Some players in Beta reported delays when trying to Take Cover. I figured out a simple solution during my level 12 Gunslinger stream and shared it on the Smuggler forum on November 30. Given that forum threads from Beta are now gone, I wanted to make sure to document the solution here.
As you know, you can activate Take Cover and Take Cover in Place by:
- Putting the abilities on your Quickslot bar, or
- Using the keybinds in Preferences -> Keybinding -> Target
When triggering Cover via a Quickslot bar, there is sometimes a delay not related to the GCD before Cover activates. This unresponsiveness is crippling in PVP.
When this was happening for me at levels 10-12, I (incorrectly) assumed it was due to lag from my streaming. By level 12 I was getting frustrated with the lack of reliability for entering Cover, so I removed Cover from my Quickslot bar, set the keybinds, and *boom* Cover activated immediately in PVP.
This makes a monstrous difference. Even a slight delay in activating Cover can put you at a significant disadvantage, especially when an opposing melee is trying to charge/pull/interrupt you.
Many (most) Beta players are not aware of this simple solution, so please spread the word.
EDIT (2012/03/19): the issue with activating Cover from Quickslot bars seems to have been fixed, you don’t have the rely on the Keybinds.
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