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What are the top 5 classes you want to see in EQN?

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  • AbimorAbimor phoenix, AZPosts: 329Member Uncommon

    I would like to see no levels you just put your xp gain into a class tree and let you pick where your xp goes so you could have some in a bunch of different classes. That being said here are my five

     

    Druid

    Paladin

    Monk

    Sorcerer

    and just for fun

    a Deathknight.

  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,066Member Uncommon
    No classes and no levels.  I want to see a skill based system since as you know it's one of the pillars of Sandbox games and all.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,066Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Entinerint
    Originally posted by jdlamson75
    If it's a sandboxy kind of game we're going for, then a classless system with a skill cap suits my fancy.  There would have to be tons of useful spells/abilities, and I mean really useful, or everyone will have the same stuff.  If done right, it could be pretty damn awesome.

    THIS

    Give us 55 skills all with sub-skills and abilities (everything from combat, magic, stealth/thievery, crafting, gathering, influence, taming, riding) each with a 0-100 scale.  Allow 1100 skill points per character so each character can master 1/5th of the available skills so 5 people can have/do everything.  Make attributes govern skill-caps and allow players to max 1/2 of the attributes.  Then assign titles (roles) to people who max out certain combinations of skills.  

    Then add a plus-minus-lock OVER TIME respeccing system (when you want to learn a new skill but have spent all your SP you set a maxxed skill to minus and the new skill you are learning will pull points from the minused skill as you learn).

    Everything you can do in the game should be skill-based.

    PER

    FEC

    TION

    So basically Asheron's Call.  image

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

    image

  • spankybusspankybus Orlando, FLPosts: 1,154Member Uncommon

    I would like to see classes from other cultures:

     

    Ninja

    Samurai

    Spartan

    Witchdoctor

    etc

     

    sure, some of them have been done, but I am really waiting for someone to get the whole experience...what it means to be a samurai...what does the life of a Spartan warrior entail.

     

    Looking for classes to be more of a total experience and not just a means of determining what weapons I can carry and what skills I havE. I want the first 100 hours to be all about training me...for example, about becoming Ninja...starting from a moron holding the wrong end of the blade...as a small child....ending with testing against my master...as an adult

     

    then the game has me doing what a fully training whatever does....

     

     

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  • VincerKadenVincerKaden Edison, NJPosts: 457Member

    I would like to see... no classes. Just skills. Skills that get better with use. Skills that have experience points unique to them. So if I spend an afternoon fishing and earn XP, I can't use said XP to level up my tracking.

     

    Tracking and fishing... that I level up independently. So I can build my version of a Ranger class. Which is completely different from the next person's version of a Ranger class.

     

    So really... no classes.

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  • tyriutyriu Edmond, OKPosts: 1Member
    Beastlord, rogue, shaman, wizard, necro
  • VorthanionVorthanion Laguna Vista, TXPosts: 2,117Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Vorthanion

    Druid

    Druid

    Druid

    Druid

    Beastlor.....Druid.

    I find that odd given your signature.  I would have expected dps rogue. image

    What can I say, I'm a creature of habit.....hehe.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,523Member Uncommon

    I main a lvl 100 magician in EQ1 - the most powerful class IMO, so that would be my choice.

    Also a monk especially with critical/hastened Mend at lvl 90+, pretty much full self heal every 30sec - very strong, but can't solo lvl 100 names.

     

     

  • SephrosSephros Somewhere, CAPosts: 396Member Uncommon
    Bard, Monk, Druid, Enchanter, and Necro

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  • Riposte.ThisRiposte.This Toronto, ONPosts: 192Member
    Shadowknight, Fury, Defiler, Dirge, Troubador

    Killing dragons is my shit

  • VorthanionVorthanion Laguna Vista, TXPosts: 2,117Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Drakephire

    If one wants to be rid of the class-based system, then avoiding highly tuned content is a must. Highly tuned raids and group encounters require certain roles to be filled, certain skills to be used, thus leading to preferential builds.

     

    In early EQ for example, a dragon boss wasn't that 'tuned'. You had unlimited group sizes. Because of this, you could have crazy, sub-optimal builds playing along side better optimized builds. Granted, EQ has a class system, but it isn't the most rigid I've played. 

    So yeah...as for EQN...I'm hoping for no classes. If  want to be a heavily armored wizard, why not? There is no 'law', other than tired convention, that prohibits it.

     

     

    The problem with an open skills system is that developers still don't want tank-mages or cleric-mages or rogue-mages.  They'll implement something that makes it detrimental to having heavy armor with magic, mixing healing with high damage spells or stealth with high damage long range spells.  So, you are still stuck with a substandard build that no one will want in groups, either forcing you to solo the majority of time or conform to the needs of the group or raid.  At least with a class system, you have all the necessary components for a group while still being distinct from other skill sets and where content can be designed without needing everyone to have heals or crowd control in their builds.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,523Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon

    Well Smed has mention Druids so i'll take that as a chance that EQN will most lightly have a class system.

    Beastlord.. This class was not your ranger/hunter class that late mmo comers would think. More of a Shammy with a pet, closet i can think of is Vanguards Tuurgen Shaman.

    Beastlord is a monk/shaman combo with a much stronger pet than shaman pet. A couple of expansion ago, BST also now have FD, which angered the monk community greatly.

