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So today I was watching some pvp and it seems to me that the FM is a tad OP.

I don't know maybe it's because the other classes might be harder to play or whatever, it just seemed one sided when a FM pvp'd someone.

Anu thoughts?

Do you think any particular class is op in pvp so far?

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Wow, is there anything you won't make a random topic on? The game isn't even out of beta, and you're trying to ponder who's OP? FM is the Mage, it's always going to be slightly OP if you don't know how to fight it. Same with all classes, some classes are easier to fight than others. :shakehead:

"Tad OP" or just killing some KFMs with relative ease?

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If you ask all the Koreans they'd tell you that the Blade Master is the OP one.

I doubt they are OP watching them myself, I think it's more of a mind set that is afraid of ranged classes, because they can start their fights with the advantage of distance. But for example with the skill sets of an Assassin they can rip them open, as I've seen in a few vids, one in particular.... Maybe I'll dig it up.

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Wow, is there anything you won't make a random topic on? The game isn't even out of beta, and you're trying to ponder who's OP? FM is the Mage, it's always going to be slightly OP if you don't know how to fight it. Same with all classes, some classes are easier to fight than others. :shakehead:

"Tad OP" or just killing some KFMs with relative ease?

God you trying to start shit don't you.

Plus I've only seen one video of a KFM losing to a FM. So no your wrong.

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Blademaster is clearly the OP one. Why? Because they got freakin' Summon Sword, they got the best block and they're the sword user, of course they're going to be good!

BM is going to either be nerfed, or stay powerful, right now? I'd kick KFMs and Destroyers for BMs. :big_smile: I'd rather have alot of BMs than anything else so far.

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FM and Summoner r gonna be overpowered cause they are the only 2 magic classes in the whole game + if u can keep the distance you don't even have to worry about the dmg you take, defense, HP and so on.

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Yes... the class that we have no idea about is clearly overpowered.... amazed.png

Regardless, I do nothing but watch BnS PvP videos sometimes, and there are PLENTY of decent match ups. FM isn't overpowered. You probably saw that one where the FM was higher leveled than the KFM and rooted the KFM in place and burned him down in about 10 seconds. That's level difference, not class.

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No.... classses will be balanced... if you bothered to look at the gameplay videos, u will come to that comclusion that its pretty much balanced

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Yes... the class that we have no idea about is clearly overpowered.... amazed.png

Regardless, I do nothing but watch BnS PvP videos sometimes, and there are PLENTY of decent match ups. FM isn't overpowered. You probably saw that one where the FM was higher leveled than the KFM and rooted the KFM in place and burned him down in about 10 seconds. That's level difference, not class.

I did see it but it's not just about that one video, it seems in the majority of all the pvp with a FM in it that they always won.

But yeah you guys are probably right, i'm just jumping to conclusions. I'll just wait till the game is released.

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OP class?? PAH! Lets talk about the most OP race in the game instead! *coughJincough*

Lies, Lyn is OP, they're so cute, and then bam, everyone is on the street and the lyn are shaggin' everyone's wife..

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OP class?? PAH! Lets talk about the most OP race in the game instead! *coughJincough*

It would seem that way since most people seem to choose them. lol

I still love Gons the most.

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I did see it but it's not just about that one video, it seems in the majority of all the pvp with a FM in it that they always won.

But yeah you guys are probably right, i'm just jumping to conclusions. I'll just wait till the game is released.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVwUgrFFAAg&feature=related

Both good players, Good back n forth. No clearly dominating side. I can spam you a crap ton of videos, but trust me. FM winning the majority of the time is false. It's a good ratio.

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Er wasn't this clarified with the latest information concerning the blue spheres? Blademasters gain it by parrying, that's it, kung fu masters get it by gaining combos, so in reality while fighting the more they hit the more they can continue to hit. Mages are fragile and lose hp at an alarming rate from the video's i've seen. But they are the strongest so you have to get to them quick. I wouldn't consider any videos as a determination at this point, there's too much thats unknown and based on unnofficial translations.

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if u mean the video im thinking about, its high lvl fm ;] and btw, u cant judge char's strenght (or OPness) until its at least a while after the game launch (or a long time of beta.. doesnt matter at all) ppl dont know much about the classes and so on, that means pvp is not at it's full potentional... easier char to play wins... the end ;]

I did see it but it's not just about that one video, it seems in the majority of all the pvp with a FM in it that they always won.

But yeah you guys are probably right, i'm just jumping to conclusions. I'll just wait till the game is released.

u seem worried that KFM wont be the ultra powerful class. am i close?^^

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Team BL only had since... what? 2007? was when they started? I would imagine after a couple of years, they would have one the classes they first showed off be relatively balanced by now.

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BMs also gain it by using their standard LMB/ R-button combo

I was under the understanding that all melee classes have that, although I do see your point, my intention was to show that the other classes have much more wiggle room for managing their spheres.

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I was under the understanding that all melee classes have that, although I do see your point, my intention was to show that the other classes have much more wiggle room for managing their spheres.

Ah my mistake. There was a thread that said BMs only get it from Countering. It was fixed, but I wasn't sure if you were only referencing block or not.

But yes, KFMs have the most elbow space in terms of managing their blue bubbles of power.

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Ah my mistake. There was a thread that said BMs only get it from Countering. It was fixed, but I wasn't sure if you were only referencing block or not.

But yes, KFMs have the most elbow space in terms of managing their blue bubbles of power.

I guess it was fortunate I wasn't aware of that thread lol

..I do find it odd that most people who are the first to cry overpowered end up being KFM's.

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if u mean the video im thinking about, its high lvl fm ;] and btw, u cant judge char's strenght (or OPness) until its at least a while after the game launch (or a long time of beta.. doesnt matter at all) ppl dont know much about the classes and so on, that means pvp is not at it's full potentional... easier char to play wins... the end ;]

u seem worried that KFM wont be the ultra powerful class. am i close?^^

No, I plan on making a BM and Assassin as well.

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No, I plan on making a BM and Assassin as well.

o.O? i've heard just about ur "KFM is the best, i will play KFM, Im the KFM master" policy.. u've just kinda surprised me :]

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Ah my mistake. There was a thread that said BMs only get it from Countering. It was fixed, but I wasn't sure if you were only referencing block or not.

But yes, KFMs have the most elbow space in terms of managing their blue bubbles of power.

The main issue with the KFM Fighting Spirit is that KFMs are heavily reliant on combos. If a KFM can't hit the target, they won't be able to get Fighting Spirit, and thus not pull anything off. It gets a bit trickier due to the fact they are also solo focused and close range. It will probably become difficult for players in PvP especially, because the Counter lasts for such a short time, yet consumes 1 Fighting Spirit each. Easy to gain, easy to lose. And in there lies the difficulty (along with the little AoE capability).

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The main issue with the KFM Fighting Spirit is that KFMs are heavily reliant on combos. If a KFM can't hit the target, they won't be able to get Fighting Spirit, and thus not pull anything off. It gets a bit trickier due to the fact they are also solo focused and close range. It will probably become difficult for players in PvP especially, because the Counter lasts for such a short time, yet consumes 1 Fighting Spirit each. Easy to gain, easy to lose. And in there lies the difficulty (along with the little AoE capability).

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