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So I read this new column about Wildstar which states that each individual class will have its own class-specific weapon:
What....the....hell. Ok I can understand the difficulties of creating many quality combat animations for each race+class but how in the world can this possibly be seen as a good thing? Don't insult my intelligence by trying to argue that it's good. This is supposed to be a virtual world and limiting each class to 1 weapon type (especially since each character can only be 1 class) is NOT immersive at all. I like alot of things that Wildstar is going to do but this is not one of them. This decision just reeks of shallowness to me. Yes having awesome combat makes me want to play my character more, but making my character look and play like a copy-pasted template compared to 100000 other players makes me NOT want to play him at all.
Where the hell is this kind of backwards thinking coming from? I heard EQnext is also doing something like this but at least 1 character can switch around their classes at will (so they can also switch weapons). FFXIV is doing the same thing too, TERA as well. WHYYYYYYY? In the case of FFXIV although I applaud them for making an overall great game the character uniqueness factor is a huge gripe for me about the game (and why I don't play it). While each individual class has alot of personality, different characters of a given class just look/feel like carbon copies to me.