Lvl 24 Operative and I hate it

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Lvl 24 Operative and I hate it

Post#1 » 27 Apr 2012, 17:33

While filling in time waiting for Biohoax to migrate my jugg I decided to roll an Imperial Agent. I did this because I wanted a ranged class to try out. Well in my usual noobish state I didn't realize that those dickhead Scoundrel's that kick me in the nuts are my Republic cousins and I went down the Operative tree.
I spec'd medicine and didn't like that, then went concealment and while that better the management of Tac Advantage is a bloody nightmare for me.
Seems like the only way to build it is with shiv and my pvp healing at this point is bloody lame with a 2sec cast time to fire off kolto injection it's very craptastic.

So what's other opinion's on it? Does it get better for PvP or solo'ing content? Are they OP endgame? I'm keen for some words of wisdom from anyone.
I do want a healer but now I'm looking at Sorc, shooting lightening out of my hands to heal people seems like a cool thing.
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Post#2 » 27 Apr 2012, 19:18

Operatives are late bloomers

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Post#3 » 27 Apr 2012, 22:28

My shiny lvl 10 scoundrel hates your wicked comments! My only Agent experience is my 20 sniper, which I quite enjoy, PVE and PVP. If you're after a non-sorc heals, I can strongly recommend a BH Merc Bodyguard. Even with the 1.2 nerfs, I quite enjoy the style of healing, though heat management can be frustrating at times. Mind you, my merc is only lvl 36, so it might be awful at 50.
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Post#4 » 28 Apr 2012, 12:36

I love my level 50 merc healer. After the 1.2 nerf, heat management is harder but not too much of an issue. But if you want to be the type of healer that everyone wants, I would go sorc :wink:

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Post#5 » 28 Apr 2012, 23:12

Why are you rolling operative for range? they are melee.

However, as a member of the awesome smugglers who knocks you on your face with a shotgun and proceed to kick you while your down, I can say that you need to be higher level to have fun with the concealment tree (roughly level 38).

Namely, these 3 abilities.

Cloaking Screen
Hidden Strike
Jarring Strike

Then and only then will you be able to stun lock people while doing 2k+ dmg shots while laughing at them for not being able to fight back :wink:

ps: for heals, if your casting 2s heal, you arent doing it right, you will run out of energy fast. You should always uses probes, shield and med scans. Only use the 1.5s heal if you have to. You should have plenty of TA from the med probes.

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Post#6 » 29 Apr 2012, 08:43

Operatives are sucky pvp unless you like the Roguish gameplay. (if you even came up against Agent57 or something (op Spec conceal) as an example, I'm dead in 2 seconds)
(Usam made level 50 Operative)

Play it for the story, pvp go find another class :(

I was hoping for a short range, shotty type gameplay but it wasn't there.

Healing was interesting, you could keep probably 2-3 people under constant healing for infinity using the tactile advantage. Dunno what others clases are like. So Usam ended up just being PvE heal spec.
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Post#7 » 30 Apr 2012, 19:14

I have a 26 Operative and love playing him. He is specced shiv / dps. He is awesome sneaking up close and burst damaging target. Effective in pve and pvp.

I never bother healing in combat. Casts are too slow and really a waste of time. You have to approach to Op (at least the way I have him specced) from the perspective that he's a rogue, melee, stealth burst damage class. In this role, he is great.

Do not go Op if you're looking for a ranged class. Op is not that.

If you want ranged, Commando is fun or maybe Sorceror

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Post#8 » 01 May 2012, 08:22

As I said I didn't really research the class correctly and didn't realize it was melee dps. After playing the class I worked out it's definitely not for me. It is rogue'ish in it's play style.
I deleted him now anyway to get my name back as my transfer went through for my Jugg and I rolled a sniper (at lvl15 now) :D

Helps to read a bit more :mrgreen:

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Re: Lvl 24 Operative and I hate it

Post#9 » 01 May 2012, 08:29

WasteGate wrote:As I said I didn't really research the class correctly and didn't realize it was melee dps. After playing the class I worked out it's definitely not for me. It is rogue'ish in it's play style.
I deleted him now anyway to get my name back as my transfer went through for my Jugg and I rolled a sniper (at lvl15 now) :D

Helps to read a bit more :mrgreen:

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Post#10 » 01 May 2012, 10:00

Fitz wrote:Cat and I are the only ones!


Wut
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Post#11 » 01 May 2012, 11:41

Fitz wrote:No! No more snipers! Cat and I are the only ones!


My sniper alt is level 20, maybe I should level him to steal your lewtz?
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Post#12 » 01 May 2012, 12:10

Should point out if you go heal spec you end up with instant heals. So could be viable in a group PvP team who actually play properly.

Sucky with Pugs who are all stupid (when I was playing Huttball)
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Post#13 » 01 May 2012, 16:16

Beothel wrote:
Fitz wrote:Cat and I are the only ones!


Wut


Fine. The only IMPORTANT ones.

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Post#14 » 02 May 2012, 14:18

I'm staying out of this one

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Post#15 » 04 May 2012, 09:32

tons of builds suck till lvl 40
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