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Alganon: Dawning: Expansion Class Changes Preview

MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community ManagerQueens, NYPosts: 5,724Administrator Uncommon

Alganon Systems & Data Designer Josef "Minuvo" Shindler shines some light on some of the class balance changes players can expect with the launch of the game's upcoming first expansion "The Dawning," in this latest preview published on the official Alganon website.

Shindler notes that in general the healers and mages are in a pretty good spot, but they admit that the Ranger and Soldier classes aren't too hot at the moment:

RANGER

There's been a lot of flurry about rangers on the forums. We are listening to your concerns and agree some changes need to be made. One of the first things on our list is to alter how abilities affect your ranged damage. The Predation tree is going to see some huge changes but the overall feel is going to be the same. Additionally you're going to see some higher definition done on group synchronization. We want rangers to be much, much stronger in groups.

SOLDIER

The recent soldier changes are the first step in an effort to develop different play styles for each specialization. We didn't like how anger was really weak at low levels. We didn't like how you could almost ignore it at high levels. The normalization is the first step and you'll be seeing future changes that will make anger generation a strategy of choice instead of necessity

Changes for all four classes are outlined in the full preview which you can read here.

Michael "MikeB" Bitton
Community Manager
Twitter: @eMikeB

Comments

  • misterdurpmisterdurp South Park ElementaryPosts: 157Member

     im so sick of devs calling a big update an 'expansion', while its normal for the crappy f2p korean mmos to call it that way Darkfall followed suit and now this game too. yawn

  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Leland, NCPosts: 3,275Member

     How can you have an expansion when you havent even hard launched yet? This game cant get out of the gate to spite itself.

  • johnmatthaisjohnmatthais Florence, SCPosts: 2,663Member
    Originally posted by parrotpholk


     How can you have an expansion when you havent even hard launched yet? This game cant get out of the gate to spite itself.

    This game has been released and retailed for a few months now. -_-'

    That's not to say it's a good game, but nonetheless, it is in fact released, and from my understanding, in a better state than Darkfall was.

  • misterdurpmisterdurp South Park ElementaryPosts: 157Member

    Nah the devs keep insisting they are still in a soft launch (id say that too if my game launched and no1 at all was playing it), im watching the official forums a bit cause im somewhat interested in it, the extremely low pop is the turn off atm.

  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Leland, NCPosts: 3,275Member
    Originally posted by johnmatthais

    Originally posted by parrotpholk


     How can you have an expansion when you havent even hard launched yet? This game cant get out of the gate to spite itself.

    This game has been released and retailed for a few months now. -_-'

    That's not to say it's a good game, but nonetheless, it is in fact released, and from my understanding, in a better state than Darkfall was.

    Actually they have described what they are in as the soft launch and not the real launch. Thats why the so called special pricing.  I understand its been launched but the lingo used by Tork and DA implies they havent launched launched.

  • hidden1hidden1 San Francisco, CAPosts: 1,244Member Uncommon

    Meh, 19 bucks for a soft launch and 30 days free... well I'm bored and already downloading the softlauncher version... btw... not to get off topic but is "soft launch" an slick marketting term for "open beta" launch... like STO?  Meh... anyways I'm bored.. wish me luck.

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,193Member Uncommon

    Have to agree with many of the posters on this thread, how can they call this an expansion when it is just an update.  Anything to get some attention I guess for a game that is just another copy of a copy of a copy.  

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