Trending Games | Elder Scrolls Online | World of Warcraft | WildStar | Albion Online

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,737,179 Users Online:0
Games:714  Posts:6,176,589
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Deco Online Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Phoenix Edition LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Project Blackout Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Puzzle Pirates Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Hammers End The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Total Domination Transformers Universe Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 

General Discussion  » barely any choice of skills

4 Pages 1 2 3 4 » Search
65 posts found
  bishbosh

Apprentice Member

Joined: 3/21/11
Posts: 401

 
OP  3/31/12 10:29:40 PM#1

everyone who is the same class as you will have exactly the same weapon skills as you. why is there no choice? the only skills you can change are the healing, elite and utility spells but everyone will still have access to these. doesnt seem very RPG like to me.

  User Deleted
3/31/12 10:32:14 PM#2

The skill list is the same for every class in EVERY mmo.  At least in GW2 you can't always predict which ones the other folks will have available at the same time.

  romanator0

Novice Member

Joined: 12/02/10
Posts: 2425

3/31/12 10:37:38 PM#3

http://gw2.luna-atra.fr/skills_tool/

Plenty of skill choice.

  Redemp

Apprentice Member

Joined: 7/30/05
Posts: 1055

If I didn't respond to you, chances are you're a idiot.

3/31/12 10:37:49 PM#4

 * walks into thread about Guild Wars 2 *

* Notices a rant about lack of skill selection / diversity *

* Notices forum account date and History*

* Walks out of thread*

  DJJazzy

Novice Member

Joined: 5/18/11
Posts: 2074

3/31/12 10:41:38 PM#5

Plenty of choice, whatcha talking about?

  grimm6th

Novice Member

Joined: 10/22/10
Posts: 978

3/31/12 10:45:21 PM#6
Originally posted by bishbosh

everyone who is the same class as you will have exactly the same weapon skills as you. why is there no choice? the only skills you can change are the healing, elite and utility spells but everyone will still have access to these. doesnt seem very RPG like to me.

Not that you are going to believe this, but if you factor in skills, traits, runes, and weapons (the added effects from weapons that don't have to do with weapon skills), you will find that the number of options is pretty high...too bad nobody under stands that having limitations on the number of skills you can have on your bar at any given time means MORE diversity, not less.

I used to TL;DR, but then I took a bullet point to the footnote.

  niceguy3978

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/14/06
Posts: 1975

3/31/12 11:02:18 PM#7

You seem to have the same choices as most other mmorpgs, it is just a matter of when you make those choices.  For the traditional mmorpg you make those choices while exploring/in combat.  In guild wars and guild wars 2 you make that decision before heading out and are limited to that decision until you change it to something else.  It is up to each person which they prefer.  This originally was my main sticking point with the game as it was with the original.  I prefer to have to make my decisions as the combat is taking place, not before.  It is part of the "meta" game to me, I just don't happen to care for it.  Everything else about the game seems to be what I would like, but I never did enjoy the first guild wars mainly because of the limitations on the number of skills available at any given time.

  User Deleted
3/31/12 11:09:45 PM#8
Originally posted by Arawulf

The skill list is the same for every class in EVERY mmo.  At least in GW2 you can't always predict which ones the other folks will have available at the same time.

Incorrect sir. Dark Age of Camelot has 3 Seperate factions with Each faction having a unique class, some spells across has same effect but on say Albion for Crowd control, you need a good Sorc And/or Cleric. For Hibernia, the best CC and instant Mezz is from a bard. For Midgard, the Healer class has the awesome instant aoe stun, and with castable clarity which increases melee speed a huge ton for the 10-20 seconds it lasts, but no other classes have anything compare. There are melee weapon speed buffs but on Hib its a permant castable buff from a Druid. On Albion, for that speed boost the Theurgist has the best (which is a caster/pet class)

 

So essientially there are similiars in spells but not one is identical across the few dozen classes available across the 3 factions.

  DiSpLiFF

Novice Member

Joined: 5/19/09
Posts: 611

3/31/12 11:12:37 PM#9

devs are lazy and this way it would be easier to "balance" pvp. just a guess though. 

  waynejr2

Advanced Member

Joined: 4/12/11
Posts: 3707

RIP City of Heroes!

