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Class Reveal - The Shaman

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,129

imageClass Reveal - The Shaman

For centuries, rumors have persisted that the mightiest of Shaman can abide in every age at once. Tales speak of a breed of masters who can discern the ancestry of friend or foe, wielding this knowledge to great benefit -- or frightful bane. But even a young Shaman can sense the threads of energy woven through Terminus’ past. A second sight draws them to the totems of those forsaken eons, in pursuit of furthering their rare power.

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  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon Member EpicPosts: 3,473
    Me likes, think I might even like this Shaman more than my favorite Shaman which would be the Vanguard class.




  • ragz45ragz45 Member UncommonPosts: 810
    Sounds exactly like the eq1 shaman, not that that's a bad thing
  • Karnage69Karnage69 Member UncommonPosts: 323
    Shaman was/is my favorite class in EQ and from the looks of it they are trying to go with the same general class idea in Pantheon. Couldn't be happier. Can't wait.
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 10,642
    Video, pictures? List of skills?
  • mhoward48mhoward48 Member UncommonPosts: 99
    Love it!!!! I definatly want a Shaman, and a Dire Lord.
  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,129
    Nanfoodle said:
    Video, pictures? List of skills?
    No video yet and there's a small list of a few skills in the article.


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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 10,642
    edited June 2016

    SBFord said:


    Nanfoodle said:

    Video, pictures? List of skills?


    No video yet and there's a small list of a few skills in the article.



    My point is, for revealing a new class, Pantheon does it with less style than any other company. Bugs me because it's one of the few MMOs I wanna play. EDIT: Thing is this is a crowd funded game. An excel sheet is more exciting than the info they have given us. IMO every bit of info should show off allot more and at the bottom should be a nice link to the fund-me page. At best this is a meh feeling.
    Post edited by Nanfoodle on
  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,514

    Nanfoodle said:



    SBFord said:




    Nanfoodle said:


    Video, pictures? List of skills?




    No video yet and there's a small list of a few skills in the article.






    My point is, for revealing a new class, Pantheon does it with less style than any other company. Bugs me because it's one of the few MMOs I wanna play.

    EDIT: Thing is this is a crowd funded game. An excel sheet is more exciting than the info they have given us. IMO every bit of info should show off allot more and at the bottom should be a nice link to the fund-me page. At best this is a meh feeling.



    I have to agree there. It didn't pack much of a punch. I know the classes are far from finished, so I don't expect to see a full-on gameplay trailer, but in a reveal article you would expect there to be... something substantive.

    The entire article could be summed up in one sentence for what it actually says.

    "We're going to have a Shaman class that can wear chains armor and cast heals and attack slows."
  • LetsinodLetsinod Member UncommonPosts: 385
    This is front page news? We're going to have a shaman? My god...
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,671
    Looking good
  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 9,196
    No video,

    Lame
  • acidbloodacidblood Member RarePosts: 878
    edited June 2016

    Nanfoodle said:



    SBFord said:




    Nanfoodle said:


    Video, pictures? List of skills?




    No video yet and there's a small list of a few skills in the article.






    My point is, for revealing a new class, Pantheon does it with less style than any other company. Bugs me because it's one of the few MMOs I wanna play.

    EDIT: Thing is this is a crowd funded game. An excel sheet is more exciting than the info they have given us. IMO every bit of info should show off allot more and at the bottom should be a nice link to the fund-me page. At best this is a meh feeling.



    Agreed. Pantheon seems interesting, but there continues to a real lack of depth and detail in their announcements (and no, it's like EQ does not count). At this point in development I guess it is sort of understandable, but if they don't have at least a few details sorted out then why even bother announcing it.

    YES! Attack speed slow, just what I have always wanted in an MMO. :/
  • VorthanionVorthanion Member RarePosts: 2,749
    edited June 2016
    I think they are desperate to drum up interest in order to boost their chances for drawing in investors with real money. Personally, I think they should have waited till they had more in depth information for each class before these reveals are released to the public.

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  • baphametbaphamet Member RarePosts: 3,311
    my main in EQ was a shaman and my main in this game will be the same. i just hope the buffing is as intense as it was in EQ.

  • TamanousTamanous Member RarePosts: 3,026
    edited June 2016

    Letsinod said:

    This is front page news? We're going to have a shaman? My god...



    Modern crowd funded games provide nearly real time updates on development and previously unheard of interaction with the developers and access to media clips otherwise not seen until years later in traditional development.

    ... and people still complain.

    Just ... wow.

    If mmorpg updates/news bothers you so much on a mmorpg website, I am sure in mere minutes you will get yet another MOBA or single player RPG news sample to fulfill your needs.

    Now on the actual subject. This game will have classes specializing in a narrow focus. This is a core old school concept. I've stated clearly many times that I respect the shit out the original EQ concept despite being an AC player during those years. With EQNext dead, the mmorpg world NEEDS this game to succeed. I think the developers have chosen their focus and direction well. I can hardly wait to see this game take shape. Each tiny bit of news over the next couple years of development is worth analysis.

    You stay sassy!

  • GrymGrym Member UncommonPosts: 301
    Still don't see anything new here. All the developer is doing is recreating EQ1 in a different engine. While I enjoyed EQ1 for years, eventually I became bored with it. Same ol', same ol'.

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  • xeraxxerax Member UncommonPosts: 74
    melee attack speed slow.......................... interesting to see how it goes down. In EQ1 it was a great ability because it was so significant (upto 70%). But that came with problems because mobs needed to be balanced to account for the effect they would be slowed so much. Beyond a certain level all mobs would counter it to a degree.

    In more modern games slows would tend to be minor things (20%, 10% , 5% even) and as a result were barely worth casting.

  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 3,916
    Nanfoodle said:

    SBFord said:


    Nanfoodle said:

    Video, pictures? List of skills?


    No video yet and there's a small list of a few skills in the article.



    My point is, for revealing a new class, Pantheon does it with less style than any other company. Bugs me because it's one of the few MMOs I wanna play. EDIT: Thing is this is a crowd funded game. An excel sheet is more exciting than the info they have given us. IMO every bit of info should show off allot more and at the bottom should be a nice link to the fund-me page. At best this is a meh feeling.
    It's not just this game. Crowfall does it too. This trend of Article Title + Screenshot, where pretty much everything is summed up in the title is such bare bones non-news.

    This does nothing to build up any interest for me. When you can't be bothered to go into more detail and depth with some actual passion behind your game and the announcement of a new class or archetype, with some skills, more than one screenshot, and a video or heaven forbid more than one video. Colour me unimpressed.

    Don't expect me to get interested when you can't be bothered to do more than a Title + Screenshot and some filler text.

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  • HighMarshalHighMarshal Member UncommonPosts: 414

    DMKano said:



    ragz45 said:


    Sounds exactly like the eq1 shaman, not that that's a bad thing






    Exactly.



    Main debuff being a reduction in melee attack speed - it's what EQ1 shamans excelled at.



    Everything else is also the exact copy of EQ1 shaman.


    Could have just made it really short and said - class reveal - see EQ1 shaman for details ;D

    And yes - EQ1 shaman was great



    Until you got surrounded by SoW junkies!
  • spikers14spikers14 Member UncommonPosts: 531
    Yes, post a video so then everybody can complain about the placeholder alpha animations.
  • OzmodanOzmodan Member EpicPosts: 9,726
    This game continues to sound like a  EQ upgrade.  It might satisfy your nostalgia, but an old school MMO of this type won't hold your interest very long.  Too many much better games.
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