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Is Meditate considered as Bad manners in Cyro in 1v1 situations?

MartiniDaniels
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Yesterday I had some encounters with 2 guys camping at resource towers, they were fairly easily dealing with me 2v1, but occasionally we have some 1v1 with both and it was sure stalemate with both of us rarely going below 50%. Well, I must admit I meditated wherever I had almost full HP and cc-immunity and no ultimate ready. So far I hate when others do this, but this 2 guys were like 1vXers so I decided they should be able to cut through.

We have some nice (really) talk after all this and we agreed that Meditate is broken and should be removed from PVP, and guy told me Meditate is forbidden for 1v1 and only troll builds rely on it.

So... is it really BM in Cyro and if you are trying to play "honorably" better drop it or I should run 1 step behind the corner and Meditate there like 1vXers do and then it will be ok?
So far this ability looks like a 100% cheeze, but huge % of players use it, so idk..
  • Bdawwg
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    How does the skill work exactly?
    You activate and boom the resources are restored or it’s a channel like dark exchange?
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    We need an eye roll emoji.
  • WreckfulAbandon
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    TheYKcid wrote: »
    Qui Gon used it during his 1v1 with Darth Maul.

    Didn't work out so well for him.

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  • Metemsycosis
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    Meridia, troll king, meditate
    Lol
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  • L_Nici
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    Its a question of honour. Meditating, permablock or cloaking in 1v1 battles is just insulting to your enemy as well as Trollking and Meridia.
    The worst are the players who feel sooo great if they did that and then start to call you a noob, if you couldn't beat them.
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  • Jimmy_The_Fixer
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    It’s a tool for generating stalemates in 1v1 and its of minimal use when groupfighting against similar numbers so generating those stalemates is really it’s only purpose.
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    L_Nici wrote: »
    Its a question of honour. Meditating, permablock or cloaking in 1v1 battles is just insulting to your enemy as well as Trollking and Meridia.
    The worst are the players who feel sooo great if they did that and then start to call you a noob, if you couldn't beat them.

    If they said noob they probably meant it in the sense that’s there’s no fair play in pvp. I see it like everything’s fair game except stuff like exploiting and cheating.

    If you’re role playing a Knight or something that’s cool, but don’t expect others to abide by your code of honour.
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  • MartiniDaniels
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    Well, thanks for the answers, I guess it varies depending on situation.
    If that was duel-like 1v1 (i.e. you occasionally met and both have full resources) then just fight and let your opponent win if he is better. If this was some kind of ambush/trap or opponent is known for toxic behavior (like teabag after 10v1 etc), then it's your legitimate right to reset/stalemate.
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    Bdawwg wrote: »
    How does the skill work exactly?
    You activate and boom the resources are restored or it’s a channel like dark exchange?

    This is channel. You activate vigor after cc break and then meditate for 3-4 seconds while your opponent, with dependency of experience:
    - tries to bash you
    - spams his rotation on you with questionable results
    - heavy attacks you
    - meditates too
    - burns through (~5% from who I met are capable to do more sustained dps then you heal with vigor, recovery and meditate)
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    I generally had used it on my stamplar when standing on a flag or if with a group and I seem to be the only one with ER/purge, I can keep up. I always wondered how well it would work had I hit it mid combat with ER and Vigor also ticking.
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    LOS in a 1v1 is kinda rude anyways and this skill works best with LOS sooooo... I'll let you make your own conclusions
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  • Mr_Walker
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    So two tower runners fight, only to find out that the build is pretty pointless and boring? Quelle surprise.
  • Bdawwg
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    Bdawwg wrote: »
    How does the skill work exactly?
    You activate and boom the resources are restored or it’s a channel like dark exchange?

    This is channel. You activate vigor after cc break and then meditate for 3-4 seconds while your opponent, with dependency of experience:
    - tries to bash you
    - spams his rotation on you with questionable results
    - heavy attacks you
    - meditates too
    - burns through (~5% from who I met are capable to do more sustained dps then you heal with vigor, recovery and meditate)


    And can it be interrupted with ranged attacks like crushing shock?
    I ask because I haven’t come across someone using it yet/maybe I have but don’t know the animation
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    Bdawwg wrote: »
    Bdawwg wrote: »
    How does the skill work exactly?
    You activate and boom the resources are restored or it’s a channel like dark exchange?

    This is channel. You activate vigor after cc break and then meditate for 3-4 seconds while your opponent, with dependency of experience:
    - tries to bash you
    - spams his rotation on you with questionable results
    - heavy attacks you
    - meditates too
    - burns through (~5% from who I met are capable to do more sustained dps then you heal with vigor, recovery and meditate)


    And can it be interrupted with ranged attacks like crushing shock?
    I ask because I haven’t come across someone using it yet/maybe I have but don’t know the animation

    It can be interrupted if user is not cc-immune. But if user cc-immune, then no.. so far if you are fighting with somebody who abuses meditate it's better to avoid using your own cc for attrition, because it will have exactly opposite effect.
  • WillhelmBlack
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    Yes. It should also be removed from the game.
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  • MartiniDaniels
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    Yes. It should also be removed from the game.

    No need to remove, devs just need to add rule-breaker feature here and make it interruptable always no matter what, even through block

    Though I forget about nigthblades meditating in cloak. Yeah, just remove
    Edited by MartiniDaniels on November 21, 2019 2:08PM
  • Bdawwg
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    You can cast it and hold block? Mitigation damage and restoring resources for the cost of nothing 🤔
  • MartiniDaniels
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    Bdawwg wrote: »
    You can cast it and hold block? Mitigation damage and restoring resources for the cost of nothing 🤔

    In shield ultimate only of course :D not regular block.
  • vamp_emily
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    Imagine your Queen or King was standing behind you while you were playing foolishly. Do you think, they would say it was good or bad manners?

    I'm sure my king would stab you in the heart.

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  • Fischblut
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    We have some nice (really) talk after all this and we agreed that Meditate is broken and should be removed from PVP, and guy told me Meditate is forbidden for 1v1 and only troll builds rely on it.

    So... is it really BM in Cyro and if you are trying to play "honorably" better drop it or I should run 1 step behind the corner and Meditate there like 1vXers do and then it will be ok?

    I would never see Meditate as "not honorable" skill. I don't use it... simply cause I don't even have Psijic line unlocked on my current PvP character :D

    There is no skill/set in the game which can be called "not honorble" - only actions can have no honor if you talk about 1v1.

    Not honorable is to ruin somebody's good fight by zerging one of fighters (unless that fighter was zerging you before, of course).

    Not honorable is to try to kill somebody while they are fighting a district boss.

    As for Meditating opponents, I either try to interrupt them, or use heavy attacks to get some of my resources back as well.
  • Kadoin
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    No. I meditated with my father, so it's fair game.
  • Nerftheforums
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    Don't use it in a 1v1, it's cheesy af.
  • Luede
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    the skill itself is a joke, but if its in the game u can use it.
  • Mayrael
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    Well... It can be anoying especially when used on tankier toon. But not being able to kill a tank was never an issue for me, he can't kill me either. He can survive more, I can kill more, he gets less AP I get more :trollface:
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  • Jimmy_The_Fixer
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    Mayrael wrote: »
    Well... It can be anoying especially when used on tankier toon. But not being able to kill a tank was never an issue for me, he can't kill me either. He can survive more, I can kill more, he gets less AP I get more :trollface:

    The tank is actually getting more AP over time, since the game rewards tagging enemies and being present for fights and doesn’t measure your contribution. The best build for farming Alliance Points is one that lets you hang around for as long as possible and soak up AP without dying.
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