How long should we wait for next merc in 2018

TheStrangerousTheStrangerous Posts: 1,514
edited October 12 in General Chat

Assuming on 28th of November SD releases last merc this year (6-7 weeks new merc), and probably gen 3 coming out afterwards with some proper meta balancing.

What's the healthy amount of time in releasing new merc next in 2018?

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  • TheStrangerousTheStrangerous Posts: 1,514
    edited October 12

    @Lord_Coctus said:
    Tbh I wouldn't mind if they stopped after the next merc.

    And leave 2 merc groups with only 4 mercs?
    Yeah, maybe they'll stop, after 25 merc slots are complete.

    I say, last 2 mercs (which I assume will be Recon and Engineer, assuming next one will be assault) should have an epic duel finale. Both of them released at the same time, countering each other.

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  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 3,354

    @TheStrangerous said:

    @Lord_Coctus said:
    Tbh I wouldn't mind if they stopped after the next merc.

    And leave 2 merc groups with only 4 mercs?
    Yeah, maybe they'll stop, after 25 merc slots are complete.

    I say, last 2 mercs (which I assume will be Recon and Engineer, assuming next one will be assault) should have an epic duel finale. Both of them released at the same time, countering each other.

    i mean both guardian and javelin is hybrid

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  • TheStrangerousTheStrangerous Posts: 1,514

    @GatoCommodore said:

    @TheStrangerous said:

    @Lord_Coctus said:
    Tbh I wouldn't mind if they stopped after the next merc.

    And leave 2 merc groups with only 4 mercs?
    Yeah, maybe they'll stop, after 25 merc slots are complete.

    I say, last 2 mercs (which I assume will be Recon and Engineer, assuming next one will be assault) should have an epic duel finale. Both of them released at the same time, countering each other.

    i mean both guardian and javelin is hybrid

    Phantom = Recon+Assault
    Javelin = Fire Support + Assault
    Guardian = Medic + Engineer

    We still lack other combos, like Recon+Engineer and Assault+Engineer, I bet the last recon will be some pure recon, no hybrids.

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  • WintergreenWintergreen Posts: 332

    They can stop after they make me a tanky, heavy medic. Assault/medic hybrid.

  • SorotiaSorotia Posts: 1,262

    @TheStrangerous said:
    Assuming on 28th of November SD releases last merc this year (6-7 weeks new merc), and probably gen 3 coming out afterwards with some proper meta balancing.

    What's the healthy amount of time in releasing new merc next in 2018?

    I don't know...maybe Feb or March? I would like to see some new maps...honestly I'd rather see a few new maps as opposed to them revamping old maps first.

  • STARRYSOCKSTARRYSOCK Posts: 1,017
    edited October 12

    Honestly I wish they'd stop now, or at least after another engi.

    We already have a lot of engineers, and they're getting a bit redundant. As for recons, unless it's an oddball like phantom, they would be redundant as hell and completely unwanted. But assaults especially, I really don't want to see more of.
    I mean, think about it. We just got a medic that's part assault. We just got a firesupport that's part assault (really all firesupports are pretty much assault mercs too, but javelin especially).
    Depending on how you look at it, we already have over 5 assault mercs, whether or not they're officially labeled under assault. Adding more assault mercs to a game that isn't supposed to be team deathmatch just seems.. eh..

  • MeerkatsMeerkats Posts: 59
    edited October 14

    @STARRYSOCK said:
    Honestly I wish they'd stop now, or at least after another engi.

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  • As a medic main, all I would like to see is a heavy medic, with an ability like mercy' s from Overwatch (Doesn't even have to have the ability, I just want a heavy medic, I'm taking thunder heavy) and a long range engineer for use on chapel, then they can stop.

  • AlbinMattAlbinMatt Posts: 935

    "I am heavy medics guy, and this, is my medic"

    Inb4 we get an electro pulsating Rhino.

  • Lord_CoctusLord_Coctus Posts: 1,909

    @FishRolls said:

    "I am heavy medics guy, and this, is my medic"

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  • AlbinMattAlbinMatt Posts: 935

    @Lord_Coctus said:

    @FishRolls said:

    "I am heavy medics guy, and this, is my medic"

    Places Pheonix on the table

    Imagine having Sparks' REVIVR on a fully automatic configuration, and have Phoenix heal nades, plus Guardian's rev glove, all on one merc. That merc would provide better healthcare than my entire country's system.

  • STARRYSOCKSTARRYSOCK Posts: 1,017

    I hope we get more small fast mercs honestly. They're by far the most fun ones to play, but all we have currently are:

    • Bunch of shotguns and a bad SMG
    • Bunch of shotguns and mines
    • Nerf guns for primaries
    • Burst rifle weebs
    • Snipers, eww

    Guardian was a decent speed, but I'd rather have more small aura style mercs. We have so many tanky assault mercs, but the game is supposed to be objective based, not deathmatch

  • MarsRoverMarsRover Posts: 2,036

    SD, just give me an offensive engineer with ARs, and then take your time fixing the game.

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  • TheStrangerousTheStrangerous Posts: 1,514

    I miss jet trooper from OG Battlefront...

    My favorite class in the game...

    Hope to see him get recycled in DB, he could glide by holding jump button or thrust forward in air or both.

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  • BazBlingBazBling Posts: 343
    edited October 15

    @TheStrangerous said:
    I miss jet trooper from OG Battlefront...

    My favorite class in the game...

    Hope to see him get recycled in DB, he could glide by holding jump button or thrust forward in air or both.

    Yes... that or similar to the Engineer from Planetside 2 with a Jet Pack would be an interesting addition to DB.
    ...

  • Dieu-SamaDieu-Sama Posts: 194

    Maps are not vertical enouth for a jetpacked merc

  • SorotiaSorotia Posts: 1,262

    @TheStrangerous said:
    I miss jet trooper from OG Battlefront...
    My favorite class in the game...

    Hope to see him get recycled in DB, he could glide by holding jump button or thrust forward in air or both.

    I don't think I ever played the JP Trooper much...was mostly infantry or rocket trooper...maybe why I like Javelin lol...little bit of both.

    I honestly can't remember anything about him...

  • TheStrangerousTheStrangerous Posts: 1,514
    edited October 16

    @Dieu-Sama said:
    Maps are not vertical enouth for a jetpacked merc

    Yeah, that's why I can only imagine him doing the air dash, which Androxus from Paladins does (dunno the Overwatch equivalent, sorry) and the air gliding, which is what also Androxus does.

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  • SorotiaSorotia Posts: 1,262

    @TheStrangerous said:

    @Dieu-Sama said:
    Maps are not vertical enouth for a jetpacked merc

    Yeah, that's why I can only imagine him doing the air dash, which Androxus from Paladins does (dunno the Overwatch equivalent, sorry) and the air gliding, which is what also Androxus does.

    Granted I haven't played OW in a while...but the only one I can think of that is close is Pharah and she is kinda like Drogoz.

    Only floater I can think of is Mercy, but hard to compare since she is a healer and I'm assuming a jetpacker would be assault?

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