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2-22-2012 @ 3:30PM
I love that STOR has a level sync for all the players. When you queue your skills and stats are buffed to the level of the highest level player in the game. If you join a warzone with a level 50 you will have level 50 stats in the game. since they have this system even though theres no cross-realm warzones you still have to wait less than you do in wow. Also the PvP quests in STOR dont reward winning they Reward you for playing. The first PvP quest you pick up tells you to complete a warzone. Regardless if you win or lose, you complete the quest just because you participated. Also i love the Flashpoints that STOR has. You actually know WHY your fighting the bosses in an Instance and what the results of you doing so are. STOR is much more Story oriented, I can't quest for long in WoW due to the fact that i don't feel like I'm being Incorporated into the story or quests like you are in STOR. If you haven't Tried STOR you should, it was well worth it to me but i still like wow.
2-22-2012 @ 3:45PM
I'm surprised the Bolster mechanic wasn't mentioned
2-22-2012 @ 4:12PM
From the limited sources that I have, I've heard that it's actually not that great. I'm sure the queue times are good, but there are two problems I see with the system right away.1. There are some key abilities that make or break your PvP capabilities that you don't get until higher levels. Imagine a frost mage without Cone of Cold or Ice Lance, sure it's playable but it's not nearly the same.2. Those that are higher levels will have much more experience with their class, so if you're on a team where the majority are, say, really level 10, it will cause an imbalance in skill.I think it's an interesting idea, but really difficult to implement well.
2-22-2012 @ 7:18PM
@ Jebediah54It actually is that great. Yes, there are many abilities and talents that a lower level character doesn't have, but they can be very effective in a warzone. And no one is yelling at the low levels to "GTFO my battleground" or any garbage like that.
2-22-2012 @ 8:03PM
The bolster mechanic is pretty good. The only change Bioware made to it was to separate the group levels into 1-49, and 50's-only.The only drawback to lowbies is the lack of skills gained as you level. But this isn't a huge problem as both sides suffer from this. In fact, I was in a game where a lowbie 14 agent topped the DPS chart. Honestly, the toughest part is from level 10-15ish because of the lack of skills, but by 15 or so, you should gain enough to carry your own weight during matches.
2-23-2012 @ 2:48AM
I went into a Warzone as a level 10 Sniper, got 30 KBs and didn't die a single time. You CAN do very well in a Warzone as a lowbie, even with a limited skill set and lack of talents, you just have to remember that it's a TEAM thing. I may have had the best KB/Death ratio, highest damage, and most medals, but I couldn't have done it without the rest of the team. The Healers healed, the Tanks protected, and the rest of us used CC and captured objectives. Winning was EASY.Of course the next game was full of people that think because you're level 11 (I made hella exp that battle lol) you can't contribute and basically ran around like a bunch of idiots in an AB circle jerk where you lose 5 flags in 30 seconds because someone wants to blame everyone else and call them names.
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