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Disheartening Boba Fett Nerf: Non-sensical and Uncalled For

The first Boba Fett nerf was justified. It was debatable, but justified.

After that first need, I had to work hard to master him, just to be RELEVENT with full epics.

His design was originally great. With the lowest health in the game he was a high risk high reward player.

Fully upgraded yes he could kill an enemy hero if he landed every rocket! But normal heavy sentry abilities can do the exact same thing in the same amount of time or less without near as much risk, not to mention the cost.

In summary
A.) You have to hit all 7 rockets. That's when a hero can roll, use defensives, etc. after being hit the first time. This makes hitting all seven shots rare, challenging, but rewarding.
B.) Compartively, this ability is just not that powerful when you compare it to the abilities of basic soldier units.
C.) Lowest health in game.
D.) All sorts of things knock you out of the air, no way to regain health, etc.

And now with the most recent nerf, simple infantry infantry can survive not one not two but sometimes even three rockets if they're buffed, heavy, etc.

With his egregious main rifle damage, horrible range, and laughable shot grouping, he simply has no other offensive throughout!

Players now are forced to hide until the rocket barrage becomes available just to fire on normal infantry and hope for a kill.

This nerf just seems entirely rediculous considering the power of other heroes and villains. They could have spent this time and money towards a reasonable nerf to palpatine, or a buff to Luke.... You know...something the community asked for....

This nerf seems baseless, character-breaking, and a waste of resources in a time when all resources should be aimed at this game's many problems. What do you guys think?

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  • Laughfaster1
    195 posts Member
    edited January 2018
    I did some math, without hero rockets Boba still does 700 damage with all 9 rockets 78X9=702 So basically he is still capable of killing many single heros with one barrage. Soldiers are still rekt against him so people should calm down about Boba. The only problem I have is that all he does is fly and shoot rockets, his EE-3 needs love for pure playstyle reasons. Either zoom option or more damage. I really wish people would be careful about crying wolf whenever their beloved favorite Hero/Villain gets nerfed.
  • RIP Boba
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  • Laughfaster1
    195 posts Member
    edited January 2018
    He shouldn't be able to casually swoop down and rocket barrage people like Luke, Lando, Rey, Yoda, Chewie. Now he literally can't with some and with others it's reasonably more difficult. In HvV he doesn't need to 1HK everyone cause he has major help. In GA you just fly away and rocket damage has little to no meaning, plus it's a much bigger detriment to lose that much health in GA.
  • I love how everyone complains that he one shot other heroes with rocket barrage.

    It takes the ENTIRE barrage to do that. Who the hell is standing still for that entire barrage? Bad players. That's who. Bad players cried and got an unnecessary nerf put into place, because they couldn't get good.
  • Boba is just not worth the pick anymore with so many better Villains to pick, Hopefully if they add Jango they will treat him right. I’d love him to have rapid fire, Flamethrower, and Jetpack missle for abilities if not rapid fire maybe that grapple hook to stun a target.
  • DaveKikAz wrote: »
    Boba is just not worth the pick anymore with so many better Villains to pick, Hopefully if they add Jango they will treat him right. I’d love him to have rapid fire, Flamethrower, and Jetpack missle for abilities if not rapid fire maybe that grapple hook to stun a target.

    Missile, grapple, and saber dart. Blaster/blasters need to two-3 shot, they're very powerful.
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  • not enough. nurf more. turn rockets into rubber pellets that bounce off hero. No damage just super annoying. Increase jetpack acceleration allowing him to reach the ceiling where all his damage falls off. Like a fairy that just flies around annoying people but nothing more. Add emote where he can flip off people in the air. Increase chances of becoming defender in HvV and run away.
  • He can still kill several heroes with 1 barrage. I think they should lower the damage even more, but greatly reduce the cooldown and buff his blaster. He is so boring to play because you just hide until rockets are up, shoot them, and hide again. By design, he is a 1 trick pony camping machine. Horrible vision of Boba Fett.
  • His barrage was OP. Hypothetically, in HvV he could kill pretty much all heroes if they were standing in a group, no other villain could do that by a long shot.

    That being said, he needed to be balanced, not nerfed. He had a glass cannon play style, very similar to Lando in BF2015. He was basically gun then run. I agree with another rocket barrage adjustment, but they really should of adjusted his EE-3 to have slightly more damage and more accurate.
  • DaveKikAz wrote: »
    Boba is just not worth the pick anymore with so many better Villains to pick, Hopefully if they add Jango they will treat him right. I’d love him to have rapid fire, Flamethrower, and Jetpack missle for abilities if not rapid fire maybe that grapple hook to stun a target.

