EvilGoat Posted July 21, 2014 Share Posted July 21, 2014 (edited) Beware, this is not a rant but it may come out as one if you love Kubrows! If you are hyper sensitive and love your space canine, get out and have a nice day playing with it!...Ok? Are we alone now, Kubrow-disliking Tenno? Good!First of all just a personal taste thing: We are some kind of ancient race made of energy able to get into suits made of the best stuff in the universe and obliterate millions of enemies over one lifetime. What is more appropriate for a Tenno then: a) a mechanized robotic sentinel or b) an organic dog? I suppose sentinels fit the theme of Tenno better so I see no reason to abandon them over Kubrows.With that out of the way, I dislike the whole way we get the eggs. The quest is cool and showcases what can be done with the questing system, but damn eggs take a hell of a time to get and the whole thing feels wrong. Genocide of feral Kubrows to domesticate just one? No, just no!Incubator Core cost is high, period! Especially for an item you rebuild for each egg!Genetic Code Template cost is reasonably high but I can live with it honestly!DNA Stabilizers are unreasonably expensive too (more about this further down)!Hatching the egg takes 48 hours and maturing takes from 24 hours and a minute to 48 hours as the wiki states. So anywhere between 72 and 96 hours to get a pet. Oh and do not forget the time it takes for the core prior to that, so we get something between 80 and 104 hours for the Kubrow to mature. Average is around 90 hours or almost 4 days. Using the same money I spend for it and that time I can buy 2 sentinels and get them to full rank.Random fur patterns are a bad choice to be bought with plat, I would opt for an item that is craftable and costs a ton for every build instead. Or both!?Stasis cooldowns and stuff, more time spent in things I do not know cause I have not used myself yet, but I see people say it takes 3 hours to get it un-stasis-ized and 1,5 hours to make an imprint. I do not want to waste time without a loyal companion by my side, so...They are melee for god's sake, MELEE! They need to approach enemies to hit them. Sentinels can hit everything from some distance, even carrier can shoot reasonably far, so why would I replace that with a melee? Slashing stuff to death yourself is awesome because it's fun to do, but having a melee pet over a ranged one sounds like putting yourself in a bad place.Sentinels are bound to you and your movement, Kubrows at the moment are borderline idiotic. I played a void mission with lasers going up and down to reach a spot and the Kubrows just waited for the laser to come down and ran straight into it. Well's that's unfortunate. No, not really, just a bit stupid! If fixed, this could not be an issue!As I have seen most people play Defenses, Surival and the occasional Run-A-Million-Other-Keys-Marathon and also Alerts for free stuff and Interceptions to resupply with keys. So in most scenarios, people prefer Carrier over any other sentinel just to be more carefree. Why would anyone replace a reasonably reliable sentinel like the Carrier even with its counterpart, when the counterpart is prone to dying more? And why replace it with any other dog anyhow? I see point in changing the Carrier for a sentinel with more range or something else but a Kubrow? Not me at least!A dying sentinel requires no maintenance whatsoever, but a Kubrow requires DNA stabilizers and they cost you! And as far as I have seen them, they tend to die more, so you will spend unreasonable amounts of money. Loyalty is also buggy right now I have heard, it will probably get fixed though, so no worries! By the way, Kubrow DNA degrades over time so if you forget to stasis it, it will die? So if something happens to me in real life and I am away my most loyal companion will be dead and I will have to start over instead? Well the sentinels will never leave your side.You can't switch Kubrows on the fly like you can switch sentinels... because Stasis is a cool concept, right?Overall, I hope my points do not come off as a rant but more like constructive criticism and critical thinking as to why I dislike this new content over sentinels and see no reason in using it. By the way I am unsure of the specifics of its mechanics as of how mastery works and stuff, so if anyone can fill me in, I would love to know! Edited July 21, 2014 by SilverBones Edited to remove derogatory term Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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