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Nerf or Buff

Discussion in 'Strategy Discussion' started by The Otherguy, 20 Aug 2017.

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Buff, nerf, or a little of each?

  1. Nerf

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. Buff

    7 vote(s)
    24.1%
  3. Nerf+Buff

    19 vote(s)
    65.5%
  1. The Otherguy

    The Otherguy Well-Known Member

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    This is interesting. Do you agree? I personally think that a buff is suppoir to a nerf, Nerf = less exciting (mostly) Buff = more action (and more ways to deal with whales).
    (I do support some nerfs)
     
  2. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn Well-Known Member

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    Nerf all the weapons I don't use. They're op.
     
  3. Joey who

    Joey who Well-Known Member

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    Nerf Nerf Nerf!
     
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  4. Miathan

    Miathan Well-Known Member

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    Using buff as main balancer is a bad idea, you get what's known as power creep. Every update, the average power of stuff goes up a bit, until a year down the line everyone is stupidly powerful. Better to go with a more balanced approach.
     
  5. TheCrisco

    TheCrisco Active Member

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    There definitely needs to be a balance between the two. Buffing all the time, as has already been pointed out, ends up with everything crazy beefy. In most cases, that's going to mean super powerful weapons, which means people will be getting dropped in 1-2 hits. That's not the sort of experience that's likely to draw/keep new players.
     
  6. WarCream

    WarCream Well-Known Member

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    Well your profile picture surely means the other way.
     
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  7. ColdOne

    ColdOne Active Member

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    I would say buff, if you nerf items they can be useless and then you need to get a other item instead and that can take alot of time.
     
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  8. • Percy •

    • Percy • Well-Known Member

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    You stole @Zeus line XD and they should def nerf the fire bomb
     
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  9. Joey who

    Joey who Well-Known Member

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    Pfft. He he stole my line
     
  10. Kitterini

    Kitterini Well-Known Member

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    From a pr/feedback perspective buffing is the easy way out. People complain less.

    But it also depends on what kind of imbalance you are trying to correct. If 1 weapon is clearly over the top is would be silly to buff the other 18.
     
  11. ColdOne

    ColdOne Active Member

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    I totally agree with you, it will be a waste to buff 18 other weapons.
     
  12. Rock'N'Rolla

    Rock'N'Rolla Active Member

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    No more nerfs! No more buffs! We need CONTENT!
     
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  13. The Otherguy

    The Otherguy Well-Known Member

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    Instead of nerfing speeders, buff enforcers and defenders!
     
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  14. Shadow Moon!

    Shadow Moon! Well-Known Member

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    Don't nerf or buff keep it as it is. *Maybe nerf mines*
     
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  15. 99Sarah99

    99Sarah99 New Member

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    I believe that ppl get better with weapons they use constantly and that causes cry babies to cry ... I have trained my guys to run my boat and weapons... took time and effort on my part.. take away what I have earned and that's crappy.. ppl need to get better not weapons need to get weaker... It appears everyone favors the shooter ... Yet they still cry over sniper, speeder, their teams ....Oh and everyone has to deal with the pay to plays lol who didn't even learn the game first lol before they maxed their platinum card lol but hey they are number one! Lol
     
  16. disorder

    disorder Active Member

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    was in magic the gathering since start
    was in beta of lineage, wow, rfonline, city of heroes, etc....(now all these game are easywin, but was fucking difficult at start)
    the problem is simple :
    there is always someone with a fucking combo destroying everything, finding the problem of the game
    permastun /permahaste/permashield/permafrost is not good.
    that's why nerf are good
    the scale of a game is difficult to make. so dev always need to downside some power and up other
     
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  17. ViscountSniffit

    ViscountSniffit Well-Known Member

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    I think the problem with buffs is that things are always situational. If you have something that's broken in certain situations, then buffing everything else won't help, it just makes more things broken in different situations. That leads to a really luck based game, where you're just playing bingo with whoever can do their broken strategy first.

    My experience is that games balance better when casts and weapons don't deviate much from a standard model. It doesn't seem as exciting to the casual player, because everything is kind of the same, but if you play a game a lot you really start to appreciate good balance, and you'll find the small variations can still make a big difference.

    So IHMO: nerf nerf nerf! Nerf everything until it's just one homogeneous shade of beige. :D
     

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