     

  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common

    Ranger

    Beastlord

    Necromancer

    Druid

    ...and steal VG's Disciple

  • EntinerintEntinerint brooklyn, NYPosts: 843Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by azzamasin
    Originally posted by Entinerint
    Originally posted by jdlamson75
    If it's a sandboxy kind of game we're going for, then a classless system with a skill cap suits my fancy.  There would have to be tons of useful spells/abilities, and I mean really useful, or everyone will have the same stuff.  If done right, it could be pretty damn awesome.

    THIS

    Give us 55 skills all with sub-skills and abilities (everything from combat, magic, stealth/thievery, crafting, gathering, influence, taming, riding) each with a 0-100 scale.  Allow 1100 skill points per character so each character can master 1/5th of the available skills so 5 people can have/do everything.  Make attributes govern skill-caps and allow players to max 1/2 of the attributes.  Then assign titles (roles) to people who max out certain combinations of skills.  

    Then add a plus-minus-lock OVER TIME respeccing system (when you want to learn a new skill but have spent all your SP you set a maxxed skill to minus and the new skill you are learning will pull points from the minused skill as you learn).

    Everything you can do in the game should be skill-based.

    PER

    FEC

    TION

    So basically Asheron's Call.  image

    Indeed, a little variation on UO and Meridian 59 really.

    Highly tuned raid content is boring as all hell anyway.  Once you get the pattern, rinse-repeat YAWN.

    Give us the sleeper and enemies like him.  Huge world bosses that take hundreds of people hours to kill and then make us fight over who reaps the truly unique rewards.  Once dead that boss will never return/respawn.

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member

    I really hope that they revert back to EQ1 classes, rather than the diluted EQ2 classes. They made some nice additions to the classes in EQ2, but this would be better addressed by alternate advancement rather than diluted classes (ie: a Bard speccing into ranged combat and spell support would be like a Troubador, one speccing into melee support would be like a Dirge, a Druid specialising in melee would be like a Warden and a Druid specialising in spellcasting would be like a Fury etc).

    The classes I want the most are:

    • Beastlord
    • Enchanter
    • Shadowknight
    • Druid
    • Bard
  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Originally posted by strangiato2112

    ...and steal VG's Disciple

    Oh my god yes!

    My favourite class ever.

  • DauntisDauntis Kansas City, MOPosts: 548Member Uncommon

    Enchanter

    Druid

    Necromancer

    Shadowknight

    Shaman

    I would like to give an opinion on this post, but if I agree I will offend people who disagree. While if I disagree my comment will be seen as inflammatory. Either way I will get banned by this site full of the most delicate flowers in online gaming. Ban people for giving honest opinions... beautiful. Unfortunately I still like the articles.

  • SkuzSkuz WorcesterPosts: 1,034Member Uncommon

    1. Berserker

    (the EQ1 version not EQ2's) I truly fell in love with this class, it had great lore & really good class-quests, plus being "the angry dude with a big-f***-off-axe" was totally iconic, this class alone was responsible for keeping me in the game for four further years & stopped me moving onto WoW when many others did, its play mechanics made discipline useage into an art form for me.

    2. Bard

    First class I played in EQ, I loved it even though I personally wasn't up to the amount of twisting required to make it powerful, always fun to play & easily one of the most flexible classes in any game.

    3. Beastlord

    Refreshing to play a martial-arts fighter (also enjoyed the EQ2 Bruiser) in a genre so focused on flashy-looking swords, the mix of Monk & Shaman with a really good pet was so much fun.

    4. Druid

    Always felt the druid got a bum deal & needed to be more "druidy" its fire spells didn't jive with me but animal & plant based ones were things I really liked & felt it should of had more of them, perhaps with more in the way of shapeshifting.

    5. Bloodmage

    Awesome conceptually & really fun to play, something like this really should be crowbarred into the EQ universe.

     

     

     

  • JigawattsJigawatts Sarasota, FLPosts: 44Member
    I would like to see the EQ Magician renamed to the Conjurer. I think years of D&D burned into me that a Wizard and a Mage are two different names for the exact same thing. I never understood why they didn't do it from the get go, they had the Necromancer and the Enchanter, both of which are D&D Specialist Wizards, but they didn't name the Magician the Conjurer, which it is clearly the most analogous to.
  • WolfhammerWolfhammer KetteringPosts: 694Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MajiinX

    Obviously not naming all of them but what are the 5 classes you really want in EQN. 

    My top picks are:

     

    Paladin

    Shadow Knight

    Berserker

    Warlock

    Druid

     You're making the foolish assumption there will be classes in the game.  if this is going to be truly next gen, then classes will not be.

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  • ForgefeuForgefeu MetzPosts: 103Member

    - Necromancer

    - Shadowknight

    - Monk

    - Ranger

    - Warrior

  • tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member

    Paladin

    Shadow Knight

    Warrior

    Magician

    Enchanter

    Bard

    Janitor

  • StrommStromm BrisbanePosts: 243Member

    Rancor of the Covenant of Blades

    Mindscythe

    Weaver

    Soulking

    Dreamwalker

     

  • Pyromancer

    Aeromancer

    Hydromancer

    Geomancer

    Cleric (D&D style)

  • LavanyaLavanya Las Vegas, NVPosts: 3Member

    My 5 (all taken from EQ1)

     

    Magician

    Bard

    Druid

    Necromancer

    Enchanter

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