Zenek, on Jan 20, 2013 - 6:45 AM, said:
Rly naive... Developers make some classes OP for income.
New claasses in games always are OP because it means players will make them and pay subscriptions. Usually they get naerf 3-4 months after. But for 3-4 months players like lemmings make this class because: it is new and it is OP - damn easy win button.
Range DPS are OP because that is standrad in MMO. Every noob/casual what want easy to win class going to take any kind of range DPS. Developers do not even hide this fact - if any game have dificult lvl of characters, range DPS is always counted as easier possible. But easier class means also most OP in PvP. Easy to play = easy to win.
You missed fact ppl who play this classes also have to learn play it...
I'm not even going to expand on the fact that you are making sweeping generalizations about all mmos ever made, Not all ranged DPS are overpowered just like how not all new classes are equally overpowered. That's flawed logic you have, they are just unbalanced at first because they are putting a new class in the game with entirely new skills. It sounds like you have had some bad experiences but don't bring your bias against ranged classes into this thread please, 90% of people do want to see more ranged classes for variety, appeal, and playstyle. Don't be so ignorant of others.
BrandX, on Jan 20, 2013 - 8:55 AM, said:
Gunslinger! And I fail to see where this has been overdone in MMOs.
City of Heroes
DC Universe Online
Coming Soon to Aion
What other MMO has a gunslinger in the sense of how the majority of players would likely want to see a gunslinger play out?
TOR counts, if you just go with the idea that, yes, they do have dual wielding blasters.
Maybe TSW, but I don't know that one well at all.
I think you got them all, that's a good list. Still, you have to consider the time period, theme, and setting of the game, it is supposed to have a wuxia hero theme and I don't remember any wuxia novel or movie where everyone went around shooting at each other or where the hero used guns. That's one of the problems I have against them being in Blade and Soul but whatever I still think the Gunslinger would be cool. Now that you mention it the Gunslinger class may seem too "Aionish", could TBL get in trouble by NCsoft for making the exact same class?
This post has been edited by Spirits of Vengeance: Jan 20, 2013 - 2:49 PM