3/31/12 11:17:05 PM#10
Originally posted by Redemp

 * walks into thread about Guild Wars 2 *

* Notices a rant about lack of skill selection / diversity *

* Notices forum account date and History*

* Walks out of thread*

Don't leave, the thread will die.

 

Oh wait....

  Eir_S

Advanced Member

Joined: 8/07/11
Posts: 4670

GW2 socialist.

3/31/12 11:22:57 PM#11

Congratulations, you're wrong?

  steeler989

Novice Member

Joined: 6/10/10
Posts: 668

Don't freak out, it is just a game.

3/31/12 11:24:06 PM#12
Originally posted by Redemp

 * walks into thread about Guild Wars 2 *

* Notices a rant about lack of skill selection / diversity *

* Notices forum account date and History*

* Walks out of thread*

 


  Vorruga

Novice Member

Joined: 1/28/10
Posts: 30

3/31/12 11:26:46 PM#13

So?

  bazak

Novice Member

Joined: 11/05/07
Posts: 290

3/31/12 11:45:56 PM#14
Originally posted by DShepley60
Originally posted by Arawulf

The skill list is the same for every class in EVERY mmo.  At least in GW2 you can't always predict which ones the other folks will have available at the same time.

Incorrect sir. Dark Age of Camelot has 3 Seperate factions with Each faction having a unique class, some spells across has same effect but on say Albion for Crowd control, you need a good Sorc And/or Cleric. For Hibernia, the best CC and instant Mezz is from a bard. For Midgard, the Healer class has the awesome instant aoe stun, and with castable clarity which increases melee speed a huge ton for the 10-20 seconds it lasts, but no other classes have anything compare. There are melee weapon speed buffs but on Hib its a permant castable buff from a Druid. On Albion, for that speed boost the Theurgist has the best (which is a caster/pet class)

 

So essientially there are similiars in spells but not one is identical across the few dozen classes available across the 3 factions.

yes but thats not what hes talking about, he said that every person of the SAME CLASS has the SAME SKILLS (emphasis not yelling). basicly all theurgists have access to the same spells/skills etc. doesnt matter if each faction doesnt have the same classes you can still predict what skills they will have based on level and class.

  Magnetia

Hard Core Member

Joined: 11/07/11
Posts: 963

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

3/31/12 11:51:48 PM#15

Have you ever played a collectable card game? All players have a pretty standard strategies which are expanded with different cards.

If you can only pick 3 (one elite, one heal excluded) cards, changing 1 card means changing 33% of your build. This is a major major change in the way you will play.

You weapons really contain your 'basic attacks' while your other bar is for making yourself somewhat unique.

Play for fun. Play to win. Play for perfection. Play with friends. Play in another world. Why do you play?

  Vhaln

Novice Member

Joined: 7/07/05
Posts: 3167

4/01/12 12:07:28 AM#16
Originally posted by bazak
Originally posted by DShepley60
Originally posted by Arawulf

The skill list is the same for every class in EVERY mmo.  At least in GW2 you can't always predict which ones the other folks will have available at the same time.

Incorrect sir. Dark Age of Camelot has 3 Seperate factions with Each faction having a unique class, some spells across has same effect but on say Albion for Crowd control, you need a good Sorc And/or Cleric. For Hibernia, the best CC and instant Mezz is from a bard. For Midgard, the Healer class has the awesome instant aoe stun, and with castable clarity which increases melee speed a huge ton for the 10-20 seconds it lasts, but no other classes have anything compare. There are melee weapon speed buffs but on Hib its a permant castable buff from a Druid. On Albion, for that speed boost the Theurgist has the best (which is a caster/pet class)

 

So essientially there are similiars in spells but not one is identical across the few dozen classes available across the 3 factions.

yes but thats not what hes talking about, he said that every person of the SAME CLASS has the SAME SKILLS (emphasis not yelling). basicly all theurgists have access to the same spells/skills etc. doesnt matter if each faction doesnt have the same classes you can still predict what skills they will have based on level and class.

 

The way DAOC specs worked, two characters of the same class could be almost entirely different.  A mend spec healer had a totally different skillset than an augment spec, or a pacification spec.  Or any number of different ways to combine the three.  and which spec you went for would dramatically change the whole way the character played.  Was a balance nightmare, but it was well worth it for how much it brought to the game, IMHO.

