Just a few thoughts about Terms of Service because something troubles me so far.
What I read in the chat during battles is that globally people are sick of Terms of Service.
What I read here concerning this particular issue is funny because it can be summarize into "oooh nooo, Terms of Service is not op, we're harmless, you know you can get out of Terms of Service when you want how you want".
I do apologize if I hurt your feelings in any way but this is complete bullsh*t.
This only tells me that you guys play a defi and you do not want your class to be nerfed because "YES" Terms of Service is a plain 14 sec stun presented in a bastard form with ticks, that you can launch from behind a wall and that completely breaks game dynamics.
Of course some people can escape from it with a dash, it works very often, like 10 times out of 100. Please save your argument "I do it everytime" I already read that too many times and I don't see the famous " I " during battles, what I do see is always a bunch of people dieing.
This is the only grief we have toward defis, you can keep your 3 sec-stun, your distance-root, your lithify, the fear on the SH, honestly it's cool. What is not is that you guys want to defend a skill that paralizes entire teams just because you don't want your classes touched. I have seen a lot of you crying about WLs during months because of the hush, I saw you you complaining about the root that is too long (even if it lets you the ability to attack) and now I see you complain that we should not touch a 14-sec stun.
So in case you haven't been on a battlefield for a while.
FoC : cast from behind walls, pillars etc, Terms of Service secures entire areas
Hydro station : Put a Terms of Service in front of the spawn, defi holds an entire team because you are forced to leave the spawn by a bottle neck.
Tree maps : You can cast Terms of Service almost directly on the spawn from the ground, so we have to jump from sides and arrive down with only 50% HP.
Bridges of destiny : 3 giant bottlenecks.
Dark Fortress : you can block bridges, side paths, only with that skill, defi holds entire team again
Den of Arachnids : this map is just a succession of corridors
Ion Mine : ok this one may be played normally since there is a lot of space
Flamed heart : again this is just a bunch of corridors
Dragon's lair : this one doesn't really rely on fighting so... (and is played by only 6ppl during the night so...)
Honestly I wouldn't want your class being touched or anything but the closest thing I can compare Terms of Service too is WL's root, and said root has counter-measures, not a lot, but they exist. What is the counter-measure to a 14 sec area stun ? (I don't accept "having a dash" as one sorry !). Oh and Terms of Service area is so nice that all your teammates stand inside since it makes them invincible regarding to melees or anyone who would want to get too close.
Defis are currently locking up every battlefield since the team that has the most defis wins and what should be an op skill to be used strategically with the right timing is just spammed non stop. Plus this thing is making your team mates invincible since they just have to stand in Terms of Service range not to be bothered by anyone.
If I take the PvP kill ranking right now there are 11 defis, more than 1/5th of the ranked ppl so I guess they're not doing so bad.
So, yes, to conclude, Terms of Service shoud be balanced in some way.
Keeping the current cooldown but lowering the stun to 6-8 sec or put a freaking 1min+ cooldown on it like the majority of level-80 skills have to avoid the spam thing.
Concerning domi now :
domi res build needs to be nerfed, it's too op.
More seriously this class needs some kind of boost, I don't even remember the last time I saw one on the battlefield and when there is one my first thought is "cool, easy target".
The last thing I have to say is that I read a lot of interventions in these skill change topics from guys that I haven't seen on the battlefield for years or who would write things like "I don't care I don't play anymore" on other topics. Honestly... We're trying to
get everyone f**d the same way improve things here, if you're not playing just don't post, thank you.
Thank you for the time you spent reading, have a nice day.
Edited by W1lliam, 20 June 2014 - 08:43 AM.