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The Namor Problem

DalBotDalBot Posts: 937 ★★★★
edited June 14 in General Discussion
Let me start off by saying that Namor is AMAZING! I was lucky to get him as a 5* on not nearly as many crystals as I needed for Cull. Also I was lucky enough to have a Mutant AG waiting for Sinister or Havok that I used on him. He is BANANAS! Seriously, so much fun to play.

That said, I have a major issue with Namor. He's a monster, he's fun to play with AND he had monster prestige. That last part is the problem. When you make a champ who literally is everything (like Namor or Corvus), it destroys balance. I'm all for monsters who have ok-low prestige like Cull. On the flip side you have champs who aren't great but have such high prestige to offset (Thor Ragnarok, Diablo etc). It makes you think about your rank ups. When you give a champ absolutely everything, that's kind of game breaking. It seperates the haves from the have nots even more because it takes the thought process out of rank ups and puts the rest of the players who can't drop coin on him at a serious disadvantage in a game where prestige actually matters again.

Thoughts? Let's keep em constructive please.

Comments

  • FallencircusFallencircus Posts: 229 ★★
    Hey! Diablo is awesome, just like Cyclops! You take that back.
    In other news I agree, but Kabam does whatever they want.
  • Mcord117Mcord117 Posts: 1,287 ★★★★
    I don't know I think if you insist on releases ridiculous op champs you might as well go all in. I am not sure I agree with giving high prestige to champs that are basically unusable. I can see your point but for me if I am around and playing 6 months from now when I will actually have a shot at him, I rather he have everything
  • EarthEliteEarthElite Posts: 837 ★★★
    He isn't gamebreaking, he requires a ton of ramp up
  • GamerGamer Posts: 4,612 ★★★★
    Will not said game braking.
  • DalBotDalBot Posts: 937 ★★★★

    He isn't gamebreaking, he requires a ton of ramp up

    No... he doesn't. Get to SP3 once, drop Imperious, get another SP3 right away, hit SP2

    He's an absolute monster and at high sig he becomes a straight regen champ almost all the time with suicides.

    He's easily a top 10 champ
  • DarkestDestroyerDarkestDestroyer Posts: 2,526 ★★★★
    DalBot said:

    He isn't gamebreaking, he requires a ton of ramp up

    No... he doesn't. Get to SP3 once, drop Imperious, get another SP3 right away, hit SP2

    He's an absolute monster and at high sig he becomes a straight regen champ almost all the time with suicides.

    He's easily a top 10 champ
    Well there you go, if he’s only a top 10 champ, there are 9 others on par with him, meaning this 1 champ isn’t such an issue.

    I think they should just release a 5* SW pre 12.0 and let her blitz everything and show all these champs who the real boss is.
  • _ASDF__ASDF_ Posts: 1,169 ★★★★
    What throws balance off is the fact that now the top 5 defenders that have damaging reflective damage or debuffs... namor just wrecks them. Havok is now useless against him. No surprise they release a champ with this ability when they reintroduce thorns. 🤷‍♂️ They create problems and then for $$$ offer solutions. Might be an illusion that the game was ever balanced.
  • DalBotDalBot Posts: 937 ★★★★



    Well there you go, if he’s only a top 10 champ, there are 9 others on par with him, meaning this 1 champ isn’t such an issue.

    I think they should just release a 5* SW pre 12.0 and let her blitz everything and show all these champs who the real boss is.

    You are missing the point entirely. He's a too 10 champ to use AND #2 overall in prestige. Usually there's a balance between prestige and use, no balance at all here
  • MedinaKhanMedinaKhan Posts: 153
    edited June 14
    DalBot said:



    Well there you go, if he’s only a top 10 champ, there are 9 others on par with him, meaning this 1 champ isn’t such an issue.

    I think they should just release a 5* SW pre 12.0 and let her blitz everything and show all these champs who the real boss is.

    You are missing the point entirely. He's a too 10 champ to use AND #2 overall in prestige. Usually there's a balance between prestige and use, no balance at all here
    Meh, there's a bunch of other amazing-god tier champs that have High PI like Blade, Quake, and DV. Not to mention that PI is such an arbitrary number that it shouldn't even be used for anything.

    if this is the start of a shift of good champs also getting good ratings, then I say let it continue rather than end. Don't make people want to rank up useless champs for bad reasons.
  • _ASDF__ASDF_ Posts: 1,169 ★★★★
    edited June 14

    DalBot said:



    Well there you go, if he’s only a top 10 champ, there are 9 others on par with him, meaning this 1 champ isn’t such an issue.

    I think they should just release a 5* SW pre 12.0 and let her blitz everything and show all these champs who the real boss is.

    You are missing the point entirely. He's a too 10 champ to use AND #2 overall in prestige. Usually there's a balance between prestige and use, no balance at all here
    Meh, there's a bunch of other amazing-god tier champs that have High PI like Blade, Quake, and DV. Not to mention that PI is such an arbitrary number that it shouldn't even be used for anything.

    if this is the start of a shift of good champs also getting good ratings, then I say let it continue rather than end. Don't make people want to rank up useless champs for bad reasons.
    I’m the past it’s seemed like a gimmick to force us to rank meh champs like Thor Rag... while others like ghost have horrible prestige. Great way to sell more T5B/T2A packages. 🤷‍♂️
  • DalBotDalBot Posts: 937 ★★★★



    Meh, there's a bunch of other amazing-god tier champs that have High PI like Blade, Quake, and DV. Not to mention that PI is such an arbitrary number that it shouldn't even be used for anything.

    if this is the start of a shift of good champs also getting good ratings, then I say let it continue rather than end. Don't make people want to rank up useless champs for bad reasons.

    Except prestige is still a big thing at the highest levels and it does matter. Other champs like you mentioned have high prestige but none on Namors level (2nd only to Thor Rag)
  • MedinaKhanMedinaKhan Posts: 153
    DalBot said:



    Meh, there's a bunch of other amazing-god tier champs that have High PI like Blade, Quake, and DV. Not to mention that PI is such an arbitrary number that it shouldn't even be used for anything.

    if this is the start of a shift of good champs also getting good ratings, then I say let it continue rather than end. Don't make people want to rank up useless champs for bad reasons.

    Except prestige is still a big thing at the highest levels and it does matter. Other champs like you mentioned have high prestige but none on Namors level (2nd only to Thor Rag)
    And why is that a bad thing though? Don't you want to have good champs with good prestige? If they start doing this more, there will still be decisions to be made based on which champs are actually better instead of just going on PI for AQ purposes.
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