When I want a single-player story, I'll play a single-player game. When I play an MMO, I want a massively multiplayer world.

  Lord.Bachus

Elite Member

Joined: 5/14/07
Posts: 8525

I believe in life before death... So dont forget to enjoy it while you still can.

4/01/12 12:19:35 AM#17

An elementalist playing daggers or playing staff swaps 20 skills out at the same time and turns intoo a whole different class..

 

An elementalist has a totall of 97 skills (so far) of which he can only select 29 at the same time.. 20 bound to the weapons..4 class skills... and 5 selectable skills.

 

In some of the best games available GW, EQ you only had 8 skills in total and that was it... now you have many more skills, based on 7 choices.. LH, RH, healing, 3xUtil,elite.  Add to that your MAster traits and there is more then enough to choose from.

Tough somewhere in the future i hope they'll raise the skillbar to 12... giving you 2 more skills to choose from. Where the new skills six could be a special skill tight to your weapon, to add a bit of diversity to the weapons and another utillity skill. THis could be done with an expansion pack. 

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations)
Currently playing : The Elder Scrolls Online and Wildstar

  Axlxx

Novice Member

Joined: 3/15/12
Posts: 1

4/01/12 12:21:09 AM#18

Guild Wars 2 has several racial skills for each race. XD

Charrzooka!!! -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTycWIsLsRg

Charr Guardian with Charrzooka ftw.

  CoolWaters

Novice Member

Joined: 7/08/05
Posts: 92

4/01/12 12:21:52 AM#19
Originally posted by Vhaln
Originally posted by bazak
Originally posted by DShepley60
Originally posted by Arawulf

The skill list is the same for every class in EVERY mmo.  At least in GW2 you can't always predict which ones the other folks will have available at the same time.

Incorrect sir. Dark Age of Camelot has 3 Seperate factions with Each faction having a unique class, some spells across has same effect but on say Albion for Crowd control, you need a good Sorc And/or Cleric. For Hibernia, the best CC and instant Mezz is from a bard. For Midgard, the Healer class has the awesome instant aoe stun, and with castable clarity which increases melee speed a huge ton for the 10-20 seconds it lasts, but no other classes have anything compare. There are melee weapon speed buffs but on Hib its a permant castable buff from a Druid. On Albion, for that speed boost the Theurgist has the best (which is a caster/pet class)

 

So essientially there are similiars in spells but not one is identical across the few dozen classes available across the 3 factions.

yes but thats not what hes talking about, he said that every person of the SAME CLASS has the SAME SKILLS (emphasis not yelling). basicly all theurgists have access to the same spells/skills etc. doesnt matter if each faction doesnt have the same classes you can still predict what skills they will have based on level and class.

 

The way DAOC specs worked, two characters of the same class could be almost entirely different.  A mend spec healer had a totally different skillset than an augment spec, or a pacification spec.  Or any number of different ways to combine the three.  and which spec you went for would dramatically change the whole way the character played.  Was a balance nightmare, but it was well worth it for how much it brought to the game, IMHO.

Are you really not understanding what the guy is saying?

 

So what if 2 of XYZ class COULD have different skills/spec? His point is that in DAOC, as well as just about every other MMO, characters of the same class HAVE ACCESS TO all of the same skills, traits, spec, etc.

  Toxia

Advanced Member

Joined: 7/25/09
Posts: 1289

4/01/12 12:24:54 AM#20
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

An elementalist playing daggers or playing staff swaps 20 skills out at the same time and turns intoo a whole different class..

 

An elementalist has a totall of 97 skills (so far) of which he can only select 29 at the same time.. 20 bound to the weapons..4 class skills... and 5 selectable skills.

 

In some of the best games available GW, EQ you only had 8 skills in total and that was it... now you have many more skills, based on 7 choices.. LH, RH, healing, 3xUtil,elite.  Add to that your MAster traits and there is more then enough to choose from.

Tough somewhere in the future i hope they'll raise the skillbar to 12... giving you 2 more skills to choose from. Where the new skills six could be a special skill tight to your weapon, to add a bit of diversity to the weapons and another utillity skill. THis could be done with an expansion pack. 

/thread

The Deep Web is sca-ry.

4 Pages 1 2 3 4 » Search