I'll tryto make this as short and on the point as possible as I do not intendto write an essay but give my honest experience with the new classand its implementation.
Aside ofthe obvious bugs as of now, where enchantment descriptions simply arenot complete there are a few issues regarding Constructs that shouldbe fixed. For example that some stuff uses the description Automatainstead, I guess some legacy of the design process that wasn'tfleshed out until the release.
Certaindescriptions of Skills leave players wondering, what they actuallyrefer to. For Example Binaric Sacrament from the Construct OffenseTree. Does it refer to reserve used? Reserve free? Voltaic Communionof the of Construct Specialization makes it sound like its the first,though even that utilizes a vastly different wording than the generic-5% Data Flux Cost node as that does not even use the term Reserve inthe first place. Pretty much ANYTHING related to “reserve” isquite unclear as it only comes up with Constructs having a ReserveCost but otherwise our Resource is most often merely addressed asData-Flux.
This trendgoes on an on with Item Enchantments that have the Discord Channelwondering what they are about, if they work and what not.
Makingthis issue worse is the fact that we have a very limited UI for yourConstructs and some stuff doesn't even show up or change the values.This is already an issue for the regular player character UI but withthe Constructs it got even worse.
I love petclasses in ARPGs so this Addon being focused around that new classgot me back into the game. I am not lying, the first steps intoTech-Adept are a bit rough as your Pets are Trash at the start. Thisgets better though once you start unlocking stuff etc.
This iswhere the problems then start again though.
Constructsas of now simply are not viable for endgame. Granted I may not havefound the perfect item with the rare enchant that would makeeverything easier, not even sure if that exists, but getting intoendgame should not be dependant on that in the first place. It shouldbe the reason why you bother with endgame in the first place.
That beingsaid, Constructs simply start to suck. I can't verify my suspicion aswe don't even have proper tool-tips for the construct abilities totell us what they are even doing or what keywords (like armorpiercing) they have, or better don't have.
Butobservations while playing tell me, they don't have much.
Comparedto the Tabletop those Bots are carrying some of the most devastatingweaponry regarding the entire arsenal available to any Class inInquisitor. Granted I don't want them to be op, but I want themviable. Especially in regards to the Melee Fists there seems a bitissue. While stuff like armor breaking or vulnerability can be arguedfor or against on something like the Phosphor weaponry, these Fistsare probably the most lethal thing in the entire game if we comparethem to how they operate in the Tabletop. I get that this is noperfect comparison, but stuff is supposed to operate somewhat like itis supposed to in the fluff. And these fists are designed to threatenSuper-Heavy Vehicles and Walkers like an Imperial Knight. Yet in thegame they utterly lack any armor piercing and its a joke watching aKastelan wail on some trash mob that got heavy armor from a missionmodifer. Its more of a joke when you have to abadon that missionbecause none of your constructs can even deal ANY damage whatsoever.While you dedicate ANY resource of your build in making themstronger.
And thatis another issue. I get that Tech-Adepts have only access to alimited amount of trash weapons that only serve to have summon skillsanyway. But this is also the problem. Its not like our characters canstep into the breach and suddenly carry the entire mission becauseour anti-tank fists dont pierce armor. We can't just suddenly turninto a crusader, ignore our now useless constructs and be the boss.We have shitty weaponry because we are supposed to have good pets. Wedont.