great place to be! Here's the join link: https://discord.gg/ACfXPxK -Feel free to advertise in this thread or on the discord (or almost anywhere) as a free agent if you don't have partners. All experience levels welcome, obviously! See you there!
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