Adren! what you think of it

arnyboy87arnyboy87 Join Date: 2012-08-13 Member: 155551Members
Guys this is easy i am not going to say a thing about adren I want uses to sum up your thoughts on adren in recent patches, we have had some time with it now so no back and forward between you guys so its easy for a dev to read! In the last Live dev stream carlie said he hadn't had many "emails" about this when asked if he was happy with the adren changes.

Pros and Cons guys


  • XariusXarius Join Date: 2003-12-21 Member: 24630Members, Reinforced - Supporter
    edited September 2012
    The regen is slightly too low with adren, either that or the pool needs to be made a larger still. Ideally it would give a larger pool and the regen rate would stay aboutthe same proportionally speaking. (I.e it needs to be made somewhat faster to account for the larger pool)

    All the other upgrades are losing their downside (care no longer gives slowdown), I don't see why adren needs to keep this downside.
  • countbasiecountbasie Join Date: 2008-12-27 Member: 65884Members
    Gorging is uphill and boring when you have to heal 2 Fades and an Onos and bile bomb some Exos. Adrenaline doesn't feel like it does anything at all.
    In NS1 you could heal without a pause when you had adren. You couldn't drop endless bile bombs though. It was perfect I think.
    Also isn't there the Adren from a chamber anymore? A well placed MC was most important in NS1. Always felt like 'yeah, good one'. Missing that.

    I don't want NS2 to be NS1, but the energy configurations just worked.
  • HeatSurgeHeatSurge Some Guy Join Date: 2012-09-15 Member: 159438Members, Reinforced - Supporter
    edited September 2012
    Adrenaline is fine as it is with fades, and I still prefer it over celerity. Gorges need a little energy cost reduction for bile bombing IMO though. It eats energy too fast.
  • dethovudethovu Join Date: 2009-06-23 Member: 67906Members
    I hated it at first, but I've grown accustom to it now.

    Although, I still find myself running out of juice and saying "oh crap" while trying to gtfo every once in a while.

    I don't think it needs to be changed back -- it fixed a major flaw with infinite swipes/chomps.
  • ChickenOfWarChickenOfWar Join Date: 2003-04-09 Member: 15352Members
    Needs to be increased outside of combat so it doesn't feel like you basically never got the upgrade as a gorge, or even the other lifeforms.
  • MestaritonttuMestaritonttu Join Date: 2004-07-29 Member: 30229Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold
    I still think it was bloody genius.

    Shifts became useful, managing energy is fun and also fixed spam on multiple lifeforms, all with 1 change. Not bad, UWE. :p
  • noncomposmentisnoncomposmentis Join Date: 2004-11-13 Member: 32773Members
    I think adren is in a pretty good place. The huge energy pool means you have plenty of energy in combat, but the slow regen means that you aren't free to waste energy like before. Shifts are incredibly useful and almost overpowered given how it seems like one can keep the energy up for the entire alien team at once.
  • BurzghashBurzghash Join Date: 2012-09-25 Member: 160742Members, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Shadow
    Adrenaline is good for what it is, which is in line with the other movement abilities. This idea that aliens should have unlimited energy on their own, especially in a big base assault, probably isn't going to fly. What we have now with shifts is a really good solution.
  • mushookeesmushookees Join Date: 2008-03-26 Member: 63967Members
    the adren change was good

    but with it needed re-balancing of energy costs

    with the old adren, there was essentially 2 different energy regen rates, and ability energy costs had to be balanced so that they werent gimped without adren and werent overpowered with adren. Now that we have 1 energy regen rate, UWE need to look at energy costs again.
  • NolSinklerNolSinkler On the Clorf Join Date: 2004-02-15 Member: 26560Members, Constellation
    New adren is wonderful.
  • MisterNubsMisterNubs Join Date: 2012-03-01 Member: 147912Members
    The new adren is utterly useless for players who know how to manage their energy. Comm dropping shifts makes it even more worthless.
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