    Missile, grapple, and saber dart. Blaster/blasters need to two-3 shot, they're very powerful.

    I feel like a much better flamethrower ability than the 1st game is better, And his Westars need to be a 6 or 7 shot kill just because of how many shots that guy can put off in an extremely short amount of time.
  • iceman2kx wrote: »
    His barrage was OP. Hypothetically, in HvV he could kill pretty much all heroes if they were standing in a group, no other villain could do that by a long shot.

    That being said, he needed to be balanced, not nerfed. He had a glass cannon play style, very similar to Lando in BF2015. He was basically gun then run. I agree with another rocket barrage adjustment, but they really should of adjusted his EE-3 to have slightly more damage and more accurate.
    If you got killed by Boba’s rockets, you deserved it. You would have had to be hit with all the rockets, and if you stand there and take it, you die. This could happen with anybody using any gun. Just dodge it.
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  • Lynx7386 wrote: »
    I love how everyone complains that he one shot other heroes with rocket barrage.

    It takes the ENTIRE barrage to do that. Who the **** is standing still for that entire barrage? Bad players. That's who. Bad players cried and got an unnecessary nerf put into place, because they couldn't get good.

    Exactly, he wasn’t OP, unless you were afking, but if you just sodged once, he couldn’t kill you.
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  • High key Boba is still fine and basically the same. Played him today 56 streak. However he needs to be harder to knock out the air, and could use a gun buff somehow if it's an option. As for jet-pack fuel, their is cards for those who feel this way.
    I'll just troll you if you act hard.
  • The problem with Boba is he was a tad OP in HVV but weak in GA.

    Now he's just useless in GA , unless you're up against the noobiest of teams and your team is steamrolling.

    There is a problem balancing him out for both game modes.

  • No other hero can kill a hero without using their entire special, so why should Boba be any different? I think both nerfs are fine for a few reasons. One, he can't steal kills easily anymore. Like I said before, no other hero can get a hero kill with just part of a special move. He can hide in parts of the map that other characters can't even get to "before someone says "pick another character", keep in mind that I could say the same exact thing". The last thing is team work. Taken the time to actually use the rockets to help the team out. It should always be about taking a hero from full health to zero in one shot.

    The only time his 2nd nerf becomes a problem is when people spend more time lone wolfing for kills instead of working as a team. Spend more time helping your team, and less time worrying about making the top 5 board.

    We had to deal with an OP Boba, so now it is time for Boba players to use an UP Boba for a while.
  • Boba stopped being OP when finn came out. A finn + yoda entire team health boost was making rockets ineffective without the nerf, also i love using finn with aimbot ability against Boba as that's essentialy free kill. Now in the same situation Boba's just a useless fly.
  • No other hero can kill a hero without using their entire special, so why should Boba be any different? I think both nerfs are fine for a few reasons. One, he can't steal kills easily anymore. Like I said before, no other hero can get a hero kill with just part of a special move.

    I've killed 3-4 Heroes with just 1 ability with Yoda, Luke, Vader, Maul, and Kylo. So by that logic, all forms of knockback should be heavily nerfed.
    We had to deal with an OP Boba, so now it is time for Boba players to use an UP Boba for a while.

    Yeah, instead of balancing they should just nerf things into uselessness. That's not ***** at all...
  • No other hero can kill a hero without using their entire special, so why should Boba be any different? I think both nerfs are fine for a few reasons. One, he can't steal kills easily anymore. Like I said before, no other hero can get a hero kill with just part of a special move. He can hide in parts of the map that other characters can't even get to "before someone says "pick another character", keep in mind that I could say the same exact thing". The last thing is team work. Taken the time to actually use the rockets to help the team out. It should always be about taking a hero from full health to zero in one shot.

    The only time his 2nd nerf becomes a problem is when people spend more time lone wolfing for kills instead of working as a team. Spend more time helping your team, and less time worrying about making the top 5 board.

    We had to deal with an OP Boba, so now it is time for Boba players to use an UP Boba for a while.

    HvV is way different than in GA. Boba is near Iden's level there. Ion turret basically completely grounds him plus he takes fall damage and is overall paper thin. Getting in close to use the blaster is basically suicide. Sure you'll kill one or two, but your definitely not going to kill them fast enough before they can retaliate, unlike Han/Finn, who both suck in GA in their own right. He's just too much of a one trick pony is all we're saying, and now even that's less viable. atm increased barrage is almost mandatory.
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