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What do you think will be the top played classes ?

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  1. 1. What do you think will be the top played classes

    • Blade Master
      58
    • Kung Fu Master
      28
    • Summoner*
      4
    • Force Master
      18
    • Destroyer
      9
    • Assassin
      23
    • Lyn Blademaster
      25

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15 out of 100, so nearly 1/7, quite fine since there are 7 class.

I think the ranking list will need some time (perhaps a month) till we can figure out if there are prefered classes.

I watched the overall ranking list myself the datas are from 11.01. around 19 o'clock GMT+1

LBM: 4x Top 10, 20x Top 100

KFM: 2x Top 10, 36x Top 100

FM : 0x Top 10, 1x Top 100

Des: 0x Top 10, 1x Top 100

BM: 0x Top 10, 6x Top 100

SMN: 1x Top 10, 12x Top 100

ASS: 3x Top 10, 24x Top 100

Until now the list shows actually nothing since there are a lot of PvE heroes who are joining PvP with PvE stats <- nearly free kills in my opinion with good latency

Many players are still searching for a good build/stats and strategies against diffrent classes.

Actually I agree with the players who are already playing the game. LBM will be the most played class. Its easy to learn and easy to master.

I hate there damn "oh shit" button D: no dmg, no cc, healing AND still can do dmg, wtf Oo"

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i predict a big nerfing for LBM. if this class is what NCSoft thinks is easy and powerful enough that the female population can handle, then females everywhere should be insulted.

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i predict a big nerfing for LBM. if this class is what NCSoft thinks is easy and powerful enough that the female population can handle, then females everywhere should be insulted.

I already was the moment they said they made it easier to cater to women. Fuck you, TBL.

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oh lol, the KFM i meet at my first match so i gave up on pvp, now at rank 1 :( that's guy is so sick, KFM 31k HP and 1k7 defend T_T

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LBM have the same advantage as destroyers in combat. they can hit moving targets because of their moving AOEs, they can attack while moving. (and if NSoft fixed the hitboxes in this game then maybe the other 3 melee classes won't always have trouble with moving targets.)

not only that, if they can stun you LBM can combo you bad, something that used to be Blade/Ass/KFM's exclusive best feature.

not only that, LBM can grab you without having to stun or trip you, like what destroyers and KFM need to do.

not only that, their grab cools fast, and their options while they grab you is painful.

so ya, it's got the best features of Destroyers, Blades, and FMs. and the only weakness is their small HP.

Thx for answer, but that is not point what I do not understand..

I understand LBM is OP compared to other normal melee classes. But I do not get what make assassins and FM less OP than him:

FM - also can grap without stun or KD, FM also can hit not only moving taget but have auto aim. And also have burst DPS.

Assassin - it have stealth. Stealth make the assasin untouchable and also guaranteed hit - because target is not able to predict moment and direction of hit. As I saw Assasins also have burst DPS.

Over all atm. I see it like this:

LBM = FM = Assasin >>> Destro = KFM = BM

I have no idea about summoner.

i predict a big nerfing for LBM. if this class is what NCSoft thinks is easy and powerful enough that the female population can handle, then females everywhere should be insulted.

IMO that is not only insult, but also ignorance and generalisation. I know alot of female players what do not play characters like Lyn/Elin etc. And in games like L2 prefer Dark Elf/Elf or in Tera Elf/Castanic etc.

Beside this, characters like this are not played by female players, but most common by retarded male players just for "win button".

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Thx for answer, but that is not point what I do not understand..

I understand LBM is OP compared to other normal melee classes. But I do not get what make assassins and FM less OP than him:

FM - also can grap without stun or KD, FM also can hit not only moving taget but have auto aim. And also have burst DPS.

Assassin - it have stealth. Stealth make the assasin untouchable and also guaranteed hit - because target is not able to predict moment and direction of hit. As I saw Assasins also have burst DPS.

this game is not the same MMO that has been cloned to death over the past decade. you are not forced to take range spam to your face. most classes have ways to deal with range spam. KFM have counter, that leads to strong combos if they can stun. blades, the same, assassin have log sub, which makes distance no factor, it instantly bring them to whoever attacked them, and once they stun, death is near. right there you see 3 melee classes with ways to counter range spam. destroyers are the only ones that are actually threatened by FMs. assassins are not immortal in stealth mode, you really need to read this. if you checked my videos you can see plenty examples where randomly throwing AOEs can smack an assassin right out of stealth.

Over all atm. I see it like this:

LBM = FM = Assasin >>> Destro = KFM = BM

I have no idea about summoner.

there is a consensus with the players here that have played this game. yours are from theories, and with incomplete information.

there is absolutely no reason why assassin is higher than destroyer, or FM equal to assassin.

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Played blade master for a couple of weeks and got up to lvl 43 before I got burnt out. Nothing against the game its just that there is only so much you can do/enjoy when you dont speak korean. I remember arri asking me how I could stand playing destroyer since its so easy, which imo it is, so I tried bm (ok ill admit it was only for the flying swords at first) and loved it. Idk if ill play it right off the bat or not since Im pretty nervous about tanking dungeons especially if ive never been there before and dont know what to expect. Then again maybe it would be best to start my bm right as the game launches that way everyone will be nooby at dungeons and wont get as pissed off at my mistakes.

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yours are from theories, and with incomplete information.

Yep, that why I try to get as much informations and opinions as I can.

