Poe's high-Tenacity gear upgrades after the level cap increase, coupled with his Unique ability, allowed him to substantially outperform other Tanks. In addition, the high chance to Expose enemies with Resistance Bravado made it reliable for him to secure a huge advantage for his team on the first turn. After these changes, Poe still has far more Tenacity than any other unit, and still has the only currently available Area-of-Effect Expose ability, even if it is less reliable, so we are confident that his unique role as a high-risk, high-reward Tank remains intact.
As an additional note: the changes to his gear requirements were made only on Tiers II and III in order to minimize the disruption to players currently trying to equip and upgrade Poe.
- Expose chance reduced by 15% at all ranks
- Reduced Tenacity on Unique ability from 15-35% to 10-22%
- Reduced Tenacity on gear at early Tiers
First off, I'm really not trying to be combative with this post...
So, as you can see (and have seen), there are a lot of feelings about Poe. You've made it clear that you read the forums, take user feedback to heart, and respond with actionable changes -- which is amazing, and I hope we are not taking it for granted.
But it's because of this -- the fact that we know you read these forums -- that maybe a lot of us are genuinely perplexed about what's going on here. A lot of people were upset about Poe before and a lot of people proposed some very valid solutions. You knew this well. New update notes come out, and we see two things that appear to actually worsen the situation (1) not really a nerf, and (2) "skirt-lifting" in Arena allows non-Poe teams to filter to get picked on. Maybe that was not the intention, but that is how it is being interpreted, and the people that are making those interpretations are not dense.
What's done is done, the update is what it is, but I was thinking what might be helpful and what might truly benefit not only us, but you as well, is a bit more context on the decision making here.
- Are we all dense, and not seeing a very simply solution to the problem? (would LOVE for that to be the case!)
- Are these changes supposed to be the yin to another set of changes's yang, and we're not putting 2 and 2 together?
- Are we missing a broader point here?
Again, not trying to be combative, genuinely curious. At it's core, this boils down to the lack of ability to reconcile the fact that we know (and love!) that you take forum feedback to heart, v. what appears to be (on the surface) a non-response or possibly even worsening of the situation.
I certainly don't expect you to need to answer every whine under the sun, and don't blame you if you don't answer this one, but my sense is this is an extenuating circumstance.