zapzap77 Posted September 26, 2017 Share Posted September 26, 2017 in pvp 1) cat is unusually difficult to use escape skills to escape from. 2) heal form petal storm. But that pales to what is wrong for pve. The Summoner pet AI is designed to mess up melee marking mechanics. Her,e is , as near as I can tell what the AI is. a) if summoner doesn't attack, pet does nothing. This is fair, as it prevents AFK farming. b) if pet has no aggro target, and summoner attacks or sends pet out with tab, pet selects that aggro target, runs over to it, and auto attacks. c) pet keeps that aggro target until recalled, it dies, or is ordered to a new aggro target with tab. This is actually decent, because it lets you send the pet to off tank something while you go for the main boss. d) pet dances behind target. repeatedly. If Q is specced to taunt, then the pet will keep facing the boss the wrong way because it will keep circling behind it. this can of course be solved by NOT pressing Q, BUT... When a melee party member has to be marked, not only does the cat need to be recalled, but the summoner must stop DPS completely, risking an enrage due to loss of dps, because as soon as it attacks the boss, the cat goes running right back it, possibly getting close enough to get marked. The only way to stop THAT is to not have the pet out, but if the cat is already out, there's no way to get rid of it, except for farewell which is only usable if the summoner is dead. so we have to kill the pet outside of the dungeon. but having done this, we lose many things, 1) ability to use cat farewell to prevent wipes. This is very handy in shattered masts final boss, for example, and i've saved parties many times. 2) ability to tell cat to revive a player. 3) one of the very few iframes our class has (true friend bubble). So NOT having the cat out can get us killed. 4) ability to use cat taunt to group twin bosses together so they can both be DPSed simultaneously. 5) ability to use other Q to recover focus. I propose a very simple solution. Code the pet A.I. to not attack bosses (as determined by the presence of a boss bar) without using tab to send the pet in. While summoners are very much appreciated when mechanics are being ignored (that party heal can make a number of them irrelevant), they are often a liability when there are mechanics that can't be DPSed through. If we have to worry abut mechanics then we also have to worry about enrage timers, so with or without the cat, the class is a liability. Please give us summoners a way to keep the pet back when we have to without stopping dps. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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