But many things here is predictable, based on what happening in games in the past. For example assasin topic and stelath issue is almost as old as MMO genre. The same with range spam and how they are becoming OP especially in large battles etc.

assassins are not immortal in stealth mode, you really need to read this. if you checked my videos you can see plenty examples where randomly throwing AOEs can smack an assassin right out of stealth.

Yes, I saw it. But as long as assasin know what to do, and do not make all the time same things, it is impossible to catch. Random spam AoE around maybe will hit 1 on 10 times. So solution like this is bullshit not solution.

Only really good solution of stealth skill is probably in ArcheAge - stealth simply do not work if assassin is too close to the target. So still can be used in escape or to go around the target. But can not be used for avoid DMG or for direct attack.

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Yep, that why I try to get as much informations and opinions as I can.

But many things here is predictable, based on what happening in games in the past. For example assasin topic and stelath issue is almost as old as MMO genre. The same with range spam and how they are becoming OP especially in large battles etc.

Yes, I saw it. But as long as assasin know what to do, and do not make all the time same things, it is impossible to catch. Random spam AoE around maybe will hit 1 on 10 times. So solution like this is bullshit not solution.

Only really good solution of stealth skill is probably in ArcheAge - stealth simply do not work if assassin is too close to the target. So still can be used in escape or to go around the target. But can not be used for avoid DMG or for direct attack.

You really can't make arguments on theory alone without having actually expirienced the game. Assassins can be seen while in stealth btw. Its a faint silluette but it can be definitly spotted for a good eye. So often have I let other sins come close just so blind them with my own SS as the correct timing (Same will work with other classes.)

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As I said - I try get informations. Thx for it :)

In this cases it creating even more issues:

People with top PC and displays getting advantage - they can see simply more details.

Modding this game is not hard - If that is visible faint silhouette, it must be in game files = it should be possible to mod.

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Yep, that why I try to get as much informations and opinions as I can.

But many things here is predictable, based on what happening in games in the past. For example assasin topic and stelath issue is almost as old as MMO genre. The same with range spam and how they are becoming OP especially in large battles etc.

other games? yes. this game? no. Destroyers, FMs, Ass form a special relationship known as rock paper scissors. and even then it's not as if players cannot break out of this relationship with good player skill (and internet connection).

Yes, I saw it. But as long as assasin know what to do, and do not make all the time same things, it is impossible to catch. Random spam AoE around maybe will hit 1 on 10 times. So solution like this is bullshit not solution.

right, you try fighting a Destroyer as an assassin. you gonna change that ratio to 1/3. it is true assassins are really strong, but they are not the top. KFMs fight assassins evenly, and Des and LBM dominate assassins (Tab key wins). and i am sure summoners can give assassins hell too.

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Blademaster. Why?

The combos in the trailer were portrayed the best in the 2010 Trailer of Classes + game play. IMO. The Assassins weren't exactly sold to me based on that trailer, which I'm aware is outdated before you ready the pitchforks of reasoning. What did sell buy me Assassin class was other footage of PvP, the buffs and combos, and the game play of being selective of targets and planning ahead. You can't just LEEEEEEEERRRRRROY JEEEEEEENKIIIINS with an assassin (technically you could but it is not advised) :confident:

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I'm going to have to say Blade Master because they are the poster class along with Kung-Fu Master for Blade and Soul.

The games name is Blade and Soul.

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ill be playing all classes probably xD bad habbit of mine, i like diversity. but im quessing Blade master/Kungfu master and Destroyer will top the ranks

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Top would've been assassin if it were good defensively.

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I think force master, just because it's a ranged class (and having a really neat-looking weapon) along with LBM

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My thoughts on this is that ForceMaster is going to be the most played class, or Assassin

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I haven't seen as many fanboy/girls for FB as i thought i would see.

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According to my poll Kung Fu masters are going to be dominating the population numbers...no pun intended.

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Agreed! We're going to see a lot of Lyn! What I wonder is if it will be more female centered or not. TERA's Elin were only a female option. Lyn have both genders available. I figure the female will be more popular, just don't know how much more.

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Agreed! We're going to see a lot of Lyn! What I wonder is if it will be more female centered or not. TERA's Elin were only a female option. Lyn have both genders available. I figure the female will be more popular, just don't know how much more.

Really depends on Gender preference. I think that the male to female Lyn ratio will be something like 1:3 since the Lyns are meant to be a cutesy, short, innocent type of race which to any irl male player is the opposite of what they would want to appear as. Unless of course the player is a hipster or wants to play a male force master, which is only available to Lyns.

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*BladeMasters by far -> because most ppl like swords. (LynBM adittion only made it worst)

*Second place for Assasin/KFM -> Ninjas... KungFu what else can i say?, on top of that since they are 5stars classes a lot of players will want to feel pro/hardcore for playing them.

I'll stick to my beloved axes and an awesome lyn with magical-chi superpowers (FM) as an alt.

Not to mention, a lot of female players don't want a character that is 100% pure T&A (Tits and Arse), i know there are always those few females out there, all into themselves and want to make their character super sexy (While in reality, they look like a water buffalo's arse) and they use this to try to scam guys.

Your post is funnily wrong

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*BladeMasters by far -> because most ppl like swords. (LynBM adittion only made it worst)

*Second place for Assasin/KFM -> Ninjas... KungFu what else can i say?, on top of that since they are 5stars classes a lot of players will want to feel pro/hardcore for playing them.

I'll stick to my beloved axes and an awesome lyn with magical-chi superpowers (FM) as an alt.

Your post is funnily wrong

lmfao.

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