Eric Fagnan Bioware Balance Changes August 8, 2012 & how does this guy still have a job?

Two things, first Eric Fagnan’s Balance changes (nerfs):

August 8, 2012
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Enemy Shields and Barriers
- (Platinum) The delay before enemy shields/barriers start regenerating increased from 4 to 6 seconds

Cerberus Atlas and Geth Prime
- (Platinum) Max amount of shields regenerated increased from 65% to 75%
- (Platinum) Rate of shield regeneration increased from 16.5% to 20% per second

Cerberus Phantom
- (Platinum) Max amount of shields regenerated increased from 75% to 85%
- (Platinum) Rate of shield regeneration increased from 25% to 30% per second
- (Platinum) The force threshold to cause Phantoms to stagger lowered to Gold levels

Reaper Marauder and Cerberus Engineer, Turret, Nemesis, and Centurion
- (Platinum) Max amount of shields regenerated increased from 85% to 90%
- (Platinum) Rate of shield regeneration increased from 33% to 40% per second

Reaper Banshee
- (Platinum) Rate of shield regeneration increased from 16.5% to 20% per second

Geth Rocket Trooper, Hunter and Pyro
- (Platinum) Max amount of shields regenerated increased from 85% to 90%
- (Platinum) Rate of shield regeneration increased from 33% to 40% per second

Arc Grenade Power (Male Quarian)
- Base damage decreased from 450 to 400 to match the N7 Demolisher

Ballistic Blades Power
- Base damage increased from 800 to 900

N7 Piranha Shotgun
- Damage decreased from [70.9-88.7] to [61.7-77.1]

Most buffs are so small they are irrelevant. Let’s be honest here, how many of you use the phaeston, despite it being buffed that much? Here is a list of what changed realistically:
Collector Assault Rifle: i don’t have it, but people say it is still crap.

Falcon: only worth using with ammo.Good for specific purposes though.

GPS: still crap.

Mattock: was an awesome weapon before, even more awesome now.Few people use it because most like their fingers.

Phaeston: still crap.

Particle Rife: crap.

Revenant: good on two classes(destroyer and turian soldier). Worthless on any other class.

Saber: it became really good after the buff.It was decent before being buffed tough.

N7 Typhoon: too risky to use on anything but the destroyer after the nerfs…

Vindicator: must be the worst assault rifle in the game. And they even nerfed it’s weight….

Incisor: worst weapon in the game, period.

Indra: started out as a useless UR, but after being buffed so many times it became worth of the UR label.

Javelin: still okay, but it is not worth using it over the semi-autos.

Krysae: everyone knows what happened to it…

Viper: horrible before the buff, still not worth using over a phalanx.

Arc Pistol: crap.

Carnifex: no difference basically.

Paladin: Much better, actually worth it’s weight now.

Scorpion: still good.

Talon: originally it sucked, but after it got buffed it became one of the best shotguns in the game.

Hornet: useable before the weight buff, decent after it.

Hurricane: it was useless due to the recoil being ridicolous, but it got buffed twice and now it has an awesome dps.

Locust: second worst weapon in the game.

Shuriken: it’s actually good, but many people overlook it.

Tempest: crap on anything else other than a Turian Soldier.

Crusader: crap…

Eagle: this weapon seems like an insult to the playerbase.Really.

Eviscerator: mediocre, does nothing special.

Scimitar: crap.

Reegar: still good at cqc, and the weight nerf barely affected the classes that used it.

Wraith: crap (until you max it, then it weights much less).

Conclusion – Bioware usualy do small buffs that barely change anything (unless it is a UR weapon), then they suddenly buff something significantly, hyping up the players for the next possible big buff, and keeping a good part of the playerbase interested in playing at least until the next changes.

Discuss (but your post may show up late, it’s all moderated.) Maybe 12-24 hours later actually at least until Friday.

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One thought on “Eric Fagnan Bioware Balance Changes August 8, 2012 & how does this guy still have a job?

  1. Wolf says:

    Fagnan sucks he changes the shotgun twice because even he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

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