The upcoming update may seriously change how armour is used, and it got me thinking about whether armour raises PS too much in relation to the advantages it gives.
The only builds I play above 15kPS are heavy builds. That isn’t because they are good, but more because carrying all that armour raises my PS so much compared to the same weapons and modules on a light build.
At the same time, that extra HP doesn’t seem to help much, as many high PS weapons can put out an overwhelming amount of damage and because the extra mass slows you down so much.
Then again, I still enjoy playing those slow heavy high PS builds, so maybe there’s no problem.
it’s either that or the ps of weapons mods and cabs all need to be reworked. Thinking on it all…what if we had the option to determine the durability of parts, and that selection directly effects the PS score. Like, all the parts come with their set stats like normal, just, we get to toggle from 1 to max dura for that part.
You don’t often play heavy cabs though, right?
I only notice it when making really high durability vehicles, and I’m always surprised how high my PS can get, even when using just special or epic weapons.
But maybe it’s not a problem, if that extra durability is worth it. I’m just not sure it is.
If heavy cabins had 12 energy I probably wouldn’t notice, but the combo of less energy and more PS and lower speed seems like a big liability.
This is a very hard concept for most people to grasp.
I have a quad porc hover Catalina build that is used by many people in High PS and it has around 700hp - this thing can tank a massive amount of damage from the front because of how the armor is built. With 700hp this thing should be dead in a single shot from some weapons, but it’s effective armor is much higher then the total HP of the car.
Heavy spiders with properly buried guns are great examples of heavy cabs potential to be OP.
My friend, and one of the best builders in all of XO regardless of platform, Homeroadie, built a Punisher spider with 6 MLs, 2 Slepnirs, on a Humpback, with 4400 durability that will slap any hover Punisher build ever seen. All of its durability is effective durability.
Ill post a picture of it after i get home. Its a beast and amazingly nimble. One of my favorite aspects of it is you cant use it using new contrils due to how small the firing angles are, so to use it effectively, you have to use the old controls, making it a high skill cap build versus the easymode controls everyone is lazily using nowadays.
I love the new controls, mostly because they don’t cause me hand pain like the old ones did.
It was the big thing preventing me from bothering to learn hovers, and really impeded my ability to enjoy the other strafing parts.
Holding down the joysticks constantly just wasn’t feasible for me for more than a couple hours.
I know the new controls make it impossible to do things I used to do all the time with augers and omniwheels, but they also opened up some other techniques that partially compensate for what you lose.
I make my living with my hands, and I can’t risk messing them up because I spent my days off blowing up cars.